Best Things to do at Star Wars Land in Disneyland (Guide)
Star Wars Fan? Disneyland fan? Then you probably have you heard about the biggest single-themed expansion to Disneyland-It’s a little place called Batuu, where Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge comes to life. It is a Star Wars fans dream come true! Being brand new you may be wondering what are the best things to do at Star Wars land in Disneyland and we are here to give you a complete guide and review on the new land Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
Read below to find out all the details from our friends at Get Away Today who were able to attend the May 31st opening weekend of Galaxy’s Edge, and they’ve shared all the details of this new land with us.
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Boarding Passes
For visitors to Batuu June 24, 2019 and beyond, Disney has created a virtual queuing system. Either in person inside Disneyland or via the Disneyland app, guests can request a boarding pass to enter Galaxy’s Edge at a future time.
Notifications will be sent to alert guests of their upcoming entrance time, and there will be a two-hour window to respond. Once guests enter Batuu with a boarding pass, there is no time limit. But, any guest who exits Batuu will have to request a new boarding pass and wait to re-enter.
We think this is a great way to keep Galaxy’s Edge from feeling too busy; although with 14 acres to explore crowds will most likely be more manageable than you think!
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Rides and Attractions
As of Galaxy’s Edge initial opening, one of two rides is up and running. Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run takes groups of six on a journey through the galaxy on a smuggling mission.
Guests can play the role of pilot, gunner or engineer and alter the course of the ride. With those three roles and a variety of input from the six passengers, each ride on the Millennium Falcon may be different from the last.
As of January 2020, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is open to visitors of Batuu. This new ride invites guests to join the Resistance in a battle against the First Order. Currently, in order to experience Rise of the Resistance, you need to request a no-cost Boarding Pass. As soon as you enter Disneyland Park (we recommend getting to the Park early), use the Disneyland app to request to join a virtual Boarding Group. They’re assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, but there’s no guarantee your group will be called during the day.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance combines multiple ride systems, animatronics, holograms and more, which really bring Star Wars to life! It’s an incredibly immersive experience, which is the most technologically-advanced Disney has ever offered in its Parks.
Galaxy’s Edge is known as a collection of outposts on Batuu, so it offers a number of shops and experiences in addition to the rides. Two notable outposts in Galaxy’s Edge are Savi’s Workshop and Droid Depot.
Savi’s Workshop: 14 guests at one time will be granted entrance to Savi’s Workshop to build custom lightsabers. This is an additional cost of $200 credits, or dollars (about $215 with tax).
If you want to change the kyber crystals out of your lightsaber, you can purchase additional crystals at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities in Galaxy’s Edge.
Droid Depot: This outpost invites you to create an astromech droid that can interact with Galaxy’s Edge and be your loyal companion as you travel to other destinations.
You can customize the color and personality of either a BB-series or R-series droid. This is an additional cost of $100 credits, or dollars (about $108 with tax).
Other outposts provide souvenirs for all budgets, such as the Creature Stall, Toydarian Toymaker, Jewels of Bith and various apparel vendors like Black Spire Outfitters, First Order Cargo and Resistance Supply.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Food
Being in Galaxy’s Edge on the planet Batuu is supposed to feel like you’ve truly left Disneyland behind. Disney ensures this experience is authentic by offering food and beverages that are like nothing that has ever been in the parks before. Keep reading to find out what you can expect when it comes to dining in Galaxy’s Edge.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo: Try Yobshrimp Noodle Salad with non-dairy mashed potatoes, or kefta-spiced (plant based) meatballs in the Felucian Garden Spread. There’s also Endorian tip-yip (a chicken dish) and Braised Shaak (pork) Roast served with kale and mushrooms.
Oga’s Cantina: Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served in this family-friendly dining spot in Galaxy’s Edge. Try a Bloody Rancor, Blue Milk or Green Milk. Out-of-this-world breakfast snacks will include Rising Moons Overnight Oats, Mustafarian Lava Rolls (a sweet pastry) while later in the day visitors can enjoy Batuu Bits, which is a sweet and spicy snack mix.
Ronto Roasters: Turkey Jerky and meat wraps will be roasted to perfection here by a former smelter droid. For a refreshing drink, order up Meiloorun Juice.
Kat Saka’s Kettle: Popcorn is a favorite Disneyland treat, and it can be found on Batuu as well. This mix will be colorful and offer a blend of sweet, savory and spicy flavors.
Much like the foods highlighted above, Coke products will be unique to Galaxy’s Edge’s esthetic with newly designed bottles. Disney certainly goes the extra mile to ensure that even a refreshing Diet Coke can be kept as a souvenir from a galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Play Disney Parks App
One last tip we want to leave with you is to download the free Play Disney Parks app. When you enter Galaxy’s Edge on Batuu, the app will transform your mobile device into a datapad.
It will allow you to interact with the land, droids and create a personalized experience. Your datapad will let you uncover hidden cargo, translate foreign languages and intercept transmissions.
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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is truly awesome and we can’t even wait until the new ride opens later this year. It sounds like it is going to be Epic. With the essential guide to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge you will now know the best things to do at Star Wars land in Disneyland you will truly be able to enjoy your trip to Batuu.