Walk through Batuu at Holywood Studios: Plus two new park tickets available this year only

While the new area of the theme park is opening in two phases, phase one features one of the most immersive attractions at Walt Disney World — “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.” Phase two of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” is expected to open later this year with another immersive attraction, “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

One week from today you can walk through the planet of Batuu at “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” The new, 14-acre land is set to open on Aug. 29, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.

While the new area will open in two phases this year, phase one is ready to amaze guests with its immersive sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Guests can walk, shop and snack their way through the market; enjoy a beverage in Oga’s Cantina; sip on some blue or green milk; build their very own droid at Droid Depot, or lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop; ride the “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run” attraction and more.

Phase two of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” will open later this year. No set date has been announced, but it is expected to feature its “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” attraction — which Disney is calling its most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined.

The largest single-themed land created in a Disney Park, “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” is a force in the economy — contributing more than 7,000 jobs in Central Florida since its beginning in 2016.

“I have such pride in our cast members and am so confident in the opening team as they bring Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to life,” Phil Holmes, vice president of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, said earlier this year. “This opening team is unparalleled and sets the stage in delivering out-of-this-galaxy experiences with guests traveling to Black Spire Outpost.”

The opening of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” comes just one month before the grand opening of Walt Disney World’s newest transportation system — the Disney Skyliner. The gondolas will take guests from select hotels right to the front entrance of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Access to “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” can be granted through general park admission beginning Aug. 29. General park admission includes single-day tickets and annual passes.

For more information about “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” or Walt Disney World park admission, visit http://disneyworld.disney.go.com.

IN OTHER DISNEY NEWS — Walt Disney World recently announced two brand-new ticket options.

The first new ticket type, which debuted earlier this month, is the Mid-Day Magic Ticket. It operates just as it sounds — offering guests a less expensive park admission after noon. They are an ideal option for guests who just want to grab lunch or dinner before enjoying a couple of attractions.

Two-, three- and four-day Mid-Day Magic Tickets are available for use now through Dec. 15, at all four Walt Disney World theme parks. Tickets range $176 through $316.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — a separately-ticketed event at Magic Kingdom that happens annually during Halloween season — also has a new ticket offer. The Party Pass invites guests to experience the festive frights up to 35 times, with access to nearly every party night.

The Party Pass for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is $299 for adults and $284 for kids. It is not valid on Halloween night, Oct. 31.

For more information about Walt Disney World and all of its magic, visit http://disneyworld.disney.go.com.