Disney Recognized with Four IAAPA Brass Ring Awards for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Products and Toy Story Land

We love when we can share amazing awards that Disney has earned. Disney Parks Blog shared that the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has recognized Disney with four Brass Ring Awards for their immersive products and atmosphere entertainment! Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge took home three of the award for merchandise items that are found on Batuu. Toy Story Land also earned a Brass Ring Award for Best Atmosphere for the Green Army Drum Corps.


Thanks to Disney Parks Blog, we have a look at the products from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge which won an award:

Lightsabers, Disney Parks
  • Best Hard Good Item: The personalized lightsabers created by guests at Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers. The experience is guided by ancient wisdom, yet crafted by the choices guests make before igniting it with a kyber crystal.
Droid Depot, Disney Parks
  • Best Visual Merchandising: The custom astromech units built by guests at the Droid Depot that interact with the land.
Porg and child, Disney Parks
  • Best Plush: The Porg was recognized not only for item itself, but also for the experience guests have when choosing their very own Porg from the Creature Stall.

“Through outstanding products, we have helped create an entirely immersive experience that weaves the story of Batuu through every point in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” said Kareem Daniel, president, Walt Disney Imagineering Operations, Product Creation, Games and Publishing. “Experiential storytelling is at the heart of what we do, and I am so proud of what these teams have collectively brought to life.”

Green Army Drum Corps - Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios

We are also excited to see the Green Army Drum Corps in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios recognized. They group plays percussion sets and drum sequences in the area to entertain guests. They are so much fun!

“It’s incredible to see the effect that atmosphere entertainment has on our guests and the Green Army Drum Corps is no exception,” said David Lightbody, senior vice president for Disney Parks Live -Entertainment.  “We are thrilled to have been recognized by IAAPA for this talented group of musicians that help bring Toy Story Land to life and involve our guests in fun and memorable ways.”

Congratulations to Disney and their cast members for these amazing achievements!

Photo and Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog

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