Thanks to the folks at Nearmap, we’re able to provide another wonderful aerial look at the latest progress on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland out in Southern California.
First, let’s start with an overview of the 14-acre expansion. Working left to right, we see the Critter Country entrance in the bottom left, the Battle Escape building dominates the center of the frame, and the Millennium Falcon building sits to the right of it.
Let’s take a closer look at the Battle Escape building. Some elements of interest include four extended columns that appear to be a full story above the rest of the constructed roof line. We assume that two of the four are for roof access to what appears to be a fairly complicated series of duct work. The two columns nearest the yellow crane appear to be near where the full-size AT-AT’s were. It appears that Disney might want additional headspace above the two massive Imperial powerhouse transport vehicles.
The majority of the imagery sent our way focuses on the maturing structures around and on top of the Millennium Falcon show building. First, let’s take a look at a piece of concept art to set the stage for the construction photos. The concept art below shows the Millennium Falcon, almost hidden by mountains on three sides and what appears to be a cave built into the mountainside.
With that frame of reference, let’s take a look at the progress Imagineers have made out in Disneyland. The concave section of facade looks like it’ll house the Millennium Falcon wonderfully, and the towering rockwork will no doubt make you feel like you’re a part of the Star Wars universe.
A couple of different angles of the show building reveal nearby structures which will be part of a marketplace and restaurant.
Here’s a closer look at some of those structures.
Another angle reveals an entrance to the land. Disneyland will have three entrances and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have two. The upper part of the image below shows the Disneyland Railroad and a tunnel that will transport guests from near Big Thunder Mountain directly into Batuu.
We want to thank Nearmap again for providing us with these amazing aerial images of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland.
Your adventure to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge begins in 2019.