Bright Suns fellow travelers to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! (Rising Moons if you are reading this after the sun sets).
Heading to Galaxy’s Edge anytime soon. Well, you have four hours to take it all in before the Storm Troopers give you the boot so you want to make the most out of your time on the planet of Batuu.
So, get ready because we are going to hit you with the must do things to check off for your first trip to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
First things first, take it in. It is so easy to get lost in taking photos and videos and experiencing it through a lens but put the camera down, put the phone down and take a look around, experience it through your eyeballs and soak in that you are in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on the planet of Batuu.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the largest single themed land in Disney history at 14 acres ad you can read all about some of the amazing details of Galaxy’s Edge HERE!
Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run:
On top of your list and also everyone else’s list will be taking on a mission on Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. There are no Fast Passes available for this attraction at this time and that is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
Luckily, the cue for the attraction is an attraction in itself. Travelers will be able to interact with incredible animatronics telling the story of the mission you are about to embark on. Keep your eyes peeled all throughout the cue because there are Easter eggs hidden all throughout the line and amazing visuals including detailed looks at various parts of the Millenium Falcon.
Expect the line to be long, especially until they implement the virtual cue once the reservation time frame closes on June 23. You can learn more about how Disney plans on managing the crowds for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run HERE!
If riding that attraction is on the top of your priority list, do it. Wait in the line. Experience the cue. Just do it. Also, really important to note is because Disneyland is limited access to the park for the first several weeks and only allowing guests in for four hours at a time, the line is not long at all. On opening day, the line for Smuggler’s Run averaged 25 minutes. You read that correctly. 25 minutes. Not at all what any of us anticipated. Well played Disney, well played.
We do want to also point out though, as we watched the wait times throughout the day, towards the end of the four hour window the line grew substantially. At the end of each four hour window, the line typically more than doubled as people hopped in line at the very end of their time in the land. at 2:45 PST on opening day, the wait had jumped up to 4 hours. So, we interested to see how the four hour window is going and how it is being enforced with a wait time like that.
Because there are so many things to see and experience in the land, people are taking it in and enjoying all of the experiences so the line is truly one of the shortest we have ever seen for an anticipated ride like this. Because of this, we are unsure what to expect once reservations lapse and the “general public” is able to access the land.
Build Your Own Droid at Droid Depot:
For $99, guests can build their own droid at Droid Depot. Guests choose between a a BB series or an R2 series. A conveyor belt runs through the area with parts of droids that builders can choose from. Once you have chosen your pieces, an expert builder will assist you in building your own working droid!
This experience sounds absolutely amazing and a must do for us. You can learn more about this experience, including more information on reservations HERE!
Visit Savi’s Workshop and Build Your Own Lightsaber:
Savi, an original gatherer and a friend Lor San Tekka are characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and are supporters of the Jedi Order. Creating a salvage business as a front for guiding a new generation of Force wielders.
The shop holds only 14 builders at a time and guests are able to choose their kyber crystal and hand craft their lightsaber.
More information on this experience can be found HERE including information on reservations and more details on this unique experience.
Grab a Drink at Oga’s Cantina:
Oga’s Cantina is home to the scum and villainy of Batuu. Guests entering the cantina will find an eclectic group of characters and incredible details while grabbing a lively concoction from the bar. Disneyland is a dry park. Oga’s Cantina however serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic libations.
Grab a Black Spire Brew, a cold brew with flavors of honey and passionfruit in the morning for a jolt or a Carbon Freeze is a strawberry, blueberry and lemon lime slush drunk with green apple popping pearls for non-alcoholic options.
A Fuzzy Tauntaun or an Outer Rim Margarita will be sure to quench your adult thirst. Be sure check out our full blog post on all things Oga’s Cantina for detailed information on what to expect from this lively locals joint.
Find the Dianoga:
There are fun little easter eggs all over Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and one of them is the located at a water fountain inside the land. Quench your thirst and you may stumble upon a creature from the planet Vodron. You might remember the Dianoga from the garbage compactor Luke Skywalker found himself trapped in when trying to rescue Leia in Star Wars Episode IV. You can read all about the Dianoga and other fun details of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge HERE!
Grab Some Grub:
Traveling to a whole new planet can sure make you hungry. Grab a bite to eat at Ronto’s Roasters or Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo. Both will provide you with unique and tasty treats for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Grab Rising Moon Overnight Oats, some Turkey Jerky or the Ronto Wrap at Ronto’s Roasters or check out the extensive and delicious looking menu over at Docking Bay 7 that is sure to please those tastebuds. Read all about the menu and atmosphere at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo in our blog post.
Drop Some Dough:
You know Disney brought the merch for this fantastic new experience. You can buy everything from stuffed toys, wooden toys and tin toys at Toydarian Toymaker. You can purchase mugs, shirts, hats, keychains and more over at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities and even more at First Order Cargo. Everything from little trinkets to full-on costumes for your favorite characters are available in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We highlighted all of the Shopping at Batuu in a detailed blog post!
Those are our must-do’s for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The big kahuna experiences available to all guests lucky enough to snag a reservation into the highly anticipated land. Stay tuned to For Love of the Mouse for even more information on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and beyond! For all things Star Wars, be sure to click on that Star Wars tab on our blog to get all the info you need in one spot!
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