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Did You Know … What’s Coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World Resort

1. It Opens Next Year! – Opening date is currently set at 2019. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland® Resort will debut first and the land at the Walt Disney World® Resort will debut second.

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.

4. A Second Attraction Planned for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Puts You On A Star Destroyer – This attraction, “built on a scale we’ve never 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. (The name of this attraction is still yet to be released).

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.”

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. 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.
9. 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®.

Photos – Update from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

We’re excited to share a few of the details of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that were revealed at the recent Star Wars: Galactic Nights panel, which included members of the Walt Disney Imagineering team working on this project. Check out this article for a look at their progress.

The group talked about authenticity – how they are building a real place in the Star Wars universe and how they are working hard to get the details right. One example inclues the Millennium Falcon.  Here is a photo of the inside of the ship as the team is getting her ready.

Here’s a look at the team’s progress as they build a fleet of full-size X-wing starfighters.

The team also shared what the toy stall in the village marketplace will look like. Inside, your Clients will be able to discover all kinds of fun and cool toys straight out of the Star Wars galaxy. Exclusive to this outpost, all these offerings look hand-crafted by local artisans.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in 2019 at both Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts.

Cast of Disney’s Hollywood Studios Autographs Structural Beam for New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

They’ve lent their spirit. Now Disney’s Hollywood StudiosCast Members and Walt Disney Imagineers are lending their signatures – and making their mark on theme-park history. All were invited to sign the steel beam that will be the highest point in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new land coming in 2019 to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The beam-signing took place Nov. 12-14 in a backstage location of the park just outside the site of the new land. The signed beam will become part of the landscape in the tallest spire of rock rising behind the iconic Millennium Falcon spaceship. The beam will form the highest point in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Disney cast members are taking photos of themselves signing the beam.  They’re also autographing a “time capsule” banner that will be presented to the new land’s opening-day team in 2019.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will transport guests to a remote trading port on the edge of space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests find themselves in the middle of the action. Two major attractions anchoring the new land – and even the land itself – will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is part of the multi-year transformation of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which also includes Toy Story Land, set to open in summer 2018.

How Disney Let Its Employees Celebrate Star Wars Land

Star Wars and Disney theme park fans alike are excited for the impending opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new land at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World set to open in 2019.

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Photos – Topping Out at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland

On August 21, 2017, construction teams installed the highest steel beam for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new Star Wars-themed land coming to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., in 2019. This milestone capped off the infrastructure for a 130-foot-tall rock spire, the highest point in the new land. Once completed, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will include approximately 10,000 tons of structural steel and approximately 200,000 square feet of hand-carved rockwork. The same 14-acre land also is under construction at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Both are scheduled to open in 2019. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

Photos – Star Wars Land Model Area

Take a look at some photos of the Star Wars Land Model Area at the D23 Expo.

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Disney’s Star Wars land will be ‘immersive,’ but what does that actually mean?

Technology and innovation is transforming every aspect of our daily lives, including the way we’re entertained. In this column The Verge will be exploring the world of immersive entertainment, and how mediums like virtual reality, theme parks, and interactive theater represent the next great frontier in storytelling.

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We’re excited to share an update on the progress of the Star Wars-themed lands being created at Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts!

As you may know, these two new immersive lands will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life and where Guests will find themselves in the middle of the action.

We’re also creating two incredible new signature attractions: one that lets guests take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

There is so much activity across our 14-acre construction sites as this new world is created. Here’s a look at how things are shaping up!

Walt Disney World continues construction on new ‘Star Wars’ land — and the latest update is awesome

“Star Wars” fans are anxiously (okay, desperately) awaiting the release of the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” trailer. It won’t arrive for at least another month, but the Walt Disney World team knows fans need something to tide ’em over — and they did not disappoint!

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2019 Can’t Come Soon Enough for Disney World and Disneyland

We’re now just two years away from the arrival of Star Wars Land on both coasts, and Disney’s(NYSE: DIS)domestic theme-park resorts could use a boost. On Tuesday, the media giant announced a 5% year-over-year decline in attendance for its latest quarter, but it also announced that Star Wars Land will begin greeting sci-fi buffs of all ages come 2019.

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