Disney’s ‘Star Wars’-Themed Lands Get Official Name

Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

A galaxy far, far away just got a little closer.

Disney’s “Star Wars”-themed lands coming in 2019 to Disneyland and Disney World have an official name — “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.”

The announcement came on Saturday during Disney’s D23 expo, and one day after the company released a first look at the attractions in the parks.


STAR WARS-THEMED LAND MODEL AT D23 EXPO — The epic, fully detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. remains on display in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ 'A Galaxy of Stories' pavilion throughout D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center. The stunning exhibition gives D23 Expo guests an up-close look at what’s to come on this never-before seen planet. (Joshua Sudock/Disney Parks)

‘Star Wars Land: First Look at Disney Attractions Unveiled

“Both ‘Star Wars’-inspired lands will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port, and one of the last stops before Wild Space, where ‘Star Wars’ characters and their stories come to life,” Disney said in a blog post about the expansion.

“Here, guests will find themselves in the middle of the action at two signature attractions: one that lets guests take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and an epic ‘Star Wars’ adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.”

The panel on Saturday also revealed several new projects in the works at Disney theme parks. For one, the first ever ride-through attraction built entirely around Mickey Mouse. Plans to renovate Epcot with rides related to “Ratatouille” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” are also in the works.

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  1. Ivan says:

    Disney has always been the master of maximizing the use of their brands. Tying in the movies, tv shows, theme parks, toys, … in multi-year plans.

    No other company does this as well.

  2. W Scott says:

    Erm, sounds like a new brand of mobile phone …

  3. Devin says:

    It’s “Galaxy’s Edge”

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