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Disneyland’s ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Theme Parks Coming Soon!

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Story Highlights

  • California’s Disneyland Resort scheduled to open summer 2019

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando scheduled to open fall 2019

  • Parks will be an all-immerse experience for guests.

A galaxy far, far away is coming to California and Florida

Choose to bravely fight the Resistance or faithfully serve in the First Order, the choice is yours at Disneyland’s ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ theme park. Scheduled to open its doors later this year, these two massive Star Wars theme parks are housed at Disney’s theme parks resorts in California and Florida.

This week, a handful of outlets were given early access to view the in-construction park.  Here’s the scoop on what was learned during the tour.

You’re Part of the Adventure
The parks will be designed to “Take Place” in the word of Star Wars, as apposed to just visiting the theme park.  They want their visitors to feel apart of the story. How will they do this? Everything from blue milk, lightsabers to a life-sized scale of the Millennium Falcon. What you won’t see? Disney-branded merchandise, because a distant alien outpost would not have access to Mickey Mouse ears! You might encounter some dangers, such as lawless smugglers, shady traders, and unusual travelers looking to fly under the radar.

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“There are things that exist within the land that suggest there are stories still waiting to be told … And those things can be integrated with some of the stories that may go into the future.”

Lucasfilm Vice President of Development

The Rides
With 14 acres to use, there’s lots of opportunity to create some amazing rides. We’ve got the details on two very cool rides. The “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run,” a ride centered around Han Solo’s iconic ship and “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance,” which takes you inside a Star Destroyer and pits you face-to-face with full-sized AT-ATs. That’s right, full-sized AT-ATs… we are salivating just imaging this!

The Merchandise
The Resistance supply store, you guest it, sells Resistance supplies. So if you decided to join the Resistance, you’ll find the clothes to help you get the look.  Not your thing? Then you’ll need to go to the First Order Cargo to build your look.  If your family is looking for a more futuristic pet, the Droid Depot might provide the perfect radio-controlled droid. And if the force is strong with your little ones, then stop by the  Black Spire for their Jedi attire and book them a reservation to build their own lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop.

But what do Jedi’s eat?
Surely the force doesn’t provide for ALL a Jedi’s needs. For the young ones, perhaps some blue milk will be refreshing, and for parents, there’s a drink called “The Jedi Mind Trick” at Oga’s Cantina. There are other dining options such as Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, and Ronto Roasters – all which are perfectly designed to be immersed into the Star Wars universe.

Media via Disney ParksStarWars.com, Lucasfilm

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