Official Name Announced ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’

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It’s official.  Both Star Wars Lands in Disneyland and Walt Disney World will be called Star Wars:  Galaxy’s Edge.  Today at a panel on the upcoming addtions Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Bob Chapek, announced the new name and explained that it’s called Galaxy’s Edge because guests will be visiting a space port on the edge of space, where stories and action come to life.

Guests will be put into the middle of conflict between the Resistance and the First Order.

One attraction will give guests the opportunity to pilot the Millennium Falcon, shoot it’s blasters, and jump to hyperspace. (Punch it Chewie!)  The rumors ARE true.  How you preform on the mission will directly impact your adventures in the park.  Do a great job and there are bonus credits in it for you.  Smash up the Falcon and you could suddenly have a bounty on your head.

Flying the Falcon


There will also be a second ride that involves the First Order.  They say it’s going to be epic and you will feel like you are on a Star Destroyer.

From the Disney Parks Blog

One attraction will make you feel like you’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay. It’s an attraction built on a scale we’ve never done before.

Sign me up!

AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK ANNOUNCES NEW DETAILS OF ATTRACTIONS PLANNED FOR STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE — Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek shared new details and a glimpse inside the two attractions planed for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming to both Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. in 2019.

They also go on to mention that a lot of fan favorite characters will be there to greet you!

Guests will also encounter many familiar faces inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including BB-8, Chewbacca, members of the First Order and – among many others – Rex, the troublesome pilot you may remember from the previous version of a certain Disney attraction who takes on a new role in this land as the DJ at the cantina.

At the Cantina they mention blue milk and shopping!

And speaking of the cantina, here guests will be able to try unique concoctions like blue milk. Nearby, they’ll also be able to acquire trinkets and treasures from across the galaxy.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open earlier in 2019 for Disneyland guests, but will be later in 2019 for Walt Disney World guests.  But, we kind of expected that with the construction being ahead in Disneyland.

What do you think?  Let us know in the comments!

 

 

 


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