Unless you’ve been in a galaxy far, far away, you know by now that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now officially open at Disneyland Resort in California! You no longer need a reservation to visit the planet Batuu, but the land is subject to capacity. We were frogtastically excited to visit several times during the reservations period. New details have been announced regarding entrance to the land and same-day reservations for popular experiences. And there is still more to open later this year. Hop along as we share the details below along with important tips!
Getting in to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland After June 23, 2019
The park opened to guests with reservations May 31 to June 23, 2019. As of June 24, you no longer need a separate reservation to access the land. However Disneyland may restrict access to the park, land and experiences based on guest demand and other factors. Once the land is full, Disneyland will implement a "Virtual Queue." Be sure to download the latest version of the Disneyland app before your visit, link your party's park tickets and enable push notifications. For now, they have not needed to implement the virtual queue very often.
Open the app to learn about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Status and Access either before you enter the park or after you have entered. If the current land status is open, you can head right there! If it displays "Access by Boarding Group only," you can click on a button to join a boarding group to enter the land. You have to be in Disneyland park to join a boarding group. The boarding group saves you a virtual spot so you can enjoy the rest of Disneyland instead of standing in line (and you know how we frogs love skipping the lines!) until it is your turn to enter the land. There is an estimated land wait, so you'll have some idea of when you might get in. Be sure to have everyone in your party linked together to request the same boarding group and create your party.
Once you have a boarding group, you'll receive a boarding group number and confirmation. You'll receive a push notification when it's time to enter the land. You'll have two hours to enter the land, allowing you to complete any unfinished business in Disneyland before entering. The app will direct you to one of the three entrances to the land (on our visit, it was the middle entrance closest to Frontierland), where you will present your entry code and/or park ticket for scanning (we had to show the code to get in). If you want to see which groups are being admitted, you can check your status in the app or at digital signage in the park. Having a designated boarding group does not guarantee access to the land. The reservation is tied to your park ticket, and you have to have entered the park to join a boarding group.
If you are not using the Disneyland app, look for park signage. You may obtain a boarding group with your park admission ticket at the following select Disneyland FASTPASS distribution locations such as:
Indiana Jones Adventure
On June 24, the first day the land was officially open to everyone, guests no longer needed to join a boarding group to enter the land by about 4:30 p.m. Even during the morning and early afternoon when boarding groups were necessary, Disneyland moved through the boarding groups very quickly, moving through about 10 boarding groups per hour. The process was easy and allowed us to enjoy Disneyland park for two hours before entering Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. On the next day, the land remained open all day without the need for boarding groups.
You need a reservation to access Savi's Workshop and Oga's Cantina. You may book a same-day reservation starting at 7:00 a.m. with a valid credit card through the Disneyland app or through the Disneyland site for Cantina reservations or Savi's Workshop reservations. Having a verified reservation for Savi's workshop and Oga's Cantina will allow you to access the land at the time of your reservation, so you do not need to join a boarding group (if applicable).
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will not be 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 will be Aug. 29, 2019. It will also have a phased opening, with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance making its debut in Jan. 2020. Now we'll turn it over to Tad, our Star Wars fanatic, to bring you the ribbeting details of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
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. Hurray! The land is now open to everyone! 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 I want you to explore and discover on your own). Consider me your Jedi Master for mastering Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. 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 and posting video to the Undercover Tourist YouTube channel! Hop along 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’ve ridden 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.
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. Not to pile the pressure on, but if you have a rough ride in your mission aboard the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride, word may get out around the village. You can also dive deeper into the Star Wars story while you're in the land 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. Money is referred to as credits rather than dollars. 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 rest rooms 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 visitors of Batuu and citizens 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.
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. I do not know which one sounds better! I plan to do them both again … and again ... and again. FASTPASS is not currently offered, but the FASTPASS signs and queue areas are already in place. If you are worried about how your bladder will withstand potentially long waits, ride attendants will issue bathroom passes. When you return, you can re-enter at the FASTPASS line and wait for the rest of your party there. Disneyland plans atmosphere, talent, mobile app games and snack vending options (if necessary) to meet your other needs while you wait.
During the reservation period, lines were not long. But, nevertheless, 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 be instead looking for a pile of crates near the middle entrance to the land.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
"Punch it" to this attraction, which features the full-size 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 the “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 second row have a pretty easy job (it's a great job for younger family members). 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 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 hyperdrive. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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 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 data pad 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. You can make same-day reservations at 7:00 a.m. through the Disneyland app or this link to Savi's Workshop reservations. If you do not get a reservation right away, you can keep checking back to see if anything opens up. Keep scrolling for available times by clicking "morning," "afternoon" or "evening" to access a better selection of times than choosing a specific time.
Select from the following lightsaber themes:
- Peace and Justice
- Power and Control
- Elemental Nature
- Protection and Defense
* Reservations are required for the lightsaber experience. You'll have to reserve with a credit card and will have to pay the $199.99 cost of the lightsaber if you miss your reservation. Check in at least 20 minutes before your reservation.
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.
If there is a long line outside the building to make a droid, you can still visit the store if you just want to see the shop or buy other items. There is a secret side entrance where you can enter and look around.
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 — 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 bottle water because there are filling stations all over the land. Here are the quick-service dining locations:
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 Lava 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.)
- 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 generally required for Oga’s Cantina. Be sure to make a same-day reservation starting at 7:00 a.m. through the Disneyland app or the link to Oga's Cantina reservations on the Disneyland site. 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.
