Don’t Leave for Batuu Without This…


Before you leave on your journey to the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, there is one item you need to make sure you pack.

While they have pretty much everything you may need available from the various merchants…. Food, beverages, toys, weapons and even a variety of clothing, they seem to have forgotten to transport any means of recharging those pesky datapads. ie: the term the people of Batuu call cell phones.

Why is this so critical? First. The land includes a ton of ‘cant miss’ activities that require either use of the Play App, internet or Bluetooth, that of course are the natural nemesis of ones battery. And second, someone seems to have forgotten to transport and install a Fuel Rod kiosk. You know… One of those handy devices that allow use to exchange a spent battery for a new one.

Why is this a problem? Once you are transported to Batuu you are not allowed to leave and return during your 4 hour reservation window. So if you get carried away on a low battery, there is not an easy solution to recharge on Batuu.

How do I know? Cause it happened to me. My fuel rod was mistakenly left happily charging in the hotel. It took the involvement of several people including some upper level rebels to allow me to leave the planet and grab one, and return to continue my journey. (Thanks Millie,Chris & Luis)

So until they remedy the situation by adding one of the kiosks in Batuu, a bank of charging stations or modify the rule to deny departure and return, be sure you have plenty of external juice with you so your visit to Batuu isn’t interrupted.

Beci Mahnken is Chief Magic Maker at MEI-Travel & Mouse Fan Travel. With more than 23 years in the travel biz, she is a frequent guest on many travel and Disney community podcasts including WDW Radio, and partners with other great travel creators like, and She was recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as the Super A-List Agent for Disney travel and serves on their Earmarked Advisory Board. Beci has long worked with the Disney fan community to help support fan efforts and create high-profile events and has a passion for supporting deserving charities with a special emphasis on animal welfare efforts. She has a love for exploring history, ocean cruising, and river cruising and served on advisory boards for the prestigious GTM event and TravelAge West Magazine. Beci's dedicated to her craft of sharing the magic of travel with anyone who will listen.

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  1. I will have my five charges juiced and ready to go… case we face the same problem on the EAST Coast Batuu. Thanks for the warning?

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