Star Wars fans will finally be able to immerse themselves in the remote world of Batuu, the setting for Disney Parks’ highly anticipated Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. The new Star Wars land opened its doors to the public at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California on May 31 and the one in Orlando is up for August 29, 2019.
So what will the new land hold?
The new 14-acre lands are set on Batuu, a new planet not yet seen on film, and are expected to attract record crowds. The attractions, estimated to each cost about $1 billion, promise to bring many Disney park veterans back for.
In addition to rides and shops, Galaxy’s Edge has intergalactic cantina dining experiences with themed food and drinks. The Star Wars – themed areas features Oga’s Cantina, a restaurant meant to resemble the space cantinas seen in movie instalments like 1977′s “Star Wars: A New Hope” and 2015′s “The Force Awakens.”
This theme park is loaded with exclusive merchandise ranging in price from a few dollars to a few hundred and beyond. The park caters primarily to adult Star Wars fanatics who won’t mind dropping serious Earth currency on customized merchandise.
At the Star Wars-themed shops, guests can do things like construct their own astromech droids at Droid Depot, or customize their own lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers. And of course there will be Star Wars themed products for sale, like a C-3PO toy that “complains if you pop his head off and reattach it the wrong way,” according to reports.
One that really caught our attention is the custom R-series droid which comes with a hefty price tag of $25,000.
The Droid Depot warehouse is full of moving droid parts where you can build your very own R- or BB- series astromech droid at $100. You have an option of buying pre-assembled droids as well with the price depending on the droid in question.
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The custom R- series droid comes with a carry box and instructions manual. Various personality- affiliation chips and other accessories are available on additional charges. The minimum age for this is 3 years and above. The experience area is limited to the builder and one guest only. It is advisable that at least one person must be above 14 years.
Disney says the new attractions are “the largest and most technologically advanced single-themed land expansions ever in a Disney park.”