Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a themed land at both Disneyland resort and Walt Disney World. We will focus on the Disneyland theme park galaxy’s edge for the sake of this post. Still, Disney’s Hollywood Studios version of Galaxy’s Edge is similar, with subtle key differences worth noting.
This themed land has been a Walt Disney Company sensation since Galaxy’s Edge opened in Disneyland in 2018. Let’s just say that Disney knew what they were doing when they first created Galaxy’s Edge, and it has since become a fan favorite Disney experience and land to visit at Disney Parks.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set on planet Batuu and features all things Star Wars, such as rides, food, restaurants, drinks, apparel, toys, character sightings, and so much more from the vast Star Wars world.
Star Wars Land Tips
- There are two attractions located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
- Both attractions have very long wait times, so be sure to prioritize these rides early in the morning when wait times are lower.
- If the rides break down, staying in line and keeping your spot is best!
- You can use Merchandise mobile checkout at
- Dok-Ondars Den of Antiquities
- You can use Mobile Food order at
- Ronto Roasters
- Milk Stand
- Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo.
- Keep an eye out for Star Wars characters roaming around Galaxy’s Edge.
- Be sure to book reservations for the Droid Depot and Savi’s Workshop.
- Book a dining reservation ahead of time for Oga’s Cantina.
- Two great photo spots
- Millennium Falcon
- There are two restrooms in Galaxy’s Edge
- Black Spire Outpost Market
- Plack Spire Outpost Courtyard
Entertainment at Galaxy’s Edge
There really are no set live shows or entertainments scheduled in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Rather sometimes you’ll find the characters roaming around the area and you might be able to interact with them or snap photos of them. Sometimes they’ll talk amongst themselves which can be entertaining to watch and listen in on.
Another fun thing that people like to do which is even more immersive into the world of Star Wars is playing the Batuu Bounty Hunters game using the MagicBand+ and the Play Disney Parks app. This is a special form of entertainment for those with the MagicBand + that allows you to become a bounty hunter in the world of Batuu.
The game works by first purchasing a MagicBand+ and then you’ll begin by accepting a job at a job board in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Then your MagicBand+ will work to guide you along your path using sounds, vibrations and lights to find your target or job. This is a fun way to pass the time and have fun while exploring the world of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Characters Sightings
- Fennec Shand
- First Order Stormtroopers
- Kylo Ren
- Darth Vader
- Vi Morandi
- Boba Fett
So, the first thing to know about Galaxy’s Edge is that there are no real official character meetings and greetings. The Star Wars characters typically just roam around planet Batuu, otherwise known to us as Galaxy’s Edge, and encounter guests. Sometimes they will interact with guests like the Storm Troopers who will interrogate people or Rey who often likes to interact with people.
Some spots that you’re more likely to encounter the Star Wars characters are the Garrison, Black Spire Outpost, the Millennium Falcon and outside near the Droid depot.
Popular Star Wars Land Attractions
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is a really fun ride if you’re with a party of 2-6. The ride basically takes you on an immersive and interactive Star Wars adventure inside the Millennium Falcon where you fight bad guys as you transport or rather smuggle cargo.
This is a pretty popular ride so wait times can range from 60-80 minutes on average with wait time sometimes being even longer than that. If you can attend rope drop you’ll want to run over to this ride before lines get crazy. If you cannot attend rope drop then keep an eye on the wait times on the Disneyland app and when the time is right head over to the ride.
The ride consists of 2 pilots, 2 gunners and 2 engineers. The pilots as the name suggests will pilot the Millennium Falcon. This role is by far the funnest role to play during the ride especially since you sit right at the front of the ship so you get the best seat and best view.
One of the pilots will control up and down movements and the other will control the side to side movements. Then you have 2 gunners that will basically help to shoot down any bad guys and obstacles near and around you. Lastly, you have 2 engineers that will work to rebuild and repair the Millennium Falcon from bad guys shooting at you and from your Pilots inevitably crashing the ship with their terrible driving skills.
Rise of the Resistance
The graphics and sound effects on this ride are absolutely insane. You’ll also come into contact with the purposely rude Disney cast members acting as First Order army members. They’ll yell at you, insult you and call you names all for the experience of the ride. In fact, it is probably one of, if not the funnest of all, the rides at Disneyland Park.
