Video Preview: Disney’s New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney's Star Wars - Galaxy's Edge Opens in 2019
Photo by Walt Disney World

Disney Parks has released a new, behind-the-scenes video for the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The new areas, which are set to open in summer 2019 in Disneyland and fall 2019 in Disney World, will represent the largest single-themed land expansion in Disney Parks history. 

“I hope that when people come to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experience it for the first time that this place they’re walking through, the characters they’re seeing, the beasts and aliens and droids, it puts them in a position where they give themselves over to the moment, to the story, and play with us,” Scott Trowbridge, creative executive, Walt Disney Imagineering, says in the company’s latest video preview.

Intercut with plenty of footage from the recent films, the latest video provides a sneak peek at some of the attractions on tap for the new area. Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run allows guests to take on one of three roles onboard the famous spacecraft: pilot, gunner or flight engineer. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will put travelers into the middle of the conflict between the Resistance and the First Order as a new recruit to the Resistance, including a face-off with Kylo Ren

The new areas will also feature original, specially created themes by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios

Also coming to Disney World -- but not pictured in the video -- is a new, Star Wars-themed luxury hotel. Designed to resemble a luxury starship, the new hotel will work Star Wars themed experiences into all of its amenities, including dining, recreation and accommodations. 

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