Last updated on August 28th, 2019 at 03:02 pm
Star Wars fans, Galaxy’s Edge is finally open! You can live out your own Star Wars story, fly the Millennium Falcon, and become immersed in everything Star Wars. Before you make your first visit to the Star Wars planet Batuu, check out our Galaxy’s Edge guide so you can get the most out of your Star Wars story.
Download the App
The whole point of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is the incredible level of immersion. Disney has gone to great lengths to make the new land as interactive as possible so you can be part of the story. Besides the details in the architecture and the types of merchandise and food available, Disney relies on an app to let you take part in the unfolding events on Batuu. The Datapad you will use throughout the land is accessible through the Disney Play app which is free to download.
Pick a Side
Black Spire Outpost was a port settlement long passed over with the advent of hyperdrive. It became a place for rogues and scoundrels to lay low when they didn’t want to be found. Now, with the Resistance in the nearby forest and the arrival of the First Order, Black Spire is poised for conflict. When you go to Galaxy’s Edge you will get to set up your profile in the app and choose: Resistance, First Order, or Scoundrel. This will impact the way your story in Galaxy’s Edge unfolds.Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Guide for Your First Visit to Black Spire | #StarWars #GalaxysEdge #Disney #StarWarsGalaxysEdge #StarWarsLand Click To Tweet
Check In For Popular Experiences
Some experiences have proved exceptionally popular at Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland, so this Galaxy’s Edge guide is based on what has happened there. Oga’s Cantina and Savi’s Workshop have been slammed with guests who want to experience the cantina atmosphere and build their own lightsaber. At Savi’s, don’t be surprised if the Gatherers are out of scapulas metal by the days end. It’s best to drop in early. This shouldn’t be a problem because Galaxy’s Edge is a great morning destination, with breakfast menus and even morning cocktails at Oga’s. For both locations you should check in to get a text message when there is room available in the queue.
The Millennium Falcon attraction is a popular new ride that puts six guests in the cockpit of the legendary ship. You will be assigned as either pilot, gunner, or engineer. Then you will have to perform those tasks to successfully finish the Smugglers Run. The motion Simulator reacts in real time to the controls. The attraction will have Fastpass as well as Single Rider, which is a great way to get onto the ride more quickly by filling in an empty seat. The attraction has a minimum height requirement of 38.”
Black Spire Marketplace
There are three main sections of Galaxy’s Edge. Resistance Forest and the First Order encampment are outliers. The bulk of the action happens in the marketplace where there are seven shops and five food and beverage locations. The merchandise is mostly local goods in a style that follows the internal logic of the Galaxy’s Edge story. Three of the shops are very high end. Droid Depot has a $100 droid building experience and building a lightsaber at Savi’s will run about $200. Look out for Easter eggs and fun details all around as you explore the marketplace and the dining locations.
So, what are you most looking forward to when you visit Galaxy’s Edge?
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