Thanks to the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade, we got a few new looks at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new themed lands coming to the Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Currently, we still don’t know the official opening date for these new Star Wars based lands. But, we do now have a better look at how guests will experience the attractions.
This colossal land will feature numerous shops, bars and attractions. This diverse amount of offerings will allow guests to become fully immersed in the Black Spire Outpost, the name of the town in this theme park land. This shot shows us the majority of the shops, including a look at the Millennium Falcon landing in the background.
Speaking of the Millennium Falcon, we got our first true look at guests inside of the ride vehicle. Guests will be loaded in groups of six, as each person is assigned a specific role. Together everyone will work together to pilot the most famous starship in the galaxy.
In these shots we can see buttons with highlighted green sections. Guests will be able to hit the buttons change the switches and spin the dials as they control the ship.
The highlighted sections will most likely work like the Mission Space attraction at Epcot. The ride will light up specific buttons at different times to encourage you to pick the right choice. But, Disney has stated that guests are in control, so a wrong button press could result in banged up ship. Drive carefully!
We also got to see Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in action. This attraction will use advanced tech to take guests into a battle between the Resistance and the First Order. Scott Trowbridge, Creative Executive with Walt Disney Imagineering, stated this is, “The most epic attraction we have ever built.”
Over a year ago we got a look at the skeletal structure for massive AT-AT walkers inside the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction site. Now, we get a glimpse what their purpose will be during the ride. It appears we may head the wrong way into some tricky situations.
Here’s a look at the full video that was presented on the Christmas Day special. Hopefully we’ll get an opening date soon. Also check out our 2018 year review of construction photos at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.