A note from Tad: We have some awesome news for you planners out there! Guests can now make reservations for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge experiences up to 60 days in advance. Plus, the all-new attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is opening Jan. 17, 2020! You can find all of the toadally exciting details below!
Unless you’ve been in a galaxy far, far away, you know by now that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is officially open at Disneyland Resort in California! The Frog Fam has visited that trading outpost on planet Batuu several times. We are literally hopping in anticipation for the new ride, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, opening Jan. 17, 2020. Hop along as we share the details about this new land below, along with important tips!
Our Galactic Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland
'Sup! Tad here, family videographer and young Padawan who has been practicing with my new lightsaber. I’ve searched the galaxy for details and have put together this guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland to share everything I know about the rides, food, beverages, shopping and experiences to be found on this planet called Batuu, which is far, far away (as in, all the way across the back of the park behind Frontierland at Disneyland).
I have been busily exploring the land and learning everything I can so I can report everything back to you (without too many spoilers, because, of course, I want you to explore and discover on your own). Consider me your Jedi Master for mastering Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. And be sure to keep hoppin’ back, because as my frog crew and I continue to explore this new land, I'll be sharing more deets here so you can prepare yourself for the journey, plus posting video to the Undercover Tourist YouTube channel! Don't froget to hop along with us on Instagram @ThemeParkFrog!
Overview of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is Disneyland’s largest land — at 14 acres! It transports guests to another galaxy and immerses them in a village on the remote planet of Batuu. It is home to strange aliens, creatures, droids, spaceships, buildings and terrain. Black Spire Outpost, as the village and Batuu's largest settlement is called, is known for its petrified spires that are the ancient remains of towering trees. This remote outpost was once a busy stop along trade routes, but as hyperspace travel has taken off and drawn traders to more popular routes, Batuu has been left behind for those trying to keep a low profile, out of sight of the First Order. It’s still a thriving port for smugglers, traders and adventurers.
If you’ve ridden Star Tours lately, you’ve probably gotten a sneak peek of Batuu in the safe landing in the end scene. And if you ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, you can catch glimpses of the land from the top of the hill. If you need a safe haven somewhere on the edge of Wild Space, sneak out of your world and into the Star Wars story on Batuu.
Getting in to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland
After the first day of the land's opening, there has been no issue with accessing the land. You can visit any time. We particularly enjoy seeing those spires so beautifully lit up at night. People still rush to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in the morning, hoping to ride Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run before the line gets long. To be honest, the line surges in the morning and then drops off. We prefer hopping by the land in the late afternoon or early evening, when the wait time drops and the land cools off. The line is usually shortest at the end of the night.
If you are deciding when to make the journey to Batuu, we recommend visiting later in the day (or plan around times when you can acquire reservations for your most must-do experiences). Go enjoy the rest of Disneyland without long lines in the early morning!
While access to the land is as easy as accessing any of Disneyland's other lands (except for the tunnels and longer pathways used to travel there), we do highly recommend making reservations for certain experiences. Make an advance or same-day reservation to access Savi's Workshop , Oga's Cantina and Droid Depot. You may book reservations up to 60 days in advance. Additional same-day reservations are released at 7:00 a.m. PST. We have had no problems making same-day reservations. To reserve, you'll use a valid credit card through the Disneyland app or through the Disneyland site. Advance reservation may be canceled at least one day in advance. Same-day cancellations are not allowed and will result in a no-show fee.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is not open during Magic Morning or Extra Magic Hours. Keep in mind that Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, one of two headlining attractions, opened with phase one, while Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is set to open Jan. 17, 2020.
The official opening for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World was Aug. 29, 2019. We hopped by during a preview, and there are a few minor differences compared to Disneyland. It also has a phased opening, with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance making its debut on Dec. 5, 2019. Now, we'll turn it over to Tad, our Star Wars fanatic, to bring you the ribbeting details of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Attractions
Let's cut to the chase and talk about the most important part of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — at least to this young frog — the attractions! There are two large “E-Ticket” thrill rides in the land. Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run opened with the land, and the second, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, opens on Jan. 17, 2020. FASTPASS is not currently offered, but the FASTPASS signs and queue areas are already in place. A fun thing to do is use the Play Disney Parks app to interact with the ride queue elements.
