Disney Sets Opening Dates For Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland And Walt Disney World

After years of waiting, the opening dates and opening day information for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge have finally been announced.

Due to the high anticipation of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney has made the decision to open in Phases, giving Guests an earlier peek into Disney’s most immersive land ever created.

Disney Sets Opening Dates For Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Walt Disney World

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Disneyland

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open up on May 31, 2019 in Disneyland.

Phase One

For Phase One, you will be able to take the controls as you board Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

Phase One will also allow you to sample galactic food and beverages, shop around the Galaxy, and live your own Star Wars story as you explore Batuu.

Due to the extremely high interest, between May 31 and June 23, 2019, Guests will need a valid Theme Park Ticket and will be required to make a no-cost Reservation to access the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

During these dates, Resort Hotel Guests will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per Guest). Even with a Reservation, a valid Theme Park Ticket is required and is subject to capacity restraints and restrictions.

Phase Two

Phase Two will begin later this year (dates have not yet been released).

Star Wars: Rise of the Resisitance, “the most ambitious, immersive, and advanced attraction ever imagined” will be open for Guests to experience during this Phase.

For more information on the newest Attractions, visit ATTRACTIONS NAMED FOR STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE.

Because of the popularity of this new Land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will NOT be included in Extra Magic Hour or Magic Morning at Disneyland. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during normal Park Operating hours only.

Star Wars Galaxy Edge Concept Art
Photo Credit: Disney

Walt Disney World – Hollywood Studios

Phase One

Phase One in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is set to open up on August 29, 2019.

Reservations will not be offered or required to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Florida.

The only requirement to visit this brand new Land is a valid Theme Park Ticket. However, capacity is limited, so arriving early will be key.

There will also be Extra Magic Hours available to Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort. Be sure to keep an eye on My Disney Experience as the day approaches for times and details.

Phase Two

Just like Disneyland, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is set to open during this Phase. This Phase will be released at a later date.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Concept Art
Photo Credit: Disney

Fastpasses

Aside from the opening dates, the biggest question is when we can start grabbing FastPasses for these brand new Attractions.

Disney FastPass, including Disney MaxPass in Disneyland, and FastPass+ in Walt Disney World will not initially offer Fastpasses for Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

There is no date as to when FastPasses will be offered.

But since there is no mention of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, we would have to assume that by the time Phase Two rolls around, FastPasses will be made available. We will just have to be patient to see when that it.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Concept Art
Photo Credit: Disney

Annual Passholder/DVC Preview Events

Annual Passholders and DVC Members sometimes have the advantage of seeing these new Lands before the rest of the Disney community.

At the time, Disneyland is not planning to have any previews before opening.

As for as Walt Disney World, there isn’t much information. There is a possibility of preview events, but nothing that has been released yet.

For those really interested in getting into Galaxy’s Edge early, Walt Disney World does have a Star Wars VIP Tour, simply called Star Wars Guided Tour. Although it is not confirmed, a visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge could be a part of that experience as the opening dates get closer.

For more information on the Star Wars Guided Tour, visit Disney’s website.

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