Our live stream of the “Bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Life at Disney Parks” panel from Star Wars Celebration Chicago has concluded – but the great news is that you can watch the replay of the entire panel right now! This panel is dedicated to all things Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and features Chris Beatty, Asa Kalama, Margaret Kerrison, Josh Gad, and Scott Trowbridge from Walt Disney Imagineering and Doug Chiang and Matt Martin from Lucasfilm. Check out the video above now!
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is an upcoming Star Wars-themed area being developed within Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. It will encompass 14 acres at each park.
The lands were announced on August 15, 2015, and construction at both parks began on April 14, 2016. The lands are scheduled to open at both locations in 2019, with the Disneyland version opening on May 31, 2019, followed by the Disney’s Hollywood Studios version on August 29, 2019. Walt Disney Imagineering executive Scott Trowbridge is supervising the development of the new land at both parks.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was first publicly announced by The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger at the D23 Expo on August 15, 2015, though it did not have an official name at the time. According to Iger, it will be “occupied by many inhabitants; humanoids, aliens and droids … the attractions, the entertainment, everything we create will be part of our storytelling. Nothing will be out of character or stray from the mythology.” Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, stated that the land “will introduce you to a Star Wars planet you’ve never seen before — a gateway planet located on the outer rim, full of places and characters familiar and not so familiar.”