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The power of the Force can be felt across the galaxy as D23 has teased new footage and given fans everywhere their first look at two of the upcoming attractions debuting at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman, Bob Chapek, shared the news at this past week’s Destination D Event.
Both experiences have been given official titles and teaser trailers, preparing for their galaxy premiere next summer at the Disneyland Resort and next fall in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. Chapek also shared a preview of all new music composed and crafted for the land by legendary Star Wars composer, John Williams. The score was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, which will blend in perfectly once the new land opens next year.
Once opening day arrives, guests will get their first opportunity to hop aboard the Falcon in Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, which will put you directly in the cockpit of the iconic Corellian freighter. Guests will take controls in one of three unique and critical roles, bringing you closer to the action than ever before.
On Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, guests will once again be transported into a galaxy far, far away to join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. During the heat of battle, guests will face off with the dark leader of the First Order, Kylo Ren. Chapek also announced that Play Disney Parks app will have optional integration at each attraction, inviting guests to become galactic travelers and live their own adventurous tales within the Star Wars universe.
Alongside Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World, Star Wars fans will get the chance to take their story to a whole other level, as Chapek shared new images of the new Star Wars themed resort coming to Florida.
The experience will be fully immersive, pulling guests right into the world of Star Wars as they board a luxury starship. Featuring first class accommodations, guests will be treated to the best in dining, recreation, all within the authentic styles of the Star Wars universe.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we grow closer to the epic opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge next year!