With anticipation continuing to climb for Disney Parks' upcoming Star Wars-themed attraction, Galaxy's Edge, the company is opening up about how exactly they're planning to handle reservations and admission. The setting for Disney's latest attraction is on the planet of Batuu at the Black Spire Outpost. Guests will be immersed into an ongoing storyline set between the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that will evolve alongside the narratives of the films.
Since demand for the park has been rapidly increasing, Galaxy's Edge will roll out in two separate phases. The first will be the Smugglers Run attraction, where guests will take the helm of the Millenium Falcon during an escape from Batuu, and the second will be the Rise of The Resistance attraction, an immersive experience for guests to join in a battle against the First Order alongside the Resistance. Each sounds incredibly exciting in their own right, but Disney's chairman, Bob Chapek, has gone so far as to refer to the latter as their most ambitious attraction yet.
With comments like these in mind, it's easy to see why demand for entry into Galaxy's Edge has skyrocketed. Disney Parks took to Twitter to address their plan for handling reservations and admissions in one of their "Know Before You Go" videos, stating that, "if you plan to visit the land [of Batuu] between May 31st and June 23rd," then guests need to, "have a reservation and valid Disneyland admission." The video goes on to mention that unfortunately, "reservations are not available at this time on disneyland.com," but guests can still make one through their Disneyland Resorts. As long as guests book a stay, "sometime before May 31st and June 23rd," then their stay, "comes with a reservation to enter the land." Only one reservation will be allotted per registered guest, and after June 23rd, no reservation will be required. But in order to keep things organized and convenient, guests will have to wait in a virtual queue for admission tickets.
It's not just the attractions that are overflowing with zeal, it's safe to say that the entirety of Galaxy's Edge is becoming Disney's most ambitious theme park yet. From the immersive setting where fans can drink the infamous green milk from The Last Jedi to being able to create their own lightsabers to roaming the park with John Williams' iconic score playing all around, it's a Star Wars lover's dream come true. Thankfully, fans in California won't have to wait much longer as the highly anticipated park will open its doors to the public on May 31 at Disneyland Resort and on August 29 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
It makes sense that this park would be in such high demand for not just Star Wars fans, but any attendees of Disney Parks. Galaxy's Edge is a monumental attraction that's unlike anything many people have seen before. It's a love letter to fans of the franchise, but also a way to keep younger generations invested in all of the wonderful things that Star Wars has to offer.
Source: Disney Parks
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