From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Michael Ramirez
The force is strong for teens visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. From out-of-this-world snacks to galactic experiences, here are five things teens will enjoy in a galaxy far, far away.
1. Build an intergalactic side kick at Droid Depot
Every space traveler needs a trusted companion and at Droid Depot, teens have the opportunity to build their own indispensable sidekicks: droids. Choose between a BB or R2 unit, receive your blueprints, choose the individual parts and build your droid! Teens can even add a personality chip and other accessories to customize their droid to their exact specifications. Once complete, the droid will be paired with a remote control and they can watch as their trusted companion comes to life.
2. Send taste buds into hyperdrive with stellar treats
Teens should check out Ronto Roasters for delicious on-the-go snacks. Ronto Wraps are great for a quick and easy food option, and they taste galactically great! After ordering, take time to see former smelter droid 8D-J8 turn the meats on the spit, ensuring perfect tenderness for each traveler on Batuu.
Over at Kat Saka’s Kettle, teens should prepare their taste buds for takeoff as they taste the new chocolate popcorn with red salt. They can wash everything down with a refreshing cup of blue or green milk from the Milk Stand. The vibrant colors of the milk make for creative pictures with the unique landscape of Batuu.
3. Explore the Black Spire Outpost Marketplace
The marketplace on Batuu is filled with a number of unique items that can only be found at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The Creature Stall features exotic creatures and critters from around the galaxy that will make for the perfect souvenir for any teen. From the sassy Kowakian monkey-lizard to the adorable porg, teens can take home a new friend!
At Black Spire Outfitters, teenage padawans will find all of the outfits they need to train in the ways of the force. Whether they are ready to be a Jedi or a Sith, this apparel shop has the robes and accessories for any intergalactic mission.
4. Interact with members of the First Order and the Resistance
Teens should get their camera phones ready because Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is filled with characters to encounter and take photos. From the Resistance, Chewbacca and Rey can be found walking around the land looking for new recruits. But watch out! Resistance Stormtroopers are on the lookout for rebels and their leader Kylo Ren may make an appearance to show the power of the First Order.
5. Soar through space aboard Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
After gazing at the jaw-dropping Millennium Falcon parked in Black Spire Outpost, climb aboard to take control on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Teens can be a pilot, gunner or engineer and race through the galaxy on a special mission for Hondo Onaka. This hunk of junk is the fastest in the galaxy so buckle up and get ready to activate hyperdrive.
Every teenage Jedi-in-training will love exploring this new land and creating out-of-this-world memories. Coming soon is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which opens on Dec. 5, 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020 at Disneyland park in California.