On Saturday, Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican unveiled some pretty cool scoops about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the theme park coming to both Disney Land and Disney World next year.
The coolest thing about it, though, was that we were given a look (and a listen) at John Williams’ brand new theme for the park! It was recently conducted at the London Symphony Orchestra at Abby Road Studios, conducted by a longtime associate of Williams.
You can listen to it here, with video footage of the orchestra and shots of Galaxy’s Edge production mixed in.
I don’t know about you, but any time we get the chance to hear new John Williams music, it’s a good day. According to Breznican, this is the theme music for the park but it’s not all that Williams has composed for it – there’s more! The composer is a legend, and him composing new music for Galaxy’s Edge truly makes it feel all the more real. It really is Star Wars.
Check out the full article from Breznican, though, because there’s also brief looks at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Rise of the Resistance, and the Star Wars-themed hotel. The Falcon ride will allow visitors to run a smuggling run on the Falcon and play different roles to help make sure things are successful. Rise of the Resistance is a new reveal, and it pits visitors in the midst of a battle between the Resistance and the First Order – and, according to Breznican, Kylo Ren will show up during it. And then the report on the Star Wars-themed hotel was about a shuttle that ‘docks’ at the hotel and shuttles visitors down to the planet to begin their day.
Galaxy’s Edge, of course, is set on the planet Batuu at Black Spire Outpost, and it will fully immerse visitors into the Star Wars universe. I can’t wait to visit!