Star Wars introduced us to some of the most iconic characters we’ve ever seen. These characters have become beloved and hated in our culture whether you’re a fan of the movies or not.   

However, with eight episodic movies and three spinoffs already out and more on the way, it’s hard to keep all of the characters straight!  

Today, as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has now been open for a few months in Disney World and Disneyland, I thought we’d take a look at some of the characters we can see in Galaxy’s Edge. 

Characters  

Kylo Ren 

Kylo Ren backed by his escort of Stormtroopers. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Kylo Ren backed by his escort of Stormtroopers. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Kylo Ren is the Supreme Leader of the First Order. He appears several times daily, usually with Storm Troopers, at the First Order encampment at Docking Bay 9. Kylo Ren can be seen marching through Black Spire Outpost in search of the Resistance with the goal of destroying it. 

Rey 

Heroine of the most recent Star Wars trilogy, Rey, standing in front of the Millennium Falcon. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The heroine of the most recent Star Wars trilogy, Rey, standing in front of the Millennium Falcon. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Rey is a heroine of the Resistance. She meets visitors to Batuu near the ancient ruins of the Black Spire Outpost and the Resistance encampment. Her main goal is to recruit Batuuan locals and visitors for the Resistance. 

Zabaka 

A glance at the Toydarian Toymaker shop in Galaxy's Edge. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A glance at the Toydarian Toymaker shop in Galaxy’s Edge. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Zabaka is the owner of Toydarian Toymaker. She is part of the flying alien species who sells quality toys and maintains a good relationship with the other proprietors. She is never actually seen, but you might catch a view of her silhouette through the workshop window.  

Vi Moradi 

Vi Morandi cautiously dodging Stormtroopers. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Vi Morandi cautiously dodging Stormtroopers. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Vi Moradi, who appeared in the grand opening ceremony as a Resistance spy to distract Kylo Ren from Chewbacca, always keeps tabs on the First Order. She’ll make sure that you know that the Resistance is gaining strength, and she’s willing to teach you some of her tricks. Her strength and wit always keep her one step ahead of the First Order.  

Chewbacca 

Everyone's favorite wookie, Chewbacca. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Everyone’s favorite Wookie, Chewbacca. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Chewbacca is perhaps one of the most recognizable and beloved characters in the Star Wars franchise. He is the capable companion and co-pilot for Han Solo on the Millennium Falcon, and now he’s arrived on Batuu seeking help to fix the broken ship. He makes a deal with Hondo Ohnaka to get these parts. Chewie can be seen around Black Spire Outpost or outside of the Resistance Encampment in the ancient ruins of Batuu. 

Storm Troopers 

First Order Stormtroopers guarding a docked ship. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

First Order Stormtroopers guarding a docked ship. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

If Chewie is a beloved character, the Storm Troopers are infamous. They are the muscle of the First Order, and they can be seen patrolling with Kylo Ren. They might even snap orders at you or question you about your knowledge regarding the Resistance.  

Dok-Ondar 

Dok Andar tending to his Den of Antiquities. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Dok Andar tending to his Den of Antiquities. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Dok-Ondar, the owner of Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, is a larger-than-life collector of things. He buys, sells, and trades valuable items and is known as the gatekeeper of the black market. As such, the locals know not to mess with him. You can see him in his shop taking inventory and barking orders at his assistants.  

Oga Garra 

Oga Garra is a mysterious owner of Oga’s Cantina. Oga is never seen but often heard yelling at her servers. She is also the Blutopian Crime Boss, and this position has her involved in everything that happens in Batuu. 

The Gatherers 

The Gatherers are experts at building lightsabers, and they want to pass their knowledge on to you inside of Savi’s workshop. They are trained in The Force and aim to help Jedi-hopefuls learn their ways. 

Hondo Ohnaka 

Hondo Ohnaka introducing guests to Smuggler's Run. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Hondo Ohnaka introducing guests to Smuggler’s Run. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Hondo Ohnaka is a Weequay pirate turned legitimate businessman, though if we’re being honest, he’s little more than a smuggler looking for the next big score. In fact, he offered audience members “the deal of a lifetime” during the grand opening ceremony.  

He founded Ohnaka Transport Solutions, which operates out of the Black Spire Outpost. He has the Millennium Falcon on loan, and in exchange, he has offered to help Chewie get the parts he needs to fix the broken ship.   

Cast members

A look at the Cast Members of Galaxy's Edge

A look at the Cast Members of Galaxy’s Edge

Cast Members in Galaxy’s Edge haven’t appeared in any movies, but they are just as much a part of the story as the Star Wars characters. They are the local citizens of Batuu, and they are encouraged to develop their own identities and personas as it fits with their job and interact with guests accordingly.  

The Imagineers spent three years developing their costumes, which are created to be modular. This means that Cast Members, given a base costume, can complement their look with tunics, wraps, vests, necklaces, scarves, hats, and more. Even their names are translated into Aurebesh on their name tags. Cast members are essential to the immersive nature of the land. 

Creatures 

Convor 

You can spot a Convor, one of the most popular pets in the galaxy, in the Creature Stall. These owl-like birds with gold and brown plumes were first seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series. 

Puffer Pig 

The Puffer Pig, pictured below on the lower right corner, can also be found in the Creature Stall. This mammal is adept at sniffing out valuable minerals and is thus vital to smugglers. This creature, which was first seen in the Star Wars Rebels animated series, inflates to massive proportions when frightened.

You can get your very own Puffer Pig plush in the Creature Stall, but you can also see its eyes and hear its grunts and snorts in this marketplace!

