Disney's 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge:' Park at full capacity, 5-hour wait time

Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, is joined by beloved Star Wars characters during the Aug. 28, 2019, dedication for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
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Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, is joined by beloved Star Wars characters during the Aug. 28, 2019, dedication for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Credit: Matt Stroshane, DisneyParks

Credit: Matt Stroshane, DisneyParks

Today is the day that theme park goers and "Star Wars" fans have been waiting for -- the opening of "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida.

Hollywood Studios opened at 6 a.m. Thursday for the grand opening of Galaxy's Edge. About an hour later, the park was at capacity. Also, as of 7 a.m., only guests who signed up for the virtual line could get into Galaxy's Edge, and the much-anticipated "Millennium Falcon" ride had a wait time of 300 minutes.

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Walt Disney World hosted a dedication ceremony for the new theme park land Wednesday with cameos by famous "Star Wars" characters from Chewbacca to R2-D2 and BB-8.

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