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The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World

by Tad on September 16, 2021 126 Orlando   Video

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World Pinterest image'Sup! Tad here to bring you the full rundown on the most exciting land to ever hit this galaxy, or at least the galaxy known as Walt Disney World. Since the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, we have become frequent travelers to Batuu, and we've made many visits since Disney's Hollywood Studios reopened after COVID-19. Disney continues to evolve their health and safety measures as the theme park returns to normal operations. As you've probably heard, Disney's Hollywood Studios is a toadally popular park at Disney World, in no small part because of Galaxy's Edge. Park reservations are required, and we highly recommend you purchase tickets in advance so you can make reservations as soon as you plan to go. This post outlines the most important "deets" you need to know before you travel to Black Spire Outpost. 

Now I may not be as wise as Yoda or as strong as Luke (that's Skywalker to all of you), but I can tell you Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge toadally rocks. As if that wasn't enough, Walt Disney World is building a high-end, highly immersive Star Wars-themed hotel (set to open in 2022) that will take it to the next level. This awesome guide includes everything about the land, including the rides, the restaurants, the characters and the experience within it that enable guests to create their own story within the Star Wars universe. Be sure to bookmark this post, because we update it as we continue to explore Batuu. So, my fellow Padawans, let's hop to it!

Our Galactic Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World

You Force-sensitive frog fans know Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World officially opened Aug. 29, 2019! The new land is home to two major rides, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance! While a Boarding Group was previously required to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, as of Sept. 23, 2021, the Boarding Group process is being paused. That means a standby line will be available for this epic attraction for the first time ever! However, there is a chance that Boarding Groups may return, especially during peak times. If you're just looking for information on how to join a Boarding Group, hop over to our guide to the virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. And stay tuned — Josh D'Amaro, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman, shared with D23 that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be accessible via the all-new paid FastPass+ replacement system, Genie+.

Overview  | Getting in to Galaxy's Edge | Rides | Characters | Restaurants, Food & Drink | Shopping | Tips

Overview and Location of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Disney World - Black Spires and Millennium Falcon

If the name is any indication, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is literally on the edge of Disney's Hollywood Studios, opposite the park's entrance and adjacent to Toy Story Land. There are two entrances to the land. You can enter either through Toy Story Land or Grand Avenue (by Muppet*Vision 3D).

From either entrance, watch as the landscape (including the ambient sounds) begin to change, welcoming you to someplace far, far away. Guests will find themselves in the Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu. This once-thriving settlement is now home to smugglers, rogue traders, droids and other strange creatures trying to stay out of sight of the First Order. The remote outpost takes its name from the petrified spires that were once ancient, towering trees surrounding the river valleys and plains. As a fellow traveler, you'll be able to visit a street market, shop in the food stalls and enjoy treats such as Blue Milk or head over to Oga's Cantina for a drink.

Getting in to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World

Guests will need valid theme park admission and a Disney Park Pass reservation for Disney's Hollywood Studios for the same day to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. (If your ticket has park hopping permissions, note that you'll only need a Disney Park Pass reservation for the first park you'd like to visit.) There is no special admission required to access Galaxy's Edge once in Hollywood Studios, but you may need to obtain a Boarding Group to ride Rise of the Resistance (we'll cover some details below).

Reservations for Oga's Cantina are available up to 60 days out on the My Disney Experience app or at DisneyWorld.com. With limited park and restaurant capacity, reservations are required to enter Oga's. Cancellations can be made up to the day before the reservation without penalty, but no-shows will be charged. If you were unable to get a reservation, you try to ask early in the day if they are accepting any walk-ins. Reservations go quickly for the lightsaber building experience at Savi's Workshop, which can be made 60 days in advance. Droid Depot still accepts walk-ins. (Psst ... there have been some reservations available after Hollywood Studios officially closes for both Oga's and Savi's, making for some awesome photos as you leave the park!)

