Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are looking at some great aerial content of the two new lands under construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Those are, of course, Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Hang on to your seats folks, we’ll be doing some high flying on this update!

Toy Story Land Construction

First, we’ll start with Toy Story Land, which is scheduled to open this summer.

Before we look at the aerial photos, here are some shots of the model from inside of Walt Disney Presents.

We’d like to thank our friends at Nearmap for the amazing aerial imagery below.

Here you can see a general view of the entire land.

Straight overhead.

Here is a closeup of the Green Alien spinner attraction as it currently looks.
Seen here is the main station for the Slinky Dog roller coaster,
You can see here some of the characters and details you will zip by along the way.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction

Next up is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, slated to open sometime in the second half of 2019.

Now a look from up in the sky at this new addition to the Star Wars canon.

The land will be divided into two halves. The side you see here is the First Order side, which will include an unnamed attraction that Disney is claiming will be done at a scale in which they have never attempted before.
The other side of the land will be geared toward the Resistance, and it will have an attraction where you and your family pilot the Millennium Falcon.
A view of the massive First Order show building.
This land is going to be absolutely massive.
Wedged in that curve at the center of this photo will be a full-scale Millennium Falcon.
You’ll encounter massive, practical effects in the First Order attraction. It should feel like you are in the hangar of a Star Destroyer.
There will also be a bunch of shops and restaurants and things in the land to interact with.
The First Order ride utilizes trackless ride technology, a first of its kind for Walt Disney World. It will be followed by the Ratatouille ride going into the France pavilion in Epcot one year later.

Word on the street is that Disney has figured out a way for the characters in the land to interact with you differently based on how well you fly the Falcon.

Our construction progress isn’t quite as far along as at Disneyland, and we don’t see the huge rock mountains they have in California, but otherwise, the two projects are almost the same.

Well, that does it for this week. Our HUGE thanks to Nearmap for the incredible aerial photos. We’ll be back with our normal park updates next week. What do you all think of the progress being made on these two lands so far? Looking forward to one or both of these projects? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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