Star Wars Land Info & Galaxy’s Edge Guide
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is once again fully open at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World and at Disneyland! This guide details what we know, with tips for visiting, avoiding crowds, and info about Star Wars Land in both California and Hollywood Studios. (Updated June 23, 2021.)
We’ve spent considerable time in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on both coasts, and absolutely love the land that we’ve dubbed “Space Morocco.” Thanks to our extensive experiences doing literally everything in Star Wars Land, we’re able to offer tips, info, crowd advice, and way more than you’ll need to know in this ultimate guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
What we do not offer in this guide is a subjective assessment or review of either of the attractions or the land itself. If you are interested in what we think of the land, check out our “Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Review: A Land Like No Other,” which is our mostly spoiler-free review. You can also read our spoiler-free Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Ride Review. We’ve followed those posts up with several reports from the land and that great–but unreliable–attraction…
Speaking of that unreliable flagship attraction, required reading before visiting the parks is our FAQ & Ride Guide to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Walt Disney World and Strategy Guide to Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland for the ins and outs of the virtual queue—including our tips to improve your speed.
Accessing the attraction is incredibly complicated (there is no standby line!) and results in tons of disappointed guests every day who don’t get a chance to ride. Seriously, reading one of those posts is more important than reading this! Additionally, you can find our most recent Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coverage here.
Dedicated strategy for doing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is not as imperative as you might expect. Consequently, if you simply want to consult our 1-Day Disneyland Touring Plan or 1-Day Disney’s Hollywood Studios Touring Plan, both of which have been updated for Galaxy’s Edge, those resources are probably sufficient.
If you want a deeper dive into all things Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, continue reading…
Star Wars Land Info
Officially known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, this new land is the largest settlement on the planet Batuu, set in the remote village of Black Spire Outpost, which is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space.
Got all of that? Of course not. Everyone is just calling it Star Wars Land, just as Wizarding World of Harry Potter is simply “Harry Potter Land” or Pandora – World of Avatar is called “Avatar Land” by most guests. This is all mildly amusing, as I remember it being a small controversy that Cars Land would defy Disney naming conventions by not being Carsland.
Back in my day, Disney theme park lands and attractions used clear and concise names, and avoided convoluted syntax that served no discernible purpose and would be ignored by most of the general public. But I digress.
Here are quick descriptions of the major attractions, dining, and shopping in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so you’ll know what we’re talking about as we continue this Star Wars Land Guide.
While there are “only” two attractions in Star Wars Land, these are two blockbuster rides. Both of them are among the most ambitious and expensive that Imagineering has ever created, and will leave a lasting impression.
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – An interactive motion simulator attraction where 6 guests are grouped together, given roles, and put in control of the Millennium Falcon. This collaborative ride promises to be somewhat skill-based, with your team’s performance reflected in the attraction itself and the appearance of the ship as you exit. Think Mission: Space meets Star Tours meets Toy Story Mania–all on steroids. Read our Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run Review for more feedback on the attraction.
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – A lengthy hybrid walk-through and trackless dark ride with a mixed media presentation including projections, Audio Animatronics, and a variety of physical effects. The attraction puts guests into the middle of a battle between the First Order (including Stormtroopers) and the Resistance, and feature an eight-seat ride vehicle known as a First Order Fleet Transport. This is the flagship attraction in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and is one of Imagineering’s best ever. Read more in our spoiler-free Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Ride Review for more feedback.
In terms of dining, the options in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are surprisingly limited, with only a bar, counter service restaurant, and snack stalls. There is no table service restaurant, although that might be added later. Right now, the Lucasfilm Story Group and Imagineering are zealously guarding the thematic integrity of Star Wars, both inside and outside the land.
After about a year passes and the lack of dining options in Galaxy’s Edge becomes apparent, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Star Wars character meals added to restaurants outside the land. The most obvious choice for this would be Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, which already had a really fun Star Wars Breakfast a few years ago.
Another “big deal” and something we think is fascinating is that Coca-Cola is sold in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, in special on-theme packaging. These so-called thermal detonators have been national headlines after the TSA took the strange step of banning them.
