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Nine Things to ‘Know Before You Go’ to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort

Michael Ramirez

by , Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at the Disneyland Resort in just a few days, you will be invited to step into the Star Wars universe for the very first time and live your own Star Wars adventures. To help you plan ahead and prepare for your visit, here are nine things to “know before you go” to this epic, new land, opening May 31.

1. Reservations are required to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge between May 31 and June 23. If visiting during this time, valid theme park admission and a reservation are needed to enter the new land at Disneyland park. If you have a reservation, you may check in at Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland up to 2 hours prior to your reservation start time, and go to the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge entrance as directed when your reservation begins. When you check in, please bring your reservation confirmation (including QR code), government-issued ID and all members of your party listed on the reservation. At this time, general reservations are no longer available on Disneyland.com.

2. You can still get a reservation to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel between May 31 and June 23*. Guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels between May 31 and June 23 will receive a designated reservation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest; valid theme park admission required). Hotel guests will be notified of their reservation date and time with their registration confirmation. You may book a stay at Disneyland.com/Hotels or call (714) 520-5060. If the hotel reservation is cancelled, the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation will be cancelled.

3. No standby line will be available to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge between May 31 and June 23. Only guests with reservations will be able to access the land during this time.*

4. If you plan on visiting opening day, May 31, there is no need for guests with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservations to arrive early because of the reservation system we have in place. You can begin to check in two hours prior to your reservation start time. You may begin parking at select theme park parking lots at midnight.

5. Reservations will no longer be required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge after June 23. As needed, to manage demand, Disneyland Resort will implement a virtual queueing system to visit the new land so you can enjoy the rest of the resort while waiting to visit Batuu. The Disneyland app will have a dedicated module, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Status and Access, available from the main page, on which you can request to join a boarding group to visit the land, once you have entered the park. Boarding groups will be sent a push notification when it is their turn to enter the land and they can monitor status of boarding groups from the app. There will also be the ability to join a boarding group from select locations inside Disneyland park, if you are not using the app. The boarding group is tied to admission media that will be scanned upon entry into the land. Signage throughout the park will also display boarding group status. Admission into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be subject to capacity, and having an assigned boarding group will not guarantee entrance to the land.

6. The current Disneyland Resort costume policy will be in effect in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Costumes may not be worn by guests 14 years of age or older. Appropriate Disney bounding – dressing in outfits inspired by favorite characters – is permitted.

7. Download the official Disneyland mobile app to plan ahead and make the most of your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The Disneyland app** allows you to check the attraction wait time, locate character encounters and even utilize the mobile ordering feature at select dining locations when you are in the new land.

8. Prepare for your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by downloading the Play Disney Parks mobile app in advance of your arrival. The Play Disney Parks app** allows you to deepen your engagement with the land and interact with the world around you on the planet Batuu. Should you choose to engage through the app, you will be able to interact with droids, translate Aurebesh, scan cargo crates and other containers to collect virtual items, and more.

9. Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, our goal is to provide a great guest experience. For example, while you are in the queue at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, you will have the ability to purchase snacks, utilize a continued process to visit the restroom, enjoy cast interactions, and also engage with an in-queue game while using the Play Disney Parks mobile app to make wait times fun, interactive and enjoyable.

For more information, check out our “Know Before You Go” video series below:

*Access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge experiences is subject to capacity. After June 23, 2019, when reservations will no longer be required, access to Disneyland Park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experiences is subject to capacity.

**Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations, and features may vary by handset, service provider or otherwise. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

Comments

  • If I purchase a Disneyland ticket for this September is there a possibility I may not get access to Galaxy’s Edge?

  • How come none of the questions above are being answered? I have some of the same questions and concerns and this is not helpful at all to read the questions but there are no answers posted?!!

  • We made reservations, but more than have our party is blackout and the day of and cant no longer go. Why does the rest of the party have to be punished and not let in!?

  • Can someone who has a reservation go and come back here and explain what “utilize a continued process to visit the restroom” means?

  • From confirmation follow-up email:

    HOW TO CHECK IN:
    • In order to use your Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation, you must first check in. If you show up at a Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge entrance at the start of your reservation time without having checked in, you will not be granted access to the land.

    • WHERE: Check-in is located on the first floor of Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland.

    • WHO: All Guests listed on your reservation must be present at check-in.

    • WHEN: You may check in beginning 2 hours prior to your reservation start time.

    **** If your reservation begins at 8 a.m., you may enter Disneyland® Park as early as 6 a.m. to check in. 😊

  • My wife and I have 8am reservations for 31 May. Since the park doesn’t open till 8am, how can I be checked in and ready to make the most of my four hour window? Early entry for reservations?

  • if there is no need to arrive early why does it state “You may begin parking at select theme park parking lots at midnight.”

  • What time does Launch Bay opens up on Friday, for Merchandise? I am puzzled why Cast Members can’t give an appropriate time since its Opening Day for GE? is Launch Bay for Merchandise; are they opening at 8am or 11am?

  • These are very good guidelines but personally it sounds a bit overwhelming.

    I completely understand the huge desire and demand and that this was implemented to ease the new land – but WOW this is very complicated just to go to a theme park.

    I’m guessing those of us that will eventually get to the Galaxy’s Edge at WDW when it opens will have similar guidelines as well…

    Life used to be so simple at Disney – it’s getting too crowded all the time and no time to just soak it in and enjoy the environment. 🙁

  • If one member of your reservation party can no longer attend I’m assuming the rest of the party can?

  • What does “utilize a continued process to use the restroom” mean?

  • Just curious about the comment “utilize a continued process to visit the restroom” in the queue for Smugglers Run. What does that mean?

  • What time and where do we stand in line for Merchandise?

  • I have reservation on June 12th. Do I checked in at Launch Bay, before I head into Galaxy’s Edge?

  • On May 31st will Launch Bay be selling it’s AP and Opening day merchandise to those of us that have an 8am reservation and check in at 6am? Since we are not to getting into the Merchandise line if we already have our reservation?!?

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