Exciting New Information Revealed about ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Parks!


Concept Art courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm

We have a good feeling about this, Star Wars fans!

Some very exciting news regarding Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was announced by Bob Chapek (chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products) this past weekend at D23‘s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World Resort.

Since the Star Wars park expansions for Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios were first announced in late 2015, fans have been on the edge of their seats, eagerly waiting for more information.

One of the weekend’s special announcements revealed two major attractions, which will be up and running on opening day at both parks. The first is called ‘Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run’, and it will allow guests to participate in one of three unique flight crew roles while hurtling through the galaxy at lightning speeds.

Watch a short teaser for the ride below:


The second attraction, which is named Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, will place guests on the front lines of an exhilarating battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

Watch a short teaser for the ride below:


The other announcement was not geared toward revealing something exciting for fans to see, but rather something incredible for them to hear. It was revealed that Oscar-winning composer John Williams will be composing a brand-new, original set of Star Wars themes exclusively for the parks.

Listen to a preview of the exclusive score below, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios:


Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open at Disneyland in the summer of 2019 and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the late fall. Which park are you planning to visit? Let us know in the comments!

Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. If she's not writing or out and about with her camera, she's probably watching anime, nerding out over Star Wars, reading manga, and definitely forgetting to water her plants. And waiting for the Genshin loading screen to pop up. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com

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