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  • On Mar 17, 2019
    Amy from DE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We had already booked our vacation for August 30 to Sept 3 2019 before the announcement that the new Star Wars area would be opening on Aug 29. Will our trip be super crowded now at all the parks or just at Hollywood Studios?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Amy!

    You are definitely up-to-date on all of the breaking news at Walt Disney World Resort because it was recently announced that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios on August 29, 2019. This highly-anticipated land will open with a brand new attraction, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run, as well as a host of new dining and merchandise locations with food and unique goods that have been sourced from all around the galaxy, from Jakku to Crait! I can't wait to finally get to spend some time at Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu.

    As for how this opening will affect the flow of guests in the theme parks, in the words of a wise Jedi Master, "Impossible to see, the future is." The opening of this new land will more than likely bring an influx of guests to Disney's Hollywood Studios on the opening weekend, which happens to be the weekend you're visiting, but it may not have much of an effect outside of there. It's tough to say what kind of impact the opening will have on the other theme parks, but when I've visited during similar events in the past, I can say that it has been pretty manageable. I recommend some advanced planning, like making your FastPass+ selections and advanced dining reservations as soon as you're able to, and mapping out your day with a flexible schedule. 

    Have a magical day, Amy!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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