New details of the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge arrived today in the form of a new Disneyland park map and an update to the Play Disney Parks app that’s out of this world!
As anticipation builds for the newest expansion to the Disneyland park, guests have been waiting for information on what to expect as they enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on May 31, 2019. This 14-acre expansion to the Happiest Place on Earth places its travelers in Black Spire Outpost on the remote planet, Batuu. This former bustling city has become a safe haven for those who wish to stay out of the reaches of the First Order or side with the Resistance. In a time of war, Black Spire Outpost is the perfect escape for intergalactic travelers, scavengers, and smugglers. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the highlight of the summer season, and it will be one of the most immersive experiences at the Disneyland Resort! Nothing confirms this more than the addition of the new land on the Disneyland Park Map, the Disneyland phone app, and the Play Disney Parks app.
As you can see from the image above, there are three entrances into the new 14-acre land: one behind the Hungry Bear restaurant in Critter Country, one across from Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland, and one adjacent to Fantasyland. Once inside, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be filled with plenty of stories to explore as you live your own adventure—from an authentic Star Wars Oga’s Cantina on the Outer Rim of the galaxy, where you can purchase exotic mix drinks, to the milk stands serving travelers blue or green milk. For daring adventurers, there is a Resistance encampment and missions aboard the Millennium Falcon!
You can now also navigate Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on your mobile phone or desktop! Check out the map on the official Disneyland App. But that’s not all. The Play Disney App allows guests to take their immersive experience to the next level! With the app open on your phone, guests can interact with droids and the shops at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by solving puzzles to unlock the secrets of the Force.
Many details about the new land are still under wraps until next week’s opening, but one thing is for sure: Disneyland will never be the same. As Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Boob Chapek told the Associated Press in February, guests of Black Spire Outpost might believe they have traveled to a galaxy far, far away.
“You will not think you’re in a theme park,” Chapek said. “Every cast member will be in character, the food and beverage and language will be in story. The merchandise inside the shops won’t be in boxes that say Disney on them. Everything is very, very immersive.”
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