Survival Guide For Opening Day! Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge


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93Headed to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening day? Here’s what you need to know!

Pop Century, one of the Walt Disney World resorts will be opening at 2:30 am to serve breakfast. Although other resorts have not made similar announcements, check by prior to heading to the park to get a few supplies. If you are at a resort right now, head to your quick-service location or area where you can grab snacks and grab those snacks.

Capt Cooks over at Disney’s Polynesian Resort also has a sign out stating that they will be open for grab and go items in the early hours of August 29.

Official opening time for Hollywood Studios will be at 6 a.m. We fully expect the park and the land to actually open prior to that posted time.

My guess is that the park will open at 4:30 am and Bryson believes it will open at 5 am. One of the reasons that the park would open early is because both Pandora and Toy Story Land opened prior to the posted time and this is one way Disney helps with crowd control. As crowds continue to enter the property, waves of guests have already been ushered in, keeping the flow less chaotic.

94We do know that the parking lots will not be allowing guests in until 3:45 am so do not head to the park prior to that because you will not be let in. We also know that the first wave of castmembers will be arriving at 2 am for their shift on opening day to prepare the land.

Virtual Queue:

You should have already downloaded My Disney Experience. The app helps you to plan your vacation, book Fast Passes (not for Galaxy’s Edge), make dining reservations, check itineraries and wait times and so much more.

My Disney Experience will also help you to get in line in the virtual queue should Disney choose to implement that when crowds get a bit much. Disney did implement a virtual queue in Disneyland and we have an entire blog post dedicated to that, that you can view HERE! We expect the queue in Disney World would work the same as the one in Disneyland and this is how we think it will work.

91Once you enter Hollywood Studios, you would use your My Disney Experience app to request to be part of a boarding group, if Disney is using the virtual queue on that day. You will need to link your theme park tickets of everyone in your party together on the app as you would if you were booking FastPass for them in order to request the same boarding group for your entire party.

You have up to two hours to enter the land after your boarding group is called for admission into the land.

For guests not using the My Disney Experience app, a boarding group may be obtained with a park admission ticket at Guest Experience Team locations located throughout the park.

92Be sure to stay tuned right here to For Love of the Mouse as we report back for updates regarding the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, opening weekend of Food and Wine Festival and so much more!

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If you are going or did go, may the force be with you and be sure to not forget your patience in your resort room because you will surely be needing it.

Thank you for stopping by and for the love of the mouse, never forget, that it all started with a mouse.


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