In a theme park far, far away construction is starting to come together to bring the world of Star Wars to your next Disney Parks visit. As previously announced, Disneyland in summer 2019 and Disney's Hollywood Studios in the fall will soon have a new land called Star Wars Galaxy Edge. Mickey Mouse has called upon legendary composer John Williams to score some original music for the land, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Check it out:
Chills anyone? The "Theme from Star Wars Galaxy's Edge" is a perfect addition to the upcoming land at Disney Parks. John Williams has composed the soundtrack for every Star Wars film in the Skywalker saga, with beautiful sweeping melodies and an epic sound to match the space operas. For Williams' to go back to the studio at 86 years old to put his musical signature on the land for Disney is definitely a nice touch. The new theme has hints of the previous Star Wars soundtracks, along with fitting right in with the music you'd hear at the theme park.
The new video posted on the Star Wars Twitter opens with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. It then starts to reveal some progress on construction for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge in both locations.
The upcoming land will take place on a never-before-seen planet called Batuu and will feature a street market called Black Spire Outpost, and two rides as detailed by chairman of Disney Parks at D23's Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse today.
Along with this exciting announcement video featuring John Williams' new theme for Disney Parks, the names of the rides were revealed, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. The Millennium Falcon ride has guests behind the controls of Han's iconic spacecraft in one of three unique flight crew roles. The ride will also reportedly be the centerpiece of the land and could impact the rest of your time traveling through the land to add to the immersive experience.
Rise of the Resistance puts guests in the middle of an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Star Wars Galaxy's Edge will also have a Cantina, adding alcohol for the first time to Disneyland in California. The experience will include familiar creatures and characters from the Star Wars universe to interact with.
The new Star Wars land is an exciting addition to the parks, even if it might not be possible to move due to the crowds of Star Wars fans ready to experience what Disney Imagineers have thought up. Roaming the land with newly crafted music from John Williams will certainly add to the experience as well. Star Wars Galaxy's Edge comes to Disneyland in summer 2019 and Disney's Hollywood Studios in fall 2019.