Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Closing Permanently

Disney World Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is closing permanently

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is an incredibly immersive experience at Hollywood Studios in Florida. The project took three years to complete and had an amazing launch. However, the momentum for the land is decreasing. Because of that, Disney announced they will be closing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge permanently.

Disney World Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is closing permanently
Disney World Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is closing permanently

Galaxy’s Edge is a themed land located in both California and Florida. It’s an immersive Star Wars experience with rides, shops, and restaurants designed to make guests feel like they are on the planet of Batuu. The land includes two major attractions: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, where guests can pilot the Millennium Falcon in a thrilling interactive adventure. It also features Rise of the Resistance, where guests join the Resistance in a battle against the First Order. 

Galaxy’s Edge is also home to shops that sell unique Star Wars merchandise, including customizable lightsabers and droids. The restaurants serve Star Wars-inspired food and drinks, such as blue milk and a variety of intergalactic delicacies. The entire land is designed to be an immersive experience, with cast members in character and hidden Easter eggs throughout the land for Star Wars fans to discover. However, what once was an amazing experience has turned into a financial nightmare.

Why is Disney Closing Galaxy’s Edge?

Galaxy’s Edge is an expensive bet on Disney’s part. They took the world of Star Wars and put it in Disney World and Disneyland. However, this bet is no longer paying off. Initially, Galaxy’s Edge was considered the best land at Disney. However, that love slowly trickled away. Now, Galaxy’s Edge is more of a burden than it is an asset.

Galaxy's Edge is closing due to high cost to operate
Galaxy’s Edge is closing due to the high cost to operate. Photo via Disney

Galaxy’s Edge has the highest operational cost of any land across all Disney parks around the world. This is partially due to the power required to operate Smuggler’s Run and Rise of The Resistance. These are both technologically advanced attractions and resource intensive. Also, the land is filled with paid actors to add to the immersion. This labor cost is driving Disney to an unprofitable territory.

This is not a new issue. As we reported here, Disney is closing the Star Wars Hotel for similar financial reasons. The Star Wars bet is not paying off like Disney originally imagined. It also stems from a lack of market demand. Disney went too deep into Star Wars and ultimately it isn’t paying off.

What is replacing Star Wars Land When it Closes at Disney World?

The replacement for Star Wars Land is going to excite a lot of Disney fans. Disney will be replacing Star Wars Land with Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show, Studio Backlot Tour, and Streets of America! They will also be rebuilding Studio Catering Co. for dining. This is truly a Disney purist’s dream. 

Lights, Motors, Action! Returning to Hollywood Studios
Lights, Motors, Action! Returning to Hollywood Studios. Photo via wdwmagic.com

Essentially, Disney will be rebuilding the classic and well-loved area of Hollywood Studios that Disney removed in order to build Galaxy’s Edge. This area of the park is nostalgic for many Disney fans. Nothing beats a relaxing ride on the Studio Backlot Tour or sitting down for Lights, Motors, Action! This is one of the most iconic parts of Hollywood Studios, so it’s great Disney is bringing it back.

According to an insider, Disney kept most of the props of this part of the park in case something like this happened. Fortunately, it did. We expect Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to close permanently by the end of 2023. Disney will then break ground on demolishing it and rebuilding a better and more loved area of the park. It’s about time Disney does something their fans want.

Disney Studio Backlot Tour replacing Star Wars Land!
Disney Studio Backlot Tour replacing Star Wars Land! Photo via yesterland.com

What do you think of Galaxy’s Edge closing and reopening with some of the classic Hollywood Studios rides? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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john
john
1 year ago

no

YourFired
YourFired
1 year ago
Reply to  john

lies

Last edited 1 year ago by YourFired
thegreatshaggy
thegreatshaggy
1 year ago

Click bait. Disney will not spend billions again to tear down and then rebuild the same exact thing that they tore down 4 years ago no matter what the fans scream whine and complain about.

captian rex
captian rex
9 months ago
Reply to  thegreatshaggy

clone wars ride! whos with me

Andrew
Andrew
5 months ago
Reply to  captian rex

Republic gunship ride or speeder bike ride!

Jeff
Jeff
8 months ago
Reply to  thegreatshaggy

Yeah I agree. Disney is not going to that. The land is expensive because this person making lies about it because this person must be jealous and dislike Star Wars.

This story lies article needs to be removed.

I don’t believe in this news.

They would never want to take it down.

Not going to happen.

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

I enjoyed reading these lies

Dumbleeedore
Dumbleeedore
1 year ago

They’re correct. These have to be lies

captian rex
captian rex
9 months ago
Reply to  Dumbleeedore

I am a star wars nerd. that was offensive to me. you should start the story with this is fake because until I found that out I was distraught, ok. star wars is awesome

Darksaber
Darksaber
1 year ago

I think uts bs as well
Have the time those shows were empty and they would only a have a couple shows a day and shut it down. I dont agree

YoureFired
YoureFired
1 year ago

April fools is April 1st, not March 1st. You released this article a whole month early idiots

Frank
Frank
1 year ago

Holy crap. Exactly where is your mom’s basement and how in heavens name did you come up with this? Does work know you called in sick to write this Pulitzer award-winning article?

