Star Wars Land Update – Disney News Release
Star Wars Land update – Disney News Release. Star Wars fans have been not so patiently waiting for Disney’s big expansion since announced in August 2015. Unfortunately, we must wait for the 2019 opening, BUT we have some details to tease us all. Disney has given news this week of the greatly anticipated land.
As we all have been referring to Disney’s new expansion as “Star Wars Land”, a name has finally been given! Star Wars-inspired lands that are currently under construction at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts are both being called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This new Expansion will allow guests to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life. Guests will be thrilled to find themselves in the middle of the action.
Two New Attractions
There will be two major attractions that put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Each attraction – and even the land itself – will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before.
One attraction will make you feel like you’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay. “It’s an attraction built on a scale we’ve never done before”.
The second attraction will give guests the opportunity to fly the Millennium 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 extragalactic 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!
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.
You can count on Disney to add a new eatery or a few to the new lands. Food details have not been given, but we do know blue milk will be served. Luke Skywalker made blue milk famous for Star Wars fans in “Star Wars – New Hope” movie.
Disney will not be shy with their souvenirs shops. Exotic markets of Istanbul and Marrakech inspired shops where trinkets and treasures will be found and loved by many. Merchandise has been released and is available at the Disneyland and Disney World Resorts. For now, we wait. These little bits of news makes us all more anxious, but it’s so worth it! Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in 2019, first at the Disneyland Resort and later in the year at the Walt Disney World Resort.
View the Model
A portion of the Star War: Galaxy Edge is currently available on display in Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s.
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