Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new theme park, is opening soon! Disneyland Resort will open the land on June 24, 2019, and it will open at the Walt Disney World Resort on August 29th. But for fans who can’t wait, there is more information to hold you over!
John Williams, who composed the soundtracks to the Star Wars movies, wrote a track specifically for the Galaxy’s Edge theme park. It is titled “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Overture Suite“. He drew his inspiration directly from the themed lands inside the parks to give it its own unique sound. Fans can now buy the track here.
The themed amusement park lands take place on a planet called Batuu, designed specifically for these resorts. Many details have come in the last months on what can be expected. The wait is nearly over, and the crowds are guaranteed to be big.
It is fitting for this track to be released on May the 4th, which has come to be known as Star Wars Day. For over 40 years John Williams has brought the galaxy to life, composing tracks that take fans across the sweeping conflicts between planets, and to the deeply personal struggles each character deals with.
John Williams is 87 years old but his creativity seems ageless. In addition to Star Wars, he is known for his scores for Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Harry Potter, The Simpsons, Lost in Space, and, of course, Indiana Jones. He has won five Oscars for his work on Schindler’s List, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Star Wars in 1977, Jaws, and Fiddler on the Roof. We can only be so lucky to continue to hear his creativity on the screen, in video games, and now in the themed lands of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. It will always continue to transport us to new worlds.
Ashley is the author of the Thread of Souls book series, an avid traveler, and a Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast!