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Disney unveils thrilling drone footage of Star Wars Land construction site: Watch

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Dec 18, 2018, 1:00 AM EST (Updated)

Star Wars Land is getting closer to completion at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World parks, and it can't come any sooner. The official name for the attraction — set to open in 2019 — is titled Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and judging by a new video released by the Mouse House, it’s all coming together rather nicely.

Disney has unveiled drone footage of the construction and, yes, it still looks like a building site, but it sure shows just how epic this is going to be. The eye-watering expansion at Disneyland alone is said to cover 14 acres and will supposedly be the most high-profile single-themed expansion of the Happiest Place on Earth ever.

Chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger shared the sneak peek on Thursday during the 2018 annual shareholders' meeting, and it shows just how much detail is going into bringing it to life. Chris Beatty, executive creative director of Walt Disney Imagineering, previously described the project as “the most ambitious project I’ve ever seen in the history of Walt Disney Imagineering,” and looking at this new clip, you can certainly believe him.  

The location of the attraction in the Star Wars universe has been described as a mysterious destination somewhere on the Outer Rim, lying on the edge of the Unknown Regions. It's a remote village that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but the prominence of the outpost has been bypassed with the rise of hyperspace travel. We certainly can’t wait to make the jump to lightspeed there.

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