True, it is not.
Turns out that image of the Baby Yoda diaper changing station in the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge bathroom at Disneyland is nothing more than a clever Photoshop hoax zipping around social media.
Baby Yoda, or The Child as the Force-sensitive creature is known on “The Mandalorian,” exploded into the pop culture zeitgeist after the Star Wars series debuted on the new Disney+ streaming service.
Sam Carter, a self-described theme park geek from Orange County and experience designer formerly with Disney Creative Entertainment, posted a doctored photo of the Baby Yoda bathroom sign on Twitter on Wednesday, Dec. 11 and the image spread like viral wildfire.
um guys, why is nobody talking about the baby changing signage in Galaxy’s Edge? pic.twitter.com/RkkAVaF4km
— Sam Carter (@Cartarsauce) December 11, 2019
Online publications such as IGN, Cinema Blend and Inside the Magic spotted the tweet, wrote stories of their own and spread the image even further. But it turns out the Baby Yoda diaper changing station sign isn’t real. Even if we really wish the adorably cute sign was hanging in the Batuu bathroom.
Disneyland officials confirmed that no signage in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been altered.
Fox News reached out to Carter, aka @Cartarsauce, who confirmed that he whipped up the design of “the biggest star in the Galaxy right now” in a few minutes and decided to share it on Twitter.
“Never thought it would be believed or blow up like that, but if anything, hopefully Imagineering ends up actually changing the sign to that,” Carter told Fox News. “I think it would make a lot of people happy to see that.”
Disneyland currently has no Baby Yoda merchandise or food themed to the soup-sipping, frog-eating breakout star of “The Mandalorian” that launched a thousand memes. Baby Yoda magnets, stickers and MagicBands are just starting to appear at Walt Disney World, according to WDW News Today.
— WDW News Today (@WDWNT) November 19, 2019
The local Batuuans at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida caused a social media stir when they swaddled a hand-sewn Yoda plush doll in a grey scarf and set him on a shelf in the Creature Stall gift shop in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Batuu East’s Baby Yoda didn’t last long and the unauthorized tribute to “The Mandalorian” star was soon removed.