By now you’ve probably heard of the new Star Wars land, also known as Galaxy’s Edge, at the Disneyland Resort. It is an incredibly immersive experience that makes you feel like you’ve traveled to another planet!
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Star Wars at Disneyland
From rides and themed food to shopping and Character Encounters, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has it all! If you haven’t been yet, this will help you get prepared to experience Star Wars at Disneyland soon. When you book a Southern California vacation package with Get Away Today, get an additional $10 in savings with my code: Sunshine.
Star Wars at Disneyland – Rides
In Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you’ll find two rides, one at each end of the planet Batuu.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
When Galaxy’s Edge first opened, it included the debut of this interactive ride. Millennium Falcon seats six guests and features three different roles: pilot, gunner and engineer. You’re on a mission to deliver goods for Hondo Ohnaka and return the Falcon in one piece. Depending on how you do on your mission also determines how long your experience is.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
This is the most technologically advanced ride Disney has ever offered, and it’s fun for all ages. It includes multiple Star Wars scenes and ride systems, and Disney has implemented a no-cost Boarding Group system as a virtual queue. Rather than standing in line until your turn to ride, use the Disneyland app to request a Boarding Group. You’re assigned a number and the app will notify you when it’s your turn to head to the ride. There is no guarantee that you’ll get a Boarding Group, or that your Boarding Group will be called, so may the Force be with you!
Star Wars at Disneyland – Experiences
Explore the settlement of Galaxy’s Edge by visiting various Outposts. You’ll find a couple of unique experiences that will make for a memorable visit.
The Droid Depot
If you’ve ever wished you had an intergalactic sidekick, you can stop by the Droid Depot to make one. Starting at 99 credits ($99 US dollars), you can customize a remote-control droid who can accompany you around Galaxy’s Edge. Your droid can be either BB- or R-series, and it can interact with all things Star Wars at Disneyland!
Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers
Harness the power of the force with your own unique lightsaber from Savi’s Workshop. There are numerous customizable components, and you’ll participate in a special ceremony when you’re done building. This experience begins at 199 credits ($199 US dollars) and advance reservations are recommended.
Another way to enjoy Star Wars at Disneyland are the Character Encounters you’re likely to have. In Galaxy’s Edge, you could run into Rey, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca and a rebel spy. Keep your eyes peeled for them as you explore the Outposts.
You can use the Disneyland app to look for PhotoPass photographers in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. If you ask nicely, they’re happy to snap a quick picture of you with your own camera or phone. If you have PhotoPass, which is included with the upgrade to MaxPass, you can have unlimited access to digital downloads of photos taken by the photographers anywhere in the Parks. It’s a convenient way to capture your Star Wars experience at Disneyland.
Star Wars at Disneyland – Dining
The themed dining at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is truly out of this world! There’s so much to sample, and it all stays true to the Star Wars theme.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
For breakfast, lunch and dinner you’ll find a wide variety at Docking Bay 7. Housed in a retired hangar, order up Rising Moons Overnight Oats, Smoked Kaadu Ribs, Yobshrimp Noodle Salad and Ithorian Garden Loaf. Try the desserts including an Oi-oi Puff or Batuu-bon. This restaurant also has a number of specialty drinks available.
Kat Saka’s Kettle
To celebrate Star Wars at Disneyland, there’s an intergalactic twist on popcorn! This iconic Disneyland treat is prepared a little differently in Galaxy’s Edge. You can choose between a sweet/savory blend, or chocolate-flavored popcorn at Kat Saka’s Kettle.
Are you familiar with Blue or Green Milk from the Star Wars franchise? Well, you can taste it in a refreshing, non-dairy form during your visit to Batuu. Smoothie-like in texture, you can try each one separately or combine the two flavors.
Advance reservations are required for Oga’s, and there is both a 45-minute time limit and a two-drink maximum. While family-friendly, the Cantina is mostly standing-room only. You can order alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as bar snacks. Enjoy the atmosphere of Star Wars at Disneyland in this authentic Cantina inspired by the movies.
Meat and plant-based wraps are available at Ronto Roasters. Everything is roasted in an upcycled podracing engine.
*PRO TIP* Did you know you can bring your own food, snacks and drinks into the Disney parks? I’ve created a huge list of snack ideas that you’ll definitely want to check out! (You’ll also find links to cooler size restrictions and food/drink items that are not allowed to be brought into the park.)
Star Wars at Disneyland – Shopping
Since you’ve traveled all the way to a new planet, you’ll want to pick up a few souvenirs to prove it! The shopping Outposts in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge carry unique items that range from plush Characters and apparel to kyber crystals and games.
Black Spire Outfitters
For authentic Star Wars gear and apparel at Disneyland, stop by this Outpost. Remember that if adults purchase costumes, even from the Resort, it cannot be worn while visiting.
Here you can adopt an alien to join you when you leave Batuu.
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
The items here have been collected from galaxies far and wide. Unique items include kyber crystals, holocrons and more.
First Order Cargo
If you happen to support the First Order, purchase your apparel and gear at this Outpost.
Jewels of Bith
While the items here still represent Batuu, they are more typical of what you might find elsewhere in the Resort. This Outpost includes pins, lanyards and the like, all with Galaxy’s Edge influence.
Show your allegiance to the Resistance and look the part! Purchase Resistance-inspired apparel and gear here.
For handmade toys, games and more, visit this Outpost in Galaxy’s Edge. As you browse, look for Zabaka’s silhouette in the shop.
Star Wars at Disneyland – Tomorrowland
Do you know other places you can find Star Wars experiences at Disneyland? If you can bring yourself to leave Batuu, travel across the Resort to Tomorrowland.
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
This classic ride at Disneyland now features new destinations. With the release of new Star Wars films, Star Tours added to its missions so you have a chance to experience scenes from the films over the years, including present day.
Star Wars Launch Bay
Meet Star Wars Characters and see real movie props in the Launch Bay. Open daily, it’s also home to Star Wars video games and shopping. This is the only place in Disneyland where you can meet Darth Vadar, so keep a look out!
The Star Trader
Across from the Launch Bay is a large shop with classic Star Wars merchandise. If your kids aren’t yet ready for the custom lightsabers from Savi’s, you can find a great alternative here at The Star Trader. Other merchandise includes backpacks, apparel, pins and more.
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What are you most excited about seeing and experiencing at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland?