Disney Parks(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) — The opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge have been announced.
Bog Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, shared the dates from the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in St Louis, Missouri.
In Disneyland, the opening date is May 31, 2019. At Walt Disney World, Aug. 29, 2019.
The highly anticipated lands are opening earlier than originally expected. The two lands had previously been slated to open in summer and fall, respectively.
Guests readying to fly the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy will walk its iconic circular hallways leading to the cockpit in the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run attraction opening at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge this summer at Disneyland and in the fall at Walt Disney World.
Smuggler’s Run attraction at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including the famous Dejarik holographic chess table made famous in 1977’s Star Wars. Guests will be able to explore this space, and take pictures, before heading to the cockpit.
Two attractions and a restaurant are the focal points of the new land. On Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, guests will join a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. On Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, guests take control. At Oga’s Cantina, alcohol will be served – a first for Disneyland.
At 14 acres each, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever, transporting guests to Black Spire Outpost, a village on the never-before-seen planet of Batuu. The lands will have two signature attractions: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will let guests take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, while Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance puts guests in the middle of an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
Paint detailing appears mostly complete in this section of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, where a transport shuttle is docked on top of a large hangar.
At 14 acres each, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever, transporting guests to live their own Star Wars adventures in Black Spire Outpost, a village on the remote planet of Batuu, full of unique sights, sounds, smells and tastes.
Good Morning America got a top-secret look at the land last month. From the new food to the new toys, there’s plenty to be excited about.
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