After years of anticipation and planning, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland is lastly right here! The official opening day was Might 31, 2019, and I used to be there to see it all!
See my reaction strolling into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for the first time!
Disneyland last welcomed a new land in 1993 with Toontown. Things have modified lots in the final 26 years, and now with social media and cell telephones and Youtube and one million blogs like this one, the hype is … out of this galaxy. (Sorry.)
Contemplating how limited the land is around Disneyland Park, we might possible never see an enlargement of Disneyland like this once more in our lifetimes. It’s really a special time to be a Disneyland fan!
This information might be broken up into sections, and can cowl what you must know before you arrive to Star Wars Land, what to do once you get there, what to journey, what to eat, what to drink, what to purchase, and so forth! Hold checking this guide as a result of will probably be up to date regularly over the subsequent few weeks!
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland – Complete Information
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the primary major enlargement of Disneyland Park since 1993. The new land can be 14 acres (for reference, Disneyland Park is 85 acres without the new land, and appears to be at least 3 times the dimensions of Mickey’s Toontown). Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is built on land previously occupied by Huge Thunder Ranch and a portion of the Rivers of America, as well as backstage area.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is about on the planet of Batuu. It’s a new planet by no means before seen in Star Wars films; nevertheless, it has been discussed and visited in a few of the newer Star Wars novels and comedian books. (If you wish to study lots concerning the planet of Batuu, read Thrawn: Alliances.)
Batuu is a planet on the outer rim of the galaxy and its major village, Black Spire Outpost, is frequented by smugglers. You’ll encounter members of both the Resistance and the First Order, so watch out what you put on and say when in certain elements of the land, or you could find yourself being grilled by a Stormtrooper!
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is incredibly immersive, with Forged Members really stepping into their roles as residents of Batuu. You could encounter Resistance sympathizers, First Order spies, and even smugglers. It’ll serve you properly to study a few of the Batuuan lingo before you visit:
- Howdy: “Bright suns” (morning) / “Rising moons” (evening)
- Goodbye: “‘Til the spire,” “May the spires keep you,” or “Good journey”
- Cellphone: Knowledge pad
- Restrooms: Refreshers
- Water fountain: Hydrators
Don’t ask about Mickey ears in Batuu; they don’t have them of their galaxy!
In case you need assistance translating Batuuese, obtain the Play Disney Parks app to access the “Galaxy’s Edge Data Pad,” the place you will discover a dictionary and play games.
**My personal opinion: It seems Star Wars Land goes to focus extra on the newer trilogy, which is sensible. The Walt Disney Company developed and introduced the most recent trilogy to life. I feel Star Wars Land will symbolize the newer trilogy whereas the “classic” Star Wars will nonetheless be represented in Tomorrowland with Star Excursions and character meet-and-greets with Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Nevertheless, that is simply based mostly alone speculation!
Earlier than You Arrive
Please observe that between Might 31 and June 23, you need to have 1) legitimate theme park admission, and a couple of) a no-cost reservation, to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. On-line reservations bought out within two hours! Which suggests the only strategy to safe a reservation throughout this period is to stay at a Disneyland Resort lodge.
Each visitor that stays at a Disneyland Resort lodge in the course of the reservation interval is assured one reservation window for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Please observe all reservation home windows are four hours.
You’ll be able to e-book a lodge reservation here.
You can too contact my most popular travel companion, Get Away As we speak, to discuss a trip package deal for lodge and tickets. Click here to guide a vacation package deal via Get Away Right now.
If you want to purchase admission tickets, I strongly recommend purchasing tickets earlier than you arrive to The Disneyland Resort. Get Away In the present day simply introduced a brand new ticket deal offering “Adults at Kids Prices” on 3-day or longer tickets purchased before June 7, 2019. This can be a nice deal!
Keep in mind: Between Might 31 and June 23, you will need to have each legitimate theme park admission and a reservation to entry Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. There shall be NO stand-by line to go to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Starting June 24, friends wishing to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will need to be a part of a “boarding group” once they arrive inside Disneyland Park. Think of it as a FastPass for Star Wars Land. Extra information about this will probably be launched in the near future.
Information About Reservations
Friends with valid reservations to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are instructed to verify in at Launch Bay in Tomorrowland up to two hours earlier than your reservation time. So in case your reservation window is 11am to 3pm, you might verify in at Launch Bay as early as 9am.
In case your reservation time is 8am, you’ll be able to verify in as early as 6am. There shall be a particular line at the gate for those visitors with 8am reservations. Observe Disneyland points of interest and outlets won’t be open at 6am so plan accordingly.
Whenever you verify in, you should show the reservation QR code sent to you by way of e-mail, along with a government issued legitimate ID. The QR code may be scanned from your telephone, or you’ll be able to print it. When you have visitors with you, all of them must verify in with you and show their IDs as properly. Everybody can be given wrist bands and might be directed to one of many three Star Wars Land entrances.
