Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Enlists John Williams For Epic New Theme

With less than a month to go before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland, the excitement for the new section of the park is at an all-time high. The Walt Disney Company knows that and used this year’s Star Wars Day (May 4) to its advantage with the release of a new theme song for the theme park land.

The new song, “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite,” is written by composer John Williams, the man behind the scores of Episodes 1-8 of the Star Wars saga. At this point, it’s unclear how the song will be incorporated into the land. However, given Disney’s penchant for having theme music play throughout its parks, chances are the “Symphonic Suite” will be heard by visitors as they wander around Batuu, the planet Galaxy’s Edge is set on.

According to, the new track will “will complement the immersive world” that the land is set in, further bringing visitors into the Star Wars universe. That world will include themed food and drinks, a variety of interactive experiences, and–upon the grand opening–a new ride that lets guests pilot the Millennium Falcon on a mission.

There’s more in store for Galaxy’s Edge, though, as a secondary ride–Rise of the Resistance–will open later this year. A press release calls it “the most ambitious, immersive, and advanced attraction ever imagined, which will place guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines between fantasy and reality.”

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland on May 31. The land then comes to Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom on August 29. If you love theme parks but Star Wars isn’t your thing, don’t worry. There’s also a new Harry Potter roller coaster coming to Universal Studios and the Hagrid animatronic is a little too real.

Author: GameSpot

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