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U.S. Department of Defense Visits Walt Disney World

The United States Department of Defense is not the group you would necessarily expect to see taking a tour around Walt Disney World. Interestingly enough, they did! Recently, a group of Department of Defense engineers took a tour of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We can’t think of a better place to learn more about the fascinating technology that makes that portion of Disney’s Hollywood Studios so exceptional.

Credit: WDW Cast & Community

As shared by Walt Disney World Cast & Community Facebook: “Bright suns! We have an incoming transmission from Batuu. Walt Disney Imagineers recently met with students from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Department of Systems Engineering for a tour of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! As part of an industry familiarization tour, the group learned about the latest state-of-the-art concepts, tools, and best practices in corporate engineering. We were honored to host this group of Department of Defense engineers and technologists as part of our long history of respect and appreciation for the U.S. Armed Forces.”

Credit: WDW Cast & Community

Credit: WDW Cast & Community

Credit: WDW Cast & Community

Imagine being part of THAT tour! Brilliant minds building brilliant futures for sure! Interested in learning more about Galaxy’s Edge? Check out our “Things You Might Not Know” about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Then, on your next visit to the park, try to take in all the hidden gems you may have missed on your last visit.

About Mike/ Jamie

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.