What You Need To Know Before Visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland

A Complete Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge At Disneyland

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Bright Suns Adventurers! We have traveled to Batuu and back and are here to tell you ALL about our adventure! It’s been about 4 years since we first heard of the new Star Wars Land coming to Disneyland (and Hollywood Studios). Ashlee and I were able to visit Galaxy’s Edge twice (once during the day and once at night) during the reservation period. Some things might change once the reservation period is over on June 24. There is SO much to do in this new land! I’ve put together a high-level overview of what Galaxy’s Edge contains and how the reservation process works (until June 24). Full reviews on the ride and food have been posted!

Reservations

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Reservations are only needed for guests visiting Galaxy’s Edge between May 31 – June 23. At this time the only way to secure a reservation is by booking a stay at one of the Disneyland Resort hotels. For those of you who were lucky enough to obtain a reservation here is how the check-in process works on the day of your reservation.

Two hours before your reservation time make your way to the Launch Bay. They will not let you in any earlier than 2 hours, so don’t bother trying. Guests with 8 a.m. reservations will be let into the park as early as 6 a.m. The bottom floor of the Launch Bay is where you will line up to check-in. It’s VERY important that you have all the following items BEFORE heading to the Launch Bay:

  • Your confirmation email with your QR code
  • Government-issued photo IDs for ALL guests ages 18 and over
  • The Primary Guest who made the reservation and ALL guests in the reservation party

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Once inside you’ll check in with a cast member who will scan your code and issue everyone a wristband with your printed reservation date and time. Each reservation has a different color which is how cast members differentiate the reservation groups. Once you’ve received your wristbands you may either head upstairs to purchase Galaxy’s Edge themed merchandise or go outside and wait until your reservation time. Here are some tips based on the two reservation times we had:

  • Ask the Cast Member who is checking you in for a Merchant & Food Guide (if available).
  • 8:00 a.m. reservations should purchase merchandise upstairs after checking in since you won’t be able to kill time in the park, however, Tomorrowland Terrace was open for breakfast.
  • All other reservations should arrive at the 2-hour mark to check in and go back into the park until their reservation time is ready. Line up about 30 minutes prior to your reservation time at the entrance you’re directed to.

Each reservation time has its pros and cons, but Disney has done an excellent job of making sure the check-in process is as smooth and efficient as possible.

Attractions

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Galaxy’s Edge contains two attractions that are out of this world! Unfortunately, at this time only one is open and available to the public. Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run is currently open to guests. This attraction puts you in the driver’s seat (literally) of the Millennium Falcon. Check out our first impressions of the ride and best tips! Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is set to open later this year.

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Food

The food was hands down the one thing I was looking forward to most! check out our review of what we tried and what we’d recommend!, but here’s what’s offered:

Milk Stand

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Home of the blue and green milk!

 

Mobile Order: Yes

AP Discount: No

Ronto Roasters

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Breakfast and lunch options are available here such as wraps, oats, turkey jerky, and specialty beverages.

Mobile Order: Yes

AP Discount: Yes

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Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

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This quick service location offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as specialty beverages and desserts. Click here to view their full menu.

Mobile Order: Yes

AP Discount: Yes

Kat Saka’s Kettle

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Get your hands on a special popcorn mix as well as the highly coveted Coke orbs. Souvenir popcorn bucket available here as well for $19.99.

Mobile Order: No

AP Discount: No

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Oga’s Cantina

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No matter what time of day this is where the party’s at! Day or night you can find a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Entertainment provided by DJ R-3X! Reservations must be made on the Disneyland app or online the day of as early as 7:00 a.m. **Limit 2 drinks per person and a 45-minute time limit inside.** Click here to view the full menu.

Mobile Order: No

AP Discount: Yes (non-alcoholic beverages only)

Play Disney Parks App

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I’ve only scratched the surface on what this app can do within Galaxy’s Edge, but what I have done so far has been really fun. At a high level, the app allows you to interact with your surroundings so you feel fully immersed! Using your datapad you can hack into many devices, droids, and control panels, scan cargo, translate galactic languages, tune into communications, accept jobs and so much more! In order to participate, you’ll need a smartphone that can download the Play Disney Parks app and a Disney account. This app does use data and will use your battery quickly. Bring an external battery if you’re planning on using this app in the land.

Shops

Galaxy’s Edge has no shortage of shops to visit. There’s honestly so many wonderful things to buy you’re going to want to take home everything! Here’s a list of the places to shop:

The Market

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  • Resistance Supply – Resistance inspired merchandise
  • Creature Stall – take home an exotic creature from around the galaxy
  • Toydarian Toymaker – toys, games, playthings, and collectibles

Black Spire Outfitters

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  • Jewels of Bith – local goods and trinkets
  • Black Spire Outfitters – various clothing items such as robes and other eclectic, stylish items
  • Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – jewelry, kyber crystals, statues, and more!
  • First Order Cargo – First Order inspired merchandise
  • Droid Depot – Build Your Own Droid
  • Savi’s Workshop – Handbuild Lightsabers

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If you’re looking for merchandise that says “Galaxy’s Edge” on it you’ll find that outside that land in major stores such as the Emporium, Star Trader, the second floor of the Launch Bay, Five & Dime, etc.

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Atmosphere

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From the moment you enter Galaxy’s Edge you’re instantly transported to another world, Batuu to be exact! I’ve heard many people say “I don’t feel like I’m in Disneyland” and we said the same thing! The best thing I can compare this land to would be Pandora, but this is even better! The amount of detail that went into this land has not gone unnoticed! The moment you walk up to the Millennium Falcon your jaw drops because it’s so surreal! Take the time to walk down the streets and shops and pay attention to the detail that went into making all this possible!

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In addition to that, take advantage of the PhotoPass photographers! They’re positioned all throughout the land, usually in front of giant ships (The Falcon, X-Wing, and Kylo Ren’s ship). Another really cool part of this land is the characters that roam around that you can take pictures with. We’ve seen Stormtroopers, Kylo Ren, Rey, and Chewbacca. Rumor has it droids will be roaming the land soon, so be on the lookout!

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Last but not least we wanted to leave you with some common phrases that you might hear as you interact with cast members.

  • Bright Suns: Good Day
  • Rising Moons: Good Evening
  • Till the Spire: Goodbye or Till we meet again
  • Good Run: Good Luck
  • Image Scans: Pictures
  • Refreshers: Restrooms

We hope you have found this post informative and helpful! Please feel free to share with anyone who may be going to Galaxy’s Edge! Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog as we’ll be posting even more about Galaxy’s Edge! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. Till the Spire Adventurers!

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2 comments

  1. This looks like an incredible addition to Disneyland. It definitely looks and feel like you are transported. I can’t wait to go. Thanks for all the awesome pics and details. They real help to share the experience. Looking forward to future posts on your trip.

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