Metal Works Does Disneyland: A Construction Project of Galactic Proportions

As one of California’s biggest and most experienced steel fabrication companies, we’ve worked on a variety of projects. From warehouses to drainage systems to big public works projects and more—both locally here in Butte County and throughout the Western United States—we thought we had worked on projects of all kind. But recently, we were invited to Disneyland to work on something truly out of this world.

Metal Works is proud to have contributed to the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction, which opened in late 2022. This exhibit features an otherworldly landscape populated with all of your favorite characters from one of the most successful film franchises in history, as well as a full-size replica of the most famous spaceship that never existed—the Millennium Falcon.

With our materials and expertise, along with the magic of Disney’s Imagineers, we were able to bring this alien landscape to life. We provided and built the steel infill framework for the mountains and buildings surrounding the Falcon. 

What is infill, you ask? 

Basically, these are the frames for non-load-bearing walls to bridge floors and act as a surface for all the designs to attach to. You can’t see them when the project is completed, but they are crucial to holding up the finished design. The steel framing needs to be strong enough to support heavy scenery like faux rock mountains. 

And because of our expertise in this field, Disney chose Metal Works to make it all happen—we were able to source the right materials and provide knowledge, skills, and specialized tooling to help bring the story to life. 

Metal Works is honored to have partnered with Disney on this amazing project, and proud to bring our expertise, the right materials, and the knowledge, skills, and specialized tooling to help bring the story to life.

If you’re going to Disneyland, be sure to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, located in the northwest portion of the park with entries from Frontierland, Critter Country, and Fantasyland.

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