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Paving Started in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Construction Update April 2019

This is the latest Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Construction Update for April 2019.  Lots of cool stuff has happened since last month’s update and there is really some incredible theming being down to Galaxy’s Edge right now. Between the walls, rockwork, and the streets getting paved, it’s starting to look like a real city!

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019

We won’t get into all the details in this post, but if somehow you haven’t heard of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge or don’t know exactly what it is, prepare to be blown away! It’s a brand new, fully immersive land based on the Star Wars franchise which transports guests to the far off planet of Batuu.

Disney is saying it’s the most ambitious theme park addition in history!

There are going to be two attractions: one sitting you pilot the iconic Millennium Falcon (Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run) and the other puts you right in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance (Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance).

Besides the rides there will be 2 restaurants, numerous and uniquely styled shops, and tons of hidden areas to explore that Disney promises us it will feel like really going to another galaxy.

Before we get to the latest construction updates we want to thank @bioreconstruct for the great job he does with all the aerial photos high above Walt Disney World. They really help us see a lot of the hidden details and everything going on!

I’m constantly updating this post so you can scroll down for the latest pictures:

Ok, let’s dive in and see what’s going on in our Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge construction update for April 2019:

High above Galaxy’s Edge you can see Black Spire Outpost and the land’s two attractions:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 aerial shot

It’s hard to tell just from a photo this high above the land, but Galaxy’s Edge is HUGE. Those buildings you are looking at are bigger than almost any previous attraction show buildings:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 overview of the whole land

Let’s head on over to the Black Spire Outpost side of the land and look at where the biggest concentration of shops and dining are going to be:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 aerial Black Spire Outpost

Remember when the first spaceship landed in Galaxy’s Edge? It’s sitting on top of this building which is where the fast casual dining restaurant “Docking Bay 7” is going to be:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 Docking Bay 7 details

Lots of progress has been made to this building and all the buildings in Black Spire Outpost in the last weeks including a stone gate, atrium walls, and current progress of a courtyard pavement right here.

Look at that beautiful red/orange color on the atrium and entrance into the restaurant:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 close look at Docking Bay 7

Most of the scaffolding is down around the building which gives us a much better look at it than last month. The entrance here is going to be really impressive when done, one of the best looking buildings in Galaxy’s Edge imo.

It will look something like this when done:

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New Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Model Debuts Hollywood Studios

I think I’m actually looking forward to Docking Bay 7, MORE than Oga’s Cantina, which won’t really have any food.

Looks like some new concrete forms are being installed:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Docking Bay 7 roof

It’s one of the buildings that’s furthest along in its construction as you can see the surrounding buildings still have a lot of scaffolding up:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Docking Bay 7 side view
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 looking down on Docking Bay 7

From this angle you can see straight down into the atrium where guests will enter:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 inside Docking Bay 7

Let’s check out some of the other buildings in Black Spire Outpost. Notice the detailed theming going onto the wall of this building:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 details on walls of Docking Bay 7

These buildings are going to need some heavy-duty power and electric conduit is currently being run under the ground nearby:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 electric conduit in floor

This is one of the coolest new things this month, a courtyard outside is being installed:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 installing courtyard

Gotta get all those details right and it looks like a really cool design is being put in!

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 close up of courtyard

And courtyards are not the only things going in, here we can see workers in the middle of the street paving it:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 paving the streets

It’s gonna take a while to go between all those buildings and make it look old, but it looks like it will be pretty spectacular when done!

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 behind Millennium Falcon

Let’s head over to the other side of Black Spire Outpost where a landing area for a new First Order TIE Fighter is being installed:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 ship landing point

The ship is called the TIE Echelon and will stay here to keep the citizens of Black Spire Outpost under control.

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is being built both in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it’s opening first in Disneyland. The two lands are pretty close to identical, except that there are only 2 entrances in Hollywood Studios instead of the three you find in Disneyland.

These arrow show where the two entrances on this side are going in Disneyland, but as you can see the Hollywood Studios version doesn’t have the one on the far left where the yellow arrow is:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 alternate entrances

Instead the berm is being built up here and is closed off:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 the berm

Here’s a view from the backside:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 near Toy Story Land

One of the two entrances that the two Galaxy’s Edges have in common is this one, where in Hollywood Studios it leads into Toy Story Land:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 Toy Story Land entrance

Most likely Disney will have traffic going only one way into Galaxy’s Edge and the flow out of the land will be this one and put you into Toy Story Land:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 Toy Story Land entrance

Let’s head over to the Millennium Falcon next!

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 overview near Millennium Falcon

Every day I look at the outside of the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run attraction it looks more and more real:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 high above the Millennium Falcon

More paving is going on in the streets around the Millennium Falcon and you can see where it’s been paved by the yellow arrow. Also on the top middle it looks like a paved area inside a courtyard is underway too:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 Outside the Millennium Falcon

I absolutely LOVE this next feature, a big blast door next to the Falcon which leading deep into the mountain. My guess though is that it won’t be the entrance to the attraction, that will be on the left side somewhere:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 door by Millennium Falcon

Looks like some theming work under the Millennium Falcon is going on:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 close up of Millennium Falcon

Lastly we’re going to go over to my favorite part of Galaxy’s Edge and that is where Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is located:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 Rise of the Resistance entrance

Disney is using some heavy forced perspective here with the rock work on the tops of the buildings, and the detail in them is really incredible:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 Rise of the Resistance roof

In the upper photo you can see where the rock ledge is over the building, then below you can see those same rocks but from outside Galaxy’s Edge on the ground:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 rocks on top of Rise of the Resistance

I’ve heard the queue for Rise of the Resistance is really going to be mind-blowing and crazy elaborate:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 Star Wars Rise of the Resistance

It’s going to be inside that cave carved out of the mountain:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 front of Rise of the Resistance
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 Star Wars Rise of the Resistance entrance

This whole area will be the first thing you see of Galaxy’s Edge when it opens as the entrance to the land is located on the right side here:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 entrance to Star Wars Land

An area is also being prepped here for a Resistance spaceship to come and land!

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Construction Update April 2019 entrance

That’s all for now but keep checking back for more updates on Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge as I’m going to continue to update this post with more updates throughout the month!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens May 31, 2019 in Disneyland and August 29, 2019 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Be sure to read our Complete Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so you know all the best planning tips and strategies before going!

Be sure to read our post explains about all the Disney World Construction projects currently going on around property!

Other Disney World Construction Updates:

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Construction Update for April 2019…

  • When are you going to Galaxy’s Edge?
  • What are you looking forward to most?

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Photo Credit: @Bioreconstruct

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