Today was the day millions of people have been waiting for since Star Tour closed down at Disneyland: the chance to enter into a full-immersive Star Wars experience at Disneyland. There’s been a lot of chatter about the promise and the pitfalls of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, but now that the opening day is finally here, what does it even look like?
On Friday, May 31, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge had its first official opening to the public after its soft launch on Wednesday. The gates opened at 8:00 am Pacific Time, so, in truth, the first visitors to the planet Batuu (that’s the planet that was invented for the attraction) are probably still so engrossed in their visit that they are just now getting around to posting their photos on social media.
So, what are the big takeaways from the photos people have posted so far? Mostly, it’s all about drinking space booze and riding on the Millennium Falcon. Here’s what we’ve spied so far.
Two Han Solos have been spotted, Harrison Ford earlier in the week, and on opening day, Alden Ehrenreich!
— Michelle Buchman (@michelledeidre) May 31, 2019
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#GalaxysEdge opens this weekend! Tag a friend who can't wait to see it 💫 You can stream the Star Wars: #GalaxysEdge dedication ceremony TONIGHT at 8:20 p.m. PDT | 11:20 p.m. EDT via @disneyparksblog #MillenniumFalcon #SmugglersRun #GalaxysEdge #2019 #StarWars #Disney #Disneyland #DLR
The crowds are big. Watch out for those stormtroopers!
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) May 31, 2019
— Podcast: The Ride (@PodcastTheRide) May 31, 2019
BOOZE and STAR WARS!! (Let’s not forget that Disneyland changed their policy about not serving booze just to make Galaxy’s Edge happen.)
— Bryan Young (@swankmotron) May 30, 2019
Everybody loves chilling on the Falcon…
— Matt Martin (@missingwords) May 31, 2019
Some lesser-known spaceships are on display, too.
— Steele Wars Podcast (@SteeleWars) May 31, 2019
The reunion I've always dreamed of happened yesterday at #GalaxysEdge
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
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 30, 2019
But, Mark Hamill’s tweet is easily the sweetest.
— Coffee With Kenobi (@CoffeeWthKenobi) May 31, 2019
— WDW News Today (@WDWNT) May 31, 2019
(We’ll update this post as more cool photos roll in throughout the weekend.)