A bonus feature on the Solo: A Star Wars Story home release offers a special look at the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands coming to Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- The bonus feature is titled “The Millennium Falcon: From Page to Park” and is limited to the Target exclusive release of the film, which can be ordered here.
- The 13-minute video gives a brief look at the new lands with emphasis on the highly-anticipated Millennium Falcon attraction.
- The feature offers insight from:
- Scott Trowbridge, Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
- Carrie Beck, Vice President, Lucasfilm Story Group
- Pablo Hidalgo, Creative Executive, Lucasfilm Story Group
- Matt Martin, Creative Executive, Lucasfilm Story Group
- Doug Chiang, VP and Executive Creative Director, Lucasfilm Story Group
- Kiri Hart, Senior Vice President, Development Lucasfilm
- Jacqueline King, Producer, Millennium Falcon Attraction
- Asa Kalama, Executive Creative Director, Millennium Falcon Attraction
- Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in Summer 2019 at Disneyland and Fall 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.
What they’re saying:
- Creative Executive at Lucasfilm Story Group Pablo Hidalgo: “And now the Millennium Falcon is flying to our galaxy. And if you’ve ever wanted to experience it – and I’m not talking about a movie set where you see the plywood that’s holding up the set, where you see where one area of the Falcon stops and in order to get to the next area you have to go to a whole different sound stage – the Millennium Falcon that’s at Galaxy’s Edge is the Falcon.”
- VP and Executive Creative Director at Lucasfilm Story Group Doug Chiang: “You can explore the main chess room, you can really be immersed in that environment, you can actually push buttons and just kind of soak it all in.”
- Executive Creative Director for the Millennium Falcon Attraction Asa Kalama: “You can turn 360 degrees around you and every last detail is exactly where you remembered it and how you remembered it.”
- Kalama on riding the new attraction: “You’re truly in control of the fastest and most iconic ship in the entire galaxy. And Hondo, he’s gone ahead and added a couple extra seats so he can get as many of those flight crews through as possible. There are 200 some odd buttons, knobs and switches on the inside of the cockpit and they all do stuff. If you’re the gunners in the center there and you don’t fire back on those TIE Fighters fast enough they’re going to riddle the hull with laser bolts, the engineers in back, it’s really up to them to keep the whole Falcon in working order so they’re back there furiously working away at their various systems.”
- Scott Trowbridge, Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering: “If you bring back all the loot and there’s not a scratch on the ship and Hondo is really happy when you bring it back, you might find yourself with some extra Galactic Credits in your account, but do a poor job, you lose the cargo, you smash up the ship, you might come back owing more money than you started with, the bossman might not be too happy and when you roll across to the local cantina the bartender might lean over and say ‘hey, word on the street is your name’s been put on the list of a local bounty hunter, I’d watch out if I were you’ so how well you do on this mission really does have an impact on your overall, land-wide story.”
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