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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney's newest 'Star Wars' attraction, reaches capacity minutes after opening

Posted: 9:40 AM, Aug 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-29 12:12:34-04
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney's newest "Star Wars" attraction, reaches capacity minutes after opening
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney's newest "Star Wars" attraction, reaches capacity minutes after opening
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney's newest "Star Wars" attraction, reaches capacity minutes after opening
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney's newest "Star Wars" attraction, reaches capacity minutes after opening
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney's newest "Star Wars" attraction, reaches capacity minutes after opening

ORLANDO, Fla. — Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge reached capacity minutes after opening at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios on Thursday morning.

Just after 6 a.m., guests who wanted to be transported to a galaxy far, far away had to use Disney's virtual queuing system to receive an assigned timed of when they could enter the highly anticipated new land.

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The My Disney Experience app showed that the line for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run passed 5 hours at one point.

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Brittany Almeida traveled from Massachusetts with her 11-year-old son to go on the journey to the planet Batuu. She told WFTS that despite the long lines she entered Hollywood Studios just before 4 a.m., walked into Galaxy's Edge by 4:30 a.m. and was finished riding Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run by 6 a.m.

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"We had a blast," Almeida said. "I honestly think (the staff) did a fantastic job."

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This story was originally published on WFTS.