Disney’s ‘Star Wars’-Themed Lands: Get Peek at Life-Sized AT-ATs (Video)

A new ride from the dark side will be featured in Star Wars Land

Construction on Star Wars Land is currently underway at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland in Anaheim, California. In the latest update, new photographs show structures that frame two life-size Galactic Empire Imperial AT-AT Walkers.

Disney has released a new video highlighting the AT-ATs as part of a new ride in Star Wars Land. The video above makes it seem like the AT-AT’s are in an Imperial hanger and not in action on a snow planet.

“We’re also creating two incredible new signature attractions: one that lets guests take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance,” said the company in a statement on its official theme park blog.

Disney CEO Bob Iger, on a call with investors last month, revealed the Star Wars Land attraction will open in 2019, the same year as “Star Wars: Episode IX.”

Last year, Disney released concept art for the area, a 14-acre attraction, which will be the largest-ever single-themed expansion at Disneyland, according to the company. Full-sized ships, including the Millennium Falcon, were featured in the art.

Disney broke ground for each park’s Star Wars Land last April.

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