Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening in Disneyland on May 31, 2019 and in Walt Disney World on August 29, 2019!
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in Disneyland park on May 31, 2019, and in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios on August 29, 2019.
In both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in phases. The Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction will be open — as will the rest of the land — from day one. The Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction will open later in the year in Phase 2.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Planet of Batuu
Guests will step directly into Star Wars Canon when they set foot on Batuu, a planet tucked between the Unknown Regions and Wild Space, which is the setting for Galaxy’s Edge.
Black Spire Outpost is a village on Batuu, and it’s the one we will be visiting when Galaxy’s Edge opens. As the largest settlement on the planet, it’s also “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 on this forgotten planet… hence, the Black Spire Outpost.
It is here that the Resistance has secretly set up a temporary base. However, the First Order has learned about the presence of members of the Resistance in Black Spire Outpost, and they are eager to “stomp out any remaining flickers of opposition to their absolute control…”
Opening Procedures for Galaxy’s Edge
Opening procedures will be different in Disneyland and Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. While full information is yet to be released for Walt Disney World, we will present the current information below.
Guest Access for Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland
To visit Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland, guests will need both theme park admission AND a no-cost reservation to enter the land from May 31st – June 23rd.
During the required reservation period, guests staying at 1 of the 3 Disneyland Resort hotels will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their visit (one reservation per registered Guest).
Reservations for Non-Resort hotel guests became available to the general public on May 2, 2019. All open slots were booked within a few hours, and additional reservation slots for the general public are not available.
Beginning June 24, 2019, a separate reservation for the land will no longer be required. Guests in Disneyland park may enter into a virtual queue for a “boarding pass” to gain entry into the land, and you can read about how that will work by clicking here.
Guest Access for Galaxy’s Edge in Disney World’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open at 6:00 AM from August 29th (opening day for Galaxy’s Edge) through August 31st.
There is little information regarding the opening procedures for Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. However, Disney has shared that “A reservation will not be offered or required to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Walt Disney World Resort.” Disney confirmed that Galaxy’s Edge will be open during Extra Magic Hours, and that “during Extra Magic Hours guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can spend extra time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying select attractions.”
Additionally, Disney has announced “Extra, Extra Magic Hours” for Disney Resort hotel guests for the opening months of Galaxy’s Edge. From September 1 – November 2, 2019 DAILY, Hollywood Studios will host Extra, Extra Magic Hours from 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom will also host Extra, Extra Magic Hours, and you can read more about Extra, Extra Magic Hours here.
However, note that Disney has also stated that capacity for the land will be limited, and “access to the park, land and experiences may be restricted or unavailable depending on guest demand and other factors. Park tickets, Annual Passes, vacation packages and Walt Disney World Resort Hotel stays do not guarantee access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.”
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Rides
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be home to two attractions. In both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in phases. The Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction will be open — as will much of the rest of the land — from day one. The Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction will open later in the year in Phase 2. Note that — at least in their initial phases — neither attraction will offer FASTPASS (Disneyland) or FastPass+ (Disney World).
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will allow guests to take control of the Millennium Falcon in “one of three unique and critical roles” to attempt to transport contraband cargo on an importation mission. YOU will be either a pilot, gunner, or flight engineer!
Be prepared to receive your mission from audio-animatronic space pirate Hondo Ohnaka!
Six guests will participate in each ride vehicle with pilots in the front, gunners in the middle, and flight engineers in the last row.
Find out more about Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run by clicking here!
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is, according to Disney, “one of the most advanced and immersive experiences ever undertaken by Walt Disney Imagineering.” You’ll find Rise of the Resistance in a wooded area near Black Spire Outpost. Here, the Resistance is hiding out in a military outpost to avoid detection by the First Order. As you enter the queue, you’ll explore gun turrets, rock tunnels, and locker rooms filled with flight suits.
