Travelers passing through Orlando International Airport (MCO) will now get a taste of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge without ever stepping foot into Disney’s Hollywood Studios with new immersive art installations and photo opportunities.
This weekend MCO revealed art installations celebrating the new land, include wraps on the shuttle stations, the first time someone has been allowed to do that.
Raymond Anderson, Senior Director of Concessions an Properties for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority said of the partnership:
“We are constantly evolving the airport experience to make it more service oriented, passenger friendly and fun. 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.”
Claire Bilby, Senior Vice President of Sales, Services and Events for Walt Disney World, added:
“Our Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge art installation reflects how very special the Walt Disney World Resort and Orlando International Airport relationship is. 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 huge wraps represent icon locations within the land, including a life-size look at the Millennium Falcon or First Order Stormtroopers. In addition, there are new photo locations at the Magic of Disney store in the Main Terminal West Hall that feature droids from Galaxy’s Edge. The store is before security, so even guests without boarding passes can enjoy the photo op.
When the other Magic of Disney store opens this Friday in Main Terminal East Hall, it will include a 36-foot-wide screen on the outside that shows scenes from Galaxy’s Edge.
Bright suns! If you are flying domestic, international or intergalactic make sure to check out the new @WaltDisneyWorld Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge wrap on our APM airside stations. It’s really out of this world and miss it, you cannot. pic.twitter.com/ViMRDIYqvm
— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) November 18, 2019
The art installations are scheduled to remain in place into 2020.
Source: Walt Disney World