Disney’s New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Has Its Opening Dates – With Fine Print
Minutes ago, Disney shared an exciting announcement many of you have been waiting to hear– Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening ahead of schedule on May 31 at Disneyland Resort in Southern California and August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.
It’s debuting early because of high guest interest in experiencing this new, immersive land – but there’s a catch… Guests will be required to make reservations.
On opening day for phase one, you’ll be able to live your own Star Wars story and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, sample amazing galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and more.
And for phase two, opening later this year, will be Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined that will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines between fantasy and reality. In light of tremendous demand, Disney made the decision to open the land in phases to allow guests to sooner enjoy the one-of-a-kind experiences that make Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so spectacular.
Guests planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park in California between May 31 and June 23, 2019 will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land. Information on how to make a reservation will be available at a later date. Guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels during these dates will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest); valid theme park admission is required.
A reservation will not be offered or required to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Walt Disney World Resort at this time. And you should know that valid theme park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge after its opening on August 29, 2019. Capacity is limited. Additionally, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be available during Extra Magic Hours. 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.
Now, if you’re excited about experiencing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney has some important information you should know before you go and begin your own Star Wars adventure in a galaxy far, far away.
Disney has also given advice on how to best experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – so, here are some important details to help you start your planning:
Park Admission: Regular theme park admission is required to enter Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There will not be a separate ticket for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. To visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park between May 31 and June 23, 2019, guests will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land. Disney will share information on how to make a reservation at a later date on the Disney Parks Blog and on Disneyland.com.
Land Entry: Because Disney anticipates galactic excitement during the opening months this year, Disney is planning ahead to deliver the best possible experiences for our guests. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during normal park operating hours. It will not be included in Extra Magic Hour or Magic Morning at Disneyland Park. It will be available during Extra Magic Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Attractions: For your vacation planning purposes, please be aware that Disney FASTPASS service, including access via Disney MaxPass, (at Disneyland park) and Disney FastPass+ service (at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) will not initially be offered at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
Planning: If you’re looking to book a vacation to the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com. You should also note that vacation packages, park tickets and Disney Resort hotel stays do not guarantee access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The land —including participation in its experiences—will be subject to capacity restraints and other restrictions.
Check out this new video for more details:
When Galaxy Edge opens, it’ll be Disney’s largest single themed expansion with 14-arces each. The land will be a never before seen world and will feed the needs of Star Wars fans who visit the parks to experience the film legacy up close and personal. This is coming at a significant era of the brand as Disney has been bringing new life into the franchise to further ignite fan frenzy since their acquisition of Lucasfilms in 2012.
Oh, and one more thing… check out this sneak peek video as ABC7 News sent their drone into the new Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland! The details are amazing! We love the worn and weathered look of everything!
— Rob McMillan (@abc7robmcmillan) March 8, 2019
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