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What you missed at 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' because of Hurricane Dorian

Posted: 4:41 PM, Sep 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-06 16:41:13-04
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ORLANDO, Fla. — As Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando proudly showed off its latest themed area inside the park, all eyes were on Hurricane Dorian and its potential impacts on the Sunshine State.

The debut of 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' on Aug. 29 came at the same time WPTV meteorologists were tracking Hurricane Dorian as it inched closer to us.

Now that the storm (and stress) have passed, it's time to go back and look at what you missed at 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge'.

This article has three parts:

A. 8 must-do's at 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge'
B. Inside look: Talking with Disney Imagineers about putting together 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge'
C. Disney photo gallery of 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge'

8 Must-do's at 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge'

1. Fly the "Fastest Hunk of Junk in the Galaxy"

The only full-size Millennium Falcon in the world spans more than 100 feet. Riders can play three roles: pilot, engineer, or gunner. The goal is to deliver smuggled goods while avoiding unnecessary entanglements.

🔽 VIDEO: INSIDE 'SMUGGLER'S RUN' 🔽

2. Make your phone into a Star Wars Datapad

Download the Play Disney Parks Mobile App and you can transform your phone into your very own Star Wars: Datapad.

You can play a game called 'Outpost Control' that takes place across the land. You can choose to be aligned with the Resistance or the First Order.

The faction that controls the majority of panels next to doorways throughout the land wins the game. The conflict happens multiple times during the day.

Additionally, the pad will let you hack (called slicing) into droids and door panels to unlock additional stories. Plus, you can scan containers to find surprises, translate languages, and tune in to communications happening throughout the land.

🔽 VIDEO: MAKING THE DROIDS DANCE 🔽

3. Get blue milk

If you've ever watched 'A New Hope,' you probably saw Luke Skywalker's blue milk. Now you can discover what it tastes like.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Milk Stand
Guests will discover innovative and creative beverages from around the galaxy at Star Wars: GalaxyÕs Edge at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California and at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Blue Milk and Green Milk can be found at the Milk Stand. (David Roark/Disney Parks)

4. Create a lightsaber

Instead of using gift wrapping rolls pretending it's a lightsaber, take your Jedi game to a new level and build your own. Savi's Workshop has all the hilts, decor, and kyber crystals you'll need.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Merchandise – Custom Lightsabers
At Savi's Workshop - Handbuilt Lightsabers in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California and at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, guests will be able to build their own lightsaber, guided by ancient wisdom but crafted by the choices they make on their own adventure. Each build will begin with a personal connection to a kyber crystal used to ignite the custom lightsaber. (David Roark/Disney Parks)

5. Build your own Droid

The Droid Depot allows you to construct your own loyal friend. You can pick pieces and parts off a conveyor belt to construct droids which can then interact with attractions throughout 'Star Wars: Galaxy Edge.'

🔽 VIDEO: INSIDE THE DROID DEPOT 🔽

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Merchandise - Droid Apparel and Astromech Units
At the Droid Depot in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California and at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, guests will be able to choose from an assortment of droids, apparel and other droid-inspired products. Guests will even be able to build their own custom astromech unit. (David Roark/Disney Parks)

6. Have a drink at Oga's Cantina

Cantinas are infamous places in the Star Wars universe filled with lively music and smugglers. Now you can experience all the action for yourself at Oga's Cantina.

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7. Visit the Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities

Find toys and clothing unique to 'Galaxy's Edge' from this larger-than-life collector of all things odd and hard to find. Dok-Ondar is the gatekeeper of the black market

🔽 VIDEO: INSIDE THE MERCHANDISE 🔽

8. Star Wars characters

Be on the lookout for chances to encounter Kylo Ren, Rey, Chewbacca, or Vi Moradi.

Kylo Ren and Stormtroopers in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
When guests explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in California and opening Aug. 29, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, they may encounter Kylo Ren as he roots out the Resistance on Batuu flanked by Stormtroopers. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
Rey in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
When guests explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in California and opening Aug. 29, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, they may come across Resistance hero Rey as she leads the recruitment effort on Batuu. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
Vi Moradi at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
When guests explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in California and opening Aug. 29, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, they may come across Vi Moradi, a Resistance spy and intelligence officer trying to stay one step ahead of the First Order. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Inside look: Putting together 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge'

VIDEO: Tim Warzecha, Imagineer

Disney Imagineers did extensive research, even going back into George Lucas' archives to bring 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' to life.

VIDEO: Scott Mallwitz, Executive Creative Director

Full immersion is what Imagineers want you to experience at 'Star Wars Galaxy's Edge,' the newest land inside Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando.

VIDEO: Sophia Acevedo, Walt Disney World Imagineering

How Disney got the Millennium Falcon to look authentic.

Disney Photo Gallery of 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge'