Since it was announced in 2015 that a "Star Wars"- themed land would be entering the world of Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort, there has a been a lot of excitement and hype from fans. And it isn't hard to see why. The "Star Wars" universe has been one of the most successful movie franchises, earning a combined box-office revenue of more than $7.5 billion.

It will still be a couple years before we can visit, but there have been bits and pieces released of what Galaxy's Edge will offer guests, especially with the D23 Expo that recently took place. Of course, developers don't want to give away everything about Galaxy's Edge, but they have provided "Star Wars" lovers with a small glimpse into what this immersive land will be like.

The Attractions

Again, we don't know everything about these rides, but some hints have been dropped about what we can expect. The first ride puts guests right on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay. According to Disney, it is built on a scale they have never done before. The second ride will take place on the Millennium Falcon, giving guests the opportunity to fly it. The goal will be for guests to complete a mission while on the ship. They will get to pilot the ship, prepare for hyperspace and even shoot blasters. Think of it as a "Choose Your Own Adventure" ride: how well you perform on the mission actually matters and the better you do, the more galactic points you can earn. Do poorly, and you may end up on a bounty hunter's list.

The Atmosphere

One of the most impressive aspects about Galaxy's Edge is that it will be a fully-immersive experience: guests will forget they are just in Disneyland or Hollywood Studios. This 14-acre expansion promises to make guests feel like they are really in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

To add to the experience, there will be familiar characters that guests can interact with. Prepare to meet Chewbacca, BB-8 and members of the First Order. And remember Rex, the captain from the Star Tours ride? He will be making his debut in Galaxy's Edge as a DJ in the cantina where guests can dine.

The Anticipation

Luckily for "Star Wars" lovers, the opening date is right on the horizon. Both Galaxy's Edge locations are set to be completed in 2019, with the Disneyland location opening first. Although 2019 may seem like an eternity away, when you think about the magnitude of Galaxy's Edge, it's really not that far away: these will be the largest expansions in Disney history and creating a new "Star Wars" planet is not an easy task.

To quote the words of Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek, "To say we are excited for the 'Star Wars' - themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement." So are we, Bob.

So are we.

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