5 Cool Things You May Not Have Known About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge has officially opened its gates to the public on both coasts welcoming fans to tasty new alien treats, shiny new droids, hyper-speed missions and so much more! As you prepare for your voyage to the planet of Batuu here are 5 cool things you might not have heard about!
Construct Your Own Droid Companion
Did you know that in Galaxy’s Edge you’ll actually take your own droid home with you? Stop by Mubo’s Droid Depot where you can design, assemble and acquire your perfect companions. Visitors to the Depot can choose between two basic models: an R2 unit (like R2-D2) or a BB unit ( similar to the adorable BB-8.) A conveyor belt provides all the pieces you need to assemble your newest creation. Assemble your droid body and after choose a personality circuit. Before you know it you’ll in awe when your customizable compansion springs to life!
Customize Your Dream Lightsaber
Those schooled in the ways of the FORCE know how integral a lightsaber is to the path of the Jedi! When it comes to picking your own, you’ll want to head over to Sa’vi’s Workshop where you can customize your own. All the resources you need are available at the workshop including differently colored kyber crystals! Prefer to follow the patch of your favorite Star Wars hero instead? Head over to Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities where 10 lightsabers are available for purchase themed after famous blades from the films!
Unlock Storylines and Adventures with the Play Disney Parks App
Prior to your visit to Galaxy’s Edge be sure to download the Play Disney Parks app. Once you enter the Black Spire Outpost, you can use it to turn your phone into your very own Star Wars: Datapad. The Datapad will allow visitors to interact with droids, scan objects to receive special messages and translate Aurebesh (the written language of Star Wars.) The app will also help you unscramble code transmissions and hack into cool devices, control panels and even droids!
Fuel Up for Adventure
Start out your visit to Black Spire Outpost by fueling up at Oga’s Cantina! Starting most mornings at 8am there’s a tasty array of breakfast options including Oga’s Rising Moons Overnight Oats and Mustafarian Lava Rolls. You can also head over to Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, which has plenty of breakfast delights, including meals for the youngest aliens in your group, such as the Bright Suns Youngling Breakfast (scrambled eggs, purple potatoes, and fresh fruit).
Be prepared to see and hear aliens of all stripes and sizes wandering the streets of Black Spire Outpost. For an up-close and personal look, we recommend a visit to Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities where you’ll encounter oddities from across the galaxy. The proprietor himself is an Ithorian. He also has two very familiar creatures within the walls of his shop. In his aquarium, guests will find a baby Dianoga, which is the same type of creature that was seen inside the trash compactor with Luke, Han, and Leia in A New Hope. And on Dok Ondar’s wall is the head of a taxidermized Wampa, which is the same type of creature that attacked Luke and dragged him into a cave on the planet Hoth in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this quick look at some of the sights, sounds, and tastes you have in store for you upon your journey to Batuu. Star Wars: Galaxy’s is currently open at Disneyland theme park in Anaheim California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.
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