An aerial image shows the progress made on Walt Disney World's "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge." (Photo via Twitter @bioreconstruct)
BAY LAKE, Fla. - Aerial images taken by a drone photographer and posted to Twitter show a nearly finished “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” at Walt Disney World.
The images were shared on Sunday by a user called bioreconstruct. The aerials show a partially completed land, along with a peak at the life-sized Millennium Falcon.
The 14-acre park, which is set to open on Aug. 29, is connected to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In 2015, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the “Star Wars”-themed land would open up at Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California.
“Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” will feature two immersive rides – “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run” and “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” – as well as places to eat, drink and buy custom-made lightsabers.
Bioreconstruct also shared a time-lapse video showing the construction of the Millennium Falcon. Once visitors enter the park, they can get on the simulation ride and learn to fly the popular spacecraft during a smuggling run.
The second ride, Rise of the Resistance, will open up later in the year and give visitors a chance to be involved in an intergalactic fight between the First Order and the Resistance.
Galaxy’s Edge will also feature spots to grab some unique “Star Wars”-themed treats at Oga’s Cantina, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, Ronto Roasters and Kat Saka’s Kettle. You can even grab some green or blue milk from the Milk Stand.
Any visit to Galaxy’s Edge wouldn’t be complete without getting a handmade lightsaber from Savi’s Workshop. Other stores include Black Spire Outfitters, Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, Bina’s Creature Stall and the Toydarian Toyshop.
Visitors can even pick which side of the fight they’re on by heading to the First Order’s Cargo or the Resistance Supply.
Disney Parks states capacity for Galaxy’s Edge will be limited and access may be restricted on certain days depending on guest demand.
“Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” at Disneyland will open on May 31, and visitors will need to make reservations to enter.
This story was reported from Los Angeles.