Disney’s future Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park expansions are bound to impress attendees when they’re fully unveiled in 2019, but a new report has just revealed that the park was originally going to open with three rides instead of two.
According to The Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish Podcast (boy, that’s a mouthful), a third ride was meant to join the dark ride featuring a battle against the First Order and the simulation ride that would let riders take the controls of the Millennium Falcon. This ride would have placed riders on the backs of giant Star Wars alien mounts, such as Tatooine’s Bantha, as you travel around the outpost to go sightseeing (which would show, among other landmarks, the Resistance and First Order bases on the planet).
It seems like this is the least interesting idea of the three that they had planned for the park, so it doesn’t seem like anything has been lost by now building it. Disney allegedly has enough space left to make a third ride, so this Bantha idea could still be added as part of an expansion eventually, but it might just be better to save it for a different kind of ride.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.