By Nicole Nalty
Lightspeed to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue! This morning, guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park took the first trip to the previously unexplored planet coming to life at both parks in 2019.
Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Executive Scott Trowbridge just shared (via the Disney Parks Blog) details on this new destination, one of two new locations coming to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park. The planet, known as Batuu, was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now it’s a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space—not to mention a convenient safe haven for those hoping to avoid the expanding reach of the First Order. While Batuu is a whole new planet to us (and we can’t wait to explore!), it is clearly already familiar to many characters from the Star Wars saga as a stepping-off point for epic adventures.
Experience Batuu on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue now, and stay tuned for more details on all things Star Wars at Disney Parks.