Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek is announcing some exciting news this morning from D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Bob just revealed the names of the two signature attractions set for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens at the Disneyland Resort next summer and at the Walt Disney World Resort in fall 2019.
Guests can take the controls in one of three unique and critical roles aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. And on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, guests can join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance – including a face-off with Kylo Ren himself!
Check out one of the amazing videos shared with Destination D fans:
He also shared a new look at the Star Wars resort that’s currently in development for the Walt Disney World Resort.
Today Disney gave us a first look and shared more details for Oga’s Cantina, which will be coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in 2019 at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.
Visitors come to this notorious local watering hole to unwind, conduct shady business, and maybe even encounter a friend…or a foe. Run by an intriguing alien proprietor, Oga Garra, the cantina adheres to a strict code of conduct that tries to keep its unruly patrons in check. But with a history of being a smugglers’ safe haven and a popular stopping point for those seeking to avoid the authorities, you can bet that the cantina has a story or two to tell.
Oga’s Cantina is the kind of establishment that attracts some of the most interesting and disreputable characters in the galaxy. And you never know when a stormtrooper or a familiar face will show up. Patrons of the cantina come from across the galaxy to sample the famous concoctions created with exotic ingredients using “otherworldly” methods, served in unique vessels. With choices for kids and libations for adults, the cantina will make for a great stop!
Musical entertainment is provided courtesy of RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid we first met in Star Tours, who has re-envisioned himself as the cantina’s DJ. As quirky and talkative as ever, he’s still trying to do his best on the job.
Get ready to listen to some unique music, taste the best drinks in the galaxy, and surround yourself with a colorful cast of characters. You never know what will happen at the cantina!
Back in April, Disney filed permits for what was thought to be the new Star Wars-themed hotel planned for Walt Disney World Resort. The permits for “Project H” showed the plot of land being prepared for construction was located adjacent to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Today Disney confirmed that this plot of land will indeed be used for the Star Wars-themed resort.
Here is the post from Disney Parks Blog:
Today we are happy to share the location of this exciting addition, which is currently under development on the south side of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, just east of World Drive. This location will allow the experience to be seamlessly connected to the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, enabling guests to fully immerse themselves in the story of Star Wars.
This experience stands out among all of our destinations around the globe. Families visiting this destination will board a starship that comes alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during their voyage through the galaxy – and every cabin window has views of space! Guests visiting the multi-day adventure will also be welcome to participate as a resident of the Galaxy by dressing in Star Wars-inspired attire.
Guests who attended Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this past weekend were treated to a nice surprise when Disney Parks Blog’s story editor, Margaret Kerrison, shared for the first time that the name of the village of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is called Black Spire Outpost. She also shared some of the history behind the name and how this village is closely associated with the geological formations that surround it.
The largest settlement on the planet Batuu, Black Spire Outpost is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space. Off the beaten path, this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Widely known for the petrified remains of its once towering ancient trees, the spires now stand guard across the river valleys and plains and have long captured the imagination of travelers to this planet. To the first settlers, these petrified spires became more than just landmarks; they became the heart of the outpost itself.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open at Disneyland Resort in summer 2019 and at Walt Disney World Resort in late fall 2019.