Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens at Disneyland California park

First Star Wars-themed area opens at popular California resort, with second Galaxy's Edge due in Florida this August

The Millennium Falcon at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland California.
The Millennium Falcon at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland California.

The $1bn Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge – a themed area inspired by the Star Wars franchise, located within Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, and soon to come at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida – has reportedly opened to a select few fans, with Walt Disney Company’s chairman and chief executive officer, Bob Iger, saying the firm was “thrilled to finally share it with the world”.

The attraction, which consists of two rides, and Star Wars-themed restaurants and shops, was announced by Iger during the Disney D23 Expo months before the reveal of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Of the two rides, one is based entirely on the Millennium Falcon, the franchise’s iconic spaceship, and allows ride-goers to pilot it through multiple storylines.

Fans and visitors can also spend time in the life-sized replica of the Cantina diner, enjoying themed drinks, along with an option to purchase the iconic blue and green milk for the younger crowd, according to Esquire Middle East, a sister title of Construction Week.

California’s Galaxy’s Edge is one of the many universe-themed parks to open up around the world by the end of June, the second of which opens in Florida at the end of August.

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