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At the edge of the galaxy so far away
Black was the spire that called me to stay
A beacon for drifters forgotten and lost
The spire summoned those broken and tossed
Come stay here forever or just pass on through
The spirit of the black spire will forever change you

— from promotional preview trading cards

It is a dark time for the RESISTANCE.
Following the devastating Battle of
Crait, the freedom fighters have fled
with General Leia Organa to an
undisclosed location.

Meanwhile, hunted by the FIRST ORDER
and Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, a band
of Resistance supporters has established
a temporary outpost on the remote planet
of Batuu, thanks to scouting by
Resistance spy Vi Moradi.

Here on the Outer Rim, the Resistance
is rebuilding and searching for recruits
to join the cause and help save the
galaxy from tyranny...

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is a themed land in Disney Theme Parks (Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios) that is based on the popular Space Opera franchise Star Wars. Disneyland's version debuted first on May 31, 2019, and the Walt Disney World version opened later on August 29. A version was planned for Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris, but its status is uncertain. Unlike its older predecessor Star Tours, which plays fast and loose with continuity, the land is intended to fit within the current series canon.

Galaxy's Edge is set between the events of The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, and takes place on the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, an Outer Rim planet on the edge of Wild Space. Millennia ago, in the days before the invention of the hyperdrive, it was a common stop for travelers, but has long since settled into a sleepier backwater. However, it was still appealing to pirates, smugglers, and adventurers looking to find a crew. Now, in the midst of the war between the First Order and the Resistance, Black Spire bustles with activity as the Resistance looks for recruits and supplies and the First Order seeks to root them out.

Both versions of the land feature two rides; Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (where guests can "pilot" the Millennium Falcon) and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (a dark ride based on the sequel trilogy in which guests are involved in a battle between the First Order and the Resistance).

The Florida version of the land also included Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, which operated from March 2022 to September 2023. While billed as a hotel, it was more accurately a two-night LARP/Dinner Theater event. This attraction was set aboard the Halcyon, a luxury cruise starship planning a stop at Batuu when it gets caught up in the Resistance/First Order conflict, with the various factions aboard the ship recruiting passengers to aid them.

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Galaxy's Edge:
  • Star Wars: Pirate's Price - End of the Flight of the Falcon publishing campaign that features stories about the Millennium Falcon. Explains how Hondo ended up on Batuu with the Falcon and his past relationship with Han Solo and Chewbacca.
  • Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (comic) - A comic miniseries published by Marvel Comics exploring the origins of various curios in Dok-Ondar's shop while exploring how the Ithorian collector is dealing with the larger First Order presence on Batuu.
  • Star Wars: Black Spire - A novel by Delilah S. Dawson covering the Resistance's arrival to Batuu.
  • Star Wars: A Crash of Fate - A young adult novel by Zoraida Cordova about two teenagers on the run from smugglers and pirates on Batuu.
  • Star Wars: Myths & Legends - A compendium of galactic folktales including two stories set on the planet. Expanded versions were released as a park-exclusive and a Target-exclusive edition.
  • The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook - Featuring in-universe flavor text written by Strono Tuggs, Maz Kanata's former chef that operates a space food truck in the land.
  • Traveler's Guide to Batuu - A guidebook to the park land, written from an in-universe perspective.
  • Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge - A virtual reality game set on Batuu; released in 2020.
    • Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge - Last Call - The sequel, released in 2021.
  • Elee & Me - A children's picture book about the childhood pet of one of Black Spire Outpost's merchants.
  • Target stores featured a line of Galaxy's Edge tie-in merchandise, starting in 2020. LEGO also released a Resistance I-TS Transport set at that time based on Rise of the Resistance, though it's not part of the Target-exclusive line.
  • A The Sims 4 expansion titled "Journey to Batuu" released in September 2020.
Galactic Starcruiser:

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    Galaxy's Edge general tropes 
  • Ascended Extra: Resistance spy Vi Moradi first appeared in the Last Jedi tie-in novel Phasma before becoming one of the major characters in Galaxy's Edge, alongside those from movies and TV.
  • Ascended Meme: There's a whole drink stand dedicated to the infamous blue milk seen in A New Hope (as well as green milk from The Last Jedi).
  • Audience Participation: During the stunt show that was played only once for the press when Galaxy's Edge opened at Disney World, the audience was asked to help Vi Moradi in her efforts to steal First Order data by imitating porg cries, discreetly alerting her to approaching stormtroopers and also distracting them.
  • Battle Cry:
    • The Resistance's battlecry is "Ignite the spark, light the fire!" (which is also used as a Trust Password), calling back to Poe's line in The Last Jedi: "We are the spark that'll light the fire that'll burn the First Order down."
    • The Saja lightsaber trainers on the Halcyon rally their students to the cry of "Together, as one!" This has also become a catchphrase used by fans of Galactic Starcruiser after it closed.
    • Lieutenant Croy, the First Order officer in charge of uncovering the Resistance cell on the Halcyon, leads First Order sympathizers among the passengers in a cry of "For the Order!"
  • Blind Bag Collectables:
    • The kyber crystals provided at Savi's Workshop and sold at Dok-Ondar's are blind-bagged. You can choose the color (which in turn affects the lightsaber sound effects), but the cut and voice lines in holocrons are randomized. Red crystal packages also have a rare chance of containing a black crystal. Possible voices in the Holocrons by crystal color:
      • Blue: Obi-Wan (from A New Hope), Luke (from The Last Jedi).
      • Green: Yoda (from The Empire Strikes Back), Qui-Gon (from The Phantom Menace and The Clone Wars).
