They’ve lent their spirit. Now Disney’s Hollywood StudiosCast Members and Walt Disney Imagineers are lending their signatures – and making their mark on theme-park history. All were invited to sign the steel beam that will be the highest point in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new land coming in 2019 to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The beam-signing took place Nov. 12-14 in a backstage location of the park just outside the site of the new land. The signed beam will become part of the landscape in the tallest spire of rock rising behind the iconic Millennium Falcon spaceship. The beam will form the highest point in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Disney cast members are taking photos of themselves signing the beam. They’re also autographing a “time capsule” banner that will be presented to the new land’s opening-day team in 2019.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will transport guests to a remote trading port on the edge of space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests find themselves in the middle of the action. Two major attractions anchoring the new land – and even the land itself – will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is part of the multi-year transformation of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which also includes Toy Story Land, set to open in summer 2018.
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On August 21, 2017, construction teams installed the highest steel beam for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new Star Wars-themed land coming to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., in 2019. This milestone capped off the infrastructure for a 130-foot-tall rock spire, the highest point in the new land. Once completed, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will include approximately 10,000 tons of structural steel and approximately 200,000 square feet of hand-carved rockwork. The same 14-acre land also is under construction at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Both are scheduled to open in 2019. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)
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We’re excited to share an update on the progress of the Star Wars-themed lands being created at Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts!
As you may know, these two new immersive lands will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life and where Guests will find themselves in the middle of the action.
We’re also creating two incredible new signature attractions: one that lets guests take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
There is so much activity across our 14-acre construction sites as this new world is created. Here’s a look at how things are shaping up!
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“Star Wars” fans are anxiously (okay, desperately) awaiting the release of the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” trailer. It won’t arrive for at least another month, but the Walt Disney World team knows fans need something to tide ’em over — and they did not disappoint!
We’re now just two years away from the arrival of Star Wars Land on both coasts, and Disney’s(NYSE: DIS)domestic theme-park resorts could use a boost. On Tuesday, the media giant announced a 5% year-over-year decline in attendance for its latest quarter, but it also announced that Star Wars Land will begin greeting sci-fi buffs of all ages come 2019.
We are excited to announce that our new Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland® Park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Florida will be opening in 2019!
As we’ve previously shared, the Star Wars-themed lands are the largest-ever, single-themed land expansions at Disneyland® and Walt Disney World® Resorts. At each location, guests will be transported to a never-before-seen planet – a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space – where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life. Here’s a glimpse at one of the signature attractions which lets guests take the controls of the Millennium Falcon!
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When Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, I was excited about the prospect of more Star Wars films, obviously, but I couldn’t stop thinking about what the acquisition meant for Disney Parks. Star Wars already had a presence in the parks with Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Jedi Training Academy, and special events, but oh, the potential—especially after seeing the level of immersion Imagineering nailed with Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure.
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