BREAKING: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Details Released!

Overnight, while we here on the East Coast slept, multiple entertainment and news outlets on the West Coast released news — a TON of news! — about the hotly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land coming this summer (maybe June?) to Disneyland Resort and later this fall to Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Millennium Falcon is in place at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland ©Disney

Here’s a summary of what we’ve learned so far, with more details promised throughout the day.

As you may have read elsewhere if you’ve been following the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge development, the rich backstory of the new land is based on the planet Batuu, in a location known as Black Spire Outpost.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Takes Shape

The outpost is remote and nearly forgotten, and so has become a base for many unsavory characters — as well as for those who, for various reasons, want to stay out of the  way of the despised Empire.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will allow you to immerse yourself in this world in a wide variety of ways.

Attractions

There will be two attractions that will put you in the middle of the Star Wars action:

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run  — In this totally immersive attraction, the experience begins with the queue, as you wind your way through passages that give you an up-close look at what was once called “the fastest hunk of junk” in the galaxy.

Millennium Falcon pictured under development for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Stars Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  (Disney Parks)

You eventually encounter a new character, an animatronic Hondo Ohnaka, who gives you your “mission.” You eventually board the Millennium Falcon and will have the chance to either pilot the craft or serve as a gunner or flight engineer.

After your thrilling flight, you’ll then have the chance to explore Batuu further.

Smugglers Run
The famous “chess room” inside Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (Joshua Sudock/Disney Parks)

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance — This new attraction is billed as “one of the most advanced and immersive experiences ever undertaken by Walt Disney Imagineering.” In this attraction, you’ll have the chance to board a Star Destroyer and join a battle against Darth Vader’s grandson, Kylo Ren, and the First Order.

Disney guests will traverse the corridors of a Star Destroyer on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance – including a face-off with Kylo Ren. (Joshua Sudock/Disney Parks)

You’ll also visit a hangar with two impressive AT-AT walkers. Actors Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Jon Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaacs (Poe Dameron) and Daisy Ridley (Rey) all play a part in this experience, as well!

AT-AT Walkers in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Food and Drink

To add to your fully immersive experience as a visitor to the planet Batuu, there are several places to grab an “out of the this world” bite to eat or a drink.

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo –  The chef at Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana, Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs, now brings his traveling diner “Tuggs’ Grub.”

Ronto Roasters Concept Art  ©Disney

Ronto Roasters –  An old podracer engine and a former smelter droid, 8D-J8 serve up tasty Ronto fare — whatever that is!

Milk Stand – Offering both blue and green milk, from the Bubo Wamba Family Farms.

Blue Milk and More!    ©Disney

Kat Saka’s Kettle – A street market stall sellling “Outpost Mix” (which is really a blend of sweet, savory and spicy popcorn).

Shopping

The Black Spire Outpost may be a place for smugglers, but legitimate shoppers have plenty of stores and market stalls to visit.

Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – This location sells and buys rare and unique items from across the galaxy.

Savi’s Workshop

Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers – This store has its own interesting backstory, with the Gatherers, a group whose members have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of Jedi lore and the Force.  This is place where you can customize your own lightsaber!

Droid Depot – Construct your own astromech droid and take it home!

First Order Cargo – The First Order officers have brought in crates of gear, uniforms and other supplies that you can have for your very own.

Resistance Supply – A makeshift stall that supplies Resistance uniforms, pins, badges, hats, helmets, jackets, maps, tools, training supplies, food rations and other items.

Toydarian Toys

In addition, there are market stalls, adding to the street atmosphere:

  • Toydarian Toymaker (toys)
  • Creature Stall
  • Black Spire Outfitters (clothing)
  • The Jewels of Bith (accessories)

Play Disney Parks App

Finally, the Play Disney Parks App will add to the entire Galaxy’s Edge experience by tying to the attractions and other aspects of the Black Spire Outpost.

As we said earlier, we’ll have MUCH more on all the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge offerings as the day goes on, so please check back often!

In the meantime, let us know how you feel about all this new Galaxy’s Edge detail by leaving us a comment below!

And check out some of our other posts about this new land that has us SUPER excited:

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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