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Disney Gives Sneak Peek at New Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Rides

Disney has released a sneak peek at two upcoming rides that will be available when its Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge expansion launches next year at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Bob Chapek gave details about the two rides at D23's Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse, as reported by StarWars.com, and showed a sneak peek of them. According to the article, "The first, named Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, puts guests behind the controls of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy in one of three unique flight crew roles. We are ready to channel our inner Han, Lando, Chewie, and Rey!"

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The second video is of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which takes place "in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order."

Chapek also revealed that long-time Star Wars composer John Williams is creating a new score for the upcoming theme park. Chapek then showed a video previewing that music.

Chapek also offered some information about the Star Wars-themed resort coming to Disney World, which will take visitors on a "fully-immersive, multi-day Star Wars adventure aboard a luxury starship."

Star Wars has been featured in Disney theme parks since 1987 with the opening of Star Tours, a motion simulator that had riders blast through the immersive worlds of the Star Wars universe. In 2011, the original Star Tours was replaced by a revamped 3D version Star Tours: The Adventures Continue integrating locations from the prequel trilogy. Following the renovation, the ride has been updated to include settings and characters from 2015's The Force Awakens and 2017's The Last Jedi.

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is set to open to the public at the Disneyland Resort in California in summer 2019, then at the Disney World Resort park in Florida in fall 2019. Oga's Cantina at the two resorts will sell alcoholic drinks to patrons.

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