Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland later this week. We will have plenty of coverage from the media event for you starting Wednesday night. But what if you don't have a reservation for the land's first three-plus weeks, aren't looking forward to the crowds after that, or maybe just want to wait until Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is open before visiting?It's Star Wars week here on Theme Park Insider as we prepare for the opening of
Or, like a true Theme Park Insider, you're totally hitting up Galaxy's Edge but you are looking for even more to do this summer, too?
No worries. Let's recap everything else that's opening at (or returning to) Southern California's major theme parks this summer in addition to Galaxy's Edge.
Also at Disneyland, the Disneyland Forever fireworks are returning June 7, lighting up the park with an encore run of the show that wowed fans at the park's 60th anniversary Diamond Celebration a few years back. Hyperspace Mountain is taking over Space Mountain for a limited time, too.
Meanwhile, over at Disney California Adventure, Disney is hoping to entice you to cross the esplanade for part of your visit with the west coast debut of Mickey's PhilharMagic, the return of Soarin' Over California, a new Lion King show, and the refurbished and rethemed Jessie's Critter Carousel in Pixar Pier.
And later this summer, California Adventure will add the final element to Pixar Pier with the opening of Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind.
Up the 5 at Universal Studios Hollywood, the Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle castle projection and drone show returns on June 22 for its summer run.
Then, at an as-yet-unannounced date, Universal will welcome the newly-plussed Jurassic World - The Ride.
If you can't wait to get wet, the rethemed Calico River Rapids is open right now at Knott's Berry Farm.
For a change of pace, you will stay completely dry on SeaWorld San Diego's new ride for 2019, Tidal Twister. But you will get some nice zero-G airtime and hangtime moments on this new figure-8 "coaster" ride.
And sometime, though we don't yet know when, Six Flags Magic Mountain will open its new coaster for 2019, West Coast Racers.
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