Reservations Open for Star Wars Attraction at Disneyland

Star Wars - Themed Lands Coming to Disney Parks

ANAHEIM (CNS) - Disneyland will begin accepting reservations today for its $1 billion Star Wars land, which is expected to attract throngs of visitors when it opens May 31.

The 14-acre Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land will feature two rides, four eateries, one space-themed cantina and five retail shops. The attraction is being replicated at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, but it will not open there until Aug. 29.

For the first three weeks after opening at Disneyland, only visitors with reservations will be allowed into the Star Wars land. Guests staying at the three Disneyland resort hotels between May 31 and June 23 will automatically receive reservations.

The park will begin accepting no-cost reservations from other visitors beginning at 10 a.m. at Details on the reservation process are expected to be posted online at 8 a.m. Visitors were urged to create a Disney online account before trying to make a reservation.

After the first three weeks, Disneyland will employ a “virtual queueing” system, in which parkgoers will get a boarding pass and will be called to enter the land when there is enough room, according to park officials.

On Wednesday, Disneyland officially implemented its new size restrictions on strollers and push wagons, and eliminated a series of smoking areas in Disneyland and California Adventure Park.

Strollers wider than 31 inches are banned, as are push wagons. The park had previously banned pull wagons.

Outside security screening areas, visitors can measure their strollers to see if they meet the new restrictions. If the strollers are too wide, they will have to be taken back to cars or hotel rooms. The park rents regulation-sized strollers for $15 a day.

Four designated smoking areas were also removed at the resort to clear walkways and improve traffic flow, a move that makes both Disneyland and neighboring California Adventure Park smoke-free for the first time in resort history.

One former smoking area, a collection of benches near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, will serve as an entrance into the new Star Wars land.

Another smoking area in the California Adventure Park, near the Silly Symphony Swings, one in the esplanade between the two parks, and a fourth in the Downtown Disney shopping district were also eliminated.

Park visitors who want to smoke will have to either use the smoking areas near the three resort hotels or go to open areas beyond the security screeners near the edges of the resort.

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