ANAHEIM – Within two hours of Disneyland beginning to take online reservations for its Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land Thursday, all of the spots were filled.
According to CNBC, the $1 billion expansion, set to open May 31, is expected to draw such large crowds Disney instituted a free reservation process for the first month of its debut.
A message on the Galaxy’s Edge website says:
At this time, the only way to secure a reservation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31 and June 23, 2019 is to stay at a Disneyland Resort hotel. Guests staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel on those dates will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay.
Visitors will be able to visit the new land without a reservation after June 23, but if crowds get too big Disney said some experiences will be restricted or unavailable.
A second Galaxy’s Edge will open in August at Disney World in Orland, Florida.