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The new “Star Wars” expansions at Disneyland in Anaheim and Walt Disney Planet in Orlando, Fla., will put site visitors in the center of a struggle in between the resistance and the Initial Order.

For the duration of Wednesday’s shareholders conference, Disney Chairman and Main Executive Bob Iger called the 14-acre expansions at each park a “jaw-dropping” expertise for site visitors.

Disney has unveiled artist renderings of the new sights, exhibiting a wooded land, dotted with towering spires and domed structures, on the shores of a river or lake.

Even though the photographs may possibly resemble scenes from the very last year’s Star Wars motion picture, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Tale,” Disney officers claimed the expansions won’t depict scenes from “Rogue One.” They would not offer far more details.

Iger said the expansion will put site visitors “in an epic struggle in between the Initial Order and the resistance” and will let guests to pilot the Millennium Falcon, the spaceship flown by Han Solo (and other individuals) in the videos.

Development of the new $1-billion expansion at Disneyland started in April and is predicted to be done by the conclusion of 2019. It will function two sights, but officers have only described the Millennium Falcon experience. Iger advised shareholders that he has expert a digital truth edition of the experience at Disney’s Imagineering headquarters in Glendale.

[ For the file, 11:02 a.m.: An before edition of this article claimed the new “Star Wars” expansions would be dependent on “Rogue One: A Star Wars Tale.” In reality, they will not be dependent on that movie.]