Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is said to be Disney's most immersive theme park land to date. Imagineers and executives have touted detailed story elements and theming that they promise will please lifelong fans of the Star Wars franchise while welcoming and enticing newcomers to the "galaxy far far away." The new 14-acre land has already opened at Disneyland Park and is now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as well!
When guests enter Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, they will find themselves on the remote planet of Batuu. Rather than develop a land around any of the franchise's previously established settings, Disney has created a brand-new world that will have its own unique place in Star Wars history. This unique setting will offer a genuine Star Wars experience where even the biggest fans can discover some special “hidden gems” and familiar details.
Batuu's story line is primed for a Star Wars-style adventure. A home to smugglers, rogue traders, and adventurers, Batuu's glory days as a major spaceport ended after the creation of hyperspace travel. Now on the outskirts of civilization, the planet is perfect for those looking to get out from under the First Order's thumb. Even on Batuu, though, guests will still see the ever-encroaching presence of the oppressive First Order, as well as the Resistance who struggles to oppose them.
Carrie Beck, VP of Lucasfilm Story Group, said, "It's not Star Wars without the 'war,' so it was absolutely fundamental that the story of the land actually finds the guest between the Resistance and the First Order."
Walt Disney World's Galaxy's Edge will also lie adjacent to an accompanying Star Wars-themed deluxe resort experience "seamlessly connected" to Disney's Hollywood Studios, where guests will be able to increase their immersion even more with wall-to-wall theming and story elements.
The first attraction announced for Galaxy's Edge gives guests the chance to live out the dream of every Star Wars fan: piloting the Millenium Falcon. More info
On Rise of the Resistance, guests will find themselves as recruits of the Resistance on a dangerous mission that puts them in direct conflict with the forces of the First Order and Kylo Ren himself. This attraction will be built on a scale that guests haven’t seen before in a Disney theme park, with Walt Disney Imagineering's Scott Trowbridge calling Rise of the Resistance "the most epic attraction [they've] ever built." More info
Dining inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is an adventure all on its own. The theme of the food and beverages can be seen inside the restaurants as well as in the bottled beverages you'll find for sale across the planet of Batuu.Oga's Cantina
Oga's Cantina is Black Spire Outpost’s watering hole that welcomes pilots, bounty hunters, smugglers, locals and galactic travelers alike serving up the "best drinks in the galaxy.” Exotic beverages include the spicy Bloody Rancor, the foamy Fuzzy Tauntaun or the fruity Carbon Freeze. Oga’s Cantina will feature live entertainment from DJ R-3X.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is where Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs is serving up his grub for weary travelers. Tuggs’ menu is inspired by the time he spent working for Max Kanata on Takodana and includes exotic and unusual dishing like smoked Kaadu ribs, Fried Endorian Tip-yip and Batuubon for dessert.
At Ronto Roasters they use an old podracing engine, similar to those seen in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, and a retrofitted smelter droid named 8D-J8, which looks similar to a droid seen in Jabba the Hutt’s palace in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, to grill up meats on a massive barbecue pit. The signature dish here is the Ronto Wrap with is similar to a roasted pork and grilled sausage. The signature drink is the Tatooine Sunset, which tastes like a mix of iced tea and lemonade.
At the Milk Stand guests can choose between Blue Milk and Green Milk, both of which are a frozen non-dairy blend. The Green Milk has a slight zing to it.
Discover this colorful snack shop, where grains from all over the galaxy are on display. Order a generous, piping-hot helping of Outpost mix, the popular and flavorful local specialty popcorn, and enjoy it as you explore Black Spire Outpost.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Shopping
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be full of custom merchandise. Guests can find apparel to support the Resistance or the First Order, they can build their own droids, or customize their own lightsabers. All of the merchandise in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been created especially for the new land. While you can find Star Wars logo merchandise elsewhere in the Resort, don't look for it in Batuu. Guests will find products that deliver a level of authenticity, realism, and storytelling that can only be achieved at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Guests visiting the Droid Depot can build their very own droids. The Droid Depot is an immersive retail experience where guests can construct either the BB-series or R-series astromech. Droid parts and pieces are delivered on a conveyer belt, so guests can easily pick and choose which pieces they need to construct their perfect droid. Once the droid is constructed guests can bring their droid to the activation station to bring them to life so they can be controlled by a remote control. Each droid will have a personality chip and Bluetooth enabler placed inside. Your droid’s personality will then be showcased as you walk around Batuu and the droid interacts with its surroundings.
Premium Droid Action Figures are also available at the Droid Depot. R2-D2, BB-8, DJ R-3X and C-3PO droids available for purchase will have interactive functionality. A DJ R-3X droid with Bluetooth-enabled speaker is available for purchase as well.
Guests can buy a color changing droids figure packs and play set, which are 3¾ scale size droids that are ready to undercover a mission in Black Spire Outpost.
