Disney announces opening dates for its new Star Wars land

Disney announces opening dates for its new Star Wars land

Disney announces opening dates for its new Star Wars land

Disneyland and Walt Disney World are now developing Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, a massive, immersive experience that will transport guests to the galaxy far, far away.

Disneyland Park in California is scheduled to open ahead of schedule on May 31, while Disney World in Florida will open at the end of summer on August 29. During the Walt Disney Company's 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that the attraction would open in Disneyland on May 31st and in Disney World on August 29th.

And for phase two, opening later this year, will be Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined that will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines between fantasy and reality.

Those guests looking to go to the California location between May 31 and June 23 will need to book advance reservations. The second ride featured in Galaxy's Edge, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, will be included in the land's Phase Two, which has not been dated. The land will open in phases. "Information on how to make a reservation will be available at a later date", it said. It will be open during Extra Magic Hours for guests at certain Disney hotels. (Here's a sneak peek at some of those cocktails.) Longtime Disneyland fans will recognize the club's DJ: He's Rex, the droid created for the classic attraction Star Tours, and he'll be spinning custom cantina tunes composed by songwriters from around the world. The themed expansions would each boast 14-acres.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, Star Wars Launch Bay and Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away are all planned to remain open in addition to the brand new Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.

There also were rumblings Thursday that the $71.3 billion deal between Disney and Fox is set to gain final approval on Monday.

A representative for Disney did not immediately return Newsweek's request for comment.

Stay tuned for details about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

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