PHOTOS - Travelers arriving at Orlando International Airport get a glimpse of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

Nov 16, 2019 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge overlay at Orlando International Airport
Posted: Saturday November 16, 2019 2:14pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Travelers arriving at Orlando International Airport are being greeted with a glimpse into the new Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

As travelers prepare to board shuttles for the airport’s Main Terminal, they will see life-size depictions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

One scene creates a dimensional landscape that feels as if visitors are standing inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, where travelers can see the iconic Millennium Falcon and other landmarks from the new land. In another scene, it appears as if First Order Stormtroopers are waiting to step off the shuttle as the train arrives in the station.

Also new today at the Magic of Disney store in the Main Terminal West Hall – available to all airport guests, with or without boarding passes – is a new photo location featuring droids from the Star Wars galaxy.

“Our Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge art installation reflects how very special the Walt Disney World Resort and Orlando International Airport relationship is,” said Claire Bilby, senior vice president of sales, services and events for Walt Disney World. “We’ve had a string of fruitful projects with the airport, like having two supersonic jets land simultaneously to celebrate the opening of Epcot in 1982, creating the groundbreaking Disney’s Magical Express service in 2005, today’s first-of-its kind art installation and so much more. The airport is Central Florida’s ‘welcome’ to visitors from around the globe. We’re honored to put our Disney magic to work in making that welcome exciting and memorable.”

The Galaxy's Edge overlay at the airport will be in place into 2020.

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DisneysonNov 18, 2019

I wonder if it's worth it. Rather, if there are enough people that are flying into MCO NOT for a Disney vacation, see the Star Wars promos, and think "Hm. I like Star Wars, but I don't usually love Disney... I'll give this Star Wars Park a shot for half a day..."

Goofnut1980Nov 18, 2019

Attendance must be down. Have they ever done something like this before?

mergatroidNov 16, 2019

Nice :cool:

raymusiccityNov 16, 2019

So, are any of the shuttle cars wrapped, or just the station ?

NunuNov 16, 2019

Very cool!