Disneyland to Start Construction of ‘Star Wars’ Land in April

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Disney Parks released this image of the "Star Wars"-themed land coming to the company's parks in Orlando, Fla., and Anaheim. (Credit: Disney Parks)

Disney Parks released this image of the “Star Wars”-themed land coming to the company’s parks in Orlando, Fla., and Anaheim. (Credit: Disney Parks)

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Construction will begin next month on “Star Wars” land, the biggest expansion of Disneyland in decades, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger announced at the company’s annual shareholders meeting, saying the attraction “will be great.”

At the meeting in Chicago, Iger said groundbreaking for the 14-acre “Star Wars”-themed land will take place in April, adding that the area will feature two attractions, including a ride that lets visitors pilot the Millennium Falcon, the spaceship flown by Han Solo in the movies.

An identical “Star Wars” land is also set to be built in Disney’s Hollywood Studios park in Orlando, Fla. Iger gave no completion date for either expansion.

Disneyland closed several attractions in Frontierland on Jan. 10 to make way for the “Star Wars” expansion.

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