During Disney's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, the company announced that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be open at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, starting May 31, and in Orlando, Florida, starting august 29, Polygon reported.
Guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels during these dates will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest); valid theme park admission is required.
The new attractions come amid Disney's $2 billion investment into its theme parks across the globe.
As previously disclosed, Galaxy's Edge is set on the remote fictional planet of Batuu, in a notorious port town called Black Spire Outpost.
That's right - it's debuting early because of high guest interest in experiencing this new, immersive land.
Iger teased some featured elements of the new Star Wars-themed attractions, praising the ambitious complexity of Rise of the Resistance, which is hyped as an interactive experience. The second ride featured in Galaxy's Edge, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, will be included in the land's Phase Two, which has not been dated. The reservation will have no additional cost, and Disney said details on how and when they can be made will be revealed at a later time.
Galaxy's Edge opens in California on 31 May, while the Florida location will swing its gates wide on 29 August. That's a few months earlier than the initial opening plan, which slated the Disneyland and Disney World openings for summer and fall of this year, respectively. Capacity is limited. Additionally, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be open during Extra Magic Hours. (Here's a sneak peek at some of those cocktails.) Longtime Disneyland fans will recognize the club's DJ: He's Rex, the droid created for the classic attraction Star Tours, and he'll be spinning custom cantina tunes composed by songwriters from around the world. But the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride, which lets guests pilot everyone's favorite hunk of junk, will be open from day one.