The announcement has been made! After years of construction and anticipation there is finally an official opening date for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge will open on May 31 and Walt Disney World’s will open on August 29. Disney has made an announcement, the galaxy edge will be rolled out in two phases with one of the two attractions opening later (this second date has not yet been announced).
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The Latest Announcement
Last week Disney started to amp up the excitement with releasing even more information about the new Star Wars Galaxy Edge. The question now is how to find Doc Brown and a DeLorean to travel ahead in time to May 31/2019. You might need to book your hotel now before they are all gone. Click Here For The Latest Disneyland Area Hotel Deals
Star Wars Galaxy Edge
Star Wars: Galaxy‘s Edge is an upcoming 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. It will encompass 14 acres at each park.
All-New Star Wars Attractions
Get ready to take control of the fastest ship in the galaxy on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Or join in an epic battle on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the biggest and most immersive Disney Parks attraction ever!
The first, entitled Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, puts guests behind the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy in one of three unique flight crew roles.
The second attraction, which puts guests in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order, is called Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
Introducing the Planet Batuu
At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests will be transported to the planet of Batuu, a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes. Here, guests will find themselves in the middle of the action at two attractions that take detail and immersion to the next level: one that lets guests take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
Black Spire Outpost
The largest settlement on the planet Batuu, Black Spire Outpost is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space.
Off the beaten path, this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Widely known for the petrified remains of its once towering ancient trees, the spires now stand guard across the river valleys and plains and have long captured the imagination of travelers to this planet.
To the first settlers, these petrified spires became more than just landmarks; they became the heart of the outpost itself.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Restaurants and Food Carts
Star Wars: Galaxy Edge will offer shopping and dining experiences like nothing you have ever seen before. The land will be an immersive experience that you won’t see Cast Members dressed in one uniform throughout the land, rather they will all be unique to the shop or restaurant.
Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts guests can dine at a cantina similar to Tatooine’s Mos Eisley Cantina from Episode IV: A New Hope called Oga’s Cantina.
Here patrons can try Star Wars-inspired food and unique drink concoctions! This cantina will be another immersive experience where guests can buy and barter for their food and drink to feel like they are truly at a space trading post. Disney has announced that this location will also serve alcohol- a first for Disneyland!
On trading cards that were given away in the Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland one card showed Rex, the robot pilot from the original Star Tours, entertaining guests with the caption of “Rex entertains the crowd.” Rex has re-envisioned himself as the cantina’s DJ and will provide the musical entertainment. The cantina songs are original to the land created by composers and songwriters worldwide.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
The main restaurant that will be accompanied by smaller vendors that we will find in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, while Oga’s Cantina will serve as the local tavern option. Guests will be able to dine indoors in the hangar bay or outside in the courtyard.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Shopping and Merchandise
The village of Black Spire Outpost in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will consist of small storefronts that will be stuffed with props to make them appear like vendor stalls. The idea is that each shop has an elaborate backstory and is run by a colorful character from the Star Wars universe.
The merchandise aims to be completely immersive by making it look like it was either hand-sewn by locals, put together from spare parts in a droid junkyard, or collected from high profile Star Wars locations in the galaxy.
And you will only be able to get this merchandise within the land- making it completely unique from other Star Wars merchandise typically sold in the parks that you can often purchase online on the Shop Disney website.
This is where you can come to build your lightsabers! This secretive group of people who run this shop, the Gathers, have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of the Jedi and the Force.
The workshop Master will guide guests to customize and build their own lightsabers and teach them the ways of the Jedi. Guests will choose four disciplines: Power and Justice, Power and Control, Elemental and Nature, or Protection and Defense. After that, they will choose their kyber crystal. Once those choices have been made, the workshop Master will give you a set of 10 lightsaber pieces to combine to create your custom lightsaber.
The Creature Stall
The Creature Stall, run by another new character named Bina, will feature different creatures of the Star Wars galaxy like porgs, tauntauns, Rathars, and more. These creatures will react when you squeeze, stroke or poke theme. Some vibrate and come to life in your hands! Keep an eye out for the dozing Lothcat inside.
The Toydarian Toymaker
The toy stall run by local Batuu Toydarian, Zabaka, will feature Star Wars favorites like Chewbecca, Yoda, and stormtroopers all created to appear like they’re handmade with scraps found in land.
Kids can pull off C-3PO’s head and he will cry in terror or if you put it on backwards it will quote the movies by saying: “What’s going on? Turn around. I can’t see.” There will be a remote-controlled robotic R-3X — the former Star Tours pilot turned cantina DJ — that will talk, roll, and play wireless music from your phone.
Toydarian, a character first introduced in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” will run this toy stall in Black Spire Outpost.
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
The theme of Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities is that of a rare collector selling items that represent various eras of the Star Wars unviverse such as ancient Jedi and Sith artifacts, lightsabers, holocrons, and more.
Dok-Ondar will be present in the shop as guests inspect his wares- taking calls at his desk and barking orders to his assistants.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the park sold out tickets for the first days of operation and there is also a potential for another price increase before the land opens.
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To visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31, 2019, and June 23, 2019, Guests need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation (subject to availability) to access the land.
Guests staying at one of the 3 Disneyland Resort hotels during these dates will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered Guest); valid theme park admission is required. Information on how to make a reservation and details about reservations will be available at a later date.
Capacity is limited. Admission to Disneyland Park—including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences—may be restricted or unavailable depending on Guest demand and other factors. Please continue to check the Disney Parks Blog for the latest information.
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