PHOTOS - Birds-eye view of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge construction at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Feb 15, 2018 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge aerial pictures
Posted: Thursday February 15, 2018 9:24am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The new Star Wars Galaxy's Edge land at Disney's Hollywood Studios is really starting to come together with more of the outer buildings and perimeter berms taking shape.

Click the gallery for more pictures of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, opening at Walt Disney World in late 2019.

Photos for WDWMAGIC by Colin Chardavoyne @cchard.

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rd8056 days ago

Star Wars fans don't care about continuity. Star Wars fans want to meet and greet with the CHARACTERS from across timelines. Scrap the time period and continuity!

JohnD6 days ago

Disney: "As long as Mando, Grogu, and Ahsoka don't run into sequel characters, it's all good." Okaaaay.

mergatroid7 days ago

Hope these come to Orlando video courtesy of laughing place

DCBakerFeb 24, 2024

It appears Walt Disney World has added a new Disney Visa 10% discount for Savi's Workshop.

MisterPenguinFeb 16, 2024

That's a problem with some one-IP lands. If your E-Ticket anchor runs through 1,500 PPH, then 1,500 PPH are traipsing through the land. The land needs as much, if not more capacity than the ride. We see this with Ratatouille plaza and TSL. The ride(s) bring more people into the land that it can comfortably handle. You need the kind of open space that a SWL provides.

Basil of Baker StreetFeb 16, 2024

Not to derail this thread but my only complaint with both Potter lands is they are "tight". If it was up to me I would expand USO Potter thru FF or ideally into MIB and IOA all the way to Sinbad and Poseidon's Fury. Potter is still strong all these years later.

DisneyDodoFeb 15, 2024

It’s weird that they’re calling the land MoM and not Place Cachèe. I understand that it’s a more marketable name, but it doesn’t actually reflect what the land is supposed to represent. It only pertains to the ride, which takes place in a different country.

yensidtlaw1969Feb 14, 2024

I'd heard Portkey rather than Floo - but yes, sounds like The Great Hall dining experience is finally coming, just not in the way most expected.

BocabearFeb 14, 2024

THAT!! Yes...there is just something that doesn't click...Perhaps if they had used the original trilogy characters....Maybe if the location was recognizable... If the land was more kinetic somehow...If it had a little mor whimsy... But while I think Rise is fantastic when fully working, the rest of the land just doesn't seem to inspire...

RoysCabinFeb 14, 2024

Finally experiencing it, but I admittedly didn't get to spend a ton of time. Still, wasn't super enthused; I'm not the biggest fan of these "mini-lands" that are centered around IPs to begin with, but I think my lack of feelings for the sequel trilogy leave me feeling kind of cold with it. It's not like it's bad, but I don't really feel like spending a ton of time there to do two rides I found mostly OK to pretty good, and then otherwise shopping or having a cantina drink. Said it in the Rise thread, but to echo it here: it's that feeling that Disney wanted to "beat Potter", but they never realized what made that whole thing work so well for Universal. I've spent a couple years saying that what makes Potter tick is being based off a property that has aspects fans like that can appeal to all five senses, since it stems from a book series where descriptions of sights/sounds/smells/tastes/etc. are so vital, and it's based around a few very recognizable and fleshed-out physical locations that a theme park can really go wild with, since if you really nail those locations fans will go nuts. Star Wars...just isn't that. It's not about specific locations (unless you want to count "swamp planet" or "cloud planet" as locations), it doesn't try to appeal to every sense with distinctive scents and foods people will want to experience for themselves, it's a purely cinematic and thus visuals-based series yet Disney built a land that doesn't even try to capitalize on what few distinctive locations the series *does* have (e.g. the Mos Eisley cantina), so, had a lot of work put into it, but it just doesn't click beyond being "ok" for me.

MagicHappens1971Feb 11, 2024

Ehh. I get it and I’m fine with it and wish (as you mentioned) that Galaxy’s Edge took similar narrative liberties. I just think it’s a little wishy washy

Casper GutmanFeb 11, 2024

From the most reliable sources, it will be the park’s first expansion and may begin construction before the park even opens. The Floo Network fixes narrative issues (kind of).

MagicHappens1971Feb 11, 2024

Is this true? There’s no way Rowling is allowing that.

Casper GutmanFeb 11, 2024

The Hogwarts dining hall is going to be added to EU a year or two after opening. EU Potter is pretty incoherent… and I don’t care. Wizarding Paris is a cool, unique, exciting setting and the ride exploits the characters and time periods people actually care about. There’s a balancing act between “coherently canonical” and “what works.” I wish SWL was more like EU Potter. I do wish the new land had a family dark ride based on the fantastic beasts - I think that would make the land’s balance darn near perfect.