Whether you’ve been eagerly anticipating swiggin’ back a Fuzzy Tauntaun at Oga’s Cantina, or pumped about building your own droid or lightsaber at Droid Depot and Savi’s Workshop, we’ve got some fantastic news for ya!
Along with new details regarding what guests will see and experience when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in Disneyland this summer and Disney’s Hollywood Studios this fall, we also have more information regarding the possible timeline for the opening of Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland.
In an interview with Barron’s with Disney CEO Bob Iger, Iger is quoted as saying: “When Star Wars opens in Anaheim in June and in Florida later in the year, that’s adding capacity. You’re adding 14 acres of land (each), more rides and more for people to do. It’s the biggest land we’ve ever built.” [Read more…]
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is slated to open in Disneyland in summer of 2019. (Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios will follow in late fall 2019.)
And even though that’s a year away, we’re starting to see signs of the changes that will take place around the addition of those Lands now. Case in point: Disneyland Annual Passholders will now see park-specific calendars when they visit disneyland.com or the Disneyland app to check out the block-out dates (if applicable) for their Annual Passport. And you can currently see the calendars as far out as June 2019 (13 months as opposed to the usual 12 months).
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!
We’ve known for some time that 2019 will change the landscape of both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in major ways, once guests are able to set foot on the planet of Batuu by visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. And now, the opening seasons for BOTH Disneyland and Hollywood Studios have officially been announced!
Summer of 2019 will mark the opening season for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland! AAAAND….
So, did ya catch The Wonderful World of Disney special celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland last night with your Mickey Ears proudly strapped to your head (or was that just me?)?
If so, then you may have seen Harrison Ford introduce new concept art for Star Wars Land! We were especially excited to see that these included a few renderings for dining options coming when Star Wars Lands open in both Disney World and Disneyland.
After the D23 Expo this past Summer, we previewed a few of these experiences for you in this Disney Star Wars Land Cantina post, but now we have even more details! (And we made our case way back in 2013 for WHY Disney needed a Cantina here!)
Star Wars Land Concept Art
It all went by pretty fast, so here’s a chance to feast your eyes on some of the images a little longer. While we hope to have higher resolution images to share soon, here’s a batch of pics taken straight from the ol’ telly. [Read more…]
We’re back! For those of you who missed listening to the DFB Podcasts, we are are happy to announce the 22nd episode of the DFB Podcast!
We’ve been MIA for awhile, but we are so excited to be back in action! You’ll have to listen to this edition to hear about our whereabouts, but we are actively working on new ways to make sure we can record the podcast more often.
What’s It About?
There have been some major Disney announcements lately (Star Wars, anyone?) along with some 2015 Epcot Food and Wine news, so we had plenty to cover!
In the 22nd episode AJ and Brad apologize for being bad podcast friends, and cover the recent announcements of Skipper Canteen, Star Wars Land(s), and our favorite Food and Wine activities.
Thanks for listening! Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and leave your comments below!
… official news announcing the new Skipper Canteen Jungle Cruise restaurant coming to Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland wasn’t enough for ya?
Star Wars Lands — PLUS CANTINAS! — Coming to Disney World and Disneyland!
Well, then, let’s see if THIS does the trick… A REAL, TRUE STAR WARS CANTINA will be coming to both Disney World AND Disneyland as part of the Star Wars-themed Lands announced for BOTH coasts at the D23 Expo! We’ve been dreaming about this for years!
Here is a glimpse of the concept art for the Star Wars Cantina!
Disneyland and Hollywood Studios will be the homes for each 14-acre expansion “where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.” According to Bob Iger, “We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever. These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.” [Read more…]