Here is Disney's Christmas preview of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

December 25, 2018, 10:12 AM · Disney Parks offered a two-minute preview of its upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge lands this morning, including our first on-ride looks at both of its new attractions.

Creative Executive Scott Trowbridge of Walt Disney Imagineering and Carrie Beck from Lucasfilm described the land, which will feature two attractions: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

The on-ride looks at the Millennium Falcon ride start at 0:56, while we get our first look at the Rise of the Resistance ride vehicle in action at the 1:40 mark. Trowbridge called the motion-base ride "the most epic attraction we've ever built."

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens next summer at Disneyland and next fall at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort.

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December 25, 2018 at 10:31 AM

I got a peak of the tweet before it was pulled. Interesting that we Star Wars fans have been most excited about the Millenium Falcon ride (now known as Smuggler’s Run) when apparently Rise of the Resistance appears to be the land’s most advanced attraction. As amazing as Flight of Passage is, I can’t imagine what these rides are going to be like!

December 25, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Smuggler's Run looks like Star Tours crashed into Mission Space. Meh...

RotR looks awesome, though.

December 25, 2018 at 12:11 PM

How did it compare to the attraction preview the Universal Orlando dropped during the holidays ... Oh wait ... Nevermind.

December 25, 2018 at 1:09 PM

This looks good, and a chance to see and walkthrough the Millenium Falcon is a definite highlight. This seems to be a step up from Pandora.
As for Universal’s holiday preview, they didn’t have one because The Wizarding World has been open for 8 years now and is still packing them in. When Galaxy’s Edge opens, Disney will be a decade behind what Universal has been doing over the past 10 years and SW:GE will still not be as iconic as visiting Hogwarts Castle or Diagon Alley.
Disney was run better under Eisner, facts are facts.

December 25, 2018 at 2:34 PM

Disney has never been behind.

December 25, 2018 at 3:26 PM

This is basically Mos Eisley without calling it Mos Eisley.

December 25, 2018 at 5:16 PM

The reality is Disney has never been and will never will be behind. At the same time, if you stay at one of the hotels at UO with the Unlimited Express Pass there is no way you can have more fun at Disney. UO is simply more fun. It is more immersive with less time in line and you don’t have to miscromannage your vacation. I hope they stick the landing with Star Wars, but I am very scared of the crowds and how much they will increase their prices as a result.

December 25, 2018 at 5:52 PM

I endured the horribly artificial Christmas parade special this morning just to watch this part. It was a lot more enjoyable than watching the contrived coverage mixed with musical performances that made me long to hear the original versions better followed by eye-rolling "interviews" with the artists afterward. I'm psyched about Galaxy's Edge in spite of the dreck that surrounded this preview.

December 25, 2018 at 7:08 PM

Hyatt writes: "I endured the horribly artificial Christmas parade special this morning ..."

I respond: What the hell does "horribly artificial" mean? And why on Earth would you endure anything to watch a theme park attraction preview? My God.

December 25, 2018 at 9:13 PM

This:

https://twitter.com/disneybyvincent/status/1077681547644407810?s=21

December 25, 2018 at 11:50 PM

As for Universal’s holiday preview, they didn’t have one because The Wizarding World has been open for 8 years now and is still packing them in. When Galaxy’s Edge opens, Disney will be a decade behind what Universal has been doing over the past 10 years and SW:GE will still not be as iconic as visiting Hogwarts Castle or Diagon Alley.

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December 26, 2018 at 3:44 AM

So that is where they reused the old The Great Movie Ride vehicles.
Anyway it's great to see Disney is adding more screen based rides in lands we don't recognize from the movies.

December 26, 2018 at 10:45 AM

It's fun seeing Scott Trowbridge continue to create. He did a lot at Islands of Adventure and was in a few of those videos made before the park opened. Neat guy.

December 26, 2018 at 11:25 AM

Avoiding the usual Disney vs Universal debate, this looks terrific on its own, really enjoy how much care they're taking so this is going to be a monster hit when it opens.

December 26, 2018 at 12:16 PM

As you would expect, this looks pretty amazing. However, a high bar has been set, and not only does Disney need to nail the look and feel of this land, but they need to make it accessible and comfortable. Their crowd management (particularly at DHS) will determine how guests respond to these new lands. I'm keeping my expectations in check, because despite my love for Star Wars, that passion cannot overcome my disdain of unruly mobs, suffocating crowds, and endless waits for attractions.

December 26, 2018 at 1:58 PM

I like what I'm seeing so far, but it's just a teaser and not enough to formulate an opinion on the land yet. If everything is executed to this quality, it's going to be amazing. I just hope Disney isn't showing off the most impressive bits and cutting corners elsewhere.

December 26, 2018 at 3:44 PM

@TH Creative: "Horribly artificial" means things like hosts pretending to shiver when floats of Frozen go by and continue to hammer that theme for their entire segment. And asking people how they're enjoying Christmas Day at the park when it's clearly been taped earlier.

If you think all that is fine for a special, that's your right to do so. For someone like me who prefers more natural entertainment from a parade, it's irritating. I endured it on the hope that it would get better at some point -- it is Disney after all, which usually means some level of quality to it -- but as it remained coy and manufactured, I turned it off after the preview. And I'll bet many people did the same.

December 26, 2018 at 4:13 PM

I hear you Wesley, I've never been able to stomach the Disney Christmas day parade specials... not even as a child. They have a slick plastic feel, like an overdone commercial, that has always been unpalatable to me as entertainment...
But on the actual topic here, Star Wars land looks like it could be fun.

December 27, 2018 at 2:41 PM

For a while now, people have been saying that Rise of the Resistance will be Disney`s first F Ticket, maybe comparable or superior to Shanghai Pirates.

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