Now that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been open to guests (who have pre-booked reservations) for a full week at Disneyland, we’ve had some time to explore the amazingly detailed new land and drink in many of the intricate design elements, taking note of any hidden (and sometimes not-so-hidden) references or in-jokes we spotted along the way.
With that in mind, it’s time to begin putting together an ever-growing list of these clever allusions to both Star Wars and Disney theme park history, a task that may never be fully complete, considering Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is essentially constructed from the ground up with wall-to-wall Easter Eggs. My plan is to regularly update this list from my own observations and via information we receive from the community.
- GNK power droids – Two of these droids, which first appeared in the original Star Wars film (Episode IV: A New Hope), are tending to an antenna just outside the entrance to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Their footprints can also be seen along the paths in Galaxy’s Edge.
- A-Wing Starfighter – The A-Wing first appeared as used by the Rebel Alliance in Return of the Jedi, but the version parked here is the updated RZ-2 A-Wing interceptor used by the Resistance in their battle against the First Order.
- X-Wing Starfighter – Again, the X-Wing was first used by the Rebellion in A New Hope, but the full-size model in the land is the later T-70 model used in the sequel trilogy.
- Tactical screen – At the entrance to Rise of the Resistance stands one of these transparent strategic boards we’ve seen both the Rebellion and Resistance use in the movies.
- Turret – The anti-aircraft turret that marks the entrance to Rise of the Resistance resembles ones used by the Rebel Alliance on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
- Macrobinoculars – This device, first used by Luke Skywalker in A New Hope, is on display above the Resistance Supply gift shop.
- R2-D2 footprints – Walt Disney Imagineering used an original 1976 Star Wars production R2 model’s feet to created the “roll marks” on the ground.
- Gungan footprints – A member of the species native to Naboo (first appeared in Episode I: The Phantom Menace) has been walking around near the Resistance base.
- Creature noises – If you stand in this wilderness area long enough, you will hear the sounds of Star Wars critters both large and small moving through the brush.
- Chewbacca – The most famous Wookiee from many Star Wars films regularly appears in this area, trying to fix the X-Wing and posing for photos with guests.
- Rey – This Jedi-in-training and hero of the Resistance (first appeared in The Force Awakens) wanders her way through the base area and into Black Spire Outpost.
- Vi Moradi – Known by the codename Starling, this Resistance spy was enlisted by General Leia Organa to seek out a new base on Batuu. She first appeared in the Phasma novel and will be the protagonist in Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire, coming this August from the same author.
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- Dianoga – This creature, first spotted in the Death Star trash compactor in A New Hope, pops up in the water filtration tanks above the Marketplace’s water fountains.
- Wood carvings – In one corner of the Marketplace, a craftsperson has created representations of a Porg, an Ithorian, a Loth-cat, the Jedi Order insignia, a Wookiee, and a Pelikki. Whoever made these sculptures also appears to have used an astromech droid without a dome as a kiln for metalwork.
- Kids’ speeders – Sort of like Power Wheels for Star Wars, there’s a few child-size Landspeeders and Speeder Bikes on display outside the shop. One of them is the same model of M-68 Landspeeder Han steals at the beginning of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
- Sign – Toydarian is the name of the species of the character Watto from The Phantom Menace. The one depicted on the sign outside is the shop’s owner, Zabaka. You can see Zabaka working in silhouette through the window at the back left hand side of the store.
- Obi Wan vs. Darth Vader puppets – Two marionettes represent the duel aboard the Death Star between the former master and apprentice in A New Hope.
- Rocking Fathier – A rideable children’s version of the lovable animal from Canto Bight in The Last Jedi.
- Asteroid scene – One of the most exciting action sequences from The Empire Strikes Back (featuring the Millennium Falcon, TIE Fighters, an Imperial Star Destroyer, and lots of space rocks) is depicted in hand-made metal mobile form hanging from the shop’s ceiling.
- Jabba’s Sail Barge – A toy version of the Hutt’s favorite form of transportation from Return of the Jedi rests on a shelf above the merchandise, accompanied by a Jawa Sandcrawler from A New Hope, numerous characters from Tatooine, and even Naboo Starfighters from The Phantom Menace.
- Wooden Stormtrooper Doll – Owned by a young Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
- Plushes – Stuffed toys of First Order Stormtroopers, Lando Calrissian, Ahsoka Tano, Wicket W. Warrick, Watto, Chewbacca, Porgs, Kylo Ren, Rey, Yoda, Finn, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, and (most obscurely) a Tooka doll from The Clone Wars are all available in the shop.
