Ahead of the Aug. 29 opening, Disney has released new promo video with an up-close look at the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
A new promo video from Disney gives new looks at the Walt Disney World version of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
The 14-acre expansion set to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Aug. 29 is set to shift the spotlight to the Florida theme park after the May opening of the same Star Wars attraction at Disneyland.
While the two are billed as near clones, the video gives a quick look at the near-finished version coming to Orlando including an aerial view of the park at night, closeups of the giant Millennium Falcon taken by drone footage and a look at how people interact with the detailed set pieces strewn around the park.
The video was released Wednesday on Disney’s YouTube channel.
“While we’ve been sharing many exciting updates and images from the land, today’s awe-inspiring aerial view may just be our best yet,” reads the post.
While the new land is opening to the public at the end of the month, it will only feature one of two rides. Just like the Disneyland version, Hollywood Studios is opening with the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run up and running, but the second ride, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, won’t come online in Florida until December, and not in California until January.
Although officials will have to pay to attend, the event at Disney's Star Wars in Orlando is still providing a glimpse at an attraction only available right now to “platinum” annual pass holders in advance of the Aug. 29 grand opening.
“The experience on Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run puts you straight in that cockpit right behind the controls whether you’re one of the pilots, the gunners or flight engineers that are keeping the ship operating," said Scott Trowbridge, creative executive with Walt Disney Imagineering. “It’s going to be an intense, super-fun experience on the fastest ship in the galaxy.”
The other ride, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will open at Walt Disney World on Dec. 5. It’s more of a slow-moving dark ride that will take visitors through some massive themed rooms and even past two gigantic AT-ATs.