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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge logo

"On a remote outpost planet, new adventures await..."
―Construction sign at Disney's Hollywood Studios[src]

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is a themed land currently in development by The Walt Disney Company. It is set in an outpost on the planet Batuu. The events portrayed there take place between the films The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. New music was composed for Galaxy's Edge by John Williams.

It is slated to open in phases in parks in the United States with all of the land except for the Rise of the Resistance attraction opening May 31, 2019 at Disneyland and August 29, 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. Rise of the Resistance will open later in that year. The land will open sometime after 2021 at Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris Resort.


Star Wars land view from entrance

Concept art

Disney CEO Robert Iger first announced at the D23 Expo on August 15, 2015 that the company would be building a Star Wars–themed land in Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California and in Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The announcement stated that these lands would be fourteen acres, making them the largest single land expansions in company history. During the Q1 FY17 Earnings call for The Walt Disney Company on February 7, 2017, Iger announced that the new lands would open in the year 2019.[1] During the "Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making" panel at Celebration Orlando, Asa Kalama of Walt Disney Imagineering stated that what they were building would be canonical.[2] It was later revealed to take place after The Last Jedi through promotional material for the book series Flight of the Falcon.[3] During development, the attraction had as many as 1,100 Disney employees working on the project. By early 2019, this had dropped to 600.[4]

In the lead-up to the annual D23 Expo, the Disney Parks Blog unveiled a logo for the event "Walt Disney Parks and Resorts: A Galaxy of Stories," which would debut on July 14–16.[5] The event gave guests a glimpse of the locations, starships, creatures, and droids that would populate the outpost that will act as a setting for the park, and unveiled a detailed model for the 14-acre theme park that would debut in 2019, alongside artwork and media showcasing its development.[6] On December 16, 2017, during the parks' Galactic Nights event, more information about the ride and its development process was unveiled to the public via Lucasfilm vice president Doug Chiang as well as Imagineers Chris Beatty, Robin Reardon, and Scott Trowbridge. In particular, it was revealed via construction photos that development had recently "topped out" after the highest construction point was in place. It was also revealed that, among other things, there will be a toy shop with concept art unveiled, with Beatty explaining that the inspiration for its design was from marketplaces in Morocco, and that, fitting with its design inspiration, all the wares are handmade arts and crafts similar to those found in Moroccan marketplaces. In addition, the water fountains would have a unique design.

Chiang also revealed that they were building X-wing models for the theme park and differentiated them from the movie models. Some concept art also showcased the Millennium Falcon portion of the attraction, including an entirely new location composed of overgrowth in a sewer-like area. A set of trading cards were also unveiled to the public, which revealed some new details about the ride, in particular confirming that BB-8 and Kylo Ren will be present in the ride, as well as hinting at a droid character called "R3X" that was later revealed to be RX-24 from the original Star Tours ride. The same cards also had map pieces that revealed some locations on Batuu, in particular the Surabat River Valley, Docking Bay 9, Merchant Row, and Black Spire Station, would be present in the ride and gave some details about the location and a translation key for an Aurebesh poem on the borders of some cards.[7]

On January 11, 2018, the Star Wars Launch Bay attraction at Disneyland included a piece of the full model of the upcoming attraction that was unveiled at D23, marking it the second Disney theme park to include part of the scale model, the first being Disney's Hollywood Studios.[8] A short preview video was released on May 22.[9] On May 24, 2019 the Disneyland website and mobile app updated park maps to include, and confirm, the layout of Galaxy's Edge. The Disney Parks Blog revealed new park guide books including the new land.[10]


John Williams composed a 5-minute symphonic track for Galaxy's Edge. To prepare, Williams met with Disney Imagineers, who showed him art, models and an animatic. They also gave him descriptions of Black Spire Outpost, Smugglers Run and Rise of the Resistance. William Ross conducted the piece, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Ross conducted an hour of music in total, which included the full piece, a two-minute version and various bits of music inspired by the piece.[11] The two-minute version was released online in November 2018,[12] while the full track was released in May 2019.[13]


Galaxy’s Edge is set on Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, a planet on the edge of the Outer Rim Territories (just before Wild Space).[14] The time period is between the events of The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.[15][16] It was designed to feel like a real world, blending seamlessly into the park and having no obvious ride markers.[4] Guests will encounter three types of cast members: First Order, Resistance and villagers.[17] Visitors will be able to use a special app called Star Wars: Datapad to aid in navigating the land;[18] Features include “hacking” (to interact with door panels or droids), “scanning” (to inspect cargo), "translation” (to decode all the Aurebesh signs throughout the attraction), “tuning” (to listen into secret communications), “Outpost Control” (a game in which visitors choose First Order or Resistance).[19]

The park will feature two attractions: Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run (which puts guests behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon) and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (which throws guests into the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance).[14] The official names for the attractions were announced November 17, 2018 at the Destination D event. The Target-exclusive Blu-ray for Solo: A Star Wars Story includes a featurette called "The Millennium Falcon: From Page to Park," which details how a Millennium Falcon ride was developed for Galaxy's Edge.

Oga's Cantina will be a small dining establishment that will serve Star Wars-themed food and drink.[4] Coca-Cola products will be available at the attraction, with special in-universe Aurebesh designs.[20] There will also be various shops throughout Galaxy's Edge that sell in-universe items; In developing these vendors, Disney Imagineers visited Istanbul and Morocco, and looked at old concept art from the Lucasfilm Archives.[4] Visitors can choose to build their own lightsabers, with the option to either make custom lightsabers or choose pre-established designs.[21]


Galaxy's Edge will open on May 31, 2019 at Disneyland and on August 29, 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. Rise of the Resistance will open later in that year.[22] The land will open sometime after 2021 at Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris Resort.[23]

On April 13, Galaxy's Edge featured in a panel at Celebration Chicago.[24] During the panel, Mark Hamill appeared via pre-recorded video to announce a Twitter sweepstakes to win a trip to the attraction.[25]


The attraction received extensive press coverage in February 2019, after select journalists were given a tour of the Anaheim version.[26][27][28][29] During this time, the cast members' costumes were unveiled.[30][31]

In April 2019, Lucasfilm Ltd. launched a Galaxy's Edge publishing campaign, which will included a Marvel comic series and the novels Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire, A Crash of Fate and Star Wars: Myths & Fables.[32] Several elements from the attraction are being made into Hasbro toys.[33]


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  33. SWCustom-2011 SWCC 2019: 7 Things We Learned from the Hasbro Star Wars Panel on
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  39. 39.0 39.1 TwitterLogo Matt Martin‏ (@missingwords) on Twitter ""Harkos" and "Dok-Ondar""
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  43. TwitterLogo Matt Martin‏ (@missingwords) on Twitter "Guys, we can meet HONDO!!!"
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  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 TwitterLogo Inside The Magic (@InsideTheMagic) on Twitter "The message so far: "...A beacon for drifters forgotten and lost, the spires summoned those broken and tossed..." Anyone have the rest of the cards and can share images?"
  48. TwitterLogo SWGalaxysEdge‏ (@swedge) on Twitter "Through the door peek at some robots/Droids of Galaxy's Edge"
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  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 50.3 TwitterLogo Brad Hughes‏ (@itsdreamybrad) on Twitter "Nope just didn't take a picture of them last night"
  51. Toydarian Toymaker at official Walt Disney World site
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External linksEdit

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge media
Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire
Young adult novels
A Crash of Fate · Star Wars: Myths & Fables
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge comic series · Untitled Galaxy's Edge kids comic
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run · Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo · Kat Saka's Kettle
Milk Stand · Oga's Cantina · Ronto Roasters
First Order Cargo · Creature Stall · Black Spire Outfitters
Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities · Droid Depot · The Jewels of Bith
Resistance Supply · Savi's Workshop · Toydarian Toymaker