- Wooden figures – Boba Fett, Admiral Ackbar, Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, and C-3PO.
- Instruments – Toy versions of the Ewok drums from Return of the Jedi and the exotic musical instruments used by Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes (AKA the Cantina Band) from A New Hope are up for purchase, plus noise makers shaped to look like the frog-dog from Jabba’s Palace and a Convor from The Clone Wars.
- Dejarik – The game first seen played in holographic form aboard the Millennium Falcon in A New Hope (and later/earlier in physical form in Rogue One) is available as a very nice board made to look as though it was carved from a tree trunk.
- Sabacc – While this card game was part of the Star Wars Expanded Universe for a long time, it wasn’t seen played on the big screen until Solo.
- Chance cubes – Watto used one of these in his bet with Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace.
- Zabaka – The female Toydarian who runs the shop can be seen (and heard) in silhouette on the rear left-side window. Her bed is also visible in the corner of the store.
THE CREATURE STALL
- Loth-cat – First appearing in the Star Wars Rebels animated series, there is a “sleeping” Lothcat animatronic in a cage at the center of the shop. Plus, this cute critter has an adorable Porg chew-toy.
- Dokma – In an aquarium lives this snail-like creature native to the planet Atollon in Rebels.
- Puffer Pig – Another creature that first appeared in Rebels is for sale in the shop.
- Dewback – This large lizard-like beast of burden from A New Hope is available in miniature form.
- Rathtar – Han Solo was transporting these dangerous “meatballs with tentacles” in The Force Awakens.
- Bantha – The chosen mode of transport for Tusken Raiders on Tatooine in A New Hope.
- Porg – Native to the Island Planet Ahch-To, first appeared in The Last Jedi.
- Tauntaun – Two-legged beast of burden used by the Rebel Alliance on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
- Worrt – This frog-like creature was first spotted outside Jabba’s Palace in Return of the Jedi.
- Krykna – A spider-like native of the planet Atollon in Rebels.
- Wampa – This fearsome beast attacked Luke and his Tauntaun on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
- Kowakian Monkey-Lizard – Jabba the Hutt kept one of these as a pet and court jester named Salacious B. Crumb in Return of the Jedi.
- Neebray – A flying creature that first appeared in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars theatrical film.
- Mynock – These guys are always chewing on power cables. First appeared in The Empire Strikes Back.
- Fireflies – Spotted in several episodes of The Clone Wars and Rebels, these insects are visible in a container along the ceiling of the shop.
- Eyeballs in cage – If you look up while shopping in the Creature stall, you’ll see that the ceiling is lined with dozens of cages. One of them has eyeballs that will blink, stare you down, and move around.
- Leaf in cage – Another cage has a leaf sticking out of it that will move around as though the creature inside is eating it.
BLACK SPIRE OUTFITTERS
- Jedi robes – Outfits worn by Force-wielding characters from throughout the saga like Rey, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker are available for purchase here.
KAT SAKA’S KETTLE
- Mouse droid – Also known as the MSE-6 series repair droid, this lively little guy first appeared on the Death Star in A New Hope and is available in popcorn bucket form.
- Dex’s Diner – An item on this food stall’s menu claims it was made famous by this eatery first featured in Attack of the Clones.
THE JEWELS OF BITH
- Black Spire Outpost merchandise – This is the only place to shop if you’re looking for souvenirs with the name of the city or Batuu on them, but you won’t find anything that says “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” That you’ll have to find off-planet.
- Sign – The sign outside this shop is in the shape of a Bith head, the same species that made up the Cantina Band in A New Hope.
- Podracer engine – Straight out of Mos Espa’s Boonta Eve Classic in The Phantom Menace, this giant machine is grilling the meat for the Ronto Roasters food stand.
- 8D-J8 – This animatronic character, from the same series of smelter droid as 8D8 in Jabba’s Palace in Return of the Jedi, operates the engine. You can see beads of oil “sweat” dripping from his forehead.
- Ronto – This tall beast of burden first appeared in Mos Eisley Spaceport in the Star Wars Special Edition.
- Nuna – Flightless birds from Naboo in The Phantom Menace.
- Tatooine Sunset – A reference to one of the most famous shots from A New Hope.
- Meiloorun – A fruit that first appeared in an Expanded Universe (Legends) novel called X-Wing: Wedge’s Gamble, and later showed up in the current canon via Rebels. Available in juice form.
