Bringing Star Wars Galaxy's Edge to Life | Summary and Q&A

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May 22, 2019
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Bringing Star Wars Galaxy's Edge to Life

TL;DR

Disney and Lucasfilm have created Star Wars Galaxies Edge, a groundbreaking and immersive themed attraction that allows guests to create their own stories in a new location within the Star Wars universe.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How did Disney and Lucasfilm create an immersive Star Wars experience in their new themed lands?

The creative team decided not to replicate storylines from the films but instead imagine an entirely new location within the Star Wars universe. They created a three-dimensional digital model of the entire themed land before construction, allowing them to make informed decisions and alterations using virtual reality simulation.

Q: What were the main experiences in Star Wars Galaxies Edge?

The themed lands feature several themed restaurants and workshops from the films. The main experiences are the Millennium Falcon smugglers run ride and the Rise of the Resistance experience.

Q: How did Disney and Lucasfilm hide mechanical and ventilation equipment in the designed buildings?

By using sight lines and forced perspective, the creative team was able to design building facades and terrain that concealed the various mechanical and ventilation equipment on the buildings, creating a realistic new world for guests.

Q: Are there any future developments related to Star Wars Galaxies Edge?

A Star Wars themed hotel is currently under construction at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, but its official opening date has not been announced yet.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Disney and Lucasfilm planned and constructed two new Star Wars themed lands at the Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

  • The creative team aimed to create a truly immersive world and allow guests to create their own stories based on their visits.

  • With over 4,000 people involved, information modeling and virtual reality simulation were used to make informed decisions and design a realistic new world.

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