Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Set to Open at Disneyland Resort on May 31 and at Walt Disney World Resort on Aug. 29

All-new land will invite guests to live their own Star Wars adventures,
with an epic opening for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance later this year

BURBANK, Calif. (March 7, 2019) – In anticipation of high guest interest, Disney Parks,
Experiences and Products announced today it will open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ahead of
schedule at Disneyland Park in California on May 31 and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt
Disney World Resort in Florida on Aug. 29.

On opening day for phase one, guests will be transported to the remote planet of Batuu, full of
unique sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Guests can become part of the story as they sample
galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and take the
controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

Phase two, opening later this year, will be Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the most
ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined, which will place guests in the
middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines
between fantasy and reality. In light of tremendous demand, Disney made the decision to open
the land in phases to allow guests to sooner enjoy the one-of-a-kind experiences that make Star
Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so spectacular.

Guests planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31 and
June 23, 2019, 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 on and the Disney Parks Blog. 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.

Once guests step foot on Batuu, they will be part of the action as it unfolds around them, and
their interactions with the Play Disney Parks mobile app* will deepen their engagement with the
land. They may choose to aid a smuggler, join the Resistance or pledge their loyalty to the First
Order. In this all-new environment, guests can make choices about their experience that could impact their adventures as they travel throughout the land by using the Play Disney Parks
mobile app in a whole new way. This depth of storytelling is part of the total immersion that will
distinguish the two, 14-acre lands – the largest and most technologically advanced single-themed
land expansions ever in a Disney park – from any other themed land in history.

The new lands build off decades of collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and
Lucasfilm Ltd., a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production, including
the Star Wars franchise. The work on Star Wars between these two creative powerhouses
dates back to 1987, when the groundbreaking Star Tours attraction opened at Disneyland Park
in California.

Welcome to the Edge of Wild Space: Black Spire Outpost on Batuu
Batuu is a far-flung destination along the galaxy’s Outer Rim, on the frontier of Wild Space – the
uncharted region beyond all known star systems. Batuu is home to Black Spire Outpost, an
infamous port for smugglers, traders and adventurers wishing to avoid any unnecessary …
entanglements with the First Order. Along the way, guests may encounter some familiar faces,
from Rey, Finn, and Poe to BB-8 and Chewie.

Star Wars Adventures Come to Life in Two Thrilling Attractions
For more than four decades, Star Wars fans have imagined what it would be like to blast across
the stars inside the Millennium Falcon or race through the halls of a Star Destroyer. Star Wars:
Galaxy’s Edge will feature two signature attractions that turn those dreams into reality.

Set to open at Disneyland Resort on May 31 and at Walt Disney World Resort on Aug. 29,
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, will take guests into the cockpit of “the fastest hunk of
junk in the galaxy.” They will take the controls of the Falcon in one of three unique and critical
roles as the ship hurtles through space. Some will be pilots, some gunners and some flight
engineers, creating multiple ways for guests to experience the attraction.

Set to open later this year, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance places guests right in the middle
of the Rebellion and gives them an active role in the fight against the First Order, including a
faceoff with Kylo Ren. Their journey takes them inside a full-size starship and aboard a nearby
Star Destroyer.

A Diverse Menu of Food and Beverages Await
What does Blue Milk actually taste like? That question and more will be answered when guests
visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experience the new land’s expansive array of food and
beverages. Guests will walk through a bustling street market, where vendors offer various local
delicacies, including an Outpost Mix of uniquely flavored popped grains from Kat Saka’s Kettle,
a unique popcorn snack with a combination of sweet, savory and spicy flavors.

At Oga’s Cantina, even the blaster-bolt scorches on the walls tell a story. Here, guests will
gather to share their tales from around the galaxy as they enjoy exotic beverages served in
unique vessels and listen to spirited musical entertainment provided by DJ R-3X, otherwise
known as Rex, the former Starspeeder 3000 pilot droid from the original Star Tours. Rex reinvents
himself as the cantina’s DJ, and he’s as quirky and talkative as ever.

A multi-purpose transport shuttle docked on top of a large hangar will beckon guests into
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, a designated location for traveling food shuttles. Chef Strono
“Cookie” Tuggs is in much demand for his culinary skills, so he moves from site to site in a
modified Sienar-Chall Utilipede-Transport that becomes a mobile kitchen and restaurant. His
travels across the galaxy allow him to fill his pantry with exotic ingredients he uses to make new
and unusual dishes. He is proud to present Tuggs’ Grub, a “traveling diner for diners traveling,”
inspired by dishes he created during his time working for Maz Kanata on Takodana.

