The incredible demand at the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will not allow Disney to roll out some of the interactive, roaming droid characters they had planned on having in Black Spire Outpost.
According to sources, Disney has decided it will just be too crowded for the opening weeks and months at Disneyland and Walt Disney World to have the droids attempting to roll through the streets on the planet of Batuu without fail or incident.
You may recall that Disney has tested these autonomous droids several times at Disneyland Park and even at the last D23 Expo. As you can see from the video below, even a mildly crowded Disneyland is a challenge for the little guy. Imagine how much worse this will be at the opening of the most anticipated theme park project of all-time.
While this is sad news, sources indicate that these rolling droids should eventually make the rounds when things in Galaxy’s Edge finally calm down a little. When will that actually be? Well, that’s the real question.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens mostly droidless on May 31st, 2019 at Disneyland Park and on August 29th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.