SWGE GUIDE: Inside ‘Droid Depot’ at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland
As with any self-respecting locale in the universe, the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is filled with helper droids of all sorts and at the Droid Depot you’re sure to find the astromech to fit your needs, even if that means you have to build it yourself!
Located on the outskirts of the village near the middle of the land, this shop offers a wide range of everything relating to the building and upkeep of droids. Find model kits, pre-made and premium droids as well as a collection of unique, upcycled objects crafted from scrap parts. For the perfect sidekick, build your own completely custom droid!
- Standard Annual Pass discounts are available at this location. (No discounts and no returns on custom-built droids.)
If you’re looking to make your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as authentic as possible, you can opt for this Droid Depot exclusive BSO (Black Spire Outpost) medallion coin that is actually a Disney Gift Card.
The coin is technically free but requires a minimum $100 activation. However, what’s great about this is that it’s valid anywhere Disney Gift Cards are accepted in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico AND it’s re-loadable.
Build Your Own Droid
There’s two steps and two options. First, find a shop clerk and register your choice of the BB-series unit or R-series. Once you receive your blueprints and parts basket, you’ll proceed to two different stations to complete your droid-building experience.
This experience is subject to availability and reservations may be required. The experience area is limited to the builder and one Guest—at least one person in the party must be age 14 or older.
Assembling Your Custom Astromech
Select from a colorful variety of components to customize your droid as they roll by on the shop’s conveyor belt:
- Dome Connection Plate
- Body Sphere
- Center Leg
- Set of Side-Legs
Here you’ll follow simple “placemat” instructions or graphic monitor displays to assemble your droid in the proper sequence. Once complete, your droid will be paired with a remote control and activated as you watch it come to life!
This isn’t just any old toy that you’re building here. These droids use Bluetooth® technology to communicate with other astromech droid units as well as certain other elements and objects on Batuu and at Disney Parks.
Need More Customization?
Various personality-affiliation chips and other accessories are available for an additional charge.
- $99.99 per astromech droid unit, plus tax
- Carry box and instructions included
- Custom astromech droid units are nonrefundable and are not eligible for Annual Passholder or other discounts
NOTE: Using a remote-control device to operate a droid while at the theme parks is prohibited. Disney asks that you carry it with you in the land to activate various interactive elements.
What’s in Store
There’s more than just Droid manufacturing in this shop. Below is just a sampling of the wares you can get your hands on.
- Premium Droid Action Figures – Featuring R2-D2, BB-8, DJ R-3X and C-3PO, these hero-scale droids are loaded with interactive functionality. DJ R-3X is both a fully functional remote-control droid and Bluetooth-enabled speaker, with classic DJ sound effects.
- Color Changing Droids Figure Packs and Play Set – Built to classic 3 ¾ scale, these droids are ready for an undercover mission in Black Spire Outpost.
- Droid Light-Up R2-D2 or BB-8 Headbands – No droid part goes unused, as these motion-activated dome headbands inspired by favorite Star Wars characters respond with lights and sound.
- Droid Depot Work Shirts and Apparel – Available for droid fans of all ages.
Droid Depot Photos
See it for Yourself
Droid Depot in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland is now open.
- Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge also opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in nearly identical form on August 29, 2019.
Know Before You Go!
Now through June 23, guests may only visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with pre-existing reservations which are now sold out. NO STANDBY QUEUE WILL BE AVAILABLE. General admission into the land AFTER June 23 may require (based on how busy the park is) a virtual queueing system “Boarding Pass” booked either through Guest Services or via the Disneyland app.
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