ANAHEIM (CNS) - Disney CEO Bob Iger announced a major addition to the Anaheim theme park on Saturday: a 14-acre "Star Wars'' land based on themes and characters from the lucrative movie franchise.
Iger, who made the announcement at the company's D23 Expo alongside director J.J. Abrams, actor Harrison Ford and other cast members from the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens'', called the new land ''our largest single-themed land expansion ever.''
It will include a ride that will allow visitors to take control of the Millenium Falcon, the spaceship from George Lucas' original 1977 film. Another attraction will drop guests into "a climactic battle between the First Order and the resistance.''
Stores and restaurants in the new area will all conform to the theme as well, including a reproduction of the 1977 film's famed "cantina'' bar.
A similar 14-acre Star Wars land will be built at Disneyworld's Hollywood Studios theme park in Orlando, Fla.
No timeline was given for the projects' completion.
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