If you use the Disneyland Disability Access Service (DAS), you can get a ride return time. You'll still encounter some cool queue elements. If you are looking for the familiar umbrellas for the information kiosk found in other parks of Disneyland, you should know that in Batuu, you'll instead need to look for a pile of crates in the tunnel to the middle entrance to the land. After you ride once, you can get another return time if you want to ride again and try another position on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance - Opening Jan. 17, 2020
This ride, opening Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, will join the epic battle in what Disneyland promises will be the biggest and most immersive Disney Parks attraction ever! Before boarding, you’ll walk though themed interiors. The Resistance is recruiting you to join them in battle against the First Order. Expect to see Rey and BB-8! Don’t get captured by the enemy before you board a trackless troop transport and navigate through a Star Destroyer, getting yourself caught in a conflict between the First Order and the Resistance, potentially encountering AT-AT walkers. Do you have what it takes to come face-to-face with Kylo Ren? If you make it back from your eight-person mission, you’ll be a celebrated hero. If not, who knows what will become of you? This is supposed to be more than just a ride. It’s an experience.
This ride will not initially be available on the FASTPASS or MaxPass system. Riders must be 40 inches (102 cm) or taller to ride. You can see where the ride will queue up, and it's a great place to meet up with Chewbacca or Rey. We've also spotted the land's resident spy, Vi Moradi, in that area with her pal, Chewie.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
"Punch it" to this attraction, which features Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon. On this intense adventure, you'll embark on a critical secret mission on behalf of Hondo Ohnaka, a space pirate from “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars: Rebels” animated TV series. Your goal is to bring back loot to a vengeful space pirate as you pilot the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy while hurtling though hyperspace. Your six-person crew will be in the cockpit right behind the controls, acting in one of three roles as a pilot, gunner or flight engineer. I have taken a turn as each one! Let's just say some of my missions have gone better than others. The more I ride the better I get. It's not so easy to fly that "hunk of junk!"
A cast member will assign you a role in the mission by handing you a card with your job and job description. You do not get to pick, although you may trade with members in your group. Pilots (up front) need the the most skills and definitely feel the most pressure. Gunners (in the second row) have a pretty easy job. Gunner is a great job for younger family members ... although we've seen some "younglings" fly the ship, and it's hilarious. Engineers have to keep their eyes on a number of buttons and switches to repair the ship. Engineers sit in the back. If you get motion sickness, the engineer position can allow you to take your eyes off of the front of the cockpit and focus on buttons to keep you from turning green. We've noticed a cool feature, in that the sky matches the actual time of day outside. During the day, we had bright skies when piloting the Millennium Falcon (within a planet's atmosphere), and at night we had night skies. See if you notice that, too!
The left pilot moves the ship from left to right and has a boost button. The red button on the dash is the brake. Listen for the command from Hondo to brake. The right pilot makes the ship go up and down. The pilots work together to fly the ship. The left pilot gets the command to fire the boosters and the right pilot pulls a lever to put the ship in hyperspace. Be sure to yell, "Punch it, Chewie!" In fact, be sure to call out commands and praise to your crew because this is a team effort! The gunners have options for automatic (easier with press of a single button) and manual (three buttons for up, middle and down) for firing. You can hold your button down for continuous shooting. Both gunners and engineers can launch a harpoon. Engineers fix the ship by pressing buttons and levers when they flash. The worse the pilots are, the more work the engineers have to do (because there's more damage to fix!). There is an autopilot mode if you do not have a pilot or are missing any positions! When you exit the cockpit, you may notice damage and hissing sounds that are in relation to the condition you returned the ship. Some of our missions have gone better than others. May the Force be with you!
Riders must be 38 inches (97 cm) or taller to ride. Rider Switch is available for families with young tadpoles not tall enough to ride. If you choose to ride Solo (get it?) as a Single Rider, you will skip the cool line elements, but also will skip some of the wait, so keep that in mind. It's a good idea for a second or third go at it. Sometimes, the Single Rider line is longer than the actual line, so assess the situation before hopping in line.
Characters of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland
What’s most interesting in this new land is that you become part of the village and storyline. You can also dive deeper into the Star Wars story while you're in the land by using the Play Disney Parks app for a more immersive experience.
