connectVideoStar Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has plenty of surprises in store
Fox News’ Ashley Dvorkin gets a sneak peek at Disneyland’s immersive Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area.
It is the closest to a “Star Wars” fan ever setting foot in a galaxy far, far away.
Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which officially opened on May 31, is announced as one of the most immersive experiences — and it seems the park has spared no expense to make the movie alien excitement to life.
The 14-acre park, designed for the transportation of guests to the planet of Batuu, is filled with shops, restaurants and activities, and is populated with costumed alien inhabitants, functional droids, and local “Batuuans.”
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“Most of our citizens are Batuaans and they are the locals and they walk in our stores and they run our restaurants,” says Chris Kelly, a Imagineering manufacturer Disney. “We have a little bit of a … separate group that is landed and kind of infiltrated a bit and it’s the friends behind me,” she added, referring to the Stormtroopers that patrol parts of the park.
The food and drink is also designed to take guests on a culinary journey through the universe, with exotic dishes ranging from the Fried Endorian Tip-Yip” and Smoked Kaadu Ribs (a dish of fried chicken and smoked pork ribs, respectively) in the Docking Bay 7 dining area. Guests can also enjoy out-of-this-world alcoholic beverages at Oga ‘ s Cantina, or even just a taste of some of that blue milk is so popular with the Skywalker clan.
Blue Milk and Green Milk can be found in the Black Tower Outpost market in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
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A marketplace area, guests can purchase or even create some of their own unique souvenirs, including a Droid Depot, where visitors can build and customize their own versions of the BB – or R – series droids, and a workshop where guests can create their craft.
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Other attractions include a First-Order Carco dock, a Creature Stall, and the Millennium Falcon: smuggler’s Run experience, giving the guests a chance to pilot the “fastest hunk of junk” in the galaxy.
During the Millennium Falcon: smuggler’s Run, Disney guests to take the controls in any of the three unique and important role on board the fastest ship in the galaxy.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the largest one-themed-land expansion ever, according to a press release from Disney. Phase 1 opens to the public on 31 May (although the guests were required to book a reservation to attend in his first few weeks). Phase 2, which will consist of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, is planned for later this year.
The opening for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World in Florida is planned for August. 29.
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Fox News’ Alexandra Deabler contributed to this report.