- "Journey to The Edge of the Galaxy"
"The Closest Thing to Heaven"
- ―An advertisement for the Family Adventure Package on Tourscan
The Edge of the Galaxy was a star system located in the Braxant sector of the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories. By the year 4.3 ABY, it was home to a new and exotic resort that included the Rodon Value Pod Hotel, the Solar Power Plant, and the Space Observatory, as well as an asteroid installation. The Star Tours travel agency facilitated transit to The Edge of the Galaxy resort through their Family Adventure Package.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Edge of the Galaxy first appeared in an advertisement on Tourscan at the Tokyo Disneyland Star Tours attraction, which opened on July 12, 1989. The Essential Atlas Online Companion placed the system in grid square K-3.
The location and footage were reused from the Brava Centauri ending segment from Horizons, a now-defunct Epcot ride, which focused on the concept of space colonization. The models for Horizons' three ending segments were designed, constructed, and filmed by Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope special effects veteran David Jones. The space sequence was created with input from Princeton physicist Gerald K. O'Neill and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory was consulted regarding growing crystals for semiconductors in space. Model maker Kenneth A. Larson started making all the large parts and turnings on a machine lathe, though assembly of the Brava Centauri sequence was delayed until neon tubes could be completed. By the time they were ready, Larson had already moved on to the Mesa Verde sequence and Dave Heilman completed the assembly and detailing.
- Star Tours (First appearance) (Advertisement only) (Tokyo only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Star Tours (Tokyo only)
- ↑ Michael Crawford (2011-09-24). The Horizons Story, Part III: Disney's House Of Magic. The Horizons Story. Progress City, U.S.A.. Archived from the original on September 24, 2011. Retrieved on May 15, 2013.
- ↑ Kenneth A. Larson. Choose Your Tomorrow attraction, Horizon Pavilion, EPCOT, Walt Disney World Visual Effects - Model and Prop Builder and Special Effects.. Kesign Design Consulting. Archived from the original on March 27, 2014. Retrieved on January 31, 2017.