Disneyland Park surprised and delighted fans with the test run of three new roaming droids at Galaxy’s Edge. These little bots are shaped similarly to BD-1 in Star Wars Jedi video games. Executive R&D Imagineer Joel Peavy and Associate Lab Director Moritz Bächer described their excitement about these little guys in an official video released on the Disney Parks YouTube Channel. The droids in training can roam over uneven terrain on Batuu and learn on the spot how to emote with guests. The video showcases one doing a happy dance while a second’s eyes flash red and it shakes its head angrily.
In a video shared by fan @DisneyDan on Twitter, one of the park’s characters interacts with the little droids, telling them to do life-form scans. You can pick up some of the droids’ nicknames in the video, like “Greenie.” Their personalities are on display, too, as the blue and orange droid get huffy because Greenie is chosen to lead them back:
Needless to say, Star Wars fans lost their collective minds over how adorable these new additions were. In the video, their faces light up, watching the trio pal around with their handlers. Across social media, fans expressed their joy at seeing the droids in action.
Though the love was reasonably unanimous, some fans expressed their nervousness at the idea of bad fans ruining these droids for everyone.
It’s unclear when the droids will return, but it’s a neat way to bring Galaxy’s Edge closer to the original concept. The creators originally mused for the park to include free-roaming droids that could interact with guests. Until then, it’s clear that the three cute bots made their mark with fans who eagerly await their return.
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