Time passing too quickly usually annoys me. I scoff when I realize the end of the month is already here. Where did the days go? How did it happen? But I’m willing to fast forward through 2018 to get to the opening of Disney Parks’ Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The Star Wars-themed land is coming to Disneyland (Anaheim, California) and Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Orlando, Florida), and now Disney has announced opening dates. Kind of. Via the Disney Parks Blog, they’ve released opening seasons.
Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge will open in summer 2019. Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios will launch in late fall 2019. So just over a year until park-goers can walk into Batuu, the Outer Rim setting for the themed area, and live a Star War.
I want to go right now.
In the past, Disney has used seasons for openings rather than specific dates so they have room to maneuver. The summer season is around June 20 to September 20. The fall season is around September 20 to December 21 (so late fall probably means somewhere in November). This gives them room to play around in case they need more time for construction or soft openings. It’s worth nothing parks on both coasts are opening two big expansions and transformations at the end of June 2018 (Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studio and Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure), so maybe Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge will follow suit in 2019.
The completely immersive Galaxy’s Edge has a 14 acre footprint in both parks and will include two big-ticket attractions, one centered on the Millennium Falcon and one all about escaping the First Order. Learn everything we know about Galaxy’s Edge so far here.
Which park’s Galaxy’s Edge are you planning to visit first? Will you go as soon as you can or wait a while (maybe years) for crowds to calm down? Tell us in the comments.
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Amy Ratcliffe is the Managing Editor for Nerdist. She likes Star Wars a little. Follow her on Twitter.
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