- Sarlacc – The creature who lived in Tatooine’s Pit of Carkoon in Return of the Jedi. Namesake of another beverage sold at Ronto Roasters.
- Gorg – The species of amphibian Jar Jar tried to eat in Mos Espa in The Phantom Menace can be spotted hanging in an alcove.
DOCKING BAY 7 FOOD AND CARGO
- 77, 80, 83 – These numbers appear on the food delivery shuttle on the restaurant’s roof, and correspond to the release dates of the original Star Wars trilogy.
- S-Foil – One of the wings from an X-Wing Starfighter is used as a dining table in this restaurant.
- Bright Suns, Rising Moons – Daytime and nighttime greetings on Batuu and the names of breakfast items at Docking Bay 7.
- Mustafar – The lava planet where Anakin and Obi-Wan dueled at the climax of Revenge of the Sith, and the name of a “lava roll” available for breakfast.
- Moof – A creature first mentioned in The Force Awakens, whose juice is available for purchase.
- Phattro – A drink that first appeared in alcoholic form in The Clone Wars.
- Felucia – A lush planet that first appeared in Revenge of the Sith and is the source of the Garden Spread here.
- Kaadu – Creatures native to Naboo in The Phantom Menace. You can enjoy their ribs.
- Tip-Yip – A chicken-like fowl from Endor in Return of the Jedi that provides a lot of meat for Docking Bay 7.
- Yobshrimp – A shellfish also native to Naboo.
- Takodana – The planet where Maz Kanata’s castle is located in The Force Awakens. “A Taste of Takodana” is a dish available off the kids’ menu at this counter-service restaurant.
- Oi-oi – A small red berry that appeared in Maz’s castle and is part of a dessert here.
- Shaak – Another species from Naboo. Their roast is served at Docking Bay 7.
- Ithor – Homeworld of the Ithorian species and source of the menu’s Garden Loaf.
BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST STREETS
- Hidden Mickeys – There are at least two of these Disney Parks mainstays in the area surrounding Docking Bay 7, represented by three blaster holes in a familiar configuration.
- Moisture vaporators – A device used on moisture farms like the one owned by Owen and Beru Lars in A New Hope and the Star Wars prequels. There are a couple operating near the central entrance to the outpost.
- Petrified trees – Surrounding you are the spires that make the landscape of Batuu. Giant ancient trees long petrified and crumbled form the foundation of this civilization.
- Landspeeder – A model very similar to the X-34 Luke drove on Tatooine in A New Hope is parked outside Salju’s Black Spire Station garage.
- Star Tours – On two large red tanks near Ronto Roasters, the number “87” is printed in Aurebesh, 1987 being the year Lucasfilm first teamed with Disney Parks to present Star Tours.
- Jango Fett’s jetpack – The bounty hunter’s gear from Attack of the Clones is hidden with some Rebel helmets in a cage on the street.
- Hoth/Endor helmets and backpacks – Gear used by the Rebel Alliance and Imperial forces in two battles from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi are in one of the cages.
- Endor bunker bombs – The explosive devices used by Han and the Rebel strike team to blow up the Imperial shield generator in Return of the Jedi are inside one of the cages.
- 3263827 – This number appears on each trash can in and around Black Spire Outpost, and is a reference to the serial code on the Death Star trash compactor where Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewie almost get smushed in A New Hope.
DOK-ONDAR’S DEN OF ANTIQUITIES
- The Black Spire – The namesake of Black Spire Outpost sits next to the shop in the center of town. For many years it served as a gathering place for locals to tell stories, and has a living tree growing from its core.
- Foot – Rumor has it this large severed foot comes from one of the Anubis statues in the now-departed attraction The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.
- Statue – The large statue of a robed woman Force-lifting an orb outside the entrance to the shop can be seen at the Jedi Temple in Revenge of the Sith.
- Ithorian gravestone – Outside Dok-Ondar’s shop sits an artifact from his homeworld.
- Great Hyperspace Wars Bas-Relief – This fascinating artwork, located on the wall just inside the sliding doors of the shop, was on display in Chancellor Palpatine’s office in Revenge of the Sith. It depicts an ancient battle between the Jedi and the Sith.
- Jabba the Hutt Bas-Relief – This sculpture was on the wall in Jabba’s Sail Barge in Return of the Jedi.
- Grand Admiral Thrawn’s Rank Badge – Uniform decoration from the celebrated Imperial Grand Admiral.
- Holocrons – You can purchase one of these information storage devices once used by Jedi and Sith.
- Rose Tico’s ring – Pick up the functional jewelry item that Rose uses to show she’s with the Resistance in The Last Jedi.