      • Purple: Mace (about war), Mace (about diplomacy).
      • White: Chirrut, Ahsoka (Rebels-era).
      • Yellow: Maz, Temple Guard.
      • Red: Darth Vader (discussions about the Sith Code), Maul (Rebels-era), Count Dooku (from The Clone Wars), Chancellor Palpatine (from Revenge of the Sith).
      • Black: Supreme Leader Snoke.
      • For completeness' sake, the Holocrons' defaults with no crystal are Obi-Wan (his message about Order 66 from Revenge of the Sith and Rebels) and Darth Bane; and with the wrong crystal are Yoda (various warnings against the Dark Side) and Emperor Palpatine (from Return of the Jedi). Putting both Holocrons together unlocks messages from the Bendu.
      • The green and red blind-bag assortments originally also had "Magic 8-Ball" crystals as well, with Yoda or Darth Vader, respectively, giving various yes-or-no replies, but these were eventually removed and marketed separately as "Force Guidance Crystals".
    • In 2023, Sith Wayfinders were introduced that could be randomly colored either black (Vader's) or gray (Palpatine's). They can interact with kyber crystals to play back information about various planets in the Star Wars galaxy, and explain the planet's connection to the character associated with the kyber crystal.
    • Dok-Ondar also sells "Mystery Treasures", a blind box containing one of eight miniature replicas of artifacts on the walls of his Den of Antiquities, such as busts of Jedi masters or Din Djarin's helmet. The Droid Depot similarly carries blind-boxed action figures of astromech droids.
  • But Thou Must!:
    • You may be told to keep something (such as the lightsabers from Savi's Workshop or Resistance intel) a secret from First Order patrols. If you somehow blow it or confess, they'll make up some excuse to let you go (such as not believing you).
    • Since Galaxy's Edge takes place after The Last Jedi but before The Rise of Skywalker, characters like Rey and Kylo won't believe you if you tell them plot points from later in the timeline that they shouldn't know yet.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": In Galaxy's Edge, Galactic Starcruiser, and the official cookbook, Earth foods renamed as Star Wars universe animals and plants include the following:
    • Pork = kaadu, ronto, or puffer pig
    • Beef = shaak or bantha
    • Bison = nerf
    • Chicken = Endorian tip-yip
    • Shrimp = yobshrimp or Surabat shrimp
    • Crawfish = Sorgan crawlfish
    • Salmon = redfish
    • Grouper = Kashyyyk whitefish or Burra fish
    • Tomato = red fruit
    • Avocado = green pearberry
    • Potato = tuber
    • Sweet potato = kajaka
    • Parsnip = chokeroot
    • Yucca = topato
    • Pea = greenpod
    • Bell pepper = chando pepper
    • Edamame = wroshyr pod
    • Butternut squash = yellowfruit
    • Banana = long fruit
    • Pepper = black spice
  • Call-Back:
  • The Cameo:
    • The canon characters who can be met wandering around on Batuu include Rey, Finn, Vi Moradi, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca and R2-D2. Even though they don't belong in the sequels' time period, Din Djarin, Grogu, Boba Fett, Fennec Shand, Ahsoka Tano, Hera Syndulla and Chopper, and Sabine Wren appear separately from the sequel characters.
    • A worrt can be seen in the creature shop.
    • A lothcat is sleeping soundly in a cage in the creature shop.
    • In a pipe near a water fountain, one can see the eye of a dianoga occasionally popping up.
    • The Den of Antiquities features a container with an infant sarlacc.
    • When the Falcon returns to Batuu in Smuggler's Run, one of the passing starships is a StarSpeeder 1000.
    • The distinctive helmet and Amban sniper rifle of The Mandalorian are visible hanging on a wall.
    • Likewise, Kazuda's Fireball helmet can also be seen on a shelf display with other helmets.
    • You'll never see Savi and his son at Savi & Son Salvage, but they're the two guys in front of whom your escape pod crashes at the end of Rise of the Resistance.
  • Cool Starship:
    • The Millennium Falcon, of course, which YOU, the guest, can fly on Smuggler's Run. There's also the TIE Echelon, which looks like a cross between a TIE Fighter and Kylo Ren's personal shuttle.
    • Rise of the Resistance introduces the Intersystem Transport Ship, which, design-wise, resembles a cross between the U-Wing and a CR-90 Corvette.
    • The starliner Halcyon, which looks like an enlarged version of a CR-90 Corvette, has been in operation for nearly 300 years. It contains 13 decks' worth of amenities, including a "climate simulator", a nightclub with a full bar, a fairly big lounge to eat meals, and a personal assistance droid who can be contacted from your cabin at any time.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • The Jedi Holocron contains Obi-Wan's warning about Order 66.
    • It's possible that if you buy a red kyber crystal blind bag, you may get a rare obsidian (black) crystal instead, referencing the unique Darksaber featured in The Clone Wars and Rebels and the black crystal ring that Snoke wears.
    • If you put a white kyber crystal in a Jedi Holocron, it might play one of the recordings from Ahsoka, who explains that her white kyber crystals were originally from the Dark Side, referencing the events of the Ahsoka novel. In a few other voice recordings, she'll also mention her departure from the Jedi Order, and how she later became Fulcrum.
    • Corridors in the Resistance base and Ohnaka Transport Solutions have horizontal grooves on the walls, as if they were carved out of the rock with lasers. This resembles the ice corridors in the Rebel base on Hoth.
    • "MREs" sold at Resistance Supply are based on the ration kit that Luke ate from on Dagobah.