Because the FastPass+ service has been temporarily suspended, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run only has a standby line available, though the Single Rider line has recently reopened! When in place, you can acquire a Boarding Group for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance through the My Disney Experience app — but Boarding Groups are officially being paused as of Sept. 23, 2021.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World Attractions

Of course, the star attractions of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World are the rides. Being one of the pilots on the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is basically a life-changing experience. But Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance toadally rocked my world (or should I say, galaxy?) in the best way possible. You can't visit Galaxy's Edge without experiencing these epic attractions!

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Hondo Ohnaka in Millennium Falcon Queue

Ready to ride the fastest ship in the galaxy? Not so fast! Before you board, you'll walk through a full-size replica of the Millennium Falcon. This is one queue you don't want to skip! Can you imagine climbing through the hatch and walking through the hallways before you finally arrive to take a seat inside the cockpit? I'm getting goosebumps (or should I say, frogbumps) just thinking about it! Try not to get too distracted because there is a mission. Space pirate Hondo Ohnaka of "Clone Wars" and "Star Wars Rebels" fame has cut a deal with Chewbacca for use of the Falcon. He will lead you on a secret mission to bring back the loot as you hurl through hyperspace. (Currently, the pre-show is running, but you may continue moving through if the line keeps moving, only pausing if the line stops.)

Want to be the lucky crew member to "punch it" to lightspeed? The right pilot gets the lever to make the jump!

You'll be part of a six-person crew and can take a turn in one of three different flight crew positions — pilot, gunner or flight engineer! I've tried all three, and I gotta say being the pilot is toadally rad. Lily, however, loves pushing all of the buttons as the engineer. Near the end of the queue, a cast member will hand you a color-coded card with your role assignment. It is given randomly, but you can try to switch with another person in your crew before you board. The left-side pilot controls horizontal movement, while the right-side pilot steers the ship up and down. They have to work together to fly the ship. The gunners, who sit in the middle row, hit buttons to fire and shoot the lasers and guns. The flight engineers fix any damage to the ship. Depending on how the team works together, they could sit back and relax ... or be constantly repairing the ship. Every mission that we've gone on has been entirely different!

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run uses real-time video technology that will respond to the way you use the cockpit controls. Here's the TLDR: You'll see the real-time results of your mission, so make it count! With the cockpit allowing six people, you will be matched with another party. If you have a larger group, you'll be split up. The FastPass+ line is currently unavailable, but the Single Rider line has recently returned.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance 

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World - Rise of the Resistance entrance

I thought it’d be hard to beat Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, but Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance just became my number one favorite ride at Disney World. Disney hyped it up to be the biggest and most immersive Disney Parks attraction ever built, and I can toadally understand why. It truly feels like you’re in a "Star Wars" movie! I promise I won’t spoil everything, but if you want to go in without any knowledge, skip ahead of these spoilers that set up the storyline!

Warning: Video contains storyline spoilers.

The adventure begins when you meet BB-8 and a holographic Rey, who explains that a covert Resistance team led by Finn has infiltrated a First Order Star Destroyer and the post on Batuu is no longer safe. Lieutenant Bek steers the transport ship that you immediately board, but the ship gets attacked by TIE fighters and is overtaken by the First Order Star Destroyer.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Stormtroopers Inside Rise of the Resistance

Once you disembark from the transport ship, you come face to face with 50 stormtroopers — it's very intimidating! The cast members who play First Order officers order you into a prison cell where Kylo Ren threateningly demands the location of the secret base. But you’re able to escape with the help of the Resistance team onboard.

From there, you board the trackless ride vehicles operated by droids. As you maneuver your way through the Star Destroyer, you’re put right in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance fleet and the First Order! I'm not sure which moment was cooler — moving through the legs of the AT-AT walkers or abandoning the Star Destroyer in an escape pod.

If you just want the brief lowdown, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is a game-changer. We think everyone in the family will love it. It's not too scary (it only has one swift drop), and it did not trigger Mommy Frog's motion sickness.

