Disneyland Park is a place many people put on their bucket list of travel destinations. But for Star Wars fans, here’s another reason why you should visit this magical kingdom at least once in your lifetime.
Walt Disney has unveiled Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, an all-new theme park area opened May 2019 at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California and forthcoming on 29 August 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.
The park is inspired by Blackspire Outpost, a fictional village first mentioned in 2018’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a galaxy far, far away.
Here is what you can expect at Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge park that opens to the public.
Ever wanted to experience flying the Millenium Falcon? Now you can. In Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run, visitors will get to fly the trademark spacecraft in teams of six in an interactive mission that will send you jumping through hyperspace and dodging meteor showers.
Build your own customised lightsaber based on the following themes: Peace and Justice, Power and Control, Elemental Nature and Protection and Defense- Only at Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers.
Lightsabers aren’t the only things you can build at the park. Assemble your very own droid at the Droid Depot from scrap parts and chips. You will also be able to purchase some robot collectables here.
Buy the perfect souvenir for your family and friends at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, a place packed with jewellery, ancient tools, rare kyber crystals, and even famous lightsabers. You can also buy pieces of trendy galactic fashion at Black Spire Outfitters.
Whether you are devoted to the First Order or fighting against it, Disney has got you covered. At First Order Cargo and Resistance Supply, pick up gears and supplies for whichever faction you’ve sworn your allegiance to.
Looking for gifts for the young Padawans? Purchase critters from all over the galaxy in the form of plush toys at the Creature Outpost, or get your hands on handcrafted toys at the Toydarian Toymaker.
While the world of Harry Potter has its iconic Butterbeer, The Star Wars Galaxy has green milk. Enjoy intergalactic treats at the Milk Stand, Ronto Roasters, and Kat Saka’s Kettle.
If you prefer a sit-down dining experience that is out of the planet, check out Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, or enjoy beverages for all ages at Oga’s Cantina. Remember to bring along your ID if you would like to partake in alcohol.
If you think that’s all, the adventure is not over. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is still in its works and will be opening later this year. Visitors will then be able to take part in a climactic battle against the First Order.
Like any other theme park at Walt Disney World, ticket prices to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge start at USD$109.
While Marvel fans eagerly await the completion of Marvel Land in Disneyland in 2020 (which would include a microbrewery too), Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge might just be perfect for those seeking the ‘magic’ of Disney to fill that void in the meantime.
Whether you choose to go to California or Florida, May the Force be with you on your journey there.
Price: From USD$109