It’s opening in two days’ time and now, finally, Disneyland has revealed a picture of its finished $1billion Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction, complete with the cast that’ll entertain guests during their visit.
The picture was posted to Instagram by Josh D’Amaro, the president of Disneyland Resort, with the caption: ‘So proud to introduce you to the inhabitants of Batuu! I want to thank this amazing team for their incredible dedication and passion. Yesterday’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge cast rally was unforgettable. This photo is one for the ages!’
The picture was then re-posted by John Boyega, the actor who plays Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
This is the snap you were looking for: An incredible new picture posted to Instagram by Disneyland president Josh D’Amaro shows the finished Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at Disneyland in California
This image was posted to Twitter by the CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Robert Iger, with the caption ‘best way to impress your friends… give them a personal tour of @starwars Galaxy’s Edge!’ The man taking the snap on the right is JJ Abrams, who directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Mr Iger (far left) posted a picture to Twitter of him inside the replica Millennium Falcon with director Steven Spielberg (second from left), JJ Abrams (third from left), Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy and Galaxy’s Edge creator Scott Trowbridge
Wook who it is! Mr Iger, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams pose for the camera outside the legendary Millennium Falcon
He promised that the ‘amazing cast’ is ‘ready to give the fans all around the world the most immersive Star Wars experience!’
And then revealed that he was not only personally involved in developing the attraction, but will be there in person for the opening.
He added on his Instagram post: ‘Don’t you worry I’ll be there to help guide you through one of the most insane rides! It was a pleasure to work with the team on this. Enjoy and may the force be with you.’
Earlier in the month Robert Iger, the Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, tweeted pictures from a personal tour of the attraction he gave to Star Wars director JJ Abrams, Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy and director Steven Spielberg.
The snaps showed them inside and outside the Millennium Falcon along with the caption ‘best way to impress your friends… give them a personal tour of @starwars Galaxy’s Edge!’
The eagerly awaited 14-acre attraction will have rides, shops selling personal droids and lightsabers and ‘Star Wars-appropriate food and drink’.
The California resort is expecting massive crowds when it opens and has revealed detailed plans on how it will accommodate guests.
For the first three weeks, guests must have a reservation to enter and will be limited to four hours inside the immersive new land, the largest single-themed land inside a Disney park.
With a few days to go before the opening, Disneyland released a video giving fans an amazing sneak peek
The California resort is expecting massive crowds when it opens and has revealed detailed plans on how it will accommodate guests. For the first three weeks, guests must have a reservation to enter
John Boyega revealed that he was not only personally involved in developing the attraction, but will be there in person for the opening. Pictured is the interior of the Millennium Falcon in Galaxy’s Edge
A special wristband will identify a visitor’s time window at Galaxy’s Edge, and once it expires, Disney said it will shut off access to key attractions and merchandise locations
The eagerly awaited 14-acre attraction will have rides, shops selling personal droids and lightsabers and ‘Star Wars-appropriate food and drink’
The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of Disney: The resort features a stunning model of a rebel X-wing starfighter (pictured)
A special wristband will identify a visitor’s time window, and once it expires, Disney said it will shut off access to key attractions and merchandise locations.
Park employees dressed as Star Wars characters will ultimately ask visitors to make their way toward one of the three exits so a new group can enter.
Kris Theiler, vice president of Disneyland park, said: ‘There might be some First Order officers out there helping us or maybe some Stormtroopers asking people to move along.
Park employees dressed as Star Wars characters will help to marshall the crowds at the attraction. Pictured is a still from the Disney video of the park
An image of the Millennium Falcon from one of the nearby rooftops. The ship is used for smuggling by Han Solo and Chewbacca in the movies. And for blowing up the occasional imperial craft
Tatt’s amazing: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge represents the biggest expansion in Disneyland history
This picture of the interior of Galaxy’s Edge was posted to Twitter by Parks And Cons was @ Galaxy’s Edge with the caption ‘launchBay has full lights on as CMs continue working on the new #GalaxysEdge store for the upper level’
Another picture of the interior by Parks And Cons was @ Galaxy’s Edge
This image by Parks And Cons was @ Galaxy’s Edge shows how a Star Wars ‘crawl text’ will be beamed onto the floor
‘We’ll employ the First Order maybe later in the reservation period if we need to.’
The park has plenty of other, more subtle ways to manage crowd flow. Theiler said walkways were widened from three to about six feet in different areas, and stroller parking is available.
Around 7,500 new parking spaces along with new parking lot entrances and toll booths were added. A new pedestrian bridge was also built to help avoid jams.
Disneyland declined to share the capacity limit for Galaxy’s Edge.
John Boyega as Finn in 2015’s The Force Awakens. His character is a disillusioned stormtrooper who turns to the light side
The force is with him: John Boyega at the Star Wars The Force Awakens world premiere at the Hollywood & Highland on December 14, 2015, in Los Angeles
A map showing the location of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge within Disneyland Resort. Many Bothans died to bring MailOnline Travel this information
A rendering showing the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction where guests can roam the ship’s halls and engage in a dogfight with Tie Fighters
Later in the year, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open another ride called Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Pictured is a rendering of this attraction
This image taken by Nearmap shows how the Disneyland Resort Star Wars attraction looked from the air last November
Disney has made Galaxy’s Edge look and feel like part of the Star Wars universe. It’s designed as a grungy outpost on a distant planet.
The marquee attraction is a massive replica of the Millennium Falcon, where guests can roam the ship’s halls and engage in a dogfight with Tie Fighters. Another ride called Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is set to open later in the year.
The same Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land will open for visitors to Florida’s Disney World Resort on August 29.
An aerial photo from April shows the progress on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, which opens in August