2019 seems a long time to wait for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to open at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but when you see a new aerial video of the state of construction at Disneyland, it seems almost with in reach. You can see tons of texturing and rock work is underway, a bunch of buildings for the land are under construction, and the scope of the land is really coming into focus.
If you look at the photo above you can see how close the train tracks are to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Behind you is the entrance via Critter Country.
Enjoy this drone’s eye view of what will soon be Disney’s most immersive land ever constructed:
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will transport guests to a small outpost on the planet Batuu. The planet is situated at a crossroads along an old trade route and as such guests can expect to encounter camps for both the First Order and the Rebellion. One attraction will let guests take control of the Millennium Falcon on a mission that they directly impact. The other will be an epic Star Wars adventure that takes guests into space and the middle of a climatic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
The scale of the land is hard to get from just the video, but there are a few clues.
In the picture below, the Millennium Falcon will be right where that crane is parked right now. It will be a practical object with detail and scale matching what you expect to encounter if you saw the real thing, not just on the big screen.
Starting in the upper left, you can see part of a massive show building for the encounter with the First Order adventure. At the top of the photo is the show building that will house four theaters for the Millennium Falcon ride. That should help increase capacity. Two the bottom are the marketplace and dining complex for Batuu.
The photo above lines up closely with the concept art here.
Will you be lining up to be one of the first to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland or Disney’s Hollywood Studios?