We’re a little more than year away from the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and more details are slowly being unveiled about the new land. At a recent Star Wars Galactic Night event, Walt Disney World revealed the name of its fictional city - Black Spire Outpost.
Fans had already been told that the Galaxy’s Edge Planet would be called Batuu, and Black Spire, as the story goes, is the largest settlement on the planet.
According to the Disney Blog, Black Spire Outpost is known as an infamous stop for traders, adventurers and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space. The galaxy’s most notorious characters have found refuge here. The place gets its name from the petrified remains of once towering ancient trees. The spires are all that remain now, and are a must-see point of interest.
It has already been announced that the new area will take place during the time period of the sequel trilogy. That’s apparent with the First Order’s presence. The settlements origins go back much further though, perhaps even before the original Star Wars.
The 14-acre Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will put guests inside the Star Wars films such as flying the Millennium Falcon and being thrown in the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the First Order. The area will also include an immersive Star Wars hotel.
The change is part of several renovations to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the newest addition being Toy Story Land opening June 30.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open late fall in 2019. Stay tuned for more details about the new land on Orlando Fun Tickets.