After years of speculation and hype (and reportedly a $1 billion investment), media and fans were finally invited to tour the first of two new Star Wars theme parks opening on Disney properties on Wednesday (May 29). “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” is an addition to the Disneyland resort that transports visitors into a vision of a galaxy far, far away.
The 14-acre park will lets fans of the Star Wars franchise ride on the Millennium Falcon, sip cocktails like a smuggler at a cantina, and tour the environs of Black Spire Outpost, a space port located on the Star Wars universe planet of Batuu.
The location, part of the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public on Friday, with a similar park planned to open at Florida’s Disney World in August. Early reports remarked on the painstaking level of detail in bringing the Star Wars world to life. Does its real life manifestation live up to the hype? Take a tour: