It’s been over a year since fans got their first sneak peek of what will soon become one of the most epic additions to Disney Parks. Since then we’ve gotten bits and pieces to puzzle together and it won’t be long until we get to see the big picture. Here’s everything we know about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so far.
Black Spire Outpost
The village at the heart of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge finally has a name. As Disney Parks Blog explained, Black Spire Outpost is what the largest settlement on the planet of Batuu will be called. The outpost is a stomping ground for "traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space.” The spires are in fact the petrified remains of ancient trees that stand at the heart of the outpost.
The countdown is on to the big day, as Disney Parks recently revealed that the new Star Wars lands will open earlier than anticipated. The Disneyland addition is set to open in just one year, summer 2019, while the Walt Disney World version will open shortly after in fall 2019.
The Millennium Falcon
Fans have been treated to glimpses of what the new lands will look like, but nothing really captures just how incredible it will be quite like this sneak peek aboard the Millennium Falcon attraction. While it’s reminiscent of Star Tours, the ride takes the experience of traveling in hyperspeed even further out of this galaxy by letting riders actually pilot the aircraft.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Disney Parks without some amazing souvenirs to bring home. Star Wars: A Galaxy’s Edge will feature tons of fabulous merchandise fans will be able to buy from a Toydarian, an actual Star Wars universe character. Star Wars-themed toys and handcrafted works from local artisans will be just a few of the items for sale.
A Hotel Not So Far, Far Away
The Star Wars experience won’t stop after you leave the park. Visitors will be invited to rest their heads among the stars in an intergalactic Star Wars-themed resort that "will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.” Unlike any other resort experience in the world, guests will be fully immersed in the Star Wars universe with details, like windows that appear to look out into a view of space. We can’t wait to check in!
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is going to be huge figuratively and literally. The new land will take the parks to new heights with its towering stone spires and AT-ATs. Not only is the new land massive, but it is also incredibly accurate down to the tiniest details. When you enter the sprawling, epic new area you will feel like you've actually landed on an entirely different planet.
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