Disney Parks and Resorts announced last month that its Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land would open next summer at Disneyland and in late fall of 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. But it didn't provide any more specific information than that.
At least, until now. Well... maybe.
Disneyland's new annual pass blockout calendar for June 2019 shows additional blockouts for Deluxe and SoCal annual passholders, compared with the blockout pattern in this year's June calendar.
Presumably, Disneyland would start blocking as many annual passholders as it could when Galaxy's Edge opens, in order to minimize what is expected to be a crush of fans visiting the park to experience the new land. That's why fans — eager to learn the land's opening date — have been awaiting the release of next summer's AP blockout calendar for this clue.
The blockout calendar for June 2018 (i.e. this month) shows Deluxe APs blocked out only on Saturdays. SoCal passports are blocked on all Saturdays and on all Fridays expect June 1, as well as on Wednesday-Thursday, June 20-21. SoCal Select passports' traditional summer-long blockout starts June 8, along with their normal weekend blockout this weekend. Signature and Signature Plus APs are not blocked at all this month.
But in 2019, SoCal and SoCal Select passholders are blocked out the entire month and Deluxe passholders are blocked on Fridays as well as Saturdays, plus Sundays starting the 9th and every day starting June 21. (Signature and Signature Plus continue to get in all month.)
The new blockout calendar for the month makes it clear than Disneyland wants to start reducing weekend crowds in June next summer and weekday crowds starting the last full week of that month. That should raise suspicion that the weekend of June 21-23, 2019 is one candidate for the debut of Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland. (With maybe weekend soft openings before that?)
The first indication that that Galaxy's Edge would open in Anaheim next summer came when Disney pushed the 2019 D23 Expo back to August 23-25, presumably to avoid overloading the resort with that fan fest's huge crowds. Pushing D23 later into the summer suggested to many that Star Wars land would be opening during the festival's traditional mid-summer slot. Disney made the summer opening for Disneyland's Star Wars land official with its announcement last month.
Now fans have another clue with which to start penciling in a possible Galaxy's Edge opening date on the west coast.Tweet
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