Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the themed areas located within both the Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The areas encompass approx. 14 acres (5.7 ha) at each park.
Both lands were announced on August 15, 2015, and construction began on April 14, 2016. The Disneyland version opened on May 31, 2019, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ version opened on August 29, 2019.
Galaxy’s Edge is set within the village of Black Spire Outpost, on the remote frontier planet of Batuu, and features attractions, shops, restaurants, and entertainment offerings.
The development team, including Doug Chaing, drew inspiration from real-world locations, including Istanbul, Morocco, and Jerusalem, and travelled there to study the architecture, culture, and weather. The team also cited Ralph McQuarrie’s concept art for the original Star Wars trilogy as a basis for the architecture and aesthetic look of the land. The landscape of Galaxy’s Edge features 135 foot (41 m)-tall spires standing amongst the rockwork that are intended to be the petrified remains of massive trees of an ancient forest.
Galaxy’s Edge – Florida
Galaxy’s Edge – LA
360 walkthrough video (ResortTV1)
The Opening/dedication ceremony (May 29th 2019)
(L-R – George Lucas / Billy Dee Williams / Mark Hamill / Bob Iger / Harrison Ford)
There are two main ride attractions at the parks:
Star Wars: Millennium Falcon – Smugglers Run – a simulator ride in which guests pilot the Millennium Falcon.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – a dark ride in which guests are involved in a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
Sadly closed most of 2020 due to Corona virus / Covid-19.