What Disney's Star Wars land and hotel will look like
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is an 14-acre expansion to Disney's theme parks in California and Florida. Guests will step inside a completely immersive world to feel like they're living inside their own Star Wars story.
It will open in summer 2019 at Disneyland in California, and late fall 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. Both lands will have similar designs, as shown in this concept art.
Here you're on the planet Batuu at the Black Spire Outpost. The spires are the petrified remains of ancient trees -- the largest one being the "Black Spire." This landmark became an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space.
Oga's Cantina is a place to unwind, have a drink, and conduct shady business with smugglers and bounty hunters. It will serve beer, wine and special themed cocktails created with "exotic ingredients using otherworldly methods, served in unique vessels." There are also nonalcoholic drinks for visitors under 21. Mmm, blue milk.
Space pirate Hondo Ohnaka, from Star Wars: Rebels, is one of the most advanced audio-animatronics Disney ever built.
The transport shuttle docked on top of this hanger is a fast-casual restaurant. The chef moves from site to site, sort of like an intergalactic food truck.
The land includes two rides, a cantina restaurant and marketplace.
Can you spot the Black Spire?
The marketplace is run by a Toydarian, a species you may know from Watto in The Phantom Menace. But don't try any funny business to score a sale -- Toydarians are resistant to Jedi mind tricks.
At Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities, guests will find Holocrons, ancient repositories of wisdom.
There will also be a creature stall, where you'll be able to meet a Loth-cat from the Star Wars Rebels animated series.
Disney is building a fleet of full-size X-wings for the lands. The company shared this behind-the-scenes photo in December 2017.
In one ride, guests will pilot the Millennium Falcon.
This could be the coolest hallway in all the land, as guests step aboard the Han Solo's infamous ship.
Guests will control the Falcon, steering and shooting blasters. How you perform will determine the ending, and your actions will follow you outside the ride. Bang up the ship, and you could face trouble from a bounty hunter -- especially if you show your face at the cantina.
The second ride will put you in the middle of a fight between the Resistance and the First Order.
The rescue mission may not go as planned as it takes you into the hangar bay of a Star Destroyer.
Check out this ride where Disney guests will face off with Kylo Ren.
Over at Ronto Roasters, exotic meats are turned over a roaring fire -- cooked by a recycled podracing engine -- as a former smelter droid watches over the food. On the menu is a roasted pork wrap served in a pita, and sweet or spicy turkey jerky.
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Guests will embark on a "multiday" adventure at this resort, which is seamlessly connected to the Star Wars land at Hollywood Studios.
Every window in this starship hotel has a view of space, and guests are encouraged to role-play and dress the part.
There's no opening date yet set for the hotel, so don't count on booking a room next year. But when it does open, new characters and stories will unfold all around guests during their stay.
Will you spend your time relaxing in the lounge, or go on a quest to save a space princess?
This ain't no ordinary space cruise. You may be called to help defend your ship from an attack.
Or maybe you'll take a shuttle back down to Batuu to do a little souvenir shopping.
Disney is serious about theming, so don't expect to buy Mickey Mouse ears in this market -- it's going to feel like you're on another world.
Keep your eyes open for surprises around every corner.
Until it opens, we'll just have to go by Disney's concept art and imagine the possibilities.
What we know so far about Galaxy's Edge
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