This IS the droid we’ve been looking for!
After weeks of speculation and testing, we’re excited to finally see a familiar face join the characters of Galaxy’s Edge!
According to OCR, a free-roaming R2-D2 has been spotted at Disneyland! He has been seen rolling around near the entrance to Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, occasionally ‘posing’ for pictures with guests.
Before Galaxy’s Edge opened, Disney has shared that there would be free-roaming droids in Galaxy’s Edge. But when the park opened all that existed was a more stationary R2-D2, which was available for purchase for $25,000 inside of Droid Depot.
But, our excitement grew that free-roaming droids may be joining the Galaxy’s Edge scene when Disney started conducting “play tests” a few weeks ago. And now it seems as if R2-D2 will be roaming around the planet of Batuu for good! At least we hope!
This exciting new feature of Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland has happened just in time for the opening of Rise of the Resistance, which will officially open on January 17th.
Could this mean more free-roaming droids in the future? Will R2-D2 or maybe even BB-8 be roaming around Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge soon? We’ll see! No word yet on an official appearance schedule, but we will definitely keep our eyes peeled for our favorite Artoo unit next time we’re in Galaxy’s Edge!
Have you been to Galaxy’s Edge yet? What has been your favorite part of the new land? Let us know in the comments!