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Star Tours Gives Guests First Peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Planet at Disney Parks

Scott Trowbridge

by , Portfolio Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

This morning, guests on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue boarded Starspeeders at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park to discover a thrilling new journey to the farthest reaches of space and found themselves landing unexpectedly on a planet in the outer rim of the Star Wars galaxy – a planet known to C-3PO, and now to us, as Batuu.

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.

As the Creative Executive on these projects working alongside so many talented Imagineers and Lucasfilm partners, I look forward to sharing more updates from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as we further explore the stories and adventures you’ll be invited to discover when our new lands open in 2019.

Comments

  • Very cool to hear that the planet has a name. Thanks for this update. 🙂

  • At Disneyland Paris too this afternoon. And it is Amazing !!!

  • This is amazing!! So excited this is happening! Can’t wait to visit Batuu on Star Tours in Jan!

  • I can’t wait to check this out!

  • Thank you Disney for always adding something new and exciting to the parks. That’s why we became DVC members a few years ago. We knew we would always want to return often to see what the Imagineers have been up to. I’ve been coming to Disney since 1973 and my wife and I honeymooned there in 1981. Keep up the good work!

  • So, Batuu is kind of like a space Radiator Springs. A once thriving town, now forgotten when the new hyperspace interstate was put in. They do kind of diverge with the whole smugglers and rogue traders thing though.

  • Saw it today at Disneyland Paris. Sadly fully in French by now. Before it was at least English/French Mashup so you could sort of understand.
    Any reason why this changed? All the pre show, security instructions etc are still bilingual as usual.

  • Can’t wait to explore Batuu in 2019! Disney will have a job to get guests to leave at closing time!