As might be evident from our Shanghai Disneyland Serves Pepsi article, we are oddly fascinated with soda sponsorships in the Disney Parks. This is a big-money partnership for Disney, but selling only (more expensive) novelty drinks would’ve also been a boon to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
- Oga’s Cantina – Limited capacity bar serving alcoholic beverages (yes, even at Disneyland), mocktails and other drinks, including Blue Milk. Oga’s Cantina is mostly be standing room only, with restrictions on how long guests can linger likely to be enforced. Captain Rex, a former Starspeeder 3000 pilot of Star Tours fame, plays DJ at Oga’s Cantina. Read our full Oga’s Cantina Review to see drink and interior photos, and more!
- Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – The main dining option in Star Wars Land, this counter service restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, themed to a working hangar bay. We’ve eaten everything on the menu, which we found to be ambitious and inventive. Read our full Docking Bay 7 Review to see drink and interior photos, and more!
- Ronto Roasters – This exotic meat stall serves the glorious Ronto Wrap (breakfast version pictured above). Former smelter droid 8D-J8 is cook, using a recycled pod-racing engine to roast meats at this dining stand.
- Milk Stand – This small drink stall serves frosty confections, including blue milk and green milk. The vendors at this quirky stall offer travelers an invigorating, refreshing drink that’s a favorite among the locals. Expect a signature snack or two in addition to the green and blue milk.
- Kat Saka’s Kettle – Serving specialty popcorn known as Outpost Mix, this small food stall is run by grain merchant Kat Saka, and is unlikely to serve much else besides popcorn and bottled drinks.
Black Spire Outpost has number of small vendors in a street markets, inspired by those in Marrakesh, Morocco. These intimate shops are part retail and part show, with a variety of props and colorful backstory, with a proprietor from the Star Wars universe running each.
In addition to the shops listed below, a variety of stores outside the land, including those in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland carry off-planet and limited edition Star Wars merchandise.
- Savi’s Workshop: Handbuilt Lightsabers – A group known as the “Gatherers” welcomes guests into their covert workshop stocked with unusual parts, whimsical pieces, and miscellaneous memorabilia collected from the far reaches of the galaxy. Under their guidance, you can construct one-of-a-kind lightsabers and bring it to life through the power of kyber crystals. Read our full Savi’s Workshop for Handbuilt Lightsabers Review to find out whether this pricey experience is worth the money.
- Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – Hidden inside the den is a rotating collection of unique treasures that include jewelry, ancient tools, rare kyber crystals, statues, and even a collection of famous lightsabers. The eclectic assortment of goods comes from many different planets and eras. Read our full Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities Review, and why this hidden gem is a must-see!
- Droid Depot – A build-your-own-droid workshop stocked with stacks of parts, chips, manuals, and other tech items useful for constructing droids, one of the galaxy’s most indispensable sidekicks. Pick from the popular BB-series or R-series unit, then begin designing, building and activating a droid. Read our full Droid Depot Build-A-Droid Review to determine whether this $99 experience is worth the money.
- Creature Stall – This exotic shop offers a glimpse into cages and crates filled with hard-to-find species from across the galaxy. Bina, the stall’s proprieter, scours star systems to keep this storefront stocked with unique companions for her customers, including porgs, tauntauns, rathtars, and more.
- Black Spire Outfitters – This local apparel shop features an eclectic selection of stylish, functional clothing suitable for a variety of occasions and worlds.
- Resistance Supply – Rendezvous with Resistance allies in a forested area near the ancient ruins. Here, members of the Resistance have set up a secret makeshift post where guests can join the cause to defeat the First Order…and buy Resistance merchandise to show their support.
- First Order Cargo – The First Order has recently arrived in Black Spire Outpost at Docking Bay 9, where they’ve set up a temporary post next to their shuttle to win the hearts and minds of the locals…and to sell gear to those who want to show support for the First Order.
- The Jewels of Bith – Accessories, trinkets, and other treasures are sold in this street stall.
- Toydarian Toymaker – This humble, jumbled shop contains all manner of artisanal playthings and collectibles handmade by the busy toymaker, Zabaka the Toydarian. Her fantastical storefront is cluttered with crates of toymaking supplies and other unique works in progress.
Star Wars Land is located in the back of the parks at both Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. The lands are nearly identical on each coast, with only minor differences in layout and orientation. Substantively, the lands are 100% the same, and cosmetically, they are 99% the same. As such, the specifics about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge apply equally to both versions.
Otherwise, the only difference is that the version of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World will have an adjacent Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Resort opening in 2021. Construction has begun on this resort, and we have a photo update as of earlier this summer.
