Lifestyle Travel Aerial Photos Show 'Disney World'' s Star Wars Land Nearly Finished Ahead of Opening Day The land is filled with various still-under-construction creations that hint at what visitors can expect from Batuu By Rachel DeSantis Rachel DeSantis Instagram Twitter Rachel DeSantis is a writer/reporter covering music at PEOPLE. She has held various roles since joining the brand in 2019, and was previously a member of the human interest team. As a music writer, Rachel interviews everyone from rock-and-roll legends to up-and-coming stars for magazine feature stories and digital news stories. Rachel is based in New York City, and previously worked as an entertainment reporter at the New York Daily News after getting her start as an Entertainment Weekly intern. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 24, 2019 04:24 PM Share Tweet Pin Email The chance to visit Disney’s new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park isn’t so far, far away anymore. The highly-anticipated land, which will open at both Disneyland (in May) and Walt Disney World (in August), is nearing completion. New aerial photos of the Orlando park show the 14-acre spread nearing completion and offer a sneak peek at the attractions visitors have to look forward to. The shots show a sprawling area filled with various still-under-construction creations – including the iconic Millennium Falcon. Disney Announces Opening Dates for New Star Wars Land at Disneyland and Disney World The larger-than-life spacecraft is a replica of the one featured in the famous film franchise, and sits nestled within a mountain-like structure at center, right in the picture above. Bioreconstruct/Twitter Bioreconstruct/Twitter Bioreconstruct/Twitter Disney teased the new ride that involves the iconic ship, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, in November, revealing that visitors will get to sit behind its controls in one of three unique flight crew roles. They previously said that visitors to the land will be making a trip to Batuu, an Earth-like destination on the galaxy’s edge that’s filled with giant stone formations that look like petrified tree stumps up to 135 feet tall. Bioreconstruct/Twitter According to Disney’s lore, the planet was once on a major trade route, but the use of lightspeed travel has rendered it largely irrelevant, and it has fallen into the hands of smugglers and other sketchy figures. Disney Galaxy’s Edge was first announced in 2015, and will open at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on May 31 and at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, on August 29. It’ll be the largest single-themed land expansion ever at a Disney park, coming in at a whopping 14 acres. In addition to the Millennium Falcon ride, the land will also have a second attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which brings guests through a virtual battle between the Resistance and the First Order, including an epic face-off with Kylo Ren. Galaxy’s Edge will be opened in phases, meaning visitors will have to wait until later in the year to experience Rise of the Resistance. Walt Disney World’s Creative Entertainment Show Director J. Michael Roddy previously teased “amazing shows” like the Path of the Jedi, which takes viewers through the entire saga, complete with footage from the films and a few special appearances by some familiar faces (hello BB-8!). There’ll be plenty out-of-this-world eats, too, that are sure to satisfy foodies. Oga’s Cantina rendering. Disney Parks Guests will encounter aliens, droids and other familiar faces while searching for food and other goodies at the Black Spire Outpost, while Oga’s Cantina will be the destination for exotic beverages with tunes spun by DJ R-3X, a former pilot droid. Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo will also be the “designated location for traveling food shuttles.” Coca-Cola recently announced they’ll be creating custom bottles of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Dasani for the park, which will bear the company’s logo replicated in Aurebesh, the written language featured in the franchise. Coca-Cola Those planning to visit Disneyland between May 31 and June 23 will have to make reservations — free, but subject to availability — to access the land, though guests staying at any of the park’s three hotels will receive one reservation per guest with their booking.