Always Let the Wookie Win
If you followed our journey on Instagram, you already had a peek at all the exciting things coming to Star Wars Galaxy’s edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 29 and already open in Disneyland Park!
Here, we will expand on everything we experienced in the land and tell you everything that this amazing new land has to offer. If you and your clients are big Star Wars fans and, like us, cannot wait to travel to Batuu book your next Disney vacation now with Pegasus! We can assist you in booking a trip to Disneyland or Walt Disney World so that you can experience a galaxy far, far away.
Our journey takes place in Batuu, a planet not yet explored in the Star Wars Universe, but that does not mean that guests won’t be able to interact with the characters they have grown to love.
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge takes us to Black Spire Outpost, a rugged village for people looking to lay low, far away from trouble. Turns out trouble has a way of catching up to us, even in the most isolated of places. The First Order has recently flown to Batuu and they are looking for something…What could it be?
In Batuu, you will find Storm Troopers roaming around looking for rebels and maybe even Kylo Ren himself! At the same time, the Resistance has taken advantage of the many mountain-like petrified trees and forests surrounding the outpost to set up their temporary base. Keep an eye out for Chewbacca or Rey going on missions to find supplies for the resistance.
With both of these teams in close quarters, who knows what sorts of trouble and adventures guests will get into?
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is truly immersive, unlike anything guests have ever experienced before. Cast Members have their own storylines and approach guests to help them in their missions, and so might famous Star Wars characters.
As if that was not exciting enough, guests will be taken inside the story as there will be a lot to interact with throughout the land. What creatures will you find lurking around? To bring this interaction to another level, guests will be able to use the Disney Play app to interact with various items in the Black Spire Outpost. For those who don’t know, Disney Play is a free app that guests can download to interact with Disney parks by playing interactive games that fit the area that they are currently visiting. At Galaxy’s Edge, the app will allow guests to translate galactic languages to participate in missions or interact with various objects like droids, ships, fountains and media screens.
Did you know? The citizens of Batuu even have their own sayings! Bright Suns means good morning and Rising Moons good evening! To say goodbye you should say ‘Til the Spires or May the Spires Keep You!
To take immersion to the next level, even the merchandise tells a story and was created specifically for the land. Guests will be able to build their own customizable lightsaber like never before at Savi’s Workshop. No saber would be complete without a kyber crystal at its heart to create its light. Which path will you choose?
Guests will also be able to visit Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities to find rare and antique items that tell the ancient stories of the Star Wars Universe including Jedi and Sith artifacts. At the Creature Stall guests will find fascinating beast from around the galaxy, both friendly and foe. Who can resist an adorable Porg? The Toydarian Toymaker will offer handcrafted artisan-style plush and toys.
For the guests that have chosen which side they want to stand with they can visit either the Resistance Supply or the First Order Cargo store to pledge their loyalty.
Lastly, at the Droid Depot guests will be able to build and customize their own astromerch droids who will be capable of interacting with the elements in the land and respond to guests’ behaviors! For those who love the classic droids, guests will also be able to purchase pre-built droids like the famous C-3PO.
The land will also boast a culinary immersion through its many food options. Guests will be able to visit Oga’s Cantina for unique drinks, after all: who doesn’t need a break after so much adventuring? All drinks are inspired by the Star Wars universe including drinks like the Jedi Mind Trick and the Jabba Juice. A true Star Wars cantina would not be complete without iconic tunes for guests to enjoy. The best part? The DJ, Rex, is someone guests might recognize from the original Star Tours…
For guests looking for something a little more substantial, they can head on over to Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo for exotic meals ranging from meat roasts to noodles and vegetarian friendly spreads that will please all appetites. For something quicker, guests can head over to Ronto Roasters for barbecue and sandwiches. For the true fans, there will also be a Milk Stand offering the blue and green milk seen in the beloved movies. Which one will you choose?
There will be two new state of the art attractions in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, guests are able to come aboard Han Solo’s iconic ship in a one of a kind mission as either the pilot, flight engineer or gunner. Unlike other rides, how well you perform will have an effect on the ride! If you crash your ship a lot, the Falcon might look damaged when you walk out and you might get a reputation as a bad pilor! Will you succeed in this mission?
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will make guests new recruits for the Resistance, in what promises to be the most advanced and immersive experience that Disney has ever created. However, danger is never far behind. Guests will find themselves coming face to face against the First Order and their leader, Kylo Ren. Will you be able to escape? This ride is set to open in December at Walt Disney World, and in early 2020 in Disneyland.
So When Can I Go?
Galaxy’s Edge is already open at Disneyland and will open in Walt Disney World on August 29th. When planning your trip, please keep in mind that the land will open in phases, meaning that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will only open on a later date. On top of that, for the first couple of months, passengers at the Walt Disney World resort will not be able to book FastPass+ for the land’s attractions. Please note that some experiences like Oga’s Catina and bulding your lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop require a reservation, reservations are already open for both coasts so book fast!