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Here's a sneak peek at Disney's billion-dollar Star Wars land

Disney on Thursday graced the world with a first glimpse of its coming Star Wars lands. Two years after announcing plans for Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, Disney unveiled a 3D model of the lands, which are each slated to cover 14 acres and will reportedly cost an estimated $1 billion to build.

The lands feature "a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port, and one of the last stops before Wild Space," Disney said in a blog post. The two main attractions will be a ride that lets guests captain the Millennium Falcon on a "customized secret mission" and an "epic Star Wars adventure" that places guests in the midst of a "climactic battle" between the First Order and the Resistance.

"As you move through the areas, you might be recruited to join one side or the other. Are you a spy? Are you part of the Resistance or willing to join the First Order? It's up to you. And your role inside of that will be defined by how you choose," Scott Mallwitz, ‎executive creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering, told The Orange County Register.

The Star Wars lands are set to open in 2019.