Disney's boss shows off new looks inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

May 12, 2019, 6:04 PM · Disneyland would not allow us to take photos when I toured the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land last week. But when you run the company, well, you get to do what you want. So Disney CEO Bob Iger has shared some fresh insider looks that allow you to get a glimpse at what I saw inside the land.

One photos shows the arcade in the middle of the land that houses most of its retail as well as the Ronto's Roasters quick-service restaurant, while the others show the interior and exterior of the Millennium Falcon. And if you want some additional looks, Disney's D23 fan club has posted several other photos from inside Galaxy's Edge, although they are close-up views that don't give you an overall sense of the land.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will have three access points:

You can read more about what I saw inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, as well as how fans will be able to access the land, in my Galaxy's Edge trip report from last week. We also have a detailed view of the land's drink menus, as well as a complete
overview of the stores, restaurants, and attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens to all Disneyland ticket holders on June 24 and opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort on August 29. For discount tickets and vacation packages to the Disneyland Resort, please visit our Disneyland tickets page.

Replies (10)

May 12, 2019 at 8:16 PM

Holy sh!t! That photo spot in front of the Millennium Falcon is EPIC! WOW!

May 12, 2019 at 8:38 PM

Believe it or not, it is so much better in real life. Just a jaw-dropping moment to see that for the first time. I wanted to spend an hour there, just looking at all the detail. Did you know that the Falcon has headlights?

May 13, 2019 at 8:09 AM

Does it bother anyone else that George Lucas has been virtually silent on Star Wars since Disney bought LucasFilm, and the announcement of Galaxy's Edge? It's cool to see the photo of Spielberg in the land, but not seeing Lucas anywhere is a bit strange (Spielberg has ZERO connection to the Star Wars Universe). I know most fans couldn't care less that Lucas has not blessed the Disnification of Star Wars (though it was reported that JJ screened TFA for him at Skywalker Ranch to positive reviews), it would be a symbolic passing of the torch if Lucas could be on hand at some point before Galaxy's Edge officially opens similar to Cameron at PtWoA and Rowling at WWoHP. Galaxy's Edge doesn't necessarily need Lucas' seal of approval, but it would be a nice touch to please fans that feel the Original Trilogy is the ONLY real Star Wars that exists.

May 13, 2019 at 12:30 PM

I thought Lucas was retired in Marine County which is pretty far from Anaheim and Hollywood. He did appear at The Force Awakens premiere and maybe the Galaxy’s Edge grand opening. Kennedy, Abrahams and Spielberg (whose working on West Side Story and Indy 5 for Disney) are Iger’s employees as well as friends.

May 13, 2019 at 1:26 PM

Holy cow Russell, just enjoy the ride!

May 13, 2019 at 2:32 PM

Lucas wasted fully utilizing the product he had. He could have created his own park, fully themed and it would have been a huge hit. Instead he attempted to preserve the mythology, but then gave it all away.

May 13, 2019 at 4:31 PM

Robert, which of the three "entrances" to the land do you think is the best initial introduction?

I'm guessing it's the one between Big Thunder & Rivers of America, but just curious if the other entrances provide a cool into experience as well.

May 13, 2019 at 5:59 PM

Agree with Russell that it's odd that George Lucas is not in the picture, he was the creator of what we love about Star Wars. He disappointed many with the prequels, but at least fans are not demanding they be taken out of canon like the Last Jedi. I really hope that JJ ties it all up to a satisfying ending to the Skywalker saga, not the nobody Rey saga. Lucas probably wouldn't have done a good Star Wars theme park, and Disney also probably wouldn't have either if it wasn't for J.K. Rowling

May 14, 2019 at 12:40 PM

It's not Lucas' property anymore. He sold his soul for 4 billion dollars. Granted, he gave a large portion of that to charity and funding education, but he handed the keys over to Disney for better or worse. Not the best analogy, but if you sell your house to someone else, you can't dictate what color they paint the outside or if they get rid of your curtains. Lucas has spoken out on the direction of Star Wars since he sold it a couple of times in disdain. Disney also threw out his plans for the sequel trilogy and "winged it" with their own. It's kind of sad to see Spielberg schilling for Disney especially since he has a friendship with Lucas, but he's just going where the money is for his next project.

May 14, 2019 at 2:21 PM

Orlando Sentinel ran a piece couple months back on "Did George Lucas visit Star Wars:Galaxy's Edge" where Imagineer Chris Beatty replies "When George retired, George retired. He really did. We have taken George through the project but he hasn't been here to tour the site."

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