While Walt Disney World is still hard at work on the new Star Wars land, the park has announced opening dates. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will officially open in summer 2019 at Disneyland California and in late fall 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Disney parks has incorporated Star Wars rides and other elements for years, but Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a more ambitious project than anything the company has done before. The new land, which pays tribute to the famed film franchise, will be an entire immersive world, giving guests the experience of stepping into the Star Wars universe.
On Sunday, Disney released a few more details about the land. Guests attending Star Wars Galactic Nights were given a sneak peek at the park, as well as the name of the village inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
The village is called Black Spire Outpost. The name honors the largest settlement in Star Wars. On the planet Batuu, the Black Spire Outpost is a stop for traders, adventurers and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space.
Because Batuu is a space port, it will be home to spaceships, including the Millennium Falcon, which is the centerpiece of the new land. This ride puts guests in the cockpit of the Flacon, behind the controls, for an important mission. The second attraction, at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will put patrons in the middle of a ship battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
Stay tuned for more details on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening dates. In the meantime you can get your fill of other Star Wars fun at the park with discounted tickets to Walt Disney World here at Best of Orlando.