Characters, Creatures, Droids and Aliens – New and Familiar – Populate Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Filed in: Disneyland News

Star Wars is filled with memorable personalities that populate a dynamic galaxy – from space pirates to mystical proprietors, plus chatty droids and cuddly aliens. Some of those characters join the action at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. Guests who visit the lands discover the presence of creatures and droids who call the planet Batuu home – some in merchant stalls, some in attractions and some as Audio-Animatronics figures. A few characters will meet with guests as they roam the lands.

CHARACTERS

Lieutenant Bek

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

Bek is a Mon Calamari – a humanoid, aquatic species with high-domed heads, webbed hands and large, goggle-like eyes. He is a communications officer for the Resistance, stationed on Batuu to oversee the processing of new recruits. Bek is assigned to a Resistance Intersystem Transport Ship (I-TS) to help recruits make their way off planet and to the hidden Resistance rendezvous point.

Chewbacca

Locations: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Resistance Encampment

A legendary Wookiee warrior and Han Solo’s co-pilot aboard the Millennium Falcon, Chewbacca (“Chewie,” for short) came to Batuu aboard the damaged Falcon. He needs special parts to fix his ship and the Resistance needs fresh supplies, so Chewie made a deal to loan Hondo Ohnaka the Millennium Falcon for a few smuggling runs in exchange for the items he desperately needs.

Poe Dameron

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

A commander in the Resistance starfighter corps, Poe Dameron is one of General Leia Organa’s most-trusted operatives. A decorated X-wing pilot, he is currently stationed at the hidden Resistance encampment on Batuu, where among other duties he escorts transport shuttles off the planet.

Dok-Ondar

Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

A larger-than-life collector of all things odd and hard to find, Dok-Ondar buys, sells and trades valuable items in his intergalactic antiquities shop. The Ithorian is a proud curator, amassing a collection unrivaled in the galaxy. He is also known as the “gatekeeper” of the black market in Black Spire Outpost, so locals know not to cross him. Guests can see him working at his desk, taking inventory and barking the occasional order at his assistants between incoming calls.

Finn

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

FN-2187 (nickname “Finn”) was trained since birth to serve the First Order as a Stormtrooper, but a skirmish on Jakku awakened his conscience and drove him down a different path as a member of the Resistance. Since leaving the First Order, Finn has aided both Poe Dameron and Rey in their quest to defeat their oppressors, as he seems to have a knack for finding – and getting out of – trouble.

Oga Garra

Location: Oga’s Cantina**

This Blutopian crime boss of Black Spire Outpost is a mysterious figure. She is never seen, but is often heard yelling at her servers inside Oga’s Cantina. Her influence stretches throughout the outpost, as her fingers are in every business transaction and she knows everyone coming and going.

The Gatherers

Location: Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers**

As believers in the ways of the Force, the Gatherers are a group of men and women dedicated to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on ancient knowledge. Part of their mission is guiding the next generation of Jedi-hopefuls in building their own unique lightsabers.

General Hux

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

A young, ruthless officer in the First Order, General Hux is a rival of Kylo Ren who eagerly awaits the day the First Order will use its technological superiority to defeat the Resistance. Hux commands his troops from a Star Destroyer in orbit around Batuu.

Vi Moradi

Location: Black Spire Outpost

Vi Moradi is a spy and intelligence officer for the Resistance who traveled to Batuu to scout the planet for its viability as a potential Resistance recruiting station. This strong-willed, hot-tempered, quick-witted woman is trying to stay one step ahead of the First Order while recruiting for the Resistance as she traverses the twisting pathways of Black Spire Outpost.

Nien Nunb

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

A native of Sullust, Nien Nunb was a smuggler who fought first for the Rebel Alliance and now supports the Resistance. An expert pilot, he was Lando Calrissian’s co-pilot aboard the Millennium Falcon when the Rebel Alliance destroyed the second Death Star, flew an X-wing in the Resistance raid on Starkiller Base, and is now piloting the Resistance Intersystem Transport Ship (I-TS) off Batuu.

