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Update on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World

Disney Parks Blog gave another exciting edition of the 12 Days of Disney Parks Christmas.  This installment included updates on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland in California.  There was a panel held tonight at Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  The panel included Disney Imagineers as well as representatives from Lucasfilms, and they shared information about this new land.

Here is a summary of some of the panel discussion provided by Scott Trowbridge from Disney Imagineering, “We talked a lot about authenticity – how we are building a real place in the Star Wars universe and how we are working hard to get the details right. One of my favorite examples is the Millennium Falcon. We’ve all seen her on screen, but until you climb through that hatch, walk through her hallways, sit inside the cockpit, power her up and actually FLY her yourself, it’s not quite the same.”

Here is a photo of the inside of the Millenium Falcon:

12 Days of Disney Parks Christmas: Update from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Some of the other progress on the land that was discussed was that the team is building a fleet of full-size X-wing starfighters as well as details around the storytelling that guests will experience in the new land.  There will be markets, Istanbul and Marrakech.  One will be overseen by a Toydarian, which is from Tatooine in the movie, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.  He will sell toys at the market.  Below is a pictures of concept art for the area.  The market will sell Star Wars exclusive toys that would fit within the storyline for the land.

12 Days of Disney Parks Christmas: Update from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

We are extremely excited for this new themed Star Wars land and we can’t wait to see it open.  Unfortunately, we have a while to wait, so in the meantime we will just have to settle for these little updates when we can get them!

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog

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About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2). We have over 10 Disney World vacations under our belt. Our recent adventure was a big move from St. Louis, MO to Florida! We knew that we needed more Disney magic that just a couple times of year, and we worked hard to make it happen! Now we hit the parks almost every weekend! We are working to dine at every location, experience every attraction and look for every hidden Mickey! We want to be able to say that we have one it all! We are branching into the Cruise Line and are planning a trip to Disneyland in California next year. To say that we are Disney addicts may be an understatement. When I am not at WDW with my family, I am reading Disney blogs and news, crafting (usually Disney décor for our home), planning Disney vacations for others or working on my dissertation for my doctoral program. I am a Project Manager by profession, so I have mastered fitting everything into a tight schedule! We feel we lead an exciting life where we get to spend a lot of time together doing what we love! I love being able to this love and Disney magic with everyone else so that others can make the most of whatever time they get to have at the most magical place on earth!