FastPass+ was not available for this attraction, but Rise will have a paid skip-the-line option this fall when Genie+ debuts. While Boarding Groups are paused, there are times when the system may return to manage the queue (in which case, you'll want to hop here for the full details on how to join a Boarding Group).

Characters of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Disney World - Vi Moradi

One of the things I love about the land is meeting some of the colorful characters and exotic creatures hiding out and making deals in Black Spire Outpost (just keep a lookout for First Order soldiers)! Besides this green frog, you'll see aliens, droids and humanoids. You may also spot some familiar faces, including Chewbacca, Kylo Ren and Rey! I also enjoy running into Vi Moradi. Watch out for her, because she keeps a low profile! The Resistance spy has blue hair and wears an orange jacket. Most of the characters can be spotted at the speeder garage across from Droid Depot, while Kylo Ren and his stormtroopers interrogate guests by their TIE Echelon near the Milk Stand.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Disney World - Big Chewie and Little Chewie

But what really brings the land to life are the Batuu residents — the cast members. They are dressed as villagers, Resistance members and First Order soldiers. They've been trained to interact with guests, and each person has a backstory. So, don't be shy to chat with them. You'll learn all about their life on Batuu! While they're in character, they may be confused if you ask questions like, "How do you get to Tower of Terror?" Instead, ask them where they live, why they're in Black Spire Outpost or what they think of the Resistance and the First Order showing up.

Before you go, brush up on the language of Batuu! You'll hear the residents use these common phrases:

  • "Bright suns" = "Good morning"
  • "Rising moons" = "Good evening"
  • "Refresher" = "restroom"
  • "Hydrator" = "water fountain"
  • "Credits" = "money"
  • "Datapad" = "cell phone"
  • "Only the ancients know" = "I don't know"
  • "Til the Spire" or "May the Spires keep you" = "Goodbye"

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Food and Beverage

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Mobile Order for Dining

There is a galaxy of new food and drinks to discover at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World ... and it's some of our favorite theme park food we've ever eaten! (Yes, really!)

Oga's Cantina

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Disney World - Oga's Cantina Bar and Creatures

Local Black Spire Outpost watering hole, Oga's Cantina, is the it-spot for adult drinks, mocktails and other beverages. It doesn't have too many snack options, but the Batuu Bits has a mix of sweet and spicy bites and the Happabore Sampler consists of cured and roasted meats, cheese and pork cracklings. While it is a watering hole, there are tadpole-friendly options available, including the nonalcoholic, cookies-and-milk-like Blue Bantha pictured. I, meanwhile, opted for the Cliff Dweller, a refreshing juice drink that came in a souvenir Porg cup.

The cantina offers mostly standing room only, with Captain Rex, formerly of Star Tours — The Adventures Continue fame, playing DJ. If you have tadpoles, read that again: with mostly standing room only, my little sister Lily tends to get pretty antsy (or complain that her frog legs are too tired to stand), so we usually only hang around for a short amount of time. I mention this not to steer you away from the experience (because it is toadally worth it, in my frogpinion), but to set realistic expectations! The cantina itself has a fun vibe with the funky alien music playing in the background. Sometimes the bartenders even sing along! The cantina's super-cool coasters are no longer in use ... but you may find some unused in your bag to take home with you as a souvenir ;)

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Oga's Cantina Blue Bantha and Outer Rim

You can now make a reservation online! Reservations will be available for dates up to 60 days out. A credit card must be on file to guarantee your reservation at Oga's Cantina. Cancellations can be made up to the day before without penalty; however, any no-shows will be charged $10 per person. Guests should make reservations for the number of people in their party, as they would for any dining experience. Limited, day-of walk-ups may be available – check with cast members outside the cantina early in the day.

There is a one-drink per person drink minimum and a two-drink per person maximum at Oga's Cantina. Guests will be limited to 45 minutes in the Cantina. Guests must be 21 years of age or over to consume alcohol; valid photo ID is required.

