Disney will be unveiling a project that has been in development for a long time in 2019, and we’ll be getting a sneak peek of it this Christmas.
Disney bought Lucasfilm from George Lucas for $4 billion in 2012, and since then, this new land was in the plans for Hollywood Studios’ expansion, along with Toy Story Land, which opened this summer. Disney’s first matter of business was Star Was: The Force Awakens, setting up the scene for its next three films, and then came this land.
The land was announced in 2015, and it promised a fully immersive Star Wars experience. It was set to be ten times what 1987’s Star Tours is in the land currently. The land will allow guests to fly a real life suzed Millennium Falcon, look up at life sized AT-ATs, and explore a detailed planet called Batuu.
Since the beginning of construction, we’ve seen glimpses of concept art and snippets of construction.
The build of the land is almost fully complete, and many of its features have been installed for prepare for its Fall 2019 opening. According to a tweet from Disney owned news network ABC, we’ll be getting a never before seen sneak peek. ABC will air The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade on Christmas morning, so the sneak peak will likely air in conjunction with that.
Don’t miss the magical Christmas tradition you love, plus a sneak peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, coming in 2019 to @Disneyland and @WaltDisneyWorld. The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade, 12/25 on ABC! pic.twitter.com/PvsZTdLvD3
— ABC (@ABCNetwork) December 19, 2018
Galaxy’s Edge will include a luxury resort that transports families into space for a full immersive stay, and several themed restaurants. Stores will be chock full of Star Wars merch and brand new toys too.
It will be one of the most elaborate lands to open in recent years.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in summer 2019 at Disneyland Resort and late fall 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort.
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