Saturday, July 15, 2017

Disney's Star Wars Lands Officially Named "Galaxy's Edge"

By: Benjamin Hart

Earlier today at the D23 Expo, Disney finally gave some solid details on the Star Wars themed lands that are currently under construction at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California.

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts chairman Bob Chapek announced today that these new 14-acre lands will both be named "Galaxy's Edge". As the Disney Parks Blog describes, these attractions "will allow guests to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests will find themselves in the middle of the action."

They also tease two major rides that will be part of Galaxy's Edge:

"One attraction will make you feel like you’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay. It’s an attraction built on a scale we’ve never done before. The second attraction will give guests the opportunity to fly the Millenium Falcon, piloting the ship, shooting blasters or preparing for hyperspace – all while completing a critical mission. But how you perform on the mission holds even bigger stakes: perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic credits, while bringing the ship back banged up could put you on the list of a bounty hunter. End up on Harkos’s list and you may face a problem if you show up at the local cantina!"

The area will also be inhabited by an assortment of different characters, including Chewbacca, BB-8, and Stormtroopers. Even Rex, the droid pilot from the original version of Star Tours, will return as a DJ in the cantina. They confirm that Galaxy's Edge is set to open at Disneyland in Anaheim at an unspecified date in 2019, and the Walt Disney World version in Orlando will open subsequently later that same year.

In addition to all that, Disney has released a fly-through video of the massive Galaxy's Edge model that was revealed earlier this week. You can check that out below:

In addition, at the D23 panel, a selection of images and concept art from the park was shown to the audience. Thanks to /Film and Jedi News, we have those for you to view below:

Source: Disney Parks Blog

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