- Rey’s tracker bracelet – Rey found Leia and the Resistance in The Last Jedi thanks to this item.
- Japor Snippet – The gift necklace young Anakin first gave to Padme in The Phantom Menace.
- Communicator – C-3PO used this to help Luke and friends shut down the trash compactor in A New Hope.
- Wampa – Inside Dok-Ondar’s, up on the balcony overlooking the shop, is a life-size taxidermied Wampa snow monster from ice planet Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
- Baby Sarlacc – In a red case lives this infant version of the desert creature, delivered and sold to Dok-Ondar by Han Solo in the first issue of Marvel’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge comic book.
- The Mandalorian – The title character’s helmet and weapon from the upcoming Disney+ series are both mounted on the wall behind Dok-Ondar.
- IG series assassin droid – A full-size droid from the same series of IG-88 (who first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back) rests on the balcony. Is he completely deactivated or simply powered-down, waiting to strike his target?
- Amanaman’s staff – The skull-decorated weapon held by one of the more obscure background characters in Jabba’s Palace in Return of the Jedi is visible on the left side of Dok-Ondar’s balcony.
- Two-Tubes head – Either Edrio or Benthic, I’m ashamed to say I have trouble telling the difference. From Rogue One.
- Boba Fett’s jetpack – Boba Fett? Boba Fett? Where? Up on the balcony next to the IG droid.
- Boushh helmet – Leia wore this armor belonging to a deceased bounty hunter to infiltrate Jabba’s Palace in Return of the Jedi.
- Queen Amidala’s headdress – From The Phantom Menace.
- Ark of the Covenant – The religious treasure from Lucasfilm’s Raiders of the Lost Ark sits behind boxes and other Star Wars goodies on the balcony inside Dok-Ondar’s.
- Naboo security uniform – The uniform worn by Queen Amidala’s security detail in The Phantom Menace.
- Tusken Raider headdress – The headgear worn by female Tusken Raiders first appeared in Attack of the Clones.
- Gaffi stick – Also called a Gaderiffi, this was the chosen weapon of the Tusken Raiders in A New Hope.
- Kalikori – A treasured artifact passed down through Twi’lek families in Rebels.
- Golden Gungan head – Could it be a depiction of the esteemed Senator from Naboo himself, Jar Jar Binks?
- Ewok artifacts – Weapons and gear from the natives of the Forest Moon of Endor in Return of the Jedi.
- Helmets – Various headgear from the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire decorate part of the wall.
- Medal of Alderaan – One of the medals awarded to Luke Skywalker and Han Solo after the Battle of Yavin in A New Hope hangs near the ceiling in the shop.
- Mythosaur skull – This creature’s skull became the symbol of the leader of the planet Mandalore, and was also present on bounty hunter Boba Fett’s Mandalorian armor.
- Dianoga – Another specimen of this tentacled creature rests in a water-filled tank to the left of the main counter. It was purchased by Dok-Ondar from Greedo and Jabba the Hutt in issue #2 of the Galaxy’s Edge comic book.
- Ollopom – These frog-like rodents were native to Naboo and first appeared in a video game called The Gungan Frontier. A friendly fellow is visible in a tank on the left side of Dok’s shop.
- Blue Snaggletooth – The ashes of an alien named Zutton (visible in the Cantina in A New Hope) lie in an urn behind the shop’s central counter. The blue color of the urn is an in-joke referencing an error in Kenner’s original Star Wars action figure toy line.
- Gamorrean Guard axe – The weapon used by the pig-like guards at Jabba’s Palace in Return of the Jedi.
- Taxidermied heads – The head of a Tauntaun from The Empire Strikes Back is mounted on the wall alongside a Nexu (from Attack of the Clones), a Kod’yok and Corellian Hound (both from Solo), and what looks like an Anooba (from The Clone Wars).
- Lightsabers – An elegant weapon, from a more civilized age. At least one has appeared in every Star Wars movie so far.
- B-U4D – This droid (also known as Buford) first appeared in the Resistance base on the planet D’Qar in The Force Awakens, and can be spotted out front of Droid Depot.
- R2-D2 – You can meet the most famous Astromech droid (who appears in most Star Wars movies) in this shop, and you can purchase a full-size customizable version for just $25,000.
- C-3PO – Pick up a two-foot-tall talking toy of the cantankerous protocol droid who first appeared in A New Hope and is in almost every Star Wars movie since.