Star Wars Land Strategy
In terms of strategy and touring info applicable to both coasts, neither attraction offers FastPass, MaxPass, or FastPass+ right now. Also on both coasts, it’s not necessary to rope drop Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Get a virtual queue spot for Rise of the Resistance before beginning your day, but there’s no need to physically enter the land right away.
If you do opt for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at rope drop, we’d suggest starting at Oga’s Cantina if you’re interested in experiencing that themed bar, or Savi’s Workshop if you want to purchase a Handbuilt Lightsaber. (Both Oga’s and Savi’s also accept reservations, and getting those is definitely the preferred route to go.)
However, it is not necessary to prioritize Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. This attraction has a healthy hourly capacity of 1,800 to 2,000 guests.
This is far higher than many other attractions in both parks, and between hourly capacity and the reality that many guests are racing to the Millennium Falcon because it’s the hot new thing, waits for this ride usually peak in the early morning hours.
For now, that’s really about it. Strategy-wise, the difficult task is acquiring a boarding pass for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
As stated above, this is the most complicated attraction to experience on either coast, with demand far exceeding ride capacity. Again, you should absolutely read our ride guides for Rise of the Resistance long before visiting. Not doing so will set you up for colossal disappointment.
However, once you have that boarding pass, it’s pretty easy to slot Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge into your normal itinerary. We’ll continue visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge throughout the rest of 2021 at Walt Disney World and Disneyland to monitor the situation with crowds, and how strategy changes and continues to evolve with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
We will continue to update the tips in this guide with info and analysis that we observe while inside Star Wars Land. It’s going to be a wild ride, but with smart planning, Galaxy’s Edge is a satisfying experience that was worth the wait.
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What are your thoughts, tips, strategy, etc. for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Disneyland or Walt Disney World? Have you had any frustrations or disappointments with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance? Do you agree or disagree with our advice? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!
If you have a larger party (i.e. 6) would you suggest only one person getting there early to get the boarding pass for your group, or does everyone have to be there? Also, how if it possible to book any other fastpasses in advance for HWS if you’re in limbo regarding Rise of the Resistance? Any advice is appreciated.
From what I’ve been told from my Disney Planner is that all guests must be present, bands or tickets scanned in before you can join a boarding group. We’re going next week, I’m curious to see all this unfold. My understanding is once issued, you are given a 2 hour window to return to enjoy RoR. I assume any fast passes that cannot be completed prior that are scheduled during are forfeited, which sucks! I don’t know if there is a work around for this!
Thanks so much. Please let me know how it worked out for you. I hope you have loads of fun on your trip
My daughter and I got up at 4 am yesterday took a prescheduled lift to Hollywood Studios for 5 for the 7am opening. The cast was well organized and even a bit cheerful for so early and such a crazy event. Almost every guest was friendly and cooperative even at 45 degrees. The cast kept it calm and thoroughly explained each step of the process including tips for successfully getting into the app properly and getting a boarding group. At 6:20 they walked the whole group orderly to center stage area to wait for 7am. The only issue was the sketchy wifi that seems to be the norm this week. The cast member who gave us all tips for the app also guided us for procedures after we get a boarding group placement.tgey were going to walk the whole group orderly to Millennium Falcon to experience that ride without the crowds or the wait. We got group 11 for Rise of the Resistance, so we experienced both rides before 8am. By that time, Slinky Dog had a 120 minute wait, so we did Star Tours which was updated with Rise of Skywalker. The whole experience was completely worth it.
I am here at Orlando and planning our visit to Hollywood studio on 26th. For the rise of the resistance, can we reserve the boarding pass in advance? I do have park hopper ticket and don’t mind going in early one day and reserve and out.
And is it ok for 6 years old? She loves her marvel type of a girl 🙂 thank you!
