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The Iconic Ships and Vehicles of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

by Banks Lee

Starships and other vehicles play vital roles in “Star Wars” stories, and we’ve all dreamed at one point or another of riding in them or seeing them as more than toys.

In Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, the planet Batuu’s landscape is populated with all manner of transportation vehicles, from iconic ships to small, utilitarian speeders. As guests explore the land, the presence of these ships and vehicles becomes yet another layer of storytelling that deepens engagement with the land.

Next time you visit Galaxy’s Edge, keep an eye out for the ships and vehicles below:

A-wing Starfighter

a-wing

Location: Resistance Mobile Command Post

With its sleek arrowhead shape, streamlined cockpit and massive twin engines, the A-wing suggests raw speed. Used first by the Rebel Alliance and now the Resistance, it is well suited for quick strikes.


AT-AT

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

The All-Terrain Armored Transport – or AT-AT walker – is a four-legged transport and combat vehicle used by First Order ground forces. Standing more than 60 feet tall with heavy armor plating, the massive AT-ATs are both intimidating and awe-inspiring when seen in person – such as aboard a Star Destroyer.


Black One

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Poe Dameron’s original T-70 X-wing starfighter stood out with its signature black-accented paint job. When that ship was destroyed in a battle with Kylo Ren, during the events of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” he acquired another T-70, painted it with similar livery and rechristened it “Black One.” Poe is stationed on Batuu at the Resistance encampment to help escort new recruits off-planet to the secret Resistance rendezvous point.


First Order Fleet Transport

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Piloted by R5-series astromech droids and programmed with ship schematics and security access codes, these sleek, eight-passenger vehicles offer an expedient way to move First Order troops throughout a Star Destroyer.


First Order Short-Range Evacuation Vehicle

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

In the event of an emergency onboard a First Order Star Destroyer, fleet transports can load into a short-range evacuation vehicle. These escape pods are surface-mounted to the Star Destroyer in groups of four. Once ejected from the ship, the pods use thrusters for maneuvering to safety.


First Order TIE Echelon

galaxy's edge

Location: Docking Bay 9 (First Order Encampment)

A new assault vehicle in the TIE (twin ion engine) series, this echelon shuttle is used by the First Order mainly for small troop and cargo transport.


Intersystem Transport Ship (I-TS)

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Equipped with a hyperdrive, the I-TS is primarily used by the Resistance as a long-haul transport ship. Docked at the Resistance encampment on Batuu, it is an indispensable vessel for moving troops between bases.


Landspeeders

galaxy's edge

Location: Black Spire Station

There are two models of speeders in for repairs in the garage at Black Spire Station: an X-34 model, similar to one Luke Skywalker uses in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” and a Jakku speeder, built from scavenged parts.


Millennium Falcon

millennium falcon

Location: Spaceport

Once flown by iconic smuggler Han Solo and his Wookiee first mate, Chewbacca, the Millennium Falcon is sometimes lovingly referred to as “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.” The YT-1300 Corellian freighter is currently being loaned to Hondo Ohnaka, the former pirate who owns and operates Ohnaka Transport Solutions.


Sienar-Chall Utilipede-Transport

sienar-chall utilipede-transport

Location: Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs uses this modified shuttle as a mobile kitchen and restaurant, jumping from one planet to the next as a “traveling diner for diners traveling.” It is currently atop Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, turning the hangar into a dining establishment in Black Spire Outpost.


Star Destroyer

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

The First Order’s Resurgent-class Star Destroyers recall the massive wedge-shaped warships of the Galactic Empire, but boast more efficient turbolasers powered by kyber crystals. They can also launch starfighters more quickly than their predecessors. A Star Destroyer is in orbit around Batuu as the First Order hunts for the Resistance.


TIE Fighter

Location: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Carried aboard Star Destroyers by the First Order, TIE (twin-ion engine) fighters are single-pilot vehicles designed for fast-paced dogfights. Easily identifiable by their hexagonal vertical wings, TIEs are short-range fighters with powerful weaponry but little in the way of defenses. Their distinctive engine roar can strike fear in the hearts of enemies.


X-wing Starfighter

x-wing starfighter

Location: Resistance Mobile Command Post

A versatile ship balancing speed and firepower, the X-wing is a nimble starfighter used in dogfights first by the Rebel Alliance and now the Resistance. Its name comes from the “X” its four wings create when they’re locked in attack position.


Check out our videos of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge below, and see how many of these ships you can spot!

Visiting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge for the First Time!
FIRST LOOK inside Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
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Larry M Kiell December 9, 2019 - 10:04 pm

Keep up the good work its always been a really cool series of top notch motion pictures I have been a defenate fan for many years thank you and may the Force be with you always

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