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Kids Meal at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

This will be the place for exotic tastes and flavors procured by one Chef Strono "Cookie" Tuggs, who has traveled the galaxy far and wide after his time at Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana. Menu items include beef pot roast, shrimp noodle salad, stir fry, smoked pork ribs, fried chicken and vegetarian kefta. It is currently using mobile ordering exclusively. (Again, while the tastes are exotic enough to transport you to another world, they are down-to-earth enough to appeal to tadpoles — Lily loved the mac and cheese!)

Ronto Roasters

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World - Ronto Wrap

Former smelter droid 8D-J8 will be turning the spit on tasty meats at Ronto Roasters. A recycled podracing engine does the roasting for this dining experience. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a morning wrap, a Ronto wrap (roasted pork, grilled pork sausage, peppercorn sauce and tangy slaw wrapped in a pita bread) and jerky (comes either sweet or spicy).

Since the land's opening, Ronto Roasters has also added a chicken Ronto wrap option and a Galma snack sampler, which includes an assortment of jerky, plantains, blue potato chips, pork rinds and rice crackers. The Ronto wrap is still the Frog Family favorite, though! In fact, the Ronto wrap is my dad, Leap's, most favorite thing to eat at Hollywood Studios.

Ronto Roasters is currently using mobile ordering exclusively.

Milk Stand

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World - Milk Stand

Get your farm-fresh blue milk (or green!) from this stand direct from Bubo Wamba Family Farms. The frozen concoctions, made famous by Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars IV: A New Hope," are quite refreshing and unlike any milk you’ve ever tasted. Unlike Disneyland, the Milk Stand in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios also has alcoholic versions of blue and green milk. The Milk Stand was using mobile ordering exclusively upon reopening, but it was allowing walk-ups when we last visited (mobile ordering will still be highly recommended by cast members).

Kat Saka's Kettle

Munch on the Outpost Mix, a blend of sweet, savory and spicy popcorn. Mommy Frog really enjoyed the unusual flavors. She thought it was similar to kettle corn, but not as sweet.

Since we've visited Batuu upon reopening, Kat Saka's Kettle has remained closed.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Merchandise at Walt Disney World

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge – Black Spire Outpost Market

It's been well-reported that Disney Imagineers made trips to Istanbul and Marrakesh for inspiration in creating Black Spire Outpost's marketplace, a collection of shops and merchant stalls. More animatronics serve as shop keepers, such as the Toydarian presiding over the toy store. As you're walking through the marketplace, it really feels like you're somewhere else in the galaxy, with a one-eyed Dianoga lurking in the water fountain (sorry, hydrator) and other alien critters in the Creature Stall.

Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities

Wheeler-dealer Ithorian Dok-Ondar presides over rare and unique items and antiquities from across the galaxy. This is where you can find additional kyber crystals and holocrons, as well as the popular legacy lightsabers which are replicas of popular Star Wars characters. It's worth a stop to take in the creatures within, including Dok himself.

Savi's Workshop - Handbuilt Lightsabers

Savi's Workshop - Lit up Lightsabers

It doesn't matter whether you're a grown frog or youngling — you will get emotional during this experience. Boy, I sure did. Inside Savi's Workshop, you will be able to customize your own lightsaber under the guidance of one of the Masters, who have extensive knowledge in Jedi lore. But keep this on the down-low! Outside of the workshop, you should refer to lightsabers as "scrap metal" so the First Order does not suspect you. The experience costs $219.99, plus tax and reservations are available online starting 60 days in advance.

Droid Depot

Get ready to build your own astromech droid! Some of the most lovable companions in the Star Wars universe are droids. Who wouldn't want to bring home their very R2-D2 or BB-8? Pick pieces and parts off of a conveyor belt to construct either an R-series or BB-series of your very own ... then watch as they interact with elements throughout Galaxy's Edge! (You do have to keep them in the box, though.) Walk-ins are accepted based on availability.