Some of the creatures of the creature stall. The puffer pig is the orange, horned one on the bottom right. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Some of the creatures of the creature stall. The puffer pig is the orange, horned one on the bottom right. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Profrogg 

The Profrogg is a large rodent that forms complex underground burrow systems. It has horns, a snout, and sharp incisors plus powerful claws for defense and digging. You can spot a taxidermic version in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.

Worrt 

A Worrt is a carnivorous amphibian living in the sand dunes of Tatooine. Worrts wait for unsuspecting rodents and insects to pass by then snatches them up with their long tongues.

In Batuu, you can see one alive in a tank inside Oga’s Cantina. They can also be seen in the Creature Stall.

The worrt, as visible in Oga's Cantina.

The worrt, as visible in Oga’s Cantina.

Wampa 

Wampas are large, white, furry carnivores from the ice planet, Hoth. These formidable predators from The Empire Strikes Back sneak up on prey and attacks. You can see a taxidermic Wampa in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities and plush ones at the Creature Stall.

Some of the creatures of the creature stall. The wampa is the large one, reminiscent of a yeti. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Some of the creatures of the creature stall. The wampa is the large one, reminiscent of a yeti. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved 

Dokma 

The Dokma, from the Star Wars Rebels animated television series, have two eyestalks and a protective shell. They are small and timid. You can see them and even adopt one at the Creature Stall.

Dianoga 

Dianogas are large, slimy, ocotopus-like carnivores from Star Wars: A New Hope. In this movie, a dianoga attacked Luke Skywalker in a Death Star trash compactor, and in Batuu, you can see the eye of a dianoga in a water fountain! His name is Tiny, but don’t be fooled: he’s anything by tiny! You can also spot a juvenile dianoga named Toothy in a tank at Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.

Star Wars Galaxys Edge creature in water fountain

Felucian Fireflies 

Felucian Fireflies are like extra-terrestrial lightning bugs! These glowing creatures are native to the colorful, humid jungle of the planet Felucia. They were first seen in The Revenge of the Sith and can be seen at Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.

Loth-cat 

Loth-cats, as the name suggests, are cute felines who hunt small rodents on the grassy plains of Lothal. You can see one of these lively creatures, who first appeared in the Star Wars Rebels television series, inside the Creature Stall. It’s sleeping in a cage wagging its tail.

 

The loth-cat of Galaxy's Edge. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The loth-cat of Galaxy’s Edge. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Kowakian Monkey-Lizard 

The reptilian Kowakian Monkey-Lizard is a favorite pet for Denizens of the galaxy’s underworld. The most recognizable Kowakian Monkey-Lizard is Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi.

In Batuu, you can occasionally hear their iconic high-pitched laugh and see one’s tail hanging from a cage in the Creature Stall.

Momong 

Momongs are primates from The Clone Wars animated series. You can see the tail of a momong hanging from a cage in the Creature Stall.

Mynock 

Mynocks are bat-like parasites. They appeared in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back and are known for chewing on power cables and energy conductors of starships.

In Batuu, you can see these “beastly things” pickled in a tank in Oga’s Cantina.

Ollopom 

The Ollopom is a short, gentle rodent but looks like plant. They live in the Gungan Swamps of Naboo and can be seen in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

This is Ollie the Ollopom, a creature gifted from Hondo Ohnaka for Dok Andar. He can be found floating in The Den of Antiquities. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

This is Ollie the Ollopom, a creature gifted from Hondo Ohnaka for Dok Andar. He can be found floating in The Den of Antiquities. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Sarlacc 

Sarlaccs are dangerous carnivores that can grow up to 100 meters long. They are known to bury themselves in sand leaving on its mouth exposed. They first appeared in Return of the Jedi. You can see an infant in a special tank in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities that simulates an arid atmosphere.

Swamp Slug 

 Swamp Slugs are native to the bogs of Dagobah from The Empire Strikes Back. They have thousands of teeth that they used to grind up plants and animals (but not droids). There’s a Swamp Slug in a tank in Oga’s Cantina.

Womp Rat 

Womp rats are pests native to Tatooine that grow up to two meters long. They first appeared in Star Wars: A New Hope. A taxidermic womp rat appears in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.

Droids 

8D-J8 

8D-J8 is a former smelter droid. His sole purpose is to turn meats on the spit cooked to perfection at Ronto Roasters.

8D-J8 hard at work at Ronto Roasters.

DJ R-3X 

DJ R-3X or DJ Rex) crash-landed on Batuu and was reprogrammed by Mubo at the Droid Depot to be a DJ. He was soled to Oga to pay off a debt Mubo owed. He used to be a Star Tours pilot droid, and now he’s a DJ at Oga’s Cantina. He’s still just as chatty!

Former Star Tours pilot Rex adopting his new job as Oga's DJ.

Former Star Tours pilot Rex adopting his new job as Oga’s DJ. 

R5-P8 

R5-P8 is a sassy automated repair mechanic and Hondo Ohnaka’s most capable astromech. You can spot him at the spaceport.

R2-D2 

R2-D2 is an iconic droid from the Star Wars saga. In Batuu, he appears at the Droid Depot, and you can build your own. They make great friends!

 

Though not THE R2-D2, this is what an R2 unit looks like. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Though not THE R2-D2, this is what an R2 unit looks like. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved 

BB-8 

BB-8 first appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This spherical, free moving droid is also adoptable at the Droid Depot.

 

Plush representations of BB-8.

Plush representations of BB-8.

Enjoy the characters in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?  Favorite?