Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the epic new land inside Disneyland park, is now open!* With so many experiences awaiting you on Batuu, here’s what’s in store for your visit to this remote planet:
Fly the “Fastest Hunk of Junk in the Galaxy” in Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
The Millennium Falcon is a Star Wars icon, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge makes dreams come true for those of you who’ve wished to step aboard the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.” In Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, you’ll strap into the Falcon cockpit and take the controls as either a pilot, gunner or flight engineer on a mission to deliver smuggled goods while avoiding any… unnecessary entanglements.
Stroll the Black Spire Outpost Marketplace
Black Spire Outpost in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is home to a bustling marketplace, full of vendors showcasing wares from across the galaxy. Pick up authentic Batuuan attire with a stop at Black Spire Outfitters, start a collection of rare artifacts at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, or peek into the cages in the Creature Stall. The marketplace’s twisting pathway is just waiting to be explored, with something new to see seemingly around every turn.
Take a Swig of Blue Milk
Ever since Luke Skywalker sat down for a family meal in Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars fans have had this burning question: What does Blue Milk taste like? Now at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you finally have your answer. The Milk Stand in the Black Spire Outpost marketplace offers both Blue and Green Milk, delicious frozen blends with dashes of fruity accents.
Grab a Bite to Go at Ronto Roasters
Whether it’s the large podracing engine hanging overhead, the former smelter droid turning a spit of meats or just the savory smells wafting by, Ronto Roasters is sure to grab your attention. This marketplace stall offers mouth-watering Ronto Wraps and sweet-or-spicy Nuna Turkey Jerky, as well as a selection of specialty beverages.
Craft a Lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop**
Constructing a lightsaber is a rite of passage in the life of a Jedi, as this elegant weapon from a more civilized age is attuned to its wielder through the Force. Inside Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, you’ll feel the presence of the Force as you craft your own lightsabers, customizing them with various hilts, décor and the all-important kyber crystals.
Build a Droid Inside the Droid Depot**
Droids can be some of the most loyal companions in the entire Star Wars galaxy, and now you have the chance to build and customize your own astromech friends at the Droid Depot. Patrons pick pieces and parts off a conveyor belt to construct one of two core models (R-series or BB-series), which can then interact with elements throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Drop By for a Drink at Oga’s Cantina
The heartbeat of Black Spire Outpost, Oga’s Cantina is a place where even the blaster-bolt scorches on the walls tell a story. Guests can gather to share tales from around the galaxy as you enjoy exotic beverages served in unique vessels and listen to spirited musical entertainment from DJ R-3X, the former droid pilot from Star Tours. Whether sidling up to the cantina’s counter or sliding into one of the establishment’s back booths, this is the best place to catch up on local gossip, make a new friend or form a new alliance.
Hack Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with the Play Disney Parks Mobile App***
When accessed inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the Play Disney Parks app transforms your mobile device into your very own Star Wars: Datapad. You can then scan the contents hidden inside containers, translate languages, and tune into communications happening throughout the land. You can also use this tool to hack into droids and door panels (what the locals call “slicing”) to unlock additional stories.
Be on the Lookout for Kylo Ren, Rey and Other Star Wars Characters
Keep your eyes open as you explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, because you may encounter heroes of the Resistance or agents of the First Order. Supreme Leader Kylo Ren lands at Black Spire Outpost and gathers Stormtroopers to help him hunt for Resistance fighter Rey. Guests may also encounter Millennium Falcon co-pilot Chewbacca or Resistance spy Vi Moradi.
*Reservations required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from May 31 to June 23 at Disneyland Park in California. Theme parks, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences are subject to capacity.
**Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers and Droid Depot experiences are subject to availability, and reservations may be required. Visit Disneyland.com and DisneyWorld.com for details.
***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.
Terrill, There are maybe 14 crews at a time. this is based on my 20 run on the falcon. there are 7 colors/crews and 2 sides. there is also a single rider queue, that also had to sides. The crews are 6. 2 pilots, 2 gunners and 2 engineers.
I want to visit Batuu in July. Do I just buy tickets via the website as normal? If so how do I know what time slot I am getting?
Terrill, you’ll be happy to know the people behind this land aren’t insane and didn’t equip the Falcon to only handle 6 people every 5-6 minutes. There are many groups rotating through multiple ride vehicles (“cockpits”) at a time, just like you’d expect on any major ride.
Fantastic! I am going to June 8,15,22 to Star Wars: Galaxy Edge
Going in a couple weeks, not sure I can justify taking up 60+ minutes of my 4-hour appointment just waiting for the Smuggler’s Run ride. Or if my family will wait with me lol.
We are going tomorrow. If you went today, can you give some feedback on what your experience was like. How was the the checking in? Did you get a number? Do you wait in line before they open it; at the front of the attraction? Long lines?
Currently planning my trip to Batuu in October! I can’t WAIT!!!
Fantastic! for anyone who’s been there already – how does the line for the Falcon ride work? It looked like it only takes 5 or 6 people at a time, so is there more than one? or the wait could become pretty long.