Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Theme Park Lands Open In May And August

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

by James White |
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Under construction for the last few years, Disney has been teasing Star Wars aficionados with glimpses of the new theme park lands coming to Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. And company boss Bob Iger has just announced that the parks will open in May and August, respectively, with a new short video also marking the announcement.

The lands, known as Galaxy's Edge, promise to be the largest single attractions built on the park, and bring visitors to the planet of Batuu, which features a remote village that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but the prominence of the outpost has been bypassed with the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer less attention, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe-haven for others intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order.

We're told that you'll be flung into the battle between the Resistance and their enemy, with interactive elements that allow park guests to take part in a story. There will also be the chance to fly the Millennium Falcon, interact with droids and creatures in the shops and cantina and hear new music from Star Wars composer John Williams.

Galaxy's Edge opens in California on 31 May, while the Florida location will swing its gates wide on 29 August.

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