‘Star Wars: Galaxy Edge’ Set To Open Summer 2019, Will Recreate The Planet Of ‘Batuu’
The galaxy far, far away just got a little bit closer, as Disney has announced that Star Wars: Galaxy Edge will open in summer 2019.
Disney has announced the opening of both the California and Florida parks, Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. will open in the summer and in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. will follow in the fall.
The new area is 14-acres that will recreate the planet of Batuu, which Disney called, “a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes.”
In a panel discussion last year, Disney Imagineer Scott Trowbridge said Batuu is a place for “the smugglers, the bounty hunters, the rogue adventurers looking to crew up, the people who don’t want to be found ― basically all the interesting people.”
There are two major attractions that will be at the Galaxy Edge. One will allow guests to “pilot” Han Solo’s iconic space ship, the Millennium Falcon. The other is a ride where “Visitors will find themselves in the middle of a tense battle between stormtroopers and Resistance fighters.”
No other details about the new expansion has been released, however the teaser trailer has Star Wars fans already planning their next trip to the “Happiest Place on Earth.”
So we’re going to Disneyland in 2 weeks but I’m already planning next summer too. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens next summer at Disneyland so my hype level is off the charts
— a guy named victor. (@VM_2187) May 23, 2018
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming in Fall of 2019. Lets goooooooooooooo 💯💯💯🔥🔥🔥
— Jordan (@JordanGurch) May 23, 2018