Watch the Spectacular Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening in Disneyland
The big day has finally come of the christening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland in Anaheim, California. During the opening ceremony last night, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that this is the company’s largest expansion at its parks ever, and he wanted all to be perfect.
“When I first met with our Imagineers to talk about Star Wars, my message was actually quite simple: ‘Do not be ambitious. Be the most ambitious that you have ever been’,” Iger said. “After all, we are building on the legacy of two extraordinary visionaries, Walt Disney and George Lucas.”
The man who started all of this couldn’t miss it, so shortly after Iger’s speech, George Lucas took the microphone.
“It’s Star Tours on steroids on a level you can’t possibly believe,” Lucas stated. “It was a great experience for me, and I think that it’ll change your life.”
Then was the turn of Star Wars’ legendary actor Mark Hamill, who explained how he felt when the original Star Tours opened.
“I thought, ‘This is inconceivable that I could be part of a movie that would get its own ride in a Disney theme park. I better savor the moment because it will never be surpassed,'” Hamill added. “And yet, look at where we are today. We get our own land.”
Eventually, Harrison Ford made a surprise appearance and they all shared a small tribute to late Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, who passed away April 30.
Check the full video in the player below. Disneyland’s Star Wars land dedication with Lucas, Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, and Ford starts around the 14-minute mark:
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