Theme park fans learned last year that Disney's new Star Wars land would be set on the new planet of Batuu in the Star Wars universe. And at the Star Wars Galactic Nights event at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida tonight, fans learned more about the Batuu village that will provide the setting of the new land.
Walt Disney Imagineering's story editor for the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land, Margaret Kerrison, revealed that the Batuu village will be named "Black Spire Outpost." Why that name? Scott Trowbridge, WDI portfolio executive for Star Wars, explained:
Widely known for the petrified remains of its once towering ancient trees, the spires now stand guard across the river valleys and plains and have long captured the imagination of travelers to this planet. To the first settlers, these petrified spires became more than just landmarks; they became the heart of the outpost itself.
Here's a first look at Disney's latest concept art for Black Spire Outpost.
The new land will include two attractions, one in which visitors will fly in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon and another featuring battle with between the Resistance and the First Order. Disney is building full-scale AT-ATs and other vessels that will be featured around Black Spire Outpost and in the land's attractions. At 14 acres in each park, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be Disney's largest, most ambitious and most expensive theme park lands to date.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens next summer at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and in late fall of 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort.Tweet
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