Jedi Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland

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Everything you need to know about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland. Opening dates, Star Wars map, the rides, discount tickets, food, entertainment and more. This is the Jedi Master guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort.Star Wars Land Disneyland

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland Opening

Does Disneyland have Star Wars Land? Yes, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World both have a land dedicated to the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland opens summer 2019. 

How do I get tickets to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland? Check out the latest deals here, now booking through 2019. We partner with Get Away Today to bring you lower ticket prices than Disneyland itself. .

If you’ve been following The Happiest Blog on Earth, you know we’ve been reporting about the now CONFIRMED land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, since early 2015. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will make a big impact at both Disneyland in Anaheim and Walt Disney World in Orlando.

See a preview of what’s to come for Star Wars at Disneyland:

  • The Star Wars Launch Bay, an interactive experience that immerses guests into Star Wars at Disneyland. You can experience character meet and greets, real Star Wars costumes, props and other hands-on entertainment inside Star Wars Launch Bay.
  • Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple invites young Padawans to battle villains in a live action experience.
  • Want more live Star Wars experiences while you wait? New in 2018, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Hyper-Reality Experience by ILMxLAB and The VOID tickets on sale now for this Downtown Disney experience.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland MapGalaxy's Edge Disneyland model

Where in Disneyland is Star Wars Land? Encompassing 14 acres, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is in the former Big Thunder Mountain Ranch area, expanding into backstage space. This DOES NOT include Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. That isn’t going anywhere. Want a peek at the progress? If you park at Mickey and Friends, get a look at the massive scale of this project from there.

What did Star Wars Land replace? Out-dated rumors suggested that a Star Wars Land would be built in either Tomorrowland, Mickey’s Toontown or even land on Harbor Blvd and beyond. However, we now know Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is in the former Big Thunder Mountain Ranch area, expanding into backstage space.

Guests visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will enter Black Spire Outpost, the largest settlement on the planet Batuu Disney Parks Blog and as says, “is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space. Off the beaten path, this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Widely known for the petrified remains of its once towering ancient trees, the spires now stand guard across the river valleys and plains and have long captured the imagination of travelers to this planet. To the first settlers, these petrified spires became more than just landmarks; they became the heart of the outpost itself.”

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland RidesStar Wars Galaxy's Edge

What rides will be at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland? Two signature attractions have been announced for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge including:

  • “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run” where you take control of the ship on a secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that lands you right in the middle of a climactic battle. “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run” is a motion simulator attraction, which we plan to add to our list of Disneyland rides that might make you sick. Jim Hill from Disney Dish podcast reports, “There are six seats inside of the pilot compartment. In order to ensure that this thing has decent capacity, there are seven pods in operation at any one time. So that’s 42 people who are piloting the Millennium Falcon at any one time. I’m hearing a three and a half minute ride cycle. Again, you’re seated inside the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, but you’re looking out from that window array that we’ve all seen from the film. In order to pull off that effect – again, the capsule moves in conjunction with the imagery – you’re looking out, basically, into a circular space, sort of a half dome.”
  • “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance”, sources previously dubbed this attraction “Stormtrooper Battle Escape” or just “Battle Escape”. The ride is set to take guest through a long, interactive queue in multiple environments before actually boarding the ride. The ride capacity is about 1,500 per hour, about 1/2 the capacity of Pirates of the Caribbean.

What should I do first in Star Wars Land? Secure your Disney MaxPass as soon as you enter Disneyland Park or even California Adventure Park for the day. MaxPass will be an essential element to enjoying Galaxy’s Edge. Bonus Tip: Stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel so you can get Extra Magic Hour at California Adventure Park, potentially securing a FASTPASS for one of the Star Wars rides before Disneyland Park even opens.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland Food

Oga's Cantina concept art
Oga’s Cantina concept art courtesy Disney Parks Blog

The first thing that many Disney-fanatics were thrilled to hear about this land was the addition of a cantina. Oga’s Cantinaattracts some of the most interesting and disreputable characters in the galaxy.” This safe-haven for smugglers will serve food and drinks with exotic ingredients served in standard and souvenir options with drinks for adults and mocktails for children. Disney Parks Blog adds, “musical entertainment is provided courtesy of RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid we first met in Star Tours, who has re-envisioned himself as the cantina’s DJ. As quirky and talkative as ever, he’s still trying to do his best on the job.”

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland Shows

Jedi Training
Melissa Heyer

Inside Oga’s Cantina, Disney Parks Blog noted “musical entertainment is provided courtesy of RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid we first met in Star Tours, who has re-envisioned himself as the cantina’s DJ. As quirky and talkative as ever, he’s still trying to do his best on the job.”

No word yet if Jedi Training will transfer over to this new land from Tomorrowland or if Star Tours: The Adventures Continue will remain at Disneyland Resort. Jedi Training quietly closed shop early November 2018 with no announcement of a return. 

Will you be visiting Disneyland Resort to see Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge– we want to hear from you, plus continue the conversation on Facebook. 

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