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Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Millennium Falcon Theme Park Ride Looks Awesome

We are still more than a year away from the opening of Disney Parks' Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, where it will take visitors to a remote outpost on a planet called Batuu. When it opens in 2019, one of the main draws will be a life-sized Millennium Falcon complete with a flight simulator. We learned new details about the experience at this year’s D23 expo last summer, but we didn't have any images to look at except some concept art. But now we have our first official photo that gives us our first real look inside the Millennium Falcon theme park ride.

The Disney Parks official Twitter page revealed the image this morning (via InsideTheMagic). I've also included a lot of other images that have surfaced online that you can check out below features various other aspects of the Star Wars attraction.
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Mark Hamill Explains Why He Rode a Wheelchair Through New York Airport

Mark Hamill Explains Why He Rode a Wheelchair Through New York Airport
Mark Hamill has responded to worried fans on social media after he was spotted in a wheelchair at a New York airport on Tuesday.

Replying to a fan who asked if he was having health problems, the Star Wars actor wrote that he “tried the old ‘wheelchair trick'” to avoid autograph dealers “who constantly badger” him and his family.

Ha! Arriving 5Am I tried the old "wheelchair trick" Just 2 avoid autograph $alesmen/Dealer$ who constantly badger me (& my family) 2 increase value of their items-All the better 2 gouge True Fans later on Ebay #TheyCanGoForceThemselves #NoMoreAirportSignings https://t.co/xTcIRSXPjc

— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) November 28, 2017

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Sarah Hyland Texts On Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Roller Coaster

  • TMZ
Sarah Hyland seemed less than impressed with Big Thunder Mountain. Sarah was celebrating her birthday Saturday at Disneyland with boyfriend Wells Adams. Wells was having a blast, but Sarah was lost in her iPhone as the car in which she was riding twisted and turned on the track. Once back on terra firma, they walked the park with the rest of the crowd, hitting up Space Mountain and Star Tours. Sarah, who's 27, has been hanging
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Planet will be Featured On Star Tours

We already know that Star Tours is getting a new segment inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but now there’s a new planet that rider will get to visit in a galaxy far, far away: Batuu.

StarWars.com reveals that Batuu — the location of the upcoming Star Wars-themed land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — was announced as a surprise addition on Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park.

Batuu is described as follows:

“This remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe haven for those
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Watch: Mark Hamill Surprises ‘Star Tours’ Riders on the New ‘Last Jedi’ Experience

Watch: Mark Hamill Surprises ‘Star Tours’ Riders on the New ‘Last Jedi’ Experience
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi under a month away, Disney is starting to pull out all the stops when it comes to all the cross-promotions for the movie, especially at their theme parks. Disneyland’s signature Star Tours ride has just received a special update to coincide with the release of The Last Jedi. Not […]

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Attraction “Star Tours” Reveals the Planet Batuu

I’m thrilled that my first time experiencing the “Star Tours - The Adventure Continues” attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was also the first time the general public was able to witness the Star Wars ride’s newest chapter. As part of a select group of journalists, I visited the Orlando-based theme park in order to check out the continuing adventure, one that takes viewers on a ride through a galaxy far, far away and takes them face to face with characters from the Star Wars filmography, including Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And surprise, surprise, this new addition …
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Disney World Reveals New Star Wars Planet Batuu

Disney’s Star Wars ride Star Tours has received a fresh coat of paint and brand new The Last Jedi themed content beginning from today. The first visitors have reported that, as expected, the ride now takes us to Crait, the striking white planet with red dust that we’ve seen in several trailers and TV spots. That’d be pretty neat in and of itself, but there’s more surprises in store.

Park guests have reported on social media that after Crait, the ride takes us further into the future of Star Wars, concluding by dropping riders off on the planet Batuu, now confirmed as the name of the location featured in the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge mega-attraction.

First announced at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Galaxy’s Edge is a billion dollar project that aims to immerse visitors in a working replica of the Star Wars universe.
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Theme Park Bits: Mark Hamill Rides Star Tours, Harry Potter Christmas, and a New Universal Parade with Macy’s Balloons

Theme Park Bits: Mark Hamill Rides Star Tours, Harry Potter Christmas, and a New Universal Parade with Macy’s Balloons
In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Get new details on Christmas events at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. See what Universal Orlando’s new parade collaboration with Macy’s looks like. Watch video of Mark Hamill joining fans for a ride aboard Star Tours at Disneyland. Are you ready to write poetry in the Na’vi […]

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Mark Hamill Surprises Fans at Star Tours in Disneyland

Much to the delight of fans, Mark Hamill recently made an unexpected appearance at Star Tours. It was not clear whether this was a promotional strategy of Lucasfilm or if it was just an impromptu visit inspired by Hamill’s quirky behavior. As ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is due for release soon, Lucasfilm has been putting extra efforts into marketing the film in preparation for its release. Regardless of the motives behind the Disneyland visit, it was certainly a pleasant surprise for fans who were attending the attraction that day. Hamill has got involved in many of the promotional efforts

Mark Hamill Surprises Fans at Star Tours in Disneyland
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New ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Planet Batuu Revealed on Disneyland’s Star Tours

New ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Planet Batuu Revealed on Disneyland’s Star Tours
Could a new addition to the Star Tours experience herald a future far, far away from the current Hollywood Studios and Disneyland parks location? Say, in the upcoming Star Wars theme park land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Possibly, probably, and most likely. Two new planets, Crait and Batuu, have been added to the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland and Walt Disney […]

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New Star Wars Planet Revealed at Disneyland

New Star Wars Planet Revealed at Disneyland
Fans of the Star Wars franchise will get to visit their favorite galaxy far, far away when the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction opens at Disneyland in 2019. While we're still a long ways away from that theme park opening, fans at the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios were given a special surprise treat, a glimpse at the new planet Batuu. It was previously revealed that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be set in a small village on an Outer Rim planet that has never been seen before, and now it has been confirmed that Batuu is this new planet. Here's how the planet is described.

"This remote outpost on the galaxy's edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream,
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Mark Hamill shows up on Star Tours to surprise unsuspecting fans

  • JoBlo
So this is a fun little story to end my shift on. Apparently, unsuspecting fans were treated to Mark Hamill showing up - unannounced - on a routine Star Tours ride. As you can see in the tweet below, the fans went bonkers. I mean, wouldn't you? It's fucking Luke Skywalker! On a space tour bus with you! It took me long enough- but my childhood dream of working Disneyland finally came true! #TheLastJedi #StarTours... Read More...
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Luke Skywalker Himself Mark Hamill Surprises People on Disneyland's Star Tours Ride

Whenever I go to Disneyland I make it a high priority to visit the galaxy far, far away. I always have Star Tours on the top of my "must ride list." It's not because it's the most thrilling ride at the park, it's because for those few minutes on the ride you are magically transported and feel like you are a part of the Star Wars saga.

But for a small group of people, their ride on Star Tours was extra special. That's because Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill surprised them when he boarded the Starspeeder. The Tweet below show's Hamill's grand entrance, below that a video shot by one of the riders captures his speech.

Talk about an epic experience! Going for a spin with Skywalker himself! The best part about Hamill's visit is that he strapped in and went on the ride. You can faintly hear him say
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Watch Mark Hamill Surprise Star Wars Fans at Disneyland

Watch Mark Hamill Surprise Star Wars Fans at Disneyland
Mark Hamill can now check working at Disneyland off of his bucket list. The Star Wars icon stepped aboard the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland earlier this week and surprised fans. The 66-year old actor, who is famous worldwide for playing Luke Skywalker in the franchise, dropped in to the theme park and couldn't resist popping into the much-loved ride, which sees the audience virtually taken through the Star Wars universe. The incident was filmed and it shows off some pretty intense reactions, which you can see below.

A Disney cast member delayed the Star Tours ride momentarily for a, "special passenger," adding, "Oh, and the force is strong with this one." Mark Hamill then walked in to cheers and screams and what will probably end up as a famous meme reaction if it hasn't already. Hamill, a masterful social media user as well as Jedi, posted the brief clip
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Mark Hamill Surprised Star Wars Fans at Disneyland, and 1 Guy Had the Purest Reaction

  • Popsugar
Mark Hamill Surprised Star Wars Fans at Disneyland, and 1 Guy Had the Purest Reaction
It took me long enough- but my childhood dream of working at Disneyland finally came true! #TheLastJedi #StarTours @DisneyStudios @StarWars A post shared by Mark Hamill (@hamillhimself) on Nov 14, 2017 at 8:18pm Pst One lucky batch of Disneyland visitors were in for quite the epic surprise when they waited to board the Star Tours ride on Nov. 14. A park employee prepared the handful of (very lucky) guests by reading from a script, but he added a minor change, saying, "Actually, you know what, the captain did mention something about a special passenger. Oh, and the Force is strong with this one." And that's when Mark Hamill casually waltzed into the room, greeted by shocked gasps and shrieks from everyone. By far the purest reaction of them all was exhibited by one guy seated in the front row of the crowd, as he speechlessly reached for his phone to snap a photo,
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Watch: Disneyland’s ‘Star Tours’ Guests Get a Special Luke Skywalker Surprise

If you want to get an up close and personal look at Luke Skywalker himself, you'd better head to Disney's new "Star Tours" attraction! Mark Hamill recently surprised guests in attendance for the Star Wars-focused ride and their reactions are just the best. They range from stunned silence, to screams of surprise, to outright fanboying. I really can't blame them since I'd probably react the same way should I find myself face to face with Hamill! Sadly, the closest the most of us will get to this experience is seeing him on the big screen …
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Star Tours Will No Longer Mix Settings and Characters from Different Eras

Ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Disney Parks has given us a look at the newest addition of the Star Tours ride, the very popular Star Wars-themed ride featuring segments taken directly from different eras of the saga. Some fans find it a bit irritating when events from different eras occur during the same ride experience. But according to Wdw News Today those days are gone. When Star Tours opens on November 17th, 2017, riders will only find characters related to the latest Star Wars trilogy and will most likely never see these characters mixed with classic faces and sequences moving forward. The site reports:

"An entirely new opening sequence featuring characters from Episodes 7 and 8 will debut, followed by the Jakku sequence, a transmission from Bb-8 (and maybe even some other new characters), and then finally, the new Crait sequence featuring the planet from The Last Jedi.
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Mark Hamill Surprises Star Wars Fans at Disneyland and Their Reactions are Priceless

Mark Hamill Surprises Star Wars Fans at Disneyland and Their Reactions are Priceless
Mark Hamill gave Star Wars fans the thrill of a lifetime. In celebration of the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi (in theaters Dec. 15), Hamill visited Disneyland Tuesday to surprise some unsuspecting guests. The actor's destination: Star Tours in Tomorrowland. "The Captain did mention something about a special passenger," a Disneyland cast member began. "Oh, and the Force is strong with this one. So, let me go and…" Enter Hamill, who simply walked in and said, "Hello, everyone!" As fans cheered and pulled out their iPhones to capture the moment, Hamill mimed an applause meter. "Now, wait a minute!" he said. "There's no Star Wars fans here, are...
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Mark Hamill Surprises Fans On Disneyland ‘Star Wars’ Ride

A group of lucky “Star Wars” fans got the surprise of a lifetime from Mark Hamill this week. Related: Mark Hamill Shares Luke Skywalker’s Dark New Look, Reveals Details About Role The unsuspecting people were getting seated for a ride on the famous “Star Tours” ride at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, when all of a sudden […]
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New Images of The Planet Crait From Disney Park's Star Tours Ride

Disney Parks has released two new photos from their upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi extension to the Star Tours ride. In the photo above you can see the Starspeeder racing through an epic battle taking place on the planet of Crait, which plays a big role in the upcoming film. The photo below features the fans enjoying the ride.

This new addition to the ride opens up at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on November 17th! I think I may just have to make my way down to Disneyland to check it out over the holidays! Looks like it will be fun adventure!

When previously talking about the new planet, director Rian Johnson explained:

"It’s way out there. It’s very remote. It’s uncharted. It’s a mineral planet and so there are mines on it."

Johnson went on to say that there are some
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