Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Kara Killen, July 3, 2018
|3 minute read|
If you know everything there is to know about Darth Vader, and you consider the Millennium Falcon your mothership, fasten your seatbelts because in late 2019, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is coming to Orlando.
If you and your family love the Star Wars franchise, you'll want to start making your plans to visit this fantastical new park. Here are the important facts you need to know about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
Transport Your Family to a Whole New World
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is set on the planet Batuu which may or may not be located somewhere near Wakanda. Or Narnia. You'll visit Batuu, a remote outpost on the galaxy's edge that was once a busy crossroads but is now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream.
Fly The Millennium Falcon
One of the land's two signature attractions will put you in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, piloting the ship, shooting blasters or preparing for hyperspace all while completing a critical mission. How you perform on the mission holds big stakes: perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic credits. End up on Harkos's list, and you may face a problem if you show up at the local Cantina which is said to serve Blue Milk, aka Bantha Milk, (Luke's favorite beverage?) so really, it can't be all that bad.
Board A Star Destroyer
This attraction is being built on a scale never done before and will make you feel like you're inside a hangar bay in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. It is still unnamed, may the Force be with you when you begin this journey.
Expect To See Characters From A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Encounter many familiar faces inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, including BB-8, Chewbacca, members of the First Order. BB-8 is adorable, isn't he?
Dining Star Wars-Style
Details are still sketchy at this point but the aforementioned Cantina is set to be a standard table-service attraction with a space for live music. The second area will be more of a quick service establishment complete with U-shaped bar and a more casual tone.
If you and your family don't want to wait until the end of next year to get your Star Wars fill, you can always visit Star Wars Launch Bay located at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the meantime. Here you can check out props and models from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, play games, take pictures, screen videos, and greet your favorite heroes and villains. Or, take a Star Tours adventure and catch a glimpse of Batuu while riding on the Starspeeder 1000. A great way to prep your family for the great adventure coming to Orlando in 2019.