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Encounter the First Order and Heroes of the Resistance During Your Visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

While living your adventure in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you are likely to come across some familiar faces as you explore the planet of Batuu and Black Spire Outpost. Batuu is a far-flung destination along the galaxy’s Outer Rim, on the frontier of Wild Space – the uncharted region at the edge of the galaxy. The planet is home to Black Spire Outpost, an infamous port for smugglers, traders and adventurers wishing to avoid any unnecessary entanglements with the First Order, and in the ancient ruins outside Black Spire Outpost, locals report sightings of individuals associated with the Resistance.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Stormtroopers

Recently arrived First Order Stormtroopers bring a new presence throughout Black Spire Outpost, patrolling the area and engaging villagers and travelers alike. Wherever someone goes in Black Spire Outpost, the First Order is always watching! From time to time, Kylo Ren himself may even arrive in Black Spire Outpost, impressing upon its inhabitants the power and strength of the First Order. He consults with the First Order Officer assigned to this trading port and sets out with a contingent of Stormtroopers to interrogate the locals, seeking any Resistance sympathizers. 

The mighty Wookiee, Chewbacca, may be spotted in Black Spire Outpost, rounding up new recruits for the Resistance and helping to establish a temporary base hidden away from the outpost and the prying eyes of the First Order. Vi Moradi, a Resistance spy working under orders from General Organa, makes her way through the area, sharing some of the tricks of her trade and ensuring those she encounters that the Resistance is getting stronger. And as you explore the wooded outskirts of the village, you may also encounter Rey as she greets recruits, champions the Resistance and inspires everyone she meets.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the ultimate Star Wars experience! You can visit now at Disneyland Resort, and it opens August 29, 2019, in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort.


  • Have the Storm Troopers moved from Tommorowland to SWGE now that the new land is open?

    • Victoria – Yes, Stormtroopers for the First Order are now regularly patrolling Black Spire Outpost on Batuu.

  • Chewbacca and his human friend are the most wonderful live character ever played in Disneyland Park. They move around the Resistance side. Fixing all the equipment, x-wing, generators ect. On Tuesday, Chewy and his friend were working on the x-wing. I was hacking a antenna. The human asked if I needed Chewy’s help. I’m a Master Slicer, so it was no problem. That was great!! More walk around characters, please. Rey is awesome too.

    • Mike – Sounds like your mission on Batuu was a success! Thanks for supporting the Resistance.

  • Is there any word on when Rise of the Resistance will open?

    • Fred – Rise of the Resistance is expected to open later this year.

  • I’ve had a few encounters with the First Order and when I first visited Black Spire Outpost I ran into Kylo Ren (or I should say he and one of his Storm Trooper buddies ) and he cut me off while I was walking. Was not expecting it, and the Storm Trooper commented something about looking for me…… and all I could say, directed to Kylo Ren, was “I hope your Father isn’t really dead, comes back, and beats your butt”. The Mom in me just came out, and my granddaughters got such a good laugh, as they watched him step aside and let me pass.

    The Cast are to be commended. They are doing a fantastic job and it really makes you feel like you’re smack in the middle of a Star Wars film.

    Bravo Disney!

    • 🙂

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