Here’s when you can visit Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge

Disney Parks has announced when the two Galaxy’s Edge parks will be open to visitors. The California one, at Disneyland, will open in “summer” 2019, while the version at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios will launch in “late fall” that same year.

Clearly, there are still details – and exact dates – to be revealed, but this is at least slightly more specific than what we last had. Whatever the date may be, expect that Fastpasses will be hard to get, and the lines will be very, very long. Luckily, we are a fandom that loves lines.

Flying over Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge construction site

Disney Parks released a flyover video of the construction on Galaxy’s Edge in California.

The Star Wars-themed lands, a visit to the new world of Batuu, will debut at both Disneyland and Hollywood Studios at Florida’s Disney World in 2019.

Both versions of the park will open with two rides – one involving the Millennium Falcon, and another that puts people in the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the First Order.

Disney World’s Star Wars hotel will connect to Galaxy’s Edge

The Star Wars-themed hotel that’s coming to Disney World in Florida will connect directly to the Galaxy’s Edge expansion at Hollywood Studios, Disney announced today at D23 Expo Japan. The fully-immersive hotel sounds like… A lot.

From the moment guests arrive at the hotel, [Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob] Chapek said, their journey through space will begin as everyone boards a starship and departs together for a multi-day Star Wars adventure. An opening date for the new hotel has not yet been announced. But it can’t come too soon — we’re ready to vacation in a galaxy far, far away.

Still, no ETA on the hotel, though.

Also revealed was a look at the “handcrafted toys” that will be offered at a Toydarian’s street market in Galaxy’s Edge.

Galaxy’s Edge parks at Disney World and Disneyland are expected to debut in 2019.

Disney teases multiple new Star Tours destinations

Disney reveals the first picture from Star Tours’ visit to Crait – which launches soon at both Disneyland and Disney World’s Hollywood Studios – but they’re also teasing that it’s not the only new destination.

Could we be seeing another sequel trilogy world? Or perhaps a Rogue One based one? The ride currently features Jakku, Hoth, Tatooine, Kashyyyk, Coruscant, Naboo, and the Death Star at Geonosis.

This could throw that pesky rumor for a spin… Or does it? Could we be getting multiple sequel worlds? Fans in Anaheim and Orlando will find out Friday; Paris and Tokyo will both have the new content by the end of the year.

D23: Star Wars lands officially named Galaxy’s Edge; Themed resort coming to Disney World

Disney Parks announced that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the official name for the twin lands that will be coming to Disneyland and Disney World. We know we’ll all keep calling it Star Wars land regardless, but hey: They’re trying.


We learned more about the park’s two rides, including concept art. And although we don’t get slid dates, the Disneyland version is expected to open first – though likely only by a few months, as they’re both still expected for 2019.

Also coming – though only to Disney World – will be a Star Wars-themed resort that will be “100-percent immersive.”