Last time we looked over Disneyland, we saw the makings of the Millennium Falcon. Today, we are back, to see a completed look at the fastest ship in the galaxy! This photo report is made possible with screen captures from Disney Parks Youtube and helicopter aerials by Heliguy on Instagram.
At the latest Destination D 2018 Event, Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, revealed a ton of new details about Disney Parks. This included three unique looks at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. In these videos we learned the new names of the attractions inside this land as well as hearing a new theme song made specifically for the land, by John Williams himself.
This land is going to be big, really big! In fact, according to Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, this will be the largest single land expansion in Disney Parks history. The land will based in the Black Spire Outpost, a town on the planet of Batuu.
Now, thanks to Heliguy on Instagram, we can see the entirety of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. You can see how much of the city landscape has already taken shape. On the far left, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. On the right, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. Both of these major attractions are expected to be game changers in the theme park world. From their size alone you can see the effort and money that Disney is pouring into this investment.
And, for the first time ever, we have a complete look at the finished Millennium Falcon! Upon opening, guests will be able to do a complete walking tour of the Falcon, as well as having the option to pilot the famous ship itself.
Disney also gave a grounds-eye view of what we can expect to see once Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is complete.
Guests will be split into groups of six for this outer space adventure. Each guest will be a part of a team, and together everyone will help complete a mission using the Millennium Falcon. Pilot, gunner, engineer?
On the opposite side of the land is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. We presume that this area, pictured above, will be, or at least be near, the entrance to the attraction. Using a Star Wars language translator we were able to spell out “Savi & Son Salvage” (we are assuming that 3 stands for &). Please comment and let us know if you read something different.
I am happy to say that you are not looking at concept art, but in-fact real footage of the inside of the attraction. Rise of the Resistance will place guests inside of a First Order Star Destroyer. While we currently do not know the full mission, we can be sure to expect some stunning visuals. The droid near the First Order captain is connected to the ride vehicle that guests will board. It has been rumored for some time that the vehicle will be trackless, and while Disney hasn’t officially confirmed, it is pretty obvious to see that is what type of vehicle it shall be.
This attraction will place guests right into the Star Wars universe, with an expected 50+ Stormtrooper animatronics throughout the ride.
We still have to wait a few more months until the official unveiling of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. But, early looks like this are giving us good faith in a land so many fans have wanted to enter since childhood.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open Summer, 2019 in Disneyland California, and Late Fall, 2019 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. Click one of the many links below to see how the progress has continued throughout the past year in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.