29 Aug 2019

USA: “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge“ Debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Today, the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando/Florida celebrates the official opening of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge“ at its related Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The all-new theme area, which opened at Disneyland Park in Anaheim/California in May this year (cf. EAP News of 31 May 2019), is the largest and most technologically advanced single-themed land expansion in a Disney park until to date. The 14-acre (approx. 5 hectares) land transport guests to the remote planet of Batuu, known from the Star Wars film franchise.

“With the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, we’ve set a new standard for immersive storytelling,“ said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “Every experience in Batuu – from piloting the Millenium Falcon to building your own droid – puts guests deeper into their own Star Wars story.“ One of the area’s two main attractions is “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run“, a media-based simulation ride in which guests take control of the famous space ship from the featured movies as pilots, gunners or flight engineers. The second anchor attraction, “Star Wars: Rise of Resistance“, will debut on 5 December this year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and on 17 January 2020, at Disneyland Park in Anaheim.

Read all about the new Star Wars theme worlds in one of our upcoming magazine issues. (eap)