Disney unveils model of 'Star Wars'-themed parks

By Sam Howard

July 14 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Company has released a model showing how its new Star Wars-themed amusement parks will look upon completion.

Disney is building the parks at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World Resorts in Florida, the company wrote in a blog post Thursday. Disney will display a model of the parks at its D23 Expo this weekend and posted images of the rendering online.


The main attractions at the parks will include a "secret mission," where visitors can control the famed Millennium Falcon and another sequence, where guests take part in a battle between the First Order and the Resistance -- the two entities at odds in the latest trilogy of Star Wars films.

The model Disney unveiled shows a small, detailed city set in a rural environment.

"Both Star Wars-inspired lands will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before Wild Space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life," a Disney spokesperson wrote on the company blog.

Disney has said the parks will likely open in 2019. The next Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, comes to theaters on Dec. 15.


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