- THX 1138 – In one of Galaxy’s Edge’s most clever Easter Eggs, the droid parts on the upper conveyor belt are spaced out in batches of 1, 1, 3, and 8, repeating the pattern over and over again. This of course is a reference to THX 1138, George Lucas’s first feature as a director based on a short he made in film school.
- Restraining bolt – You can buy a refrigerator magnet of this device removed from Artoo by Luke in A New Hope.
- Droid serving tray – You can purchase this accessory for your buildable Astromech unit, and it’s very similar to the one Artoo wears on Jabba’s Sail Barge in Return of the Jedi.
- KX-series droid – A Imperial security droid from the same series as Rogue One’s K2-SO is behind a cage in the Droid Depot with a few other familiar robotic faces.
- Pit droid – These small, chirpy mechanics helped Anakin fix his podracer in The Phantom Menace.
- Medical droid – Similar to 2-1B in The Empire Strikes Back but a different color.
- Death Star Droid – Also known as the RA-7 protocol droid, identifiable by his insectoid head. First appeared in A New Hope.
- EV-9D9 – The head of this supervisor droid (or one from the same series of droid) from Jabba’s Palace in Return of the Jedi rests among the junk in the shop.
- IG series droid – The torso and head of another assassin droid rests in Mubo’s shop.
- MSE Droid – You can see a full-size Mouse Droid next to the IG droid listed above.
- Imperial Probe Droid – Around the back of Droid Depot, you can find a disassembled model of the same droid (also known as a Probot) used to track down the Rebel Alliance on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
- Trade Federation Battle Droids – In a cage near the Probe Droid rest the bodies of two of these comically inept Battle Droids first seen in The Phantom Menace.
THE MILK STAND
- Blue Milk – First served up by Aunt Beru in A New Hope at the Lars Homestead, visitors to Galaxy’s Edge can finally get a taste of this legendary Star Wars drink.
- Green Milk – Luke drank this straight out of a Thalia-Siren sea creature on the planet Ahch-To in The Last Jedi.
FIRST ORDER CARGO
- TIE Echelon – A new ship created for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, in the tradition of the Empire and First Order’s TIE Fighters, TIE Bombers, TIE Interceptors, TIE Strikers, and so on.
- Stormtroopers – These white-armored enforcers patrol the streets of Black Spire Outpost, and first appeared on-screen in The Force Awakens, though their design is an evolution of the Imperial Stormtroopers first seen in A New Hope.
- Kylo Ren – Formerly named Ben Solo, the son of Han and Leia turned to the dark side during his training with uncle Luke Skywalker. He first appeared in The Force Awakens and will emerge from the TIE Echelon every so often to interact with guests.
- Droid detector – Outside the entrance is the same device we see in the Mos Eisley Cantina in A New Hope, which is set off by C-3PO and R2-D2, prompting the bartender to yell “We don’t serve their kind here!”
- DJ R3X – One of the best and most fleshed-out Easter Eggs in Galaxy’s Edge is DJ R3X (formerly known as RX-24), who used to work as a Starspeeder pilot not too far away from where Batuu sits right now. Sitting in Oga’s Cantina and listening to R3X spin his tunes and make wisecracks between songs may provide more Star Wars and Star Tours references and in-jokes than we could possibly have room for here.
- Worrt – In cages above the bar are more of the frog we saw back in the Creature Stall, but this time his eggs are flowing down tubes to be used as boba in one of the drinks. Gross…?
- Spiran Caf – This drink first in Rebels and is available during breakfast hours at Oga’s Cantina.
- Moogan – A sentient species from The Clone Wars whose tea is served here.
- Tarine tea – This esoteric drink has only been mentioned in a handful of ancillary Star Wars stories and novels, starting with a booklet included in the 1994 TIE Fighter PC game from LucasArts.
- Hyperdrive – The method by which ships in Star Wars go to light speed. Namesake of a punch. Get it?
- Jabba – The Hutt gangster from Return of the Jedi gets an alcohol-free juice named after him in Oga’s.
- Blurrg – Another lizard-like beast of burden. This one is from The Clone Wars and has a drink named after it.
- Carbon Freeze – Kind of insensitive to name a drink after the freezing process that put Han Solo into hibernation in The Empire Strikes Back, isn’t it?
- Dagobah – The planet where Yoda went into hiding after the rise of Emperor Palpatine. First seen in The Empire Strikes Back. Has a drink named after it.
- Jedi Mind Trick – It won’t work on Hutts or Toydarians, but the drink named after it will probably work on you.
