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Building Batuu: Explore Black Spire Outpost with Your Star Wars: Datapad through the Play Disney Parks App

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by , Portfolio Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

When visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, travelers will be able to interact with the land in a way unlike anything they’ve seen before in a Disney park, and will be able to play on their Star Wars: Datapad for a landwide interactive experience through the Play Disney Parks mobile app. Through the app, visitors will be able to turn their mobile device into their own Datapad and within it will find several tools at their disposal to use while exploring the planet Batuu, and may even uncover some surprises!

Use the “hacking” feature to interact with certain door panels or droids to see their memories, or open your “scanning” tool to peek inside of cargo crates you may spot while walking around. The handy “translation” tool will help you understand Aurebesh (the written language of the Star Wars galaxy) signs throughout Black Spire Outpost, and you can even tap into and decrypt signals from antennas or communications devices and listen to secret messages with the “tuning” feature.

Throughout Black Spire Outpost, the First Order is trying to install surveillance devices in door panels to spy on the Resistance. Use your Datapad to join in “Outpost Control,” a landwide game, and choose to support either side as they vie for a hold on the land. Winners may even find themselves rewarded with galactic credits for their efforts.

Your Star Wars adventure continues when you make your way to get in line at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. While getting ready to board the most famous ship in the galaxy, you can even take on a job for Hondo Ohnaka, the pirate turned “legitimate” businessman operating Ohnaka Transport Solutions out of Black Spire Outpost. Reroute misplaced cargo, learn how to keep your cover under pressure and prep the Falcon for your flight in this in-queue game!

Be sure to download the Play Disney Parks app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store before your visit to check out these exciting features and experiences, available when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at the Disneyland Resort on May 31, 2019, and at Walt Disney World Resort on August 29, 2019! And don’t forget there’s more to explore across both resorts with the Play Disney Parks app. From in-queue games and Disney trivia, to specially curated Apple Music®* playlists and playful ride achievements, there is fun for all to enjoy together.

If you are planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland Resort between May 31 (opening day) and June 23, 2019, a reservation and theme park admission are required. After June 23, 2019, reservations will not be required for visits to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park. Theme parks, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experiences are subject to capacity.

Available for iPhone® and smartphones for Android™.

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Comments

  • Same as above!!! So disappointed that the android version only ever crashes and drains my battery 🙁 I filled out the survey for it so maybe that will help improve it someday.

  • My Play Disney App on my Verizon Android phone doesn’t fully work for things like the Fortune Teller at Disneyland’s Penny Arcade or the Pirate Fortune outside Pirates ride. I’ve downloaded it several times. It works perfectly for everyone with iPhones. I’ve sent it multiple trouble tickets but get nowhere. I’m so disappointed.