It is no secret that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is one of the most immersive themed lands at any Disney Park. The land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios includes nearly everything Star Wars fans would want to see, including the opportunity to pilot the Millennium Falcon, pick up a Ronto Wrap, build your own lightsaber, enjoy a cocktail at Oga’s Cantina, and more.
While Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World is unique from its Disneyland counterpart thanks to the addition of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, this enhanced two-day experience may have also kept certain out-of-timeline characters from making appearances in the land…until now.
The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser offers Guests the unique experience of immersing themselves in the Star Wars universe, where they become part of their own story through a two-night adventure board the Halcyon. As part of the two-night trip, Guests are able to take an excursion to Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu (aka Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.)
As such, Galaxy’s Edge has potentially kept its timeline and theming very limited to the period between the events seen in The Last Jedi (2017) and The Rise of Skywalker (2019). While this timing means Guests can see such characters as Rey, Chewbacca, First Order Stormtroopers, and Kylo Ren, there are some extremely popular characters who have been left out of Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World.
The Mandalorian (2019) has quickly become one of the most popular Star Wars watches on Disney+, introducing both the title character and Grogu (“baby Yoda”) to fans and eventually to Guests at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland.
At Walt Disney World, however, the reason why we have not seen the Mandalorian and Grogu is because the timeline of their Star Wars story takes place only nine years after A New Hope (1978), meaning there would be a clash between the two characters and the story of Galaxy’s Edge.
Much to the excitement of fans, who are largely not concerned with the timeline, Disney has officially announced that the Mandalorian and Grogu will now be interacting with Guests at Hollywood Studios:
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Character interactions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are not traditional meet and greets in that while they may appear at certain times, they are found out and about in the land and not at one permanent location.
We expect the Mandalorian and Grogu to be extremely popular though, so you should not have trouble spotting them during your next trip to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World.