Disney CEO Bob Iger spilled the beans on a June grand opening for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, letting the debut date slip for the much-anticipated new themed land during a wide-ranging media interview.
In a Q&A with Barron’s that was published online Friday, Jan. 4, Iger was asked about efforts to grow attendance and increase capacity at Disney parks.
“When Star Wars opens in Anaheim in June and in Florida later in the year, that’s adding capacity,” Iger told Barron’s. “You’re adding 14 acres of land (each), more rides and more for people to do. It’s the biggest land we’ve ever built.”
Iger’s unofficial June grand opening announcement for Galaxy’s Edge locks the Anaheim theme park into a more specific timeline than the previously announced “summer 2019” debut.