What’s Coming To Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World

In 2019 so many exciting things are set to debut in Walt Disney World. The Skyliner, a gondola transportation system, 2 new resort additions, new nighttime shows in Epcot & Hollywood Studios.  The air is filled with energy, but I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to see the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land.

OPENING SEASON ANNOUNCED
Disneyland: summer 2019
Walt Disney World: late fall 2019
Height Requirement of 40″ for Rise of the Resistance attraction announced, details below….

newest video of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, released on 12/25/18

If you are visiting Hollywood Studios in the near future, you may not be able to get into the new land yet, but you can get a unique photopass photo in front of this impressive entrance and pick-up some limited edition merchandise while you are there.

Below is a list of facts, that I regularly keep updated, for one of the most anticipated park expansions in Disney history.

1. It Opens Next Year! – Disneyland: summer 2019; Walt Disney World: late fall 2019.

The current entrance walls into Star Wars: A Galaxy’s Edge

2. It’s Set On The Planet Batuu – At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests will visit Batuu, a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe haven for those intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order.

3. The first of two attractions will be called Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run where guests will be behind the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy in one of three unique flight crew roles.  This attraction will put you in the cockpit of the famous ship.  You will have a critical mission to complete and according to Disney Parks Blog “how you perform on the mission holds even bigger stakes: perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic 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.”

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Teaser Trailer

4. The second attraction is called: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Guests will board a Star Destroyer, built on a scale that has never been done before, will make guests feel like they’re inside a hangar bay in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. 

Height requirement: 40 inches.
Announced on WDW News today, this is based on a sign that will be outside of the attraction.

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join us on an exhilarating mission to stop the First Order! This mission includes rapid motion, sudden stops, sharp turns, and a swift drop as you evade capture from the First Order.

WDW News today goes on to say,
Despite being in a trackless ride vehicle, guests will experience a drop towards the end of the attraction. The drop will reportedly simulate an escape pod blasting off, taking guests in their transports swiftly back down to the planet Batuu. We’re not talking about a drop the height of the Tower of Terror here, but at least most of the height of the fairly large show building that houses this ride

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Teaser Trailer

5. A Cantina Will Serve Up Blue Milk – Only one food and beverage item has been announced for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so far and that’s the blue milk Luke Skywalker made famous in “Star Wars IV: A New Hope.”
NEW – Oga’s Cantina will be coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in both Disneyland & Walt Disney World and will include a colorful cast of characters to mingle with.  Oga’s Cantina will offer famous concoctions created with exotic ingredients using ‘otherworldly methods, served in unique vessels.  Libations for both kids & adults will be offers.  On top of the one-of-a-kind drinks, musical entertainment will be provided courtesy of RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid we first met in Star Tours.  He promises to be quirky and talkative and I’m sure he will be a central focus on the entertainment.

6. Expect To See Characters From A Galaxy Far, Far Away – 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.

7. The Land Will Feature Marketplaces & New Toys – Imagineers looked to the exotic markets of Istanbul and Marrakech for inspiration for the land’s marketplace, where guests can explore a rich collection of shops and merchant stalls. One stall will be overseen by a Toydarian, a creatures fans first encountered on Tatooine in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” Here, guests will be able to discover all kinds of fun toys straight out of the Star Wars galaxy.

8. Black Spire Outpost will be the name of the village in Galaxy’s Edge.  The largest settlement on the planet Batuu, Black Spire Outpost is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space. Off the beaten path, this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Widely known for the petrified remains of its once towering ancient trees, the spires now stand guard across the river valleys and plains and have long captured the imagination of travelers to this planet. To the first settlers, these petrified spires became more than just landmarks; they became the heart of the outpost itself.  If you are as big of a Star Wars geek as I am, listen for the mention of “Black Spire” by L3-37 in Solo, while the droid, Lando, and the rest of the gang approach the Millennium Falcon.

9. The immersive Resort is now official: The location of the Star Wars Immersive Resort Planned for Walt Disney World Resort is now official, which has confirmed the resort we have all be talking about.  I hate to call this a resort as it appears that it will be more of an experience.  It is currently under development on the south side of Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, just east of World Drive. This location will allow the experience to be seamlessly connected to the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, enabling guests to fully immerse themselves in the story of Star Wars.

