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Complete Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Updated on August 29, 2019

UPDATE! Boarding Groups Implemented at Hollywood Studios

Here’s how it works:

To join the Virtual Queue, be sure you have the latest version of My Disney Experience downloaded on your smartphone or tablet, and have your tickets linked.

NOTE: Set up notifications on the app so you are alerted when it is time to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Launch the app and look for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Status and Access. Right now there are 2 ways you can find this:
+ As soon as you launch the app, it should be on the landing page OR
+ Hit the “hamburger” symbol in the bottom right hand corner of the app and click on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Select Find Out More:
+ If the current status is OPEN, then proceed to the Grand Avenue entrance (near Muppet Vision 3D) and enter.
+ If the current status is ACCESS BY BOARDING GROUP ONLY, then select Join Boarding Group. You will receive a notification when your boarding group is called. You can also view the status in the app or use the digital status boards throughout the park for updates.

If you do not have or are not the using My Disney Experience app, to join a boarding group, visit a Guest Experience Team kiosk. Once registered, you will be able to use the digital status boards throughout the parks for updates.

If you have reservations for Oga’s Cantina, Savi’s Workshop or Droid Depot, you will be able to enter into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge an hour prior to your reservation. You WILL NOT need to enter sign up for a boarding group in this case.

To make reservations (which are highly recommended) for Oga’s Cantina, Savi’s Workshop or Droid Depot, visit waltdisneyworld.com.


UPDATE: EXTRA EXTRA MAGIC HOURS to begin August 29 – November 2!! Click here for very IMPORTANT details and information.

Spanning 14 acres, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the largest single-themed land expansion Disney has ever done. Entering through 1 of 2 separate entrance points in Hollywood Studios (one off of Grand Avenue – next to Muppet Vision 3-D, and one from the back end of Toy Story Land near Alien Swirling Saucers), Guests are transported to Black Spire Outpost, a village on the planet of Batuu and completely immersed in all of the action, just like stepping into a favorite Star Wars movie scene.

I had the amazing opportunity to explore this new land during Annual Passholder Previews and was completely blown away. Within minutes of stepping foot into this galaxy far, far away I was completely in awe. In awe of the imagineering, the technology, the creativity and the immense level of detail. Every nook and cranny was filled with unique elements from these stories that we all know and love, and from the very story that we ourselves are creating in Batuu. There is so very much to explore, it can’t possibly be done in just one day.

My time on Batuu was phenomenal and unlike anything I ever experienced. This land outshines any other. You literally forget that you are in Walt Disney World when you are in Galaxy’s Edge. I cannot wait to go back and do it all over again! I am completely certain that when you visit, your mind will be blown. It is grand and it is spectacular.

Let’s explore what you’ll find once you enter Batuu!

ATTRACTIONS

OPENING DECEMBER 5, 2019 – The corridors of a Star Destroyer on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. This is one of the most advanced and immersive experiences ever created by Walt Disney Imagineering.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, opening on December 5, 2019 in Walt Disney World, is going to be the flagship attraction in this land. Here you will find yourself in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order! Walt Disney Imagineering is describing it as a cinematic immersive experience and one of the most complex things they’ve ever done. It will leave you asking how did they do that?!

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, which is already open in the Galaxy, allows you and your flight crew to take the controls of the fastest ship in the galaxy on a special mission. Here you will receive one of three roles (Pilot, Gunner or Engineer) to perform during your mission! The Pilot has the best seat in the house as they are in the front row navigating the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy and have the clearest view of the attraction. Gunners and Engineers viewpoint is a bit more limited, and if you are very good at your “job” and focused on pressing all the blinking buttons next to you, you will miss a lot of what is going on during the ride itself.

TIP: My recommendation is to focus less on your “job” accuracy and pay attention to the ride – I think you’ll get a lot more enjoyment out of it, especially on your first go-around.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Guests will take control in one of three roles aboard the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.”
Make sure to stop and take your pic at the Chess Table!

INTERACTIVE – PLAY DISNEY

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is also the first land designed to integrate with the Play Disney Parks app, which debuted last summer, and offers interactive adventures and experiences that bring surrounding environments to life at Walt Disney World Resort. The app will provide new opportunities for guests to engage with the land, like translating a galactic language, learning what’s hidden inside crates and containers, or accomplishing certain tasks by participating in missions. Guests also can use the app to interact with a variety of elements, like antenna arrays, door panels, drinking fountains, droids, media screens, and ships.

DINING OPTIONS

Be sure to come hungry!! There are several yummy eateries in Batuu. I didn’t get an opportunity to try everything – so I’ll have to review more the next time I visit. But during my inaugural trip to Batuu, I visited Oga’s Cantina and Docking Bay 7. Let’s get to all the details!

Alcoholic beverage choices from Oga Cantina’s: from left to right – Fuzzy Tauntaun, Yub Nub (can be ordered with or without a Souvenir Mug), The Outer Rim, and Jet Juice.

Oga’s Cantina – This is THE place to grab a beverage, catch up on the latest gossip while R-3X, formerly the Starspeeder pilot on the original Star Tours, DJ’s a collection of new music.

Oga’s Cantina is so much fun. It is lively and loud. Seating is family style, so you are often seated with other families, couples, etc. It’s a great way to meet new people! Seating is also not guaranteed, so you may need to stand. The music is fun, the wait stuff plays their parts perfectly and the drinks are awesome. Anything you may have heard about the Fuzzy Tauntaun is true! That foam on top… it really does numb your mouth!

