Galaxy’s Edge Panel Explores Disneyland’s Biggest Attraction at Star Wars Celebration

The Disney Imagineers team has just unveiled a slew of novelties on Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge their next theme park extension project Disneyland and Disney World later this year. Star Wars Celebration is in full swing in Chicago and one of this weekend's biggest newsgroups was held for this attraction. What's it going to be like to actually visit a galaxy far and wide in real life? We now have a much better idea and it will be even more incredible than we would have imagined.

Josh Gad, Star Wars fan, famous for his videos harassing Daisy Ridley for The Last Jedi spoilers was featured as special committee host. A video played in advance with the actor Frozen trying to sneak in Galaxy's Edge which was pretty entertaining. However, Gad spent most of his panel grilling the Imagineering team to get information about the parks, which turned out to be pretty effective.

The essential: Galaxy's Edge takes place on a planet called Batuu, a novelty in the world. franchise. Those who are on stage have said they have chosen a new planet because they wanted to reduce something that could capture precisely the experience that they wish to provide to the fans. They want us to feel that we have entered the movies. Specifically, we will be located at Black Spire Outpost. The group of narrators has worked hard to integrate this universe into a larger universe, with tons of comics and novels to integrate, to reinforce the importance of this place in the larger universe of Star Wars.

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Chris Beatty, Margaret Kerrison, Doug Chiang, Asa Kalama, and Scott Trowbridge Matt Martin were all on the scene to discuss the most obvious aspects of the Disneyland Park Expansion. Martin is actually part of Lucasfilm Story Group and much of his job was to make sure that the story told in Galaxy's Edge actually integrates it into the Canon Star Wars. Like everything since Disney's takeover, it matters. What we will meet and live in the park will be a real part of the franchise story. So, in a way, we can all be part of it, as ridiculous as it sounds.

Conceptual art was featured throughout the event (and I included the photos I took at the panel below). Some had been shown before, others were new. Some images were more revealing than others. One of the most interesting images is that of one of the on-site restaurants, which has a huge engine reused by a pod driver. So why was it reused? He will cook what has been called "meat of space" for the participants. It's a fun detail and everyone will certainly be curious to see how it works in practice.

Much of your time was spent on the two main park attractions; Smugglers and The Rise of the Resistance . The first will allow fans to pilot the Millennium Falcon. What we have learned is that the result will depend entirely on the crew in the cockpit. Everyone will have a unique job. Pilotage decisions will be left to the crew. If the crew does a bad job, the ship and the results of the mission will reflect this. The Falcon's corridor will seem torn and broken, for example, if the crew does a bad job. We also had a glimpse of the animatronic Hondo ( The War of the Clones Rebels ), which looks very authentic and which was again expressed by Jim Cummings.

The rise of resistance we were treated to a brief overview of what should be a very long race. The Imagineering team did not want to ruin this, but she said it would be one of the most ambitious experiments ever undertaken. It will not be just a minute or two. It's going to be a whole thing. The story is centered on the recruits of the resistance. They are then captured by the First Order and taken aboard a Star Destroyer, before escaping. Much attention has been paid to the careful attention to detail. While they still want to play near the chest, Rey, Chewie, BB-8 and Kylo Ren will be involved. This particular attraction will not be opened when Galaxy's Edge will be open for the first time to the public. No specific opening date has been revealed.

A huge draw for fans will be the merch. A character by the name of Dak Endar (uncertain spelling at the moment) holds a shop on site where fans can exchange various objects. Much has been made of the number of Easter eggs hidden in this store. There is also another store run by a person named Savvi (again, unclear spelling), where fans can create a unique lightsaber. We have not seen the final product yet, but it seems very deep and as if a dream is coming true. As expensive, probably. We were also shown some of the drinks, including the controversial Blue Milk (also Green Milk). No word on what it tastes. Something new has been shown to us: exclusive Coca-Cola stuff that will be wrapped in Detonator thermal bullets to help them fit into the landscape. But it's still good old Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Sprite inside.

Another huge revelation came when they talked about DJ R3X, the robot that hosted Star Tours. He was reassigned as a DJ in the new cantina and we played some songs that will be heard on the spot. One was made in the style of New Year 's Figrin and Modal Nodes, the cantina group of in New Hope and the other was much more modern, born from A group of droids. More importantly, Paul Reubens, the voice of the droid for Star Tours, returns to make the voice for the park. On the same note, they found the first vocal actor of Nien Nunb, which was actually a very difficult task because he had somehow disappeared for several years. It was also revealed that Frank Oz would make Yoda heard, which caused a huge reaction. They then played us some of John Williams' new music, which sounded very authentic.

For very hardcore fans, there is an application called Play that comes with a Star Wars data block that fans can use to improve the experience via hacking (or slicing, if you want), translation and many other cool features. There is also a game that you can play with the help of your phone and that allows visitors to choose whether they want to help the First Order or the Resistance. The Imagineers explained that it was essential to ensure that fans could live their best Star Wars experience, with as much depth as their choice.

Note: The Star Wars hotel has not been discussed yet. . We will have to wait for an extra word on this. The big point to remember, to put it simply, is that it will be a more immersive experience than any fan would ever have imagined possible. It will probably cost us more than a few dollars. Although it will probably be money well spent for many fans. Galaxy's Edge opens its doors at Disneyland on May 31. Do not forget to check out our photos and videos from the panel below.

– Movieweb @ movieweb) April 13, 2019


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