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New Bard Droid Arrives at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland for ‘Fire of the Rising Moons’ Fireworks

Shannen Ace

Tohan Ledge’s droid, Bard, has arrived at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland Park for the “Fire of the Rising Moons” fireworks show.

‘Fire of the Rising Moons’ Droid

Bard is a modified R1-series droid. He has been mentioned during “Fire of the Rising Moons” since the show’s debut in early April. Fans have been anticipating Bard’s arrival with #BardWatch on X, sharing photos of the themed wall and tarps covering the new droid’s spot.

Beginning on Friday, May 24, guests will see Bard presenting “Fire of the Rising Moons” from a platform overlooking the Black Spire Outpost Spaceport.

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” description

“Fire of the Rising Moons” is an alternate view of the main Disneyland fireworks show. Instead of seeing the standard version of the show, guests in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge get to see the fireworks with “Star Wars” music and an introduction from the Lore-weaver. When “Fire of the Rising Moons” debuted, it synched with “Wondrous Journeys.” An updated version is currently performed alongside “Together Forever — A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular.”

Watch the original version of “Fire of the Rising Moons” below.

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