For visitors staying at one of many Disneyland Resort motels, you also go to Launch Bay to retrieve your wristbands. In case you need help together with your Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, each lodge has a special space set up to help visitors or print QR codes in the event you can’t find your e-mail.
*** My experience checking in went incredibly clean, and took not than 10 minutes from begin to finish. Whenever you arrive at Launch Bay, it’s essential to show your reservation e-mail and legitimate ID for everyone in your celebration. You complete social gathering MUST enter together. Once inside Launch Bay, there are several stations with Forged Members checking visitors in. You have to present your QR code a second time, and IDs are checked again earlier than your wristband is issued. Additionally, you will be advised which of the three Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge entrances to go to. That is NOT listed in your wristband so concentrate and keep in mind! Lastly, before you allow Launch Bay, be sure you get your wristband scanned and activated.
Disneyland is discouraging visitors from lining up at the doorway to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge before their reservation time. Nevertheless, we saw a lot of people “hovering” within the area. Half an hour before our reservation time, friends have been allowed to collect at the doorway to the land.
If Disneyland Park reaches capability previous to your reservation time, Disneyland officers are saying you’ll nonetheless be allowed inside the Park as long as you have already got valid admission and proof of reservation.
Disneyland parking tons will open at 5:30am on days the place Disneyland Park opens at 8am (which must be each day by way of the summer time). The two foremost parking areas are Mickey & Pals, and Toy Story lot. The new Pixar Buddies lot is scheduled to open someday this summer time.
If the tons get full, which could be very possible for opening weekend, overflow tons at the Anaheim Conference Middle or Anaheim Gardenwalk could also be utilized. Control Disneyland At the moment on Twitter for updated parking info.
Points of interest
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in Might with one attraction working: Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. The second Star Wars Land attraction is Rise of the Resistance, and will open in fall 2019.
*** I’m not a huge fan of movement simulator rides, they have a tendency to make me feel nauseated, however I had plenty of fun on Smuggler’s Run! It’s a really clean experience and doesn’t jerk you round too much. I was within the Gunner place, and I set mine to Automated so I might take note of every little thing occurring in the course of the experience. And being INSIDE the Falcon, wow. It’s so reasonable. I beloved all the things about this attraction.
A observe on wait occasions. Throughout our four hour window, the wait time for Smuggler’s Run was anyplace from 30 minutes to 120 minutes. In the event you see a wait time underneath 45 minutes, simply leap in.
There are not any formal meet and greets, however characters are roaming round Batuu. I noticed Chewbacca, Rey, and Kylo Ren, in addition to Stormtroopers and members of the Imperial Army and Insurgent Spies.
Meals and Drink
Crucial thing, proper? One thrilling facet of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the introduction of alcohol being served in Disneyland Park (outdoors of the personal members-only Membership 33).
Apart from drinks at Oga’s, a couple other choices for refreshments can be found at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
Docking Bay 7 is the official fast service restaurant inside Star Wars Land. You’ll find unique choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including (but not limited to):
Breakfast – Rising Moons In a single day Oats, Vibrant Suns Morning breakfast platter, Moof juice
Lunch – Felucian Garden Unfold, Smoked Kaadu Ribs, Pal Endorian Tip-yip
Dinner – Braised Shaak Roast, Ithorian Backyard Loaf
This walk-up stand serves the Ronto Wrap: Roasted pork, grilled sausage, peppercorn sauce, tangy slaw wrapped in pita. It’s fairly tasty! Also, have a look at the droid roasting the meat beneath the podracer engine.
Kat Saka’s Kettle
This small food stand will sell kettle popcorn and bottled drinks (such because the specially packaged Coke merchandise).
One of the anticipated refreshments at Star Wars Land is the power to buy and drink the famous Blue Milk. Both Blue and Green Milk are available right here. They’re utterly vegan, made with rice and coconut milk, and have the consistency of a smoothie. I tried both; they are each sweetly flavored. I most popular the blue milk, which tasted a bit like pineapple.
Oga’s Cantina is certain to be one of the common spots inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This is the place you’ll be able to order “Concoctions without Alcohol” and “Concoctions with Alcohol.”
**Be advised this is not a full bar. The only drinks obtainable are what’s on the menu, and the drinks are pre-mixed so there shall be no substitutions.
