The Accolades Are Pouring In For Galaxy’s Edge
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the largest single-themed land expansion in Disney history and allows guests to live out their own amazing Star Wars adventures. Visit either of the lands (at Disneyland or Disney’s Hollywood Studios) and you can join a climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance you can also take control of the most famous ship in the Galaxy during Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
While exploring this expansive new land, you can also sample an eclectic array of galactic food and drink, enter an intriguing collection of merchant shops and encounter some of your favorite Star Wars characters.
As a matter of fact these themed lands are so impressive that they’ve already garnered a ton of accolades! Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been recognized by several prestigious organizations for excellence in design and execution. Let’s take a look at these awesome accomplishments:
- Academy Award-winning® composer John Williams was nominated for a Grammy by The Recording Academy in the Best Instrumental Composition category for “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite.”
- The land earned two Thea Awards from the Themed Entertainment Association. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge won Outstanding Achievement – New Park Land, and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run won Outstanding Achievement – Attraction.
- The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions honored the land with three Brass Rings during its annual awards gala in November. Savi’s Workshop won for Best Hard Good Item; Droid Depot won for Best Visual Merchandising; and the lovable Porg won for Best Plush Item.
- The Toy Association nominated the Custom Astromech Units in Droid Depot for 2020 Creative Toy of the Year. These buildable droids were inspired, in part, by young Anakin Skywalker tinkering with C-3PO in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.”
- Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was named to TIME’s list of World’s Greatest Places 2019, recognizing destinations that are breaking new ground and leading industry trends.
These accolades attest to the entirely new kind of Disney experience happening every day inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
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