An exciting new world is coming to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, and the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Floria, and it is one that “Star Wars” fans will not want to miss. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in both locations in 2019, and it will allow “Star Wars” fans to explore the remote outpost of Planet Batuu, fly the Millenium Falcon, and be immersed in one of their of favorite galaxies, which will no longer be far, far away.
Here is what you need to know about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and why you should be making plans to visit it when it opens.
There Will Be a Hotel
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek announced at the D23 Expo in Japan 2018 that there would be a “Star Wars” themed hotel coming to the Walt Disney World Resort along with the new land in the resort’s Hollywood Studios park.
Guests staying at the hotel will be immersed in the “Star Wars” universe from the moment they arrive; your journey through space will commence as soon as you’re onboard the Starship and ready to head out on your exciting “Star Wars” journey. An opening date for the hotel has not yet been announced, but you’ll want to make your reservations right away so that you can be among the first to enjoy this immersive “Star Wars” experience.
It Will Be Brand New
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in summer 2019 at Disneyland and fall 2019 at Walt Disney World. Keep an eye out for the announcement of the exact opening dates so that you can immediately begin planning your adventure as soon as these dates are released. According to Park Savers, this will be one of the new parks that Hollywood Studios in Florida is making to help impact its image, so there is a lot of work being put into making it an amazing experience.
You Can Explore a New Planet
While the planet of Batuu is not new in the “Star Wars” universe, it’s a brand new immersive world for fans to discover. There will be restaurants and shops where you can dress as your favorite character or enjoy some blue milk at Oga’s Cantina.
See Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
According to The Orange County Register, one of two brand new attractions in the new land, Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, will let you finally fly Han Solo’s beloved ship. Your performance in the cockpit can earn you a reputation that affects the rest of your experience at Galaxy’s Edge. How fast can you make the Kessel Run? If you end up flying the Falcon like Han in this immersive world, someone in Batuu might have something to say about your capabilities.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
On the second of the two new attractions, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, enjoy a trackless ride that will carry you into an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Like Star Tours, your experience will be different on each ride, so you never know if you’ll be facing off against Kylo Ren or sailing past AT-ATs.
Disney is continually putting out more info about this exciting new land, so be sure to keep up with the latest news and get ready to start planning your personal adventure in Batuu soon.
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