Milestone permits filed for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge ride

Oct 18, 2017 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Disney has filed two significant permits this week, signaling the beginning of building one of the actual rides inside the huge warehouse-like structures currently under construction.

Both permits identify the location as 384 Cypress Drive Project D - 1004W, which we believe is the Battle Escape attraction.

The building for this ride was the first to get underway, and is the nearest to completion, which would make sense as its completion would be needed prior to installing the ride system.

The permit identifies key partners as The White-Turner Contracting Company, which frequently takes part in large WDI projects, along with Cuningham+Morris architects, Walter P. Moore and Associates structural design, EXP US Services electrical design, Southland Industries mechanical design, Tri-City Electrical, Steel Fabricators structural steel, Bernhard MCC Mechnical Trade, T.B. Penick & Sons concrete, Keen, Hopkins, Suder and Stowell Contractors framing and themed Plaster Concrete.

A second permit filed today, is for Project D - Exterior Architectural Ornamentation and Scenic Elements, with The Nassal Company. Which means we should soon begin to see some of the exterior theming details taking shape.

The Nassal Company has previously worked with competitors Universal, where it fabricated and installed all of the scenic sets for The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman at Islands of Adventure, and its faux rockwork, themed retail, and interior queue themeing at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Notably, both permits expire on September 26 2019, which would suggest a late 2019 opening for the land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Star Wars A Galaxy's Edge is expected to open in Disneyland around 6 months earlier.

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Article Posted: Oct 18, 2017 / 11:41am EDT
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LeeleeSTAR3 days ago

For me the beauty of Galaxies Edge is that it can quickly be themed to any Star Wars era. As it’s not based on an existing planet from a film or show it allows for any character set to appear.

Ldno11 days ago

If you ever have a chance to do Imageering in A Box sponsored by Khan Academy, they legit cover a lot of topics and few of the “promised” stuff that was going to happen before 2019! They show the droid that would had been roaming around the park and a few detailed Disney Imageering blackboard details about the land. It’s like they specifically say, no idea is a bad one, they just shelf it for future use!!! A lot of good inside “public” information such as how they are rides are meant to be designed, with intervals and scenes in mind.

1HAPPYGHOSTHOST11 days ago

No. We can only dream of that. For now.

Kram Sacul11 days ago

No comment. Did he mention a ramp extension?

1HAPPYGHOSTHOST11 days ago

um Marini said it was being discussed as option they could do so unless he is a fake insider....

EPCOT-O.G.11 days ago

Assuming Disney misread the room in terms of consumers’ expectations and desires for Galaxy’s Edge (abandoned LARPing aspects, locking it into an undesired and restrictive time frame) with no easy fixes...is anyone worried how this new hotel is going to be received?

_caleb12 days ago

Mmmm... LeFou’s Brew (MK)/Red’s Apple Freeze (DCA)... https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/09/a-sip-of-lefous-brew-from-gastons-tavern-in-new-fantasyland-at-magic-kingdom-park/

RSoxNo112 days ago

The flaw in the land isn't that it pulls source material from the movies made under the Disney umbrella. It's that it pulls source material from the two worst movies under the Disney umbrella in Solo and The Last Jedi.

doctornick12 days ago

And on that note... one can "do" the show at Ollivander's without buying anything. It's a small but real attraction in the land. No reason something similar couldn't exist for either the droid factory or lightsaber shop (or both!) where there's a mini-show for all separate from the more robust paid experience where you get the souveneir.

Animaniac93-9812 days ago

It's obvious they went through Harry Potter and made a list of the things people were buying and thought they could replicate that success despite charging so much more for a lightsaber vs a wand (that you're not allowed to play with in the land), saying you can't wear the dress up clothes sold in the stores and the hit or miss success with blue/green milk...which wasn't even their first or second attempt to do their own butter beer.

britain12 days ago

Sheesh

1HAPPYGHOSTHOST12 days ago

YEAH BUT THEY BUILT OR WERE IN PROCESS OF BUILDING THE LAND BEFORE THE MOVIE THAT IS WHY IT WAS MENTIONED SIMILAR TO HOW YOU VISIT THE LAND IN STAR TOURS BEFORE THE LAND OPENED. MY ORIGINAL POINT STILL STANDS.

michmousefan12 days ago

Well, Solo was released in May of 2018... filmed in 2017... Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland opened May 31, 2019, over a year later. I'll let you do the math on that one.

1HAPPYGHOSTHOST12 days ago

After the land was built