29 May 2018
Nothing Disney does is coincidence, so it should come as no surprise that the weekend Solo: A Star Wars Story hit theaters, the House of Mouse dropped new details about the sections of Disneyland and Disney World it’s modeling after George Lucas’s franchise.
For a while, people have been wondering which scenes — or even entire planets — the land could resemble. So far, reps for the park had called it the largest single-theme expansion they'd undergone, and revealed that the area would be known as Star Wars: At Galaxy's Edge at both parks. That still left plenty of room for speculation. Would it be like Tatooine, where Anakin Skywalker grew up, before becoming Darth Vader? What about Cloud City, where Lando Calrissian resides? Personally, I was crossing my fingers for Endor, because OF COURSE the Happiest Place On Earth would include Ewoks. Have you seen an Ewok?! Please.
Instead, Disney opted for something a little more obscure. Disneyland and Disney World would be gaining a village called Black Spire Outpost, known as an “infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space,” according to a press release. Apparently, it’s a settlement on the planet Batuu, but we all knew that, didn’t we? GO BACK