The ride takes you on an immersive Star Wars Adventure. You will be captured and taken prisoner by the First Order. Then you’ll be taken onto the First Order Star Destroyer, where you will be interrogated and yelled at by Disney Cast members and by a very angry Kylo Ren himself. Then you will you be broken out by the Resistance and the ride begins as you run away from Kylo Ren. This is a dark trackless ride full of twists, turns, raises and drops. Graphics and sound effects are amazing so pay attention to every little detail, buckle up and stow away all loose accessories like hats, ears, glasses, phones, etc.
Star Wars Rise of the Resistance is a very immersive and exciting ride which also means its high in popularity and wait times. Be mindful that this is an extremely popular ride so the queue lines will be excessively long. Average queue wait times for this ride are going to be anywhere from 60-90 minutes long. If you are able to attend rope drop you’ll want to prioritize this ride and head here right at rope drop when lines aren’t crazy long yet. If you are unable to attend rope drop then use the Disneyland app to keep an eye on the wait times and when the time isn’t too crazy for you then head over to the ride.
The ride also sometimes breaks down and they will shut the ride down until they can fix it. When they do shut the ride down they just stop letting people join the line but they do not force you to leave the lines. With that said we suggest you remain in line so as to keep your spot in the queue. Often lots of people will leave and it will shorten the wait times for you. Plus they usually don’t take very long to fix the ride so you definitely won’t want to leave only to lose your spot and for it to open back up within 5-10 minute after you just left.
Restaurants at Disneyland Galaxys Edge
This is a really cool and special themed restaurant located in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. The restaurant itself is Star Wars themed and offers a range of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks and snacks. To enter the restaurant you must reserve dining or join the walk up list subject upon availability. Oga’s Cantina is located within Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland park so to enter the restaurant itself you must have valid theme park reservations.
If ordering Alcoholic drinks keep in mind that Oga’s Cantina will limit your alcohol consumption to 2 alcoholic beverages per person per transaction. You must also have valid government issued identification for proof of age.
Oga’s Cantina is very popular and for that reason we suggest booking dining reservations at least 3 days in advance of your trip, and even more in advance if visiting Disneyland during peak tourist season. Otherwise if you don’t get the change to reserve dining then you’ll have to join the walk up list last minute which can be super difficult. There are standing areas, bar seats and booths for seated parties.
If you reserve dining and then wish to cancel, you must cancel at least 2 hours prior to your reservation. If you fail to show up or fail to cancel in time then a fee of $10 per person will be applied to the credit card provided at the time of placing the reservation. The dining is timed and will be limited to 45 minutes per party.
The milk stand is one of the few dining locations in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that you can use mobile order at. You simply have to mobile order your farm fresh blue milk and then select your arrival window which can be a tremendous time saver and is really convenient.
The milk stand offers the famous bantha blue milk and Thala-Siren green milk known from Star Wars. There are also some other cool milk drinks to order like the Toydaria swirl and the Mon Cala Swirl. Don’t worry, the milk here is fresh from Bubo Wamba Family Farms and is completely vegan!
You’ll definitely want to stop by and grab some blue and green milk as it is rather tasty and refreshing on a hot summer day. As a plus you might spot Storm Troopers, Kylo Ren, or even Darth Vader near the Garrison as this is where they like to roam around.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
Docking Bay 7 is a restaurant located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The restaurant offers Star Wars-themed entrees like Tip-Yip and drinks like Moof Juice. The eatery offers entrees, desserts and non- alcoholic beverages. This is a quick service or mobile order location as well where you can mobile order your food ahead of time and then select your arrival window and pick up your food when your arrival window is near.
They also have seasonal treats like Cold Brew Taro Caf!
Ronto Roasters is a restaurant located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge near Kat Saka’s Kettle and Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo. You can mobile order your food straight from your phone and then pick it up during your arrival window. This is convenient and saves more time for you to have fun while cutting down on your waiting in line time!
Kat Saka’s Kettle
Kat Saka’s Kettle is a small food stand located in Galaxy’s Edge near Ronto Roasters and Docking Bay 7. The food stand serves popcorn, soda and water!
