5:36pm PT by Patrick Shanley
Disney Reveals Drone Footage of Star Wars Land Construction
The Star Wars galaxy is about to get a lot bigger.
Disney released drone footage Thursday showing off the current construction of its upcoming Star Wars Land attraction.
In the video, towering scaffolds the height of a crane are shown rising from a sweeping, immense 14-acre area in Anaheim's Disneyland Park that will soon be transformed into the planet of Batuu, a depot at the edge of the galaxy that is home to adventurers and smugglers throughout the universe.
Officially called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the new land was originally announced in 2015, with construction beginning in April 2016. The new attraction is scheduled to open in 2019 at both Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
Disney had previously released concept art for the new land in 2016 and unveiled models of the planned attraction at last year's D23 conference. The two lands will give guests a chance to take the controls of the Millennium Falcon on a secret mission and experience a "climactic battle" between the First Order and the Resistance.