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Disneyland's 'Star Wars' expansion set for summer 2019

Posted: 5:57 PM, May 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-22 20:57:18-04
Disneyland's 'Star Wars' land hits summer 2019
Disneyland's 'Star Wars' land hits summer 2019

(KGTV) - Well before Star Wars fans crowd theaters for Episode IX in December, Disneyland will welcome fans to the park's themed expansion.

Disney Parks announced Tuesday Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will open to galactic visitors in summer 2019 and at Disney World in late fall 2019.

Disney's expansion will host the planet Batuu, its residents of both Resistance and First Order allegiance, droids, aliens, and of course, park guests.

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The land will also take fans on a journey into immersive experiences, including walking on board the Millennium Falcon and dropping into a battle between the Resistance and First Order.

The Anaheim park's hotly anticipated opening follows a reimagining of a portion of California Adventure, called Pixar Pier which opens this summer.

For now, Disney hopes to tide over fans with drone footage of the Star Wars area's construction: