Disney has shared a behind the scenes video for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – showing new images and details of the upcoming lands.
Scott Trowbridge, Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, said in the video: “I hope when people come to Star War’s Galaxy’s Edge and experience it for the first time, that this place they’re walking through and the characters they’re seeing, and the beasts and aliens and droids, puts them in a position where they put themselves over to the moment of the story and play with us in the world of Star Wars.”
The two attractions were announced at D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World Resort. Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products revealed the names of the two attractions.
The new video shows on-ride footage from both Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
He said: “the experience on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run puts you straight in that cockpit, right behind the controls. Whether you’re one of the pilots, gunners or flight engineers that are keeping the flight operating. It is going to be an intense, fun experience on the fastest ship in the galaxy.”R
Rise of the Resistance: “the most epic attraction we’ve ever built”
Carrie Beck, VP Lucasfilm Story Group, said: “It’s not Star Wars without the war so it was absolute fundamental that the story of the land finds the guests between the Resistance and the First Order.”
Trowbridge said: “One of the experiences that I’m sure every visitor is gonna love is the most epic attraction we’ve ever built: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. This attraction invites you to be a recruit of the Resistance and stand up against the First Order. You even come face-to-face with Kylo Ren.
The opening day of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will attract huge crowds at Disneyland next summer – and possibly queues of up to ten hours.