During D23 Expo Japan, Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek talked about how the upcoming “Star Wars”-themed hotel will seamlessly fit into the world of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. He also shared a sneak peek at another way guests will be immersed in the “Star Wars” universe — with unique merchandise found exclusively in the new land.
When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens, guests will be able to explore a street market run by a Toydarian. The character, who was first introduced in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” sells handcrafted toys made by local artisans. These cute “Star Wars” plush toys will be available in the marketplace of Batuu, a remote outpost on the edge of the galaxy.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is scheduled to open at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts in 2019.