Guide to Entering Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge


Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Concept Art

Galaxy's Edge is about to open and it is likely to become one of the busiest lands in any Disney Park worldwide. This means early on you will need a plan of what you want to do in the land before you enter it, especially considering early visits will be time-limited.

Here we will give some vague tips based on information leaked from cast member previews on how to experience the land.

Rope Drop the Cantina NOT The Ride

Early reports indicate the wait might actually be longer for the cantina, which was supposed to be joined by a larger restaurant, than for Smuggler’s Run, the opening day ride.

This was apparently only supposed to be a lounge to a much larger restaurant, meaning it was built much too small to serve an entire land. If eating here is a priority for you then you should head here first. Reports say you are limited for how much time you can spend in the restaurant so you should still be able to get in line for Millenium Falcon: Smuggler's Run afterward.

Research Merchandise Beforehand

The merchandise for Galaxy's Edge is almost an attraction in itself. From a custom lightsaber to building droids Disney has outdone themselves in theming. But items are likely to sell out and can be EXPENSIVE. Of items already announced items, the prices go up to $200 (The lightsaber). Other items have purchase limits (Star Wars Coke Items). Be sure to take these into account when 

Reservations

For the first month, reservations are required to enter this new land and they have already filled up. Starting June 24 reservations will still be required, but they will be given out on the day of, not in advance. But you will be able to rope drop the land until it reaches capacity, so that should be your first plan to enter the land as reservations will only become available as people leave the land.

Wait

I know this will likely be the most impressive theme park land since Pandora or The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but it will still be there in a year. Even if you wait until the Disney's Hollywood Studios version opens crowds will be better. Disney World has better crowd infrastructure and it opens later, meaning crowds, while likely still insane, will be more manageable.

Another reason to wait is that the other Star Wars ride, Rise of the Resistance, will not be available on opening day. This ride looks to be on a scale unlike anything else Disney has done and would certainly be worth waiting for, especially if you can only visit once.

This land will be unlike anything Disney has ever done and we should all be prepared to enter the chaos that will be the opening months.

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