Building a droid costs $99.99, plus tax. Reservations are now available online, or by calling (407) 939-6690. A credit card must be on file to guarantee your Droid Depot reservation. Cancellations can be made up to the day before without penalty; however, any no-shows will be charged $99.99 per person. Custom droids are non-refundable. The number of guests on the reservation should reflect how many people will be building and purchasing a droid. Guests may bring one additional person with them to observe the building experience. The accompanying guest(s) should not be a part of the guest count on the reservation. This experience takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Note that using a remote-control device to operate a droid while at the theme parks is prohibited, and the droid will need to be carried during a visit to the parks. There are also some fun droid backpack and carrier options!

First Order Cargo

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge - First Order Cargo

The First Order is taking up shop in a spaceport hangar bay on the outskirts of town. Look for gear, uniforms and other supplies ... that is, if you decide to pledge your allegiance to the First Order. You can even purchase the First Order Stormtrooper armor that's pictured above for a hefty price tag. Mommy Frog told me "hard no," but I'd rather be a Resistance rebel anyway.

Resistance Supply

Stock up or resupply! You'll find Resistance uniforms, pins, jackets, tools, training supplies and more.

Street Market Stalls

Galaxy Edge Disney World - Toydarian Toymaker

Toydarian Toymaker - This "Star Wars: the Phantom Menace" character presides over this stall that sells toys, including adorable plush versions of your favorite characters.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World - Porgs in the Creatures Stall

Creature Stalls - You'll find unique "critters" to take home, including the adorable porgs. Santhas, tauntauns and loth cats are also available. Be sure to say hi to the loth cat inside the cage!

Black Spire Outfitters - Clothing fit for space travelers to commemorate their adventures.

The Jewels of Bith - Accessories, trinkets and other treasures.

Tips for Visiting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World

Now that we've got a few visits inside the new land under our belt, we'll share some hopful tips on how to make the most out of your experience on the planet of Batuu.

Look out for details

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World detailsThe land is super immersive, and there are tiny details everywhere you look. When you're checking out the shops in Black Spire Outpost, look at everything from the ground and up to the ceiling. There could be something in those nooks and crannies! One of Mommy Frog's favorite details were the tracks found on the sidewalks. You could see where droids and alien creatures have trudged through Batuu. Meanwhile, my favorite view is through the window of the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run queue, where you can look down and see the incredibly detailed top of the ship.

Listen to the sounds

No matter where you are in the land, you'll hear ambient noise. Whether it's droids beeping or the Millennium Falcon sputtering, there's always something to listen to. Take the time to use all of your senses as you travel through the land. If the crowds are high and the lines are long, you can spend a good amount of time between looking at the details and listening to sounds.

Interact with the characters 

I know I've already mentioned it before, but I'll say it again. Possibly the most immersive aspect of the land are the characters, which includes the cast members! Stormtroopers may confront you, and ask what you are doing on your data pad, or Vi Moradi could try to recruit you to join the Resistance. We've even seen Chewbacca pick out unsuspecting travelers from the crowd to compete in a Wookiee roar contest.

At this time, the characters are not roaming freely around the land. However, they still make appearances at the speeder garage across from Droid Depot and the TIE Echelon across from the Milk Stand.

Expect the unexpected

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World - Kylo Ren Show

We've been traveling to Batuu for a while now, and it's safe to say that we're still experiencing new interactions each time we go. All of the character appearances are still unscheduled, so we never truly know who we'll run into. Even if you're only at Disney's Hollywood Studios for a day, we highly suggest that you visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at least twice before you leave.

Go at night for a different experience

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World at night

Just like Pandora over at Disney's Animal Kingdom, the land completely transforms when the sun goes down. Blue lights behind the Millennium Falcon make the land glow in the night sky. The barbecue pit at Ronto Roasters turns a fiery red. And of course, you HAVE to bring out your lightsaber to see it all lit up ... a perfect photo-op! We also recommend riding Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at night, as you might notice your take-off and landing looks a little different.