Jat Kaa’s Coolers- near the Garage, Resistance Clearing, Oga’s Cantina
The Jat Kaa’s coolers are small drink stands scattered around Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. They are located near the Garage, the Resistance Clearing and Oga’s Cantina. These food stands serve soda, water, chips and popcorn!
Shops For Your Favorite Star Wars Gifts
*keep in mind if you have the Magic Key Pass, You get discounts at some of the galaxy’s edge shops!*
First Order Cargo
Okay, so if you are a First Order or dark side type of person then this is the shop for you. Here you’ll find all the necessary gear you need as a first order recruit. You can find plushies, toys, apparel and Star Wars collectibles. This shop is located near the Garrison and the milk stand and is open during Disneyland Park hours.
Droid Depot- A Droid building experience
This is basically a little droid building workshop in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge where you can build your very own Droid using the parts and pieces you choose. The droids are equipped with bluetooth technology and will include a carrying case and instructions. Prices will vary with the lowest starting at $99 plus tax. Definitely a must visit even if you’re not shopping or building a droid. This shop is located near Savi’s Workshop and Ronto Roasters and is open during park hours.
This is a popular shop so we recommend booking a droid building reservation at least three days ahead of time to be sure you’re able to build your droid but reservations can be booked up to 60 days in advance. If you don’t book a reservation whether you cant find the right time slot or you forget, there are a few walk up slots open which are subject to availability. When booking a reservation you will list the number of builders and it is recommended that the builder be at least 3 years or older. To book you must have a valid park reservation for the same park on the date of your reservation and a valid credit card to use for booking. You will want to check in 10 minutes before your reservation.
If you wish to cancel your appointment then you should cancel at least one day prior to avoid a cancellation fee. If you fail to show up or fail to cancel your reservation on time then the credit card used during booking the reservation will be incur a hefty charge of $99.99 per builder at this time.
Droids built can be like the ones from the movies or can be completely customized, though all customized droids are non-refundable and not eligible for any type of discounts. Keep in mind that only the builder may build a droid and guests can only watch. Each builder is allowed 2 guests to be with them in the building area and one guest in the party must be 14 years or older.
Savi’s Workshop- A Lightsaber building experience
This is another very popular shop in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge since you can literally build your own lightsaber and with your lightsaber you will get a carrying case for it. You can either build a lightsaber like one seen in the Star Wars Universe or you can completely customize one for yourself. Do remember that all customized lightsabers are non-refundable and not eligible for any discounts.
Due to the high popularity of this lightsaber building experience we recommend booking a reservation at least three days in advance but you can even book up to 60 days in advance. If you don’t book a reservation whether you cant find the right time slot or you forget, there are a few walk up slots open which are subject to availability. To book a reservation you must have a valid park admission reservation or ticket to the same park on the same day as your reservation and a valid credit card to use for booking.
When your reservation finally arrives you will want to check in 10 minutes before your reservation and have a few items ready to show them upon request. These items are going to be confirmation of your lightsaber building reservation, valid photo ID and the credit card used during booking.
If you should wish to cancel your reservation you should do so at least one day before your reservation to avoid a cancellation fee which will be charged per builder. If you do not cancel in time or fail to show up your credit card will be charged the full price of a lightsaber which is $219.99 per builder.
When you book the reservation you will list the number of builders. Each builder will be allowed 2 guests to be with them during the experience but only the builder may build a lightsaber and the guests may watch. The builder should be at least 5 years old and at least one person in the party should be 14 years or older.
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
- Merchandise mobile checkout
This store has a bunch of cool and unique small items from the Star Wars universe such as Lightsabers, Holocrons, toys, plushies, apparel, and other cool collectibles. This is the only store in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that you can use Merchandise Mobile checkout. Basically, using this feature means you can shop and checkout for your items all from your phone using the Disneyland App. You will simply find your items, scan them into the Merchandise mobile checkout system on the Disneyland app and then you can checkout. After you checkout, you’ll just have to visit a Disney Cast member in the store so they can verify your purchase and then you will be on your way.
Black Spire Outfitters
This is a small shop stand located in Black Spire Outpost Market, where you can find Star Wars-themed apparel and accessories. The shop is open during park hours.
