Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is an immersive land within Disneyland and Walt Disney World that allows guests to experience the world of Star Wars like never before. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Galaxy’s Edge at both parks. In both Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge site on 14-acres of land transporting guests to a whole new Star Wars planet called Batuu.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Star Wars Themed Land
Whether you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan or simply looking for a new and exciting experience, Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World is a must-visit destination. So grab your lightsaber and get ready to explore a galaxy far, far away!
What is it that Guests will experience when they visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Well, as the story goes, Batuu, a port found on the outer rim of Wild Space, is a place where explorers, smugglers, and traders are looking to fly underneath the radar. The Resistance has temporarily set up shop in an abandoned, ancient base that is encircled by forests, mountains, and rivers here on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost (the name of the marketplace on the planet of Batuu) all in an effort to defeat the First Order.
Guests will feel as though this really is a moving and breathing city and that Batuu is indeed, a real place. As the story goes, we are in the time frame of Episodes 7, 8, and 9, so, Kylo Ren, Rey, and Finn are bound to be found here.
Batuu is split into two sections; the woodsy Resistance Forest, where the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction is located, and the second is the Black Spire Outpost, the main trading port on planet Batuu.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland
At Disneyland, Galaxy’s Edge is located in Disneyland Park, adjacent to Fantasyland and Critter Country. Guests will be able to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from one of three entrance points – Critter Country, Fantasyland, or Frontierland. When entering the land, the grand entrance is designed to compress and then expand the views of visitors, so that Guests will say WOW when they enter.
Attractions: Galaxy’s Edge features two main attractions: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run lets guests pilot the iconic ship through an interactive mission, while Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance puts guests in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order.
Food and Drinks: Galaxy’s Edge has a variety of food and drink options, including the popular Blue Milk and Green Milk drinks at the Milk Stand, as well as the Ronto Wrap at Ronto Roasters, the Outpost Mix popcorn from Kat Saka’s Kettle and the famous Black Caf Cold Brew from Docking Bay 7.
Shopping: Guests can browse unique Star Wars merchandise at various shops throughout Galaxy’s Edge, including the popular Droid Depot where you can build and customize your own droid.
Bounty Hunting: Discover a whole new level of adventure with MagicBand+. Explore the Black Spire Outpost in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park and seek out virtual bounties with the help of your MagicBand+. Begin your journey by selecting a bounty from the job board at Galaxy’s Edge, and let your MagicBand+ guide you with vibrations and lights as you navigate towards your target. Use the Play Disney Parks app’s augmented reality thermal viewer to uncover hidden figures and unlock special surprises from the Star Wars galaxy. It’s a one-of-a-kind interactive experience that puts you right in the heart of the action. So what are you waiting for? Grab your MagicBand+ and get ready for an adventure like no other!
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World
At Walt Disney World, Galaxy’s Edge is located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. There are two entry ways to Walt Disney World’s Batuu rather than the three that is at Disneyland, but it is designed similarly. When entering the land, the grand entrance is designed to compress and then expand the views of visitors, so that Guests will say WOW when they enter.
Food and Drinks: The restaurants at Walt Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge are similar to those at Disneyland. However, the notable difference between the two coasts is that you would be able to get alcholic beverages at more than Oga’s Cantina at Walt Disney World. Oga’s Cantina is a similar location to the Mos Eisley cantina from the films and it’s where Guests can enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic options including the Bespin Fizz, Fuzzy Tauntaun, Jedi Mind Trick, and Yub Nub. Guests will also see fan-favorite Captain Rex from the original Star Tours who is there spinning tunes. Make your reservations here.Also, the offerings at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, which serves up creative dishes inspired by the Star Wars universe, are not only different, it is more extensive than the offerings at Disneyland.
Shopping: Guests can explore various shops throughout Galaxy’s Edge, including the Black Spire Outfitters and Toydarian Toymaker, which offer unique and exclusive Star Wars merchandise.
Create your own droid at the Droid Depot. This is a workshop that is stocked with parts, chips, and other items that are useful for constructing your very own droid. Once you choose from a BB-series unit or R-series unit, you’ll then be provided with a basket with parts and blueprint to create your own droid. Reservations can be made here.
Build your own lightsaber, by heading to Savi’s Workshop! Here, a group known as the “Gatherers” will bring you into a covert workshop that is packed with unusual parts from across the galaxy. Under their guidance, you will be able to construct your lightsaber and bring it to life through the power of kyber crystals. Make your reservations here.
Bounty Hunting: Batuu Bounty Hunters is an interactive experience that takes place exclusively in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. To participate, you will need a MagicBand+, which can be purchased at Disney Springs, select resort shops, and all four theme parks. Please note that the regular MagicBands are not compatible with this experience.
