Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World Creates 7,000 Jobs in Central Florida

We are all anxiously anticipating the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming up on August 29th, 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. This expansion is the largest single-themed land that has been created in a Disney park and takes guests into the Star Wars universe unlike ever before. Not only is this project amazing for guests, but it also contributed to the creation of more than 7,000 jobs in the Central Florida area since the start of the development in 2016.


Among these new jobs are 1,700 operational roles, including leadership positions, entertainment performers, attractions engineers, and food and beverage and merchandise hosts and hostesses. The expansion gives existing cast members new opportunities as well. It also allowed Disney to support small and large Florida-based companies by creating over 5,500 local trade, artisan and construction roles.

This new land is going to be an exciting edition at Walt Disney World. We expect the park to be at capacity during the opening days and weeks for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and can’t wait to see what everyone has to say about it.

Who will be checking out Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge this year?

Photo and Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog

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About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!