We were there Dec.8-14. We left the Yacht Club about 5:30 am and walked to HS. We arrived before 6:00 and went through security lines. Then we stood with a massive crowd and at 6:15 they started letting people in. As soon as we had scanned our bands and were a few steps inside, we used the DW App and joined a boarding group. We were group 22. Knowing we had a two hour window once our group was “ called” and figuring the ride would not open before the park officially did ( which was 9:00 am) we leisurely took the boat back to the Yacht Club. We used a couple of our snack credits for lattes/ muffins from the Marketplace. No sooner did we sit down in our room to enjoy we got notified that our group had been called. That gave us until 9:20 to claim our spot. We showered and took the boat back to HS. We arrived at the Resistance ride, checked in with cast members and joined a queue. We were in line about 45 minutes until we made it into the first “ area”. ( being vague to avoid spoilers). We were held there for about 30 minutes, then released and escorted out because of malfunctions. We were given a Fast Pass to return. We went back in the afternoon and our Fast Pass shortcut the long queue taking us directly to the first “ area”. We made it as far as the second “ area” where we waited for 45 minutes. We were then escorted out because of a malfunction. Once again we were given a Fast Pass. The next day we went back, used the FP and actually completed the ride. Everyone will decide if they like it, but for us it was disappointing. I am sure our experiences and effort to get on the ride colored our opinion. If you are local or go to WDW frequently I would strongly advise you to wait a few months before you do this ride. There are clearly some major bugs to work out, and some gleaning of cast members ( playing on your phone instead of staying in character is not cool).
Smugglers Run turned out to be easy. If you use the Single Rider line you can avoid a long wait. We ride the ride twice in 40 minutes using this strategy. Another “ meh” for us, but this is only personal opinion.
The land itself is very crowded and commercialized. There were so many people it was hard to even see the architecture and staged displays. It felt like a giant outdoor shopping mall to us.
We took our five year old and she loved it! We got there at 6:45 and got group 42. We rode it about 2:00pm when our group was called. It was great and totally worth it. The boarding groups exist outside of the FastPass system so you don’t forfeit fast passes and have a 2 hour window to return which we found was plenty of time.
Eventually just 2 attractions? Okay, then the hype is what is scaring people off. I can see pass holders yawning and then saying we will wait. Why make the effort to go if only one of the 2 attractions is up and running? Disney is/has been all about hype. As crowds this year are not appearing, it makes me think that price resistance is a huge thing for Disney, as well! The economy is slowing and Disney will have to discount more. Which creates even more procrastination.
Hi Tom – have you seen the below? Seems to have revealed a new Star Wars-themed Epcot dessert party and a Star Wars-themed character meal! https://www.virginholidays.co.uk/the-ultimate-star-wars-experience
‘Just wanted to add one more suggestion for those headed to Star Wars Land in Disneyland. We were there this past weekend and several cast members suggested we come back and watch the fireworks over the Falcon. They taped off a small viewing area in front of the attraction maybe 45 minutes ahead of time. You can’t hear the music, but there was something really cool about watching the fireworks from that viewpoint and it wasn’t very crowded even on a Saturday night. The cast members did warn us that the sound bounces off the buildings and is louder than a typical viewing area. It did not bother us, but if you have really small kids you might want to bring earplugs/headphones just in case.
Reservations are currently available up to 180 days out at Savi’s, Droid Depot, and Oga’s at WDW.
Go to “shops” or just search for the location you are wanting, click check availability, and reserve.
I believe they went live a couple hours ago.
PLEASE has anyone gotten reliable information on the plan for opening day of Galaxy’s Edge? Wondering what the policy will be for people sleeping out in front of park, when they will allow lining up etc.. Also hoping/wondering they will have time slots like Disneyland did. I am flying in & staying on property to go there with my daughter, who is a huge fan, but I have no idea what to plan for. Hoping they do not allow all-nighters, that’s not my bag..
Just visited Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. On Monday, we entered the Galaxy’s land around 8.30 AM, we ended up waiting about 1hr for the ride. Next day, with Magic Morning, we were at Frontier’s entrance at 8 am waiting for them to open. For now, the only entrance at 8am to Star Wars land is through Critter Country. Other two entrance open later. People were literally running to the Star Wars land, we didn’t. We ended up waiting about 30 minutes for the ride. (Wait time only get worse after that). For those going to Disneyland soon, my tip for Millennium Falcon Smuggler Run, go with at least party of 4. Part of 2 and single riders are being paired with or filled in with larger parties. Unfortunately they give both pilots and gunners positions to these larger parties. My son and I were called to the front of the line to pair with family of 4. We ended up both being Engineers. (My personal opinion, the experience was a disappointment). The next time, 2 teens in front of us asked us to be a group of 4. They were single riders and ended up with Engineers as well in the previous ride. Thankfully we were able to form a group with them. Before our turn, we heard multiple times they asking parties of 2s to front of the line to pair with family of 4. Sure enough, four of us were given both pilot and gunners positions. They called the single riders (out of party of 2s) to fill the Engineers positions. Those who want to pilot the Millennium Falcon, go with at least group of 4. My second experience was much more enjoyable.
