Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek has revealed the official name at the 2017 D23 Expo for the Star Wars-themed lands that are currently under construction at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has a familiar ring to it and perfectly encapsulates the setting for an all-new world in the Star Wars galaxy that has familiar ships, characters and much more taking place at a remote trading post but set in a fresh environment.
Both theme parks will open the new land in 2019, with Disneyland opening first and later at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. No further details on exact opening dates have been revealed yet.
Disney Parks Blog has more on the news:
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.
The second attraction will give guests the opportunity to fly the Millenium Falcon, piloting the ship, shooting blasters or preparing for hyperspace – all while completing a critical mission. But how you perform on the mission holds even bigger stakes: perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic credits, while bringing the ship back banged up could put you on the list of a bounty hunter. End up on Harkos’s list and you may face a problem if you show up at the local cantina!
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.
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.
We’ll have more updates on this breaking story as they develop. Stay tuned!