Disneyland attendees will be able to visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge starting next summer. Since acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, Disney has looked for every way to bring Star Wars back to complete dominance. The movies have done a great job at doing just that, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the biggest opening ever - before Avengers: Infinity War beat it. Still, all three of their new releases have topped $1 billion individually, and Solo: A Star Wars Story looks poised to have a big opening as well.
Fans of the galaxy far, far away though have long also been able to receive even more content through books, comics, and TV. However, the next step is creating a mega-attraction for Disney's theme parks. They previously announced that they were expanding both Disneyland and Walt Disney World to create an entire land dedicated to George Lucas' creation.
We now finally know when these attractions will be opened, thanks to a new video from Disney Parks. The video is brief but does confirm that Galaxy's Edge will open in the summer of 2019 in Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The east coast Star Wars fans will have to wait a bit longer to experience it in Walt Disney World, with a late-fall 2019 opening set.
Details have not been too hard to come by when it comes to what would be included in Galaxy's Edge, so it is nice to now have a narrowed window for the openings. It was previously revealed that the parks would open in 2019, but when exactly wasn't clear until now. Earlier this year Disney released a video showing how the construction process was going at Disneyland and they're clearly comfortable with the progress made so far if they're announcing a tentative opening. The immersive world will include a canon planet Battu, as well as attractions like flying the Millennium Falcon or dining in a cantina.
Depending on just how early in the summer Disneyland's launch is held, it could come right around May the 4th next year. With Star Wars: Episode IX pushed back to December 2019 at the request of J.J. Abrams, the month of May will once again be devoid of a Star Wars movie. This will not allow for Disney to have major corporate synergy and debut the park alongside a new movie, but that won't stop Galaxy's Edge from being a major draw when it does open. Expect more details to emerge as the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge draws ever closer.
Source: Disney Parks
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019