PW-JAN20-24-25-Attraction-Profile.qxp_Feature 04/02/2020 11:34 Page 25 Merchandise extends storytelling

in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge In Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests encounter a robust collection of merchant shops and stalls filled with authentic Star Wars creations. The Droid Depot invites guests to construct their own astromech droids.

Patrons pick pieces off a conveyor belt to build one of two core models (R-series or BB-series) and they can customise their droids with various parts and colors. These droids interact with elements throughout the land, enhancing guests’ adventures. Additional accessories can be added to further customize these new friends. The Droid Depot also offers pre-built droids, droid-inspired toys and apparel, and more. At Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, guests have the opportunity

to craft and customise their very own lightsabers. In this mystical experience, guests feel the Force as they build these elegant weapons from a more civilized age. Inside Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, guests find a selection of rare and

mysterious items for sale, representing different eras of the Star Wars galaxy including holocrons, ancient Jedi and Sith artifacts, lightsabers and more. As they explore the nooks and crannies of the shop, guests also see Dok-Ondar at his desk as the large Ithorian checks his inventory and barks the occasional order at his assistants. In addition to these special experiences, the Black Spire Outpost

marketplace features the Creature Stall dedicated to the plethora of rare and fascinating creatures that populate the galaxy, as well as Black Spire

annual awards gala in November. Savi’s Workshop won for Best Hard Good Item, Droid Depot won for Best Visual Merchandising, and the loveable Porg won for Best Plush Item. The International Toy Association nominated the buildable droids in Droid Depot for Creative Toy of the Year. These accolades and awards speak to

an entirely new kind of Disney experience happening every day inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Now the next grand chapter in this story is about to unfold with the debut of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Two thrilling attractions For more than four decades, fans of Star Wars films have imagined what it would be like to race through the halls of a Star Destroyer or blast across

Iconic musical score for Star Wars:

Galaxy’s Edge Music has been an integral part of Star Wars from the moment the iconic themes of Academy Award-winning composer John Williams first introduced fans to this galaxy. The music for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge continues that tradition with a suite of all-new Williams- composed themes written especially for the land and its attractions. Along with a collection of original cantina songs created by composers and songwriters from around the globe, this new music deepens guests’ connection to the land as Williams complements and builds upon the fanfares he created for the Star Wars films.


Outfitters, showcasing the latest in galactically trendy apparel and accessories. The Toydarian Toymaker stall is full of toys and games crafted by a Toydarian (the flying alien species first seen in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace”). And all tourists visiting Batuu will want to make a stop at Jewels of Bith, offering “trinkets to treasure” and other accessories. Guests can also demonstrate where their loyalties lie with the gear and

accessories they purchase within the land. Resistance Supply is a ‘make-shift’ location at the Resistance encampment, selling pins, badges, hats and other accessories to help guests feel like part of the cause. First Order Cargo, meanwhile, is a temporary First Order storage dock easily identified by a never-before-seen First Order TIE echelon ship. The cargo location offers guests a chance to pledge their loyalty by purchasing pins, caps, gear, model ships and more.

What is new, unique, and goundbreaking

about Rise of the Resistance? According to Doug Chiang, vice president and executive creative director, Lucasfilm, “What is new, unique, and groundbreaking is the experience itself because it is a very cinematic

attraction. It’s something that we’ve never done before. To try to translate the Star Wars universe into real life, to make it believable. Things like a lightsabre cutting through metal, things like a laser blast, things that are typically movie magic stuff, but we’re actually bringing into reality.”

the stars inside the Millennium Falcon. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge features two signature attractions that turn those dreams into reality. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance takes guests

aboard a full-size transport shuttle and then into a nearby Star Destroyer on a thrilling adventure that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. With capture, threats, and ultimate escape, it’s a much darker storyline than usually found on a Disney ride, but it is true to Star Wars. One of the most immersive, ambitious and technologically advanced experiences in Disney history, the attraction uses multiple ride systems working together to create a seamless story on a cinematic scale. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opened December 5, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and January 17,

2020, at Disneyland Park in California. In Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, guests climb into the cockpit of “the fastest hunk of junk in

the galaxy” for their own Star Wars adventures. They take the controls of the Falcon in one of three unique and critical roles as the ship hurtles through space. Some are pilots, some gunners and some engineers, creating multiple ways for guests to engage with the attraction in an experience that responds in real time to the actions they take.

How to make a land immersive

Jamie Lynn McGuinness, construction manager with Walt Disney Imagineering, explains, “This land is really immersive for everyone because as you walk through the land you can touch everything, you can hear all the noises, you hear ships flying over. We want all the generations to get involved with making their own story while they’re here in Galaxy’s Edge. Anything from using your phone to crack some code, to some crates behind us or building their own lightsaber or building their own droid. And, they can take it home with them.”


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