A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
… a remote village known as Black Spire Outpost was settled on the planet Batuu along the edge of the galaxy’s Outer Rim.
And WE. ARE. HERE!! Because Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will OPEN in Disneyland on May 31st!
We are here for a special media-only event today and tomorrow, AND we’ll be here on the land’s official Opening Day this Friday. And we hope you’ll join us over the next few days as we take in the sights, sounds, scents, and tastes of Black Spire Outpost!
Are you ready to set foot on Batuu at long last?
Then please join us…
Batuu exists on the edge of the galaxy tucked in “between the Unknown Regions and Wild Space.”
And as the largest settlement on Batuu, Black Spire Outpost has a bit of a reputation. Built on the remains of an extinct civilization and named for the petrified spires that were once trees surrounding it, it’s a stopping place in the galaxy for smugglers, scoundrels, traders, and rogues… and, rumor has it, it also happens to be host to members of the Resistance.
The First Order has become aware of the presence of the Resistance in Black Spire Outpost, and First Order Battalion 709 plans to take care of business accordingly.
Tucked within the village are local eateries, including a cantina, and shops for and run by the locals.
The citizens of Batuu (known as Cast Members, back on earth) may greet you with a “Bright Suns!” for a hello, or bid you farewell with “‘Til the Spire!”
That said, you may happen upon someone who isn’t native to Batuu. Perhaps you’ll see Rey over by… well, if she’s near the Resistance base, she’ll never tell.
The Outpost is made to wander and explore — you’ll see no signs leading you here and there.
From the market to the rumored Resistance base to the obvious presence of the First Order, it’s yours to discover it all.
And, as the Force would have it, Black Spire Outpost is serving as home to the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy…
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Galaxy’s Edge will ultimately have two attractions. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will open later this year. But Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will open on May 31st, allowing YOU to take control of the Millennium Falcon!
Whether your role is pilot, gunner, or engineer, your actions — and success or failure — WILL have consequences.
IT’S HERE!! It’s a true Star Wars cantina, and it’s all yours to enjoy at Oga’s Cantina!
Take a trip to the local watering hole in Black Spire Outpost…
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
is the fast-casual eatery where you and your Padawans can grab a meal in Galaxy’s Edge.
Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs has gathered ingredients from across the galaxy to prepare meat and plant-based meals along with specialty drinks and desserts in a working hangar bay.
See our Photo Tour of Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo here, then join us for a Docking Bay breakfast by clicking here, or for dinner by clicking here!
Blue Milk or Green Milk? How about both?
The hued milks made famous by Luke Skywalker are now available to try at the Milk Stand!
Find out what it’s like to drink Blue and Green Milk here! (And check out our FIRST GALAXY’S EDGE DINING HACK at the Milk Stand here!)
Ronto Wraps are the specialty of the house at Ronto Roasters!
A pitmaster droid prepares your meal by grilling up some good ol’ Ronto meat by way of a podracer engine.
Kat Saka’s Kettle
is available for snacking at Black Spire Outpost, and you’ll find it served up at Kat Saka’s Kettle.
This sweet and savory popcorn is the local specialty! (This is also where you’ll find the Galaxy’s Edge-exclusive Coca-cola beverage bottles.)
Looking for a place to spend your Galactic Credits? Well, there are more than a few places to do that in the Outpost.
Build you own DROID at the Droid Depot!
Choose from the BB-series or R-series then design, assemble, and ACTIVATE your new Droid buddy.
A customized lightsaber, built by YOU with guidance from the “Gatherers” can be yours at Savi’s Workshop — Handbuilt Lightsabers.
Be instructed in the ways of the Force while constructing your hilt in one of four themes: Peace and Justice, Power and Control, Elemental Nature, or Protection and Defense.
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
Antiquities dealer Dok-Ondar has gathered rare pieces like kyber crystals, jewelry, tools, and much, MUCH more — including lightsabers — and they’re now for sale at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.
Come see what we’re talking about…
Step inside Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities by clicking here!
Creatures and critters of all sorts call the Creature Stall home — at least until you pick them up as playful pals for YOUR home back on earth!
From Porgs to Puffer Pigs to Loth Cats and beyond…
Zabaka the Toydarian sells her handmade toys on Black Spire Outpost at the Toydarian Toymaker!
Games, dolls, instruments, and more are on offer both from Zabaka and local artisan vendors.
Show your loyalty to the Resistance by stocking up on gear at Resistance Supply.
And while you’re there, meet members of the Resistance to learn how you can join the cause.
Visit Resistance Supply by clicking here!
First Order Cargo
Or perhaps your allegiance lies with the First Order.
Well, you can gear up for that, too.
Black Spire Outfitters
Galactic gear from robes to casual wear can be acquired at Black Spire Outfitters.
See how you can dress the part here!
Jewels of Bith
Batuuan souvenirs can be found at Jewels of Bith.
Play Disney Parks App — Your Star Wars Datapad
The Play Disney Parks App transforms into your Star Wars Datapad when you set foot on Batuu!
Features within the app allow you to interact with Black Spire Outpost and its residents through a land-wide game, tools, maps, and more in unprecedented ways.
Visit our Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge page for FULL COVERAGE of Galaxy’s Edge!
Access to Galaxy’s Edge
A reminder: in these opening weeks — from May 31 – June 23, 2019 — only guests who have a required reservation (in addition to park admission) can enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Starting June 24, 2019, reservations will no longer be required and a virtual queue system for park guests will be in place.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios on August 29, 2019.
Disney invites YOU to “LIVE YOUR STAR WARS STORY!” in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
May the Force Be With You!
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