Iconic Ships and Other Vehicles Feel Right at Home in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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Starships and other vehicles play integral roles in Star Wars stories, almost becoming characters all their own. That’s why in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the planet Batuu’s landscape is populated with all manner of transportation vehicles, from iconic ships to small, utilitarian speeders.

With both the Resistance and First Order making encampments on the planet, the evidence of their arrival is all around Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including several starfighters and transport shuttles. But Black Spire Outpost is also a community full of residents just trying to go about their daily lives, so their transportation is represented, as well.

As guests explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the presence of these ships and vehicles – built at full scale – becomes yet another layer of immersive storytelling that deepens engagement with the land. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens May 31, 2019, at Disneyland Park in California and Aug. 29, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.*

A-wing Starfighter

Location: Resistance Mobile Command Post

With its sleek arrowhead shape, streamlined cockpit and massive twin engines, the A-wing suggests raw speed. Used first by the Rebel Alliance and now the Resistance, it is well suited for quick strikes.

First Order TIE echelon

Location: Docking Bay 9 (First Order Encampment)

A new assault vehicle in the TIE (twin ion engine) series, this echelon shuttle is used by the First Order mainly for small troop and cargo transport.

Landspeeders

Location: Black Spire Station

There are two models of speeders in for repairs in the garage at Black Spire Station: an X-34 model, similar to one Luke Skywalker uses in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” and a Jakku speeder, built from scavenged parts.

Millennium Falcon

Location: Spaceport

Once flown by iconic smuggler Han Solo and his Wookiee first mate, Chewbacca, the Millennium Falcon is sometimes lovingly referred to as “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.” The YT-1300 Corellian freighter is currently being loaned to Hondo Ohnaka, the former pirate who owns and operates Ohnaka Transport Solutions.

Sienar-Chall Utilipede-Transport

Location: Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs uses this modified shuttle as a mobile kitchen and restaurant, jumping from one planet to the next as a “traveling diner for diners traveling.” It is currently atop Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, turning the hangar into a dining establishment in Black Spire Outpost.

X-wing Starfighter

Location: Resistance Mobile Command Post

A versatile ship balancing speed and firepower, the X-wing is a nimble starfighter used in dogfights first by the Rebel Alliance and now the Resistance. Its name comes from the “X” its four wings create when they’re locked in attack position.

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*Reservations required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from May 31 to June 23 at Disneyland Park in California. Theme parks, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences are subject to capacity.

 

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