    • People who have only seen the movies may find the "Elemental Nature" style of lightsabers from Savi's Workshop to be unusual, but there are precedents for it. The Wookiee padawan Gungi used a Brylark wood grip when building his lightsaber in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Tenel Ka's lightsabers had rancor tooth pommels in the original Expanded Universe .
    • For his appearance in Rise of the Resistance, Finn has his hair grown out slightly compared to The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, into the same style he ended up using in The Rise of Skywalker.
    • The security camera in the Halcyon's brig looks like the ones from the Death Star's detention level in A New Hope, with an array of six rectangular lenses made from Paterson Trident slide viewers.
  • Cosplay: Encouraged within limits. Just like in the rest of the parks, non-medical masks and prop weapons are banned for security concerns (with an exception for obviously-fantastical lightsabers), as are overly-elaborate costumes that can be confused for the ones worn by the park staff (robes, armor, full-body jumpsuits). But beyond that, guests are encouraged to dress the part as someone living in the Galaxy Far Far Away. Galactic Starcruiser even has a fashion show on the schedule where guests can show off their costumes.
  • Covert Group with Mundane Front: Ohnaka Transport Solutions is a cover for Hondo's smuggling operation that also delivers supplies to the Resistance, and Savi & Son Salvage secretly collects lightsaber components. On the Galactic Starcruiser, the First Order boards the ship because they suspect the Halcyon might be cover for a Resistance cell.
  • Creator Cameo: Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo cameos as one of the HoloNet stars you can hear at the park.
  • Design-It-Yourself Equipment: The feature of two of the land's major shops: the Droid Depot lets you build your own R2 or BB droid (or a C1 droid as of 2022), while custom lightsabers can be made in Savi's Workshop.
  • Developer's Foresight:
    • Stick a Sith Kyber crystal in a Jedi Holocron and it'll glow red in patches while Yoda warns you about falling to the Dark Side. Placing a Jedi crystal in a Sith Holocron will trigger a similar message, with Palpatine encouraging to embrace the corruption. Put a Jedi and Sith Holocron together and they'll glow a white light while lines from the Bendu play, referencing Rebels showing what happens if you fuse them together.
    • If you get two lightsabers that make up half of Maul's double-bladed lightsaber, you can attach the hilts together and make it so.
    • If you go on Smuggler's Run or Rise of the Resistance at night, the opening and closing scenes on Batuu will, appropriately, take place at night. Similarly, if you ride during the daytime, then the scenes will occur in the daytime.
    • Depending on whoever's supervising (as this is probably improvised and it would appear that not all crew members do this), if you choose a red kyber crystal, the Gatherers (crew members) at Savi's Workshop will comment that it is an interesting choice and/or that this is a sign you crave power and warns the other lightsiders to keep an eye on them.
    • If the Hondo animatronic isn't working during the Smuggler's Run pre-show, the character is disguised in tarps and he instead appears on screens surrounding the pre show area.
    • Rey's transmission in the queue for Rise of the Resistance includes subtitles in Aurebesh.
    • Since there are multiple paths for the ride vehicles in Rise of the Resistance at the AT-AT hangar, there are two Finn animatronics in the same room, so guests don't miss out on seeing him on either path, and carefully placed where they can't both be seen at the same time.
    • If Kylo's animatronic (the second one encountered at the climax) isn't working, the figure will be hidden from view and guests will be confronted by Kylo’s TIE Silencer instead (encountered through 'window' screens.) The path of the ride vehicles will also change to accommodate the alternate confrontation.
    • The stormtroopers' pre-recorded responses include mocking guests who attempt a Jedi Mind Trick. Similarly, the Mandalorian has a line set up to correct anyone who might use the term "Baby Yoda", and he has a special phrase he uses when he meets children with disabilities: "You and Grogu are a lot alike. You both have gifts you've just begun to explore."
    • If you pilot the Falcon alone during Smuggler's Run, Hondo will comment on it, surprised there is just one pilot on board.
    • The video display windows on all of the Halcyon's cabins, the Atrium and the bridge are all synchronized to provide consistent views of what's happening outside the ship. For example, if the passengers doing bridge training get the mission to jump to lightspeed and retrieve Chewbacca from an escape pod in an asteroid field, passengers in their cabins will see the ship enter hyperspace and emerge surrounded by asteroids.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Black Spire and Dok-Ondar, the Ithorian owner of the Den of Antiquities (who appears in the store as an animatronic), were first mentioned in Solo.
    • Batuu's first "on-screen" appearance was in Thrawn: Alliances, where the planet played a significant role in the story.
    • The planet also appeared before the land's opening in Star Wars Resistance, as the setting of an old family photo of Yeager's.
    • For the Galactic Starcruiser, the Halcyon appeared a few times in Star Wars: The High Republic before the land's launch.
  • Fake Crossover: Starting in 2022, the California version of Galaxy's Edge introduced characters from The Mandalorian and its various spinoffs as walk-around characters, with Din and Grogu also appearing in Florida in 2023. However, those shows take place 30 years before the rest of the land's setting. Disney admits that they're out of place in that regard and their appearances shouldn't be taken as canon, and they ensure that the Mando-era and Sequel-era characters don't interact with one another so as not to really break continuity. At best, it's a Cross Through where the characters probably did pass through Batuu in their own era.
  • Fictional Counterpart: So as not to break the illusion that you're in the Star Wars universe, the various Coca-Cola drinks sold in the land are repackaged in spherical bottles with their labels in Aurebesh.
