D23 guests got the first glimpse of what the coming Star Wars lands might really look like with a model on display at the fan expo.
Star Wars lands at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World are currently under construction and the metal framework for AT-ATs has been visible, towering over construction walls that mask a lot of other work being done.
The Orlando land will be located at Hollywood Studios (which is, generally speaking, heavily under construction at the moment). It is expected to open in 2019.
The Star Wars-inspired lands, which appear to be as immersive and detailed as the highly-successful Pandora -- The World of Avatar land in Animal Kingdom, will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet. Visitors of that planet will find a remote trading port and "one of the last stops before Wild Space," according to Disney.
The model will be on display all weekend at the D23 Expo, the biennial event of the official Disney fan club. The event is taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center, located across from Disneyland.
Other highlights of the Star Wars lands include two new signature attractions: a secret mission on the Millennium Falcon and an "epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance," according to Disney.
The weekend is setting up to be full of announcements from Disney leaders. While Disney hasn't teased what they may or may not confirm, many fans are hoping for news on the rumored Tron ride coming to Magic Kingdom.
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