And tonight in Hollywood Studios, guests at the Star Wars: Galactic Nights event were treated to a panel discussion featuring Walt Disney Imagineers who are working hard behind the scenes (down to visiting film sets for inspiration) to make the planet of Batuu a reality for all of us traveling to Disney World’s Star Wars Land — Galaxy’s Edge — starting next year!
The excitement poured out over Twitter and over on Disney Parks Blog, with attendees sharing a few details about what we can expect in the new Land on both coasts.
For instance, two full-sized AT-ATs (along with life sized ships) will be found on Black Spire Outpost.
What, exactly is Black Spire Outpost? THAT’S the village that we will all be able to set foot on in Batuu! “This is the location where your adventure will begin…”
Disney has also shared that Black Spire Outpost is the largest settlement on Batuu, and is an “infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space.” What were once towering trees now stand as spires comprised of the petrified remains… hence, the Black Spire Outpost.
At Black Spire Outpost, guests will also be able to board a second attraction (along with the previously confirmed Millennium Falcon ride, as one of two attractions in the land). Part of this attraction will involve entering into a full size ship — a Resistance Troop Transport — to “set off on an adventure.”
At the event, Imagineers also promised the presence of Nien Nunb to feature in Galaxy’s Edge.
And if YOU have a certain favorite creature from the Star Wars universe, you might be able to purchase one to take home with you from the Creature Stall… where Star Wars creatures come to life (including Loth-cats)! This will be in addition to the Toydarian we learned about previously, who will sell handcrafted toys made by local artisans in the village.
Every detail we’re seeing and learning makes Batuu seem all the more real right now. And even though we won’t be able to set foot on this new planet in the Star Wars universe until next year, I’m pretty pumped by all the fun things we’re learning along the way!
And if you are, too, you’ll want to stick with us to hear all the details as we get closer and closer to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
Find out all there is to know so far about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge right here!
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