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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World


Have you ever dreamed of visiting a galaxy far, far away? Well, now's your chance! Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is a dream come true for every Star Wars fan out there. 

You actually have two options for visiting Galaxy's Edge and luckily, neither option is too far, far away. You can visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida and at Disneyland Park in California*. For this post, we're focusing on Walt Disney World's version of the land.

It's hard to visit Galaxy's Edge without feeling totally immersed in the Star Wars galaxy. From unique attractions to dining and shopping opportunities, this galaxy has it all!

ATTRACTIONS

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Take control of the fastest ship in the galaxy! Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run gives guests the chance to fly the iconic starship on a mission for Hondo Ohnaka. Each ship is assigned two Pilots, two Gunners and two Engineers so if you have a party larger than six, you'll have to split up.

Prior to COVID-19, the attraction was available for FastPass+ as a Tier 1 attraction and had a Single Rider Line. The attraction also has a 38" height requirement so the little ones will need to sit this one out. This is a thrill/simulator ride so for safety, guests should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should also not ride.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
No spoilers here but this attraction is absolutely amazing! Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is an attraction like we've never seen before with multiple ride systems and is a truly thrilling, one of a kind experience.
This attraction is currently available to experience by virtual queue only. There is no standby line, FastPass+ or Single Rider Line available at this time. (This was true even before COVID-19.) Guests with a valid ticket and a park pass reservation for Disney's Hollywood Studios can access the virtual queue starting at 7am on the day of their reservation. Accessing a boarding group can now be done before you leave your Disney Resort hotel or nearby hotel. The virtual queue will reopen daily at 1pm for anyone who wasn't able to join a boarding group earlier in the day. Guests must be inside Disney's Hollywood Studios to access the second virtual queue opportunity. Please know that capacity is limited and you are not guaranteed to be assigned a boarding group. In addition, being assigned a boarding group does not guarantee that you will be able to ride the attraction.

Another important thing to note about this attraction is that there is a 40" height requirement. This is a thrill ride with small drops so for safety, guests should be in good health and expectant mothers should also not ride.

CUSTOM MERCHANDISE

Savi's Workshop - Handbuilt Lightsabers
Live out every Star Wars fan's dream and build your own lightsaber at Savi's Workshop. This experience is extremely popular so reservations are highly recommended. You can make reservations up to 60 days in advance. The cost is $199.99 per lightsaber, plus tax and includes one lightsaber/carrying case per experience. Payment will be due upon arrival at Savi's.

This experience is limited to the builder plus one guest and at least one person in the party must be 14 years or older. So if you want to make more than one lightsaber, you'll need to make more than one reservation. 

Droid Depot
If you love R2-D2 and BB8, you'll love visiting the Droid Depot where you can build your very own droid! You'll be provided a basket and blueprint to design your BB-Series or R-Series unit. After you gather your parts from the conveyor belt, you can visit a Build Station where you can assemble your droid.

Reservations are highly recommended but the Droid Depot can also accommodate walk-ins based on availability. If this is on your Must-Do list, I recommend making a reservation 60 days in advance. The cost is $99.99 per droid unit, plus tax and includes a box to carry your droid plus instructions and remote. Personality chips and other accessories are available at an additional cost. The experience area is limited to the builder and one guest, with at least one person in the party being age 14 or older.

DINING

Oga's Cantina
Visit Batuu's notorious watering hole to try a sampling of unique libations. Oga's Cantina offers a wide variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails that are out of this world. Space inside Oga's is extremely limited, so we highly recommend advance reservations. Due to the limited seating and it's popularity, your visit is limited to 45 minutes. 

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
Fuel up at this Black Spire quick service dining location. An added bonus to this dining location is you can now order food through the My Disney Experience app on your mobile device. Docking Bay 7 is available for lunch or dinner, serving dishes from across the galaxy like Batuuan Beef Pot Roast and Roasted Endorian Chicken Salad. Seating is available inside the hanger or you can grab a table outside. 

Milk Stand
You can't visit Galaxy's Edge without trying a legendary blue or green milk from the Milk Stand! These really don't taste like milk and are more of a fruity, frozen concoction. You can also try an alcoholic version of the blue or green milk. 

Ronto Roasters
A quick service option on Batuu, Ronto Roasters is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specialities include Ronto Wraps and Galma Snack Sampler.
Kat Saka's Kettle**
If you're looking for a sweet, savory snack, Kat Saka's is the place for you. You can grab some Outpost Popcorn Mix and a Bottled Orb Soda. I had to get both and I'm happy to report the popcorn was very tasty! The Bottled Orb Sodas are pricey but they make great souvenirs. I have my empty Diet Coke orb displayed in my movie room. 
**Temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19. 

SHOPS

Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities
The details in this shop are out of this world! At Dok-Ondar's, you'll find a little bit of everything. 

Black Spire Outfitters
This is the perfect place to update your Jedi wardrobe. 

First Order Cargo
Make sure to stop by First Order Cargo over on Docking Bay 9 to show your support for the First Order. 

Creature Stall
You'll find some of the cutest and most unique creatures from across the galaxy at the Creature Stall.
Toydarian Toymaker
Browse handcrafted toys and collectibles made by Zabaka the Toydarian. 

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is not to be missed! On my recent trip, I spent hours exploring all of the amazing details throughout the land and still left wishing I had more time to explore.

Stay tuned for a photo tour and more posts of the various experiences available at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Are you ready to live your Star Wars adventure?


*At the Walt Disney World Resort, dining plans, FastPass+ and Single Rider services are temporarily unavailable. Dining reservations and experiences can now be booked 60 days in advance.
^All photos were taken before COVID-19 safety protocols. 

Ashley has been a Disney Parks fan from an early age and loves anything vintage Disney. You can email Ashley at ashley@kingdomkonsultant.com.

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