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.
Phased Opening Dates
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
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.”
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.
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.
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