Toydarian Toymaker is a small shop located in Black Spire Outpost Market where you can find unique handcrafted toys, plushies, and other Star Wars collectibles. The shop is open during park hours.
This is another small shop located in Black Spire Outpost Market that sells all kinds of Star Wars-themed plushies and toys in the shapes of creatures and critters. The shop is open during park hours.
This is your one stop shop for all the gear you need to show your loyalty to the Resistance. Here you can stock up on Resistance-themed apparel, accessories, toys and more to help you in your epic battle against the dark side. The shop is located near the Rise of the Resistance ride and is open during park hours.
This is a very famous photo-taking spot in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with good reason. The Garrison is the area where the Storm Troopers hang out near the First Order TIE Echelon ship. The best photos can be taken right in front of the TIE Echelon with Storm Troopers in the background.
Typically photos come out really great both during the day and at dusk. The daytime photos are great here because not a single detail of the TIE Echelon or you are missed. Photos taken at dusk or even after dark are really cool because you’ll see the TIE Echelon lit up and the entire area is illuminated with backlight. But it can be hard to capture all of the unique details that make this area so cool, and sometimes it can be hard to see yourself.
So, if you want to be in the photos, we recommend taking photos during the day so you can be clearly seen in your photos. But if you just want photos of the ship and the Storm Troopers, then you should take photos at dusk or nighttime to see the illuminated ship. This is a very popular photo-taking spot, so we recommend taking photos before park opening at rope drop to avoid as many people being in your photos.
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The famous Millennium Falcon is a top photo-taking spot for obvious reasons. The ship itself is huge and uniquely designed with so many fine details that even being near the ship makes you feel like you’re about to go on a mission to save the galaxy. This area is very popular so it’s really hard to get good photos without anyone near you.
To avoid large crowds or tons of people being in your photos, we recommend taking all of your photos very early in the morning, probably around rope drop. During rope drop, people are typically more preoccupied with finding their favorite ride than they are with taking photos which makes this the perfect time to snap some photos.
Daylight is the best time to get photos with the Millennium Falcon so you can capture both yourself and the Millennium Falcon without missing out on any details that you might miss in the dark. If you just want photos of the Millennium Falcon by itself, then you can certainly take photos at night as you’ll see the spires behind the ship, and the ship itself will light up.
Restrooms, Bottle Filling Station and Drinking Fountains
There are two restrooms located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge along with the restrooms are bottle filling stations, drinking fountain stations and AED’s. One of them is located in Black Spire Outpost Courtyard. The other is located in the Black Spire Outpost Market.
Wireless Internet Access
Disney has graciously provided its guests with complimentary WIFI or Wireless internet access that can be used throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. So, if you’re running low on data or have no service you can connect to it and use it just like that.
Merchandise Mobile Checkout
- Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
Merchandise mobile checkout is a convenient way to shop and checkout from your phone using the Disneyland App. You simply have to find an eligible store, select your merchandise, scan it into the Disneyland App, and checkout. After checking out you’ll have a cast member verify your purchase and you will be on your way!
Mobile Food Ordering
- Ronto Roasters
- Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
- Milk Stand
Mobile food ordering is a convenient way to order food and checkout from your phone. You just have to use the Disneyland app, select an eligible restaurant, order your food, choose an arrival window and then checkout. Once your arrival window is near you can head to the restaurant and your food will be prepared for you to pick up from a mobile order window.
There you have it, that is everything you need to know about Star Wars land or otherwise known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. From the fun, Disney rides to the shops and restaurants, you now know everything you need to know about Disneyland Galaxys edge.
Star Wars Land FAQ
If you have a reservation for Disneyland Park, Exploring Galaxys Edge is included.
The biggest difference is the number of entrances between both versions, some minor food differences, and aesthetic changes made between the two parks.
You do not need a separate ticket for galaxy edge Disneyland. As long as you have a park reservation for the day, you are good.
As long as the park is open, you can stay at Galaxys edge all day!
The cheapest thing at Galaxys edge would be keychains or other small trinkets at shops like the creature stall , black spire outfitters, or Toydarian toymaker.
You could spend a whole day at Galaxys edge, but if your goal is just to ride the two rides and try some food and drinks, and see some star wars characters, then probably a few hours would suffice.