Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge takes guests to Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu. Black Spire Outpost is the largest settlement on the planet and is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space. It is a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful (and notorious) characters.
It is best known for its aesthetics, the petrified remains of ancient trees that now stand guard across the river valleys. To the early settlers of Black Spire Outpost, the petrified spires became more than landmarks, they were the heart of the outpost itself.
Galaxy’s Edge is split into two sides with a hub/conflict zone in the middle. The Resistance/Rebels are on the west side of the land lined with hundreds of lush trees and forest. The First Order appears to have a performance stage and other props on the east side. The two rides, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise o the Resistance occupy much of the north side of the land, while the middle serves as the trading port’s hub with a merchant area and marketplace.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run puts guests behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon as a pilot, gunner or engineer on a dangerous transport mission for space pirate, Hondo Ohnaka.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – Opening later this year, an Epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs has traveled throughout the galaxy following his longtime gig as the chef at Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana and brings exotic flavors and unusual dishes to his traveling diner “Tuggs’ Grub.”
Ronto Roasters – A recycled podracing engine fires up a spit of exotic meats, meticulously turned by a former smelter droid, 8D-J8. Guests can even sample some of the tasty Ronto fare.
Milk Stand – The place to go to get your farm-fresh blue milk or green milk, direct from Bubo Wamba Family Farms.
Kat Saka’s Kettle – One of the many street market stalls, this grain vendor sells the ever-popular Outpost Mix (sweet and salty popcorn snack with a hint of spice).
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – For those in the know, Dok-Ondar is the Ithorian you seek for selling and buying rare and uniquely-valued items from across the galaxy and spanning all eras.
Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers – Guests come to the workshop to meet with the Gatherers – a secretive group of people who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of Jedi lore and the Force. The workshop Master guides guests to customize and build their own unique lightsabers, and instructs them on the ways of the Jedi.
Droid Depot – Visitors to Mubo’s workshop can choose parts and construct their own individual astromech droids to accompany them on their journey, and then take them home with them.
First Order Cargo – A spaceport hangar bay serves as the temporary base and landing spot for the First Order. First Order officers have brought in crates of gear, uniforms and other supplies to win the hearts and minds of locals and visitors to Black Spire Outpost.
Resistance Supply – Resistance members and local sympathizers oversee a makeshift stall that supplies Resistance uniforms, pins, badges, hats, helmets, jackets, maps, tools, training supplies, food rations and other items.
There are also several market stalls which sell a variety of merchandise such as:
- Toydarian Toymaker (toys)
- Creature Stall (interesting critters that you can take home with you)
- Black Spire Outfitters (clothing)
- The Jewels of Bith (accessories and other trinkets to treasure)
The area currently occupied by Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was previously home to the Studio Backlot Tour, The Streets of America and Lights, Motors Action.
The planet of Batuu was first introduced in the Star Wars Universe on November 17, 2017 as an update to Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
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