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Former Disney Imagineers Reveal the Truth About Abandoned Disney Attraction

Star Wars attraction Galaxys Edge
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Many Disney fans enjoy learning about all of the iconic Disney attractions that have been scrapped over the years. However, this newly talked about project may be one of our most devastating losses ever.

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is a groundbreaking addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, immersing visitors in the captivating world of Star Wars like never before. With a plethora of Star Wars-themed attractions, this epic land transports guests to the remote planet of Batuu, where they can live out their own Star Wars adventures. While there is certainly no lack of iconic attractions here, some fans do wish that this scrapped one hadn’t gotten axed.

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Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

Credit: Disney

Star Wars Land Scraps Incredible Attraction

There is no lack of things to do in Galaxy’s Edge at both Walt Disney World Resort’s Disneys Hollywood Studios Park and Disneyland Resort’s Disneyland Park. One of the main highlights of Galaxy’s Edge is the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride, where guests can step into the cockpit of the iconic Millennium Falcon and take control as pilots, gunners, or engineers on a thrilling interactive mission.

Another must-visit attraction at Galaxy’s Edge is Rise of the Resistance, an innovative ride that puts guests in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order. From encountering Kylo Ren to escaping a Star Destroyer, this immersive adventure is filled with surprises and excitement at every turn. Fans can cool off after the Star Wars ride with a drink at Ogas Cantina.

Galaxy's Edge

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Moreover, Galaxy’s Edge features captivating experiences like Savi’s Workshop, where visitors can craft their own custom lightsaber, and Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, a unique shop filled with rare and intriguing artifacts from across the galaxy. In addition to this, guests can also undergo Jedi training and battle the likes of Darth Vader! These immersive encounters add an extra layer of depth to the already rich storytelling of Star Wars. However, some fans can’t help but remember another attraction that they were promised.

When Disney World initially unveiled the highly anticipated Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, fans were thrilled by the promise of encountering colossal alien creatures that would transport guests through the immersive world. The behind-the-scenes journey of bringing these fantastical beings to life involved intricate development processes that spanned over a year, as disclosed by former Imagineers.

Former Imagineers Spill the Secrets

According to some former Disney Imagineers, this attraction was worked on for over a year before it was eventually scrapped due to its high cost of operation. Many a Star Wars fan was upset to learn of what could have been.

From initial conceptualization to the intricate detailing of these creatures’ mechanisms, the creative minds behind the project poured their expertise into crafting an experience that would elevate the essence of the Star Wars universe within the Galaxy’s Edge theme park. Despite the dedication and innovative efforts invested in realizing this ambitious vision, the project ultimately faced an untimely end.

Stories like this make it easy to fantasize about all of the incredible attractions and Disney Park offerings that could have been. Thankfully, fans can enjoy a plethora of other Star Wars attractions based on the franchise. Whether you’re a Star Wars rebel or part of the Star Wars Resistance, there is something for you at Disney Parks.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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