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Disney plans for this experience to stand out among all of their destinations around the globe. Families visiting this destination will board a starship that comes alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during their voyage through the galaxy – and every cabin window has views of space! Guests visiting the multi-day adventure will also be welcome to participate as a resident of the Galaxy by dressing in Star Wars-inspired attire.

10. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Merchandise Has Already Been Released – The first Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge merchandise, available at select locations at the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort, was released in December. The line currently consists of an assortment of men’s and women’s T-shirts, hats and more that feature faces and places familiar to Star Wars fans, including the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge logo, the Millennium Falcon, BB-8, DJ Rex and more.

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Merchandise can often be found in Hollywood Studios outside the entrance to Galaxy’s Edge

11. View A Portion Of The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Model Right Now – A portion of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge model is currently on display at the end of the Walt Disney Presents exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.
Stay tuned to Disney Travel News for more updates about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World® Resorts.

this model is currently on display inside One Man’s Dream in Hollywood Studios

12. Paired with the land’s dynamic elements and options interactive integration with the Play Disney Parks app – guests are invited to become galactic travelers and live their own Star Wars stories in a galaxy far, far away.

13. Brand new music is being composed by legendary composer John Williams, exclusively for the new Star Wars land.  You can listen to the preview as well in this new video showing the construction progress…

Construction preview at Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios with new music from John Williams

Stay tuned for more information…..

Let me help plan the details of your galactic adventure!

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• Receive a welcome packet when you book, filled with information & a custom planning calendar.
• Dining reservation assistance. Help with your dining reservations (based on availability) at time that won’t interfere with your touring.
• Fastpass+ assistance.  Which attractions are the best for your family to utilize your Fastpasses for and assistance making those reservations (based on availability).
• Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
• Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will Welcome Oga’s Cantina

Black Spire Outpost is the location that you will be transported to when you enter the newest and most anticipated addition of the Disney Theme Parks.  Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open in Disneyland during the summer of 2019 and in Walt Disney World during late fall; this new captivating & immersive experience will certainly impress Star Wars fans of all ages.

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This outpost, that has been labeled a smuggler’s planet, would not be complete without a Cantina.  I can already picture the lively music, one-of-a-kind drinks in unique souvenir cups (that I will certainly bring home) and a good representation of some intriguing Star Wars characters.  In fact, I imagine a steaming, bubbling, outer space drink that reminds me of a Flaming Mo, from Universal Studios, but on steroids.

Earlier today Disney released the following information:

No self-respecting remote outpost on the edge of the galaxy would call itself a smuggler’s planet without a cantina, and Black Spire Outpost is no exception. Today, we’re pleased to share more details for Oga’s Cantina, which will be serving pilots, bounty hunters, smugglers, locals and galactic travelers alike, when it opens in 2019.

Visitors come to this notorious local watering hole to unwind, conduct shady business, and maybe even encounter a friend…or a foe. Run by an intriguing alien proprietor, Oga Garra, the cantina adheres to a strict code of conduct that tries to keep its unruly patrons in check. But with a history of being a smugglers’ safe haven and a popular stopping point for those seeking to avoid the authorities, you can bet that the cantina has a story or two to tell.

Oga’s Cantina is the kind of establishment that attracts some of the most interesting and disreputable characters in the galaxy. And you never know when a stormtrooper or a familiar face will show up. Patrons of the cantina come from across the galaxy to sample the famous concoctions created with exotic ingredients using “otherworldly” methods, served in unique vessels. With choices for kids and libations for adults, the cantina will make for a great stop!

Musical entertainment is provided courtesy of RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid we first met in Star Tours, who has re-envisioned himself as the cantina’s DJ. As quirky and talkative as ever, he’s still trying to do his best on the job.

Your Clients will be able to listen to some unique music, taste the best drinks in the galaxy, and surround themselves with a colorful cast of characters. You never know what will happen at the cantina!

For a full list of what has been announced for the new land so far, CLICK HERE

As a HUGE Star Wars fan, I am on the edge of my seat to be one of the first to experience this new land next year.  Stay tuned to my blog & Facebook page for new & updated information.