  • Fictional Currency: In addition to generic "credits" that take the place of regular American dollars, Batuu has its own local currency called "Spira" that takes the form of a hexagonal metal token. (In reality, the Spira acts as a Disney gift card.)
  • Fictional Greetings and Farewells: The local greetings on Batuu are "Bright suns" in the morning, "Rising moons" in the evening, and "'Til the spire" as farewell. Halcyon crewmembers greet passengers with "Good journey" and say "May the stars light your way" as farewell. It's also traditional aboard the Halcyon to toast special occasions with "Ta'bu e tay", which means "Cherish the moment" in Anzellan (the native language of Shug Drabor, the founder of the cruise line, who was of the same species as Babu Frik).
  • Foreign-Looking Font: The English signage is designed to look a bit like Aurebesh. A few of the letters actually are from Aurebesh... but not as the same letter.
  • Greeting Gesture Confusion: Residents of Batuu may sometimes act confused if offered handshakes (regardless that handshakes exist in-universe in the galaxy far far away.)
  • Gameplay and Story Integration:
    • The crew members will temporarily shut down Savi's Workshop (they won't do orders and the line will dissipate) if the First Order comes by.
    • Put the Jedi and Sith holocrons together. Sadly, you don't get any Force visions, so instead, they play lines from the Bendu.
    • The cast member portraying Vi Moradi will hide from the First Order if they're nearby.
    • The first encounter in Rise of the Resistance during the escape is with two investigating droid pods just like the ones guests are in, those two pods being the ones that the next batch of guests are about to get on.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • Savi does NOT sell lightsabers. He only sells his customers "scrap metal." And if those "scrap metal" parts just so happen to coincidentally combine to form a fully functional Jedi weapon, that's not his problem...
    • Cashiers refer to charges like $17.22 (the price of two drinks at the Milk Stand with tax in Anaheim) as "seventeen point two two credits" instead of "seventeen twenty-two".
    • When you buy a "pet" at the Creature Stall, the cashiers refer to the receipt they give you as "adoption papers".
    • Other merchants call receipts "cargo slips". When food service crew tell you your order is ready, or ride operators talk about your personal belongings, they'll also refer to them as "cargo".
    • Purchasing a plush of Grogu at Toydarian Toymaker requires you to refer to him by his name or as "the Child", rather than "Baby Yoda". The Mandalorian will also correct people who call him that and firmly state his name.
  • Interquel: The story of Galaxy's Edge is set between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.
  • Kayfabe:
    • The Disney Parks already indulge in this when it comes to their meet-and-greet characters, but the entirety of Galaxy's Edge was built on supporting the illusion that you're actually in the Star Wars universe. Hence, for example, you won't find any merchandise with explicit Star Wars branding (since the in-universe merchants aren't aware of the franchise they belong to).
    • Galactic Starcruiser ups the ante even more, largely because it's a more controlled environment. Visitors are effectively paying for two full days' worth of participation in a personal Star Wars storyline; trying to treat it as an actual relaxing vacation, while entirely possible, would remove a great deal of the reason for visiting in the first place.
  • Laser Sword: It's Star Wars, of course there are lightsabers. You can build your own at Savi's Workshop, and Dok-Ondar sells replicas of the sabers used by famous Force-wielders like Luke, Ahsoka, Maul, and Kylo Ren. Galactic Starcruiser includes a lightsaber training session in its packages.
  • Loophole Abuse: Merchandise of the Child is highly in demand, but only plushes of it can be sold within Galaxy's Edge, at Toydarian Toymaker, as t-shirts and other merch of it would break the setting's canonicity. Those are sold at a cart just outside of GE's entrance.
  • Militaries Are Useless: First Order Stormtroopers will act suspicious towards guests who display Resistance or Jedi sympathies, but always come up with an excuse to let them go. Conversely, if guests want to support the First Order by ratting out the Resistance characters to the Stormtroopers, the Stormtroopers won't believe them.
  • Mission Control:
    • Hondo on Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run, acting as your guide to operating the Falcon during your flight.
    • Lt. Bek and Finn guide the recruits over the radio during their escape in Rise of the Resistance.
  • Monster Compendium: A smaller-scale real-life version; the Creature Stall distributes Bina's Guide to the Creatures of Batuu to kids, with entries on ten animals found in the outpost. It serves as a scavenger hunt, as kids can go around and get the guide stamped as they find the creatures.
  • Mythology Gag: Captain Rex, from the original version of Star Tours, returns to the Disney Parks as a DJ in the cantina. According to sources, this is a full-fledged Continuity Nod and Star Tours is being taken as canon. Sometimes he'll malfunction and say lines from Star Tours or play the Star Tours announcement jingle.
  • No-Sell: If a guest tries a Jedi Mind Trick on a Stormtrooper, their only response is to mock the visitor as a wannabe Jedi.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Jewels of Bith isn't a jewelry store — it sells souvenirs for Black Spire Outpost itself. If you wanted to buy jewelry, you'll have to go to Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities.
  • Open Secret: In-universe, Savi doesn't advertise his lightsaber services and is just a scrap trader (as that's the sort of thing that would bring the First Order down on you), and guests have to be similarly discreet if they want to get in. Out-of-universe, Disney isn't shy about advertising the lightsaber workshop.
  • Original Generation:
    • While the main draw of Galaxy's Edge, character-wise, is to meet the heroes from the movies like Rey and Chewbacca (or villains like Kylo Ren), new native Batuuan characters such as Oga, Savi, and Dok-Ondar were created for the land.
    • In comparison, nearly the entire cast of Galactic Starcruiser is made up of new characters, though movie characters get involved in the story as well.
