The two versions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Walt Disney World are extremely similar. While Disneyland has a third entrance into their land and Hollywood Studios has a bit more space, the two locations are virtually clones of one another. However, there is one rumored feature that could set Hollywood Studios’ land apart – drones.
Dating back to well before the lands were even close to being finished, there was a rumor that said the area would be brought to life for guests in creative ways. That included the use of droids roaming around the land, but expected large crowds and unpredictable guest behavior may have scrapped that idea. The rumor also mentioned a rather clever idea to bring Hollywood Studios to life through drones that would fly over Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, making it look like ships were actually coming and going from the outpost.
Without the same plan being in place at Disneyland, it has been difficult to predict whether or not the rumored drones would actually come to fruition at Walt Disney World’s home to Star Wars. Amidst rumored budget cuts, some feared that the drones would be among the first to go. Thankfully, that’s not the case quite yet.
We asked beloved Disney insider Martin Smith about the drones when he was discussing potential budget cuts at Hollywood Studios’ Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Q: Do the cuts include the rumored ships flying around the land?
A: Not that I’m aware of.
As always, take any report or rumor with a grain of salt. Even the best insiders don’t always have the most updated information or a full picture of the full project.
The possibility of drones helping bring Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to life in Walt Disney World appears to still be on the table, but we haven’t heard any firm confirmations or seen any testing to move this idea of out the rumor category at this time. Stay tuned.