Hondo Ohnaka

Location: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Established in the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated television series, Hondo Ohnaka is a Weequay pirate turned “legitimate” businessman (although most would call him a smuggler). A rough-around-the-edges rogue, he is always looking out for the next big score. Hondo founded Ohnaka Transport Solutions, which operates out of Black Spire Outpost and specializes in acquiring or delivering restricted items. In Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, he asks guests to help him acquire some prized cargo of importance to both the First Order and the Resistance.  And, of course, Hondo will be pocketing a sizeable profit along the way.

Kylo Ren

Location: Docking Bay 9 (First Order Encampment), Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

The Supreme Leader of the First Order strikes fear in the hearts of his foes with his imposing mask, long dark robe, iconic hilted red lightsaber and notoriously violent temper. As a highly trained, Force-sensitive warrior, Kylo Ren is determined to root out the Resistance and travels to Batuu to search for and destroy any traces he can find.

Rey

Location: Resistance Encampment, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

Sometime after the Battle of Crait at the conclusion of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Resistance hero Rey made her way to Batuu. Here, she leads the recruitment effort for the Resistance by actively inspiring supporters of the Resistance along the galaxy’s Outer Rim.

Zabaka

Location: Toydarian Toymaker

Zabaka is a Toydarian, the flying alien species first seen in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” Her small marketplace stall has thrived in Black Spire Outpost by selling quality toys and through her good relationships with other proprietors in town. Guests can see Zabaka’s silhouette through her workshop window as she goes about her daily business.

CREATURES

Convor

Location: Creature Stall

A popular pet throughout the galaxy, this gold and brown plumed bird was first seen in the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated television series.

Dianoga

Locations: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, Black Spire Outpost Water Fountain

This slimy, tentacled carnivore was first seen in “Star Wars: A New Hope” when it attacked Luke Skywalker in the Death Star trash compactor. When guests stop for a drink at the water fountain in the Black Spire Outpost marketplace, they may see the eye of a dianoga (nicknamed “Tiny”) pop out of the water tank above. Dok-Ondar has a juvenile dianoga in a tank at his shop (nicknamed “Toothy”).

Dokma

Location: Creature Stall

This small, timid creature with a protective shell and two eyestalks was seen in the “Star Wars Rebels” animated television series.

Felucian Fireflies

Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

These glowing creatures are native to the colorful, humid jungle planet Felucia, first seen in “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.”

Fyrnock

Location: Creature Stall

A fierce predator typically the size of a small humanoid, this creature can only survive under the cover of darkness. It lives in a dark crate in the stall, and was seen in the “Star Wars Rebels” animated television series.

Loth-cat

Location: Creature Stall

A sprightly feline that hunts small rodents on the grassy plains of Lothal, this lively animal is known primarily from the “Star Wars Rebels” animated television series. In the stall, guests can see a Loth-cat’s tail sway gently as it sleeps.

Kowakian Monkey-Lizard

Location: Creature Stall

This reptilian creature is a favorite pet for denizens of the galaxy’s underworld, most famously Jabba the Hutt. Guests visiting the stall can see the monkey-lizard’s tail hanging from a cage and occasionally hear its iconic high-pitched laugh, likely recognizing it from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.”

Momong

Location: Creature Stall

Also known as a Trandoshan monkey, this species of primate lives in trees and was seen in the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated television series. Guests can see its tail as it hangs from a cage in the stall.

Mynock

Location: Oga’s Cantina

These “beastly things” are bat-like parasites that chew on the power cables and energy conductors of starships, as seen in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” In Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests may spy a mynock that’s pickled in one of the tanks inside Oga’s Cantina.

Ollopom

Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

A short, gentle rodent found in the Gungan Swamps of Naboo (sometimes mistaken for a plant).