  • Palette-Swapped Alien Food: Some of the various food items are oddly-colored to make them look more alien, including the blue and green milk, the blue "Felucian shrimp" served aboard the Halcyon, and Toniray, the teal-colored Alderaanian wine available at Oga's Cantina.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation:
    • Safety regulations such as exit signs remain as they are. In fact, most signage is in English rather than Aurebesh for convenience.
    • In general, technological items for sale aren't as advanced as they would be in Star Wars. Lightsaber blades are physical items that attach to the hilts, droids aren't autonomous and are remote-controlled instead, holocrons don't have holograms and aren't the interactive databases they are in-universe (they just play prepared voice clips), black crystals default to red lightsaber blades since Darksaber-style black energy blades are even less possible than regular glowing ones, and so on. In addition, lightsabers and holocrons can be put together by hand rather than requiring the Force for assembly.
    • The Creature Stall is treated as the Batuu version of a pet store, but it only sells plush toy animals and not real ones.
    • None of the Stormtroopers will attack visitors and First Order officers will be courteous about ensuring guest safety, including on Rise of The Resistance where the passengers are ostensibly prisoners. Lightsabers, droids, or "data pads" (smartphones) brought aboard the First Order ship aren’t confiscated either.
    • The stormtrooper battalion guarding the hangar in Rise of the Resistance is cordoned from guests via safety rails, as letting visitors approach and touch them could risk damaging the animatronics.
    • In Smuggler's Run, the Millennium Falcon's cockpit allows for a maximum of six passengers instead of four. Additionally, the Falcon's turrets can be fired from the cockpit, instead of requiring them to be controlled from a separate gunner's hatch.
    • On the screens behind Hondo when he gives his briefing in Smuggler's Run, guests can see the Millennium Falcon take off from the landing pad outside the building and relocate to a hangar inside the building where the guests will board her. This conceals the fact that no visitors are actually allowed inside the life-size Falcon in front of the Smuggler's Run ride building, which serves only as a "weenie" to advertise the ride. However, Rey and Chewbacca may occasionally go into the life-size Falcon so that they can be seen inside the cockpit.
    • After the parks were permitted to re-open with preventative restrictions due to COVID-19, various changes were made to the attractions. For instance, Rise of the Resistance skips the opening briefing with Rey to cut down the time people stay indoors, cast members playing Resistance and First Order troops wear masks and face shields (though the animatronic humans naturally do not), and transparent dividers were installed inside the Resistance transport and passenger pods. The face characters also do not wander the park and instead merely greet guests from catwalks above.
    • On the Galactic Starcruiser, there are various In-Universe emergencies that occur while staying aboard the ship. In the event of a real emergency, a special announcement is made to indicate that what is happening is not part of the show. Before arriving aboard, a brief safety video alerts guests as to how real emergencies will play out.
    • The climate simulator room on the Halcyon starship can replicate numerous different types of weather but it’s said to be locked on what the weather is on Batuu, because in real life it is of course a courtyard in Florida.
  • Production Foreshadowing:
    • Among the items hanging on the walls in Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities are the helmet and staff-rifle used by the title character of The Mandalorian, placed there before the show's premiere.
    • The TIE Echelon was intended to be this, as it was developed for Episode IX during pre-production under Colin Trevorrow. It was scrapped after Trevorrow exited the film, but remained included in Galaxy's Edge.
    • The Galactic Starcruiser was given some early references in through job postings for the Halcyon in Oga's Cantina, plus one of the songs played in the cantina credited Gaya as the artist before she became one of the Starcruiser's major characters.
  • Product Placement: Coca-Cola products (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Dasani) are sold in special containers that have text reminiscent of the surrounding world. Also, large independent breweries were contracted to make the craft beer sold in Oga's Cantina. The brands are mentioned on the menu but don't have any other references in the area.
  • Racing Minigame: Rey will sometimes gather up kids to play a racing game with mouse droid popcorn holders. Whoever reaches the end without tipping over their droid wins.
  • Retraux: Video monitors around Galaxy's Edge are modern 16x9 flatscreens, with an overlaid frame that makes them look like 4x3 CRTs with a couple of smaller screens on the side.
  • Rooting for the Empire In-Universe: It's entirely possible for guests to tell First Order characters that they support them, receive First Order missions on their Datapads, or demonstrate their allegiance by shopping at the First Order Cargo store.
  • Series Continuity Error: Some aspects of the land reflect things from The Force Awakens, even though they shouldn't be there since the setting is post-The Last Jedi.
    • Kylo Ren wears his helmet in all appearances in Galaxy's Edge, despite the fact that he smashed it in The Last Jedi to represent letting go of the past. In fact, it appears to be completely undamaged, lacking the prominent welding "veins" filling the cracks during its repaired appearance in The Rise of Skywalker. Supposedly this is because Adam Driver did not give Disney the license for his own appearance, having a phobia of seeing himself perform. It also makes the animatronic and meet-and-greet Kylos easier to disguise.
    • Additionally, in Rise of the Resistance Finn is in stormtrooper armor again (explained as part of an infiltration mission) and Poe is piloting an X-Wing that looks identical to Black One, which was destroyed in The Last Jedi, instead of the orange one he used in The Rise of Skywalker.
    • The Millennium Falcon has the rectangular radar dish it had during The Force Awakens, which in the films was lost during the Battle of Crait in The Last Jedi and replaced with a round one by the time of The Rise of Skywalker.
    • The Star Tours ship seen at the end of Smuggler's Run is orange, even though the post-Empire model has typically been depicted as white with blue pinstripes.