The cast members of Batuu are dressed as villagers, rogues, Resistance fighters and First Order officers. The First Order uniforms carry encrypted information in “code cylinders” on the chest. Cast members have been trained to interact with guests, making the experience unique and toadally immersive. If you ask a cast member if they worked elsewhere at Disneyland, they may be confused and tell you they have always lived on Batuu. If they do not answer your questions properly, it is because they are in character.
You'll want to learn the language if you want to pass as a local. "Bright suns," is the morning greeting. "Rising moons," or "Bright stars," are the evening greetings. To say goodbye, say, "'til the spires," "may the spires keep you," or "good journey." Drinking fountains are "hydrators," and restrooms are "refreshers." The refreshers are cool, by the way, and there is a companion bathroom. Say, "only the ancients know," instead of, "I don't know." Even though "Datapad" may be part of the Play Disney Parks app, it's also the name for cellphone on Batuu. If someone greets you with, "Ignite the spark," your response should be, "Light the fire."
There are other helpful terms in the land. The PhotoPass photographers are "imagers," and Magic Shots are "holograms." The PhotoPass card is a unique Image Data Card (think of it as a free souvenir). When paying for food or merchandise, dollars are "credits." If a cashier asks if you have any credit reductions, hand over any annual passes or Disney credit cards for the discount.
What's super cool is that you may encounter some characters you'll recognize from the Star Wars films walking about. This is their world, so they roam free and interact with the visitors and citizens of Batuu. Be aware that some may encourage you to join the Dark Side, whereas others may be looking for fighters to join the resistance. We encountered, Rey, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren and stormtroopers. R2-D2 can be found inside Droid Depot, and sometimes he interacts with guests! Keep an eye out for Vi Moradi. The spy has an orange jacket and blue hair. You can find her trying to dodge Kylo Ren and the stormtroopers!
Did you ever wonder where Captain “Rex” (RX-3X) from Star Tours disappeared to after C-3PO took over as the accidental captain? You can find him in Oga’s Cantina, reinvented as the DJ. He’s still trying his best.
Shopping in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland
If you want commemorative items for the land's opening, minus the gift card coin (which we'll discuss below), you won't find them in Batuu. You also won't find souvenirs that say Star Wars or Galaxy's Edge inside Batuu because you will be creating your own story as a character in the land. Those items instead are sprinkled throughout the resort.
Inside the land, you will find exciting new merchandise in Outpost stores and market stalls with cool animatronics and themes. I saved my allowance money for the unexpected surprises I couldn't resist! What's a little unnerving about this alien planet is that all of the entrance signs are written in another language and alphabet. It's hard to know what store or attraction you are entering. And the store entrances do not necessarily look like you should be entering them. It's a little disorienting! Try to follow the map on the Disneyland app, or just see where you end up! You can use the Play Disney Parks app, which turns into a Datapad to help translate.
Before you start shopping, you might want to pick up a "Batuuan Spira" gift card. There is often a long line for it and it does sell out from time to time, so this might be your first or second stop in the land if it's a priority. This credit coin has a $100 minimum. The medallion coin can be used anywhere that accepts Disney gift cards.
Now, let's take a look at what you can buy inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities
Get ready to wheel and deal with Dok-Ondar. This Ithorian sells and buys rare and uniquely valued items from across the galaxy and all eras! He’s a moody one. Each crate, box and carving in the store has a story to tell. This is the place to get your hands on jewelry, kyber crystals, statues and even famous lightsabers!
Savi's Workshop - Handbuilt Lightsabers
I could barely contain myself when I heard I could build my own lightsaber! Inside Savi's Workshop, you are able to customize your own one-of-a-kind lightsaber under the guide of one of the Gatherers. This secret group has dedicated their lives to restoring balance and have extensive knowledge of Jedi lore and the Force.
Select from the following lightsaber themes:
- Peace and Justice
- Power and Control
- Elemental Nature
- Protection and Defense
Reservations are highly recommended for the lightsaber experience. You can reserve up to 60 days in advance through the Disneyland app or this link to Savi's Workshop reservations. More same-day reservations are released at 7:00 a.m. each day. Limited walk-up reservations are available. You must reserve with a credit card and will have to pay the $199.99 cost of the lightsaber if you miss your reservation. You can cancel an advance reservation at least one day in advance. Check in 15 minutes before your reservation. If you have an early morning reservation, you can enter Disneyland early (bring proof of your reservation!) through a special turnstile so you that you can get to Savi's Workshop on time.
