When it comes to visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the word I’m hearing over and over again is ‘epic.’ It’s epic in scale, epic in storytelling, and an epic adventure. A whole new set of details was just released by Disney giving us more insight into the epic scope and amazing details of the Star Wars-themed land.
Not only are the attractions, dining locations, and buildings perfectly constructed to immerse you in the world of Star Wars, but all the merchandise will fit the land’s story too.
Here are the new shopping options just announced:
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – If you’re looking to buy or sell rare or high-valued items from across the galaxy and spanning all eras, you’ll know to go to the Ithorian Doc-Ondar.
Dok-Ondar is known to barter for certain items from time to time. According to Margaret Kerrison, managing story editor at Walt Disney Imagineering, he’s a scoundrel, “He’s very well-connected, and he’s a very dangerous guy.” So be careful.
Savis Workshop – Handbuild Lightsabers – A workshop run by The Gatherers – a secretive group of people who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of Jedi lore and the Force. Guests will follow Master guides to customize and build their own unique lightsabers.
This sounds like it might involve a small show element similar to the Olivander’s Wand store at Harry Potter down the street at Universal Studios. The problem with these shows is their low capacity, so I hope Disney builds more than one of these.
Droid Depot – This is where you’ll be able to build and adopt your own droid of various sizes. The owner Mubo and his aids can help you choose parts and then give your individual astromech life.
First Order Cargo – Set in a spaceport hanger bay, this is a temporary base and landing spot for the First Order. You’ll be able to find crates of gear, uniforms, and other supplies to blend in at Black Spire Outpost.
Resistance Supply – A booth run by Resistance members and local sympathizers where you can pick up a uniform, pin, badge, hat, helmet, jacket, map, useful tools, or other supplies and food rations. Everything the budding rebel needs.
Other shopping locations include: Todarian Toymaker, Creature Stall (critters you can adopt and take home with you), Black Spire Outfitters (apparel) and The Jewels of Bith (accessories and other trickets).
The Toydarian in question is named Zabaka and she runs the shop. Among the toys you’ll find wooden onvor whistles, musical instruments (that are playable and come pre-loaded with music), along with plushies of aliens and galactic heroes.
The creature stall is owned by Bina. There you’ll find oinking puffer pigs, writhing rathars, and chirping porg dolls.
What you won’t find in these stores and stalls is anything that might take you out of the world of Batuu. So no baseball caps, Star Wars logo’d t-shirts, or Mickey Mouse dolls. Those will be available outside of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in the regular stores of Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Previously: What we know about the two main attractions — Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run.
(Photos courtesy Disney, David Roark Photographer)