Disneyland's $1.5 billion Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park opens

The wait for Star Wars fans is over, Disneyland has just unveiled its newest seven hectare-sized attraction, and it's called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Five years in the making and costing a reported NZ$1.5 billion to contruct, the new theme park and its contents have been under heavy guard, until now. 

One of its key attractions is the deeply immersive borderline traumatic Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride.

The Falcon may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts and given how revered and beloved this piece of junk is to Star Wars fans, expect the doors to open to the sound of the Disney cash tills ringing across the galaxy for light years to come.

"We are flying this ship real time… you're flying it, steering it, firing the blasters, repairing it," says Disney Imagineer Steve Goddard.

"That means everything has to be generated in real-time. We're doing theatrical graphics on an enormous screen, all with real-time generation. When we started this, the technology wasn't even available."

That means if you're on the ride and accidentally hit a lever at the wrong time - you'll prematurely jump to hyperspace.

The Falcon may be the biggest A-Lister at Galaxy's Edge but she's certainly not alone. The park is built to be an entirely immersive experience on the new planet of Batuu and the Black Spire Outpost.

The space port town has an X-wing fighter in one corner and a droid depot in the other.

Wanna build your very own droid? Want to make your own custom lightsaber? Open up your wallet and your wish will be granted.

The all-important food and beverage options on Batuu are all in keeping with the locals. Ever wanted to know what Luke's blue milk tasted like on Tatooine? Wait no more.

And how vile was that green goop older Luke milked and drank on Ahch-To? They serve it here too.

There is even Batuu's version of the iconic Mos Eisley Cantina, called Oga's Cantina, complete with a DJ R-3X playing his own sweet tunes.

For the first three weeks, guests can only access the park with a reservation; then the gates are thrown open to all who visit Anaheim.