Star Wars Novelist Walks in Her Characters’ Footsteps at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World

Zoraida Córdova has grown up watching the Star wars movies. The films ended up inspiring her to become a writer, and she did just that creating her own Star Wars stories. Zoraida’s fiction has appeared in the New Yorks Times best-selling anthology, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View. She also created a young adult novel, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate. This latest work is set within Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which has now opened at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.


Per Disney Parks Blog, “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate follows two new characters. Izzy and Jules were childhood friends, dreaming of adventures they would share one day. Izzy’s family leaves the planet Batuu abruptly with no chance to say goodbye. Izzy’s grows to become a smuggler. Jules, a farmer. Thirteen years later, they reunite by chance, literally crashing into each other, and quickly find themselves in the adventure of their lives.”

Zoraida was recently able to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge within Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World and was able to explore the planet of Batuu and Black Spire Outpost.

Check out this great video below:

If you want to check out her book, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate, it is available right now in hardcover, eBook, and audiobook.

Who else has already visited Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

Photo and Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog

About the Author: Christy Caby – Personal Vacation Advisor with Magical Vacation Planner. For vacation quotes and free planning assistance visit: I’ve planned a wide variety of trips for families including varying sizes, celebrations and more! I have stayed in all resort categories and can help you make the best resort selection for your family’s interests and needs.  I would love to assist you in planning your own magical vacation that you can share with your loved ones! Find me on Facebook at Also, check out my bio below!


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!