Ouannii, Rodian character on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Impressive Articulated Rodian Ouannii Character on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Showcases Budget Cuts from Galaxy’s Edge

The media embargo has been lifted for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, and we’re getting our first look at the experience from the eyes of guests. One of the most impressive elements of the experience is the walk-around Ouannii character, a fully articulated Rodian (the same species as Greedo from “A New Hope”).

Above is a video of Ouannii shared by Twitter user Skytalkers.

Walt Disney Imagineers developed multiple walk-around droids and aliens for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that ultimately weren’t used for the land in an effort to save money. Instead, only human characters, like Rey and Kylo Ren, and Chewbacca appear in the land.

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Ouannii shows some of the impressive technology guests wanted to see at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, finally brought to life for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser guests.

Stay tuned for more Ouannii — and all the other new characters debuting on the Halcyon — when we bring you full, detailed coverage from the first public cruise beginning March 1.

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  1. Man this is impressive. I wonder if this will lead them to consider incorporate these ideas into Galaxy’s Edge. From what I seen it looks like it might be decent.

  2. Just a thought: Not sure this case that it’s a matter of budget cuts. The Ouannii costume and seems to be relatively tight fitting (skin-like?), which I could see being very uncomfortable for a cast member to wear for an extended time outdoors or in the open to air sections of Galaxy’s Edge (most of it outside of the ride buildings) for too long. At least with like Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, or the storm troopers, they have the potential room in the costumes to wear an ice vest or other cooling apparatus. I was at Hollywood Studios in October for a day, and even in shorts and a light shirt it was a bit uncomfortable outside of the ride buildings in the direct sun. I can imagine being in one of those costumes out there walking around all day. The Starcrusier by contrast is a closed climate controlled space where wearing complex, more skin like costumes and heavy makeup is more comfortable I think, and the cast members can stay in character for longer. I just think it’s more logistics and health/safety than budget.

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