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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LieutLawwOct 17, 2020

I would spend so much money in that shop, but there is no way I would have room for all those in my case lol

GimpYancIentOct 17, 2020

Yes! Count Dooku's Lightsaber hilt is an impressive surprise..

Darth SnipsOct 17, 2020

https://www.starwars.com/news/a-fan-favorite-lightsaber-makes-the-jump-to-star-wars-galaxys-edge "Following a challenge on the Disney Parks Blog, the Jedi weapon of Cal Kestis — Padawan survivor of Order 66 and starring hero of 2019’s critically acclaimed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game — will make its way to Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge later next year. Cal’s will be the first lightsaber offered at Dok’s to have originated from a video game, and joins other iconic legacy lightsabers including Luke Skywalker, Rey, Darth Vader, and more, in the collection." "In addition, even more memorable legacy lightsabers will join Dok Ondar’s collection: Ahsoka Tano’s hilts and blades from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Count Dooku’s Sith weapon, featuring its signature elegant curved handle design along with its flourishing blade-emitter guard, will come to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge this fall." WOW, Dooku's saber looks so good! 🤯

Surferboy567Sep 27, 2020

Not sure if this has been discussed but the latest episode of “One Day at Disney” on Disney + features Jake. The droid that I am assuming was to be put into Galaxy’s Edge. They even acknowledge the whole kids putting their hands on him thing.

Supreme LeaderSep 18, 2020

I love that they are doing a poll 😂 But where are Leia and Rey's? 🤔

DCBakerSep 18, 2020

"In celebration of this announcement, I’m excited to announce that, beginning today fans can vote for which legacy lightsaber they would hope to see offered at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. That’s right, Dok is always looking to expand his offerings and this is your chance to tell us what you hope his next acquistion might be! Legacy lightsabers are modeled after the lightsabers of some of the most heroic, iconic, mythical and sinister figures in the Star Wars galaxy. This list includes legends from Luke Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano to Darth Vader and Darth Maul. Found inside Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, twelve unique legacy lightsabers have been offered to date. Today, you have a chance to share your opinion about what you hope to see added to Dok’s collection! Make your choice from these 6 options, all legendary in their own right — Anakin Skywalker, Kanan Jarrus, Qui-Gon Jinn, Cal Kestis, Ezra Bridger and Lord Corvax." https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/09/vote-for-the-next-legacy-lightsaber-in-celebration-of-products-direct-from-star-wars-galaxys-edge-coming-to-shopdisney-disney-springs-and-downtown-disney-district/?CMP=SOC-DPFY20Q4wo0917200008A

RSoxNo1Sep 11, 2020

The discussion was also going on in another thread. I believe Disneyland opened without equity actors and WDW is using at least 1 equity actor. Hopefully someone can confirm.

Jones14Sep 10, 2020

WDW’s have been Equity from the beginning. Disneyland’s aren’t covered by a union as far as I know, though.

RSoxNo1Sep 10, 2020

I don't mean to question you here, but I don't believe they used equity actors at the outset. I would certainly welcome the change if true.

MisterPenguinSep 10, 2020

I'd like Calculon to the be the droid that walks us through the light saber experience. Now *there's* drama!

ImperfectPixieSep 10, 2020

Thank you! :)

wdwmagicSep 10, 2020

I believe so

ImperfectPixieSep 10, 2020

Do we know if they'll be using equity actors for the experience?

LieutLawwSep 10, 2020

that's not how the force works