CONFIRMED: Disney announces ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ expansion with PHASED opening, reservation-access

Disney confirmed today the much-awaited news of the grand opening date for the upcoming STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE expansion at both Disneyland Park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park in Florida and it brings with it some phased opening AND reservation requirements.

 

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Phased Opening Dates

Phase 1

Nearly all of the land is expected to open in this phase except for the massive E-ticket attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

  • Disneyland: May 31, 2019
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: August 29, 2019

Phase 2

The entire land expected to be completed with the opening of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

  • Dates have not yet been released but for both lands it seems we can expect “later this year.”

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Accessing the Land

Each park will have slightly different access procedures for guests to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. However, Disney FASTPASS service and Disney MaxPass will NOT be available for attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in either destination. At least not at launch.

At Disneyland

Reservation-access only! There will be NO stand-by opportunities to visit the land during the reservation-access period.

  • WHAT: Access to the land will be granted by reservation only. Details to follow.
  • WHEN: May 31 – June 23, 2019.
  • COST: Free
  • HOW: Through Disneyland.com and/or the Disneyland App.
  • PRIORITY: Disneyland Resort hotel guests will receive a designated reservation (one per guest) to access the new land during the stay (if it falls during these dates).

Please also note that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will not be available during Extra Magic Hour or Magic Morning at Disneyland Park.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • WHAT: Normal access into the land although capacity is limited.
  • PRIORITY: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during Extra Magic Hours meaning hotel guests will get an advance start at accessing the land.

See it for Yourself

STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE phase 1 opens at Disneyland Resort on May 31, 2019 and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 29, 2019. Phase two dates have not yet been confirmed.

MORE INFO: Get even more news and information about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

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Author: Joey Inigo

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