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 Roasted Endorian Tip-Yip (tastes like chicken) salad with mixed greens, roasted vegetables, quinoa and pumpkin seeds. The Fried Endorian Tip-Yip is a breaded chicken dish with herb gravy and vegetable mash. The sticky smoked Kaadu Ribs (pork) come with a blueberry corn muffin and cabbage slaw. You can enjoy nonalcoholic beverages like Phattro and Moof Juice (a tasty fruit punch), as well. End your meal with out-of-this-world desserts such as the colorful raspberry crème puff with passionfruit mousse or chocolate cake with white chocolate mouse and coffee custard. Docking Bay 7 offers Mobile Order.
Entrées include breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner items.
- Rising Moons Overnight Oats - Oats, dragon fruit, yogurt and seasonal fruit
- Mustafarian Lava Roll - Sweet galactic delight
- Bright Suns Morning - Three-cheese egg bite, pork sausage, purple potato hash, mini Mustafarian lava Roll
Lunch and Dinner Items:
- Smoked Kaadu Ribs – Sticky pork ribs served with a blueberry corn muffin and cabbage slaw
- Fried Endorian Tip-yip – Crispy chicken served with roasted vegetable potato mash and herb gravy
- Roasted Endorian 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 Garden Spread (lunch only) – Plant-based “kefta” served with herb hummus, tomato-cucumber relish and pita
- Braised Shaak Roast (dinner only) – Beef pot roast served with cavatelli pasta, wilted kale and mushrooms
- Ithorian Garden Loaf (dinner only) – Plant-based “meatloaf” served with roasted vegetable potato mash, seasonal vegetables and mushroom sauce
Meals for Small Tadpoles (Milk or Water Included):
- Bright Suns Youngling Breakfast (breakfast only) - Scrambled egg, purple potatoes and fruit
- Yobshrimp Noodle Salad – Chilled shrimp served with noodles, vegetables and sweet orange dressing
- A Taste of Takodana – Black bean hummus served with edible soil with nuts, chilled dipping vegetables and multi-grain crisps
- Fried Endorian Tip-yip – Crispy chicken served with macaroni & cheese and seasonal vegetables
- 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 passionfruit 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 Batuuu. Ronto Roasters has Mobile Order.
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 Nuna Turkey Jerky 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. 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 this colorful treat 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.
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. 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 been preparing for the armies of people who will be traveling to this galaxy from far, far away by adding another parking structure, widening walkways and refurbishing the park and castle so everything will be magically stardust-ready for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland. 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 before you arrive.
- Download the latest version of the Disneyland app before your arrival.
- Be available to make those reservations for Savi's Workshop and Oga's Cantina 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.
- Allow plenty of time to park, go through security and make your way to the land.
- People who have reservations for Oga's Cantina and Savi's Workshops will still be admitted even if the land hits capacity.
- If you do not have a reservation for the cantina or lightsaber building, be sure to check the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Status and Access in the Disneyland app once you have entered the park.
- If the land is open, you can head straight there.
- If the land is at capacity, you'll need to join a boarding group.
- You must have entered the park to join a boarding group.
- Make sure all party members' park tickets are linked through the app.
- Once it's time to "board," you'll receive a push notification and have up to two hours to enter the land.
- Present your Boarding Code for entry.
- If you do not want to use the app, you can also join a boarding group at various FASTPASS locations and can check the status of boarding groups at the Guest Services Kiosks.
- You will be directed to one of the three entrances to the land.
- Boarding groups are still subject to land capacity. Even if you have joined a boarding group, you are not guaranteed that your group will be called and given access to the land.
When to Visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Saying you have options, you might wonder when is the best time to visit Batuu? During the reservation period, we were able to visit Batuu in the morning, afternoon and evening. Each time of day has unique qualities.
The morning and evening times had the most comfortable temperatures, and there is something to be said for arriving early and getting in line before everyone else. Also, popular items do sell out. Mommy Frog has a saying: the early frog gets the flies. There is not a lot of shade in the land, so it gets bright and warm 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.
Set priorities for your most important experience. 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. If the line is long for Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run, consider the single rider line. It does skip some cool, immersive queue elements, but it will get you on the ride a lot faster than the standard queue.
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
- 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 visiting the cantina is a bucket list item for you, be ready to book a reservation at 7:00 a.m. that same day of your visit.
- Take time to shop, even if you are just browsing.
- Use Mobile Order to skip food lines at Ronto Roasters or Docking Bay 7.
- Know that some 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.
- Be flexible and just have fun exploring the land.
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 and expect crowds. If you plan for crowds, you will be prepared for anything. That being said, we were pleasantly surprised at how prepared Disneyland was for the opening, and felt like our visit was very smooth and stress-free. It did not feel crowded. The biggest crowds headed to the land first thing in the morning, leaving the rest of the park uncrowded. Then the crowds in the land died off by midday, opening the land back up for all travelers in the afternoon. You may be able to avoid the crowds by planning your visit to Batuu for later in the day.
More details to come! As my teacher Yoda would say, “Patience you must have!” Stay tuned for more information … and may the force be with you!
Valid theme park admission is required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Capacity for Disneyland® Park, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and its experiences is limited. Access to the park, land and experiences may be restricted or unavailable depending on guest demand and other factors. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction opens Jan. 17, 2020.
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