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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Has An Opening Date and Here’s What You Need to Know

It’s been a long wait for Star Wars Land aka Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge but as of today, there is an official opening date and we could not be more excited!

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Dust off those light sabers, fire up the falcon and be ready to take a trip out of this world (not really but you get the point).

Announced today, May 31st 2019 marks the day Star Wars: Galaxy Edge opens at the Disneyland Park in California! 

The opening date for Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is August 29th 2019. 

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All About Star Wars: Galaxy Edge

On opening day (phase one), guests will be transported to the remote planet of Batuu, where they can become part of the story as they sample galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of outpost shops and take a flight in the galaxy onboard the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. 

Opening later this year (phase 2), will be Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which will be an immersive and the most advanced attraction ever imagined, which will place guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines between fantasy and reality.

In light of tremendous demand, Disney made the decision to open the land in phases to allow guests to sooner enjoy the one-of-a-kind experiences that make Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so spectacular. 

Important note: Disney is informing guests that “Access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences may be unavailable based on Guest demand and other factors.” You can read more about that here.

More importantly, to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort between May 31, 2019 and June 23, 2019, Guests need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation (subject to availability) to access the land.

Beginning June 24, 2019, a separate reservation for the land will no longer be required. Park tickets do not include special provisions for, or guarantee access to, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Information on how to make a reservation and details about reservations will be available at a later date.

So, you’ll want to get your Disneyland theme part tickets ASAP and get a reservation to visit Star Wars land.

You can check out all the fun happening during the opening here.

How to Save The Most On Your Vacation

I am all about making memories with my family but I truly think that it can be done on a budget.

It’s no surprise that Disney vacations can be expensive especially for families and I want to help you save on your vacation.

I’ve talked about them for many years and I still hands down recommend booking through Get Away Today.

They offer the best rates, best customer service and even payment plans so you can pay on your vacation over time.

They were super helpful when we got the stomach flu last time visiting Disneyland and had to stay a few extra days before driving home. They took care of reserving our room for extra days, our car rental and much more. They were literal live savers!

Right now, Get Away Today is offering a special for travel May 24 – December 31, 2019 which includes 5th Day Free ticket, which people will especially want with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening this summer.

Because the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge date came earlier than we were anticipating, they will honor the bounce back offer for anyone who wants to book both vacations at the same time.

However, you MUST book by March 11, 2019, which is when the bounce back offer expires. In order to book both vacations at the same time, you’ll need to book over the phone at 855-GET-AWAY. More information on the bounce back offer can be found here.

And if your super into Star Wars like we are, check out:

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