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Star Wars theme park opens at Disneyland

ANAHEIM: United States: Hundreds of Star Wars fans lined up before the crack of daw outside Disneyland as the California park opened the doors of a new mega-attraction based on the iconic film series. The $1 billion theme park, called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, was open only to lucky visitors who managed to reserve tickets ahead of time that allowed them to roam the new land for a total of four hours. Only those with reservations will be able to visit Galaxy’s Edge for the first three weeks, after which it will be open to the public. “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is absolutely amazing and we are thrilled to finally share it with the world,” chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger said at a pre-opening ceremony on Wednesday. “Now, for the first time, fans will be able to immerse themselves in the iconic stories that have captured audiences’ imaginations for decades and live their own Star Wars adventures in the most creative, innovative and ambitious land we’ve ever built.” The park features rides, including on the Millennium Falcon, as well as Star Wars characters such as Stormtroopers, the mighty Chewbacca and Rey, a hero of the resistance in the futuristic land of Batuu.

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