Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening in Disney World and Disneyland in 2019!
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There are so many amazing components to this dual coast themed land!
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 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.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Planet of Batuu
Guests will step directly into Star Wars Canon when they set foot onto Batuu, the planet 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… hence, the Black Spire Outpost.
According to Disney, “In their efforts to defeat the First Order, the Resistance has temporarily set up shop in an abandoned, ancient base encircled by forests, mountains, and rivers on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost.”
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 uniquely themed dining experiences with several new eateries and beverage stops!
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
Bina’s Creature Stall
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 while surrounded by life size animated versions in cages and aquariums around the store.
Mubo’s Droid Depot
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.
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.
Blackspire Outpost Fashion
Members of the First Order will operate their own clothing stall in Blackspire Outpost selling helmets, journals and water bottles.
The Resistance will run their own shop on the other side of Galaxy’s Edge with more Star Wars inspired clothing options including new pins, badges and hats.
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 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.
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.
However, specialty merchandise will also be available, unique to Galaxy’s Edge, upon opening.
For instance, 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 a Toydarian, who will sell handcrafted toys made by local artisans in the village.
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