If you're not ready for a lightsaber, head to the Droid Depot. You can build your own astromech unit! Do you need a useful droid sidekick? Choose from the BB- or R-series and assemble your new best friend from stacks of chips, parts and tech items. You can purchase pre-made droids, model kits, accessories and upcycled object made from scrap parts.
You'll take your droid home in a box. You can take your droid out of its box in the land for photos, but you cannot place it on the ground and use the remote control in the land. You might want to purchase a droid backpack for easier carrying. Your droid can still interact with areas and elements in the land from the box or backpack!
Unfortunately, these boxed droids are bulky and get heavy. They can make riding rides challenging and cannot go on some rides such as Indiana Jones Adventure. You don't want to hurt or lose your droid (or get it wet)! You have two options for riding rides after building a droid. You can use Rider Switch and take turns watching the droid, or drop it off at a store for safekeeping (this is also a good idea for lightsabers). We used Rider Switch at Indiana Jones Adventure. Four people rode while one person watched the droid near the ride loading area, then the watcher got a chance to ride and took three people along — those lucky three got to ride twice! Then, we dropped the droid off at Pioneer Mercantile so we could ride more rides without worrying about the droid (also to give our hands and arms a break). Other Disneyland drop-off options include Star Trader, Small World Toys, Mlle. Antoinette's Parfumerie and Port Orleans. You can also drop packages at Elias & Co. in Disney California Adventure or at the stroller shop in the Esplanade. You'll need to show your receipt, proving you purchased the item that day.
Reservations are highly recommended for the build a droid experience. You can reserve up to 60 days in advance. You must reserve with a credit card and will have to pay the $99.99 cost of the droid if you miss your reservation. You can cancel an advance reservation at least one day in advance. Check in no earlier than 15 minutes before your reservation. You can get a same-day appointment beginning at 7:00 a.m. through the Disneyland app or online. Limited walk-in reservations are available each day.
First Order Cargo
This spaceport hangar bay is the outpost's temporary base and landing spot of the First Order. Officers are determined to win over your hearts and minds (as if!) with gear, uniforms and other supplies!
This secret makeshift stall supplies Resistance apparel, pins, badges, jackets, tools, training supplies and more! Join the cause to defeat the First Order... but use caution and do not get caught!
Street Market Stalls
Toydarian Toymaker - This alien species seen in "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace" sells handcrafted toys made by local artisans that may or may not have been made with scavenged droid junkyard parts right there in Batuu.
Creature Stall - Interesting "critters" can be taken home. The toys come to life when you touch them, such as the tentacled Rathar that moves when you pet it. Just try to keep holding onto it when it vibrates out of control! This stall was a favorite stop for us, and it was so hard not to take all the creatures home. They sell porg puppets and colorful pet monkey lizards who sit on your shoulder. If you want a Loth-cat, head there early because this is a popular pet. So fun!
Black Spire Outfitters - Clothing fit for space travelers to commemorate their adventures. Whether you need a robe or casual garb to blend in with the locals, you'll find an eclectic selection of functional clothing that suits the style of Batuu.
The Jewels of Bith - Accessories, trinkets and other treasures.
Attire in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Even though guests become part of the story when they enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the Disneyland costume guidelines still apply there. Guests over 13 may not wear costumes or the robes, masks and other merchandise purchased in the apparel shops in the land. Some accessories are okay though.
If dressing up is an important part of the experience for you, Disneyland’s costume policy has a DisneyBounding allowance — in fact, DisneyBounding is encouraged! You can use a little creativity to mimic the color schemes and design elements or patterns of characters and incorporate those details into your regular park wardrobe. If your street clothes capture the essence of a character, that is toadally fine. Just do not wear an actual costume — you do not want to go through the effort of choosing your perfect outfit and arriving to Disneyland only to be sent away. Do not wear robes or costumes sold in the land. People with long sweaters (past the knees) or items that could be mistaken as a robe have been asked to remove them.
