You Can Explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with the Disney Parks App and the Star Wars: Datapad

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You will be able to interact with the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area while physically in the land either at Disneyland or Walt Disney World. The Star Wars: Datapad can be accessed through the Play Disney Parks mobile app. With Star Wars: Datapad you will find that you have several tools that you can use while exploring the planet Batuu–who knows what surprises you’ll uncover!

There is a “hacking” feature which you can use, which allows you to interact with certain door panels and droids to be able to see what’s in their memory. You can also open the “scanning” feature to peek inside of cargo crates you that you may come across will exploring Black Spire Outpost. Another handy feature is the “translation” tool which can help you understand Aurebesh (the official language of the Star Wars galaxy). You will be able to tap into and decrypt signals from antennas and communication devices and listen in on secret messages using the “tuning” feature.

The First Order has apparently been installing surveillance devices on door panels throughout the Black Spire Outpost in order to spy on the Resistance. You can use your Datapad to join in “Outpost Control” (a game played throughout the land) where you can choose which side you’ll join and vie for a hold on the land. You might even be rewarded with galactic credits for your efforts.

You can continue using the Datapad while in line at Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. While you wait to board the Millennium Falcon you may be enlisted to take on a task for Hondo Ohnaka, the pirate turned businessman who is now operating Ohnaka Transport Solutions out of Black Spire Outpost. When you reroute the misplaced cargo, you will learn how to keep your cover under pressure and prep the Millennium Falcon for your flight in the queue.

The Play Disney Parks app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. I recommend downloading before your visit. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open at Disneyland and will open at Walt Disney World Resort on August 29, 2019.