“Isn’t this fantastic?” Iger said as he came out in front of the full-scale Millennium Falcon. “I have been in this job for 14 years. There are some good days, but this is right up there with the best of them.”
Iger started with an homage to George Lucas, noting that “I’m sure many of you fantasized” about being in a land like Galaxy’s Edge. He also confessed, “I always wanted to sidle up to the bar at the cantina” or pilot the Millennium Falcon. “Now we can do all of that, and so much more.”
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Iger said he told the Imagineering engineering crew that they had to be “the most ambitious you have ever been,” because they were bringing alive the vision of Walt Disney and George Lucas.
The actor who played the iconic Han Solo worked his magic and the Falcon was lit up with fanfare and fireworks, with Iger saying, “Galaxy’s Edge is officially open!”
The evening also saw actors and filmmakers from the Disney/ABC/Marvel Studios family enjoying the new Star Wars-themed land, including Scandal alum Kerry Washington, Captain Marvel Brie Larson, as well as MCU Godfather Kevin Feige.
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