Star Wars, new gondola to Disney World in Orlando – Life-style – The Palm Seaside Put up
Joey Fatone practically hyperventilates when he talks about flying Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon.
It is a full-size replica of the Han Solo spaceship and the Chewbacca fly – with great thrills.
“It’s nerve-wracking! A lot of things are flying towards you!” says the entertainer, formerly and forever known as a member of the boy band * NSYNC. “One person steers up and down, the other from left to right. You have to be in sync! Do you understand?”
And from Thursday you can also sit in the solo seat when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a 14-acre themed land, opens in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Galaxy’s Edge recreates the village “Black Spire Outpost” on the “wild frontier planet Batuu”. Basically, it looks like an outpost on the moon, and it resembles the Pandora area of Disney’s animal kingdom in one important way: entering the themed land makes you feel like you are in another world.
Millennium Falcon Thrill Ride has already opened to receive rave reviews at Disneyland, California.
“It’s probably the coolest interactive ride I’ve ever done,” says Fatone, who recently helped Disney preview the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Fatone will perform with some of his famous friends, including * NSYNC’s Chris Fitzpatrick, from November 12-14 as part of the festival’s concert series.
Thursday is a big day at Disney, with Galaxy’s Edge opening and the Food and Wine Festival kicking off, running a record 87 days from Friday through November 23 this year.
Here are five things that will make this Disney World a fabulous fall.
STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE
Hold on to your saber folks. It will be BIG.
Go to D5 for more information. Check out the Post’s live report today and tomorrow directly from Galaxy’s Edge on PalmBeachPost.com and the Post’s Facebook page. Our Star Wars expert Dan Scapusio will pilot the Millennium Falcon and tell you all about it.
FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL: THE BITES! THE BOOZE!
Taste your way around the world at the popular Epcot Fall Festival.
Where is this gondola going? Launches September 29: Disney Skyliner, 10-passenger gondolas that cruise 60 feet in the air and take drivers from Epcot and Hollywood Studios to selected Disney hotels. Would you like to find out the route and learn more?
COOKIE DOUGH IN A CONE!
How about some vanilla cookie dough with sprinkles and oreo cookies for the ears? This is the “celebration” Olivia Pembridge picked from the Cookie Dough Food Truck in Disney Springs. The batter is so rich and sweet that the cone is enough for four people. The Cookie Dough Truck is located next to the Mac & Cheese Truck and the Taco Truck on Disney Springs West Side.