Disney’s Star Wars Land May Have Actual Droids

Star Wars Land may be the closest we’ll get to the galaxy far, far away.

It’s no secret that Disney is currently in the process of converting sections of Disneyland and Walt Disney World into ‘Star Wars’ themed lands… But it looks as though they’re pulling out all the stops.

And that includes real-life ‘Star Wars’ droids.

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According to YouTube user DAPs Magic (via Gizmodo), a new ‘Star Wars’ droid named Jake was spotted roaming the Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland… and they even managed to nab a short video of the robot in action.

“A fun droid named Jake has popped up in Disneyland at Tomorrowland’s Star Wars Launch Bay,” they explain in the video summary.

And Jake certainly gets around…

The new, interactive droid is seen making its own way through the park, encountering visitors along the way and seemingly interacting with the exhibits at the Star Wars Launch Bay.

At the moment, it’s unclear whether the droid is being controlled by an operator, or if there’s some level of autonomous function allowing the droid to free-roam and go about its business as it sees fit.

But it’s certainly an impressive start.

When Jake approaches a control panel, the droid makes various beeps and boops at the computer while its head moves around… and that seems to trigger lights and other interactive elements of the exhibit.

What else is the droid capable of doing?

At the moment, we have no idea… and while it’s nothing especially complicated just yet, this is the first time we’ve seen the droid out and about. I mean, let’s face it – Jake could get some neat upgrades by the time Disney’s new ‘Star Wars’ lands officially open.

But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.

‘Star Wars 8’ heads to cinemas on 15 December 2017.

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Picture Credit: Lucasfilm