The semi-permenant wall that hid the entrance to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was removed overnight at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The themed wall had some artwork that depicted the Millennium Falcon parked amongst the petrified spires of Black Spire Outpost. Here’s a look at the wall from our walk around the park yesterday morning.
The wall served as a photo op for over a year while crews built Batuu just steps away. The Grand Avenue entrance will likely be used as the main entrance to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when the new 14-acre land opens to the public on August 29, 2019.
Here’s a look at the Grand Avenue entrance today. As you can see, the main wall has been removed, only to be replaced by low walls. With the first Cast Member event taking place at the end of this month, and then widespread Cast Member previews starting August 1st, we anticipate these walls eventually being replaced by planters for controlled access. For now, the wall remains, but we were able to get a look into the dark areas of the tunnel to give you a sneak peek of the transition from Grand Avenue to Batuu.
Here’s a closer look at the transition. As you can see, we’ll walk from a concrete Grand Avenue to a carved rock Batuu.
Here’s a closer look at the two lighting fixtures that we play a role in establishing the authenticity of the transition. You can see the Grand Avenue lighting fixture at the top of the photo along with smooth concrete. In the middle and bottom of the photo you see the Batuuan light fixture and some of the more natural rock.
At Disneyland, there are three entrances to Batuu. While using the entrance from Toy Story Land is likely at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the future, it’s probable that the Grand Avenue entrance will get a lot of use in the opening weeks. For a complete walk through of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland, including all three entrances to the land, check out our video below.
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