We had no trouble this past Saturday getting my daughter a pilot spot on the Millennium Falcon in Disneyland. I had read your post so when a cast member started down the line asking for a “party of two,” I said we were a party of two but that my daughter wanted to wait for a piloting spot. The cast member told us that was no trouble, brought us up to the front, and handed her a pilot card. And for what it’s worth, I enjoyed being an engineer — having cold air shoot out at me every time my favorite pilot crashed into something was a pretty fun addition to the ride.
Please help me pick which package date I should take my family to Disney. We are experienced Disney World visitors going every year or two. Last year, we booked 2 different weeks planning to ride both Galaxy’s edge rides(big Star Wars fans in our house), the Skyliner, and Mickey & Minnies Runaway Railway(so sad that won’t be opened in time) since these were all supposed to be open by late fall 2019. We also thought we would miss the craziness of Pop Warner since we have stayed a value resort with them before & NEVER want to do that again! We have 10 & 12 year old kiddos with a 4 day park hoppers, and the Dining plan with both packages. We would like the lowest crowds possible in both Galaxy’s Edge & the rest of the parks. Which dates would be better for the lowest crowds Dec 7-13(Caribbean Beach Resort) or Dec 14-20 (Cabins at Ft. Wilderness)? Thank you!
If you’ve never stayed at CBR, I highly recommend it. It’s a very nice resort and newly renovated, plus you’ll have the skyliner available to take you to HS for quicker? transport over to Galaxy’s Edge as well as over to Epcot. I’m guessing Wilderness cabins would be pretty exciting as well, but won’t have the skyliner to hop aboard.
I’d also venture a guess that the longer into December you wait to go, the higher likelyhood that schools are getting out for christmas/winter vacation, and more families will be traveling. Regardless, you’re looking at first or second week of new star wars ride being open, so good luck!
If you’re scared to go now, just wait until Tron opens, and Space @ Epcot opens. Bonkers! With a whole new generation of millennial offspring. And i cants wait.
Tom, Why hasnt this guide been updated to include the latest announcements of the Rise of the Resistance rides opening first at WDW Hollywood Studios on December 5th? With Disneylands version not opening till later in 2020!! And why are you writing that you believe these rides wont be included for Fastpass options at WDW Hollywood Studios?? Why are you assuming this?? Why wouldn’t they be offered on fastpass? I’d really like to know what information you’re basing these assumptions on? Were the new rides at Pandora not offered on fastpass when it opened? Were the new rides at Toy Story land not offered on fastpass when it opened?? I’d really like to understand why you think there wont be any fastpasses offered for rides at Star Wars Galaxys Edge when it opens in WDW?
Disney has already announced that there will not be fast passes for GE when it opens.
No FPs at first. Guests will need to be in HS and if SW Land is already at capacity, there will be a virtual queue probably thru MDE &/or MB to book a ‘Boarding Window’. They may implement one of each ride only per guest if things do get crayzay.
I believe this will resolve the problem of 4 hour lines at FOP. Everybody won’t be able to join the line at once. It’s better this way. Instead of standing in a hot line, you reserve a Boarding Window for later and now are free to go do other park things until then.
Maybe the first people allowed into the STAR WARS land should be the real fans and not necessarily the people staying at a Disney hotel who can’t get in an hour earlier on the first 3 days and are a bit miffed about it. I’m coming over from England at the end of August with my wife and 2 girls and we will all be there on opening day as i am a huge Star wars fan ( I have been to see all 8 official parts of the Star wars films as they were released at the cinema, the first in ’77 when I was only 12) So it’s gonna be real busy and your going to have to deal with it even if you can’t get on the ride at least you can take in the rest of it and enjoy. From a Star wars fan for a lot of years. ps Star wars : A new hope IS the greatest film ever made, a classic.
The problem is you may not get in at all as they will not guarantee entry for anyone. Would you be miffed if you couldn’t get in on opening day if they have to limit entry of they introduce a reservation system? I assume you are not staying on property.
RE: Disneyland Crowds
Just wondering if anyone can comment how the crowds are this week in Disneyland and California Adventure? Are they still “light” compared to average? Would it be a better bet to spend day 2 of our trip in Disneyland and enjoy lower crowds rather than going over to DCA? Thanks for any input!
