NEW Details Released for Star Wars Land: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney World!

Just last week, the opening seasons were officially confirmed for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland (Summer 2019) and Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World (late Fall 2019).

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

And tonight in Hollywood Studios, guests at the Star Wars: Galactic Nights event were treated to a panel discussion featuring Walt Disney Imagineers who are working hard behind the scenes (down to visiting film sets for inspiration) to make the planet of Batuu a reality for all of us traveling to Disney World’s Star Wars Land — Galaxy’s Edge — starting next year!

Entrance to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (and a busy construction scene behind)

Entrance to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (and a busy construction scene behind)

The excitement poured out over Twitter and over on Disney Parks Blog, with attendees sharing a few details about what we can expect in the new Land on both coasts.

For instance, two full-sized AT-ATs (along with life sized ships) will be found on Black Spire Outpost.



What, exactly is Black Spire Outpost? THAT’S the village that we will all be able to set foot on in Batuu! “This is the location where your adventure will begin…”

Black Spires Outpost on Batuu ©Disney/Lucasfilm

Black Spire Outpost on Batuu ©Disney/Lucasfilm

Disney has also shared that Black Spire Outpost is the largest settlement on Batuu, and is an “infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space.” What were once towering trees now stand as spires comprised of the petrified remains… hence, the Black Spire Outpost.

Galaxy's Edge Concept Art ©Disney/Lucasfilm

Galaxy’s Edge Concept Art ©Disney/Lucasfilm

At Black Spire Outpost, guests will also be able to board a second attraction (along with the previously confirmed Millennium Falcon ride, as one of two attractions in the land). Part of this attraction will involve entering into a full size ship — a Resistance Troop Transport — to “set off on an adventure.”

At the event, Imagineers also promised the presence of Nien Nunb to feature in Galaxy’s Edge.

And if YOU have a certain favorite creature from the Star Wars universe, you might be able to purchase one to take home with you from the Creature Stall… where Star Wars creatures come to life (including Loth-cats)! This will be in addition to the Toydarian we learned about previously, who will sell handcrafted toys made by local artisans in the village.

Toydarian Wares ©Disney

Toydarian Wares ©Disney

Of course, you can pick up plenty of Galaxy’s Edge merch in Hollywood Studios right now (see more of it here!)…

Galaxy's Edge Tee Shirt

Galaxy’s Edge Tee Shirt

Galaxy's Edge Print

Galaxy’s Edge Print

Galaxy's Edge Tumblers

Galaxy’s Edge Tumblers

Every detail we’re seeing and learning makes Batuu seem all the more real right now. And even though we won’t be able to set foot on this new planet in the Star Wars universe until next year, I’m pretty pumped by all the fun things we’re learning along the way!

And if you are, too, you’ll want to stick with us to hear all the details as we get closer and closer to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

Find out all there is to know so far about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge right here!

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