Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge was announced at the D23 Expo in 2015. This land is the largest single theme land ever created in a Disney Park. The attraction, the entertainment and everything else will be part of the land story telling and nothing or no one will be out of character.
The planet portrayed by the land is called Batuu, and it is located in the Outer Rim, this planet was first mentioned in the 2018 Star Wars novel “Thrawn Alliances”.
Batuu is home to Black Spire Post, an infamous port of smugglers, traders and adventures that was mentioned briefly in “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
Galaxy’s Edge will have two main rides:
1.- Millenium Flacon: Smugglers Run and
2.- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening ahead of schedule on May 31 at Disneyland Resort in Southern California and August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World in Florida.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge “is debuting early because of high guest interest in experiencing this new, immersive land. On opening day for phase one, you’ll be able to live your own Star Wars story and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, sample amazing galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops, and more.
And for phase two, opening later this year, will be Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined that will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines between fantasy and reality. In light of tremendous demand, Disney made the decision to open the land in phases to allow guests to sooner enjoy the one-of-a-kind experiences that make Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so spectacular.”
Watch this video to learn more about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attractions opening up in 2019.