New Book: Traveler’s Guide to Batuu
Excitement builds for the return to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. But even before any guests return to Oga’s, Ronto Roasters, or Savi’s workshop, they can brush up on Batuu. Traveler’s Guide to Batuu is now available via Kindle and will be on shelves on July 22.
Traveler’s Guide to Batuu Now Available
Over at The OCR, the inimitable Brady MacDonald reviewed the new guide:
A new book from Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering explains how the Star Wars planet at the heart of the Galaxy’s Edge themed land in Disneyland fits into the vast universe of a galaxy far, far away.
The new “Traveler’s Guide to Batuu” serves as an in-world travel guide to the Black Spire Outpost village on the Star Wars planet of Batuu, the setting for the 14-acre lands at Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.
Disneyland remains closed until further notice amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida — home to Batuu East — is set to reopen on Tuesday, July 15.
An Immersive Guide to Galaxy’s Edge
Of course, the guide is immersive. And we’re introduced to our intergalactic author in even the Amazon intro:
The intro totally reminds me of the Lonely Planet guides I’d pick up when I traveled the Earth watching hockey. And, in anticipation of my own return to Galaxy’s edge, I remain thrilled to have some reading.
Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Batuu
For my own part, I’ve already done a bit of a travelogue of my visits to Oga’s Cantina:
But obviously, the new guide to Batuu is a bit more comprehensive.
But the book is just a primer for a visit to either Batuu West (Anaheim) or Batuu East (Orlando).
As MacDonald explained:
The backstory and the residents of Black Spire Outpost and Batuu help frame the adventures that play out in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Delving deeper into the geography and history of the planet in the “Traveler’s Guide to Batuu” helps peel back additional layers in Galaxy’s Edge and offers hints at stories yet to be told in the Star Wars-themed lands.
The long and short of this story says you should actually visit Galaxy’s Edge as soon as you are able and comfortable.