There isn’t a meals menu at Oga’s apart from a snack mix, referred to as Batuu Bits. For breakfast (earlier than 10am) you possibly can order In a single day Oats or the Mustafarian Lava Roll. Here’s a sampling of the “Concoctions with Alcohol” menu:
- Yub Nub – Malibu Pineapple Rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Citrus Juices, and Passion Fruit (out there with souvenir mug, whereas provides last)
- Fuzzy Tauntaun – Cîroc Peach Vodka, Bols Peach Schnapps, and Merely Orange® topped with Tangerine, Pure Cane Sugar, “Buzzz” Foam
- Dagobah Slug Slinger – Herradura Reposado Tequila, Bols Blue Curaçao, Citrus Juices, Ginger, Herbs, and Bitters
- Jedi Thoughts Trick- Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose Vodka, John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum, Bols Blue Curaçao, White Grape Juice, Lime Juice, and Grapefruit Bitters
- Jet Juice – Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, Cedilla Açaí Liqueur, White Grape Juice, and Lemon Juice
- Dangerous Motivator IPA
- White Wampa Ale
- Spice Runner Exhausting Cider
- Toniray Wine
One factor to find out about Oga’s is the queue to get in fills up quick and they’ll close the queue to new friends. You type of need to hover in the space till they announce the queue is open once more, then everyone rushes into the road like loopy individuals.
For my first go to to Oga’s, I “hovered” for about 20 minutes, then spent 30-40 minutes within the queue.
***UPDATE: As of June 2, Oga’s has began implimenting a digital queue. This might be MUCH BETTER than the chaotic system I experienced. Nevertheless, spots for the four hour reservation windows will refill fast. Go the Cantina host stand first thing and attempt to secure a reservation time.
Once you get your textual content message to return back to Oga’s, a number will lead you to a spot contained in the Cantina. There are a couple of tables however it’s principally standing room solely. You don’t get to choose your spot; you get what you get.
We stood at the bar and I attempted two drinks. The Yub Nub with memento mug, and the Toniray wine. Both have been good … not great however not dangerous. Can’t wait to attempt extra drinks.
The primary buying space is the Market, with totally different stalls selling totally different goods including clothes, toys, collectibles, and jewellery. There are additionally some unique and well-liked merchandise opportunities:
Savi’s Workshop: Handbuilt Lightsabers
The lightsaber constructing experience sounds actually cool. A “Gatherer” will allow you to assemble a one-of-a-kind lightsaber from a mish-mash of elements they have collected through the years. You possibly can decide the type of lightsaber you need, the color of the kyber crystal, and the totally different elements on the hilt. Constructing your personal lightsaber will value $199 and no discounts out there.
When you don’t have enough galactic credits for a customized lightsaber, think about constructing your personal droid. Each R and BB models are available for personalisation, selecting from blue, pink, orange, and purple elements. Add a character chip to deliver your droid to life and watch it interact with numerous areas of the land. Starting at $99 and no reductions.
What To Do First?
When you’re truly inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, I’m positive you’ll feel a certain degree of overwhelm! Here’s what I like to recommend based mostly on my four hour expertise:
If going inside Oga’s Cantina is necessary to you, head there first, and shortly. Now that there’s a reservation system in place, you’ll be able to anticipate the time slots to refill FAST.
Anyone who didn’t go straight to Oga’s doubtless went to the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run attraction. My suggestion is to go right here first (when you don’t care about seeing Oga’s) or wait till hour Three of your reservation. Your wait time ought to be round 20-30 minutes, as long as the experience hasn’t had any operational points.
Savi’s Workshop (building a lightsaber) also has an analogous reservation system to Oga’s, and fills up just a fast. You might not have the ability to do each throughout one reservation, so determine in your priority before getting into the land.
If you wish to eat I recommend using cellular ordering. Cellular order wait occasions have been typically 1-2 hours out, so plan forward. Cellular ordering will save you TONS of time.
If you want to stroll round and take footage, I like to recommend doing this both throughout hour 1 when you’re waiting in your reservation text messages, or wait until hour Three when crowds are probably at their lowest. This is able to in all probability be a superb time to take your obligatory Falcon photograph.
When you plan to purchase a ton of merch (guilty!), it’s beneficial you wait till the top of your reservation interval so you don’t should juggle your gadgets while on the attraction or ordering at Oga’s. Sort of like how Most important Road USA stays open an hour after Disneyland closes, you’re in all probability protected to shop after your reservation window is formally over. But if Batuuans notice your expired wristbands, they’ll gently remind you that your “transport is waiting and you should hurry to catch it.”
**Backside line: You’ll be able to’t probably do every single experience in four hours, so prioritize before you arrive on Batuu. Anticipate the world to really feel very crowded, even with the gang control throughout reservation durations. It’s not unbearable, however there will probably be waits for almost every thing. Be patient with Forged Members and friends who’re all getting used to one thing new and feeling overwhelmed.
That’s it for now! What are your thoughts and emotions on Galaxy’s Edge? Do you’ve gotten a reservation? Will you attempt your luck after June 23? Or will you be holding out and hoping for lowered crowds in 2020? Let me know your plans!