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What You Need to Know Before Visiting Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening ahead of schedule on May 31 at Disneyland® Resort in Southern California and August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Florida.

Due to high guest interest in experiencing this new, immersive land, the scheduled opening date is earlier than expected.  On opening day for phase one, you will be able to live your own Star Wars story and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, sample amazing galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and more.

And for phase two, opening later this year, will be Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined that will put you 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 amazingly awesome.

If you are planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in California between May 31 and June 23, 2019, you 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. If you are staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels (which I ALWAYS recommend!) during these dates, you will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during your stay (one reservation per registered guest); valid theme park admission is required.

The reservation system will not be offered or required to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. As always, valid theme park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge after its opening on August 29, 2019. Park capacity will be limited and I anticipate parks shutting down early in the day as they will reach max quickly- so arrive early and plan to stay for the long haul! Additionally, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during Extra Magic Hours. During Extra Magic Hours Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can spend extra time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying select attractions. More details on this to come.

To help ensure a great experience, I’ll be sharing additional travel tips in the weeks and months ahead to prepare you for your visit. To get started:

Park Admission: Regular theme park admission is required to enter Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There will not be a separate ticket for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  To visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31 and June 23, 2019, guests will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land.  We’ll share information on how to make a reservation at a later date. 

Land Entry: Because Disney anticipates galactic excitement during the opening months this year, they are planning ahead to deliver the best possible experiences for our guests.  Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during normal park operating hours. It will not be included in Extra Magic Hour or Magic Morning at Disneyland Park. It will be open during Extra Magic Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Attractions: Disney FASTPASS service, including access via Disney MaxPass, (at Disneyland Park) and Disney FastPass+service (at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) will not initially be offered at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Disney will continually evaluate their operations and services in order to help provide a great guest experience. I’ll be eager to see how this plays out…can we get in line now?!?!?

Planning:  You should also note that vacation packages, park tickets and Disney Resort hotel stays do not guarantee access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The land —including participation in its experiences—will be subject to capacity restraints and other restrictions. More information to come on what you need to know when planning a visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including arrival and planning details.

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

FAQ:

Q- Will Jedi Training still be available?

A- Yes

Q- What are the height requirements for the attractions?

A- At Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Guests must be 38″ (97 cm) or taller. Once it opens, the height requirement for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, will be 40″ (102 cm) or taller.

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