Of course, "younglings," tadpoles up to age 13, can still wear costumes. Masks must not obstruct vision, and the eyes must be fully seen. No parts of costumes should drag on the ground. You may not bring weapons or anything that resembles a weapon. Lightsabers are allowed.
Eating and Drinking in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland
Are you hungry for information about the special food and drinks in this new land? Join the party! You can sample delicacies not found elsewhere in Disneyland. Got Blue Milk? If not, you can find this non-dairy drink here. Green milk, too! Reservations are not accepted for any Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge food and beverage locations except Oga's Cantina — at least for now, but several locations offer Mobile Order to help you skip the lines. Bring your refillable water bottles to save money on bottled water because there are filling stations all over the land. Here are the quick-service dining locations available:
Welcome, weary space travelers, to this watering hole for smugglers, pilots, bounty hunters, locals and travelers alike. Oga's Cantina serves adult drinks and nonalcoholic beverages in unique vessels. It's also the first place to ever serve alcoholic drinks inside Disneyland Park. Oga's Cantina offers other-worldly themed cocktails, nonalcoholic “mocktails” and other options!
Here's a look at the concoctions and bites available in Oga's Cantina. Selections may vary by time of day (although some daytime items may be requested in the morning).
Morning Specialties with Alcohol:
- Spiran Caf – Peru Alto Mayo Organic Joffrey’s Coffee, orange marmalade, rum, vanilla whipped cream and citrus zest
- Bloody Rancor – Vodka, chile liqueur, spicy Bloody Mary mix and rancor bone
Morning Specialties without Alcohol:
- Black Spire Brew – Cold Brew Joffrey’s Coffee, honey, falernum, passion fruit and citrus
- Moogan Tea – Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea, chocolate milk, vanilla and cinnamon
- Tarine Tea – Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea, peach, huckleberry and mint
- Blue Bantha – Blue Milk served chilled with bantha-inspired vanilla-butter sugar cookie
- Rising Moons Overnight Oats - Oats, dragon fruit, yogurt and seasonal fruit
- Mustafarian Cinnamon Roll - Sweet galactic delight (think cinnamon roll)
Afternoon and Evening Specialties with Alcohol:
- Fuzzy Tauntaun – Peach vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice with tangerine, pure cane sugar and “buzzz” foam (Mommy Frog says beware the foam of this drink, which makes your tongue and lips tingle and go numb on purpose!)
- Jedi Mind Trick – Grapefruit and rose vodka, falernum, blue curaçao, white grape juice, lime juice and grapefruit bitters
- The Outer Rim – Silver tequila, açaí liqueur, lime juice, pure cane sugar, black salt and exotic fruit purée
- T-16 Skyhopper – Vodka, melon liqueur, kiwi and half & half
- Dagobah Slug Slinger – Reposado tequila, blue curaçao, citrus juices, ginger, herbs and bitters
- Jet Juice – Bourbon, chile liqueur, açaí liqueur, white grape juice and lemon juice
- Yub Nub – Pineapple rum, spiced rum, citrus juices and passion fruit
- Bespin Fizz – Rum, yuzu purée, pomegranate juice, white cranberry juice and cloud swirl
- Specialty beers, wine and hard cider on tap
Afternoon and Evening Specialties without Alcohol:
- Cliff Dweller – Citrus juices, coconut, hibiscus-grenadine and Seagram’s Ginger Ale
- Hyperdrive (Punch It!) – Powerade Mountain Berry Blast, white cranberry juice, black cherry purée and Sprite
- Jabba Juice – Simply Orange with pineapple, kiwi, cantaloupe and blueberry popping pearls
- Blue Bantha – Blue Milk served chilled with bantha-inspired vanilla-butter sugar cookie
- Blurrgfire – Lemonade, pomegranate juice and habanero-lime
- Carbon Freeze – Powerade Lemon Lime, wild strawberry, blueberry and green apple popping pearls (this is a fun one!)
- Oga’s Obsession – Lemonade, cotton candy flavor and blueberry popping pearls with a bursting dried fruit mixture. (It's like a petri dish with gelatin and popping pearls.)
