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​"Star Wars"-themed land planned at Disney parks

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Disney CEO Bob Iger says "Star Wars" is getting its own themed land at Disney parks.

Iger announced at Disney's D23 Fan Expo on Saturday that the 14-acre attraction will be built at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

It represents the largest parks expansion ever.

Iger says the "Star Wars" land will be "every bit as thrilling as the films" and will include attractions and entertainment in an area populated by aliens and droids.

There will also be a Cantina and the chance to take control of the Millennium Falcon.


"Through each new attraction and new land we create, we push the boundaries of what is possible," Iger said. "And as you can imagine, with 'Star Wars,' we are taking that to a whole new level, with a whole galaxy to explore."

Disney parks have previously only had the Star Tours ride as their "Star Wars" themed attraction. More comprehensive park integration has been expected since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012.

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