The voice of Frozen's Olaf, Josh Gad, switched Disney franchises today to host the "Bringing Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to Life at Disney Parks" panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. During the hour-long event, Walt Disney Imagineering's Scott Trowbridge joined several other WDI and Lucasfilm creative leaders to reveal a few more details about the new Star Wars lands that will debut this year at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The big commercial reveal was that Galaxy's Edge will serve specially packaged Coca-Cola products, with the famous Coke logo recreated in the Star Wars language of Auerbesh.
Coming soon to a galaxy near you: specially designed @CocaColaCo bottles will be available exclusively at @StarWars: #GalaxysEdge beginning May 31 @Disneyland and August 29 @WaltDisneyWorld! https://t.co/tGGrNbpnCg pic.twitter.com/PARP1JYyl2— Star Wars (@starwars) April 13, 2019
Executive Creative Director for Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run Asa Kalama also shared that the exit hallway that guests walk through after their time flying the Falcon from its cockpit will change appearance based on how well they performed. Fly the Falcon well, and the hallway will appear pristine. But if you mess up, the hallway will reflect the level of wreckage you caused.
Kalama also provides some more details about how fans will be able to use the Play Disney Parks app inside Galaxy's Edge. Inside the land, the app will transform into an in-story Star Wars data pad, which will include a Hacking Tool to interact with droids, light panels, and spaceships around the Black Spire Outpost — so that you can "plug in" like R2D2. It also will include a Scanning Device to all you to look inside cargo containers in land, a Translation Device to read the Auerbesh signs on Batuu, and a Tuning Tool to allow you to listen in on transmissions on the land's satellite dishes and attennae.
The app also will include a "Outpost Control" game that will allow visitors to pick whether to help the Resistance or the First Order to control surveillance panels installed throughout the land.
Trowbridge and Galaxy's Edge Executive Creative Director Chris Beatty also noted that Disney has retained original voice actors for the land, from Paul Reubens, who will reprise his Star Tours role for Rex, who's now a DJ in Oga's Cantina, to Frank Oz, who will voice Yoda, though we don't yet know where the Jedi Master will factor in the new land.
The panel also played some of the new music Disney has commissioned for the land, including new tracks from Star Wars Cantina band Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes and John Williams' new Theme for Galaxy's Edge.
The first phase of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens May 31 on a reservation-only basis at Disneyland and then to all on June 24. The land opens to all at Disney's Hollywood Studios on August 29. The Rise of the Resistance ride will open in both lands later this year.Tweet
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