Once again the Presidents of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, and the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, have taken to social media to share an inspiring message for all those Disney fans at home, missing their favorite pace in the world.
Today is May the Fourth: Star Wars Day. And so Disney World President Josh D’Amaro, and Disneyland President Rebecca Campbell, each paid a visit to their version of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios park to send a special message. Both of which praise the work of Cast Members and pray that everyone stays safe.
“Even in the quiet of Batuu, the Force remains strong with our Cast as they keep the light burning brightly at Walt Disney World. Please take care of yourselves until we’re able to resume the adventure,” wrote Walt Disney World President, Josh D’Aamaro.
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Even in the quiet of Batuu, the Force remains strong with our Cast as they keep the light burning brightly at Walt Disney World. Please take care of yourselves until we’re able to resume the adventure. #WaltDisneyWorld #GalaxysEdge #TiltheSpire #DisneyCastLife #DisneyMagicMoments #Magichasaname #StayStrong
“The force is strong with this team. Protecting our resort… keeping the dream alive… and knowing that we will prevail. What can be more Star Wars? Thanks to all of our Cast!” wrote Disneyland Resort President Rebecca Campbell.
It is interesting to see the difference each President has when it comes to style. D’Amaro has taken the more romantic route with his picture, posing in front of the Millennium Falcon attraction with his lightsaber drawn. Whereas Campbell’s picture in front of the Falcon features more realism. She stands with actual Cast Members charged with protecting and preserving the park, and they all wear facemasks. Both images are inspiring in their own way.
Star Wars has become an integral part of the Disney Parks experience both in Disneyland and Disney World, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the culmination of that integration which began with Star Tours in Disneyland decades ago.
While Disney’s former CEO Bob Iger and other executives work with their teams and with state governments to compose a reopening strategy, there is still no official reopening date set for the theme parks and resort hotels at either Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort.
We wait with bated breath for that reopening day announcement.