During today’s annual shareholder meeting, Disney CEO Bob Iger casually announced that Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open to guests on May 31. But that’s not all, guests at Walt Disney World will set foot on Batuu on August 29.

What’s happening:

  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will welcome guests to the planet Batuu on May 31, 2019. The long awaited land will debut first on the west coast at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
  • As for its central Florida counterpart, Iger noted that the land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be opening August 29, 2019.

  • Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is the largest land expansion at Disney parks.
  • Iger says, “we’re really proud of what we’ve built.”  
  • The Disney Parks Blog notes that the land will be opening in two phases:
    • On opening day for phase one, guests will take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
    • 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.

Important information for Disneyland:

  • The Parks Blog also revealed that guests planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park between May 31 and June 23, 2019 will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land.
  • Information on how to make a reservation will be available at a later date on Disneyland.com and the Disney Parks Blog.
  • Guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels during these dates will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest); valid theme park admission is required.

Important information for Walt Disney World:

  • A reservation will not be offered or required to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Walt Disney World Resort.  
  • Guests should know that valid theme park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge after its opening on August 29, 2019. Capacity is limited.  
  • Additionally, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during Extra Magic Hours.
  • During Extra Magic Hours guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can spend extra time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying select attractions.  
  • Details will also be available at a later date on Disneyworld.com and the Disney Parks Blog.

Important information about planning and attraction access:

  • The Disney Parks Blog has shared more information about the expected structure and operation of the new land at both Disney Resorts.
    • Land Entry:
      • Because we anticipate galactic excitement during the opening months this year, we are planning ahead to deliver the best possible experiences for our guests.  
      • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during normal park operating hours.
      • It will not be included in Extra Magic Hour or Magic Morning at Disneyland Park.  
      • It will be available during Extra Magic Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
    • Attractions: 
      • For vacation planning purposes, please be aware that Disney FASTPASS service, including access via Disney MaxPass, (at Disneyland park) and Disney FastPass+ service (at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) will not initially be offered at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
      • We will continually evaluate our operations and services in order to help provide a great guest experience.
    • Planning: 
      • Guests looking to book a vacation to the Disneyland Resort, can visit Disneyland.com.  
      • Please note that vacation packages, park tickets and Disney Resort hotel stays do not guarantee access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  
      • The land —including participation in its experiences—will be subject to capacity restraints and other restrictions.

ICYMI:


Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland on May 31, and at Walt Disney World on August 29, 2019. May the Force be with you.

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