March Newsletter-What’s the Buzz with Star Wars Land?
Get excited Star Wars Fans!
Though we don’t have an official opening date for Galaxy’s Edge, the new Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios, there’s still a ton of things for Star Wars buffs to get excited about while we wait!
Check out what’s currently available at Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Fans!
Star Wars Launch Bay
Star Wars Launch Bay Theater
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (for children ages 4-12)
Star Tours the Adventure Continues ride (each ride can be totally different than the one before)
Meet and greet with Kylo Ren, Chewbacca and BB8 (**If you have a Disney Chase Card then you can also get a “mystery” meet and greet here!)
Star Wars – A Galaxy Far, Far Away (this runs multiple times a day)
Star Wars – A Galactic Spectacular (this is a firework and film spectacular)
Star Wars Guided Tour (it will be interesting to see what they do with this tour once Galaxy’s Edge opens)
Galaxy’s Edge is scheduled to open Fall 2019. MANY, MANY fans are waiting to hear the exact date so they can book their trip to be among the first to experience it!
Here’s what we know so far:
Galaxy’s Edge will house two rides that will have the most most advanced guest participation and highest immersion:
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
This ride puts you right at the controls in the Millennium Falcon. There are 3 different flight roles (think Mission Space). This ride will send you into hyperspace and beyond!
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
This ride puts you right in the middle of the battle between the Resistance and the First Order. This is going to put you right in the middle of the action. Minimum height is 40″
Both rides will be part of the Play Disney Parks App, so make sure you have it downloaded to your phone before you arrive.
Awesome dining locations:
You will be on the planet Batuu in the Black Spire Outpost village. There will be shopping opportunities as you are immersed into the trading outpost and its exotic land. You will see droids, traders, smugglers and other visitors while you are there.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is serving grub for tired travelers
Ronto Roasters is your BBQ pit food
Milk Stand for green and blue milk
Kat Saka’s Kettle for sweet and spicy popcorn
You will have amazing droids present in Batuu that include but certainly not limited to-
-Hondo Ohnaka- A Weequay Pirate from the Clone Wars
-DJ R3X- Also known as Captain Rex from the Star Tours ride
-Dok-Ondar-An Ithorian trader -Nien Nunb-A Sullustan pilot fro the Return of the Jedi
The Rise of the Resistance ride will bring you through an incredible queue line that include:
-The Resistance Command Center
-The interrogation room
-Plan on seeing Kylo Ren and Finn to name a few
Cast member costume designs released 2/27/2019!
New rumor 2/28/19- They will have PAID Fastpasses for the Galaxy’s Edge rides in addition to the regular Fastpasses.
Shops to check out for unique Star Wars items:
–Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
–Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers
-First Order Cargo
If you really can’t wait until Fall to check out Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyworld, there is also a Galaxy’s Edge set to open at Disneyland California and it will open prior to the one at Disneyworld. The opening date is Summer 2019, and hints of June have been dropped. This may give you a reason to check out Disneyland California!
When the New Galaxy’s Edge opens anticipate HUGE crowds! This is probably the most anticipated opening at Disney in many, many years. People have been waiting to see Star Wars Land ever since it was first announced.
DO NOT UNDER ESTIMATE THE CROWDS. I cannot say this enough. It is a 14-acre section of the park and it will fill quickly and stay that way. Anticipate the fastpasses to be VERY hard to get. Staying on site to get the 60 day window versus the 30 day window for off-site guests will be a big factor.
Your other choice will be arriving at the parks before opening to be with the first groups into the park and lines.
Hint: I would anticipate the park opening to be about 45 minutes PRIOR to the official opening time. We are seeing this now at Hollywood Studios for Toy Story Land and Animal Kingdom for Pandora (Flight of Passage).
Be prepared to wait and have patience.
Get ready to see the amazing Star Wars Land – Galaxy’s Edge, the newest in technology and excitement at Hollywood Studios!! It will blow you away! ENJOY!!
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