Everything Star Wars at Walt Disney World!

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Are you a Star Wars fan looking forward to experiencing all that the galaxy has to offer at Walt Disney World? Look no further as I guide you through all things Star Wars!

Galaxy’s Edge is set on the outer rim planet of Batuu in the village of Black Spire Outpost.  It was once a traveler stop but now it has turned into a spot for smugglers and rogues. The struggle between the Resistance and First Order has arrived to the planet to defend their battle.  Be sure to brush up on your Batuuan language skills such as Bright Suns for Hello and ‘Til The Spire for Goodbye and Cargo Slip for a Receipt as the inhabitants often use these terms.

Lay of the Land

Take a few minutes to look over the map for an understanding of how Hollywood Studios and  Galaxy’s Edge is laid out. There are two entrances to Galaxy’s Edge – one off of Grand Avenue and the other from Toy Story Land. If it is your first time visiting Galaxy’s Edge I recommend entering through the Grand Avenue entrance. This will give you a gradual entrance to the land to  take in all things Star Wars!

Entering from Grand Avenue will take you through a tunnel and as you emerge you will realize  that you’ve been transported to Batuu by the sites and sounds of the forest. You may even hear a TIE fighter or X-Wing fly overhead!

In this Resistance area the Rise of the Resistance attraction will be on your left. As you keep walking you’ll have the opportunity to get a photo with a Speeder or X-Wing. Don’t miss the small Resistance kiosk shopping area near the X-Wing.

As you get deeper into Black Spire Outpost you’ll approach the Market Area with quick service dining. At the intersection near Savi’s Workshop turning left up the stairs or going straight towards Droid Depot will take you to the First Order Area. This are has the Millennium Falcon, Savi’s Workshop for Lightsaber building and the blue and green milk stand!

Resistance characters such as Rey, Chewbacca or even the spy Vi can be found near Droid Depot above the speeder garage. If the First Order is where your loyalty lies then head to the TIE Fighter platform near the milk stand to see Kylo Ren and Stormtroopers.


In addition to Star Tours, which has been a staple attraction since 1989,  Galaxy’s Edge brought two additional attractions, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Star Tours is a 3D motion simulator that takes you through a variety of scenes from the iconic movies when your Starspeeder accidentally starts moving and you are forced to protect a rebel spy on board.

Smuggler’s Run let’s you fly on Han Solo’s fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. You are assigned a job and tasks to execute a mission through space. You are placed into the cockpit as a pilot, engineer or gunner and you must work together as a team to . How well you perform as a team determines the length of your ride!

Rise of the Resistance is one of the most sought after attractions utilizing a virtual queue. You are tasked by Rey to meet with General Organa at a secret base to assist the Resistance and ultimately  you are placed in the middle of a battle between the Resistance and First Order!

Don’t miss out on the Play Disney Parks app where you can access the Star Wars: Datapad to explore Batuu by translating, scanning objects to discover precious cargo and even hack devices, control panels and droids! You’ll have the chance to complete jobs and collect digital rewards in return such as galactic credits, ship schematics and more!

Star Wars Photo Ppportunities

  • Giant AT-AT outside of Star Tours
  • C-3PO and R2-D2 inside Star Tours
  • In front of the Millennium Falcon, X-Wing , Speeder or TIE Fighter
  • Seated at the Dejarik table inside the Millennium Falcon
  • Toy Story exit of Batuu – Grogu may make a PhotoPass magic shot appearance!
  • PhotoPass near Docking Bay 7 for a Super Zoom photo of Black Spire Outpost
  • In the middle of the Rise of the Resistance attraction you’ll come across the iconic Stormtrooper room – be sure to snap a selfie here!
  • Selfies with the characters

Star Wars Shopping

Definitely spend some time in the Black Spire shopping areas. There are so many details in each of the stores and unique souvenirs to take home!

  • Tattoine Traders at the exit of Star Tours sells a little bit of everything Star Wars
  • Marketplace Shops – Support the local Batuu economy by shopping at a Toymaker, Creature Stall, Jewelry Shop – this often has a virtual queue so be sure to join by scanning the QR code at the entrance!
  • Resistance Supply – Purchase resistance accessories and join the cause to defeat the First Order!
  • Droid Depot – Select droid parts from a conveyor belt, assemble and activate your own droid to take home!
  • Savi’s Workshop – Build your own custom lightsaber using the traditions of the Force.
  • Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – Find rare and unique artifacts such as legacy light sabers, holocrons and Kyber Crystals. It’s worth taking a step inside just to see artifacts from the galaxy!
  • First Order Cargo – Show your allegiance with First Order gear
  • You can also feel the force at Disney Springs by visiting the Star Wars Galactic Outpost and Star Wars Trading Post shops.


Dining does not disappoint on Batuu. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or some drinks on the town

  • Oga’s Cantina – be sure to make an advanced dining reservation to sip on some local beverages!
  • Docking Bay 7 – this counter service location offers galactic favorites such as ribs and Tip Yip (chicken).
  • Ronto Roasters – grab one of these grilled sausage or pork wraps!
  • Milk Stand – will you choose blue or green milk?
  • Popcorn and Drink Carts – don’t miss purchasing a specially designed Coke, Sprite, Diet Coke or Dasani water!

Have you been to Batuu? What do you like the best? Michele and her family are avid Star Wars fans who celebrate everything Star Wars whenever they can! Click here to connect with Michele via email or to request a free quote.



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