Last night was a truly magical one in Disneyland as the park celebrated the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. To celebrate the occasion, Disney CEO Bob Iger welcomed some very special guests for a grand opening ceremony.
- Iger invited Star Wars creator George Lucas and stars Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) to the stage with him to officially open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
- The group gathered in front of the Millennium Falcon for a ceremony that included Han Solo fixing the iconic ship and an explosive pyrotechnics display.
- The ceremony was also set to the soaring John Williams score composed especially for the land.
What they’re saying:
- Bob Iger: “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is absolutely amazing and we are thrilled to finally share it with the world. Now, for the first time, fans will be able to immerse themselves in the iconic stories that have captured audiences’ imaginations for decades and live their own Star Wars adventures in the most creative, innovative and ambitious land we’ve ever built.”
- Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products: “With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney is redefining the theme park experience and setting a new bar for experiential storytelling. From each authentic detail to the land’s jaw-dropping scale, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge exceeds every expectation.”
More on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge:
- Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open to the public on May 31 and at Walt Disney World Resort on August 29.
- Guests can take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
- Phase two, opening later this year, will feature Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined, which will place guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines between fantasy and reality.
- The Play Disney Parks mobile app will deepen the guest engagement with the land – the first land within a Disney park designed to integrate with the app.
- Be sure to keep up to date on all the latest Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge news right here.