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On the weekend, we share our thoughts on ranking anything and everything in the Star Wars galaxy! What makes us different? We vote with our hearts. Our lists are our top FAVORITE things about each Star Wars category. We believe there are already too many critical lists, artistry lists, film making lists… yadda yadda… we are simply talking about our FAVORITES – as all fans do.
Our merry band of rebel fans are:
Chris B (@thedisneynationtm)
Joe N (@joseph.nicholas35)
Jon Gus (thejonnygus)
And yours truly, Keith – founder of @mindofmodernman and @dadventuredisney
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This week – 10 of us went planet hopping around the Star Wars Universe to find our 10 Favorite Star Wars Planets. This list should be out of this world. (Sorry, Dad jokes – it comes with the gig.)
We raked through our memories and submitted our favorite planets taking in to consideration look, story significance, inhabitants, and much more. We came up with 28 different planets and none were unanimous on every ballot! Although 2 came close being on 9 of 10. However, only 10 make our list.
See our cumulative list below, check out some details after the list and then please hit the comments to share yours.
On to the list… Punch it!
Home to the Organa Family
Top 10 Score: 2.20. Nominated on 4 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Diameter: 12,500 kilometers
Primary terrain: Forests, Mountainous, Plains
Points of interest: Royal Palace of Alderaan
Home to Mandalorian Warriors
Top 10 Score: 2.50. Nominated on 3 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Diameter: 9,200 kilometers
Primary terrain: Desert, Domed cities
Points of interest: Royal Academy of Government/Imperial Academy of Mandalore, Sundari Royal Palace
Home to the Wookies
Top 10 Score: 2.70. Nominated on 6 ballots.
Diameter: 12,765 kilometers
Primary terrain: Forests, Jungles, Mountains
Points of interest: Imperial Refinery, Origin Tree, Chieftain’s Canopy
Home to Yoda, in exile
Top 10 Score: 3.70. Nominated on 7 ballots.
Diameter: 14,410 kilometers
Primary terrain: Swamp, Wetlands
Points of interest: Cave of Evil, Dragonsnake Bog, Yoda’s Hut
Home to Queen Padme & The Gungans
Top 10 Score: 4.10. Nominated on 7 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Diameter: 12,120 kilometers
Primary terrain: Swamps, Hills, Plains, Cities, Mountains
Points of interest: Lake Country, Theed Royal Palace
Home to Lando Calrissian’s Mining City
Top 10 Score: 4.10 Nominated on 7 ballots.
Diameter: 118,000 kilometers
Primary terrain: Gaseous
Points of interest: Cloud City
Home to the Galactic Senate & Jedi Council
Top 10 Score: 4.20. Nominated on 8 ballots.
Diameter: 12,240 kilometers
Primary terrain: Ecumenopolis
Points of interest: Jedi Temple/Imperial Palace, Senate Building, The Underworld
Home to Rebel’s Echo Base & Wampas
Top 10 Score: 4.90. Nominated on 7 ballots. 2 first place votes.
Diameter: 7,200 km
Primary terrain: Frozen ice plains, glaciers, oceans, mountains, Surface water (33% oceans)
Points of interest: Echo Station 3-T-8, Icefall Plains, Wampa Mountain
Home to the Lars Family, Tusken Raiders, Jabba the Hutt and Jawas
Top 10 Score: 6.10. Nominated on 9 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Diameter: 10,465 km
Primary terrain: Canyons, Desert, Mountains, Rocky bluffs
Points of interest: Beggar’s Canyon, Dune Sea, Mos Eisley
Endor (And it’s Forest Moon)
Home to the Ewoks
Top 10 Score: 6.80. Nominated on 9 ballots. 3 first place votes.
Diameter: 4,900 km
Primary terrain: Forests, Savannas, Mountains
Points of interest: Death Star’s shield generator, Ewok Village, Syndulla’s camp, Death Star Remains
First off – a HUGE tip of the cap to Wookiepedia.com – a limitless source of data in the SW Universe.
We were LITERALLY all over the map on this one – but it was a really fun journey.
Want to know what else we came up with?
The Just Missed List:
Yavin (Rebel Base)1.90
Mustafar (Vader’s Castle) 1.90
Ahch-To (Grumpy Luke & Porgs) 1.90
Dathomir (Maul) 1.10
Crait (Salt Flats) 1.00
Exegol (Zombie Emperor) 1.00
The other planets we nominated: Lothal, Jakku, Felucia, D’Qar, Jedha, Scarif, Corellia, Kamino, Mortis, Ilum, Dantooine and Csilla.
Does size matter not? Let’s look at the tale of the planetary diameter tape!
4,900km – Endor (#1)
7,200km – Hoth (#3)
9,200km – Mandalore (#9)
10,465km – Tatooine (#2)
12,120km – Naboo (#6)
12,240km – Coruscant (#4)
12,500km – Alderaan (#10)
12,765km – Kashyyyk (#8)
14,410km – Dagobah (#7)
118,000km – Bespin (#5)
Interesting that 3 of the 4 smallest planets are our top 3 favorites… maybe Yoda was right.
What’s your order? Which Planet would you want to go live on? Swamp, Forest or Desert?
Hit the comments and let us know. Or head over to our Instagram Page and hit us up there, too!
On behalf of the Star Wars Fan Panel, thank you for reading and we’ll see you next time for another Star Wars Saturday.