I’m booked to be going to Disneyland and California Adventure on the 24th and 25th. Happened to be on the west coast for a friends wedding and went ahead and booked (not realizing it was the first two days of reservation free access). I’m staying offsite but within walking distance. We are planning on getting there early (pre-rope drop), but any idea of what we should be expecting based on room bookings and the attendance during reservation periods?
I am disappointed that Early Morning Hours will not begin until day 4. It is truly a free for all, the first 3 days especially, allowing full access to all people no matter where they may be staying. That puts resort guests at a distinct disadvantage compared to the guests who booked just a few days later. We booked a bounce back offer during our stay at the Contemporary last year, which to our surprise now includes the opening to Galaxy’s Edge.
It was going to be crowded enough dealing with just the resort guests so frankly we may not even try to get in considering all the extra people trying to get in as well. As you mentioned, the early opening for resort guests cannot be overstated. We are not from the US and have already paid for flights and much of the trip so we can’t change our reservation.
So if you have reservations that include the first 3 days of Galaxy’s Edge being open, you do not have the same advantage that guests booked just a few days later have. Given the cost of a resort stay, I expected at least a little advantage over people who are not staying on-site and the same advantages as other Disney Resort Guests.
We are hoping for possible protocol changes once Disneyland is open.
I agree, we actually extended our trip by a day to allow us to visit on Sunday Sept 1st so we can participate in the Extra Extra Magic Hours for resort guests only. I’ve never had a Disney Trip where we have had to change our plans over and over as Disney continues to make ‘announcements ‘ (each announcement completely upending our plans in a frustrating way) UNDER the 180 day mark. Tom had an article a while back about not scheduling ADRs in part because Disney changes hours, etc, and I commented that he was dumb (or something like that) but I’m eating my words as I’ve changed our ADRs and park days several times for this trip. I still think ADRs are important when you can only visit once every few years, but I now see the frustration when Disney changes things after expecting you to know your plans 180 days out.
Do you think Hollywood Studios will have a separate line for entry to AGE vs the rest of the park on opening day? I feel like if we got there early we could have Toy Story Land to ourselves….. if that’s the case!
Please keep me updated on. SWGE
Your touring strategy doesn’t work well for those of us with kids. I can’t see the catina being much of a draw for us, especially first thing in the morning. My kids don’t sit and savor anything. A $200 light saber is not worth it for us either since none of us are huge Star Wars fans plus kids aren’t satisfied with sharing. There is no way I’m getting 2 of those things even though the experience sounds pretty cool. I wonder if they’ll drop the price one day or allow an audience like Olivanders in WWOHP.
I’ve read in a number of places that Galaxy’s Edge is going to have a 4 hour time limit and you’ll have to wear a colored wrist band specific to your 4 hour window. The last place I read this mentioned this would be the case for the “soft opening”. Any idea if this is truly for the soft opening? If so, would you think the soft opening would be over at Disney World by mid-November? Thanks!
If Disney decides to have a reservation system for Disney World SWGE on opening day, Tom, how will we find out about it so we can immediately try to get a reservation before they are all gone? Will you send an email to us as soon as you find out? I booked my package before the opening date of SWGE was announced. The last day of my reservation is August 29. I can’t ride Millennium Falcon due to motion sickness, but I’d like to see SWGE. I don’t mind getting up at 4:00 a.m. if necessary.
By the way, I’m staying at Pop Century. Maybe I will see you and Sarah.
Oooh! We are in the exact same boat! Our flight leaves at 7:30pm on the 29th. We were planning on walking in to HS from beach club resort at 4:30 or 5am. Any and all tips would be appreciated! And may the force be with us.
I have the same question…how will we know when to make reservations? Not only for the park but for other activities such as building a lightsaber… Anyone know?
Our last day in the parks will of course be opening day. I am thrilled but overwhelmed as it is. Half tempted to avoid the studios altogether but also half hoping Disney compromises for Hollywood Studios opening. As a soft opening run they could easily offer Resort guests the chance to buy a Maxipass for opening day as a thankyou to those of us who have already booked a room and that way we could possibly get in and only those of us who really want to brave opening day would have to pay the extra. For something as big as this…yes I am willing to pay more money for the option and as a value resort guest be the last one to get a chance at a “Golden Ticket”, but I guess I will have to wait and see how things go in Disneyland before they make any new announcements for Disneyworld. Staying at Pop Century and hoping the skyliner is running too.