Profrogg

Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

This large rodent forms complex underground burrowing systems called “towns.” It has horns, a snout, sharp incisors and powerful claws used for defense and digging. Guests can see a taxidermic profrogg in Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.

Puffer Pig

Location: Creature Stall

A mammalian species capable of sniffing valuable minerals makes puffer pigs vital to smugglers, as seen in the “Star Wars Rebels” animated series. When frightened, it inflates to massive proportions. Guests will see its eyes and hear its grunts and snorts inside the Creature Stall.

Sarlacc

Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

This dangerous carnivore can grow to 100 meters long and likes to bury itself in sand – leaving only its massive mouth exposed to the surface, as seen in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” Dok-Ondar keeps his infant sarlacc in a special tank that simulates arid atmospheric conditions.

Swamp Slug

Location: Oga’s Cantina

Native to the bogs of Dagobah, this creature has thousands of teeth capable of grinding up plants and animals – but not necessarily droids, as R2-D2 fortunately discovered in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” Those keeping a close eye will find a swamp slug in one of the cantina’s tanks.

Wampa

Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

This large, white, furry, carnivorous predator hails from the ice planet Hoth. It often sneaks up on prey prior to attack, as experienced by Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” Dok-Ondar has a taxidermic wampa in his collection.

Womp Rat

Location: Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

This pest is native to Tatooine, and as Luke Skywalker noted in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” it isn’t much bigger than two meters. Guests can see a taxidermic womp rat in Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.

Worrt

Location: Creature Stall, Oga’s Cantina

A carnivorous amphibian typically found in the sand dunes of Tatooine, it famously made a brief cameo outside Jabba the Hutt’s palace in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” It waits for unsuspecting rodents or insects to pass by, then whips its long tongue out to snatch prey. At
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests can observe a worrt alive in one of the cantina’s tanks.

DROIDS

8D-J8

Location: Ronto Roasters

As a former smelter droid, 8D-J8 was reprogrammed to do one thing: turn the meats on the spit at Ronto Roasters, ensuring they are cooked to perfection.

BB-8

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

A skittish but loyal astromech, BB-8 accompanies Poe Dameron on missions for the Resistance, helping keep his X-wing in working order. The droid also met Rey in the desert on Jakku and helped her locate Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. BB-8 is now helping both Rey and Poe at the hidden Resistance encampment on Batuu.

DJ R-3X

Location: Oga’s Cantina

This former Star Tours pilot droid, known as “Rex,” crash landed on Batuu and was reprogrammed into a DJ by Mubo at the Droid Depot***. Mubo gave Rex to Oga Garra to pay off a debt, and “DJ Rex” now provides the musical entertainment inside Oga’s Cantina – and he’s still as chatty as ever.

First Order R5-Series Astromech

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

R5s are a variation on the popular astromech series of droids, versatile utility robots generally used for the maintenance and repair of starships and related technology. The R5s’ somewhat churlish personalities tend to make them prone to bickering with other droids. The First Order uses black R5s to pilot troop transports aboard the Star Destroyer in orbit above Batuu.

R5-P8

Location: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

This sassy droid is Hondo Ohnaka’s most capable astromech and serves as an automated repair mechanic on the smuggler’s many starships. He calls Hondo out on many occasions, always keeping the pirate on his toes.

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* Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens Jan. 17, 2020, at Disneyland Resort.

 ** Oga’s Cantina and Savi’s Workshop now offer advance reservations, which are highly recommended. Additional reservations will be made available each day at 7:00 am PST for visits that day, subject to availability.  Guests will need to check availability and make reservations online at Disneyland.com/Cantina or Disneyland.com/SavisWorkshop or through the Disneyland mobile app. Separate Disneyland Park admission is required.

       

*** Reservations for Droid Depot can be made in advance at Disneyland.com or through the Disneyland mobile app. A valid accepted credit card number is required at the time of booking, and guests will need to check availability. Droid Depot may also accommodate walk-ins each day, subject to availability. Separate Disneyland Park admission is required.

 

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