Also available at the Droid Depot will be a Droid Light-Up R2-D2 or BB-8 Headband, Droid Depot Work Shirts and Apparel, and so much more!
Savi's Workshop provides guests with the opportunity to build their own lightsabers. A group known as the Gatherers brings guests into a secret workshop with the parts and pieces from around the galaxy that can help them build their lightsaber. Following a guided tour, guests can select from four options: Peace Justice (modeled after Jedi from the Republic era); Power Control (a nod to the Sith); Elemental Nature (harnessing air, earth, fire, and water); and Defense (shrouded in mystery).
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities is full of rare and mysterious items available for purchase that represent different eras of the Star Wars saga. Dok-Ondar sells Legacy Lightsabers that are replicas lightsabers of legendary Jedi and Sith warriors like Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul.
Be sure to check out the taxidermic wampa from the ice planet of Hoth, which is mounted on the wall of Dok-Ondar’s shop!
Lightsaber accessories are also available for purchase including lightsaber clips, carrier bags, display stands and more. Kyber Crystals power every lightsaber, and Dok-Ondar is selling blue, green, purple, red, yellow and white crystals at his store.
Holocrons which store huge amounts of data and information will also be for sale. When powered with a kyber crystals this information can be unlocked!
The Creature Stall has exotic characters and creatures from around the galaxy for sale. The stall’s proprietor Bina is out looking for more critters, and in the meantime has left assistants to keep the store running. Some the creatures you’ll be able to purchase include: a cackling Kowakian Monkey-Lizard, which can sit on your shoulders and come in multiple colors; a porg, which is small avian creature that is native to the cliffs of Ahch-To; and a loth-cat, which is a feline creature that can be somewhat temperamental.
Guests can discover all sorts of cool toys in the Toydarian Toymaker, a whimsical workshop that is filled with handcrafted toys that came straight out of the Star Wars galaxy. Here guests can find artisan plush characters of Yoda, Chewbacca, Ewoks, and more.
Additionally, games like the Cards of Sabacc, Dejarik, and Chance Cubes are also available for purchase. Miniature wooden and metal toy versions of the iconic ships and vehicles are also found here.
The Toydarian is one of the creatures that was first encountered on Tatooine in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Resistance Supply is where members of the Resistance have set up a secret makeshift post where guests can join the cause to defeat the First Order. Resistance Supply has several offerings including apparel, toys, and Resistance MRE (or Meals Ready to Eat). Apparel includes: Resistance-branded caps, pins, patches and other gear.
The First Order has come to the Black Spire Outpost to showcase their power, but also win over the hearts and minds of the locals and tours of Batuu. At First Order Cargo guests can purchase merchandise, apparel, and toys that displays their support. Apparel includes: First Order-branded caps, pins, patches and other gear.
Black Spire Outfitter is an apparel shop where guest can find several galactic styles including robes inspired by the brown robes often worn by Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, tunics, and belts.
Jewels of Bith sells several treasures from throughout the galaxy. Guests wanting to commemorate their visit to Batuu will want check out the apparel, drinkware, and more found at this shop. One of the most unique items at the Jewels of Bith is the Batuuan Cooling Fan, which will help guests stay cool on the hottest days of the year. The Batuuan Cooling Fan was inspired by the moisture vaporators of Tatooine.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is where the Star Wars universe comes to life and guests are able to live the adventures, with interactive technology, characters and Cast Members.
This new land was built from the ground up to work with the Play Disney Parks App. Once guests enter Galaxy’s Edge, their mobile device becomes a Star Wars: Datapad, where they can play games and earn credits to unlock more storytelling.
The main functions of the Datapad are:
The Datapad also features a mulitplayer game called “Outpost Control,” which happens several times throughout the day.
The game has the First Order trying to install surveillance cameras in door panels so that they can spy on The Resistance, while members of The Resistance are trying to remove them. Guests can choose a side and start hacking panels. The winning side is the one that hacked more of the available panels at the end of the game.
Guests waiting for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run can also participate in an exclusive in-queue game where they prove to Hondo Ohnaka that they are prepared to pilot the Falcon.
Rey - Rey is recruiting new Resistance fighters near the ancient ruins outside Black Spire Outpost.
Chewbacca - Chewbacca is looking for new Resistance fighters in the Black Spire Outpost or near the Resistance encampment.
Vi Moradi - Resistance spy Vi Moradi wanders through Black Spire Outpost sharing the tricks of her trade and promoting the Resistance.
Kylo Ren - Kylo Ren appears at the First Order encampment near Docking Bay 7 and, with his Stormtroopers, marches through Black Spire Outpost trying to locate members of the Resistance.
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Star Wars Launch Bay
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Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
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Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
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Star Wars: Path of The Jedi
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Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
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This latest flight of additions celebrating the Star Wars saga continues to elevate the Star Wars presence at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.