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

Filed in: Disneyland News

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 at Disneyland Park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, 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 becomes yet another layer of immersive storytelling that deepens engagement with the land.

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.

AT-AT

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

The All Terrain Armored Transport – or AT-AT walker – is a four-legged transport and combat vehicle used by First Order ground forces. Standing more than 60 feet tall with heavy armor plating, the massive AT-ATs are both intimidating and awe-inspiring when seen in person – such as aboard a Star Destroyer.

Black One                                      

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

Poe Dameron’s original T-70 X-wing starfighter stood out with its signature black-accented paint job. When that ship was destroyed in a battle with Kylo Ren, he acquired another T-70, painted it with similar livery and rechristened it Black One. Poe is stationed on Batuu at the Resistance encampment to help escort new recruits off planet to the secret Resistance rendezvous point.

First Order Fleet Transport

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

Piloted by R5-series astromech droids and programmed with ship schematics and security access codes, these sleek, eight-passenger vehicles offer an expedient way to move First Order troops throughout a Star Destroyer.

First Order Short-Range Evacuation Vehicle

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

In the event of an emergency onboard a First Order Star Destroyer, fleet transports can load into a short-range evacuation vehicle. These escape pods are surface-mounted to the Star Destroyer in groups of four. Once ejected from the ship, the pods use thrusters for maneuvering to safety.

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.

Intersystem Transport Ship (I-TS)

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

Equipped with a hyperdrive, the I-TS is primarily used by the Resistance as a long-haul transport ship. Docked at the Resistance encampment on Batuu, it is an indispensable vessel for moving troops between bases.

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.

Star Destroyer

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

The First Order’s Resurgent-class Star Destroyers recall the massive wedge-shaped warships of the Galactic Empire, but boast more efficient turbolasers powered by kyber crystals. They can also launch starfighters more quickly than their predecessors. A Star Destroyer is in orbit around Batuu as the First Order hunts for the Resistance.

TIE Fighter

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance*

Carried aboard Star Destroyers by the First Order, TIE (twin-ion engine) fighters are single-pilot vehicles designed for fast-paced dogfights. Easily identifiable by their hexagonal vertical wings, TIEs are short-range fighters with powerful weaponry but little in the way of defenses. Their distinctive engine roar can strike fear in the hearts of enemies.

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

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