Get ready to start planning your trip to Batuu, as we now know when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be opening at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World parks!
Announced during an shareholders meeting earlier today, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that Galaxy’s Edge will be opening on May 31st at Disneyland, and on August 29th at Disney World.
The Disney Parks Blog also provided some more information about Galaxy’s Edge, including different phases of the park that will have different opening dates, such as the Rise of the Resistance ride, and how getting into Galaxy’s Edge will work via reservations.
Here is all the new information from Disney Parks Blog:
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 on Disneyland.com and the Disney Parks Blog. 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. Details will also be available at a later date on Disneyworld.com and the Disney Parks Blog.
While it’s great to have a confirmed opening date for Galaxy’s Edge at both Disney parks, I am a little surprised about the fact not everything in Galaxy’s Edge will be open on those dates, and will have different opening phases. And while we knew something would have to be done to manage the massive crowds that are expected, I am curious to how smoothly the reservation system will work, even though it does sound like a good idea.
But it is still exciting that we now know when we can start experiencing one of the big “Star Wars” events of 2019, and we can all start planning our trips!