Here’s 5 reasons why you can’t miss Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on your next trip to Disneyland Resort in California
The best of Batuu.
For any Aussie Star Wars fan who’s ever dreamed of visiting the galactic planet of Batuu, that dream is now a reality. Disneyland has just openedStar Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new land that is completely immersive and from what we’ve heard – pretty epic!
You can interact with creatures, characters, spaceships and droids. And you can even make your own Lightsaber at Savi’s workshop!
With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge now open at Disneyland Resort (Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is hot on its heels with an open date of 29 August) we want to make sure you’re fully prepped for your visit. So here’s the five things you can’t miss when visiting Star Wars: Galaxy Edge. We’ve even included some handy tips to help make your visit go as flawlessly as possible.
Top tip: First thing’s first. Download the Play Disney Parks app and take your visit to Galaxy’s Edge to the next level. Whether you’re interacting with droids, deciphering Aurebesh signs, or thwarting the First Order, the Play Disney Parks app will be a fun tool when it comes to getting the most out of the new land.
Here are the five things you need to add to your must do list
1. Take a ride on the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
You can’t miss the life size Millennium Falcon, which is a full-scale replica of Han Solo’s ‘hunk of junk’. Not only is it a must for your Insta story, it’s also a pretty epic ride. On Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run you can channel your inner Han Solo and pilot the infamous ship.
Top tip: Virtual queuing may be used at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. For the first time ever you can reserve a space on an attraction and come back at your allocated time. No longer must you waste time standing in line! Just download the Disneyland App (not to be confused with the Disney Play app).
If attractions are your thing, we recommend you plan your trip for January 2020. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open a new attraction calledStar Wars: Rise of the Resistance, where you can confront Kylo Ren while racing through a Star Destroyer hanger and its prison cells.
2.Visit Savi’s Workshop
Bring your Jedi dreams to life at Savi’s workshop where you can build and customize your very own one-of-a-kind lightsaber. You can even bring it to life with the power of Kyber crystals.
Top tip:You won’t get into Savi’s workshop without a reservation. Reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance through the Disneyland Resort website or App.
*Reservations are required for the lightsaber experience and for Oga’s Cantina. Access to Disneyland Park, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and experiences may be restricted or unavailable.
These are the lightsaber themes you can pick from:
Peace and Justice
Utilize salvaged scraps of fallen Jedi temples and crashed starships in Republic-era lightsaber designs that honor the galaxy’s former guardians.
Power and Control
Originally forged by warriors from the dark side, objects used in this lightsaber style are rumored remnants from the Sith homeworld and abandoned temples.
Craft your lightsaber from special components born from the Force—an energy created by all living things, like Brylark trees, Cartusion whale bones and even Rancor teeth.
Protection and Defense
Incorporate hilt materials bearing mysterious motifs and inscriptions that reconnect users with the ancient wellspring of the Force.
3. Take a break at Oga’s Cantina
With an expansive menu of exotic concoctions, the Cantina is the perfect rest stop. You can even enjoy some entertainment by droid DJ R-3X.
Top tip: It’s a small venue and reservations are mandatory so book your spot early on the Disneyland App.
If you’re looking for a drink on the go, visit the Milk Stand at the Black Spire Outpost. The frosty concoction is the refreshing drink that will keep you going on your adventure around Batuu.
4. Build your own droid at the Droid depot
The Droid Depot is a must for any Star Wars fan in need for a trusty sidekick. Visit the workshop at Black Spire Outpost and pick from the BB-series or R-series unit. Then begin designing, building and activating your droid. At the end of the day you’ll have your very own personal droid.
If you don’t feel like creating one from scratch, there are also premade droids available. You can also find some pretty unique, upcycled objects crafted from scrap parts to buy.
5. Visit the market
From snacks to souvenirs, the Market at Black Spire Outpost has it all. Here are just some of the merchants that we’re excited to visit.
The Creature store: Discover exotic creatures and critters from around the galaxy. You can even take one home.
Jewels of Bith: Selling trinkets and treasures, you’re bound to find something special.
Black Spire outfitters: Browse through an eclectic selection of stylish, functional clothing.
So there you have it, the top five things you need to experience at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, as you live your adventure in a galaxy far, far away.