Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the epic new land that takes guests into their own “Star Wars” stories, is now open at Disneyland park.
Editor’s Note: In order to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park between May 31 and June 23, you’ll need a cost-free reservation. Online reservations are no longer available, but reservations are included with booking a stay at one of Disneyland’s three resort hotels.
The largest and most technologically advanced themed-land expansion ever in a Disney park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will also open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida on Aug. 29, 2019.
In this new land, guests will journey to Batuu, a new planet in the “Star Wars” universe. They will become a part of the story as they interact with the locals, take in galactic food and drinks, browse the unique merchant shops and fly the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run.
The action and adventure will unfold throughout the land, thanks to interactions with the Play Disney Parks mobile app. Guests can choose to aid a smuggler, join the Resistance, or pledge their allegiance to the First Order. This unique, interactive element has never been done to this scale in a Disney themed land before.
Welcome to Black Spire Outpost
Batuu is found along the galaxy’s Outer Rim, on the edge of Wild Space – the uncharted region beyond all known star systems in the “Star Wars” universe. The planet is home to Black Spire Outpost, a haven for smugglers, traders, and those who wish to avoid encountering the First Order.
Once guests arrive at the Outpost, they’ll encounter aliens, droids, and other inhabitants of the planet as they search for rare goods, unusual fare, and adventure with familiar faces like Rey, Chewbacca, Hondo Ohnaka, and more. But beware, Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and his Stormtroopers are not far behind.
Two Thrilling Attractions
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will offer two signature attractions for guests to enjoy:
In Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, guests will enter the cockpit of the famous space freighter in one of three roles as the ship travels through space on a mission for the space pirate Hondo Ohnaka.
Some guests will be pilots, some will be gunners, and some engineers, creating many ways for guests to engage with the attraction – which will respond in real time to the actions they take.
A second attraction, set to open by the end of this year, is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. This will be one of the most ambitious attractions ever created by Walt Disney Imagineering, and will place guests right in the center of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance – including a face-off with Kylo Ren. The adventure will take riders aboard a full-size transport shuttle and then to a Star Destroyer.
An Out-of-This-World Menu
Guests will finally find out what Blue and Green Milk actually tastes like, along with other unique food offerings when visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Guests can enjoy five different food locations:
- Kat Saka’s Kettle – a popcorn snack stand that offers the Outpost Mix, which is a combination of sweet, savory and spicy flavors
- Oga’s Cantina – the watering hole of Black Spire Outpost, this is where guests can enjoy exotic beverages served in unique vessels as they listen to the musical stylings of DJ R-3X, otherwise known as Rex, the former Starspeeder 3000 pilot droid from the original Star Tours attraction
- Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – here, guests will find traveling food shuttles offering exotic and unusual dishes in the form of Tuggs Grub, a “traveling diner for diners traveling”
- Ronto Roasters – a podracing engine fires up the barbecue pit at this quick-service restaurant, creating its signature offering, Ronto Wraps. Guests can also try a variety of exotic non-alcoholic drinks like the Tatooine Sunset or Sour Sarlacc
- Milk Stand – here, guests can try two local favorites: Blue and Green Milk. Blue Milk was first seen in “Star Wars: A New Hope”, and Green Milk was introduced in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
Take a Piece of the Galaxy Home
In the marketplace of Black Spire Outpost, where guests will find a collection of merchant shops and stalls filled with authentic “Star Wars” offerings.
At Droid Depot, guests can build their own astromech droid companions, either the R-series or BB-series. These droids can interact with elements in the land, and additional accessories can be purchased to further customize them. Droid Depot also offers pre-built droids, droid-inspired toys, apparel and more.
Inside Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, guests will craft and customize their own lightsabers. This mystical, intimate experience is not to be missed.
Over at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, guests can check out a selection of rare and mysterious items for sale from different eras of the “Star Wars” galaxy, including holocrons, Jedi and Sith artifacts, lightsabers and more. Guests can also see Dok-Ondar himself, working away at his desk and barking orders at his assistants.
In addition to these stores, the marketplace also has the Creature Stall, dedicated to the rare creatures that populate the galaxy; Black Spire Outfitters, offering the latest in space apparel and accessories; Toydarian Toymaker, a stall full of toys and games crafted by a Toydarian; and Jewels of Bith, offering everything from “trinkets to treasure” and other accessories.
Guests can also show their support with the gear and accessories purchased in the land. Resistance Supply is a makeshift location at the hidden command center of the Resistance, offering pins, badges, hats, and other accessories.
First Order Cargo, however, is a temporary First Order storage dock by the marketplace. Located by a never-before-seen TIE Eschelon, this shop offers guests the chance to show their loyalty by purchasing pins, caps, gear, model ships and more.
Engage with the Land Through Play Disney Parks
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the first land at a Disney park that’s designed to integrate with the Play Disney Parks mobile app. The app, which debuted just last year, offers interactive adventures and experiences that bring the land to life. When used in Black Spire Outpost, guests can transform the app into their own Datapad, which allows them to translate galactic languages, scan crates and containers, hack into signals and more.
Guests can also use the app to interact with droids, blinking door panels, and antenna arrays. Throughout the day, guests can take part in a multiplayer game called “Outpost Control,” where they can support either the Resistance or the First Order.
An Iconic Galactic Score
The new land has its own theme and score, composed by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams. Guests can also hear a lineup of original cantina songs created by songwriters and composers from around the world. All of these only further deepen the immersion that the land has to offer.