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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge fun facts ahead of Disneyland opening

Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens Friday in California. A nearly-identical Star Wars land opens in August at Hollywood Studios.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — In a galaxy far, far away – at least from Florida – Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens to the public Friday.

The new land is set to open Aug. 29 at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando.

Here are some fun facts about the new Star Wars parks.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by the numbers and other fun facts:

  • More than 14 acres: Both Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are more than 14 acres each. They are the largest single-themed lands in Disney Parks history.
  • More than 12 venues: The lands include a Resistance encampment, a First Order encampment, a spaceport and a bustling market.
  • Two rides: Guests will get to live their own Star Wars adventures on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Opening later in 2019, guests will also soon be able to ride Rise of the Resistance.
  • Three entrances at Disneyland, two entrances at Hollywood Studios: The Anaheim park has three entrances, while Orlando will have two. Otherwise, Disney officials say the two Star Wars parks are nearly identical.
  • Full-size Millennium Falcon: It marks the first time a full-size Millennium Falcon has ever been built. Han Solo’s ship measures at more than 100 feet long. Guests enter the Millennium Falcon through the same starboard airlock used by Solo and Chewbacca in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The chess-type game played on the table in the Millennium Falcon main hold and lounge is called Dejarik; guests can sit at the table inside Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, and the game is available for purchase in the Toydarian Toymaker marketplace stall.
  • 130 feet high: The tallest ancient looking spire is 130 feet high.
  • More than 7,000 props: Both the Anaheim and Orlando locations have more than 7,000 props.
  • Nine different retail locations: The stores offer nearly 700 unique items, which allows visitors to take a memory of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge home with them.
  • 120,000 combinations: There are several ways to construct a lightsaber using the available pieces in Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers.
  • 280,000 combinations: There are also several ways for constructing an R-series or BB-series Astromech droid at the Droid Depot.
  • Five places for food and drink: Galaxy’s Edge’s menus feature more than 50 distinct, out-of-this-world items.
  • 6,700 construction workers and artisans: It took the work of many to open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim. Construction began in April 2016 for the lands in both parks.
  • 1,600 jobs: Disney claims 1,600 new jobs were created for Galaxy Edge at the Disneyland Resort

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