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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: The Best Easter Egg Is From A Different Movie Franchise

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is about to open at Disneyland, giving fans of the space opera saga the opportunity to experience what living in a galaxy far, far away is actually like. From interacting with rebels and First Order officers to sampling the local cuisine, Disneyland has gone above and beyond in creating an immersive experience. However, for those who enjoy a good old fashioned Easter egg hunt, there’s also plenty of ground to cover looking for nods to various corners of the galaxy.

The best Easter egg in all of Galaxy’s Edge has nothing to do with Star Wars, though. Instead, it’s a tribute to Harrison Ford’s other iconic franchise, the Indiana Jones movies. If you’re standing in just the right spot on Dok-Andar’s Den of Antiquities–to the left of the lightsaber display–and look up, you’ll see none other than the Ark of the Covenant from Raiders of the Lost Ark. You’ll have to look hard, but hidden behind a plethora of items, the golden chest stands out. It’s hard to snap a photo of, though, as you can see below.

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This piece isn’t just any Ark of the Covenant, though. This particular item is a nod to both the Indiana Jones franchise and a former ride at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. According to a Disneyland employee who spoke to GameSpot, this particular Ark was pulled from the Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios after it closed. It was then shipped cross-country to its new home in Galaxy’s Edge.

Its placement in the Den of Antiquities is thanks to Lucasfilm creative executive Pablo Hidalgo. According to the Disneyland employee, all of the items on the second floor of the shop were hand-picked by Hidalgo to point to a variety of Star Wars and Star Wars adjacent properties, from Return of the Jedi to the animated series Star Wars Rebels–and, of course, to Indy.

We’ll have a deeper dive into the Easter eggs in the Den of Antiquities soon. In the meantime, check out GameSpot’s photo tour of Galaxy’s Edge, as well as a look at the most expensive item you’ll find for sale in the land. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens Mat 31 at Disneyland and August 21 at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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