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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Marks Its First Anniversary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Aug. 29, 2019, is a day long remembered at Walt Disney World Resort, as it saw the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This past Saturday marked one year since the land’s debut, so DisneyParksBlog joined a crew that traveled to Batuu to see how visitors to this galaxy far, far away spent the day. 

We arrived before dawn to watch a beautiful sunrise over the Millennium Falcon, docked in the Black Spire Outpost spaceport. 

We met many travelers from across the galaxy. Some built their own astromechs in Droid Depot, while others stopped by the garage to check out some landspeeders, explored the outpost’s marketplace or found some fascinating items in Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. One young man even appeared to be sensitive to the Force …

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We also stumbled across members of the Resistance and the First Order who were in Black Spire Outpost. Kylo Ren was recruiting new members of the First Order over at Docking Bay 9. 

Rey and Chewbacca made connections with potential new Resistance members at the outpost’s garage.

And Resistance spy Vi Moradi managed to find a good hiding spot to avoid being seen by First Order Stormtroopers. 

We also enjoyed just wandering through the land to soak in all its spectacular sights – both big and small. 

If you want to see more from Saturday at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, head over to @disneyparksblog on Instagram, where later today Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, will be posting updates from her trip to Batuu this weekend.

And in case you missed it, we recently posted special 360-degree views inside two of the most popular locales in Black Spire Outpost: Oga’s Cantina and Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. Check them out here

Source: DisneyParksBlog

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.