After years of anticipation the new Star Wars-themed land at Disney Parks is finally open and our dreams of a galaxy far, far away have come true. Getting in and seeing it all might seem like it takes a Jedi mind trick, however, with the crowds of fans wanting a peek.
Here’s everything we know about the new Star Wars-themed land, including the answer to how to get into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
The good news: you no longer need a reservation to get into Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. The bad news: you still need to plan in advance if you want to get inside. Starting Jun. 24 entrance into the new land no longer requires advance reservations, but it might not be as simple as just walking in. All park attendees are free to enter the land until it hits capacity, which judging by its popularity so far will likely happen as soon as the park opens. Once the land hits capacity, park guests can register through a new virtual queue system to be given an assigned boarding group with a two-hour window to return later in the day. The virtual queue will be accessible through the Disneyland app so make sure you have it loaded and ready to go once you enter the park.
Disney Resort hotel guests will no longer have preferred access to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, however, getting into the park during Early Morning Magic hours guarantees that you will make it to the land entrance before park attendees waiting at the gates.
Some Attractions Still Require Reservations
The most popular attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge currently require advance reservations to enter: Oga's Cantina and Savi's Workshop - Handcrafted Lightsabers. Both can be accessed via a same-day reservation starting at 7 a.m. through the Disneyland app or on Disneyland.com, whether you're in the park or not. You'll need a credit card to place the reservation and you will be charged a no-show fee of $10 for Oga's Cantina and the full cost of Savi's lightsaber show, $199. Making these reservations also has the perk of guaranteeing you access into the land with no boarding passes needed. Each lightsaber attendee can bring two guests who are also guaranteed entry.
Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is officially open, while the Walt Disney World version is set to debut on Aug. 29, 2019.
From Blue Milk to Fried Endorian Yip Tip, the food and drink offerings at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge are out of this world. The new land will feature several restaurants and food stalls including Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, Ronto Roasters, Kat Saka’s Kettle in the Black Spire Market and more.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Disney Parks without some amazing souvenirs to bring home. Star Wars: A Galaxy’s Edge will feature tons of fabulous merchandise fans will be able to buy clothes, collectibles and Star Wars-themed toys from several shops, including Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, Savi’s Workshop, where guests can customize and build their own unique lightsabers (for $199.99) and the First Order Cargo and the Resistance Supply. There will also be market stalls like Toydarian Toys, the Creature Stall and The Jewels of Bith. And just in case you want a droid of your very own, you can personalize one for $99.99 at the Droid Depot.
There Will Be Alcohol
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge visitors will be able to toast to their good fortune over a glass of Fuzzy Tauntaun at Ooga's Cantina. Not only is this local watering hole an epic spot to grab a drink among intergalactic smugglers, but it will be the first place within Disneyland (besides Club 33) where guests can enjoy an alcoholic beverage.
Black Spire Outpost
The village at the heart of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge finally has a name. As Disney Parks Blog explained, Black Spire Outpost is what the largest settlement on the planet of Batuu will be called. The outpost is a stomping ground for "traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space.” The spires are in fact the petrified remains of ancient trees that stand at the heart of the outpost.
The Millennium Falcon
Fans have been treated to glimpses of what the new lands will look like, but nothing really captures just how incredible it will be quite like this sneak peek aboard the Millennium Falcon attraction. While it’s reminiscent of Star Tours, the ride takes the experience of traveling in hyperspeed even further out of this galaxy by letting riders actually pilot the aircraft.
A Hotel Not So Far, Far Away
The Star Wars experience won’t stop after you leave the park. Visitors will be invited to rest their heads among the stars in an intergalactic Star Wars-themed resort that "will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.” Unlike any other resort experience in the world, guests will be fully immersed in the Star Wars universe with details, like windows that appear to look out into a view of space. We can’t wait to check in!
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is going to be huge figuratively and literally. The new land will take the parks to new heights with its towering stone spires and AT-ATs. Not only is the new land massive, but it is also incredibly accurate down to the tiniest details. When you enter the sprawling, epic new area you will feel like you've actually landed on an entirely different planet.
Judging by a recent Instagram post, the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge cast is massive. The pre-opening pic features what looks like hundreds of park cast members, ready and waiting for the attraction's grand debut. Not only does the IG post show a crowd of cast members, fans also got a sneak peek into what the costumes look like!
—Shahrzad Warkentin and Erica Loop
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