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Opening day set for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland in Anaheim

Posted at 9:19 AM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 15:06:54-05

(KGTV) - Official opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World were announced Thursday during the Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort (Anaheim) will officially open on May 31, 2019. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort (Florida) will officially open on August 29th, 2019.

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Disney officials said anyone looking to visit Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland in Anaheim between May 31-June 23 will need a valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation that is subject to availability. Information on how to make a reservation will be available on the Disneyland.com site or on the Disney Parks blog.

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Disney officials added: “Guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels during these dates will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest); valid theme park admission is required.”

Disney issued a statement to detail the phases of its opening:

"On opening day for phase one, guests will be transported to the remote planet of Batuu, full of unique sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Guests can become part of the story as they sample galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

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Phase two, opening later this year, will be Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, "the most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined, which will place guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines between fantasy and reality. In light of tremendous demand, Disney made the decision to open the land in phases to allow guests to sooner enjoy the one-of-a-kind experiences that make Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge so spectacular."

City News Service contributed to this report