Guests visiting Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District got a little surprise today!
Grogu (AKA “The Child,” AKA “Baby Yoda”) was spotted on the street, saying hi to people passing by. A video of the sighting was uploaded to Instagram by Eeka (@californiadisneyfam).
Check it out:
While we do not know when this video was taken, we can see that Baby Yoda is greeting Guests outside the entrance to Downtown Disney‘s World of Disney Store. A Cast Member is standing close by with what appears to be the remote control, showcasing the foundling around the Downtown Disney District.
This “Baby Yoda” on display is yet another way Disneyland‘s Cast Members are bringing as much magic as possible to Downtown Disney, and fans have commented their excitement.
“That is the cutest thing ever!!! I love this.” — @eleshark36
“I love him” — @thelakehouserules
“Since day one he stole my heart” — @christina_macias
Fans can purchase this animatronic Grogu toy right now on shopDisney for $69.99. Click here to learn more!
Grogu’s appearance is also the latest in Downtown Disney’s attempt to advertise the latest merchandise in a magical way, following sightings of droid and spider-bots being set outside to greet and interact with the Guests. Similar instances have been spotted at Walt Disney World where Cast Members employ the same kind of magic when selling their droids at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the Banshees in Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Considering Downtown Disney has undergone even more restrictions as California’s new stay-at-home order came into effect, banning food or drink consumption on property, seeing this little green creature roam around is a great way to keep the magic alive.
We last saw the real Grogu in the season 2 finale of Disney+’s hit show, Star Wars: The Mandalorian, with Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), Cara Dune (Gina Carano), and Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff), and others.
What do you think about this Grogu toy? Is it on your Christmas list this year? Let us know in the comments!