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PHOTOS: New Roofing Arrives at Battle Escape Attraction in Galaxy’s Edge, Plus Other Updates

In this latest Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Construction Update, we’re going to see some of the changes that have taken place around Galaxy’s Edge, including New Roofing arriving for the Battle Escape attraction, and Rock Work being done to the entrance of this newest land.  Plus we will see the lengths Disney Imagineering has gone to in the theming for this land and how it will keep separate from the rest of Hollywood Studios.

In our last update we saw how trees are now blocking the view of Galaxy’s Edge from Grand Avenue and also parts for the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run ride system arriving.

We have to thank once again @bioreconstruct over on Twitter who always gets some great aerial shots of Galaxy’s Edge and the other construction projects going on around Walt Disney World.  Let’s take a look at the changes.

Right at the beginning of Star Wars Land, you can see major progress from the last time.  Just look at the wall at the tunnel and you can see the detailed rockwork that’s been installed once entering the land:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge entrance rock work

Above the wall you’ll notice all the work Disney has put into blocking Galaxy’s Edge from the rest of Hollywood Studios and also once inside to keep the ambiance that you are really on another planet.  Look at how many trees were installed on top of the berm and tunnel:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge entrance rock work and trees

More trees over on this side of the berm too.  On the far right you can see where more trees will soon be planted:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge entrance rock work

Here is a shot of the berm from the Muppets 3D side of the wall.  More trees will be planted here.  This is actually where the queue for the Battle Escape attraction will start, underneath all those trees:

Trees on Battle Escape Attraction queue in Galaxy's Edge

The overhang indicated by the arrow was recently added to the outside of the Battle Escape attraction and is where guests will exit the attraction:

New Roofing Arrives at Battle Escape Attraction in Galaxy's Edge steel overhang
New Roofing Arrives at Battle Escape Attraction in Galaxy's Edge

This is the model for the Disneyland version of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, but you can see the attraction exit indicated on the right:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge model

All that cool layered rockwork is being added to the roof of the attraction now and is really visible:

New Roofing Arrives at Battle Escape Attraction in Galaxy's Edge rock work

Here we can see some new roofing arriving at the Battle Escape attraction:

New Roofing Arrives at Battle Escape Attraction in Galaxy's Edge
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge battle escape roofing arriving

Over on the other side of Galaxy’s Edge close to the Toy Story Land entrance you can see more work being done to the berm with dirt piling up:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge berm construction

Here are the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge restaurants from above.  The Quick Service Restaurant Docking Bay 7 is on the right, some shops in the middle, and the Table Service Restaurant will be towards the bottom of the picture:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge restaurants

This is the progress on the latest building being constructed.  Foundation is already in and the steel frame going up:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge new foundation and structure

That does it for this latest Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge construction update.  We still are waiting for the opening date to be released and we’ll let you know that and any updates that come out as soon as we have them!

Don’t forget to check out my latest Disney World Construction Updates including:

  • Disney Skyliner/Gondola – Landing Mechanism and Bull Wheel in Place at Skyliner Stations 
  • Toy Story Land – Construction Update May 2018
  • Toy Story Land – First POV Ride for Slinky Dog Dash
  • Toy Story Land – First Look Inside Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Ratatouille Attraction Epcot – Show Building Size Doubles as Steel Rises

Read our Complete Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for more info about the attractions, dining, planning and touring strategies.

Many have been wondering about How to Get Reservations to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We know it’s going to be Disneyland on May 31, 2019 and in Hollywood Studios on August 29, 2019, and that post goes into more depth in narrowing down the dates.

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the new roofing for the Battle Escape attraction and other progress around Galaxy’s Edge.

  • Are you excited for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge?
  • What part are you looking forward to most?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Photos: @Bioreconstruct

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