Aaron Woolf
Aaron Woolf
1 year ago

Sucks it was the best part of the park and now they’re taking that away. It’s absolutely a shame. The only reason it wasn’t producing as well. It’s because of f-ing Covid.

everyone
everyone
10 months ago
Reply to  Aaron Woolf

It’s fake.

Jeff
Jeff
8 months ago
Reply to  Aaron Woolf

Don’t trust this person writer who made this stupid lie. I love Star Wars land because I love Star Wars. I will be sad if they took it down.

Kara
Kara
1 year ago

This has to be false. Going backwards does not make sense.

thomas
thomas
11 months ago

dont close star wars land

captian rex
captian rex
9 months ago
Reply to  thomas

help me obiwan kenobi take down this trash

captian rex
captian rex
9 months ago
Reply to  thomas

“Why you stuck up half-witted scruffy-looking nerf-herder” Leia to Han

thomas
thomas
11 months ago

and it is cap

thomas
thomas
11 months ago

you are sending fake news i know it

Ten Zon
Ten Zon
11 months ago

Poorly written article (and obviously false)

Steve
Steve
11 months ago

People do realise that this is a satire website that makes up amusing stories like this, don’t they? I mean, as it states on the About page “Mouse Trap News is the world’s best satire site. We write fake stories about Disney Parks stuff”.

You’re not supposed to take this site seriously people.

Becky Hein
Becky Hein
4 months ago

But why? Like… why? What a s*** idea for a site. In a world of alternative facts, be legit. This is only cute on April Fool’s Day. Causing panic and sadness with click bait is trashy – especially about a subject that is so beloved by children worldwide. Yuck. 🤢

SlytherinGirl
SlytherinGirl
10 months ago

No way.

SlytherinGirl
SlytherinGirl
10 months ago

So sad

everyone
everyone
10 months ago

I’m calling bs this isn’t happening. All of your news is fake
<3
everyone

Chuck Mouse
Chuck Mouse
9 months ago

Ok this is a complete lie and still up? They are closing GALACTIC STARCRUISER, the ridiculous hotel – not the park.

Chrystie
Chrystie
9 months ago

Everybody read all the way through the article and you’ll see where they say this is a fake story. “To stay up to date on more very real Disney news like this totally made-up story, be sure to follow The Mouse Trap on TikTokInstagramFacebook, and Twitter.”

captian rex
captian rex
9 months ago
Reply to  Chrystie

i was to distraught to finish ok, Star Wars is my life and I was totally sad because I thought it was closing

Jenn
Jenn
8 months ago

Wow. This entire thing is one big lie.

Jeff
Jeff
8 months ago

Liar! Disney has not physically said anything about Star Wars land at Disneyparks.

This site someone spreading rumors to ruin most Star Wars fans favorite.

Stop spreading this nasty rumor you are making everyone crazy. That is waste of money and time.

Geust
Geust
8 months ago

Lies I tell ya. I’ve seen videos taking place in Galaxy’s edge and there is always people in there.

Tim
Tim
7 months ago

This better not be true I wanted to go to Galaxy’s edge since I first heard about it opening. Have never had the money to go. Now that I have started my Life anew and I actually have the money to be able to make it someday they better not close it

DarthTravesty
DarthTravesty
7 months ago

I like how no one in the comments understands this site.

Kevin Wilkins
Kevin Wilkins
6 months ago

This is the biggest lies out, I have contacted Disney World and have been told by 2 different people that Star Wars Galaxy Edge in both Florida and California are in fact in full operation. I would really like to know what the author of this article was trying to gain

REN
REN
6 months ago

Who the f made this article. If there smart they would know it’s not shutting down.

Cando
Cando
5 months ago

This cant be true…It is packed out even in winter months/low tourist season. More popular than the other “kingdoms”!

David C
David C
5 months ago

My son ran into my room crying, ” Dad we have to go or I’ll never get to go.” We were saving our money to go in 2024 but all hope may be lost. Click bait, fake or not. We are going to Galaxies edge. Please Disneyland, give me a free trip for writing this post. It’s my “MAKE A WISH”. If I don’t go with my kids we will simply die. I will give into the Disney Darkside. Vador Rules. Please Gene of Disneyland help!

Becky Hein
Becky Hein
4 months ago

What the hell? Do you mean the hotel? Galactic Cruiser? Because they ain’t closin’ down Galaxy’s Edge. 🤣

Jean
Jean
4 months ago

This isn’t even good satire. It’s just click bait.

Jo williams
Jo williams
4 months ago

This has been confirmed a lie

Xoa Vang Wong
Xoa Vang Wong
1 month ago

Lies. That said, the downfall of Star Wars rests on Kathleen Kennedy’s very broad shoulders. The destruction was intentional and complete. George Lucas Star Wars still sells while Disneys offering falls well short. /golfclap.