      • Justified. The only canon depiction (outside of the original Star Tours) of a white & blue Starspeeder so far is a brief blink and you miss it cameo in the special edition of The Empire Strikes Back. The Starspeeders seen in The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker are orange, suggesting either a few of the old orange ones were kicking around or the white & blue scheme was retired sometime after the fall of The Empire.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness:
    • Characters on Batuu will refer to Earth items this way to make them sound more "spacey", such as calling smart phones "data pads" or taking a picture "scans" or "image capture".
    • In the passenger cabins of Galactic Starcruiser, the hair dryer is called a "thermal blower" and the refrigerator is a "cooling supply unit".
  • Shout-Out:
    • Among the artifacts in the upper level of Dok-Ondar's shop include the head piece of Mola Ram and the Ark of the Covenant.
    • The overarching storyline of Galactic Starcruiser seems to be an homage to Casablanca, with Chewbacca and Rey as Ilsa and Victor, Lt. Croy as Maj. Strasser, Sammie as Rick, and Yoda's holocron as the letters of transit.
    • In the climax of the Galactic Starcruiser story, the way that Kylo Ren dislodges the light fixture in the ceiling of the Atrium until it's just dangling from a cable is a bit reminiscent of the Falling Chandelier of Doom in The Phantom of the Opera.
    • Sheets of paper in Galactic Starcruiser (like restaurant menus and letters to the passengers) have their corners cut off, just like paper in the Battlestar Galactica franchise.
  • Stock Audio Clip: Most of the voice lines from the Holocrons are recycled from the films and TV shows. This is averted by Ahsoka, Mace, the Temple Guard, Darth Vader, and the "Magic 8-Ball" version of Yoda's crystal.
  • Used Future: As is typical for Star Wars, the buildings and streets of Black Spire Outpost are weathered to look like they've been there for centuries. However, this is averted by the interior of the 275-year-old Halcyon, which is justified by it having recently been refurbished to its original condition. The exception is the Halcyon's Engineering Room, which is suitably grimy.
  • Welcome to Corneria: The stormtroopers, Kylo Ren, Boba Fett, and Din Djarin only speak in prerecorded voice lines, controlled through hand gestures and hidden triggers in their suits.
  • You Mean "Xmas": As expected from Disneyland, there is some seasonal merchandise for major holidays, but altered some to fit within Star Wars canon. In addition to the existing Christmas stand-in of "Life Day" (November 17th, the anniversary of The Star Wars Holiday Special's airing), the Pop Culture Holiday of Star Wars Day (May the 4th) is declared "Black Spire Day". When the theme parks hold "Star Wars Nites" after-hours celebrations, this event is referred to inside Galaxy's Edge as "Twin Moons Eclipse".

    Smuggler's Run tropes 
  • Asteroid Thicket: If the Millennium Falcon is heavily damaged throughout Smuggler's Run, the hyperdrive may fail when escaping Corellia and send the ship into the asteroid field orbiting Batuu. The pilots will then be forced to navigate through the field while fighting off First Order starfighters.
  • The Bus Came Back: As the basic story of Smuggler's Run (Hondo cuts a deal with Chewie to borrow the Falcon for smuggling missions to support the Resistance) is considered fully canon, this marks the first canonical appearance of Hondo Ohnaka in the sequel trilogy era.
  • But Thou Must!: If the passengers don't interact with any of the controls throughout the entire ride, the Millennium Falcon will still jump to hyperspace, fire missiles, and capture one coaxium container. This probably counts as an Anti-Frustration Feature, especially if the passengers are small children.
  • Consolation Prize: Being a bad pilot actually allows the riders to see more content — the extra scene in the Asteroid Thicket around Batuu.
  • Easter Egg: With a full six crewmembers' cooperation, riders can activate "Chewie mode", in which only Chewie's voice is heard in voice-over throughout the entire ride, not Hondo.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Inverted. You just get less points if you fail to follow Hondo's instructions rather than crashing the ship if that's what you expected. The worst that happens if you do extremely poorly is that the return trip includes an asteroid field and the Falcon's electronics spark as you leave the cockpit.

    Rise of the Resistance tropes 
  • Bait-and-Switch: Rise of the Resistance deliberately plays with guests' expectations for the traditional "queue section, preshow room, actual ride" setup used by the vast majority of story-heavy Disney attractions.
    • The initial part of the queue sends guests through a traditional winding line into a room where they watch a preshow featuring Rey and BB-8. Instead of opening onto the loading dock for the ride, the room's doors open onto the outdoors, where they board a full-scale model of the Intersystem Transport Ship for the next phase of the preshow.
    • The Intersystem Transport Ship parked at the base has doors on both sides of its hull, and guests enter the vehicle through the right-side doors, before a preshow plays on the interior. Savvy guests will quickly guess that the "vehicle" doesn't actually move and is basically just a hallway between the right-side doors (leading to the outside) and the left-side doors (deeper into the ride building), especially given that Disney has used this exact same "fake elevator" trick multiple times before to simulate motion with a static room interior. So it comes as a huge shock to first-time guests when they exit through the right-side doors, the same ones they just entered through, which open to reveal not the outside of the ride building but the interior of a First Order Star Destroyer guarded by a huge legion of stormtroopers. This is accomplished by having the transport ship interior actually be placed on a turntable. The room turns slowly, synced up to the pre-show flight video in a way that helps to mask the motion. Once it's made the turn, the door can reopen into the ride building while a second ship interior on the same turntable has moved in place to accept the next group of riders.
