A Resort Hopping Holiday, A Trip Report: An Afternoon in Batuu

I have to say, that Skyliner is a smooth ride- super quick with a minimal wait. Mikey and I were inside Hollywood Studios by 10:45am- 15 minutes after we left Riviera Resort on the Skyliner!

We were early for our plans, so we grabbed my favorite Disney snack and strolled Galaxy’s Edge’s shops…

Mikey and I ended up at the Droid Depot with plenty of time for his reservation to build a droid. We upgraded to a package that included a personality chip and a carrier for his droid. This is RIGHT UP Mikey’s alley- he loves robotics, building, and of course- Star Wars. The Droid Depot is operated by a Utai named Mubo who wants to share his knowledge of droid building with his visitors. He wasn’t there when we were, but his staff is very knowledgeable and can help you choose and build the right droid for you. I won’t spoil the entire experience for you- but it was totally worth the price we paid and the upgrades.

Theming is just amazing in the area- filled with droids to interact with your new droid and places to let your droid roll around and make friends with other droids.

Next up was Oga’s Cantina! We had a reservation- we checked in and were instructed we still had to wait on a line until we were called, which we thought was strange but in hindsight helps with crowd control. We truly didn’t wait more than maybe 10 minutes until our name was called.

We were brought to a shared table with standing room only, which was fine. We were handed menus and took it all in…

On to the drinks!

Katie ordered a Carbon Freeze with POWERADE® Lemon Lime, Wild Strawberry, Blueberry, and Green Apple Popping Pearls.I ordered a Fuzzy Tauntaun with Cîroc Peach Vodka, Bols Peach Schnapps, Simply® Orange with Tangerine, Pure Cane Sugar, and “Buzz Button Tingling” Foam. That foam was a little freaky once it worked…

Mikey and Mike ordered the same as Katie and I:

DJ Rex was an awesome touch too!

Next we headed to Savi’s Workshop- both Mike and Mikey were building light sabers and Katie decided she wanted to take another spin on Smuggler’s Run, so it was just me and the boys. Once we got there we were handed a “menu” and waited among the space “junk”. A little backstory, this workshop is operated in secret by Savi and the Gatherers, a group of Jedi admirers who hoped to bring balance to the Force by teaching people the ways of the Jedi Order and helping them create their own custom lightsabers. Because the First Order occupiers of Batuu were not fond of the group’s ideals, the store was operated in secret, with Savi & Son Salvage being the name advertised to the public.

Again, I won’t spoil the experience for you- but again, it was worth every penny!

What an incredible experience!

We met Katie and right on cue- we got notification our villa was ready for us at the Riviera, back to the Skyliner we go!

 

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