Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Open May 31 at Disneyland Resort, August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios | Disney Parks Blog

Minutes ago, we shared an exciting announcement many of you have been waiting to hear – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening ahead of schedule on May 31 at Disneyland Resort in Southern California and August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in
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Disney’s Gondola System – Disney Skyliner

Disney Fanatic has created an overview of the new gondola transportation system coming to Walt Disney World. It is by no means everything you need to know. The MatureMouse™️ would like to know when the Disney Skyliner will be open. It would also be helpful to know the approximate travel times between stations. And, given the unpredictable Florida weather, how will sudden storms impact the operation of the system?

Are you looking forward to this new transportation system coming to Walt Disney World?

Everything You Need To Know About Disney’s Gondola System – Disney Skyliner
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Black Spire Outpost Revealed to be Village in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The name of the village in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, at Disney’s Hollywood Studies was just released, and Disney Parks Blog has the story.

For those of you who attended one of tonight’s panel discussions at Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you were among the first to hear some exciting news about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Our story editor, Margaret
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Opening Season Just Announced for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge | Disney Parks Blog

From Disney Parks Blog: While we are still hard at work creating our largest single-themed land expansions ever, I have some exciting news to share today. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in summer 2019 at Disneyland Resort and in late fall 2019 at Walt Disney World
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Walt Disney World will take guests far, far away!

The Mature Mouse™ is a Star Wars fan. I am very excited about Disney’s construction of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney announced the addition of a new resort, connected to Galaxy’s Edge, that will immerse guests in the Star Wars universe by allowing them to engage in a type of role-playing vacation.

From the Disney Parks Blog: This first-of-its-kind resort will combine luxury with a complete immersion into an authentic Star Wars story. Guests’ journey through space will start when everyone departs together for a multiday Stars Wars adventure by boarding a starship alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during a voyage through the galaxy.

Are you looking forward to booking a stay at this Star Wars resort? Do you like the level of immersion Disney is promising?

Star Wars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Mature Mouse™ was registered with WordPress on November 10, 2014. My first post was made on November 30, 2014. I would like to thank each and every one of you that have continued to follow my Disney musings.

picture2The Mature Mouse™ is not only a fan of all things Disney, especially the parks, but I am also a Star Wars nerd. Episode 4: A New Hope, from the original trilogy, has become a part of my instructional material when teaching freshmen about the archetype of the hero journey. I am very excited about the new Star Wars land coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios (name change yet to be announced). Until this new experience opens, DHS offers a taste of Star Wars through the various special events, including the new fireworks, and the Star Wars Launch Bay.

This is a description of the Launch Bay from the Disney World website:

 Explore immersive special exhibits and get a peek behind the scenes of the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Discover sights, sounds and surprises that are sure to delight any Star Wars fan.

 Get an up-close look at replica props, models, costumes, concept artwork and artifacts from the 4Star Wars films, including these special galleries:

  • Celebration Gallery
  • Preview Galley
  • Light Side Gallery
  • Dark Side Gallery

 

10The Mature Mouse™ entered nerd nirvana touring the Star Wars Launch Bay during my last solo trip to Walt Disney World. I was able to view a galaxy of Star Wars memorabilia (see what I did there). My attempt to trade with a Jawa failed; he (she?) was just not interested in what I had to offer in trade. I finally gave the character one my cast-member “Thank You” cards. These creatures are well trained to marvelously interact with the guests. And, the highlight of my tour of the Star Wars Launch Bay was meeting a very special Wookie named Chewbacca. Here is a tip for avoiding lines at meet and greets in the Star Wars Launch Bay: go during the fireworks or Fantasmic.

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Strolling Disney’s Streets of America

The Mature Mouse™ enjoys a stroll along the Streets of America while visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is just a matter of time before this site is gone. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity of experiencing The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights along these streets. Plans suggest that this area will become a part of the new Star Wars Land.

Formerly known as New York Street, for its theming of an American cosmopolitan city, it was rename in 2004 with the addition of the San Francisco street scenes. The Streets of America area was built to serve as set locations for the working Disney-MGM Studios. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is no longer a functioning studio, and many of those attractions are closed or slated for closure.

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Just off the Streets of America is a mermaid fountain, which was used in the movie Splash. It sits between the Studio Catering Company and Toy Story Midway Mania. This statue has been in the park since it first opened 1989. It depicts a classic demure mermaid sitting on a curved platform supported by four dolphins that are spouting water. This is not the only reference to the movie Splash that can be found in the Disney Parks. At the time of its creation, then-CEO Michael Eisner suggested the new flume-ride attraction be called Splash Mountain to help promote the movie.

Will you miss the Streets of America once they are part of a galaxy far, far away?

Make sure you consult Jennie Nowers about your next Disney vacation. She will assist you in all your vacation planning. Tell her that The Mature Mouse™ sent you and receive a special gift from Jennie with your next booking.

Please use this link to visit The Mature Mouse™ store for logo merchandise. Many of the items would make great gifts for the Disney fan in your life.