The experience will bring guests — or rather, new Resistance recruits — right into an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance, including a face-off with Kylo-Ren! The pre-show features Rey, accompanied by BB8, asking guests to embark on a mission to battle the First Order. Guests will travel with Resistance pilot Poe Dameron. Once you accept the mission, you’ll pass a giant X-Wing to board a transport ship being piloted by Nien Nunb.
You’ll even encounter a couple of full-size AT-AT Walkers on the way on this trackless dark ride.
Both attractions will feature optional integration with the Play Disney Parks app to enhance the experience.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Restaurants and Dining
Galaxy’s Edge will offer five uniquely themed dining experiences! A lounge, a fast-casual counter service restaurant, and three snack and beverage stands will make up the options as seen below.
Of course, there’s a Cantina coming to the new land! Oga’s Cantina will open in both Disney World’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland.
Oga Garra is the alien proprietor of Oga’s Cantina… and as Black Spire Outpost is set on a smuggler’s planet, Oga is used to keeping “unruly patrons in check.” In fact, the Cantina has a history of being a safe haven for smugglers and patrons hoping to avoid authorities.
Oga’s Cantina is famous for its concoctions — which will be available with choices for kids and adults both — that feature “exotic ingredients using otherworldly methods, served in unique vessels.” The menu will include themed cocktails, non-alcoholic specialty drinks (mocktails) and “proprietary beer and wine options,” making this a first (outside of Club 33) for serving alcohol in Disneyland.
Here is just a glimpse, with captions listing the names, of some of the specialty drinks.
Expect RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid from Star Tours, to serve as the Cantina’s DJ! And don’t be surprised to see Strormtroopers and more familiar faces at Oga’s Cantina.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
Travelers will be able to spot the fast-casual eatery Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo by the multi-transport shuttle docked on top.
Proprietor and Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs runs the kitchen at Docking Bay 7 Cargo and Food, having once honed his cooking craft in the kitchen of Maz Kanata on Takodana and then traveled the galaxy with the combined result of bringing “exotic flavors and unusual dishes to “Tuggs’ Grub.”
And as to those exotic flavors and unusual dishes? Guests can expect to enjoy “familiar flavors but sometimes with unexpected and surprising colors and textures” in a unique presentation.
Ronto Roasters will be a sandwich stand serving up the Ronto Wrap!
This wrap will be filled with spiced grilled sausage and roasted pork. Also look for Turkey Jerky and Meiloorun Juice…
…all while watching “a weary droid turns a crank that spins slabs of their meat beneath a slow-roaster made out of an old podracer engine” according to Entertainment Weekly.
Blue Milk AND Green Milk at the Milk Stand!
You’ll find a cart across from a TIE Fighter in the First Order-controlled sector of Black Spire Outpost. And it is another spot where you will find Blue Milk… and also GREEN Milk made famous when Luke surprised us all by drinking it in The Last Jedi! We can’t wait to visit the Milk Stand!
Imagineer Scott Trowbridge shares that non-dairy Blue Milk is “not actually milk. If you’re walking around Florida in the middle of August, the last thing you want is a heated glass of milk. It’s refreshing, delicious and great.” According to Entertainment Weekly, it will be soft-frozen similar to a milkshake, while the Green Milk will feature more citrusy flavors.
Kat Saka’s Kettle
Look for Kat Saka’s Kettle to serve the Saka family specialty: grain turned into a flavored treat (popcorn)!
The Outpost Mix will be a sweet, spicy, and salty treat!
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Merchandise
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will feature nine shops in total, and the majority of available merchandise will be exclusive to Galaxy’s Edge!
We’ll start off in Bina’s Creature Stall where you can pick up a new pet to accompany your journey through the galaxy.
You can shop for these adorable plushes (many of which present life-like features) while surrounded by life size animated versions in cages and aquariums around the store.
Next up is Mubo’s Droid Depot where you can create your own droid in an assembly line style format where you can build your droid and give it some personality. There will be two basic models – the R unit (like our buddy R2-D2) or a BB unit like, BB-8.
