Disney's new 'Star Wars' theme park to open in May

Posted March 08, 2019

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge will open May 31st at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and August 29th at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Disney Parks on Thursday said the attraction is "debuting early because of high guest interest". However, it should be noted that no-cost reservations are required to visit the Disneyland location between May 31st and June 23rd, and the ride Rise of the Resistance will not be open quite yet. Specifically, it's spacing out the launch of Galaxy's Edge's two big rides, Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler's Run. On opening day for phase one, you'll be able to ride the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, sample unbelievable galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops, and more.

The massive 14-acre Star Wars section of the Disney's park will be the largest single-themed land expansion ever.

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As we previously reported, in addition to their own food and merch, Galaxy's Edge will have two marquee rides.

Officials warned capacity would be limited for visitors, and noted the new land will be open during the park's Extra Magic Hours, which allow guests staying at hotels on Disney property to spend extra time at Hollywood Studios.

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Now, if you're as excited as we are about experiencing Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, we have important information you should know before you go and begin your own Star Wars adventure in a galaxy far, far away. The attraction is said to be long and complex, with riders stepping on board a vehicle to escape from a First Order Star Destroyer, coming face-to-face with dozens of animatronic Stormtroopers, life-size AT-AT Walkers, and Kylo Ren himself. (Here's a sneak peek at some of those cocktails.) Longtime Disneyland fans will recognize the club's DJ: He's Rex, the droid created for the classic attraction Star Tours, and he'll be spinning custom cantina tunes composed by songwriters from around the world. The land is opening in phases so that guests can sooner enjoy the unique, out-of-this-world experiences that will only be found at Star Wars: "Galaxy's Edge".

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