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R1 Series Astromech Droid Joins ‘Fire of the Rising Moons’ at Disneyland

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A modified R1 series astromech droid named Bard will appear at Disneyland starting tonight at the Black Spire Spaceport in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during “Fire of the Rising Moons”!

Introducing the celebration is Tohan Lege, the storyteller known as the Lore-weaver. Pursued by those in power who would silence his voice, Tohan adopted Black Spire as his home and wrote of its colorful history and the fiery spirit at its heart. His droid, who he fondly called Bard, allows us to hear the Lore-weaver in his own words, each night as Black Spire celebrates the Fire of the Rising Moons.

He met and spoke to anyone he could, and began to record its history. To ensure that the stories would endure, Tohan found an old astromech droid left behind at the Depot. The mechanics helped him get it working with scrap parts and luck. Tohan called the droid Bard, and together they recorded the Lore-weaver’s stories, until there were no more to tell.


“Fire of the Rising Moons” is a nighttime fireworks experience that takes place on select nights in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. It highlights a different view of the stunning Disneyland Park fireworks display with musical accompaniment. The experience debuted as part of Season of the Force and will continue performances past the season’s conclusion on June 2nd.

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