These droids are all about the size of a toaster, but larger-scale droids will cruise around the shop while you create your new friend.
Over at the the Toydarian Toyshop, run by Zabecca the Toydarian, you’ll find lots of plushes and action figures.
All of the toys here will have a homemade feel and the shop will also carry some musical instruments you might have spotted in the Star Wars films like the clarinet played at Mos Eisley’s Cantina.
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
Dok-Ondar shares his collection of rare antiquities with Black Spire Outpost guests, including some Jedi and Sith artifacts.
This stall will also contain holocron cubes, or Jedi archives, and historic lightsabers for us Earthlings to take home to remember our intergalactic journey.
Savi’s Workshop — Handbuilt Lightsabers
Guests will also be able to build their own high-end lightsabers –totally different from the plastic toy sabers we’re used to — with prices starting around $150 for a complete lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop — Handbuilt Lightsabers.
Black Spire Outfitters
Black Spire Outfitters will gives guests the chance to dress the part in their future galactic adventures including everything from robes to casual wear.
First Order Cargo and Resistance Supply
Members of the First Order will operate their own clothing stall in First Order Cargo selling everything from helmets, jackets, and other apparel and to housewares such as journals, mugs, and water bottles.
The Resistance will run their own shop on the other side of Galaxy’s Edge — Resistance Supply — with more Resistance-inspired clothing options including new pins, badges and hats.
The Jewels of Bith
The Jewels of Bith will offer accessories, treasures, and trinkets to add to your collection.
Technology in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
The Play Disney Parks app has changed how we interact with the Disney Parks, and now Galaxy’s Edge is going to take this technology to the next level. The app, upon entering Galaxy’s Edge, will transform into a Star Wars Datapad. It will be able to do several specific things:
- Translate signs, conversations, and more.
- Use the Datapad to solve puzzles while you wait in line for Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run.
- Listen in on broadcasts and work to break coded language.
- And hack into surveillance boxes, enabling or disabling them depending on whether you’re working for the Resistance or the First Order!
The app will also feature Outpost Control, a game which will let you proclaim your loyalty to the First Order or the Resistance.
The interaction will bring immersion to a whole new level.
Setting the Scene of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
From the setting to the creatures and beyond, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be a completely and incredibly immersive land.
And while there is no information regarding official character meet-and-greets at this time, confirmed characters who will be featured in the land include Nien Nunb, who first appeared in Return of the Jedi as Lando Calrissian’s co-pilot in the Battle of Endor. State-of-the-art Audio-Animatronics of Dok-Ondar and Hondo Ohnaka will be featured in Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, respectively. And Yoda, as voiced by Frank Oz for Galaxy’s Edge, will somehow make his presence known.
John Williams is scoring the music for Galaxy’s Edge! It is all-new and original, and you can hear part of the score below, and even see construction of the land in progress.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Progress
The entrance to Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is already impressive, offering our very first glimpse of the 14-acre land.
Construction is happening at a fast pace to prepare for the 2019 openings!
Star Wars Hotel
A Star Wars Hotel will debut in Disney World, seamlessly connected to Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! It will be located on the south side of Hollywood Studios, just east of World Drive.
The experience will be unlike any other Disney destination anywhere. Guests will board a starship “that comes alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during their voyage through the galaxy.” It will also come alive by way of its setting, with every cabin window offering views of space.
This “multi-day adventure” will also offer guests the chance to become residents of the Galaxy, as dressing in Star Wars attire will be welcome!
The hotel is still in development (with an opening timeframe yet to be revealed).
But there is some information we already know, and much of it is packed into this sentence from Disney: “From the moment you board your launch pod, it’s a fully-immersive, multi-day Star Wars adventure aboard a luxury starship complete with high-end dining, space-view cabins and all of the exciting action you would expect from an authentic Star Wars experience.”
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Current Merchandise
Though Galaxy’s Edge will not open until later this year, you can actually find merchandise available in Disney World’s Hollywood Studios now.
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