In addition to the MagicBand+, you will also need to have the My Disney Experience app and the Play Disney Parks app installed on your smartphone. It is important to link your MagicBand+ in My Disney Experience and ensure that all apps and the band are up-to-date. As this experience can drain your phone’s battery quickly, we recommend bringing a portable battery pack for both your phone and MagicBand+. Once you have your MagicBand+ and apps ready to go, you can fully immerse yourself in the Batuu Bounty Hunters experience and explore all that Galaxy’s Edge has to offer.
Attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
In Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Guests will be able to experience two attractions, one that has you set in a battle between the First Order and the Resistance and one that takes you into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is a thrilling ride located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Disneyland Park in California. It is considered one of the most technologically advanced and immersive theme park attractions ever created.
The experience begins as guests enter a Resistance outpost, where they are recruited by Rey to join the Resistance and help in their fight against the First Order. Guests then board a transport shuttle that is intercepted by the First Order and taken captive on a Star Destroyer.
Once on board the Star Destroyer, guests are led through a series of highly-detailed and immersive scenes that use a combination of practical sets, special effects, and state-of-the-art ride technology. Along the way, guests encounter Kylo Ren, Stormtroopers, and other First Order characters as they try to escape captivity and make their way to safety.
The ride features multiple ride systems, including a trackless ride vehicle, motion simulator, and drop ride elements, all seamlessly integrated to create a highly dynamic and thrilling experience. There are also several surprises and twists throughout the ride that make it highly re-rideable and ensure that no two experiences are exactly the same.
Overall, Rise of the Resistance is a must-see attraction for any Star Wars fan, and it’s widely regarded as one of the best theme park rides in the world.
The height requirement for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is 40 inches.
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run is an interactive motion simulator ride located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Disneyland Park in California. The ride is themed around the iconic Millennium Falcon spaceship and allows guests to take on the role of a smuggler crew member.
Upon entering the attraction, guests are greeted by Hondo Ohnaka, a well-known smuggler from the Star Wars animated series. Hondo has recruited the guests to assist him in a smuggling mission to transport valuable cargo through the galaxy.
Guests are then led into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, where they take on one of three different roles: pilot, gunner, or engineer. Each role has a different set of responsibilities and affects the ride experience.
The ride is a fully interactive experience where guests control the motion and action of the Millennium Falcon using a set of buttons and levers in the cockpit. The ride features several different scenes and obstacles, including a high-speed chase through an asteroid field and a dogfight with TIE fighters.
Overall, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run is a must-ride attraction for any Star Wars fan, and it’s a unique and exciting addition to the lineup of Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge.
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run offers a single rider line.
The height requirement for Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run is 38 inches.
Dining in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
In Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, there will be five different dining establishments to choose from. They range from quick service to snack stands, and yes, even a place to get blue or green milk.
Oga’s Cantina is a lounge that is located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This stop will be run by a alien proprietor, Oga Garra and the cantina adheres to a strict code of conduct that tries to keep its unruly patrons in check. Patrons of the cantina come from across the galaxy to sample the famous concoctions created with exotic ingredients using “otherworldly” methods, served in unique vessels. With choices for kids and libations for adults, the cantina will make for a great stop!
Alcoholic options include Bespin Fizz, Bloody Rancor, Dagobah Slug Slinger, Fuzzy Tauntaun, Jedi Mind Trick, Jet Juice, The Outer Rim, Spriran Caf, T-16 Skyhopper, and Yub Nub. Those looking for non-alcoholic libations can enjoy Black Spire Brew, Blue Bantha, Carbon Freeze, Cliff Dweller, Hyperdrive Punch It!, Jabba Juice, Moogan Tea, and Tarine Tea; and provisions include a Cantina mix.
Musical entertainment at this cantina will be provided courtesy of RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid (who we first met in Star Tours).
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is a quick-service restaurant located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a themed land in Disneyland Park. The restaurant is designed to resemble a working hangar bay where spaceships are being loaded and unloaded, with a menu that features “traveler’s food” inspired by dishes from different planets in the Star Wars universe. The restaurant’s theming includes large crates, barrels, and other cargo containers, as well as murals and artifacts that suggest the Star Wars universe’s industrial and mechanical aesthetic. Some of the dishes offered at Docking Bay 7 include smoked Kaadu ribs, fried Endorian tip-yip, and Batuu-bon dessert.
Beverages here will be non-alcoholic and will include the Phattro and Moof Juice.
Ronto Roasters features a large podracing engine all with the goal of serving as a barbecue pit for mouth-watering sandwiches. Here Guests will encounter a former smelter droid, carefully turning the spit of meats.
Items include the Meiloorun Juice, the Turkey Jerky, and the Ronto Wrap filled with spiced grilled sausage and roasted pork.
Guests can also choose from a variety of non-alcoholic drinks, like the Sour Sarlacc or Tatooine Sunset.
