The force is strong with this one.
Disney has announced the much-anticipated opening dates for the “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” lands in its Florida and California theme parks.
And you won’t even need a Millenium Falcon to get there.
First, the themed area based on the space film franchise will take off at Disneyland in Anaheim, California on May 31. Three months later, it’ll open at the Hollywood Studios park at Disney World in Orlando on Aug. 29.
“Galaxy’s Edge” will offer two new attractions, “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run,” which will be operational on opening day, and “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance,” coming later this year.
“On opening day for phase one, guests will be transported to the remote planet of Batuu, full of unique sights, sounds, smells and tastes,” a Disney press release states. “Guests can become part of the story as they sample galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard ‘Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.’
“Phase two, opening later this year, will be ‘Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance,’ the most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined, which will place guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines between fantasy and reality,” Disney adds.
If you plan to be among the first to set foot in “Galaxy’s Edge” at the Disneyland location, between opening day on May 31 and June 23, you’ll need to make a free reservation to visit this area in addition to standard theme park admission fees. The reservations will be subject to availability and info on how to score a spot will be made available at a later date on Disneyland.com. Guests to the California theme park who are staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels during that period will receive a designated reservation to access “Galaxy’s Edge” during their stay with theme park admission.
Those heading to Disney World won’t need to make a reservation, regular theme park admission should do. Just expect long lines.