Disney offers first look at 'epic' Star Wars-themed park

Sealed with a kiss... Oprah Winfrey attended The Ultimate Disney Fan Event in Anaheim on Friday where she puckered up to Mickey Mouse

Sealed with a kiss... Oprah Winfrey attended The Ultimate Disney Fan Event in Anaheim on Friday where she puckered up to Mickey Mouse

The 14-acre (5.6 hectare) zones will represent each park's largest ever single-themed land expansion.

It has previously been revealed that visitors to Star Wars land will be able to take the controls of the Millennium Falcon to lead a secret mission set close to the new trilogy timeline, which started with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Chapek will dish out more details about the new Star Wars land during the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Hall D23 Presentation on Saturday. The model will remain on display at the pavilion throughout the weekend. It's the same year that Star Wars Episode IX will be opening at cinemas to finish off the new trilogy, so it's going to be a big year for fans of the sci-fi space opera.

The model shows building designs that would look right at home in a Star Wars movie, surrounded in lush plant life.

"To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement", said Chapek.

The last titbits of information on the new attraction were revealed at Star Wars Celebration in April, where it was said "its scale is unprecedented".

"It's also a convenient safe-haven for others intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order". These include Star Tours - The Adventures Continue and interactive entertainment like Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. The artwork didn't totally encapsulate everything fans could see our experience in those areas of the park, but thanks to a recent unveiling of a model of the planned park at the D23 Expo, fans have gotten their best look yet. And all of this before D23 has even officially begun!

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