- New as of Oct. 16! Happabore Sampler - A selection of cured meats, cheeses, crackers and pickled and preserved rations
- Batuu Bits - A light, crispy Snack Mix from the Galaxy (some sweet and some very spicy)
You’ll have to consume the beverages inside the cantina — no taking them to-go — so kick back, enjoy DJ “Rex” and keep your eyes on the other cantina patrons. We had fun choosing colorful drinks! Mommy Frog recommends the Jedi Mind Trick — this IS the beverage you are looking for. Now, Oga’s Cantina is a bit of a shady establishment that is run by alien Oga Garra. Oga has a strict code of conduct to keep unruly visitors in check. As the Cantina is a safe haven for smugglers and those seeking to avoid the First Order, it’s best to keep your wits about you. If only those walls could talk!
Oga's Cantina is a popular watering hole in the village of Black Spire Outpost. Reservations are highly recommended for Oga’s Cantina. You can now make advance reservations as well as same-day reservations starting at 7:00 a.m. through the Disneyland app or the link to Oga's Cantina reservations on the Disneyland site. You may reserve up to 60 days in advance. Have all your accurate credit card information handy. When choosing a reservation time, you can keep scrolling for more times. We find it easier to select a more general time period such as "morning," "afternoon" and "evening" to get more choices than a specific time. Limited walk-in reservations are also available each day. If you have an early morning reservation, you can enter Disneyland early (bring proof of your reservation) through a special turnstile so that you can get to Oga's on time.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
This is 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. Even in space, you can find dishes like the Endorian Roasted Chicken Tip-Yip salad with mixed greens, roasted vegetables, quinoa and pumpkin seeds. The Endorian Fried Chicken Tip-Yip is a breaded chicken dish with herb gravy and vegetable mash. The sticky Smoked Kaadu Pork Ribs come with a blueberry corn muffin and cabbage slaw. There are a few plant-based entrees, as well. You can also enjoy nonalcoholic beverages like Phattro and Moof Juice (a tasty fruit punch). End your meal with out-of-this-world desserts such as the colorful raspberry crème puff with passion fruit mousse or chocolate cake with white chocolate mouse and coffee custard. Docking Bay 7 offers Mobile Order.
- Rising Moons Overnight Oats - Oats, dragon fruit, yogurt and seasonal fruit
- Mustafarian Cinnamon Roll - Sweet galactic delight
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you may find a larger breakfast menu, with offerings such as:
- Bright Suns Breakfast Platter - Three-cheese egg bite, pork sausage, purple potato hash, mini Mustafarian Cinnamon Roll
Lunch and Dinner Items:
- Smoked Kaadu Pork Ribs – Sticky pork ribs served with a blueberry corn muffin and cabbage slaw
- Endorian Fried Chicken Tip-Yip – Crispy chicken served with roasted vegetable potato mash and herb gravy
- Endorian Roasted Chicken Tip-Yip Salad – Marinated chicken served with mixed greens, roasted seasonal vegetables, quinoa, pumpkin seeds and green curry ranch
- Yobshrimp Noodle Salad – Chilled shrimp served with marinated noodles and vegetables
- Felucian Kefta & Hummus Garden Spread – Plant-based meatballs served with herb hummus, tomato-cucumber relish and pita
- Batuaan Beef Pot Roast – Beef pot roast served with cavatelli pasta, wilted kale and mushrooms
Meals for Small Tadpoles (milk or water included):
- Bright Suns Youngling Breakfast (breakfast only Friday through Sunday) - Scrambled egg, purple potatoes and fruit
- Takodana Veggie Dippers – Black bean hummus served with edible soil with nuts, chilled dipping vegetables and multi-grain crisps
- Fried Chicken Tip-Yip Youngling Meal – Crispy chicken served with macaroni and cheese and seasonal vegetables
- Ithorian Garden Patty Bun – Bao bun, plant-based patty, roasted carrots, house sauce and Cuties mandarin orange
- Oi-oi Puff – Raspberry cream puff with passion fruit mousse
- Batuu-bon – Chocolate cake with white chocolate mousse and coffee custard
Specialty Beverages (Nonalcoholic):
- Moof Juice – Fruit punch and orange with chipotle-pineapple
- Phattro – Unsweetened tea, lemonade and desert pear
- Batuubucha Tea – Suja pineapple passion fruit kombucha
Former smelter droid 8D-J8 continuously turns the spit on tasty meats at Ronto Roasters. A recycled podracing engine powers the roasting for this dining experience. Wash down your Nuna Turkey Jerky (sweet or spicy) or Ronto Wrap with one of these nonalcoholic drinks:
- Meiloorun Juice - Pineapple, lemonade with blueberry, white cranberry juice, lemon juice and desert pear
- Tatooine Sunset – Unsweetened tea, lemonade, melon and blueberry
- Sour Sarlacc – Limeade, raspberry and spicy mango (it's more sweet than sour)
The Ronto Wrap is a pita-like bread filled with grilled sausage and roasted pork with peppercorn sauce and tangy slaw. It's one of our favorite foods in Batuu. We also love the plant-based version, the new Ronto-less Garden Wrap, which is sweeter, with crunchy cucumbers, and is less spicy. Ronto Roasters has Mobile Order.
