Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Bill Dee Williams and maker George Lucas open Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge

A number of star-studded faces from the Star Wars franchise helped launch the new $ 1 billion attraction Galaxy & Edge from Disneyland in style Wednesday night.

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Harrison Ford paid an emotional tribute to old friend and Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew during the opening ceremony, which died 77 years ago.

Loved for his portrait of Han Solo, Ford was also accompanied by a number of other famous faces, including his co-stars from the original trilogy Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Star Wars maker George Lucas.

Together with Disney CEO Robert Iger, the legendary Sci-Fi quartet helped cut the ribbon at the 14-acre attraction and officially declared the not-so-distant, far-reaching experience officially open to business.

& # 39; Peter, this is for you, & # 39; explained Ford, before hitting the Falcon's hull to make a stunning fireworks display in the sky above a model of the Millennium Falcon.

(From left to right) Star Wars maker George Lucas, Billy Dee Williams, Mark Hamill, Disney director Robert Iger and Harrison Ford helped cut the ribbon at the 14-acre attraction on Wednesday night

(From left to right) Star Wars maker George Lucas, Billy Dee Williams, Mark Hamill, Disney director Robert Iger and Harrison Ford helped cut the ribbon at the 14-acre attraction on Wednesday night

Harrison Ford paid an emotional tribute to old friend and Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew during the opening ceremony, who died at the age of 77
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Harrison Ford paid an emotional tribute to old friend and Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew during the opening ceremony, who died at the age of 77

Harrison Ford paid an emotional tribute to old friend and Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew during the opening ceremony, who died at the age of 77

¿Peter, this is for you, Ford stated Ford, before hitting the Falcon's hull to make a stunning fireworks display in the sky above a model of the Millennium Falcon.

¿Peter, this is for you, Ford stated Ford, before hitting the Falcon's hull to make a stunning fireworks display in the sky above a model of the Millennium Falcon.

& # 39; Peter, this is for you, & # 39; explained Ford, before hitting the Falcon's hull to make a stunning fireworks display in the sky above a model of the Millennium Falcon.

Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge may be on the same site as Disneyland, but entering the new attraction feels like a completely different world.

On Wednesday, Disney offered the media a look at Galaxy & # 39; s Edge with an exclusive tour with a Star Wars themed tasting, a stroll through the Black Spire Outpost market and a four-minute ride with the Millennium Falcon.

The first glimpse took place just two days before the grand opening of Galaxy & # 39; s Edge in the California theme park.

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On Friday, the immersive experience is finally revealed to guests with a pre-reservation, allowing them to finally experience the largest country with one theme ever in a Disney park.

Disney officials said it took more than five years to complete the attraction, with an estimated cost of more than $ 1 billion.

& # 39; I am very excited about being so close that we invite our guests and our biggest fans to get to the edge of the galaxy & # 39 ;, said Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive and studio leader at Walt Disney Imagineering. He spoke for the first-order TIE echelon spaceship.

& # 39; We had fans in mind all the time, & # 39; he said. & # 39; We have been able to open it up a bit for them and invite them to join us on this remote outpost planet. & # 39;

On Wednesday, Disney offered the media a glimpse into Galaxy & # 39; s Edge with an exclusive tour, including a Star Wars-themed tasting, a walk through the Black Spire Outpost marketplace and a four-minute ride with the Millennium Falcon

On Wednesday, Disney offered the media a glimpse into Galaxy & # 39; s Edge with an exclusive tour, including a Star Wars-themed tasting, a walk through the Black Spire Outpost marketplace and a four-minute ride with the Millennium Falcon

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On Wednesday, Disney offered the media a look at Galaxy & # 39; s Edge with an exclusive tour, including a Star Wars-themed tasting, a walk through the Black Spire Outpost marketplace and a four-minute ride with the Millennium Falcon

The first glimpse took place just two days before the grand opening of Galaxy & # 39; s Edge in the California theme park

The first glimpse took place just two days before the grand opening of Galaxy & # 39; s Edge in the California theme park

The first glimpse took place just two days before the grand opening of Galaxy & # 39; s Edge in the California theme park

On Friday, the immersive experience is finally revealed to guests with a pre-reservation, allowing them to finally experience the largest country with one theme ever in a Disney park.

