Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams Tour Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Directors Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy on Saturday toured Disneyland's highly-anticipated Star Wars land, Galaxy's Edge.
Showing the trio around was Disney CEO Robert Iger, who posted multiple photos on social media.
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"Best way to impress your friends...give them a personal tour of @starwars Galaxy's Edge! #stevenspielberg, #jjabrams, Kathy Kennedy with Imagineer & Galaxy's Edge creator, Scott Trowbridge," Iger said via Twitter.
Abrams directed The Force Awakens (2015) and is back in the saddle for The Rise of Skywalker, due out Dec. 20.
The 14-acre Star Wars-themed land — opening May 31 — will be unlike any attraction experienced before. With two state-of-the-art rides (Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run), a plethora of shops and restaurants (all in the theme of Star Wars so as not to feel like they are part of a Disney park), jaw-dropping spectacles and full-scale droids milling about, the land delivers on the ambitions Iger spoke of when announcing the park at the D23 Expo in August 2015.
Shortly after it was announced that Galaxy's Edge would open late May, Disney revealed that a no-cost reservation (in addition to a park ticket) would be needed to access the Star Wars land from May 31 through June 23. No reservation will be needed after that time.
The reservations were posted May 2 and all snapped up in just under two hours.
There were strict rules for those who did successfully obtain a reservation.The person who made the reservation had to list the names of everyone who would be in their party (up to six total per reservation). All guests will be required to have valid theme park admission in addition to their reservation information and a valid government-issued photo ID if 18 or older, according to Disney.
Best way to impress your friends...give them a personal tour of @starwars Galaxy's Edge!#stevenspielberg, #jjabrams, Kathy Kennedy with Imagineer & Galaxy's Edge creator, Scott Trowbridge. pic.twitter.com/e3jFH2Cd2b— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) May 11, 2019
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