Make Your Own Droid with Disney's New 'Star Wars' App
Build a digital droid or pair the app with a droid built at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
The droids you’re looking for are finally coming to you.
Disneyland and Disney World are currently closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a taste of the Disney park magic right at home. Fans of all ages can find new ways to transport themselves to a galaxy far, far away.
In celebration of May the 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day, Disney has announced an all-new Droid Depot mobile app that you can play at home. The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attractions at the Disney parks were wildly popular since opening last year, and one of the fun activities park-goers of all ages could do was to create their own droids at the Droid Depot.
Now, anyone who created BB-series or R-series astromech droid units directly at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge can use the app to control their droid using their mobile device. Users can drive or fly their droid, and interact with it at home. The app automatically syncs up with your pre-made droid, lets you customize its name and profile, or even pilot it around a virtual path in your own home, and try out different sounds and maneuvers.
And if you haven’t gotten the chance to create a droid at the actual Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction, don’t worry, there’s still a way to join the Resistance even if you haven’t been to the Disney parks recently. The app also has the capability to let you virtually create your droid from scratch.
Once you’ve created your droid, you can easily explore some of the virtual experiences the app has to offer, like listening to some unique Star Wars tunes by DJ R3X from Oga’s Cantina and choreographing your own droid to dance along.