Are you ready to visit Batuu? We sure are. It’s been nearly four years since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was first announced for Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and now we’re mere months away from stepping through those gates for the very first time. With all the new information coming out about these enormous and groundbreaking Star Wars-themed lands, we couldn’t be more excited.
Today (in addition to big reveals of the Galaxy’s Edge costumes, food & beverage, and merchandise) Disney revealed a wealth of new information about Black Spire Outpost– the infamous port that serves as Batuu’s central location– including new locations, shops, and restaurants guests will be able to visit in the city’s bustling streets and surrounding terrain. Here are some just-unveiled looks at the key spots you’ll see during your time in A Galaxy Far, Far Away:
Watch Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge locations revealed:
Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers
- In this mystical experience, guests will feel the Force as they build these elegant weapons from a more civilized age.
- Guests will have the opportunity to customize and craft their very own lightsabers.
- The Droid Depot will invite guests to construct their own astromech droids.
- Patrons will pick pieces and parts off a conveyor belt to build one of two core models (R-series or
BB-series) and they can customize their droids with various parts and colors.
- These droids will be capable of interacting with elements in the land, responding to guests’ adventures.
- Additional programming chips and accessories can be added to further customize these new friends.
- In addition, the Droid Depot will offer pre-built droids, droid-inspired products and more.
- Mubo is the proprietor of Droid Depot.
Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
- Guests will find a selection of rare and mysterious items for sale representing different eras of the Star Wars galaxy, including holocrons, ancient Jedi and Sith artifacts, lightsabers and more.
- As they explore the nooks and crannies of the shop, guests will also see Dok at his desk as the large Ithorian checks his inventory, takes incoming calls and barks the occasional order at his assistants.
- In the Black Spire Outpost market, Ronto Roasters will draw attention from passersby with its large podracing engine firing up a barbecue pit for mouth-watering Ronto sandwiches.
- When hungry customers queue up to order, they will encounter a former smelter droid, carefully turning the spit of meats.
- Guests will also be able to choose from a variety of exotic non-alcoholic drinks like the Sour Sarlacc or Tatooine Sunset.
- Bakkar is the proprietor of Ronto Roasters. His droid is 8D-J8.
- At Oga’s Cantina, even the blaster-bolt scorches on the walls tell a story.
- Here, guests will gather to share their tales from around the galaxy as they enjoy exotic beverages served in unique vessels.
- Listen to spirited musical entertainment provided by DJ R-3X, otherwise known as Rex, the former Starspeeder 3000 pilot droid from the original Star Tours. Rex re-invents himself as the cantina’s DJ, and he’s as quirky and talkative as ever.
- A collection of original cantina songs has been created by composers and songwriters from around the globe.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
- A multi-purpose transport shuttle docked on top of a large hangar will beckon guests into Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, a designated location for traveling food shuttles.
- Chef Strono "Cookie" Tuggs is in much demand for his culinary skills, so he moves from site to site in a modified Sienar-Chall Utilipede-Transport that becomes a mobile kitchen and restaurant.
- His travels across the galaxy allow him to fill his pantry with exotic ingredients he uses to make new and unusual dishes.
- He is proud to present Tuggs’ Grub, a “traveling diner for diners traveling,” inspired by dishes he created during his time working for Maz Kanata on Takodana.
The Milk Stand
- The Milk Stand will offer two local favorites – blue milk and green milk. Thirsty guests will be able to order these colorful drinks as they live their own Star Wars adventures.
- Bubo Wamba is the family farm that operates the Milk Stand.
Kat Saka’s Kettle
- Kat Saka’s Kettle will offer an Outpost Mix of uniquely flavored popped grains– a combination of sweet, savory and spicy popcorn flavors.
Other Locales in Black Spire Outpost’s Marketplace:
- The Creature Stall is dedicated to the plethora of rare and fascinating creatures that populate the galaxy. Bina is the proprietor of Creature Stall.
- Black Spire Outfitters showcases the latest in apparel and accessories.
- Toydarian Toymaker is a stall full of in-universe toys crafted by a Toydarian (think Watto from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace) named Zabaka.
- Resistance Supply is a “makeshift” supply location at the Resistance’s hidden command area. The stall sells Resistance pins, badges, hats, and other accessories to help guests feel like part of the cause.
- First Order Cargo is a temporary First Order storage dock near the market. Easily identified by a First Order TIE echelon, the cargo location will offer guests a chance to pledge their loyalty by purchasing pins, caps, gear, model ships and more.
- The Jewels of Bith
While you find yourself wandering the streets of Batuu, don’t forget to interact with the environment using the Play Disney Parks app. The app will help guests at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge translate the galactic language of Aurebesh, learn what’s hidden inside crates and containers, enjoy in-queue games and experience, and accomplish certain tasks by participating in missions.
“Guests also can use the Play Disney Parks app to interact with a variety of elements in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, such as droids, ships, media screens, door panels, antenna arrays – even drinking fountains.” You’ll also have the opportunity to mix it up with an assortment of colorful characters, aliens, and droids, join crews seeking adventures, and even meet familiar faces like Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Kylo Ren, and Chewbacca.
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
Of course, beyond the vast and immersive land itself, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will feature two E-ticket attractions that will surely be sights to behold all on their own. In Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, guests will “take the controls of ‘the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy’ in one of three unique and critical roles as the ship hurtles through space.” Roles include pilots, gunners, and flight engineers, ensuring a unique experience through multiple rides.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
This state-of-the-art dark ride will enlist guests as new Resistance recruits, dropping them into “a climactic battle against the First Order, including a faceoff with Kylo Ren. Their journey takes them inside a full-size starship and aboard a nearby Star Destroyer.”
All told, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the largest single-themed land ever created for a Disney theme park, and that alone should have fans of Walt Disney Imagineering– not to mention the soaring space opera universe created by George Lucas more than forty years ago– chomping at the bit to get inside.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens this summer at Disneyland Resort and this fall at Walt Disney World. For more information and advance ticketing resources, be sure to visit the official Disney Parks website.