It feels like a long time ago since a galaxy far, far away first touched our hearts on the big screen. Star Wars™ opened on May 25th, 1977, and ever since then we’ve been dying to experience the universe ourselves.
The wait is finally over as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is here! Here’s 7 little nuggets of galactic information that’s got us excited about the new land.
These are the droids you’re looking for
Fancy building your own droid? Just follow the astromech tracks around the land — they’ll lead you straight to the Droid Depot. Here, you can construct your own BB or R2 unit from pieces on a conveyor belt. And once they’re fired up, they can even interact with Galaxy’s Edge… and each other!
The Return of John Williams
John Williams has created brand new music, inspired by Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. While you won’t hear it in the new land itself, his new Symphonic Overture Suite is the perfect soundtrack to announce to the kids that you’re heading to a galaxy far, far away.
There aren’t any traditional character meet-and-greet opportunities around the land — it’s all atmospheric entertainment with roaming characters. This is a living breathing land, with patrolling Stormtroopers on the lookout, Rey and Chewbacca evading the scouts as they pass by, and even Kylo Ren arriving in his TIE echelon for a report on the hunt for Resistance spies.
Smugglers Run has a preshow room to set up the attraction. This is skipped if you choose the solo rider line (No, not that Solo). Definitely ride with your crew first to see Hondo Ohnaka and the incredible animatronics, and then go back for more on your own to experience the different positions in the cockpit.
Let the Wookiee win?
Take as many photos as you can in the hold area for Smugglers Run. You’ll be waiting in iconic areas on board the Millennium Falcon — you can even sit at the holochess table! Get snap-happy before you take a seat in the cockpit to fly the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
Punch it, Chewie!
Rails? What rails? You really are flying the Falcon! It reacts to your input, so no ride will ever be the same. And keep your ears and eyes open around the new land – your reputation as a pilot, engineer or gunner may precede you, depending on how your mission went…
Thirsty for adventure?
Oga’s Cantina is a place for all the family, with concoctions for younglings and adults alike. Grab a booth and take your pick from drinks like a Blue Bantha or the Jedi Mind Trick and enjoy the entertainment DJ R-3X (formerly RX-24 — Captain Rex from Star Tours) is sure to provide.
If these little interesting facts have got you as excited for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as we are, then answer the call and Join the Resistance today.
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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction opens 5th December 2019.