On the cusp of Star Wars Day (May the 4th), Disneyland in California reopened Friday (April 30) and there is no doubt that “Star Wars” fans will be flocking to the Galaxy’s Edge land in the Magic Kingdom when the rope drops. One new hope aims to capture the magic of the immersive land, which can be found both in California and at Walt Disney World in Florida. 

The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” (Abrams Books, 2021), by author Amy Ratcliffe, is a lavish new art book released today that reveals the Disney Imagineers’ creative process in bringing life to Galaxy’s Edge, the elaborate recreation of a vibrant planetary trade center in Batuu, that has been one of the hot spots at Disneyland since it officially opened back in 2019.. This 256-page volume provides an illuminating look at all the conceptual magic required to breathe life into the land, plus secrets behind many of the planned shops and attractions that have been abandoned due to budget restraints or evolving layouts.