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Stunning drone footage reveals how Disney's $2bn Star Wars land is taking shape, with 10,000 tons of steel and giant chunks of hand-carved rock

  • The film clip, shared by Disney CEO Bob Iger, shows how the new California attraction is shaping up
  • Once completed, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will include 200,000 square feet of hand-carved rock work
  • The same intergalactic land is also under construction at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

Stunning new drone footage reveals how Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge park in California is taking shape, with striking rocky peaks soaring upwards.

The film clip, shared by Disney CEO Bob Iger, takes viewers on a flight through the ambitious new west coast attraction, which is part of a $2 billion (£1.43 billion) investment.

The camera soars above lengths of scaffolding and dozens of cranes, with the much-anticipated site covering a total of 14 acres. 

 

Stunning new drone footage reveals how Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy¿s Edge park in California is coming along

Stunning new drone footage reveals how Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge park in California is coming along

The film clip, shared by Disney CEO Bob Iger, takes viewers on a flight through the ambitious new west coast attraction, which is part of a $2 billion investment

The film clip, shared by Disney CEO Bob Iger, takes viewers on a flight through the ambitious new west coast attraction, which is part of a $2 billion investment

Once completed, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will include approximately 10,000 tons of structural steel and approximately 200,000 square feet of hand-carved rock work. 

The same intergalactic land also is under construction at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. 

The Star Wars: Galaxy Edge's lands are set to open in 2019 in both theme parks, and Disney says it will 'transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life'.  

Once completed, Star Wars: Galaxy¿s Edge will include approximately 10,000 tons of structural steel and approximately 200,000 square feet of hand-carved rock work (above, a computer rendering of the finished land)

Once completed, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will include approximately 10,000 tons of structural steel and approximately 200,000 square feet of hand-carved rock work (above, a computer rendering of the finished land)

The camera soars above lengths of scaffolding and dozens of cranes, with the much-anticipated site covering a total of 14 acres

The camera soars above lengths of scaffolding and dozens of cranes, with the much-anticipated site covering a total of 14 acres

The parks are set to transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life

The parks are set to transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life

These authentic lands will have two signature attractions, allowing guests to lead their own adventures. 

The first will allow park-goers to take part an immersive battle between the Resistance and the First Order.

The second will let riders take control of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission.

Earlier, MailOnline Travel reported on aerial snaps taken by mapping service Nearmap, which also give Disney fans a much better idea of how the parks are progressing.

Masses of scaffolding and construction workers can be seen in the shots taken in both Florida and California of Galaxy's Edge. 

Earlier, MailOnline Travel reported on aerial snaps taken by mapping service Nearmap, which also give Disney fans a much better idea of how the parks are progressing

Earlier, MailOnline Travel reported on aerial snaps taken by mapping service Nearmap, which also give Disney fans a much better idea of how the parks are progressing

The two main attractions in the Star Wars park will be a Millennium Falcon ride and a ride that involves a battle between the Resistance and the First Order

The two main attractions in the Star Wars park will be a Millennium Falcon ride and a ride that involves a battle between the Resistance and the First Order

The Disney Parks group is continually adapting and expanding to cater to customer demand.

In 2016, Shanghai Disneyland opened, while in May 2017 the new World of Avatar attraction at Disney World's Animal Kingdom in Florida was launched.

Elsewhere, Disney has announced a two billion euro (£1.75billion) investment in its Paris theme park that will see an extension featuring Marvel, Frozen and Star Wars attractions. 

The three new areas at the Walt Disney Studios Park will be rolled out in phases, starting in 2021. 

An artist's impression showing what the two billion euro extension at Disneyland Paris will look like when it is completed. It will feature attractions based on Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and the Hulk, Disney's animated film Frozen and Star Wars

An artist's impression showing what the two billion euro extension at Disneyland Paris will look like when it is completed. It will feature attractions based on Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and the Hulk, Disney's animated film Frozen and Star Wars

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