ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney and Lucasfilm left Star Wars fans salivating with a new taste of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Saturday.
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At a panel at Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm design and story officials joined Disney Imagineers to give us even more details for the new land.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will open at Disneyland Resort in California on May 31. It will open at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida on August 29.
Disney is promising a fully-immersive experience that puts you on a planet in the Outer Rim, where tensions are simmering between the Resistance and the First Order.
Among the new details and previews Disney released during the panel:
- Coca-Cola has partnered with Disney to create special products for the land, with specially designed bottles of Coke and other Coca-Cola products printed in the Star Wars common language, Aurebesh.
- Several voice actors have returned to voice their Star Wars characters, including Paul Reubens as (now-DJ) Rex, Jim Cummings as Hondo, who will be central to the storyline for the Millennium Falcon ride, and Frank Oz as Yoda.
- Composer John Williams created the music for the land, and some of the music was heard during the panel.
- New music from the famous Cantina band from the first Star Wars movie, Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes.
We also learned more about some of the key citizens of Batuu that guests will meet, saw more previews for the new rides, Rise of the Resistance, and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
On top of the two rides, guests will be able to sort of choose their own adventure around the land with the help of the Disney Parks app.
Guests will be able to use the app to hack into droids, translate wording on buildings, and scan cargo crates located throughout the land.
Disney unveiled a booth dedicated to the new land at Star Wars Celebration Friday. It includes one of the vehicles from the upcoming ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, along with a look at upcoming merchandise and other details.
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