Millennium Falcon at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

The news that millions of Star Wars fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening early, and the dates have been revealed!

The biggest single-land expansion in Disney Parks history will open first at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California on May 31. The second location will open on Aug. 20 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. There is a slight catch, however, in that Galaxy’s Edge will be opening in two phases.  The news comes in light of the massive demand, with Disney readjusting the hyperdrive and deciding to open the land in phases rather than all at once.

While news of the early opening is exciting, some may find disappointment with only one of the two major attractions being open at launch. On opening day for phase one, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will be ready for guests to grab a seat in the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, but the highly immersive (and possibly most complex theme park ride of all-time) Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be held until phase two.

Still, you’ll have plenty to do, with tons of intergalactic food and merch to enjoy.

You can find out everything you need to know to start plotting a trip to a galaxy far, far away right here.

Photo: Disney Parks

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.