Let me help plan the details of your galactic adventure!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My complimentary planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of education and personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, filled with information & a custom planning calendar.
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    • Complimentary Planning. All of my assistance comes at no added cost to you.  When you book your trip through me, you will get all of the magical extras that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
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Black Spire Outpost will be part of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney has announced that the name for the outpost in the village will be Black Spire Outpost.  Does this ring a bell?  Have you seen Solo: A Star Wars Story?  If this name sounds familiar, you may have caught the mention of it in the movie & I’m confidant that this was no mistake on the part of Disney.  L3-37 mentions a similar location in Solo. While the droid, Lando, and the rest of the gang approach the Millennium Falcon, L3 says that Lando couldn’t find Black Spire without her.  If you haven’t seen Solo yet, I will tell you that I felt it was great family entertainment on a hot & muggy, summer day here in Florida.  It is well worth seeing; listen & see if you can catch the mention of “Black Spire” when you go.

Black Spire Outpost inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
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Disney’s official announcement talks about what you can expect when you visit Galaxy’s Edge.

This weekend at Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, we shared some exciting news about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. OWalt Disney Imagineering Story Editor, Margaret Kerrison, shared for the first time that the name of the village is called Black Spire Outpost. She also shared some of the history behind the name and how this village is closely associated with the geological formations that surround it.

The largest settlement on the planet Batuu, Black Spire Outpost is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space. Off the beaten path, this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Widely known for the petrified remains of its once towering ancient trees, the spires now stand guard across the river valleys and plains and have long captured the imagination of travelers to this planet. To the first settlers, these petrified spires became more than just landmarks; they became the heart of the outpost itself.

As construction rises around Hollywood Studios, Disney has also officially announced the location of the immersive Star Wars hotel.

We are happy to share the location of this exciting addition, which is currently under development on the south side of Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, just east of World Drive. This location will allow the experience to be seamlessly connected to the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, enabling your Clients to fully immerse themselves in the story of Star Wars.

From behind Hollywood Studios you can see the new development towering over the theme park as the rock formations are being built.  Counting on the fact that the Millennium Falcon attraction will be as thrilling as Flight of Passage, there will be lines easily 3 hours long for this experience.

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Click through for a full list of everything we know so far about Star Wars: A Galaxy’s Edge

Let me help plan the details of your galactic adventure!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

• Receive a welcome packet when you book, filled with information & a custom planning calendar.
• Dining reservation assistance. Help with your dining reservations (based on availability) at time that won’t interfere with your touring.
• Fastpass+ assistance.  Which attractions are the best for your family to utilize your Fastpasses for and assistance making those reservations (based on availability).
• Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
• Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Opening Season Announced

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Model of the new land on display in Hollywood Studios

While Disney is working to create the single largest themed land expansion it it’s history, the rest of us sit on the edges of our seats to hear any news we can get.

Finally they have announced their opening season and now we can look toward planning our own vacations to see this new land promising immersive experiences and even their own themed hotel in Walt Disney World.

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The way that the gates currently look to the new land.  You can get your photo here, with the Millennium Falcon, by a Photopass photographer.

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will open sometime during the summer of 2019 for Disneyland and in the late fall for Walt Disney World.  No exact dates have been announced yet & the opening can always be postponed if necessary.

Click here for some details Disney announced earlier on the attractions

Keep watching on my social media page for more news, updates & announcements.  You can follow my Facebook or Instagram page where I will post photos as I visit the parks almost once a week.

Below is a video shared earlier on Disney Parks Blog.  Anyone else as excited about this as I am?

Stay tuned for more information…..

Let me help plan the details of your galactic adventure!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

• Receive a welcome packet when you book, with information & a custom planning calendar.
• Dining reservation assistance. Help with your dining reservations (based on availability) at time that won’t interfere with your touring.
• Fastpass+ assistance.  Which attractions are the best for your family to utilize your Fastpasses for and assistance making those reservations (based on availability).
• Itinerary plans and detailed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
• Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic, I’m also a travel agent. You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney parks or exploring a Florida area attraction with my family.  Living in Florida allows me to keep up to date with all of the newest things that Disney releases, on land and at sea.
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