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New John Williams Theme and Ride Details for Star Wars: Galaxys Edge

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    At the Destination D fan event today Disney revealed some details about the new Star Wars additions coming to their US theme parks next year.  EW were kind enough to share all the details and new information that included some details and concept art for the upcoming Star Wars themed resort coming to Orlando, names and footage of the two attractions, and last but certainly not least an entirely new piece of music composed by John Williams for the new land.







    First and foremost, check out this great video featuring the newest Williams piece to be added to the Star Wars canon.









    The music is new, but it is most definitely Star Wars, featuring those oh so familiar instrumentation and little hints of some of the sequel trilogy films.  Also, not to be lost here is all that new footage of Galaxy's Edge.  While much of it is obviously still under construction, this is one of the best looks we've gotten to date.  The expansive outdoor areas look to be coming along nicely, and that interior of the Falcon (which should be part of the attraction queue for the Falcon ride) looks perfect.



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    But of course, that wasn't all that was revealed today.  Disney also announced the official names for the two new attractions and released a corresponding video for each.  First up, Millenium Falcon: Smuggler's Run.











    Not as much to dive into here as with the Williams video, but we do get a very nice look at the Falcon cockpit which will serve as the ride vehicle. I would assume we get a little preview as well as to how exactly we will interact with the Falcon's controls via that illuminated button.



    Disney also released the name for the attraction that has been referred to as the 'battle escape' attraction up to this point.  Rise of the Resistance will be an LPS (Local Positioning System) ride which will carry park goers in, around, and reportedly out of a First Order battleship during a battle with Resistance forces.  The video below was filmed inside the ride itself, which leads me to speculate that these are the actual corridors you will travel through on your trackless ride vehicle (note the flat seamless floors and wide hallways which is what is required for this type of ride).  The level of detail looks to be off the charts so just getting to walk through a set like that, let alone ride through it during an adventure story, looks to make what will likely be very lengthy lines worth the wait.











    Finally, Disney also released some new details about how exactly guests at the new Star Wars themed resort will interact with a hotel in central Florida that is supposed to make people think they are in space.  It seems the plan will be for guests coming into the hotel to board what will look like a shuttle for a simulated ride to space where they will dock with their resort ship in orbit.  Within the hotel itself all of the windows will display starry exteriors to make the theming completely believable and immersive.



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    Galaxy's Edge will open in Anaheim next summer, with Orlando's version following in the fall.  No release date has been announced for the Star Wars resort yet, but it is expected to follow sometime after the opening of the two lands.



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    Sounds great! I can't wait to visit...when I get the money to afford it...:oops::rolleyes:
     
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    These are some good tunes.
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    I couldn't care less about the park, because I'm not going to visit (well, never say never, but it's unlikely in the foreseeable future :p). However, John Williams' music for it has been something I've been looking forward to since it was first rumored (long time ago). I'm glad we got a sample this early! I really hope they will release the "Galaxy's Edge soundtrack" in some form.

    The theme isn't particularly catchy, but I think Williams nailed the vibe. It does sound like an invitation to a different world. It's quite majestic, but I really like this slight element of danger/uncertainty you can hear in the melody. And the sound itself is very nice, it's great to have LSO play new Star Wars music by JW! Too bad they don't record for ST.
     
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    I've thought for quite a while that the main reason why they don't record with John in London anymore is because of his age. John is in great shape for his age, but travelling over an entire continent and an ocean is always tiring, especially for an 85-year-old person.
     
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    I also think this is the most likely reason. Just look at what happened recently - not saying he got sick because of travelling, but it certainly didn't help and he had to be "evacuated" back home.

    Another reason that comes to my mind is that when J.J. was doing TFA, he wanted to have it all in L.A. for the sake of convenience and they simply stuck to it for TLJ and certainly IX as well. It's a bummer, because these scores don't sound as good as those recorded with LSO, but it's soooooo much better to have JW hands-on in the U.S. than, for example, recording without him in London. It's a true blessing that he's still so involved at his age.
     
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    Really great theme & cool images.
     
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