Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge offers new world at Disneyland

Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_05638 The heads of creatures from various "Star Wars" films are mounted on the wall of the Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities store during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_62652 Disneyland employee Julia Millard wears a Kowakian monkey-lizard toy during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_32218 "Star Wars"-themed apparel is displayed inside the Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities store during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_99776 An A-wing interceptor starfighter is displayed during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_33709 A GNK power droid footprint is pictured on a walking path during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_05079 Blue Milk and Green Milk drinks, as seen in "Star Wars" films, are pictured in the Black Spire Outpost during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
APTOPIX_Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_79235 From left, "Star Wars" film franchise creator George Lucas, cast members Billy Dee Williams and Mark Hamill, Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger and cast member Harrison Ford stand in front of the Millennium Falcon starship during a dedication ceremony for the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_19332 Flavored popcorn from Kat Saka's Kettle is pictured as John D. State, culinary director of Disneyland Resort, discusses Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge food options during the media preview for the new land at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
APTOPIX_Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_45323 The Millennium Falcon starship is pictured onstage during a dedication ceremony for the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. From left, "Star Wars" film franchise creator George Lucas, cast members Billy Dee Williams and Mark Hamill, Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger and cast member Harrison Ford stand onstage. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_38473 John D. State, culinary director for Disneyland Resort, discusses the new food options at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge during the media preview for the new land at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_92718 Fireworks go off during a dedication ceremony in front of the Millennium Falcon during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_30865 Characters stroll through the marketplace at the Black Spire Outpost during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_31052 From left, "Star Wars" franchise creator George Lucas, cast members Billy Dee Williams and Mark Hamill, Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger and cast member Harrison Ford applaud onstage at a dedication ceremony in front of the Millennium Falcon during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_44279 A character looks out to the marketplace in the Black Spire Outpost during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_88598 "Star Wars" cast member Harrison Ford, right, addresses the crowd as Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, center, and fellow cast member Mark Hamill look on during a dedication ceremony in front of the Millennium Falcon starship for the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_87175 Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, discusses Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge during the media preview for the new land at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_51215 The "Chewbacca" character from the "Star Wars" film franchise sits in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon starship during a dedication ceremony for the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_82615 Stormtroopers watch over the Tie Echelon Stage during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_24653 "Star Wars" film franchise cast member Mark Hamill, center, addresses the crowd as fellow cast member Billy Dee Williams, left, and Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger look on during a dedication ceremony for the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_89745 A visitor exits the Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities store during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_25022 "Star Wars" film franchise cast member Billy Dee Williams, left, addresses the crowd as Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger looks on during a dedication ceremony for the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_75644 The Millennium Falcon starship is pictured during a dedication ceremony for the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_15728 Stormtroopers patrol the Tie Echelon Stage during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_27704 An animatronic Dok-Ondor character watches over the Dok-Ondor's Den of Antiquities store during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_58798 The Millennium Falcon starship structure is pictured during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_80484 A visitor peers down the marketplace of the Black Spire Outpost during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_72941 Disneyland employee Drew Mortazai displays a Kowakian monkey-lizard toy during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Star_Wars__Galaxy's_Edge_Media_Preview_41302 A replica of the Millennium Falcon is pictured during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is on the same land as Disneyland, but stepping into the new attraction transports visitors to an entirely different world.

The theme park offered media a glimpse into Galaxy’s Edge on Wednesday. The exclusive tour included a Star Wars-themed food tasting, a stroll through the Black Spire Outpost marketplace and four-minute ride on the Millennium Falcon.

A firsthand look took place a couple days before Galaxy’s Edge opens at the California theme park on Friday. That’s when guests with a pre-reservation can experience the largest single-themed land created in a Disney park.

Disney officials said it took more the five years to develop and finish the attraction.

“I’m very excited about being this close to inviting guests and our biggest fans to join us at the edge of the galaxy,” said Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive and studio leader at Walt Disney Imagineering. He spoke in front of the First Order TIE echelon spaceship.

“We had the fans in mind the whole time,” he said. “We’ve been able to kind of open it up to them and invite them to kind of join us on this remote outpost planet.”

Disney christened the land Wednesday night with a firework display and an assembly of some of biggest names in the “Star Wars” universe: creator George Lucas and actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams.

Galaxy’s Edge is an adventure through the grungy planet Batuu, a remote world in the newest “Star Wars” trilogy, and the fight between the Resistance and the evil First Order. The sprawling 14-acre land has three different areas including the Resistance, First Order and the Village.

Guests can build their own droids and lightsabers and interact with aliens . They can also step into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, the exact replica of the ship from the films, measuring more than 100 feet long. The interactive experience allows a team of six people to operate the spacecraft during the interactive experience.

Some familiar faces including Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and fan-favorite Chewbacca will be a part of the adventure as visitors explore the immersive world.

Guests can take a swig of the same kind of blue milk that made an appearance with Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: A New Hope.” The dairy-free milk is a frozen blend with dashes of citrus taste.

Disneyland was the second most popular theme park in the world last year with 18.6 million visitors. It is second only to Disney World in Florida, where a version of Galaxy’s Edge is scheduled to open Aug. 29.

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