MAY the fourth be with you today. A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I enjoyed watching the sun come up over Batuu, the outpost of rogues and scoundrels right out on Galaxy’s Edge.
Well, it was 2019 in Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort, but you get the picture.
Granted VIP access to watch behind the scenes as staff readied the attraction for the daily influx of tourists and Star Wars thrill-seekers, I was in a small group of writers who had the place pretty much to themselves as the huge sets were slowly painted in gold by the rising sun.
Here’s a selection of the many pictures I took, including the sunrise reflection in the window of the Millennium Falcon and an unexpected encounter with a familiar figure …