Visit in the evening

For the first few months of opening, there were Extra, Extra Magic Hours that brought folks in early to experience the land. The lowest waits for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run have been in the evenings. Even with the opening of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Hollywood Studios reopening after the COVID-19 closure, wait times have remained lower in the late afternoon and evening. However, with Boarding Groups going away, the crowd levels may stay consistent throughout the day as travelers hop in the standby line for Rise of the Resistance.

Save memories with PhotoPass opportunities

 

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge – PhotoPass Magicshot

You'll probably never froget seeing the Millennium Falcon for the first time. Capture that memory with a photo! There are PhotoPass locations throughout the land. Two are near the Millennium Falcon — one is up the stairs by the doors of Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, while the other is across from Oga's Cantina. For a pretty rad Super Zoom Magic Shot video, visit the photographer near First Order Cargo to snap some photos of yourself from a unique angle above the planet.

Get creative and dress up

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Disney World - Matching Droid Dresses

Younglings 13 and under are welcome to wear costumes as long as they provide unobstructed vision with openings that allow the eyes to be fully seen at all times. Frogs who are 14 and older cannot wear full costumes, but they can come in style! Wear outfits that are inspired by the First Order, the Resistance, smugglers or droids. If you want to fit in with the Batuu residents, stick to earthy colors and focus on natural materials with a rugged, handmade look. Armor, stormtrooper uniforms and Chewbacca look-alikes aren't allowed so you aren't confused with the roaming characters.

Have you visited Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World? Planning a trip to Batuu? Drop us a line in comments and let us know what you're most excited about!

Related: Planning to Visit Disney's Hollywood Studios? Here's What You Need to Know

Related: How to Get a Boarding Group for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Stay cool!

Keep hopping, Tad!
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Jul 16, 2019 at 3:03 a.m. Aaron Downey Says...

We are going on Friday the 11th of October and Monday the 21st October and will hope to attend extra extra magic hours. Do you think the Monday will be our best chance at getting in and going on Smugglers run? I'd hate for my son to miss it. Being from Scotland we only get the chance every 5 years or so and he would love to do Jedi training etc, Thanks

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Jul 16, 2019 at 8:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aaron!

We think both days will be busy, but that Monday would be your better bet :) Fingers crossed for you and your Jedi!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jun 25, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Beth Says...

Will any of the rides be wheelchair accessible?

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Jun 25, 2019 at 2:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth!

Millennium Falcon requires a transfer from the wheelchair, and the ride seat does not have arm rests. We have yet to hear about the second ride, Rise of the Resistance, but we have our eyes and ears open for more accessibility information!

Stay cool!

Tad

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May 30, 2019 at 5:05 p.m. Carl Middleton Says...

Hi

we will be staying in Disney world when galaxys edge opens( previously booked).

would you know when Disney world will confirm on how the process will work on how to gain entrance on the first few days? I am looking at gaining entrance on Friday august 30. what are the chances?

thanks

carl

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May 30, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carl!

Unfortunately, all that we know right now is that there won't be a reservation system like Disneyland is employing now. They may opt for a virtual queue similar to Disneyland's plan after June 24, but we don't have those details just yet. We'll let you know as soon as we know more!

Stay cool!

Tad

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May 31, 2019 at 12:38 p.m. carl middleton Says...

Thanks Tad! I,m sure it will be amazing and I can,t wait!!

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May 24, 2019 at 1:17 a.m. Stephanie Says...

Hello,

My husband and I are planning a trip in December from the 9th-16th for our 30th birthday. Do you think he crowds at that time will be higher?

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May 24, 2019 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

Historically, early December has been a great time to visit! The holiday crowd hasn't arrived just yet, but this year it may be a little more crowded than usual due to Galaxy's Edge. We still think it's a good time for a trip :) Hoppy birthdays!

