Steven Spielberg and J. J. Abrams Joined a Very Special Tour of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland
Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy Edge isn’t open to the public just yet, but that didn't keep a few VIPs from stopping by for a tour.
Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger took a few of his friends — Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, directors J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg, and Galaxy’s Edge creator, Scott Trowbridge — on a quick tour of the new land last week. And, luckily for fans everywhere, Iger tweeted about their little adventure.
“Best way to impress your friends...give them a personal tour of @starwars Galaxy's Edge,” Iger enthusiastically shared.
As Deadline explained, Abrams directed "The Force Awakens" and is also directing "The Rise of Skywalker," which is set to storm theaters on December 20. Spielberg had little to do with the franchise, except for a small credit as a guest director in "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith." But, he’s Steven Spielberg, he can do whatever he wants.
Thankfully, non-famous people only have a few more days to wait to see the new land for themselves as the park is set to open on May 31.
The 14-acre park will undoubtedly become one of Disney’s most popular attractions. As Travel + Leisure previously reported, Free reservations to visit the land were available earlier this month, however, the spots sold out in less than two hours. If you didn’t snag a reservation you’ll be unable to enter the park until June 24, 2019, when its new “boarding pass” system begins.
But, there is still one way to get in. All you need to do is book a room at Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, or Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel between May 31st and June 23rd and you’ll be guaranteed a four-hour window to experience the land. Valid park admission is required.
You could also wait until Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Walt Disney World in Florida this summer as no reservations will be required. But, where’s the fun in waiting?