Construction at both parks began in 2016 and the lands are expected to open in 2019.
Disney and Lucasfilm have already made a decision to revisit one beloved character from the Star Wars saga for its series of Anthology movies, with the young Han Solo film now in production ahead of its release next year.
Set to kick off on Saturday, July 15 at 1:00pm Pacific Time, The Walt Disney Company's Video Game Showcase live stream from the D23 Expo can be seen in the player below! The first detailed model of these projects is being displayed at the 2017 D23 Expo this weekend, run by D23, the official Disney Fan Club, in Anaheim, Calif.
It was announced back in February that Disney would be adding a brand new location to their Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. Revealing two anchoring attractions, that are sure to satisfy the die-hard Jedi lovers. Scott Mallwitz, executive creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering, explains "as you move through the areas, you might be recruited to join one side or the other".
Inside the 50-foot model, Star Wars fans will recognize the Millennium Falcon, which is the launching pad for one of the land's E-Ticket attractions where guests will be at the controls of the series' famed ship.
"To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement", Chapek said. "You can engage and make choices and have those choices matter and kind of live out a true Star Wars adventure of your own making". The first lets you captain the Millennium Falcon on a secret mission (I feel a disturbance in the Force, as if millions of fanboys suddenly cried out in glee) and the second places you in the middle of a "climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance".