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Friday, November 17, 2017

Disney releases details on Batuu, the planet featured in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:46 AM

click to enlarge Batuu - PHOTO VIA DISNEY
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This morning Disney released a few interesting tidbits about the new planet featured in the upcoming Stars Wars land at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

According to Disney's official blog, guests riding "Star Tours - The Adventures Continue" will now get a first look at the planet of Batuu, which is also the location for the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge coming to Hollywood Studios.



Batuu is described as follows:
"This remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe haven for those intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order. While Batuu may be new to us, it is clearly already familiar to many characters from the Star Wars saga as a stepping off point for epic adventures."
Star Wars:Galaxy's Edge is expected to open in 2019. 

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