Written by: Jennifer Erwin
We have all been watching for updates on the Star Wars-themed area being developed within Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. This land is promised to be a fully immersive experience where, according to Disney, “you can live out your own ‘Star Wars’ story, fly the Millennium Falcon and explore a remote outpost where adventure awaits.”
We can finally see a light at the end of the Kessel Run. Today, at The Walt Disney Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, opening dates were announced for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. These will be the largest lands The Walt Disney Company has ever built and the “first phase” will open earlier than originally planned.
The first phase of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at The Disneyland Resort in California on May 31, 2019.
The first phase of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on August 29, 2019.
On opening day, the Land will transport guests as they are able to explore Batuu, enjoy some vegan Blue Milk at The Cantina and fly the fastest hunk of junk in the Galaxy on the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. According to Disney Parks Blog, valid theme park admission to Disneyland in California is required and “guests will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability , to access the land.” Guests can learn more about making a no-cost reservation at Disneyland.com soon. At The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, capacity will be limited to Galaxy’s Edge, but at this time no reservation will be required to enter the Land. Valid theme park admission will be required. Disney FASTPASS service, including access via Disney MaxPass, (at Disneyland park) and Disney FastPass+ service (at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) will not initially be offered at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
The second phase, Rise of the Resistence, will open later in 2019. Disney promises to push the limits of imagination and innovation and blur lines of fantasy and reality in Rise of the Resistance. According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, no one has ever attempted anything of this magnitude. Walt Disney said the Parks will never completed as long as there is imagination and we now see a little more clearly how ambitious the new Land will actually be. Are you planning on visiting Galaxy’s Edge in California or in Florida? Let us know what you are most excited to experience as Disney serves up all things Star Wars.
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