  • Covers Always Lie: Promo art shows the heads of the AT-ATs in the ride targeting the riders as they pass through. In the ride proper, the only moving part of the AT-ATs is the cannons of the first one, which turn to fire at the riders once they've been noticed after the lift (mistakenly) raises them.
  • Developer's Foresight: The Kylo Ren animatronic scene has a 'B mode' for instances where the animatronic is out for maintenance: Instead of being in the room with you, Kylo appears in his starfighter on the screens outside to take aim at the guests before an explosion knocks him away, allowing the ride vehicles to escape. What puts this beyond a usual attraction B mode is that the ride vehicles need to have a movement sequence pre-prepared for this moment that is completely different from the regular one.
  • Expy: Lieutenant Bek is one to Admiral Raddus, being a grey-skinned Mon Calamari male with a pronounced British accent.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: You initially set off aboard the Intersystem Transport Ship on a mission to the Pacara system to warn General Leia of the incoming First Order ships. But, as this is Star Wars, things don't go exactly to plan and you are captured by the First Order.
  • Hall of Mirrors: Hidden mirrors are used to make some rooms look bigger than they really are, such in the briefing room to hide the mechanics of Rey's hologram, or in the AT-AT hangar to make it look like there's more than two.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Thankfully stormtroopers in Rise of the Resistance continue to have atrocious aim, missing the prisoners packed in slow moving pods whether with their rifles, a mounted repeating blaster, and even an AT-AT's heavy cannons.
  • Obscured Special Effects: Presumably to avoid any potential Unintentional Uncanny Valley effect, the only unmasked human animatronics (Finn and Hux) appear at a distance from the ride vehicles and either from behind or in low lighting.
  • Once an Episode: Lt. Bek says "I've got a bad feeling about this" when your transport is captured by the Star Destroyer's tractor beam.
  • Redshirt: Poe's wingmen, Red Two and Blue Five, are shot down by TIE fighters during the preshow.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Rey and Bek unintentionally made the situation more desperate by briefly mentioning Pacara as the planet the recruits are being taken to. As a result, when the recruits are captured the Resistance has to deploy an immediate rescue with a full scale fleet before Kylo Ren can extract the location of the base from their minds. Maybe Holdo had the right idea about keeping things close to the chest...
  • Wilhelm Scream: A Stormtrooper who gets gunned down by Finn in the AT-AT hangar lets out one of these. This marks the second time it's used in the sequel trilogy era, as it was only used in The Force Awakens.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: At the end of Rise of the Resistance, Lt. Bek is shown to have made it to an escape pod and survived. However, there's no mention of Nien Nunb, who was also among the captured rebels. Presumably he also escaped offscreen, as he appeared in The Rise of Skywalker.

    Galactic Starcruiser tropes 
  • 13 Is Unlucky: Defied. The Halcyon's designer, Shug Drabor, saw the number thirteen as lucky, and he incorporated it into the schematics when he could — the ship has thirteen decks and an array of thirteen engine units. Then again, the ship draws so much Rebel/Resistance and Imperial/First Order activity in the Disney Star Wars canon that it might be played straight after all.
  • Artificial Outdoors Display: The In-Universe explanation for the "Climate Simulator" aboard the Halcyon that mimics the weather on Batuu. In Real Life it is a legitimate outdoor area that guests can go to for some fresh air.
  • Chekhov's Gun: When passengers are given their first tour of the ship, the crew point out the antique hyperspace compass displayed in the Atrium, which became the basis of Chandrila Star Lines' logo. During Gaya's dinner performance, she speaks of the Ryloth Stone (also known as the Hayananeya) that was stolen from her people and her intention to return it to her homeworld. In a subversion of the way Chekhov's Guns usually pay off, most passengers don't learn that the stone is part of the compass unless Raithe recruits them to steal it.
  • Dare to Be Badass: The storyline for Sammie the mechanic involves the passengers encouraging him to stand up for himself and become a hero.
  • Dinner Theatre: The two-day storyline of Galactic Starcruiser continues while the guests are enjoying their meals, and in-universe, intergalactic superstar Gaya is on board the Halcyon and eager to perform her songs.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: At the end of the Galactic Starcruiser storyline, Sammie turns the tables on Lieutenant Croy by disguising himself as a stormtrooper and taking Croy hostage.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Former cast member Adam Reilly, who played Lieutenant Croy in some of the earliest Galactic Starcruiser voyages, became famous for his over-the-top performance.
  • Fantastic Racism: Lieutenant Croy is attracted to Gaya, but he doesn't like hearing her sing Twi'leki songs like "Oola Shuka".
  • Fashion Show: One is held aboard the Halcyon; it gives participants a chance to show off their cosplay efforts, as long as it abides by Disney park regulations on costuming.
  • Hero-Worshipper: D3-O9, the Halcyon's logistics droid, seems to be one towards R2-D2 if the bedtime stories she tells recapping the original trilogy any indication.
  • MacGuffin:
    • In Smuggler’s Run, the mission centers around acquiring a canister of coaxium fuel (or two). This objective is given a little more context if the passengers are coming from Galactic Starcruiser, as the coaxium turns out to be part of Gaya’s subplot.
    • The MacGuffin of the "heist" plotline on Galactic Starcruiser is the Hayananeya stone, which Raithe wants to steal and replace with a replica so that Gaya can return the original to Ryloth.
    • In Rey’s plotline, she and Kylo Ren come to blows over the Halcyon’s hidden cargo: a holocron with Force secrets from Yoda.
