New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge aerial pictures have been released – and they look amazing

Helen Coffey
New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge aerial pictures have been released – and they look amazing

New aerial shots of Disney’s much-anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction have been released.

Fans can get a first-look at the newest land, opening at Anaheim’s Disneyland Park on 31 May and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando on 29 August.

Photos show that the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride is nearly finished; the spaceship is an exact replica of the ship from the film franchise, measuring more than 100ft long.

However, the other big attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, won’t be ready for the opening of Galaxy’s Edge at either park – Disney just says it will open “later this year”.

Visitors have been told they will only get four-hour time slots inside the new land at the Anaheim park for the first three weeks after opening, and must reserve a place in advance.

Guests staying at one of Disneyland’s hotels will be provided with one slot as part of their booking, while other visitors can book their spot online from 2 May.

A Disneyland spokesperson said the time limit is designed to prevent excessive queues and congestion.

The park will even offer bathroom passes for those waiting hours in line for one of the major new rides.

Smugglers Run will transform park guests into the crew of the Millennium Falcon, allowing them to control the iconic ship.

In Rise of the Resistance, trackless vehicles guide visitors through an adventure where they become captives on a Star Destroyer and attempt to make a daring escape, crossing paths with the likes of Kylo Ren, Rey, Poe and BB-8.

Aside from the star attractions, guests can sip on blue milk, build a custom lightsaber, design their own droid and grab a drink at Oga’s Cantina, “where bounty hunters, smugglers, rogue traders, and weary travellers of all ages come together to refuel, enjoy music, and conduct meetings – no questions asked.”