Breaking: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Opening Date Announced!

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Mark your calendars, folks! Disney has officially announced an opening date for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge!

Previously, Disney revealed that Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge would be opening Summer 2019 at Disneyland and Late Fall 2019 at Walt Disney World.

Last week, some major announcements about the Cast Member costumes and quick-service menu were revealed, leaving fans wondering just when they would announce an official opening date.

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019. Photo by Brett Svenson.

Well, the time has finally come!

Drum roll, please…

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will open on May 31, 2019 at Disneyland and on August 29, 2019 at Walt Disney World!

I don’t know about you, but I think I might get in line as soon as I’m done writing this blog post! This is the most highly anticipated new addition to the Disney Parks so be prepared for large crowds and elevated wait times, especially on opening day.

Both parks are opening early due to high guest interest.

Each land with open in two phases. On opening day, guests will be able to experience Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, enjoy the specialty food and beverages, explore the merchant shops, and more. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will open later this year.

Here are some additional details, according to Disney:

“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. 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.

A reservation will not be offered or required to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Walt Disney World® Resort. And you should know that 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. Capacity is limited. 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. Details will also be available at a later date.”

Now that we have a date set, the hard part begins… Waiting!


In the meantime, check out these links for more information about Galaxy’s Edge and other Star Wars experiences you can do to stay occupied until it opens:

If you’re looking to begin planning your trip to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, let our friends at Destinations to Travel do the legwork for you! Click here to get started—it’s free!

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Courtney Reynolds

Courtney is a Photographer for WDW Magazine. She is originally from New England, but is currently enjoying life in Orlando. You will often find her with a camera in one hand and a coffee in the other. She also loves tacos, Donald Duck, and riding roller coasters. Her favorite holiday is Halloween. For more about Courtney, you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.