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Tennis Star Serena Williams Joins the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World Resort

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Last week, tennis star Serena Williams lent some of her star power to the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World Resort. The winner of 23 major singles titles met two of our favorite rebels, Rey and Vi Moradi, on Batuu, where they taught each other a thing or two about battling some fierce competition.

Williams snapped a few photos before piloting the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” in Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. “That was wild,” she said after experiencing the attraction inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. “It was so fun – I felt like I was really flying.” 

Serena Williams Visits Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World Resort

The out-of-this-world trip to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was part of a Walt Disney World vacation Williams took with family and friends. She was especially excited to share the magic of Disney with her 2-year-old daughter, Olympia, for the first time. 

“Being a crazy Disney World fan, I’ve literally been waiting on this moment since I was pregnant,” said Williams. “This is like a dream come true … I feel like [Olympia] already loves it.”

While at Walt Disney World Resort, Williams and her family also enjoyed Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park. 


  • um, I would think with her skill with a tennis racquet, she’d be a force of her own with a lightsaber!

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