Earlier today, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared some exciting news aboutStar Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at D23’s Destination D event atWalt Disney World®Resort. During his presentation, Bob shared two videos, which for the first time ever, revealed the names of the two major attractions that will be part ofStar Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on opening day atDisneyland®Park andDisney’s Hollywood Studios®.
The first, entitledMillennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, puts you behind the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy in one of three unique flight crew roles.
Our second attraction, which puts you in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order, is calledStar Wars: Rise of the Resistance. As you can see from this video, which was shot in the actual attraction, both the stakes, and the excitement are running high in this epicStar Warscliffhanger!
These two new incredible experiences – paired with the land’s dynamic elements and optional interactive integration with the Play Disney Parks app – invite guests to become galactic travelers and live their ownStar Warsstories in a galaxy far, far away.
But that’s not all! When you think aboutStar Wars, I’m sure that the iconic music of legendary composer John Williams comes to mind. Today, Bob shared more exciting news in thatOscar-winning composer John Williams is creating new and originalStar Warsthemes exclusively for the land! Bob shared a stirring preview of the all-new music, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. You can listen to the preview as well in this new video, which showcases recent construction progress atDisneyland Park andDisney’s Hollywood Studios.
And there’s so much more to do at this exotic outpost. For example, you can visit a street market in Black Spire Outpost, shop at food stalls where you can enjoy delicacies like blue milk, or visit the Cantina where you can see an old friend Rex, as well as encounter creatures and characters that are hallmarks of theStar Warsuniverse. Guests from across the galaxy can experience this new larger-than-life land atDisneylandResort andWalt Disney WorldResort beginning in 2019.
Adding to the galactic excitement, Bob shared new details about the currently in-developmentStar Warsresort coming toWalt Disney WorldResort. This groundbreaking experience is unlike any resort experience you’ve ever seen. From the moment you board your launch pod, it’s a fully-immersive, multi-dayStar Warsadventure aboard a luxury starship complete with high-end dining, space-view cabins and all of the exciting action you would expect from an authenticStar Wars experience.
We can’t wait to share more details for bothStar Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and this unique multi-day adventure as we get closer to launching these projects.
Dean has been reporting news on the Disney theme parks for over 10 years. His experience includes working at the theme parks, attending previews and openings and of course writing about anything newsworthy that’s happening at the parks. He enjoys spending time at his home resort Disneyland with his family.