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The Language of Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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When you visit another country, you learn how to ask for water or a bathroom in the language spoken there, right? Right. I discovered that the same goes for intergalactic travels. Who knew? I found this out the hard way when I made a couple of trips off-world at the Disney parks recently. Here’s a 101 primer of the language of Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Disneyland provided park tickets for my trip to Batuu but the fangirling of this planet is all my own!

Galaxys edge travelers guide

This pamphlet was given out on the opening day of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World.

The past week has been out of this world!


I spent a fast and furious 4 days at the D23 Expo and the Disneyland Resort, made a 1-day stop at home, and headed down to Walt Disney World for a 3-day trip with my handy dandy Annual Pass in tow. 

What did both visits have in common? Going off-planet and visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. 


fireworks in batuu

Favorite place to watch fireworks in Disneyland is in Batuu. There’s not a bad place to see them in the entire land!

Okay, so, had to get *that* out.  

But y’all, the hype is real. This planet is immersive and stunning and will completely win you over on your first visit. I had legit goosebumps when I walked into Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge for the first time and got a little teary-eyed when I left. 

I’m eager to see what happens when the land is complete with the Rise of the Resistance attraction opening this winter.

But before you go, you might want to learn some of the language of Batuu, just like you would if you were heading overseas for the first time. 

Here's a 101 primer of the language of Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. #starwars #galaxysedge #batuu #blackspire #disneyland #disneyworld


The Language of Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

First of all, what does Batuu mean?

Batuu is the planet you are on when you visit the newest land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, at Disneyland or Walt Disney World. The residents of the planet are Batuuans and the language they speak is Batuuese- but don’t worry, it sounds an awful lot like English. 

If you’re over here thinking, wait a minute, I know Star Wars movies and I don’t remember Batuu! I suggest taking a 2nd look at Solo: A Star Wars Story. It’s mentioned (along with Black Spire Outpost, which is the exact location you visit at the Disney parks) in the movie. 

Brush Up On Your Aurebesh, the Language of Batuu

Language of Batuu is Aurebesh Droid Depot Wall

The language of Batuu is Aurebesh and it’s not *that* hard to learn. 

You’ll find it everywhere when you visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and you’ve definitely seen it in the movies. 

Most locations on planet are marked with this language and some of the signage might take a bit to figure out. No fear, the Play Disney Parks app is here to help if you get confused. 

There’s a translation tool inside that makes Aurebesh to English translation happen in a click!

Star Wars: GalaxyÕs Edge Ð Play Disney Parks Mobile App

Star Wars: GalaxyÕs Edge is the first land within a Disney park designed to integrate with the Play Disney Parks mobile app, which debuted last year. Guests who choose to use the Play Disney Parks app in Star Wars: GalaxyÕs Edge at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, will be able to transform it into their very own Star Wars: Datapad. The app provides new opportunities for guests to engage with the land. (Richard Harbaugh/Disney Parks)

Learn the Lingo: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Vocabulary

The app is helpful, but you know- even the description is confusing for us off-worlders. 

Datapad? What?

So here’s the scoop on the vocabulary and sayings of Batuu that you’ll want to know before you travel. 

  • Bright Suns! means Good Morning
  • Rising Moons! means Good Evening
  • A Datapad is your smartphone (iPhone or Android, it’s all the same on Batuu!)

Image capture on Batuu at Star Wars Galaxys Edge

  • An Image Capture or Image Scans are what the residents call taking your photo. The one above was taken by a Batuuan PhotoPass photographer at Disneyland. 
  • On Planet means in the land- which I guess I used all through this post without explaining! See, get used to it easily!
  • Credits are how you pay for things. So Credit Cards, cash, gift cards: those are the credits needed to purchase something on Batuu.

Gift Card on Batuu are called Credits

  • Land Cruisers are what they call wheelchairs or scooters
  • Youngling transport or space pods are what they residents of Batuu call strollers
  • Younglings or Padawans are children
  • The Refreshers are what we would call bathrooms (but the Aurebesh sign reads Restrooms, so that’s helpful!)

Refresher or restroom on Batuu at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

  • Ignite the Spark is a greeting for the Resistance
  • Light the Fire is the response to Ignite the Spark
  • Only the ancients know is something you might hear if you stump a Batuuan. That means “I don’t know!”
  • Hydrator is the water fountain. And this one is pretty cool- be sure to stick around and watch what happens inside the tanks!

Hydrator is the water fountains on Batuu

And the most important saying you need to know:

Til the Spire!

Which is Batuu for “farewell”- and I personally think it means until we meet again.

More About Batuu and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Opening Day of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World

We Live on Batuu: Fangirling Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

What’s Free in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

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Thursday 4th of June 2020

Batuuans speak Galactic Basic and write in Aurebesh, not "Batuuese"


Tuesday 2nd of June 2020

Sorry, but Batuuese isn’t a real language here in Batuu. We speak in Galactic Basic and we write in Aurebesh alphabet. Hope to see you back in BSO. :)

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