New video footage provides a stunning look of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, a Star Wars-themed area of California's Disneyland and Florida's Disney World, set to make its debut in late 2019.
Rob McMillan, the Inland Empire Bureau Chief for Eyewitness News, posted the video which clocks in at around sixty-six seconds. It offers impressive views from a drone camera, providing aerial shots of the 14-acre Galaxy's Edge area at Disneyland. Featured in the video are iconic vehicles that have been featured in the Star Wars franchise as well as buildings and terrain that make you feel as if you're in an actual Star Wars movie.
At the 0:10 second mark, we see an X-Wing fighter being refueled with blue details. At 21-seconds the front view of what appears to be an orange-and-black T-70 X-Wing is shown, possibly the same ship piloted by Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Around the 0:40 second mark, audiences are re-introduced to the Soro Suub Corporation X-34 Landspeeder that Luke Skywalker drove around Tatooine in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
Several seconds later, an aerial shot shows us the Millennium Falcon. Additional footage gives a brief tour of the interior of the ship, showing off hallways as well as the table where R2-D2 and Chewbacca first played Dejarik, a game involving holographic monsters on a chess-like board.
The Millennium Falcon will be home to the Smuggler's Run ride at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. As of now, a Fastpass is not planned to be offered for Smuggler's Run at Disney World, probably as an attempt to allow for fairness when trying to get on the ride. For the first three weeks at Disneyland, Galaxy's Edge will require no-cost online reservations, subject to availability. For Disney World, reservations are not needed, but a valid theme park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required.
Not everything on the 14-acre lot will be completely open when Galaxy's Edge launches at the end of this year. Rise of the Resistance, an attraction which puts guests "in an epic battle between the dreaded First Order and the courage of the Resistance" will still open before the end of the year, but won't debut when the park opens. It is also scheduled to open in Disneyland Paris in the near future.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland will open ahead of schedule on May 31, with the Galaxy's Edge featured in Disney World launching three months later on August 29th.