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9 Things We Know About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World So Far

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

1. It Opens Next Year! – Opening date is currently set at 2019. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland Resort will debut first and the land at the Walt Disney World Resort will debut second.

2. It’s Set On The Planet Batuu – At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests visit Batuu, a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe haven for those intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order. (See rendering at the top).

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

3. You’ll Be Able To Fly The Millenium Falcon – One of the land’s two signature attractions will put you in the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon, piloting the ship, shooting blasters or preparing for hyperspace – all while completing a critical mission. But how you perform on the mission holds even bigger stakes: perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic credits, while bringing the ship back banged up could put you on the list of a bounty hunter. End up on Harkos’s list and you may face a problem if you show up at the local cantina.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

4. A Second Attraction Planned for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Puts You On A Star Destroyer – This attraction, “built on a scale we’ve never done before,” will make guests feel like they’re inside a hangar bay in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. (The name of this attraction is still yet to be released).

5. A Cantina Will Serve Up Blue Milk – Only one F&B item has been announced for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so far and that’s the blue milk Luke Skywalker made famous in “Star Wars IV: A New Hope.”

6. Expect To See Characters From A Galaxy Far, Far Away – Guests will also encounter many familiar faces inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including BB-8, Chewbacca, members of the First Order and – among many others – Rex, the troublesome pilot you may remember from the previous version of a certain Disney attraction who takes on a new role in this land as the DJ at the cantina.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

7. The Land Will Feature Marketplaces & New Toys – Imagineers looked to the exotic markets of Istanbul and Marrakech for inspiration for the land’s marketplace, where guests can explore a rich collection of shops and merchant stalls. One stall will be overseen by a Toydarian, a creatures fans first encountered on Tatooine in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” Here, guests will be able to discover all kinds of fun toys straight out of the Star Wars galaxy.

8. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Merchandise Has Already Been Released – The first Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge merchandise, available at select locations at the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort, was released in December. The line currently consists of an assortment of men’s and women’s T-shirts, hats and more that feature faces and places familiar to Star Wars fans, including the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge logo, the Millennium Falcon, BB-8, DJ Rex and more.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

9. You Can View A Portion Of The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Model Right Now – A portion of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge model is currently on display at the end of the Walt Disney Presents exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

For the latest on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, be sure to bookmark our dedicated Star Wars content page.

Comments

  • Planning a trip in 2019 just for the new Star Wars Land. They keep saying opening in Spring but around what month? Don’t want to go too early and miss this great new addition

  • Anyone know more specifically when they plan on opening the new Star Wars land in 2018?

  • In the galactic nights video, they talked about trading cards, when will these be released in Anaheim and is there more info on how many sets there will be?

  • When will opening day for WDW HS be annouced? It is hard to plan a vacation far out to get cheapest and best resort/vacation package without an opening date.

  • I am planning a Disney vacation for the summer of 2019, when would I be able to book a package staying at this resort??

  • But, I want it now!!!!!! On the edge of my seat in anticipation.

  • I’m very excited for Galaxy’s Edge to open at Disneyland. A portion of the model is on display in the Star Wars Launch Bay in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland.

  • I would rather drink the blue milk from A New Hope than to drink the milk Luke drinks in The Last Jedi! 🤣

  • Going to WDW next November. Star Wars will not be open then. However, Pandora an HOP will be open. Missed them both on our trip in May. Been going to WDW since 1974. We go down at least once a year and there always seems to be something new every time we go. Just love it.