We are all super excited and can not wait for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge to open in Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort, as well as Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.
What we have to look forward to is phenomenal. Not only will there be two new rides, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, but the entire land is expected to be completely immersive. You’ll find LOTS of characters wandering around because you’re in their world now. This is a departure from what Disney goers have come to expect with Disney IP characters in the park, where they just “randomly” appear.
But enough of that. The Disney Parks Blog just released some new details on Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Check it out below.
“In the past, you may have heard us share that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the largest single-themed land expansion at both Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and that they are opening this summer and fall, respectively. We have previously shared that while the land is epic in size, every detail in the land has been designed to have an authentic Star Wars feel. You hopefully have also seen the teasers of our two anchor attractions – Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, where you will find yourself in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order, and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, which allows you and your flight crew to take the controls of the fastest ship in the galaxy on a special mission. We have also said that Oga’s Cantina is a great place for guests to grab a beverage, catch up on the latest gossip while R-3X, formerly the Starspeeder pilot on the original Star Tours, DJ’s a collection of new music.
Today I’d like to introduce a new series on the Disney Parks Blog called “Building Batuu.” Batuu, as you may know, is the home of Black Spire Outpost, the location you will visit when you arrive at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Over the next several months, we will be providing you with more details about this entire new land, the offerings and attractions and how you can live your own Star Wars adventure in a galaxy far, far away.
We will show you how you can dive deeper into Star Wars storytelling by engaging with the land through the Play Disney Parks app if you desire a deeper level of immersion. But there is also plenty to see and do (and taste!) throughout Black Spire Outpost that we haven’t previously shared.“
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About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is an upcoming Star Wars-themed area being developed in Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, as well as in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. It will encompass 14 acres at each park.
The lands were announced on August 15, 2015, and construction at both parks began on April 14, 2016. The lands are scheduled to open at both locations in 2019, with the Disneyland version opening in the summer, followed by the Disney’s Hollywood Studios version in the late fall. Walt Disney Imagineering executive Scott Trowbridge is supervising the development of the new land at both parks.