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Disney has released a sneak peek of its new Star Wars Lands

Last April, Disney began construction on its Star Wars Lands, and although there’s no date for it to open as of yet, the Disney Parks Blog this week released a sneak peek of what it can be expected to look like.

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The new image has been unveiled on the fence along Big Thunder Trail in Frontierland – one of the entry points to this never-before-seen planet in the Star Wars galaxy – and it reveals more about what fans can expect when they arrive at Disneyland in California and Disney World in Orlando once it’s finished. It’s the largest ever single-themed land expansion at Disneyland, and is possible because the Mouse House purchased the franchise rights from creator George Lucas in 2012 for $4 billion. This new world will cover 14 acres, and this latest image shows the Millennium Falcon nestled in a cargo bay along with markets, homes and a beautiful lakeside vista.

There are already Star Wars experiences at the two parks, in Florida’s Disney Hollywood Studios Park and Disneyland in Anaheim, but this will take fans’ excitement to the next level when it finally opens. Here’s hoping it won’t take light years to get there…