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Commercial for Disneyland TV Special Appears to Give Early Look at Star Wars Land Ride

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With preparation now under way at Disneyland for the highly anticipated “Star Wars Land” — that’s still an unofficial name — an early look at one of the rides may have arrived via a 30-second commercial for upcoming ABC special “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Anaheim theme park.

The commercial debuted on Entertainment Weekly, and it looks like an early concept animation from the previously announced Millennium Falcon-based ride is seen around the 18-second mark:

Slashfilm screencapped it:


When first announced last August at the D23 Expo, Disney CEO Bob Iger disclosed that the lands — planned for both Disneyland and Florida’s Disney World — will have two main attractions: one where attendees will be able to “take the controls” of the Millennium Falcon on a “customized secret mission;” plus, as Iger put it, an “epic Star Wars adventure that puts you right in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.”

No opening dates have yet been announced for the Star Wars Lands. The two-hour “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60” special, featuring celebrity guests including Harrison Ford, airs 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 on ABC.