Disney announces Star Wars attraction names, John Williams soundtrack

Posted Monday, November 19, 2018 8:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff

From the blog:

The first, entitled Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, puts guests behind the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy in one of three unique flight crew roles.

Our second attraction, which puts guests in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order, is called Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. As you can see from this video, which was shot in the actual attraction, both the stakes, and the excitement are running high in this epic Star Wars cliffhanger!

But that’s not all! When you think about Star Wars, I’m sure that the iconic music of legendary composer John Williams comes to mind. Today, Bob shared more exciting news in that Oscar-winning composer John Williams is creating new and original Star Wars themes exclusively for the land! Bob shared a stirring preview of the all-new music, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. You can listen to the preview as well in this new video, which showcases recent construction progress at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Monday, November 19, 2018 9:18 AM

John Williams is a national treasure. He's getting very old though, and I worry about that. Looks like he's got Episode IX in the can, and now this surprise. Good on them for doing original music.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 3:41 PM

He recently said he’s done with Star Wars after episode IX any how.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 8:30 PM

The music we heard in this little clip does something wonderful; it hits thematically on many films in the saga, while at the same time being an original work. Not that I would expect anything less.

The Star Wars soundtrack got me to appreciate classical music at a young age; I remember checking out the LP from our local library again and again as a kid in the 80's. I've quietly been scared that something would happen to him and he would pass on before being able to complete Episode 9, but those fears are happily unfounded.

What an amazing career. It would be incredible to see it book-ended with one last Oscar for his work on Episode 9.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 9:28 PM

If only they could get him to write something for the Illuminations replacement.

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