On Friday, the immersive experience is finally revealed to guests with a pre-reservation, allowing them to finally experience the largest country with one theme ever in a Disney park.

On Friday, the immersive experience is finally revealed to guests with a pre-reservation, allowing them to finally experience the largest country with one theme ever in a Disney park.

Disney officials said it took more than five years to complete the attraction, with an estimated cost of more than $ 1 billion
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Disney officials said it took more than five years to complete the attraction, with an estimated cost of more than $ 1 billion

Disney officials said it took more than five years to complete the attraction, with an estimated cost of more than $ 1 billion

& # 39; I am very excited about being so close that we invite our guests and our biggest fans to come to the edge of the galaxy & # 39 ;, says Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive and studio leader at Walt Disney Imagineering.

& # 39; I am very excited about being so close that we invite our guests and our biggest fans to come to the edge of the galaxy & # 39 ;, says Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive and studio leader at Walt Disney Imagineering.

& # 39; I am very excited about being so close that we invite guests and our biggest fans to come to the edge of the galaxy & # 39 ;, says Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive and studio leader at Walt Disney Imagineering .

Galaxy & # 39; s Edge is an adventure through the scary planet Batuu, a remote world from the latest Star Wars trilogy, and the war between the resistance and the bad first order.

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The vast 14-acre land is divided into three different areas, with a theme on the resistance, another on the first order and a third location called the village.

Guests can build their own droids for around $ 99.99 and even make fully customized their own light swords for $ 199.99. They can also communicate with aliens and take a sip of the same kind of blue milk that Luke Skywalker drank in the 1977 Star Wars: A New Hope – a dairy-free frozen blend with citrus stripes.

In addition, adventurers are given the opportunity to control the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, a full-size replica of the ship from the films, over 30 meters long.

Six people can operate the spacecraft at any time, with a number of buttons and controls that provide an engaging interactive experience called & # 39; Smuggling Run & # 39 ;.

Some familiar faces including Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and favorite Chewbacca will also be part of the adventure in Batti, while visitors explore the vast world.

Galaxy & # 39; s Edge is an adventure through the scary planet Batuu, a remote world from the latest Star Wars trilogy, and the war between the resistance and the bad first order.

Galaxy & # 39; s Edge is an adventure through the scary planet Batuu, a remote world from the latest Star Wars trilogy, and the war between the resistance and the bad first order.

Galaxy & # 39; s Edge is an adventure through the scary planet Batuu, a remote world from the latest Star Wars trilogy, and the war between the resistance and the bad first order.

The vast 14-acre land is divided into three different areas, with a theme on the resistance, another on the first order and a third location called the village.

The vast 14-acre land is divided into three different areas, with a theme on the resistance, another on the first order and a third location called the village.

The vast 14-acre land is divided into three different areas, with a theme on the resistance, another on the first order and a third location called the village.

Guests can build their own droids in the attractions & # 39; Droid Depot & # 39; for around $ 99.00 plus tax

Guests can build their own droids in the attractions & # 39; Droid Depot & # 39; for around $ 99.00 plus tax

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Guests can build their own droids in the attractions & # 39; Droid Depot & # 39; for around $ 99.00 plus tax

Parkgoers can even make their own light swords for $ 199.99 in Savi's Workshop

Parkgoers can even make their own light swords for $ 199.99 in Savi's Workshop

Parkgoers can even make their own light swords for $ 199.99 in Savi's Workshop

Some familiar faces including Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and favorite Chewbacca will also be part of the adventure in Batti, along with the iconic Stormtroopers, while visitors explore the vast world

Some familiar faces including Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and favorite Chewbacca will also be part of the adventure in Batti, along with the iconic Stormtroopers, while visitors explore the vast world

Some familiar faces including Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and favorite Chewbacca will also be part of the adventure in Batti, along with the iconic Stormtroopers, while visitors explore the vast world

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Josh D & Amaro, the president of Disneyland Resort, posted a photo on Instagram of the attraction's employees on Wednesday with the caption: & # 39; So proud to introduce you to the residents of Batuu! I want to thank this wonderful team for their incredible dedication and passion. Yesterday & # 39; s Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge cast rally was unforgettable. This photo is for the ages! & # 39;

The photo was then re-posted by John Boyega, the actor who plays Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

He promised that the & # 39; great cast & # 39; is ready to give fans around the world the most immersive Star Wars experience!

