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In a galaxy far, far away… Disney is preparing for the grand opening of Star Wars land, a.k.a. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
It’s a whopping 14 acres modeled after the popular movie franchise created by George Lucas. The addition is coming to both Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando next year.
Its opening has been highly anticipated by Jedis, Wookies, and Droids alike. Though the wait seems endless, we finally have a sneak peek to hold us over until fall 2019.
At D23’s Destination D event, the Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, Bob Chapek, shared exclusive footage of the two signature attractions coming to our galaxy.
The first is called Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. Here, guests will get a firsthand experience of flying the fastest ship in the galaxy as they take on one of the three flight crew roles and travel at lightspeed through hyperspace.
In the second, known as Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, space travelers are thrust into an intense battle between the First Order and the Resistance, featuring a face-off with the dark side leader, Kylo Ren!
Both attractions offer guests a unique experience in the world of Star Wars. One of the most recognized aspects of the movie franchise is the iconic and beautiful score created by John Williams. In this new land, Williams has created music exclusively for the upcoming addition to the parks. Guests will hear it as they walk the street market at Black Spire Outpost or meet their favorite characters from the movies.
Recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, you can listen to a preview of the new music by Williams in the video below.
Chapek also unveiled details on the new Star Wars resort coming to Walt Disney World Resort. Guests will stay aboard a luxury starship as they take part in a galactic adventure featuring dining, recreation and accommodations all with a Star Wars flair. Prepare to make your reservations and be sure to ask for a cabin with a good view of space!