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Star Tours reveals new planet Batuu in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

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Nov 17, 2017

With all the lead-up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the release of Star Wars Battlefront II, it's not always easy to keep up with what's going on in the Star Wars universe. But the Disney Parks blog just dropped some major news about the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction coming to both Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida.

Star Tours has added a new destination: the planet Batuu, which also happens to be the world Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is built on. Batuu is located in the Outer Rim and, as you've guessed, on the edge of the galaxy far, far away. The introduction came as a surprise to guests Friday morning as they boarded their Starspeeders at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park. Imagine being one of those first riders!

Here's the official description of the planet.

“This remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders, and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe haven for those intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order.”

We recently learned that Star Tours would be giving us a look at Crait, the mineral planet from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and that the ride will likely split into trips through both the previous films and the current trilogy. For all we know, this new look at Batuu is just one of the surprises still yet to come before the movie comes out.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on Dec. 15.

(via StarWars.com)