Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge set to open at Disneyland Park, California!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the epic new land inside Disneyland Park in California, will officially open to the public on 31 May 2019, inviting guests to live their own Star Wars adventures as they explore a remote planet full of unique sights, sounds, smells, tastes and other immersive experiences.

The largest and most technologically advanced single-themed land expansion ever in a Disney park also opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida on 29 August 2019.


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Guests will be transported to a galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, on a journey to Batuu, the newest location in a story that began in 1977 with the first Star Wars film. Guests will become part of the story as they sample galactic food and beverages, enter an intriguing collection of merchant shops and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

Stepping into their own Star Wars adventures, guests will become part of the action as it unfolds around them, and their interactions with the Play Disney Parks mobile app will deepen their engagement with the land. They may choose to aid a smuggler, join the Resistance or pledge their loyalty to the First Order. This depth of storytelling is part of the total immersion that distinguishes the 14-acre Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from any other themed lands in Disney history.


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Welcome to the Edge of Wild Space: Black Spire Outpost on Batuu

Batuu is a far-flung destination along the galaxy’s Outer Rim, on the frontier of Wild Space – the uncharted region beyond all known star systems. The planet is home to Black Spire Outpost, an infamous port for smugglers, traders and adventurers wishing to avoid any unnecessary … entanglements with the First Order.

When guests arrive at Black Spire Outpost, they will come across aliens, droids and other inhabitants of this planet as they search for rare and unique goods, discover unusual food and drink, or join a crew seeking adventures. Along the way, guests may encounter some familiar faces, including Rey, Chewbacca or even Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and his Stormtroopers.


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In Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, guests will climb into the cockpit of “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” for their own Star Wars adventures. They will take the controls of the Falcon in one of three unique and critical roles as the ship hurtles through space. Some will be pilots, some gunners and some engineers, creating multiple ways for guests to engage with the attraction in an experience that responds in real time to the actions they take.

A second major attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, will also open at the end of 2019, placing guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance, including a face-off with Kylo Ren. The journey will take guests aboard a full-size transport shuttle and then into a nearby Star Destroyer on a harrowing and thrilling adventure that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality.


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Food and Drink

What does Blue or Green Milk actually taste like? That question and more will be answered when guests visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experience the new land’s expansive array of food and beverages.

Guests can walk through a bustling marketplace where vendors will offer up a variety of local delicacies, including an Outpost Mix of flavoured popped grains from Kat Saka’s Kettle, a unique popcorn snack with a combination of sweet, savoury and spicy flavours.

Meanwhile, at Oga’s Cantina, guests can enjoy exotic beverages served in unique vessels and listen to spirited musical entertainment provided by DJ R-3X, otherwise known as Rex, the former Starspeeder 3000 pilot droid from the original Star Tours. Rex re-invents himself as the cantina’s DJ, and he’s as quirky and talkative as ever.


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A multi-purpose transport shuttle docked on top of a large hangar beckons guests into Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, a designated location for traveling food shuttles. Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs will move from site to site in a modified Sienar-Chall Utilipede-Transport that becomes a mobile kitchen and restaurant. His travels across the galaxy allow him to fill his pantry with exotic ingredients he uses to make new and unusual dishes.

Elsewhere in the market, Ronto Roasters draws attention with its large pod-racing engine firing up a barbecue pit for mouth-watering Ronto Wraps, and the Milk Stand offers two local favourites – Blue Milk and Green Milk – as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Last Jedi – with thirsty guests able to order these colourful frozen drinks as they live their own Star Wars adventures.


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In the lively marketplace of Black Spire Outpost, guests will encounter a robust collection of merchant shops and stalls filled with authentic Star Wars creations, including: The Droid Depot, where guests will have the chance to customise and construct their own astromech droids; Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, where guests will have the opportunity to craft and customise their very own lightsabers; and Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, where guests will find a selection of rare and mysterious items for sale representing different eras of the Star Wars galaxy.

In addition to these special experiences, the Black Spire Outpost marketplace will feature the Creature Stall, dedicated to the plethora of rare and fascinating creatures that populate the galaxy, as well as Black Spire Outfitters, which will showcase the latest in galactically trendy apparel and accessories.

The Toydarian Toymaker stall will be full of toys and games crafted by a Toydarian (the flying alien species first seen in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), and all tourists visiting Batuu will want to make a stop at Jewels of Bith, offering “trinkets to treasure” and other accessories.


For more information about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, visit DisneylandNews.com, WDWNews.com, DisneyParksBlog.com and StarWars.com.

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