What You Need To Know:
Oga’s Cantina

  • Reservations are available 180 days out from your vacation; a credit card is required.
  • Cancellations can be made up to the day before without penalty. No shows will be charged per the cancellation policy.
  • There is a 2-drink per person maximum and Guests will be limited to 45 minutes in the Cantina.
  • Guests must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.
  • Oga’s is mainly standing, with limited seating; seating is not guaranteed and you may be seated with other parties.

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs has traveled throughout the galaxy following his longtime gig as the chef at Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana and brings exotic flavors and unusual dishes to his traveling diner “Tuggs’ Grub.” For complete details on this dining option, click here

Exploring works up an appetite and there was no better place to grab a bit to eat than Docking Bay 7! It was delicious. This quick service location is cafeteria style, so I do recommend someone in your party search for a table while the other(s) order food. It does get pretty busy!

Smoked Kaadu Ribs & Gold Squadron Lager Beer

Ronto Roasters – A recycled podracing engine fires up a spit of exotic meats, meticulously turned by a former smelter droid, 8D-J8. Guests can even sample some of the tasty Ronto fare.

Milk Stand – The place to get your two local favorites: blue milk, first seen in Star Wars: A New Hope, and green milk, introduced in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Both the Blue Milk and the Green Milk feature a plant-based blend of coconut and rice milks and can even be ordered with alcohol (exclusive to Walt Disney World Resort). Sip on a Blue Milk Cooler with rum or a Green Milk Cooler with tequila! And don’t forget to order your Bubo Wumba Family Farms souvenir drink vessel.

Kat Saka’s Kettle – One of the many street market stalls, this grain vendor sells the ever-popular Outpost Mix (sweet and salty popcorn snack with a hint of spice).

For a complete FOODIE GUIDE for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, click here.

Kat Saka’s Kettle

MERCHANDISE

Want to do some shopping? There is no shortage of places to buy your favorite galactic merchandise! Note that you will not find generic Star Wars merchandise in Galaxy’s Edge. When shopping in the market, you feel as if you are shopping like a resident of Batuu. The merchandise is very unique to the land.

MarketPlace in Batuu

Savi’s Workshop – Build Your Own Lightsabers –Guests come to the workshop to meet with the Gatherers – a secretive group of people who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of Jedi lore and the Force. The workshop Master guides guests to customize and build their own unique lightsabers, and instructs them on the ways of the Jedi.

Droid Depot – Visitors to Mubo’s workshop can choose parts and construct their own individual astromech droids to accompany them on their journey, and then take them home with them.

What You Need To Know:
Savi’s Workshop and Droid Depot:

  • Building a lightsaber costs $199.99 per person (plus tax). A credit card is required to make a reservation. Custom lightsabers are non-refundable.
  • Custom BB-series unit or R-series unit cost $99.99 per person (plus tax). A credit card is required to make a reservation. Custom droids are non-refundable.
  • Reservations are available 180 days out from your vacation
  • Cancellations can be made up to the day before without penalty. No shows will be charged per the cancellation policy.
  • The number of Guests on the reservation should reflect how many people will be building a lightsaber or droid. Guests may bring ONE additional person with them to observe, but that person should not be part of the Guest count on the reservation.
  • The experience takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
Savi’s Workshop – where you can build your own custom lightsaber!

Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – For those in the know, Dok-Ondar is the Ithorian you seek for selling and buying rare and uniquely-valued items from across the galaxy and spanning all eras.

First Order Cargo – A spaceport hangar bay serves as the temporary base and landing spot for the First Order. First Order officers have brought in crates of gear, uniforms and other supplies to win the hearts and minds of locals and visitors to Black Spire Outpost.

Resistance Supply – Resistance members and local sympathizers oversee a makeshift stall that supplies Resistance uniforms, pins, badges, hats, helmets, jackets, maps, tools, training supplies, food rations and other items.

Droid Depot: Build your own personal droid

There are also several market stalls which sell a variety of merchandise such as:

  • Toydarian Toymaker (toys)
  • Creature Stall (interesting critters that you can take home with you)
  • Black Spire Outfitters (clothing)
  • The Jewels of Bith (accessories and other trinkets to treasure)

LEARN THE LANGUAGE

When in Batuu you will want to know some of the basics so you can you chat with the Black Spire residents. They have developed their own dialect and I’m here to share some of that with you! Have fun with it! The Black Spire residents are so friendly and helpful.

Here are some common phrases and greetings:

“Bright Suns” – Good morning or Hello

“Rising Moons” – Good evening

“Til the Spire” – Goodbye or Safe Returns

“Well bartered” – Thank you

“Under the shadow of the spire!” – Cheers!

“Good run” – Good luck

COSTUMES

These costumes showcase how Cast Members will be dressed throughout Galaxy’s Edge. There was a lot of thought and attention put into the designs and ensuring the costumes can weather all conditions. Here’s some of what you’ll see:

Join the Resistance
Resistance costumes are rugged, military-inspired uniforms, with a soft, well-used feel. Vests and jackets feature patch details inspired by communicators worn in the films, and there is an optional hat to protect from the elements.

The First Order
This costume is a powerful, charcoal grey military-style uniform with structured shoulders taken directly from the looks seen on screen. In stark contrast to the other costumes seen on the planet of Batuu, First Order costumes are pristine, polished and orderly

Black Spire Outpost Villagers
The village costume collection is comprised of multiple shirts, bottoms and vests for tons of mix and match options to suit preference and personality. There is also a suite of accessories including scarves, necklaces, hats and a versatile pouch to further customize their look

MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK

John Williams is also creating an all-new and original Star Wars Theme exclusively for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  Here’s a sneak peek!!

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