We know that Disney’s Star Wars Land (or “Galaxy’s Edge,” if we’re being formal) will open sometime in the summer of 2019. But that’s as accurate as any at Disney.
The rumors said June. Now, apparently, Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Iger casually dropped the June target in an interview with Barron’s (as determined by the OC Registry).
You can read the full interview here, but the key is in a question about the strategic impact of the Galaxy Edge.
When Star Wars opens in Anaheim in June and in Florida later in the year, that adds capacity. You are adding 14 acres of land [each], more walks, and more things for people to do.
So while it’s not as official as a press release, it’s about the next best thing. Anaheim in June, Florida still “later in the year.”
A June target makes perfect sense, of course. Disney wants to make as much splash as possible straight from the door, which means opening the doors when the most people can visit. While Disney will have no problem getting people into Star Wars Land, they might as well clear the runway. June means summer vacation, and summer vacation means ticket sales. Combine that with an unusual increase in season pass blackout dates for June 2019, and it really does seem like all the stars are lined up for June.
Reaching approximately 14 acres, Galaxy’s Edge is one of Disney’s biggest endeavors in years. It has a millennium falcon! It has a canteen with blue milk (and alcohol). He has a hotel where guests have their own whore stories! As with Star Wars, the expectations will be ridiculously high, but after seeing what they’ve done with Cars Land or Pandora (the Avatar-themed land in Florida), I’m convinced they’ll pull it off.