Sometimes, you just have to live vicariously.
An embargo has lifted and folks we love to read and watch are dropping details (and shedding a few tears) as they describe their first visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
“Get ready for ALL the Star Wars feels, friends,” wrote ABC’s Clayton Sandell. “Walking the winding streets of the nearly-complete Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu, there’s a key point when you round a corner and see … IT.
“For this longtime Star Wars fan, it’s a moment that packs such power and reverence that suddenly the noisy clatter of a busy construction site seems swept away by a rousing John Williams fanfare.
“Right in front of you sits the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. Not on a screen. Not a toy. This is a full-size Millennium Falcon, in all its grungy glory. So realistic, it looks like it might just suddenly lurch skyward, making a hasty escape while dodging a hail of stormtrooper blaster fire.”
Dan Brooks from StarWars.com added:
I stand there for a moment, trying to hold back tears. The Millennium Falcon is real. Star Wars is real.
Last week, StarWars.com was one of a select few media outlets invited for a three-day behind-the-scenes blowout and walking tour of the site in Anaheim. We attended panel discussions with and talked to Imagineers creating all aspects of the land, got a first look at the creatures and characters you’ll encounter there, and even spent time aboard the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. Stories are everywhere in the land, and it’s truly
And Nerdist’s Amy Ratcliffe tweeted:
And her thread, like all of them, drops a whole lot of knowledge on us.
Here are a few first hot tidbits:
Amy also tweeted links to other important info:
- New info on the rides: http://bit.ly/2T4hmjQ
- What you can eat/drink with lots of pics: http://bit.ly/2tI9Vj7
- What you can buy/build (droids + lightsabers!): http://bit.ly/2tJmAlY
Honestly, I can’t keep up and I have a lot of reading to do. But there’s even more to come:
Imagineer Scott Trowbridge wrote:
Today I’d like to introduce a new series on the Disney Parks Blog called “Building Batuu.” Batuu, as you may know, is the home of Black Spire Outpost, the location you will visit when you arrive at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Over the next several months, we will be providing you with more details about this entire new land, the offerings and attractions and how you can live your own Star Wars adventure in a galaxy far, far away.
Look for more of a synopsis from DSNY Newscast soon, but in the meantime: What do you think about all of these details? What are you most excited for on Batuu?
Let us know in the comments below…