On Friday, we posted a tweet storm of pictures and a video taken during Disney’s rollout of their newly announced Star Wars theme parks. There was some argument as to whether the new parks would be DisneyWorld only or include Disneyland as well. The Disneyland question was due to the space limitations at Disney’s original California park.
And the answer is, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is coming to both parks. From the official announcement:
Just moments ago, Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, revealed the official name of the Star Wars-inspired lands that are currently under construction at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, and shared details on the immersive experiences guests will be able to enjoy when the lands open in 2019.
The lands, both called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, will allow guests to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests will find themselves in the middle of the action.
The lands will feature two major attractions that put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Each attraction – and even the land itself – will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before.
This will be a major refresh for Disney parks. Perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime refresh. Looking forward to seeing this in person.