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Disney releases new images of planned Star Wars attractions

Part of the new area that Disney plans to open at its parks. Credit: Disney Parks/Lucasfilm/AP

Disney has released new images of Star Wars themed attractions it is planning to bring to its US theme parks from a galaxy far, far away.

Visitors to its California and Florida parks will be transported to a planet known as Batuu when the attractions open later this year.

The planet has been described as a grimy and remote outpost where Stormtroopers bark orders at visitors, and resistance fighters have set up a camp in a wooded area.

Visitors to the planet will be able to build their own droids, interact with aliens and take control of the iconic Millennium Falcon.

Visitors will have the opportunity to fly in the Millennium Falcon. Credit: Disney Parks/Lucasfilm/AP
Visitors to the park will be transported to a remote planet known as Batuu. Credit: Disney Parks/Lucasfilm/AP

The park says some characters from Star Wars films won't appear at the new attractions, but fans can expect to rub shoulders with Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and Chewbacca.

The 14-acre sites are still under construction, but Disney confirmed the majority of the work left to do is cosmetic and testing equipment ahead of opening. It said the cost of entry will be included in its standard park ticket price.

Disney has teased fans with a look at its new Star Wars attractions. Credit: Disney Parks
The Rise of the Resistance, one of the attractions currently under construction. Credit: Disney Parks/Lucasfilm/AP

A number of food outlets and shops where would-be space travellers can pick up essential supplies, including lightsabres, are included in the attractions.

The opening will be a few months ahead of the release of Star Wars: Episode IX, expected to arrive in cinemas this December.

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Filming for the third installment in the Force Awakens trilogy wrapped earlier this month, the film's director said on Twitter.

The movie has been billed as the final installment of the Skywalker family saga, a key storyline for the franchise since the mid-70s.