Disney begins showing Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to press

Posted Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:13 PM | Contributed by LostKause

From the piece:

Last week, io9 was among a select group of press to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The largest land expansion in Disney history is still months away from opening (summer 2019 in Anaheim and fall 2019 in Orlando is all the company is officially saying for the moment) and is still an active construction site, with upwards of 1,000 people working on it 24 hours a day, seven days a week at its peak. Everything is muddy. There’s scaffolding everywhere. You have to avoid large pipes and walk on thin two by fours across huge holes. This is not remotely close to what fans will experience when the doors open later this year and yet, it’s already one of the most exhilarating places I’ve ever been.

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Monday, March 4, 2019 8:59 AM

I like Star Wars but would not consider myself a fanatic. That said........holy crap.

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Monday, March 4, 2019 10:26 AM

Just 462 days until I land on Batuu.

Not that I'm counting or anything.

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Monday, March 4, 2019 10:45 AM

I’ll be arriving in either 3 months(if open,) 4 months*, or 7 months. Very excited

*trip will be canceled if Galaxy Escape isn’t open yet.

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Monday, March 4, 2019 12:53 PM

I was thinking that next year I'd do something different for spring break. Maybe southern Florida beaches, or Tahoe for skiing. Now? Maybe not. Bastards.

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Monday, March 4, 2019 2:03 PM

Mm. Spring break should be a good time to go...

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Monday, March 4, 2019 5:58 PM

Now granted, we just got back from WDW and are thinking about a trip to DLR sometime in 2020 but I can't imagine going anytime in the first 6 months. I really like Star Wars, but I thought a 4 hr. line for flight of passage was nuts and that was 18 mo. after it opened. I can't even imagine what the crowds will be like to SWGE.

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Monday, March 4, 2019 6:08 PM

Yeah, as jazzed as I am for this, and as much as I want to go, I probably won't for quite some time. I'd bet that the crowds Universal sees for Potter won't even be in the same realm as what Disney will see once this land opens.

Last edited by Vater, Monday, March 4, 2019 6:09 PM
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Monday, March 4, 2019 8:26 PM

Exactly. We have not been for a couple years, and pondered going earlier, but just couldn't stomach the idea of going in late 2019 or even really early 2020; not that there is a 'great" time to visit anyway, but June 2020 it is.

I'm not delusional enough to think the crowds won't still be nuts at that time, but I don't see that really changing anytime just beyond that, either. In 2021, Tron and Guardians will be open (and whatever else is coming), plus they will be having their 50th anniversary...

Just hoping for slightly less nuts.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:26 AM

You just have to take steps to mitigate the crowds, July is during the AP blackouts so most of the locals will not be able to get in, it will mostly be tourists. I’m planning on staying at a DL resort so I’ll have access to EMH, I presume that Disneyland will either end their Magic Morning promotion for hopper tickets or change the location of it to DCA but even if they don’t, I should be able to get on at least one attraction right at opening and secure a Fastpass for the other one. That way I’ll be sipping on some Blue Milk walking out of the land as regular opening starts and at the end of the night I’ll go back to do another run at night on my favorite ride.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:27 AM

I don't think most locals have the passes with summer blackouts. At least, not in my social circles. They generally get the level that excludes the holidays and spring break.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:05 PM

Pretty sure he was talking about Disneyland, not WDW. And it seems as though most of those locals do tend To get the passes with blackout dates.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:11 PM

Everything below the Premiere pass is blocked from late June-early August from entering DL, but most can enter DCA.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 5:52 AM

Trip booked for the end of October. Can't wait to sit in the cockpit of the millennium falcon. I am happy to see Disney is doing it right.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 1:31 PM

Probably worthy of its own news item, but opening dates were announced today: May 31 for DLR, August 29 for Studios.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:46 PM

OhioStater said:

In 2021, Tron and Guardians will be open (and whatever else is coming), plus they will be having their 50th anniversary...

We're probably looking at late summer/fall 2021 for all the reasons mentioned. It will be a completely different resort by that time with SW:GE, Mickey & Minnie's, Tron, GotG, and Ratatouille.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:49 PM

And us for the same reasons. It's actually pretty remarkable how different our next trip is going to be. Out last visit was just a few years ago, but when we return in 15 months, Avatar will will be new (under construction when we last visited), Star Wars, Ratatouille (hopefully)....

I get that the prices continue to go up, but at least the experiences also continue to go up.

On our last trip (5 days) we actually elected to completely skip Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. We did Epcot 2 days and MK days....with Disney Springs in between.

No one will ever do that again....ever.

Last edited by OhioStater, Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:55 PM
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