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Attraction Spotlight – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The immersive land of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in August 2019. This was the second iteration of the Star Wars universe to open at a Disney Park, with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening only months earlier at Disneyland Resort in California in May 2019.

The land encompasses 14 acres (5.7 ha) and is set in the village of Black Spire Outpost, on the remote frontier planet of Batuu, and features a range of attractions, shops, restaurants and entertainment. Explore the Outer Rim planet and see why it was a main trading port before lightspeed took it off the main pathway through the galaxy, and why it is now a popular place for smugglers and all the other interesting people. Here you can come in contact with some of your favourite characters from both the First Order and the Resistance – including Kylo Ren, Rey, Chewie, and even Din Djarin and Grogu! From today, 23 August 2023, you may also run across Ahsoka!


Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it would be like to pilot the Millennium Falcon – the fastest ship in the galaxy that can make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs – now’s your chance! Famous smuggler, Hondo Ohnaka is looking for a crew to deliver some questionable items to his clients, he’s so desperate you don’t even need any experience!

Be a part of a 6-person crew as you all take on operating the Millennium Falcon to get the job done. Your success depends on you and your crew, as you are actually in control! When you press buttons or turn dials you affect the outcome of the mission, so make sure to pay attention in your on-the-job training!

Ride stats:

Min. Height: 97cm (38in), Lightning Lane included in Genie+, Ride type: interactive motion simulator

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Join the Resistance and help Rey, BB-8, and their crew escape the grips of the First Order and Kylo Ren! This unique, thrilling ride will have you dodging Stormtroopers, escaping the clutches of Kylo Ren, and crash landing in the Resistance base!

Ride stats:

Min. Height: 102cm (40in), Individual Purchase Lightning Lane, Ride type: Multi-platform - trackless dark ride, walk-through, motion simulator, and drop ride system


Star Wars: Datapad on Play Disney Parks Mobile App

Download the Play Disney Parks mobile app and your phone will transform into a galactic datapad to enhance your stay in the Black Spire Outpost. Choose a side – Resistance or First Order – and pick up jobs and and rewards as you move around the outpost. Translate the variety of languages displayed around the place, including the Aurebesh signage, scan objects to discover precious cargo, and you can tune into secret communications! Your datapad can also help you hack into—and interact with—select devices, control panels and droids.

Custom merchandise and shopping

Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers

Join Padawans past and future and take part in the highly secretive and special ceremony of building your own lightsaber! Choose your hilt, blade, and the all-important Kyber crystal – choose from red, blue, green, or violet.

This experience costs US$249.99 per lightsaber +tax and must be booked in advance via the website or app. Age recommendation: 5 years +

Droid Depot

Everyone in the galaxy needs a good astromech droid to make life easier! At the Droid Depot, you build your new BB-series, or R-series sidekick from scratch. Once you’ve built your buddy, it’ll be activated and paired with a remote control so you can watch it come to life!

This experience costs US$119.99 per astromech droid unit + tax and must be booked in advance via the website or app. Age recommendation: 3 years +

Other shopping opportunities

If you’re after some cool new threads, jewellery, toys and other galactic treasures there is a range of eclectic shopping opportunities all throughout Batuu – including First Order Cargo, Resistance Supply, Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, Black Spire Outfitters, Creature Stall, Toydarian Toymaker


Oga’s Cantina

No trip to Black Spire Outpost is complete without a visit to the local cantina of course! It’s a great place for a drink on a warm day, or a light bite to keep up your energy! Enjoy the eccentric musical tastes of your DJ R-3X, a former Starspeeder 3000 droid pilot. Oga’s specializes in fantastical drinks sourced with ingredients from across the galaxy and enticing concoctions that will delight even the youngest crew members. To order selections with alcohol, like the Jedi Mind Trick cocktail, they will need to see your identification.

Advanced bookings through the website or app are highly recommended but not essential – space is limited and popular so booking ahead is the best way to go. Meals and drinks at Oga’s Cantina are not accepted on the dining plans. Alcoholic beverages are limited to guests over 21 years.

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

The best place for a meal in Black Spire Outpost where you can sample dishes made from ingredients sourced from all over the galaxy. This family friendly restaurant is great for everyone and is well-priced so make sure to come on in and have a bite!

Meals and drinks at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo can be included in your dining plan. Advanced bookings are not required, and this restaurant has mobile ordering.

Other dining experiences

Stay hydrated with some yummy blue or green milk at the Milk Bar, grab a quick bite with roast ronto (pork) or other yummy snacks at Ronto Roasters, or sample some flavourful speciality popcorn snack at Kat Saka’s Kettle!


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