Sorry been a little slack recently.
Here it is, better late than never I say!
Well, it’s been almost a week since the star studded opening of Disneyland, California’s biggest expansion and takeover – Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is now open!
Dedicated on the 30th May 2019 by Disney Chairman & CEO Bob Iger with creator George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Harrison Ford in attendance.
Encompassing almost 14 acres the new environment is set on the planet of Baatu, a “remote frontier outpost” on the outer rim of the unknown territories; it features the Smuggler’s Run ride where guest can enter the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit and take on the role of either Pilot, Gunner or Engineer, working together to complete the challenges set. The other ride, not yet opened is Rise of the Resistance which pits the troops of the First Order against the small numbers of the Resistance (or old rebels).
There is also Oga’s Cantina, a place where you can buy food and drink. There is a droid depot building, where you get to custom build R2 or BB units and add accessories like appendages or mood chips. Also you will be able to build (in secret) a lightsabre in Savi’s workshop from old scavenged items. Last but by no means least, there is merchandise, lots and lots of merchandise! Everything from pin badges to puppet Kowakian monkey-lizard (you know, right).
All in all the feedback, You tube videos mostly, have been very positive, just type Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge into the search bar and find all those lucky visitors.
Currently you have to book and only get a 4hrs slot to experience everything and YES the lines will grow longer once fully opened but hey it is the closest you will get to a galaxy far, far away.
(Disney…..I’m waiting for your call)
In 2019 there is a lot for the Star Wars fan to get enthused by. Not only are we getting the third film in the latest Star Wars trilogy, still only Episode IX (no title announcement), but there are not one but two themed lands arriving in Disneyland, California and Disney World, Florida.
Currently nearing completion and due to open Summer & Fall this year construction has been gong full speed ahead to meet its opening day deadline.
Click here to find out a little more about Star Wars Galaxys Edge and where they are located.
** If anyone would like to buy me a flight to the USA, accommodation for a week or two and an entry ticket I would be most grateful **
It looks like the SUN newspaper (UK) and Making Star Wars have some shots of the Star Wars cast & crew filming just outside London near to Pinewood Studios.
The Falcon has been spotted nestled in Black Park Country Park, west of Pinewood; in what appears to be a jungle scene.
This could be a whole new planet not yet visited in the Star Wars saga.
Watch this space.
Live video from a certain point of view! of some of the Star Wars filming locations.
After scouring the internet for hours we have managed to find some LIVE WEBCAMS for many of the Star Wars filming locations from Caserta, Italy – NABOO,The Phantom Menace & Attack of the Clones; Finse, Norway – HOTH,The Empire Strikes Back and Dubrovnik, Croatia – Cantonica, The Last Jedi.
Check them out, the site will also give some up to date weather forecasts for the days ahead and also time-lapse video from previous live streams.
Go take a look and let me know what else you would like to see added to the site to aid YOU – the Star Wars traveller….