Yesterday, Disney announced when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Walt Disney World would open. Disneyland will come first, opening next summer. Walt Disney World won’t be far behind, opening in late fall of 2019. In true Disney fashion, the announcement itself was very cinematic in nature. Take a look at this tweet:
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) May 23, 2018
The first thing you’ll notice is the dates aren’t really dates. They’re more time frames or seasons. Disney typically avoids announcing exact days for these things so far out. That way, if there are any delays or issues, they’ve already given themselves some wiggle room. Regardless, the idea that we’re just over a year away from both openings should have Star Wars fans everywhere positively screaming with happiness.
What Exactly is Galaxy’s Edge?
If you aren’t familiar, Galaxy’s Edge will be the Star Wars–themed areas of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Basically, it will be Star Wars-Land. Disney hasn’t released too many details yet, but what they have released so far sounds spectacular.
Disney has promised that the experience in Galaxy’s Edge will be more immersive than anything that has come before. The areas, and those park guests who visit them, will be part of an ongoing Star Wars storyline. Visitors will be transported to the outer rim planet of Batuu. There, they will interact with characters as if they’re a part of the Star Wars universe. They will be caught in the middle of the ongoing conflict between the First Order and the Resistance. The shops and food in these areas will be unique to Galaxy’s Edge and will feature items that you can’t find anywhere else. It will also include new rides and, in the case of Disney World, a new resort for an even more immersive experience.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for 2019 to get here.
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