A part of Star Wars canon inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been changed – the Wishing Tree by Savi’s Workshop.
UPDATE – 11/26/19: On our latest trip to Batuu, we saw that the ‘wish’ ribbons have returned to the Wishing Tree by Savi’s Workshop.
Described in the Star Wars novel “A Crash of Fate” by Zoraida Cordova, the Wishing Tree is where Batuuans tie a piece of string or cloth along with a special wish. According to canon, if the string or cloth breaks off on its own, it’s believed that your wish has been granted.
Recently, we noticed that all the ribbons and pieces of cloth on the Wishing Tree at Disney’s Hollywood Studios had been removed – as you can see in the photo above.
When we asked a nearby citizen of Batuu why the “wishes” were gone, we were told that “Savi didn’t like that visitors were adding their own wishes,” as the tree is “for villagers only.”
Here’s an older look at the Wishing Tree in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World. You can see that the ribbons were present at one point:
When we reached out to Disney for a statement on the missing ribbons, a spokesperson said, “Once the ribbons disintegrate, that means the wish has come true.”
As for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park, we have confirmed that their Wishing Tree still has all its wishes still hanging on the branches.
Stay tuned for more updates on this story as we receive them. In the meantime, check out our video tour of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park below: