Are you ready for a new wave of information on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? You’re in luck thanks to the people over at Barron’s who wrote up a lengthy piece after a tour of Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Disneyland’s offering is expected to open in June 2019 while the land at Walt Disney World is expected to open in late Fall 2019.
While it’s worth your time to read the full article, we highlighted some of the most interesting points below.
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
We’ve already seen a little bit of video about this attraction, but now we have a more complete idea of what to expect.
From the article, the ride will be an interactive experience that will be different each time you visit. Your performance may alter how you’re treated outside the attraction.
Visitors will fly the ship in groups of six, and see the real-time results of their actions, such as knocking over a spire during takeoff. The flight will be different each visit. After a ride, the visitor might, say, stop at Oga’s for a drink and be told something like, “The boss isn’t happy about how you brought the ship back.”Barron’s
Rise of the Resistance
While both attractions are sure to impress guests, this may be the highlight of visits to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This trackless ride will take guests on an immersive journey that sounds simply awesome.
Visitors waiting in line for this attraction will wind through highly themed interiors that evoke rundown rooms the Resistance has repurposed as a base for operations against the First Order. Groups of guests might be “captured” at one point and ordered along by the enemy, before making their escape aboard a trackless troop transport. They will see scenes including a stormtrooper formation and one featuring Kylo Ren.Barron’s
Blue Milk & Oga’s Cantina
Would it really be a Star Wars land if you couldn’t drink blue milk? Probably not. The blue milk is reported as being “non-dairy” and where it may be purchased in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge hasn’t been determined. It’s possible it will be found in Oga’s Cantina, outside from a farmer, in a market or all of the above.
Speaking of Oga’s Cantina, we have some new information there too.
Oga’s is relatively small for aesthetic reasons, and is likely to be popular. To maximize capacity and keep visits from becoming all-afternoon affairs, most guests will stand. There will be a handful of booths with seating around the outer edge of the restaurant. An intricate tangle of tubes and vessels behind the bar might make some drinks appear to flow from the ceiling.Barron’s
Shopping at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge sounds like it will be different than the stereotypical gift shops you may currently find around Walt Disney World.
One shop will feature droids that visitors can customize through an interactive experience. A droid that is made to be, say, afraid of stormtroopers might signal its fear when one comes close. Droids owned by members of the same group might recognize each other when they meet.Barron’s
Beyond the interactive droids, there will also be an opportunity for guests and cast members to “haggle” while they’re visiting the market.
There will be another shop presided over by Dok-Ondar, a collector who is briefly mentioned in Solo. This character, likely animatronic, will be set apart in a booth from the rest of the staff. Cast members might interact with Dok-Ondar, asking him what he’s willing to let certain items go for. Elsewhere, there will be an outdoor market resembling a bazaar. A pod-racing engine, perhaps at the market, will be used to roast meat.Barron’s
Everything we’ve heard about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge sounds like a step forward in the overall theme park experience for guests. We can’t wait for it to open.