Inside Disneyland s Star Wars Galaxy s Edge
id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> Disney Disney wants to make all your Star Wars dreams come true at the new Galaxy's Edge park inside Disneyland -- from riding shotgun in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon to having your drink at Oga's Cantina or getting interrogated by a Stormtrooper on your way to the bathroom.
Most Star Wars fans have only fantasized about what it would be like to travel to that galaxy far, far away, and on Wednesday, my dream became a reality. Or as close to that reality as I will get in my lifetime, unless light speed comes sooner than expected.
Guys, I think I joined the First Order today... #GalaxysEdge #Disneyland pic.twitter.com/CmbS2yeQZ0
— Vane Hand Orellana (@VaneHand) May 30, 2019 In space terms, I was basically on the maiden voyage to Batuu at Galaxy's Edge, a fantasy planet you won't recognize from any of the main films, tucked away in the outer rim between that far off galaxy and Disneyland.
My journey began at one of the secret back entrances of the Disneyland theme park, a place I had only visited once as a little girl. We walked up to a giant rock formation with a metal gate at the mouth of a cave reminiscent of the Resistance compound at the end of The Last Jedi. I half expected our guide to open the gates with a swing of his arms, or at least press a giant red button. Instead we just wrapped around the side of the gate where there was a side opening.
Not quite the space landing I had pictured when I would embark on my imaginary Star Wars adventures as a kid, but pretty darn baller nonetheless. Especially because waiting for us on the other side of those gates was the Millennium Falcon!
Now playing: Watch this: Galaxy's Edge from every angle: We take you along for... 15:04 Wednesday was media day at Galaxy's Edge, which meant we were among the first commoners to see this new land up close. The rest of the world would have to wait two more days until the official grand opening May 31, that is if you were lucky enough to get a reservation. On Wednesday night, though, you can watch the opening ceremony of the newest park live.
For the first month, Disney required guests to make a special reservation to visit the new part of the theme park and reservations sold out within the first few days of going on sale. After June 23, it will be open to everyone with a regular admission ticket to Disneyland.
A true-to-life replica of Han Solo's Millennium Falcon is what Star Wars dreams are made of.
Disney In all my years of watching Star Wars films, not even the 3D Imax versions could've prepared me for what it felt to walk into this place. Otherworldly would be cliche, but pretty accurate. Everything from the marketplace storefronts to the multiple starships looked like they belonged somewhere in the Star Wars universe, or at least some movie set version of it.
Except you wont find Batuu in any movie (it looks most like Jakku onscreen) because it's unique to Disney and combines elements of a bunch of different planets, including Tatooine and Jedha.
But back to the Falcon. After a brief moment of paralysis I walked toward it half expecting it to become smaller as I drew nearer, like somehow my eyes were deceiving me about the true scale of this thing. But it only became bigger. This thing truly is life-size and spans roughly the length of a basketball court measuring in at about 100 feet.
But first: yes the Millenium Falcon is the real deal! It's a life size replica and it's 100% true to life. #fangasm pic.twitter.com/uPs2cr9lNS
— Vane Hand Orellana (@VaneHand) May 30, 2019 Dispatches from Galaxy's Edge
Watch Disneyland's Star Wars Galaxy's Edge dedication ceremony live
Everything to eat and drink in Star Wars land
Star Wars land Oga's Cantina full menu
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