Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will open in Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., on May 31 and in Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando on Aug. 29.

Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the opening dates of the highly-anticipated park areas during the Walt Disney Co.'s annual shareholder meeting Thursday.

Iger called the Star Wars-themed areas "by far, the largest lands that we have ever built."

"The excitement and the anticipation for these lands is just unbelievable," he said. 

Iger said Galaxy's Edge will open in two phases. On opening day, guests will be able to experience its "Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run" ride, enabling them to take the controls of the iconic spaceship from the Star Wars franchise. Dining, shopping and character experiences will also be open.

Later in the year, Iger said, guests will be able to experience "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance," which he called the "most technologically advanced and immersive attraction that we have ever imagined."

"No one has ever attempted anything of this magnitude, and so it's somewhat daunting, even by our standards," Iger said. 

According to a post on Disney Parks Blog, Disneyland guests must "make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability" to visit Galaxy's Edge between May 31 and June 23. Those staying at a Disneyland hotel will receive a reservation to enter the area, one per guest, during their stay with a valid theme park ticket.

Reservations will not be required at Disney World.

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