Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge now open

Disneyland Resort holds spectacular launch event

Go back to the enewsletter

The long-awaited, much-hyped new land for Disneyland Park in California, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, premiered overnight. Unveiling the most technologically advanced single-themed land ever in a Disney park was Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger. The attraction will begin welcoming the general from 31 May 2019.

To dedicate Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Iger was joined in front of the Millennium Falcon by Star Wars icons including George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams.

From left: George Lucas, Billy Dee Williams, Mark Hamill, Bob Iger and Harrison Ford.

Guests are transported to the remote planet of Batuu, full of unique sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Guests can become part of the story as they sample galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

Phase two, opening later this year, will feature Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined. The innovative project will place guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. In light of tremendous demand, Disney made the decision to open the land in phases to give guests the opportunity to begin enjoying the one-of-a-kind experiences that make Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so spectacular.

Iger confirmed the Star Wars land would open on the other side of the USA at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on 29 August 2019.

Once guests step foot on Batuu, they will be part of the action as it unfolds around them and their interactions with the Play Disney Parks mobile app will deepen their engagement with the land, which is the first within a Disney park designed to integrate with the app. They may choose to aid a smuggler, join the Resistance or pledge their loyalty to the First Order. This depth of storytelling is part of the total immersion that will distinguish the two, 14-acre lands from any other themed land in history.

The new lands build from decades of collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm Ltd., a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production that includes the Star Wars franchise. The work on Star Wars between these two creative powerhouses dates back to 1987, when the groundbreaking Star Tours attraction opened at Disneyland Park in California.

Reservations are required to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between 31 May and 23 June. Guests visiting during this time will need valid theme park admission and a reservation to enter the new land. After June 23, reservations will no longer be required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels during this time will receive a designated reservation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest; valid theme park admission required). After June 23 2019, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences are subject to capacity.

All images supplied by Disney Parks.

Go back to the enewsletter

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP to LinkedIn Auto Publish Powered By :