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Photo Update: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is covered in construction!

by Tharin White

Next year, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and at Disneyland California. This monumental expansion to both parks has been deemed as the most ambitious project ever undertaken by Walt Disney Imagineering. Construction at both parks is steaming ahead at full speed. This photo report, with photos by @sublimeimage on Instagram, oversees the current construction ongoing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Construction is everywhere inside of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Every little detail of this photo shows scenic work, HVAC, foundation work, and more. This area, which used to be the Streets of America and Lights Motors Action! Stunt Show, has been completely altered. Disney has restarted from the ground up in an effort to fully immerse guests inside the Star Wars Universe.

The land itself will be unlike any other, with a literal city for guests to explore. There will be two major attractions. One will take guests on a flight inside the Millennium Falcon, while the other attraction places guests in the middle of a First Order Star Destroyer. The land itself is called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, but the town inside this land is called the Black Spire Outpost, which is on the planet Batuu.

In our last article we spoke of the spaceship, pictured here in the center, that was the first true sign of the Star Wars Universe in this new land. This spaceship is sitting atop the building guests can see in model form inside the Walt Disney Presents attraction.

Photo by @Bioreconstruct on Twitter

This model is one piece of a massive model which showcases the entire land. You can see a full video of the entire model from D23, here.

This shot shows a great angle of that same building. This structure is expected to be the largest merchandise shop in the land. The large domed section on the right may be the recently announced Oga Cantina, but I guess it is in a separate location, like the teal lined building behind it.

Towards the top of this photo you can see that luscious green moss is being added to the rocky scenery. The tallest spire, on the right side, will be the approximate entrance for the Millennium Falcon attraction. This ride will take guests on a free-flying adventure of their own choosing, while they pilot the most famous spaceship in the galaxy!

Zooming out, you can see almost the entire land. Both of the rides in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be on the left in the massive show buildings, whereas the merchandise and food locations will be scattered throughout the rest of the landscape.

The sheer size of this land alone should be enough to get anyone excited. With an opening date of late Fall, 2019, this mega-sized expansion is sure to be out of this world.

Enjoy this video of our flight over Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge:

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios, aerial construction tour

To see past updates for construction, check out these linked articles and videos below.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction at Hollywood Studios – August 2018

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction at Hollywood Studios – July 2018

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction at Hollywood Studios – May 2018

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction at Hollywood Studios – April 2018

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction at Hollywood Studios – January 2018 

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction at Hollywood Studios – December 2017 

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction in Disneyland – December 2017

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction in Hollywood Studios – August 2017

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