“Star Wars”-themed lands are coming to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2019.
Disney Parks and Resorts unveiled the first look and details about the land, which will be called “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” at its bi-annual fan convention D23 Expo in Anaheim, California over the weekend.
INSIDER was on hand to preview the massive 3D model unveiled at the event and to hear all about what fans can expect when “Galaxy’s Edge” opens in both parks.
We’ve rounded up everything we’ve learned about the parks since 2015 when CEO Bob Iger first announced it, including concept art and designs. Keep reading to see everything we learned about the upcoming “Star Wars” Land that will give “Pandora – The World of Avatar” a run for its money.
Two new “Star Wars”-themed lands are coming to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2019.
The official name of the “Star Wars” land will be “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.”
Each park will cover 14 acres of land.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek said at D23 Expo it will be the largest single-themed expansion into the parks ever.
A giant 3D model was at Disney’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center for fans to see just how massive the final park will be.
This is how one of the entrances will look.
Massive archways will also offer unique views into the park.
In Walt Disney World, “Galaxy’s Edge” will be inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ park.
“Star Wars” fans will be able to find characters including BB-8, Chewbacca, and fan favorite Rex around “Galaxy’s Edge.”
“You’ll also encounter members of the First Order and definitely have a sense of what it’s like to feel the wrath of Kylo Ren,” Chapek told the crowd at D23 Expo.
Here’s another creature you’ll see around “Galaxy’s Edge.”
Each park will have two “Star Wars” rides. One will put you in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
Guests will feel like they are inside a Star Destroyer hangar bay.
The other ride will allow fans to pilot the Millennium Falcon and go on their own customized secret mission.
Here’s a look at where the Millennium Falcon will reside in “Galaxy’s Edge.”
Imagineer Scott Trowbridge, who is leading the team building “Galaxy’s Edge,” told fans the choices you make inside the Millennium Falcon attraction could affect the end results of your experience on the ride.
“For example, if you prove to be one of the hottest flight crews in the galaxy, you might find some extra galactic credits coming your way,” said Trowbridge. “But, if you bring back the ship all banged up, the boss might not be too happy. You might even end up on the list of a local bounty hunter.”
Trowbridge teased if you end up on a bounty hunter’s list, it could have repurcussions later in the park if you head to the park’s cantina.
For those familiar with Disney’s “Star Tours” ride, pilot droid Rex will be the new DJ at the new land’s cantina.
The cantina itself will have “Star Wars”-themed drinks.
Press checking out an early preview of “Galaxy’s Edge” were treated to some Blue Milk, something we expect you’ll be able to find in the parks.
There will also be a large marketplace for fans to visit.
Here’s concept art that was shown off for it in 2016 on ABC.
You may even be able to get special delicacies from another planet on the street.
Chapek said the first version of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” will open in Disneyland Park before the one in Florida’s Disney World in 2019.
We can’t wait.