Top 5 Things to Experience at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now fully open at Walt Disney World in Orlando. This is a new land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios that is completely immersive and unlike anything else that Disney Imagineering has done.
While every guest should plan some time to explore all the nooks and crannies of this land and interact with the amazing cast members, these are the Top 5 things not to miss.
- Rise of the Resistance – Based on reviews, Imagineering really hit a grand slam on this attraction. While I have not been able to ride for myself yet, I have had several friends and clients tell me (without spoilers) how much they really enjoyed this one. The crowd levels in the morning trying to get a boarding group, which as of today is the only way to experience the attraction, also indicates this one being very popular. Boarding groups open on the My Disney Experience app as soon as the park opens and go very quickly. I am very excited to hopefully ride this ride in the spring.
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – The second attraction in Galaxy’s Edge is also a “must ride”. The ride technology is similar to the longtime guest favorite “Star Tours” which can also be found at Hollywood Studios. If you’ve ever wanted to be like Han Solo and Rey and fly the Falcon, this is your chance!! Just don’t crash her! Guests may also be gunners or engineers depending on the flight.
- Savi’s Workshop – Do you dream of owning your own lightsaber? While these are traditionally the weapon of the ancient Jedi Order, at Savi’s you can build one of your own. Once completed guests get to participate in a “lighting” ceremony showing off their creation. The cost of this experience is $199 plus tax and reservations are highly recommended. Reservations can be made 180 days prior to travel. Participants must be at least 5 years old and up to 1 guest can accompany the builder. If you choose not to carry your lightsaber around with you all day, shipping back home is available.
- Droid Depot – If a droid is more of what you’re looking for as a souvenir, head over to Droid Depot. This is where you can build a BB or R series droid of your very own. The cost for this experience is $99 plus tax. However, accessories and “personality-affiliation” chips are available at additional costs. Guests 3 and over can build a droid with the help of 1 additional guest. Droids can be shipped home, but droids are designed to be interactive with certain elements in Galaxy’s Edge. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior.
- Oga’s Cantina- One of the most enduring scenes in the Star Wars saga is the cantina scene in Episode IV: A New Hope. Disney Imagineers knew this was a must to include when they dreamed up Galaxy’s Edge. Oga’s has out of this world beverages and some light snacks as well as intergalactic entertainment. To ensure that as many guests as possible can be part of the experience,there is a 2 drink maximum and 45 minute time limit, per guest. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made 180 days out.
With all of this, plus the interactive cast members, characters in the area and more Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is sure to delight guests at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland for years to come.