The galaxy that was far, far away and a long time ago just got a little closer.
On Tuesday, Disney announced that the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in summer of 2019 at Disneyland and in late fall 2019 at Disney World.
Up until this point, all Disney has said about possible opening dates for either location was they would open in 2019.
While the announcement does not indicate a month or a date for the openings, it does indicate a couple of things. First of all, it somewhat coincides with a lot of the rumors that the Disneyland version would open sometime during the summer next year. With the statement of “Late Fall 2019” for the Florida version, confirms that construction there is behind Disneyland’s, which is in line with what many of us thought. There had been rumors that construction at Walt Disney World had been closing the gap. Either that speculation was wrong or if they have closed the gap that construction was even further behind than we had thought.
No specific date summer date was announced for the Disneyland opening. There have been rumors that the actual date may be as early as late June or early July. There also has been speculation, especially with how the return of Fantasmic in 2017 was handled, that Galaxy’s Edge may not open until sometime around the D23 Expo which returns to Anaheim August 23-25, 2019.
At this point, it’s all speculation and no one really knows. Hopefully we’ll get more detailed information soon, but I personally would expect anything substantial until early spring 2019.