Star Wars Land: Galaxy’s Edge is Opening in 2019!

Star Wars Land

Opening at Disney World in about a year.

Star Wars Land: Galaxy’s Edge will open in June 2019 at Disneyland Resort and in November 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort.

Watch video here:  Star Wars Land Opening in 2019

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Star Wars Land at Disney World is coming right along.

Both Star Wars Lands will cover 14 acres.  Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge is being built north of Frontierland, where Big Thunder Ranch was located.  At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Galaxy’s Edge is replacing the majority of the park’s Streets of America.  A Star Wars-themed area will also be opening at Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris in 2020.

We’ve seen the Star Wars Lands construction underway at both Disney World and Disneyland.  They broke ground for both Lands on April 14, 2016.  Really, really big construction projects.

Construction at Disneyland required reconfiguring the routes for the Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America.

We were made aware of this during our last trip to Disneyland in summer 2017 when several attractions in Frontierland and Critter Country were closed because of Star Wars Land construction including the Disneyland Railroad, Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, and Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes.


Planet Batuu

The planet portrayed at Star Wars Land is called Batuu, which appears in the 2018 Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances book.

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Star Wars: At last year’s MNSSHP party with our Jedi Knights.

We are all huge Star Wars fans!

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Meeting Darth Vadar is actually pretty scary!  He’s 7 feet tall!


Our brother Christian with Darth.

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Ian having fun.

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Star Wars pins!


Seeing Chewy at meet & greet.  He is soooo tall too!


At Mickey and Minnie’s Star Wars meet & greet.

With Jedi Mickey & Princess Leia Minnie.

Feeling the Force with Jedi Mickey & Princess Leia Minnie.

With Darth Vader Goofy & Storm Trooper Donald

With Darth Vader Goofy & Storm Trooper Donald


Jedi Mickey & Princess Leia Minnie

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Caroline in her Taste the Dark Side t-shirt at DHS.


Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

Available now at in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom


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Adventure is out there!

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

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Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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