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These ARE the Droids You’re Looking for! BDX Droids Coming Back to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge!

The amazing (and amazingly adorable!) BDX Droids are making a grand return to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland for the spectacular Season of the Force event, running from April 5 through June 2, 2024. Trust me, after catching a glimpse of these adorable droids in action while visiting Walt Disney Imagineering this past week, you’ll be just as enchanted as I am!

First introduced by the Disney Research Team at the 2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, these bipedal wonders captured our hearts with their playful antics and highly expressive personalities. And yes, I had the incredible opportunity to meet these little guys (and the Imagineers who help bring them to life!) up close at my recent visit to Walt Disney Imagineering – they’re every bit as captivating in person as you’d imagine!

Inspired by the Box Droids in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, these child-sized (aka Lou-sized) robots, with their wiggly antennae and expressive heads, are not your ordinary droids. They bring a whole new level of charm to the galaxy with their unique gaits and personality-packed movements, thanks to some groundbreaking procedural animation and learning algorithms. It’s like they’ve hopped right out of a Star Wars adventure and into our hearts.

Imagineering’s leap forward with these BDX Droids showcases not just technological prowess but a deep understanding of what makes the Star Wars universe so beloved. Their ability to balance and navigate, even amid the bustling streets of Black Spire Outpost, speaks volumes about the innovation behind their design. And let’s not forget their resilience – these droids can take a tumble and hop right back into action, ready to delight guests with their endearing quirks.

As they wander around the outpost, these little droids promise to offer a level of interaction and immersion that will bring the world of Star Wars to life in ways we’ve only dreamed of. It’s like witnessing a slice of the galaxy far, far away, right here on Earth.

Want to find out when the droids will be out and about at Black Spire Outpost during Season of the Force from April 5 to June 2, 2024? Just open up the Disneyland app on your mobile device, and search “BDX Droids” to see the hours they may appear within on that day. Times may vary, so be sure to check for the day you are visiting Batuu!

The introduction of these BDX Droids is more than just a fun addition to Galaxy’s Edge; it’s a significant step toward realizing the land’s original vision of a fully interactive and dynamic environment. By weaving these characters into the fabric of the outpost, Disney is not only enhancing the guest experience but also honoring the rich storytelling that defines the Star Wars saga.

As we look forward to the return of the BDX Droids during the Season of the Force, I can’t help but feel a wave of excitement for the future of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This is a clear indication that the spirit of innovation and adventure is alive and well in the hearts of Disney Imagineers. And who knows? This may very well be the beginning of a new era for the land, one where droids, performers, and guests come together in an ever-evolving narrative tapestry.

So, as we prepare to welcome these guys back to Disneyland, I’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you think of the BDX Droids? Are you as excited as I am to see them roaming around Black Spire Outpost, adding that extra touch of magic to our galactic adventures? Share your thoughts in the WDW Radio Clubhouse