The wait is over! We finally have the date for the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in both Walt Disney World and at Disneyland.
The themed land is expected to open at Disneyland on May 31. The land will open in phases. On opening day for phase one, you’ll be able to ride the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, sample amazing galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops, and more. The Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction will be opening at a later date.
Then, later this year (and much earlier than anticipated), the Walt Disney World version will open in Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 29.
Guests planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland between May 31 and June 23 will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land. Information on how to make a reservation will be available at a later date. Guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels during these dates will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest); valid theme park admission is required. The land will not be included in Extra Magic Hour or Magic Morning at Disneyland.
For Disney’s Hollywood Studios version, a reservation will not be offered or required to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, however, capacity will be limited. Additionally, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during Extra Magic Hours.
Also of note, at Disneyland, the Disney FASTPASS service, including access via Disney MaxPass, and at Walt Disney World, FastPass+ will not initially be offered at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. However, that could change with time.
Just one week ago, we got to find out what Guests can expect to experience when stepping foot into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – from more details about the attractions, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, plus we learned all about the different shopping and dining destinations that Guests will experience when stepping “onto” the planet Batuu and into Black Spire Outpost. (You can listen to an interview here or read an article about the latest updates here.)
As a reminder, Batuu is slated to be a port for explorers, smugglers, and traders who all want to fly under the radar and can be found on the outer rim of Wild Space. As the story goes, in their efforts to defeat the First Order, the Resistance has temporarily set up shop in an abandoned, ancient base encircled by forests, mountains, and rivers here on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost.
Fans who visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge may see some familiar faces, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, BB-8, and Chewbacca, and they may even even find themselves in a face-off with the First Order.
So, get your lightsaber ready and make sure you bring a good book or at least a backup phone charger. Because on opening day, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is going to create lines like you’ve never seen.