- Ronto Wrap - Roasted park, grilled pork sausage, peppercorn sauce and tangy slaw wrapped in a pita
- Ronto-less Garden Wrap - A pita with plant-based sausage, spicy kimchi slaw, sweet pickled cucumber, and Gochujang spread
- Kyryll Pork Rinds with cinnamon sugar (served in a MSE-6 Series Repair Droid souvenir vessel)
Ronto Roasters also has breakfast items:
- Ronto Morning Wrap - Scrambled eggs, sausage, cheddar cheese and peppercorn sauce wrapped in a pita
- Rising Moons Overnight Oats - Oats, dragon fruit, yogurt and seasonal fruit
- The Ronto Wrap and Ronto-less Wrap are available at breakfast and throughout the day
Get your farm-fresh Blue Milk (or Green Milk!) from this stand direct from Bubo Wamba Family Farms. The frozen concoctions promise to be refreshing and unlike any milk you’ve ever tasted. The wait is over, because Milk Stand offers Mobile Order. What do these milks taste like? The Blue Milk is coconut and rice milk with flavors of dragon fruit, pineapple, lime and watermelon. The Green Milk is coconut and rice milk with flavors of mandarin orange, passion fruit, grapefruit and orange blossom. You may choose to sip your milk from a Bubo Wamba Family Farms novelty drink vessel.
Kat Saka's Kettle
Got the munchies? Grab some Outpost Mix, a blend of sweet, savory and spicy popcorn. It tastes a bit like kettle corn, but then you feel a little heat. You can also snack on chocolate popcorn with Crait Red Salt. The salt is said to come from the uninhabited mineral world that is dusted by white salt. (Crait has become quite the safe haven for fleeing Resistance forces!) Collectors may be interested in the MSE-6 Series Repair Droid Souvenir Popcorn Vessel. The snack shop does not have Mobile Order. You can find these popcorn treats in the Market to the left of Ronto Roasters.
Be sure to pick up a special bottle of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite or Dasani, packaged just for Batuu. These are sprinkled throughout the land. If you'll be using the planet Earth airspace to fly back home, just be aware that the TSA has repealed the ban on the "thermal detonator" round bottles. If you want to take a bottle home, you can empty it and bring it in your carry-on luggage.
Interact with a Galactic Datapad in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland
Traveling to an alien land has its challenges, such as interacting with beings and droids who speak different languages, trying to locate hidden bounty and deciphering or intercepting transmissions coming in from far, far away. You’ll want a tool to help you translate spoken and written languages, unscramble messages and hack into the devices, droids and control panels. Luckily, the Play Disney Parks app is a way to enhance your adventure in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Don't froget to download the Play Disney Parks app before you arrive in Batuu!
Shortly after your arrival, the app will transform into a Galactic Datapad you can use to interact with your new surroundings. You’ll have an opportunity to pledge loyalty to the First Order, the Resistance or even yourself as you strike out on your own with ties to no one. You can complete jobs to receive digital rewards. It’s just another option for enhancing your adventure and uncovering secrets in the new land. Bring your device chargers and arrive fully juiced, because you don’t want a dying phone battery to thwart your ability to hack, scan, translate or tune!
