It’s the Disney news we’ve all been waiting for…the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening dates! Will you be there?

View Of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening 

Every since the announcement of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Star Wars fans have waiting patiently (or not so patiently) for this new land to open! Now we finally know when that day will be. Actually it’s “days”, since there will be two, but maybe you can work both into your schedule! Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge…

What is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

According to Disney, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be their largest new land expansions ever, with each one covering 14 acres. I’ve just seen quick glimpses from the Slinky Dog ride in Toy Story Land and it looks AMAZING! Features will include the Black Spire Outpost and a village on the faraway planet, Batuu. Of course, it wouldn’t be Disney without Star Wars themed food, drinks and plenty of cool Star Wars souvenirs to take home!

Where is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

You’ll be able to visit Galaxy’s Edge in two locations, Disneyland in Anaheim, California as well as Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Orlando.

What new attractions will there be in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

There will be two new attractions, Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and Star Wars: Rise Of The Resistance. Both parks have announced that only Mellenium Falcon: Smugglers Run will be available on opening day, while Rise Of The Resistance will open at both parks later in the year.

Here’s what Disney’s press release has to say about the new attractions:

Inside Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Disney guests will take the controls in one of three unique and critical roles aboard the fastest ship in the galaxy.

Inside Millenium Falcon: Smuggler's Run in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

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The second attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, is one of the most advanced and immersive experiences ever undertaken by Walt Disney Imagineering, where Guests can join a climactic battle against the First Order.

When will Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge open in Disneyland

Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland will open on May 31, 2019. This is one of Disney’s most anticipated openings ever so you may want to go ahead and line up now!

Little girl excited about attractions at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

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If you visit from May 31-June 23rd, you’ll have to make a reservation to enter, though it won’t cost anything extra. Book one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels and each guest will automatically get a reservation.For the time being, you won’t be able to visit Galaxy’s Edge during Extra Magic Hours or Magic Morning.  

When will Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge open at Walt Disney World

You’ll have to wait a little bit longer but Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World will open in Hollywood Studios on August 29, 2019. Like in Disneyland, Disney has announced that only the Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run will be operational on opening day, with Rise Of The Resistance opening later in the year.

Artists rendering of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

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Unlike Disneyland, visitors to Hollywood Studios will have access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during extra magic hours. Just having a ticket won’t guarantee access to the new land. However, staying at a resort and visiting during extra magic hours should give you an advantage!

How Can You Get Fast Passes To Galaxy’s Edge

For now, fast passes aren’t being offered for the attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. I’d expect that to change once the craziness dies down a little…we’ll just have to wait and see. Until then, I don’t think I have to tell you that you may be in line for awhile. (We all know it’ll be TOTALLY worth it though!)   

The Village of Batuu in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

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Are you excited about the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening dates? Will you visit early or skip the opening day crowds and go later (or both)?

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Entering Galaxy's Edge

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