Anticipation has been excessive for the Star Wars-themed expansion lands being constructed at Disneyland and Disney World, but it surely hasn’t been clear when followers will truly be capable to enterprise into the brand new parks. Immediately that acquired a little clearer, with Disney officially announcing the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will likely be opening at Disneyland in summer season of 2019, with the Disney World model of the park following swimsuit in late fall.
Disney parks have included Star Wars rides and different components for years, however Galaxy’s Edge guarantees to be a extra extra formidable mission than something the corporate has tried earlier than. Fairly than being a one-off experience or themed space, Galaxy’s Edge is meant to be an entire immersive world, giving visitors the expertise of truly moving into the Star Wars universe itself. There will likely be no Disney staff within the cantinas and outlets of the park, for instance. As a substitute, there will likely be locals and smugglers that inhabit Batuu, the planet the park is about on, whereas visitors discover themselves wrapped up in a battle between the Resistance and the First Order. Not solely that, however the rides themselves are designed to be half of a bigger interactive journey that visitors can go on. Do a poor job flying the Millennium Falcon within the park’s flagship attraction, for instance, and a visitor might discover themselves referred to as out — or celebrated — by a personality later of their go to.
The transfer from conventional theme parks to extra immersive environments has been taking off over the past decade, with Common Studios planting a flag within the floor with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and Disneyland enjoying catching up with Pandora: The World of Avatar. However Disney can also be trying to up the ante. Together with the Star Wars enlargement lands, Disney can also be engaged on a Star Wars-themed lodge for Disney World. That mission will enable visitors to actually eat, sleep, and breathe Star Wars all through everything of their go to, as they participate in an interactive journey than can stretch from the lodge, to the park, and again. If pulled off efficiently, the lodge idea would primarily be Westworld for Star Wars followers — however there’s nonetheless no phrase on when that mission will likely be opening.