Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge; Everything You Need to Know About This New Land
Star Wars Land was announced way back in 2015. And ever since then we have been on pins and needles waiting for more details. I for one am beyond excited for this new land at Hollywood Studios. I'm a huge Star Wars fan (nerd), so I have been keeping an extra close eye on any and all updates.
Here is everything we know so far about this upcoming land.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
The new land will be called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and it will be located in Hollywood Studios. The land itself will be about 14 acres, and will open in late fall 2019.
What does "late fall" mean exactly? While we don't have an exact date, it's safe to assume this new land wont be open until close to the very end of the year.
Disney does an amazing job of world building. And as new lands open up they seem to get better and better at really bringing you in to the new world. You don't "cross a line" and suddenly you are in the new land. You are slowly transitioned into your brand surroundings.
Just look at Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios. It has such unique theming, but you hardly even notice the change around you as you walk in. Until suddenly you notice you are toy-sized in Andy's backyard.
Galaxy's Edge will be no different. This new land will take you to the planet Batuu. Disney describes this world as "a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes."
Not only does it look like it will be visually spectacular, but even the music in this new land will be amazing. Famed composer John Williams was brought onboard to write the score for the music played in this land.
These are the Star Wars rides and attractions at Hollywood Studios. Rides that will be opening with Galaxy's Edge are marked as such.
This ride is currently open and accepting FastPass+. You will ride in a transport ship (on a 3d flight simulator) to one of several different locations. This ride is fun as the ride changes from ride to ride.
This is the current base for all things Star Wars at Hollywood Studios. You can meet characters, watch a short film, check out cool Star Wars props from the movies.
Millennium Falcon *coming soon*
This ride will put guests in the drivers seat of the famed star ship. Guests who are riding this attraction will be given "flight crew" roles on the ship
Star Wars Rise of the Resistance *coming soon*
This ride will put guests in the middle of a battle between the resistance and the First Order.
Kids between the ages of 4-12 can learn the secrets of the Jedi and battle leaders of the Dark Side to save the galaxy!
Star Wars Path of the Jedi
This is a movie that runs seasonally. This short film will get you up to speed on the Star Wars movies.
Oga's Cantina is set to open with Galaxy's Edge in late fall 2019. This restaurant will replicate the one we see in the Star Wars films. There will be "otherwordly" concoctions to drink, as this establishment will be run by an alien proprietor.
It sounds like it will be another immersive experience where you'll be surrounded by various aliens and smugglers looking to avoid the authorities.
Star Wars Themed Resort
A lot is still unknown about this resort, but what we do know sounds amazing.
There is still no opening date, but so far we know that rooms will have full digital screens so it will seem as if guests are looking out into the galaxy from their room. Kids will be able to sleep on bunk beds that make them feel like space station bunks.
The resort is another example of how Disney is making the Star Wars experience a completely immersive one. Guests will check in side by side with "aliens" who are also staying at the resort.
The rumor is that the hotel will be walking distance from Hollywood Studios, and guests will possibly have their own entrance to the park. This will give guests staying at the resort to never leave the Star Wars universe.
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