Getting Ready for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland
We know that Disneyland has prepared for the visitors who traveling to this galaxy from far, far away. They added another parking structure, widened walkways and refurbished the park and castle so everything is magically stardust-ready for your visit. We have to say, it has made for a peaceful and uncrowded feeling. We know you still have a lot of questions, and are on the edge of your seat to learn more! Here's what you need to know about visiting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
When to Visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Saying you have options, you might wonder when is the best time to visit Batuu? We have been able to visit Batuu in the morning, afternoon and evening. Each time of day has unique qualities.
The morning and evening times have the most comfortable temperatures, and there is something to be said for arriving early and getting in line before everyone else, IF you can be one of the first to arrive. Mommy Frog has a saying: "The early frog gets the flies." Wait times seem to be highest about one hour after park opening, so unless you get there right away, wait until later. We actually prefer to enjoy the rest of Disneyland in the morning because we can get the most done before the lines get long. Then, we make a trip to Batuu later in the day.
If you aren't planning on being one of the first ones in the park, we recommend waiting until evening to visit. Why is that? The ride wait time surges in the morning and then levels off later in the day. There is not a lot of shade in the land, so it gets bright and hot in the afternoon. The largest variety of food choices are available late morning until the land closes. At night, the land is beautifully lit, and you may be treated to a bit of the Disneyland fireworks show behind the spires. The cast members may refer to the fireworks as a "celebration" of light above the spires or even a battle in the sky, because they don't call them fireworks in Black Spire Outpost! You can see the celebration well from the raised area in front of Docking Bay 7. The celebration usually takes place at 9:30 p.m. on nights that Disneyland has fireworks. You will not hear any music with the fireworks in Batuu.
Set priorities for your most important experience and make reservations. If you live close enough to make a future visit, perhaps spread your exploring out over several visits to see and do it it all.
Use your time to explore the shops, sip some Blue Milk, try some unique foods (we recommend the Ronto Wrap) hang out with Chewbacca and Rey and try not to get into too much trouble with Kylo Ren and the stormtroopers.
Here's some more advice for visiting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland:
- Download the latest version of the Disneyland app before your arrival.
- Download the Play Disney Parks app to interact with elements in the land.
- Make sure your phone has bluetooth on to use the Datapad in the Play Disney Parks app. The Datapad is a helpful translator and so much more!
- Study the map in the Disneyland app before your visit to find stores and experiences since signs are in Aurebesh, not English.
- If making a lightsaber or a droid or visiting the cantina is a bucket list item for you, book up to 60 days in advance. You can also book a same-day reservation at 7:00 a.m.
- Choose a realistic reservation time, because you will be charged a "no-show fee" if you do not make it.
- If you have reservation times that are close to park opening, use the special turnstile to enter the park early with proof of reservation.
- Take time to shop, even if you are just browsing.
- Use Mobile Order to skip food lines at Ronto Roasters, Milk Stand or Docking Bay 7.
- Know that a few breakfast items are served at all dining locations.
- If you want the full drink menu or the lunch/dinner menu at Docking Bay 7 or Oga's Cantina, wait until those items are served starting late morning.
- Bring your reusable water bottles, because the "hydrators" have filling stations.
- Be sure to use the "hydrator" near the Market stalls for some creepy fun, but be patient.
- Be flexible and just have fun exploring the land.
- Drop off same-day purchased lightsabers or droids at various shops around the park so you don't have to carry them or worry about them on rides.
- You can delay your visit to the land until later in the day. No need to rush straight there unless you simply can't wait another minute to see it.
If you're wondering about crowds, we've added our thoughts to one of our most popular posts — the best time to visit Disneyland — and we'll be sharing more as time goes on. Plan ahead, arrive early, make reservations and expect crowds during holiday periods. We expect to see a surge in travelers to Batuu once Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens on Jan. 17, 2020.
If you plan for crowds, you will be prepared for anything. That being said, we have been pleasantly surprised at how prepared Disneyland was for the opening. Since then, all of our visits have been very smooth and stress-free. The land never feels too crowded. The biggest crowds head to the land first thing in the morning, leaving the rest of Disneyland park uncrowded. Then, the crowds in the land level off by midday. If you visit during a busier time, you may be able to avoid the crowds by planning your visit to Batuu for later in the day.
Are you planning a visit to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland? What are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below!
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