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Panasonic Projection Technology Helps Disney Bring Inter-Galactic Adventures to Life at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019

Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America today announced that Disney leveraged its leading projection technology in the development of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the newest themed land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida and Disneyland® Resort in California. As the Official Projection Technology of theWalt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort, Panasonic’s technology supports Disney’s ground-breaking new land, which allows guests to live their own Star Wars story like never before in a galaxy far, far away.

“From the initial stages of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’s development, Disney set out to completely immerse guests in the world of Star Wars,” said John Baisley, Senior Vice President of Professional Imaging & Visual Systems, Panasonic Systems Solutions Company of North America. “Our collaboration helped Disney bring the incredible attraction Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run to life, so that guests can experience the universe of Star Wars in a whole new way.”

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - the largest and most technologically-advanced project Disney has ever undertaken - invites guests to the remote planet of Batuu, where they can live their very own Star Wars adventures as they enjoy local food and beverages, build their own lightsaber in Savi's Workshop, or even take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy. Panasonic’s projectors with advanced image processing and lens solutions were important assets for Disney Imagineers as they designed and realizedMillennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

“With Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, we are inviting our guests on an adventure that they’ve only ever imagined before,” said Paul Bailey, Principal Show Systems Engineer, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Working with Panasonic helped us reach new technological heights for this amazing attraction.”

For more than 20 years, Panasonic has collaborated with Disney as it has pushed the boundaries of storytelling and innovation. In addition to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Panasonic’s projection technology has been featured in attractions and experiences such as Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros  and Frozen Ever After, a wintery voyage to Arendelle aboard an ancient Nordic vessel, at Epcot; Haunted Mansion and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park; Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland Park; and Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure Park.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open to the public at Disneyland® Resort in California and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida.

To learn more about Panasonic Professional Imaging & Visual Systems, please visit: https://na.panasonic.com/us/audio-video-solutions.