    • Rey also brings aboard an activator from the Millennium Falcon, which together with a supply of coaxium and a set of data tapes are necessary to restart the Halcyon's engines after Lt. Croy shuts them down.
    • In Sammie's part of the Resistance storyline, he enlists Hondo's help to steal the First Order's TIE Eschelon and store it in the Halcyon's hangar bay so that the Resistance can analyze its hyperspace tracker and find a way to defeat it.
  • The Merch: It says something when this is notable within the whole Star Wars franchise. The Halcyon had its own in-universe gift shop with tons of exclusive things for sale, most branded with either the starliner's logo or with the Chandrila Star Line name, along with replicas of SK-62O or the training lightsabers. Even the launch pad when guests leave the hotel had its own gift shop with more generalized Star Wars-branded merch that didn't play into the resort's kayfabe.
  • Milestone Celebration: In-Universe, this cruise aboard the Halcyon is a celebration of the 275th anniversary of her maiden voyage.
  • Mind over Matter: The Saja crewmembers can guide selected children through a Force training exercise in the Climate Simulator where they move pebbles with telekinesis.
  • Minigame: Events that take place around the ship are structured this way, with participants being tasked with working together to accomplish various goals. Routing power in Engineering, fending off stray asteroids or First Order fighters on the bridge, training in use of the lightsaber, etc.
  • New Meat: This is Sammie's first day on the job as a mechanic on the Halcyon.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: During Galactic Starcruiser's climactic scene, a stormtrooper arrests Sammie and escorts him out of the Atrium. Passengers aren't shown how Sammie was able to overpower the trooper and steal his armor.
  • Old Save Bonus: Using your MagicBands while visiting from Galactic Starcruiser will cause the attractions to tailor themselves to acknowledging the connection. Visitors are also given a badge to wear that identifies them as Halcyon patrons to Cast Members, who will often comment on the visit.
  • Rags to Riches: In the "Rom-Com" plotline, Sandro is a struggling musician (either Togruta or Mirialan, depending on the actor playing him) who books passage on the Halcyon because he's a fan of Gaya. Over the course of the voyage, he falls in love with Ouanni, Gaya's Rodian keyboardist, and with encouragement from some of the other passengers, Sandro and Ouanni deliver a performance that impresses Gaya's manager Raithe so much that he's going to promote them as a new act.
  • Railroading: Galactic Starcruiser has numerous sub-plots which passengers can take an active role in, which culminate in elaborate interactive games towards the afternoon of day 2. However, there's a hard limit on how many guests can participate in one plotline simultaneously, and the cast usually prioritizes letting younger children have as much agency as possible. If you're of legal age, you can potentially be lumped in with whatever plotlines have had the least amount of audience participation regardless of your previous choices, even being recruited to join the First Order's sabotage efforts when you've previously been nothing but unhelpful to them.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Captain Riyola Keevan and Cruise Director Lenka Mok are both Resistance agents, but Mok is more aggressive about confronting the First Order, while Keevan is more cautious about maintaining their cover and keeping the passengers safe.
  • Reverse Arm-Fold: Halcyon crew members are trained to assume this pose when interacting with passengers. They'll even keep one arm behind their back while gesturing with the other arm.
  • Robot Buddy:
    • The Halcyon has a dedicated astromech droid, SK-62O, who roams the ship and works as a MagicBand interactable for the passengers. It proves instrumental in breaking Chewbacca out of the ship's brig, but gets captured by the First Order as a result.
    • Every passenger's cabin provides a video terminal which connects to D3-O9, a logistics droid who speaks to guests about their experiences during the trip and also has some miniature storylines of her own.
  • Running Gag: When D3-O9 tells her bedtime stories, she insists on referring to Luke Skywalker as "the moisture farmer" and depicting him as a bit of a Butt-Monkey.
  • Secret Path: In the Brig, there's an escape tunnel that leads into the adjacent Engineering Room.
  • Short-Runners: Galactic Starcruiser was shut down after only 18 months of operation, March 2022 to September 2023.
  • Sidequest: By using their "Datapad" (read: smartphone) and MagicBand, passengers are sent tasks which help advance the plotlines listed below, but partaking in them is not necessary.
  • Story Branching: According to the Imagineers' planning documents, Galactic Starcruiser guests can participate in six plotlines — Resistance, First Order, Force User, Smuggler, Heist and Rom-Com. These can overlap with each other; for example, there isn't a specific "Jedi" or "Sith" specialization, but these are covered by Force User + Resistance and Force User + First Order. Participating in a plotline allows guests to be invited into various scenes that are only open to small numbers of guests (e.g., helping Lt. Croy sabotage the engines, or opening Yoda's holocron). However, the experience's overall story has only one ending, and all of the plotlines converge upon it.
  • Superstitious Sailors: Inverted. In addition to the defiance of 13 Is Unlucky above, the Halcyon crew tell passengers that when a bottle of wine was swung at the ship's hull during its launching ceremony, it didn't break, and Shug Drabor considered this so lucky that he had the bottle preserved at the entrance to the Sublight Lounge ever since. Earth sailors believe the bottle failing to break is really unlucky: for example, it happened at the launching of the Costa Concordia six years before she sank.
  • Warrior Monk: The Saja, a people from the planet Jedha, are responsible for the Force and lightsaber training aboard the Halcyon. They wear strings of beads which are meaningful to themselves, being tied to places they've visited or people they've met.
  • We Need a Distraction: Several of the impromptu activities that passengers can be involved in include distracting the stormtroopers while other passengers help Chewbacca or Rey move to other parts of the ship, or distracting the Halcyon crew while Raithe steals the Hayananeya.

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