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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge update

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is all anyone has been talking about since the announcement made at D23 in 2017.

What with Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge opening June 2019 and Disney World’s opening Fall 2019. It is no wonder people are talking about it.

Disney have released a lot of information over the past couple of days and fans have loved it! From costume designs to food items. Everyones excitement is growing.

The following information was released on D23.com.

Costume and nametags

Cast Members at Disneyland got a sneak peek at what the costumes across Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will look like. It looks like Cast Members will have over 20 different costume looks, and have the option to mix and match pieces as they like to create a unique look.

Food and Beverage costumes have three different styles, with aprons designed to look like sewn together food sacks.

Just like Pandora: The World of Avatar has special name tags to display that they work for ACE, Cast Members on Batuu will have their own design as well! The nametag will display the Cast Member’s name, and then their name in Aurebesh.

Smugglers Run

In Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, guests will climb into the cockpit of ‘the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy’ to take control of the ship, acting in one of three roles: pilot, flight engineer, or gunner.

Rise of the Resistance

The second attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, is one of the most advanced and immersive experiences ever undertaken by Walt Disney Imagineering. As new Resistance recruits, guests will join a climactic battle against the First Order, including a run-in with Kylo Ren. Their journey will take them inside a full-size starship and aboard a nearby Star Destroyer.

Disney Imagineers worked with Lucasfilm Ltd., as well as with directors and producers J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson, to maximize the experience. ‘It’s more than just a ride’, says John Larena, executive creative director, Walt Disney Imagineering. ‘It’s a cinematic immersive experience.’

Food and Beverages

Oga’s Cantina will serve exotic beverages served in unique vessels. Potations with alcohol include Bespin Fizz, Bloody Rancor, Dagobah Slug Slinger, Fuzzy Tauntaun, Jedi Mind Trick, Jet Juice, The Outer Rim, Spriran Caf, T-16 Skyhopper, and Yub Nub; non-alcoholic libations include Black Spire Brew, Blue Bantha, Carbon Freeze, Cliff Dweller, Hyperdrive Punch It!, Jabba Juice, Moogan Tea, and Tarine Tea; and provisions include a Cantina mix. (Just remember, you can’t take these beverages outside the Cantina).

You’ll find Oga lurking in the shadows, and locals know better than to dare cross the proprietor. DJ R-3X, formerly known as Captain Rex, the Starspeeder 3000 pilot droid from Star Tours, now calls Oga’s Cantina his home, where he’s in charge of providing the musical entertainment.

Entrées include the Braised Shaak Roast, featuring beef pot roast with cavatelli pasta, kale, and mushrooms; the Fried Endorian Tip-Yip, a decadent chicken dish with roasted vegetable mash and herb gravy; the Felucian Garden Spread, a plant-based kefta ‘meatball’ dish with herb hummus and tomato-cucumber relish with pita bread, the Ithorian Garden Loaf, a plant-based ‘meatloaf’ dish served with roasted vegetable mash, seasonal vegetables, and mushroom sauce, the Smoked Kaadu Ribs, featuring smoked country sticky pork ribs with blueberry corn muffin and cabbage slaw, the Oven-roasted Burra Fish, featuring Dijon-crusted sustainable fish with mixed greens, roasted vegetables, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds with a creamy green curry ranch dressing, the Oven-roasted Tip Yip, featuring roasted chicken with mixed greens, roasted vegetables, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds with a creamy green curry ranch dressing, and the Yobshrimp Noodle Salad, a marinated noodle salad with chilled shrimp.

Dessert options include a raspberry crème puff with passion fruit mousse, and chocolate cake with white chocolate mouse and coffee custard. Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo has two children’s menu options, fried chicken with macaroni and cheese, and chilled shrimp with vegetables and rice noodle salad (with sweet orange dressing).

Ronto Roasters’ large podracing engine will be firing up a barbecue pit for mouth-watering sandwiches. When customers line up to order, they will encounter a former smelter droid, carefully turning the spit of meats (and complaining about his job). Items include the Meiloorun Juice, the Turkey Jerky, and the Ronto Wrap filled with spiced grilled sausage and roasted pork. Guests will also be able to choose from a variety of exotic non-alcoholic drinks, like the Sour Sarlacc or Tatooine Sunset.

Of course, there will be a Milk Stand offering two local favorites: blue milk, first seen in Star Wars: A New Hope, and green milk, introduced in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The blue milk will be plant-based, allowing more guests to enjoy it.

As far as snacks go, Outpost Mix—a popcorn snack combining savory, spicy, and sweet flavors—will be available to try at Kat Saka’s Kettle.

Merchandise

At Savi’s Workshop, guests are given the opportunity to draw upon the Force as they build their own elegant lightsaber. At the heart of every saber is a kyber crystal, and during a guided tour, each guest will have four options to choose from, Peace Justice (modeled after Jedi from the Republic era), Power Control (a nod to the Sith), Elemental Nature (harnessing air, earth, fire, and water); and Defense (shrouded in mystery).

Inside Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, visitors will find a selection of mysterious and rare items for sale representing different eras of the Star Wars galaxy, including ancient Jedi and Sith artifacts, holocrons, lightsabers, and more. As they explore the shop’s nooks and crannies, they will find Dok at his desk, checking his inventory, taking calls, and barking orders at his assistants.

Guests who venture to the Creature Stall will find some fascinating and unusual beasts from all across the galaxy, ranging from the friendly (porgs, tauntauns) to the not-so-friendly (rathtars, wampas). Nearby, you’ll find the Toydarian Toymaker stall, offering items crafted by its namesake alien, first seen buzzing around Anakin Skywalker­ in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. It peddles artisan-style plush characters, wood and tin toys, and instruments.

What are your thoughts? Are you excited for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge? Or are you dreading the larger crowds? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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