- Bespin – Planetary home of Cloud City, where Lando Calrissian is Administrator in The Empire Strikes Back. Has a fizzy drink named after it.
- T-16 Skyhopper – Luke Skywalker’s personal airspeeder on Tatooine. He plays with a toy of one in A New Hope and bullseyes Womprats with it off-screen. Has a drink named after it.
- Jet Juice – An alcoholic beverage first mentioned in the current-canon novel Lost Stars.
- The Outer Rim – A sparsely populated region of the galaxy, where Batuu happens to lie. Has a drink named after it.
- Yub Nub – Title of the song that the Ewoks originally sang at the end of Return of the Jedi, though it was replaced by a more sweeping ditty in the movie’s Special Edition. Fortunately there’s now a drink named after it.
- Gold Squadron – Call sign for the Rebel Alliance Y-Wing group at the Battle of Yavin in A New Hope. Has a beer named after it.
- Bad Motivator – A line of dialogue spoken by Luke about the poor broken droid R5-D4 in A New Hope, which, unsurprisingly at this point, has a beer named after it.
- Spice Runner – Han Solo’s sometimes occupation before he joins the Rebel Alliance. Has a hard cider named after it.
- More drinks named after things – There are plenty more Star Wars-inspired beverages to imbibe at Oga’s, but if the reference was something I already covered in one of the areas above, I skipped it.
- Tap handles – Follow along the back of the bar to catch some cool references tied in with the above listed drinks. There are handles made from a lightsaber hilt, a starfighter joystick, Yoda’s Gimer Stick, a bone from the Rancor Pit, and more.
MILLENNIUM FALCON: SMUGGLERS RUN
- Millennium Falcon – She’ll make point five past light speed, kid. And she’s hard to miss in front of Docking Bay 5. First appeared in A New Hope, and then half a dozen more Star Wars movies after that.
- Hondo Ohnaka – This Weequay pirate voiced by Jim Cummings of Winnie the Pooh fame first appeared in The Clone Wars animated series, but has since popped up in many other in-canon media, most notably Star Wars Rebels. Hondo enlists you on your quest to fly the Millennium Falcon.
- R5-P8 – This Astromech member of Hondo’s pirate gang also shows up in the Smugglers Run queue.
- Sabacc game – It seems some of Hondo’s technicians have been playing cards in the queue area.
- Scout Trooper helmet – This Imperial Biker Scout’s gear is being used as an oil pan in the ride’s queue.
- Astromech garbage can – A poor disassembled droid has been used to store leftover parts in the queue.
- Laser canon – A large AG-2G quad laser canon (similar to the ones mounted on the top and bottom of the Millennium Falcon) can be spotted resting in the queue area.
- “I have a bad feeling about this.” / “Boring conversation anyway.” – Hondo probably-unknowingly quotes two famous lines familiar to any Star Wars fan during his pre-show speech to prospective crew members.
- Luke’s training helmet – With the blast shield down, he can’t see. Used during the flight to Alderaan in A New Hope. Stored above the Dejarik table in the Falcon’s hold before you enter the ride.
- Porg nests – Those pesky birds have made the Millennium Falcon their home since The Last Jedi, and have apparently spread out into the Smugglers Run queue as well.
- Han and Leia’s hallway kiss spot – Now you can the famous “I’ve isolated the reverse power flux coupling!” scene from The Empire Strikes Back.
- Ladder to the Falcon’s blaster cannons – Look behind you as you approach the cockpit.
- Hidden Mickey – Yup, there’s another one made out of bolts on a monitor in one of the Falcon’s hallways.
- Rathtar frozen in Carbonite – spot the once-fearsome creature from The Force Awakens now rendered inert along one of the walls at the attraction’s underground exit.
- Corellia – During your mission flying the Falcon, you travel to Han Solo’s home planet, which was first mentioned in A New Hope.
- Coaxium – The Star Wars hyperfuel that first appeared on-screen in Solo is the target of your quest.
- Starspeeder 1000 – The ship most famously used by the Star Tours travel agency can be spotted leaving Black Spire Outpost upon your return to Batuu near the end of the ride.
As noted at the top, this list will be continually updated as we discover more references and Easter Eggs throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Thanks to the contributors of a few items so far: @jimbishopjr, @Figment_Jedi and @mewhunter67.
Mike has been fascinated by theme parks and Disney all his life. He has worked in the entertainment journalism field since 2015, after spending a decade as a film projectionist at one of Hollywood’s most prestigious movie theaters. He resides in Burbank, California with his wife and cat.