I don’t make these sorts of declarations very often, but I feel pretty confident saying Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge sets a new standard for immersive storytelling at Walt Disney World. The story telling begins the moment you walk in to the land with a creative transition that almost totally obscures the rest of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Walking into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a completely different experience than your typical theme park land. It’s also different based on which entrance you choose. The transition from Toy Story Land is along meandering walk that provides a wonderful reveal of Black Spire Outpost.
I filmed this live on Saturday, just two days after Galaxy’s Edge opened to the public and while crowds were a little lighter due to a few cancelled vacations related to the approach of Hurricane Dorian.
With the land in full operation, you can also hear the ambient sound design that adds so much to the Galaxy’s Edge experience.
We also stopped by for our first visit into Docking Bay 7, which is the main quick service location for Galaxy’s Edge. We’re impressed with the theming of the location, but predict seating capacity could become an issue.
Walt Disney Imagineering starting working on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge all the way back in 2014 with groundbreaking in April 2016. I’m so impressed with the end result.