Star Wars Galaxy Edge
I grew up watching the Star Wars movies but I’ve never been a huge Star Wars fan and I was blown away by the new Star Wars land that Disney created!
There is so much to do at Star Wars Galaxy Edge you could practically spend the whole day here. When you visit Disney’s Star Wars Galaxy Edge, make sure to wear your Star Wars apparel and check out these Star Wars tips for a great Disney vacation!
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Star Wars Rise of the Resistance
The headliner attraction at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is Rise of the Resistance! Star Wars Rise of the Resistance is the most technically advanced attraction Disney has ever created and it’s definitely worth the wait!
On Star Wars Rise of the Resistance, you join the Resistance in their fight against the First Order. Your journey brings you face to face with Storm Troopers, First Order Soldiers, Kylo Ren, and many more Star Wars characters.
Spoiler Alert: When you encounter the end of the Rise of Resistance queue, Rae tells you about the mission you are about to encounter. And then, Resistance soldiers guide you onto a transport vehicle to join the rest of the Resistance ranks.
Surprisingly, your transport is intercepted by the First Order and you are brought onboard the First Order Star Destroyer. Once onboard the Star Destroyer, you have an interesting interaction with unhappy First Order guards.
The First Order guards put in you “jail” but your broken out by fellow Resistance soldiers. At this point, the Rise of the Resistance ride starts as you get onboard an escape pod and maneuver your way around the Star Destroyer.
I won’t spoil the rest of the Rise of the Resistance experience but Disney created an immersive experience that provides thrills in a non-traditional way.
Many people know that Star Wars Rise of the Resistance is a thrill ride but it doesn’t have big drops, spinning, or other movements that often induce motion sickness.
Besides the ride, Disney has introduced a virtual queue to manage the large crowds that want to ride Rise of the Resistance everyday.
Star Wars Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue
Since the opening in December 2019, Disney has modified the Rise of the Resistance virtual queue operating procedures several times and I’m sure it will change again in the future.
As of February 2021: to get in the Rise of the Resistance virtual queue, you use the My Disney Experience app. At 7 A.M. EST, the Rise of the Resistance virtual queue opens for that park day.
One of the requirements to enter the virtual queue is a Disney Park Pass reservation for Hollywood Studios. The Disney Park Pass was implemented after the COVID-19 reopening to manage park capacity. We have an entire post on Disney Park Pass for more information!
It’s 7 AM on your Disney Hollywood Studios park day so what do you do?
- Get onto the My Disney Experience App
- On the My Disney Experience homepage, there will section for Star Wars Rise of the Resistance Queue
- Click Join on the Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue
- Select everyone in your party
- Pray you got a spot in the virtual queue
So what do you do if you don’t get a spot in the Rise of the Resistance queue? Check the My Disney Experience app at 1 PM because they will release more spots in the queue for that afternoon.
Getting a spot in the Rise virtual queue can be daunting but this Disney ride is definitely worth the wait and effort!
Star Wars Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
The other attraction at Star Wars Galaxy Edge Disneyland and Disney World allows you to drive the Millennium Falcon!
On Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run, your truly get to execute a mission for the Resistance by driving the Millennium Falcon!
There are six seats in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, there are two pilots, two gunners, and two engineers. The Millennium Falcon pilots literally steer the ship. FYI – if there are kids piloting, expect lots of crashes!
The gunners of the Millennium Falcon shoot incoming First Order Ships and the engineers execute commands onboard the Falcon.
Many little kids and grown adults dreamed of driving the Millennium Falcon. Take this dream to the next level and drive the Millennium Flacon at Star Wars Galaxy Edge Disney World or Disneyland!
Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run typically has a single rider line. If your family doesn’t mind getting split up, the line is usually much shorter than the regular line. Hopefully once the pandemic is over, this option will be restored!
Also be aware that this Disney ride is a simulator, so it may induce motion sickness if simulators bother you.
Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars Galaxy Edge
When you were a kid watching Star Wars, did you ever dream of sitting the famous cantina with droids and aliens? Now you have the chance to visit the cantina from the Star Wars movies at Star Wars Galaxy Edge.
Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars Galaxy Edge serves unique and delicious alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.
Many of the drinks at Star Wars Galaxy Edge Oga’s Cantina feature unique ingredients that make your mouth numb, smoke, fog, and many other fun experiences.
And don’t worry, there are several unique non-alcoholic drinks that your kids will love too!
Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars Galaxy Edge is always booked up. Make sure to get a reservation for Oga’s Cantina ahead of your Disney vacation.
If you can’t get a Oga’s Cantina reservation, there is a walk-up line. Depending on the day and the size of your party, you may be able to get into Oga’s with a short walk-up wait.
Make sure you visit Oga’s Cantina while at Star Wars Galaxy Edge Disneyland or Disney World because it’s a one-of-a-kind experience that will be a highlight of your Disney trip!
Star Wars Galaxy Edge Lightsaber Building at Savi’s Workshop
Did you ever dream of having your own lightsaber? At Galaxy Edge you can build a lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop!
Savi’s Workshop is hidden inside Star Wars Galaxy Edge for protection from the First Order. You will have the chance to build your own custom lightsaber and bring it life with a kyber crystal.
The kyber crystals come in different themes like peace and justice, power and control, elemental nature, and protection and defense.
This custom Star Wars Galaxy Edge lightsaber will be designed completely to your liking. The Star Wars lightsaber will cost you though!
To build a lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop, be prepared to pay $199 and only one person is allowed to build and customize the lightsaber.
The Star Wars Galaxy Edge lightsaber experience is very popular so I would recommend getting a reservation in advance.
Star Wars Galaxy Edge Droid Depot
Everyone grew up loving CP30 and R2D2, now you can take home your own droid. Like R2D2 and CP30, your droid will have it’s own personality and come to life!
Similarly to Savi’s Workshop, you can build your own droid at the Star Wars Galaxy Edge Droid Depot.
At the Droid Depot, you can build a BB-series or R-series droid with the help of a Star Wars cast member. The Star Wars Galaxy Edge cast member will provide a blueprint to build your droid.
At the Star Wars Droid Depot, there will be a conveyor belt will all the droid parts needed to build your droid. Once complete, you will get a remote to control your droid.
Like everything at Disney, the Star Wars Galaxy Edge droid depot experience costs $99 per person/droid. You can also purchase additional accessories like personality affinity chips.
Star Wars Galaxy Edge Food and Shopping
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge allows so many people to life their fantasies and immerse themselves in the world of Star Wars! I highlighted a few attractions above but there are so many other things to do and see in Galaxy’s Edge.
Also check out:
- The Black Spire Outpost
- Ronto Roasters
- The Milk Stand
- The First Order Cargo
- Docking Bay 7
- Dok Ondar’s Antiquities
If you’re looking for some unique Star Wars Galaxy Edge food, try Ronto Roasters. Star Wars Ronto Roasters is known for wraps. The breakfast wrap is amazing!
The Star Wars Milk Stand also features blue and green milk. The milk is kind of fruity flavored that your kids will love!
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