In the Black Spire Outpost market, Ronto Roasters will draw attention from passersby with its
large podracing engine firing up a barbecue pit for mouth-watering Ronto Wraps. When hungry
customers queue up to order, they will encounter a former smelter droid, carefully turning the
spit of meats. Guests will also be able to choose from a variety of exotic non-alcoholic drinks
like the Sour Sarlacc or Tatooine Sunset.

Elsewhere in the market, the Milk Stand will offer two local favorites – Blue Milk and Green
Milk. Blue Milk was first seen in “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” when Luke Skywalker
sat down for a family meal. Green Milk was introduced in “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last

Take a Piece of the Star Wars Galaxy Home from a Vibrant Market
Food is one of many discoveries just waiting to be made while wandering the lively market of
Black Spire Outpost, where guests will encounter a robust collection of merchant shops and
stalls filled with authentic Star Wars creations.

The Droid Depot will invite guests to construct their own astromech droids. Patrons will pick
pieces and parts off a conveyor belt to build one of two core models (R-series or BB-series) and
they can customize their droids with various parts and colors. These droids will be capable of
interacting with elements in the land. Additional programming chips and accessories can be
added to further customize these new friends. In addition, the Droid Depot will offer pre-built
droids, droid-inspired products and more.

At Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, guests will have the opportunity to customize
and craft their very own lightsabers. In this mystical experience, guests will feel the Force as
they build these elegant weapons from a more civilized age.

Inside Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, guests will find a selection of rare and mysterious
items for sale representing different eras of the Star Wars galaxy, including holocrons, ancient
Jedi and Sith artifacts, lightsabers and more. As they explore the nooks and crannies of the
shop, guests will also see Dok at his desk as the large Ithorian checks his inventory, takes
incoming calls and barks the occasional order at his assistants.

In addition to these special experiences, the Black Spire Outpost market will feature the
Creature Stall dedicated to the plethora of rare and fascinating creatures that populate the
galaxy, as well as Black Spire Outfitters, showcasing the latest in accessories. Guests will
also find the Toydarian Toymaker, a stall full of toys crafted by a Toydarian (the flying alien
species first seen in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”).

Guests can also demonstrate where their loyalties lie with the gear and accessories they
purchase within the land. Resistance Supply is a “makeshift” supply location at the
Resistance’s hidden command area. The stall sells Resistance pins, badges, hats, and other
accessories to help guests feel like part of the cause. First Order Cargo, meanwhile, is a
temporary First Order storage dock near the market. Easily identified by a never-before-seen
First Order TIE echelon, the cargo location will offer guests a chance to pledge their loyalty by
purchasing pins, caps, gear, model ships and more.

Play Disney Parks Mobile App Deepens Guest Engagement with the Land
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the first land within a Disney park designed to integrate with the
Play Disney Parks mobile app, which debuted last year and offers interactive adventures and
experiences that bring surrounding environments to life at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney
World Resort. When guests use the app, it will provide new opportunities for them to engage
with the land, such as translating a galactic language, learning what’s hidden inside crates and
containers, or accomplishing certain tasks by participating in missions.

Guests also can use the Play Disney Parks app to interact with a variety of elements in Star
Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, such as droids, ships, media screens, door panels and antenna arrays.

Iconic Musical Score for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Music has been an integral part of Star Wars from the moment the iconic themes of Academy
Award-winning® composer John Williams first introduced us to this galaxy. The music for Star
Wars: Galaxy’s Edge continues that tradition with a suite of all-new Williams-composed themes
written especially for the land and its attractions. Along with a collection of original cantina songs
created by composers and songwriters from around the globe, this new music will deepen
guests’ connection to the land as Williams complements and builds upon the iconic fanfares he
created for the Star Wars films.

More details about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be released in the coming months. Visit,, and for the most
up-to-date information.


Capacity is limited. Access to the theme park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences may be
restricted or unavailable depending on guest demand and other factors.

* Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations and device
settings and features may vary by handset, service provider or otherwise. Coverage and app stores not
available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first. Some features require
separate theme park admission. Some experiences require in-app purchases.

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