Chewbacca climbed into the pilot seat of the Millennium Falcon as fireworks exploded above Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Wednesday.
Chewbacca is an imaginary creature born in the first of the Star Wars series of movies. He was in Disneyland for a ceremony to open the new Star Wars area at the theme park.
Chewie, let's fire up the Falcon, said Mark Hamill, the actor who played Luke Skywalker. He also attended the event to open the more than five-and-one-half hectare area called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. It opened to the public Friday.
The furry Chewbacca had trouble starting the huge spaceship, which led actor Harrison Ford to surprise the crowd and offer an assist. Ford played the Star Wars character Han Solo. He hit the side of the ship and said Peter, this one's for you, in honor of Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in five films and died in April.
Ford stood on stage with Hamill, Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger, Star Wars creator George Lucas, and Billy Dee Williams, who performed the part of Lando Calrissian in Star Wars.
Lucas created the Star Wars movie series in 1977 and sold it to Disney in 2012. He gave high praise to Galaxy's Edge, which is set in Black Spire Outpost, a settlement on a planet called Batuu that appeared in "Star Wars" books but never in film.
You did a great job, Lucas said to Iger. It could have gone very bad but it didn't.
Lucas described the Star Wars area as something you couldn't even have dreamed about 20 years ago.
It will change your life, he added.
The place offers visitors the chance to step into the Millennium Falcon's cockpit and control a simulated flight.
Guests also can drink blue milk, eat space meat cooked by a pod-racing engine and have a drink at an outer-space restaurant.
Expectations run high from generations of fans. Many of the movie series lovers have waited 40 years since the first film to visit a real-world version of the galaxy far, far away.
The goal was to be ambitious, really ambitious, Iger told a reporter earlier on Wednesday. To be bold, but not only bold in terms of scale, but in terms of detail, artistry, technology, and to make sure first and foremost that we are pleasing the most ardent Star Wars fan.
Disney also aims to appeal to a broad group of Star Wars lovers as well as people without any attachment to the futuristic series.
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楚巴卡是《星球大战》系列电影中第一部里诞生的虚构人物 。楚巴卡来到了迪士尼参加一场开幕式，因为这座主题公园就要开设新的星球大战专区了 。
楚伊，咱们点燃千年隼号吧，马克·哈米尔如是说道 。哈米尔是卢克·天行者的扮演者 。他也参加了此次开幕式，见证这5.5多公顷的新设专区，该专区名为“星球大战：银河边缘” 。该专区将于周五对外开放 。
扮相毛茸茸的楚巴卡在启动庞大的宇宙飞船时遇到了些麻烦，看到此景，演员哈里森·福特走上去帮忙的身影让观众惊喜万分 。福特曾饰演《星球大战》里汉·索洛的角色 。福特拍打着宇宙飞船的侧边说道，皮特，这是送给你的礼物 。这是为了纪念彼得·梅靥 。这位演员曾饰演过5部系列电影中的楚巴卡 。今年4月，他去世了 。
福特站在舞台上 。跟他一起的有哈米尔、迪士尼首席执行官鲍勃·伊格尔、《星球大战》创始人乔治·卢卡斯、《星球大战》比利迪·威廉姆斯的饰演者比利·迪伊·威廉斯 。
卢卡斯1977年首次执导《星球大战》系列电影，并于2012年卖给了迪士尼 。他对“银河边缘”给予了很高的评价，其背景是在黑峰站 。黑峰站位于一个名为巴图星球的上 。巴图星球只在《星球大战》的原著中出现过，但并未在电影中出现过 。
你做的很棒，卢卡斯对伊格尔说道 。本来有可能发生很不好的事情，但结局却皆大欢喜 。
各个年龄段的粉丝都抱着很高的期望 。很多《星球大战》电影的粉丝从第一部电影开始等了40年，终于可以参观遥远行星的现实版 。
这个专区的目标很宏大，非常宏大，伊格尔在周三早些时候接受记者采访时如是说道 。这里的设计很大胆，不只是规模上的大胆，还有细节、工艺、技术上的大胆 。我们首要任务就是确保《星际大战》系列电影的粉丝们能够满意 。
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