Stay cool!

Tad

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May 4, 2019 at 5:21 p.m. Gerry McGeown Says...

I’m coming to Disney October I have tickets for the other parks. Do I need to purchase tickets to get into the Star Wars parks. ?

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May 6, 2019 at 9:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gerry!

Galaxy's Edge will be in Hollywood Studios, so as long as you have valid admission to Hollywood Studios, you're all set! Disney World will not be doing a reservation system like Disneyland did to start.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Apr 16, 2019 at 3:11 a.m. Lisa Says...

Hi!

We are looking at a trip in mid-November (the week following Veterans day) with our kids 10 and 6 yo. At that time, do you expect crowds to be as big as when Pandora opened (3h+ wait time for the rides)? We really want to see the new Star Wars land, but we don’t think our kids could wait that long for one ride! Many thanks!

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Apr 17, 2019 at 2:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

I was a young tadpole not too long ago, so I know what a bummer it is to have to wait in line. We do think crowds will be as long or longer than the Pandora rides. We will put together our best tips on how to lower wait times as soon as we can though!

Stay cool!

Tadpole

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Mar 18, 2019 at 9:48 p.m. Nicole Bryant Says...

Do you have any details on when to make reservations to go to Star Wars - Disneyland the week of June 16? We purchased the 3-day park hopper here on Undercover Tourist - would love to get in on those reservations too!!

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Mar 18, 2019 at 5:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

No information has been released just yet on how to make a reservation, but we've got our eyes and ears open!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Mar 15, 2019 at 6:33 p.m. Kerry Gooch Says...

We are going the first week in September and are planning a 9/4 visit to DHS. We plan on rope dropping to try and get in early but am wondering what it will be like. Will there be a wait just to get in the land?

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Mar 18, 2019 at 7:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kerry,

We don't yet have all the deets on how entry will work, but yes, we expect big waits to get in!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Mar 12, 2019 at 2:10 a.m. Amanda Scott Says...

Would love your advice/opinion. We are planning a trip the first 2 weeks of December. I have always wanted to see the parks at Christmas.

From what I had read, there were rumors of Stat Wars opening mid-late December. I wanna see it, but preferably not within the first year, so that was great for us! Now with it opening in August and who-knows-when for Phase 2, what kinda of crowds are we looking at here? I really do NOT want to spend thousands of dollars and be miserable with hours and hours of waiting. We get a disability pass, but I dont think that will make much of difference here. Am I right? I know there will be overflow to the other parks. I am seriously concerned. Would you reschedule? Of course I dont want to wait to go back. The last trip was 2016. ???? Help!

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Mar 12, 2019 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

We expect this to be a busier than normal holiday season with the opening of Star Wars. The phased opening should help disperse crowds a little better, but let's face it, many people are and were already planning holiday trips with Star Wars in mind. Now, I do think you will be able to still have a great time, and the DAS will help, but I would anticipate more elevated crowds than normal. Whether to cancel is toadally your decision.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 11, 2019 at 3:03 a.m. RadTech1 Says...

With this new opening of Star Wars in Disney World on Aug 29th- would you suspect higher crowds in Universal Aug 27 & 28th? We have a trip to Universal planned and according to your crowd calendar those are two great times to go. Wondering if this would change?

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Mar 12, 2019 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rad,

It likely would have some impact on crowds, but I would not expect it overall to be too bad and not bad enough to change the trip.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 9, 2019 at 8:36 p.m. TJ Says...

With the much earlier than expected opening at WDW how does this affect the crowd calendar for September? We had planned a visit mid-September which is what we did last year but now this could throw a wrench into those plans. Thoughts?

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Mar 11, 2019 at 4:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi TJ,

We have adjusted the crowd calendar based on the revised opening dates. There are still good dates expected in September, but they will be busier than initially anticipated.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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