I am so excited to showcase this next section of Disneyland. It’s all brand new construction and it was the first time I had been to the park since this new section opened.
There are distinct sections of the parks, each with their own names, and from inside those sections, the landscape has been developed so that you cannot see other sections of the park very well. You can stand in a spot and turn 360 degrees, and nearly all of what you see fits the theme. Then you pass through a tunnel, or follow a river around a bend, and viola! All around you is now an entirely new theme. For me, this adds to the magic. The newest section of the park is Star Wars themed, and it’s called Galaxy’s Edge. This part is as big as a small town and is so incredible it will get its own post. I truly was in another world there.
Galaxy’s Edge is apparently on the planet Batuu, and is a chance to walk around the Black Spire Outpost. It opened in 2019 but naturally, many of us stopped traveling about that time, and so right now there are lots of people like me who were soooooper excited to go there. So yeah, it’s crowded. But the amount of people did not dampen my awe. Also, if you’ve seen the movies, some of those trading towns are pretty dang crowded. So it’s legit. haha
As with anything Disney, the quality is top notch and the attention to detail is mind blowing. I was in awe of this place. I spent time there, happily wandering and taking photos, with no plans for anything else. I could easily spend all four days of my Disney vacation right in these streets. Yes, I am that much of a nerd.
Inside the round doorway, you enter Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. It is marvelous. Marvelous! I took a couple of videos to help you get a sense. Sorry for all the noise. It was packed.
I hope you found some delight in these views. I was not expecting Galaxy’s Edge to be so incredible and even now, a week later, looking at these photos, I’m impressed at what Disney has created. I suppose in a few years I’ll head on back there and take another look.
Here’s one last video for fun. While I was looking for a bathroom, I spotted this glass container on a wall that had some bubbles coming up. A small child was eagerly watching it, and said “There’s something in there!” The kid was right. Up popped a dianoga. You may remember one of these from the garbage compactor in Star Wars: A New Hope, when Luke, Laura, Han, and Chewbacca all got trapped in it.
6 thoughts on “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge”
Amazing. A thoroughly comprehensive tour. Your excitement is patent in your captions
I’m still feeling that excitement now, ha ha. It was so much fun.
Great pictures. I went to Disney World in Florida in the 1990s but doubt that I would go again. My favourite was EPCOT and World Showcase. If you go to France don’t bother with EuroDisney.
Thank you, Andrew! I’ll take your tip on Euro Disney to heart. I have also been told that Disney Tokyo is also less than great. I have wanted to see EPCOT all my life and I guess I’ll make it there someday. Florida is a more involved trip, but eventually I will get over there.
Hahaha ! I’m still smiling over your comment: “Except for the missile hole in the wall…but other than that…” hahahaha…!!!
I love it that I made you smile. 🙂