During the annual shareholder meeting for The Walt Disney Company on Thursday, March 7, CEO Bob Iger announced the opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in California and Florida: fans can visit Batuu starting on May 31 at Disneyland and August 29 at Hollywood Studios in Orlando.
Galaxy’s Edge will open in two phases, with the “Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run” ride fully operational on opening day. To manage the high volume of guests with only one of the expansion’s two attractions available, FastPasses will not be available for the ride at either park. While Disney did announce that “Rise of the Resistance” will open later this year, a specific date was not revealed.
In addition, Disneyland will implement additional means of managing demand for Galaxy’s Edge upon opening. For at least the initial three weeks (May 31 to June 23, 2019), a no-cost reservation will be required to enter the Batuu area of the park. Although Hollywood Studios will not use reservations, both the park and the land have capacity limits. Florida will offer Galaxy’s Edge during Extra Magic Hours for resort guests, while Disneyland will not. For full details, visit the Disney Parks Blog update.
Shortly after Iger’s presentation, ABC 7 news in Los Angeles shared an exclusive video of drone footage from inside Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim.
— Rob McMillan (@abc7robmcmillan) March 8, 2019
We’re expecting further updates on Galaxy’s Edge at Star Wars Celebration Chicago next month. In the meantime, be sure to check out all the amazing details in last week’s press preview if you missed them.
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