Star Wars Land Details from the 2017 D23 Expo

Here it is! The news we’ve all been waiting for! We have all the details from The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts presentation from the D23 EXPO 2017. Let’s dive right in!

First off, Star Wars Land at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  The land will open at both parks in 2019, however it will open first at Disneyland park.

Guests will be able to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests will find themselves in the middle of the action.

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The lands will feature two major attractions that put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Each attraction – and even the land itself – will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before.

One attraction will make you feel like you’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay where guests will feel like they are in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

The second attraction will give guests the opportunity to fly the Millenium Falcon, piloting the ship, shooting blasters or preparing for hyperspace – all while completing a critical mission. But how you perform on the mission holds even bigger stakes: perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic credits, while bringing the ship back banged up could put you on the list of a bounty hunter. End up on Harkos’s list and you may face a problem if you show up at the local cantina!

Speaking of the cantina, troublesome Pilot Captain Rex will be the DJ and guests will be able to try unique drinks such as blue milk.

Guests will also encounter many familiar faces inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including BB-8, Chewbacca, and members of the First Order.

Guests will also be able to acquire trinkets and treasures from across the galaxy.

Exact opening dates of the new lands were not announced.


#FaveFive – Our Favorite Disney Happenings this Week


 

 

Welcome to our #FaveFive where we bring you our top 5 favorite Disney happenings this week.

 

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1.  Full Menus of All the Eats and Drinks at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

 

 

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2.  All we can say is WOW!

 

 

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3. ‘Descendants 2’ Stars Take on Mickey’s Soundsational Parade

 

 

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4.  Fantasmic! Eats = Yum!

 

 

5.  The All-New Minnie Van

See you next week!

#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Round Up for the Week of July 14, 2017

This week, full menus were released for the marketplace booths at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Disney MaxPass is coming to Disneyland Resort July 19, and we get a first detailed look of Star Wars Land from the D23 Expo.  Let’s take a look!

 

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WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

Disney PhotoPass Day Returns to Walt Disney World Resort on August 19

New Details Regarding Walt Disney World’s Uber-Like Service

Mobile Order Debuts at Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland Terrace

Complete Festival Marketplace Menus Released for 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Mission: SPACE at Epcot Refurbishment Extended

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is Testing Full Bright Lighting on Yeti in Expedition Everest

Celebrate Christmas in July at Disney Springs

Tea Traders Cafe at Disney Springs Now Featuring Spiked Specialty Drinks

Join UNIQLO at Disney Springs for a Special Anniversary Celebration

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs to Host Craft Beers and Bites Festival

Terralina Crafted Italian Coming to Disney Springs this Fall

 

 

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DISNEYLAND RESORT

‘Descendants 2’ Stars were the Grand Marshals for Mickey’s Soundsational Parade at Disneyland Park

Disneyland Resort No Longer Using Hand Stamps to Re-enter Theme Parks

Disney MaxPass Coming to Disneyland Resort July 19

NEW Fantasmic! Inspired Eats Available at Disneyland Park

Disneyland Resort Offers ‘Extra’ Extra Magic Hour to Experience Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! for Hotel Guests

 

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OTHER NEWS

PHOTOS: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek Reveals Epic, Detailed Model of Star Wars-Themed Lands

VIDEO: First Look of Star Wars-Inspired Land Model From D23 Expo

VIDEO: Swotu Wayä Na’vi Drum Ceremony in Pandora – The World of Avatar

VIDEO: Disney’s ‘Raven’s Home’ Theme Song

VIDEO: ‘’Descendants 2’ Villain Kids in Mickey’s Soundsational Parade at Disneyland Park

VIDEO: Unveiling the Minnie Van Presented by Honda Odyssey

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released on Digital September 19, 2017 and 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray on October 3, 2017

Whoopi Goldberg Announced as Surprise Disney Legend at D23 Expo

Comedian John Oliver to Voice ‘Zazu’ in Upcoming Live-Action ‘The Lion King’

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Rumor of the Week: Will a Mickey Mouse themed ride replace The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Disneyland Resort Offers ‘Extra’ Extra Magic Hour to Experience Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! for Hotel Guests

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opened at Disney California Adventure park back in May and has been very popular with guests,  with some waiting over 5 hours to experience the attraction.  Fans just can’t get enough of the adventure starring their favorite characters from the films and comics and want to experience it again and again.

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So, for a limited time, Disney is  offering an exclusive perk for Disneyland Resort hotel guests: “Extra” Extra Magic Hour to enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! one hour after Disney California Adventure park closes, on select days.

Guests staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort can enjoy “Extra” Extra Magic Hour during the following dates and times:

  • July 23 through August 30 (Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)*, available one hour after park closes; separate theme park admission and valid hotel key card required

This “Extra” Extra Magic Hour offering is an additional bonus to staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. As a registered Disneyland Resort hotel guest, you’ll not only have easy access to both Disneyland Resort theme parks, but also an early morning admission option—Extra Magic Hour*—to a designated theme park on select mornings (separate theme park admission and valid hotel key card required)!


Whoopi Goldberg Announced as Surprise Disney Legend at D23 Expo

The D23 Expo’s Disney Legends Awards Ceremony took place this morning with surprise Disney Legend announcement.  Whoopi Goldberg would join previously announced Disney Legend honorees: Oprah Winfrey, Stan Lee, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher.

Whoopi’s Disney credits include the voice of Shenzi the hyena in The Lion King and she currently hosts The View on ABC.


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