Star Wars lands at Orlando

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge-themed décor unveiled at Florida’s Orlando International Airport.

The décor is intended to make passengers arriving at the airport feel as if they have stepped into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new 14-acre area in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Disney is the first organization the airport has invited to create artistic renderings that wrap shuttle stations within the airline terminals.

“We are constantly evolving the airport experience to make it more service oriented, passenger friendly and fun,” said Raymond Anderson, senior director of concessions and properties for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “This new installation provides a preview of what vacationers and business travelers alike can expect at Walt Disney World. It’s also the most recent in a long line of collaborations between the airport and Disney over the decades.”

As travelers arrive in Orlando and prepare to board shuttles for the airport’s main terminal, they will see life-size depictions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, with one scene depicting a landscape where travelers can see the iconic Millennium Falcon spaceship. In another scene, it appears as if First Order Stormtroopers are waiting to step off the shuttle as the train arrives in the station.

Combined, the depictions stretch longer than eight full-size buses. They will remain in place into 2020.

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Tara has worked for UKi Media & Events since 2013, initially as a freelancer. She has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a range of publications, including Personnel Today, Management Today and The Grocer.

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