If you’ve been living under a rock you might not have heard the news, but a new land is coming to Disney World. (no, it’s not Avengers related)
It’s Star Wars Galaxies Edge!
And it’s coming to our very own Hollywood Studios.
So now that we’ve got the basics out of the way, Here’s all the info that you need to know…
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The Opening of Star Wars at Disney World
The official opening date is August 29th, and we could not be more excited!
So far Disney World has not released any crowd control prevention like they did at Disneyland.
This means that the parks could fill up very fast because Hollywood studios has a small capacity.
They are offering the extra extra magic hours, but that just means that the lines and full capacity will be reached earlier at like 8 AM instead of 10 AM.
We do know that it is going to be very similar to the setup and layout of Disneyland’s Galaxy Edge.
The rides, the foods, the details
So many details!
Yes Folks, we have a lot to be excited for after learning about all of the intricate details at Star Wars in Disneyland- so Disney World should be just as amazing.
For the rides, we initially have the millennium falcon. Later this year the Ride of the Resistance will be opened.
The rest of the land is gloriously themed, from galactic foods to fun merchandise. They have it sectioned in two- one where you can pledge your allegiance to the First order, and the other where you can be a part of the resistance.
Even better, you can build your own lightsaber! Yes, customer made lightsabers will be available at Savi’s Workshop.
For Food, we have several option. Of course, the instagram worthy pictures are mostly of #bluemilk. Which you can find at the milk stand. You have other options at the Cantina and Docking Bay inside of the outpost of Batuu.
They’ve really outdone themselves with merchandise. SO MANY OPTIONS.
Toydarian Toymaker for all your handmade toy needs.
The Creature stall where you can pick up a galactic animal to adopt.
Black Spire Outfitters, so that you can dress the part.
Dok- Ondar’s Antiques for all things rare and odd.
Plus the Droid Depot- where yep- you can build and customize your own friendly (I hope!) droid.
What this means for your Disney vacation
What we all want to know is, what does this mean for your year end 2019 or your 2020 vacation?
Things could get a little hairy!
I’ve spoken with several travel agents who believe that discounts and special offers on rooms will be harder to come by. Generally Disney has these offers a few months out to fill any vacancies, but they have been working hard to make sure this isn’t an issue.
Even the opening date is trategiclaly scheduled, as September is a slower month for Disney. So opening on Labor Day Weekend is a way to curb the low September attendance.
It also means that up to 10 million more people could visit Disney in 2020. Typically, attendance is around 50 million. But with a new land, and several more attractions, (and new lands in the last two years!) we could see a large influx of visitors.
This has to be what Disney is expecting as they are doing a major hiring push. Not only have I seen Disney advertising in the mainstream outlets, but I see lots of cast members “earning their ears” on my bi-monthly visits to the parks.
If you are looking to go to Disney soon, definitely check out everything you can about budgeting as the discounts may be harder to come by!
Summary of Galaxies Edge
As we found out more information (and certainly after the park is opened!) we will update this post with all the goodies!
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Until then, check out some more related posts!