We are just days away from the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland. We are learning even more about the awesome experiences coming to the land and we can’t wait to share all of this information with you.
Storm Trooper Enforcement
You have four hours max to visit a galaxy far, far away for the first three weeks of the park opening on the west coast. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will turn to Storm troopers to enforce the four hour time limit on guests.
For the first three weeks after opening, guests will be required to make reservations and wear colored wristbands that designate their time slot. Once that four hours expires, the Galactic Empire forces will escort visitors out in a way likely more polite than normal Storm trooper protocol.
We expect this to cause an issue with people overstaying their welcome in Batuu just to have this experience with the Storm Troopers but we will see how it plays out.
We are interested to see how Disney handles the situation of people refusing to leave after the four hour maximum. Disney typically works to avoid confrontation in these situations but we do know that Disney is doing a lot of prep work to ready themselves for the crowds and the excitement. You can read all about exactly how Disney is preparing for the influx of crowds descending on Disneyland and then eventually on Disney World in our blog post Managing Massive Crowds at Galaxy’s Edge.
Travelers to Batuu seeking hydration will get quick the shock when they see a life size one-eyed Space squid pop up to see what the excitement is about at one of the drinking fountains in the land. This audio-animatronic Dianoga lives in the pipes of the drinking fountain and nearby bathroom in the Black Spire Outpost village on the Star Wars planet of Batuu.
The animatronic Dianoga created by the Imagineering team will be triggered when thirsty Galaxy’s Edge visitors push the button on the drinking fountain. This will surely be an Instagrammable moment and a fun surprise for thousands of thirsty travelers.
Walt Disney Imagineering executive creative director Chris Beatty said of the land.“We’ve had a lot of fun as a team having those little, fun Easter egg moments or surprises. There’s moments like that just hidden throughout the entire land.”
Fans of the original 1977 “Star Wars” movie will remember the squid-like Dianoga creature that nearly drowned Luke Skywalker in the murky water inside the Death Star garbage compactor.
Once the Dianoga vanishes, visitors will hear the sounds of the sewage squid squirming through the plumbing. The suspect water in the cistern will only appear to feed the drinking fountain.
Those are just some of the amazing experiences coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland and Disneyworld.
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