Star Wars Galaxy's Edge opening announced

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  1. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    The Disney and Star Wars fandoms are abuzz with the announcement that Star Wars Galaxy's Edge will open in phases, starting on May 31 in Disneyland and August 29 at Walt Disney World.

    Use this thread for discussion, rumors, planning and Porg recipes.
     
  2. RedOctober25

    RedOctober25 Member

    As I posted on the planning board, here are the ride vehicles for both rides. They look to be a standard seatbelt restraint so easy in and out.

    Smuggler’s Run (Millennium Falcon)
    - 6 seats as you pilot the Falcon (on the Kessel run?)
    - each guest has a different role in the cockpit

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    Rise of the Resistance
    - trackless vehicle, 8 guests per vehicle

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  3. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    Just about every Disney podcast imaginable has had descriptions of the attractions from a recent press walkthrough. They didn't get to see everything, but what they have revealed is tantalizing.

    The seats in the Falcon are for two pilots, two engineers and two gunners. Before you enter the cockpit, you get selfie time in the Falcon's crew lounge.

    The Rise of the Resistance ride vehicle is just used during the last part of the attraction. The seat belts are there for "sudden drops."
     
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  4. jbwolffiv

    jbwolffiv Member

    With 4 trips this year (Thank you Amanda for going to college in Tampa!) we are hoping to get a chance in August (maybe a preview for DVC or AP, or just soft opening) as we are there from the 18-27.

    A quick solo trip in late September and I hope to get in there. November will probably be Food and Wine only as Jen will be with me.

    An now we know for sure it will be open for Pixelmania we will need to discuss much how we want to tackle this.
     
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  5. RedOctober25

    RedOctober25 Member

    When is your trip in November? I’ll be down in November too, pre-Pixelmania, for a cruise and post-cruise stay.


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  6. jbwolffiv

    jbwolffiv Member

    We arrive on the 7th and head home on the 9th, quick 2 day trip to see Amanda and do some food and wine


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  7. RedOctober25

    RedOctober25 Member

    I arrive on the 9th... leave on the cruise on the 10th. Maybe I’ll see you at the airport then. .


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  8. jbwolffiv

    jbwolffiv Member

    You would think, but we are driving down for the 2 days. Airfare would be $900-$1000 or we drive for $150 for gas roundtrip.
     
  9. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    I probably mentioned it elsewhere, but I arrive at WDW on Labor Day, just four days after the grand opening. What I thought would be a nice, uncrowded visit with time to sneak over to Universal for a ride on Hagrid's Motorbike will now most likely be a bladder endurance test, packed wall-to-wall with fellow Star Wars geeks.
     
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  10. Scottwdw

    Scottwdw Member

    I will be in the Orlando area in mid-September. Dates are TBD but I will definitely head on over to Galaxy's Edge. Should be fun to explore a new realm at WDW (wait, wrong word for Star Wars), I meant a new world. ;)
     
  11. Nancy AK

    Nancy AK Member

    I’m going to miss Hagrids Motorbike by a month. I’ll be there May 17-22, I was thinking it was opening in April not June .
     

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