PHOTO - New mission on Star Tours gives a first look at Batuu, the planet to be featured in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

Nov 17, 2017 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Guests riding 'Star Tours - The Adventures Continue' are now getting a first look at the planet of Batuu - found in the outer rim of the Star Wars galaxy.

According to Walt Disney Imagineering's Scott Trowbridge:

This remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe haven for those intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order. While Batuu may be new to us, it is clearly already familiar to many characters from the Star Wars saga as a stepping off point for epic adventures. 

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Article Posted: Nov 17, 2017 / 11:06am EDT
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Surferboy56717 hours ago

Not sure if this has been discussed but the latest episode of “One Day at Disney” on Disney + features Jake. The droid that I am assuming was to be put into Galaxy’s Edge. They even acknowledge the whole kids putting their hands on him thing.

Supreme Leader9 days ago

I love that they are doing a poll 😂 But where are Leia and Rey's? 🤔

DCBaker9 days ago

"In celebration of this announcement, I’m excited to announce that, beginning today fans can vote for which legacy lightsaber they would hope to see offered at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. That’s right, Dok is always looking to expand his offerings and this is your chance to tell us what you hope his next acquistion might be! Legacy lightsabers are modeled after the lightsabers of some of the most heroic, iconic, mythical and sinister figures in the Star Wars galaxy. This list includes legends from Luke Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano to Darth Vader and Darth Maul. Found inside Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, twelve unique legacy lightsabers have been offered to date. Today, you have a chance to share your opinion about what you hope to see added to Dok’s collection! Make your choice from these 6 options, all legendary in their own right — Anakin Skywalker, Kanan Jarrus, Qui-Gon Jinn, Cal Kestis, Ezra Bridger and Lord Corvax." https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/09/vote-for-the-next-legacy-lightsaber-in-celebration-of-products-direct-from-star-wars-galaxys-edge-coming-to-shopdisney-disney-springs-and-downtown-disney-district/?CMP=SOC-DPFY20Q4wo0917200008A

RSoxNo117 days ago

The discussion was also going on in another thread. I believe Disneyland opened without equity actors and WDW is using at least 1 equity actor. Hopefully someone can confirm.

Jones1417 days ago

WDW’s have been Equity from the beginning. Disneyland’s aren’t covered by a union as far as I know, though.

RSoxNo117 days ago

I don't mean to question you here, but I don't believe they used equity actors at the outset. I would certainly welcome the change if true.

MisterPenguin17 days ago

I'd like Calculon to the be the droid that walks us through the light saber experience. Now *there's* drama!

ImperfectPixie17 days ago

Thank you! :)

wdwmagic17 days ago

I believe so

ImperfectPixie17 days ago

Do we know if they'll be using equity actors for the experience?

LieutLaww18 days ago

that's not how the force works

DCLcruiser18 days ago

or a force field...

MisterPenguin18 days ago

Pictures show using every other work station. I would have thought they would've gone with plexiglass dividers.