And then revealed that he was not only personally involved in the development of the attraction, but will also be personally present for the opening.

He added on his Instagram post: "Don't worry, I'll be there to help you at one of the most insane attractions!" It was a pleasure working with the team on this. Enjoy and may the power be with you. & # 39;

In addition, adventurers are given the opportunity to use the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, a full-size replica of the ship from the films, which is over 100 feet long.
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In addition, adventurers are given the opportunity to use the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, a full-size replica of the ship from the films, which is over 100 feet long.

In addition, adventurers are given the opportunity to use the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, a full-size replica of the ship from the films, which is over 100 feet long.

Six people can operate the spacecraft at any time, with a number of buttons and controls that provide an engaging interactive experience called & # 39; Smuggling Run & # 39 ;.

Six people can operate the spacecraft at any time, with a number of buttons and controls that provide an engaging interactive experience called & # 39; Smuggling Run & # 39 ;.

Six people can operate the spacecraft at any time, with a number of buttons and controls that provide an engaging interactive experience called & # 39; Smuggling Run & # 39 ;.

& # 39; Don't worry, I'll be there to guide you through one of the most insane attractions! It was a pleasure working with the team on this. Enjoy and may the power be with you & # 39 ;, said the current Star Wars actor, John Boyega, who plays Finn in the latest trilogy

& # 39; Don't worry, I'll be there to guide you through one of the most insane attractions! It was a pleasure working with the team on this. Enjoy and may the power be with you & # 39 ;, said the current Star Wars actor, John Boyega, who plays Finn in the latest trilogy

& # 39; Don't worry, I'll be there to guide you through one of the most insane attractions! It was a pleasure working with the team on this. Enjoy and may the power be with you & # 39 ;, said the current Star Wars actor, John Boyega, who plays Finn in the latest trilogy

The California resort expects huge crowds when it opens and has detailed plans about how it will receive guests.

During the first three weeks, guests must make a reservation to enter and will be limited to four hours in the exciting new country, the largest single-theme country in a Disney park.

A special wristband identifies a visitor's time window and as soon as it expires, Disney says it will block access to major attractions and merchandise locations.

Park workers dressed in Star Wars characters will eventually ask visitors to make their way to one of the three exits so that a new group can enter.

Kris Theiler, vice president of Disneyland Park, said: “Maybe some First Order officers help us or maybe some Stormtroopers who ask people to come along.

& # 39; We may use the first order later in the reservation period if needed. & # 39;

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The California resort expects huge crowds when it opens and has detailed plans about how it will receive guests

The California resort expects huge crowds when it opens and has detailed plans about how it will receive guests

The California resort expects huge crowds when it opens and has detailed plans about how it will receive guests

John D. State, culinary director of Disneyland Resort, discusses the new food options in Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge

John D. State, culinary director of Disneyland Resort, discusses the new food options in Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge

John D. State, culinary director of Disneyland Resort, discusses the new food options in Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge

During the first three weeks, guests must make a reservation to enter and are limited to four hours in the exciting new country, the largest one-theme country in a Disney park

During the first three weeks, guests must make a reservation to enter and are limited to four hours in the exciting new country, the largest one-theme country in a Disney park

During the first three weeks, guests must make a reservation to enter and are limited to four hours in the exciting new country, the largest one-theme country in a Disney park

A look at The Market Place where guests can try to buy a series of outer galaxies

A look at The Market Place where guests can try to buy a series of outer galaxies

Food and drink details seen during Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge

Food and drink details seen during Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge

A look at The Market Place where guests can try to buy a series of outer galaxies

The park has many other, more subtle ways to manage the flow of people. Theiler said the walkways were widened from three to about six feet in different areas, and there is pram parking available.

Around 7,500 new parking spaces have been added, in addition to new entrances for parking areas and toll booths. A new pedestrian bridge was also built to help prevent traffic jams.

Disneyland was the second most popular theme park in the world last year with 18.6 million visitors.

It is second only to Disney World in Florida, where a version of Galaxy & # 39; s Edge is scheduled for August 29.

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