At the Milk Stand, Guest can grab either a blue milk or a green milk. These are plant-based drinks with bases made from coconut and almond milk combined with berry, melon and other tropical flavors.
Kat Saka’s Kettle
Guests wishing to have a quick snack can stop at Kat Saka’s Kettle and pick up the Outpost Mix, a popcorn snack combining savory, spicy, and sweet flavors.
Guests looking to dine at some of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge restaurants will be able to do so via Mobile Order. Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo, Ronto Roasters and the Milk Stand will offer mobile ordering via the Disneyland or Walt Disney World app.
There are two locations where mobile order will not be available – Oga’s Cantina and Kat Saka’s Kettle popcorn stand.
For information on how Mobile Order will work at Disneyland, especially during the reservation period, take a look at this article.
Shopping in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Of course, there will be an opportunity to shop in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, but you won’t find a t-shirt here brandishing the name Batuu. Instead, items are a bit more like you would see, as if this was a real, living city.
The Droid Depot
The Droid Depot is located in the market and invites Guests to pick parts and pieces off a conveyor belt, then build and customize their astromech droids (R-series or BB-series). These droids will then be capable of interacting with elements in the land and responding to guests’ behaviors. The Droid Depot will also offer guests pre-built droids, including a C-3PO and a Rex who will play music you have on your smartphone through an intergalactic Bluetooth connection. More details about how to build your droid can be found here.
For a lightsaber, head over to Savi’s Workshop! The story goes that Savi is a scrapper who has been collecting pieces of lightsabers throughout the galaxy for years in hopes that one day, a true hero would come to his shop with the ability to actually put them together.
You and 13 other people will be able to participate in this experience at the same time as Guests build their own lightsaber. Each guest will have four options of kyber crystals to choose from to include in their saber: Peace and Justice (modeled after Jedi from the Republic era); Power and Control (a nod to the Sith); Elemental Nature (harnessing air, earth, fire, and water); and Protection and Defense (shrouded in mystery).
Details on how you will be able to build your lightsaber can be found here.
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
Inside the two-story Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, visitors will find a selection of mysterious and rare items for sale representing different eras of the Star Wars galaxy, including ancient Jedi and Sith artifacts, holocrons, lightsabers, and more. Guests will find Dok at his desk, checking his inventory, taking calls, and barking orders at his assistants.
Guests visiting the Creature Stall will find some fascinating beasts from all across the galaxy, ranging from the friendly (porgs, tauntauns) to the not-so-friendly (rathtars, wampas).
The Toydarian Toymaker will offer artisan-style plush characters, wood and tin toys, and instruments.
Resistance Supply will sell badges, hats, pins, and other accessories to help guests feel like part of the cause.
First Order Cargo
First Order Cargo will be easily identified by a never-before-seen First Order TIE echelon and gives tourists a chance to pledge their loyalty to the First Order by purchasing caps, gear, model ships, pins, and more.
Early Theme Park Entry
Play Disney Parks App and MagicBand+ for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is officially the first land that has been designed to integrate with the Play Disney Parks app and it will offer interactive adventures and experiences.
When you enter the land, the Play Disney Parks app switches over to a Star Wars mode, allowing you access to several tools including Scan, Translate, Tune and Hacking. Through these, and dozens of bluetooth beacons located throughout Batuu, you can activate droids, download schematics from hacking ships, download secret messages from door panels and listen to transmissions from three factions inclined the First Order, the Resistance and the Smugglers. You can also translate some of the alien languages that are spoken or written throughout the land.
You can choose to complete jobs with the app and there is an over-arching game that allows you to use scannable to try to tilt the balance from the Resistance to the First Order throughout your visit all while rewarding you with digital collectibles. There are even missions to complete in the app during ride queues.
You can also play Batuu Bounty Hunters with your MagicBand+ at Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge. Start the game with your Play Disney Parks app and navigate to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Star Wars: Datapad and press “Play”. Start at Black Spire Station and follow the instructions to take your Bounty Hunter assignments to begin your adventure!
You can find more information about how you will be able to use the Play Disney Parks app in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge here.
The Mouse For Less Tips for Visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
- Make a reservation: In order to visit Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, you’ll need to make a reservation to the theme park. You can make your reservations through the Disneyland or Walt Disney World websites.
- Arrive early: To make the most of your visit to Galaxy’s Edge, arrive early and head straight to the attractions to avoid long wait times.
- Engage with the land: Galaxy’s Edge is designed to be an immersive experience, so you should interact with the various characters and creatures you encounter throughout the land.
- Build a droid or lightsaber: For an extra special experience, consider building your own droid or lightsaber at the Droid Depot or Savi’s Workshop.
- Enjoy the food and drinks: Galaxy’s Edge offers a unique and tasty selection of food and drinks, so be sure to try something new and delicious.
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