Disney has released brand new photos from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, featuring new looks at Jedi relics, Rathtars, and the Millennium Falcon. The highly-anticipated theme park is gearing up to open to the public on May 31 at Disneyland Resort in California and on August 29 at Disney World Resort in Florida. Due to high demand by park-goers to explore Galaxy's Edge, it will also be rolling out in two separate phases. The first will be the Smugglers Run attraction and the second will be the Rise of the Resistance attraction later this year.
The setting for the upcoming Disney attraction is at the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, a planet sitting on the Outer Rim Territories of the galaxy, filled with familiar lore for Star Wars fans to explore. The timeline also falls between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, meaning the First Order is still in power. The atmosphere of Batuu will evolve alongside the narratives in the films as well, adding an extra layer of intrigue for its guests to follow along with as the Skywalker saga comes to a close in December. Reservations for the attraction opened on May 2 for attendees who plan on staying in the park between May 31 - June 23. It's gearing up to be an ambitious, out-of-this-world theme park, and now fans have even more details to sink their teeth into while they wait.
Exclusive first-look photos from Galaxy's Edge have been released by D23 that show what's in store for attendees of the theme park. Detailed shots showcase bits of the Millennium Falcon, Rathtars, Jedi relics, an IG Droid, and so much more. Check out the images below:
Demand for the park has been skyrocketing as more photos and commercials have been revealed to the public. Since its announcement in 2015, demand for Galaxy's Edge encouraged the park opening to be moved up. It also prompted Walt Disney World to increase ticket prices for park-goers on March 12 of this year. This decision could impact some families decisions to attend the theme park, but it seems a worthy cost for such an ambitious and immersive experience.
Galaxy's Edge is already gearing up to be one of Disney's most successful and elaborate parks to date. The sneak-peek reveals, especially at this year's Star Wars Celebration, have shown the incredible amount of detail that's gone into creating the perfect interactive experience for Star Wars fans. Though the increased ticket prices are an unfortunate turn for some people, the park seems more than worth the price of admission. And ticket prices aside, reservations have been booking up fast; but from the looks of it, attending the park later in the year could be a more beneficial and less-crowded experience. Each aspect of the park will be worth the wait, from its customized food and drinks to its lengthy and thrilling attractions, so it's sure to be a massive hit for fans and regular attendees alike.
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