For over two years, visitors at Disneyland and Walt Disney World have had to settle for fleeting glimpses of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during construction at both parks. Prior to today, Disney had only set a tentative 2019 opening. However, fans now have a better idea of when they will be able to fully dive into the Star Wars universe.
Via a new video posted on the official Disney Parks blog, it was announced that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at Disneyland in the summer of 2019. Walt Disney World’s version of Galaxy’s Edge will also be ready in 2019, but not until the fall.
Disney World may have the longer wait, but it will also have a Star Wars themed hotel designed to be an immersive experience with in-character performers as aliens and humans traveling on a spaceship. Both versions of Galaxy’s Edge will also include a Millennium Falcon ride that will place guests in the cockpit as they attempt to pilot the galaxy's most famous ship. Another ride will reportedly put visitors in the middle of a fight between the Resistance and the First Order. Galaxy’s Edge is set on a new planet called Batuu, and the timeframe is said to be during the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
Galaxy’s Edge will also reportedly allow guests to follow their own narrative; and their performance on the Millennium Falcon attraction may also affect their reception at other parts of the park. We’re very eager to see that dynamic in action next year at both parks, and now we know when to make our vacation plans!