Disney announces when new Star Wars land will open

Posted May 22, 2018 9:33 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:17 a.m. EDT

Star Wars fans will be able to enter a galaxy far, far away by next summer, according to a Wednesday announcement from Disney.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the largest single-themed land expansion ever at a Disney park, will open in summer 2019 at Disneyland in California and in late fall 2019 as part of the Hollywood Studios park at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

The exact opening dates have not yet been announced, which is typical for Disney expansions.

The new land will have guests visit Batuu, a planet created for the parks that is described as a “remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge” that is a thriving port for smugglers.

The new lands in both Orlando and California will feature two new rides, including one that will put visitors in the pilot’s seat of the Millennium Falcon and another that will put riders on a star destroyer in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

Those feeling a bit thirsty will also have the chance to try some blue milk, made famous by Luke Skywalker in “A New Hope.”

A Star Wars inspired hotel is also planned for Walt Disney World, but an opening date for that has yet to be announced.