At long last, it’s here. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge had its grand opening today at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The world has been waiting to see the gates finally open. Now, we have the chance to step into a galaxy far, far away for ourselves. We can experience what it’s like to be a character in the Star Wars universe.
If you were one of the lucky ones to get access on this, the very first day of entry to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, I can only say this: I’m incredibly jealous. To the rest of you, like me, who are stuck at home watching the festivities unfold from the comfort of your Twitter-boxes, I have something else. Here’s an epic round-up of the coolest reactions to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on the first day.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Reactions
Let’s get started with a grand opening post from fans, then a tweet from the official Disneyland and Disneyland Today Twitter accounts. A major welcome to this incredible new park, followed by the Business as Usual park hours.
Bright Suns! Today is a day for celebration with the Grand Opening of Star Wars: #GalaxysEdge! When will you join us to live your Star Wars adventure?— Disneyland Resort (@Disneyland) May 31, 2019
Reservations and valid Theme Park admission required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge between May 31 and June 23, 2019. pic.twitter.com/mfMhiJWaqu
Next, who else besides Luke Skywalker himself? He and some other OG gang members got to see the park a little early (as it should be), and he posted a very sweet message about the occasion and the memory of Carrie Fisher.
The reunion I’ve always dreamed of happened yesterday at #GalaxysEdge— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 30, 2019
Harrison: “Peter- This one’s for you.”
Me (in my thought bubble): “Carrie- You are here with us in our hearts.” ? pic.twitter.com/DexY5nDITj
You might also be wondering what some regular folks like you and me thought of the opening day celebration. Take a look at some of the amazing reaction photos and videos from this galactic opening day.
Want to know what some of the food looks like? Well, feast thine eyes on this delicious-looking smorgasbord!
Everything in the parks is themed perfectly for the Star Wars universe. And I do mean EVERYTHING. Even the gift cards are appropriate for a galaxy far, far away!
Hot tip, get a gift card and use it for the day – $100 minimum. But it’s a RAD metal chip that makes a fun souvenir! Works as a regular gift card! #GalaxysEdge #StarWars #Disneyland pic.twitter.com/xRzSB4uja4— AJ Wolfe (@DisneyFoodBlog) May 31, 2019
No collection of Galaxy’s Edge tweets would be complete without a post from the Star Wars account itself. Here is their opening day missive to fans all over the world.
Incoming transmission from Batuu! Experience the sights and sounds of #StarWars: #GalaxysEdge, now open at @Disneyland Resort. Beginning June 24, no reservations required. Subject to capacity: https://t.co/ztM8IaIhjo— Star Wars (@starwars) May 31, 2019
Come along and explore with us: pic.twitter.com/fsT77UZSWw
Pretty amazing stuff. Have you been the new park yet? If you’re lucky enough to be one of the first visitors to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, please let me know what your experience was like in the comments! I know they made opening day special for all the guests, and I can’t wait to experience it for myself later this year (when my Annual Pass allows for it…).
Have a magical day!
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