We are so excited about Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening December 5th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®! We are going to be there for the opening so make sure you follow us on Instagram and Facebook to get all the details.
Right before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened at Hollywood Studios, we had the opportunity to experience it first hand and we have tips for you! It is an incredible, immersive experience. Watch our recap, Disney’s behind the scenes video, and read on for the story of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, dining options, attractions and the Play Disney Parks app.
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Story
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is the place where you will be in the middle of the action to live your own Star Wars story.
You will be on the planet Batuu visiting the Black Spire Outpost. It is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the the Outer Rim and Wild Space. Off the beaten path, this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful – and notorious- characters.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Dining
While visiting the Black Spire Outpost you will definitely need to stop in for some refreshment at Oga’s Cantina. Musical entertainment is provided courtesy of RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid we first met in Star Tours, who has re-envisioned himself as the cantina’s DJ. As quirky and talkative as ever, he’s still trying to do his best on the job. Listen to some unique music and taste the best drinks in the galaxy all while being surrounded by a colorful cast of characters. You never know what will happen at the cantina!
Tip: You may find the longest lines at the Cantina so keep that in mind. Reservations are recommended at disneyworld.com/cantina
While visiting the outpost, you can also enjoy a meal at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo. Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs is the chef at this intergalactic “food truck”. Cookie’s food shuttle, now docked on the roof of the hangar bay, has lowered a series of pods into the hangar, carrying precious cargo – Chef Tuggs’ finest ingredients gathered from across the galaxy. Guests may choose to dine indoors in the hangar bay or outside in a shaded courtyard of this fast-casual restaurant. Meals include items such as the Ithorian Garden Loaf and The Smoked Kaadu Ribs.
Other dining options will include the Milk Stand, Ronto Roasters, and Kat Saka’s Kettle. You will want to enjoy the street market in the Black Spire Outpost and shop at the food stalls to try local delicacies too.
There will also be special Coke products created just for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. I think these are soo cool. Please be careful about taking these home. If you want to we suggest making sure they are empty of all liquid and separate the bottles and the lids in your luggage so they are not together.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Attractions
There are two attractions coming to Galaxy’s Edge. The first is Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run which puts you behind the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy. Guests must be 38″ to enjoy this attraction. This attraction is open now.
The second attraction is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance that will put you in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order. Guests must be 40″ to ride this attraction. This attraction will not be open initially when the land opens and will open at a later date announced below.
**This will open December 5th in Walt Disney World and January 17th in Disneyland **
Be sure to have the Play Disney Parks app because this will help you as you become galactic travelers and live your own Star Wars story in a galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Merchandise
Here is information on the new merchandise coming to Galaxy’s Edge on both coasts. Favorites included our adorable Porg, a Kowakian Monkey-Lizard with its iconic laugh, a Resistance Rank Badge set, a Wookie bag and a variety of other items.
“Most of these products have never been seen before by any of our fans,” Devon Figge of Merchandise Events at Walt Disney World Resort said. “They’ll see the same product no matter where the come – so, they can visit us on either coast and live their Star Wars story.”
Here are the locations you will want to visit. **(Reservations can be made ahead and are highly recommended for Savi’s Workshop and Droid Depot)
Savi’s Workshop** – Handbuilt Lightsabers – Guests come to the workshop to meet with the Gatherers – a secretive group of people who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of Jedi lore and the Force. The workshop Master guides guests to customize and build their own unique lightsabers, and instructs them on the ways of the Jedi.
Droid Depot** – Visitors to Mubo’s workshop can choose parts and construct their own individual astromech droids to accompany them on their journey, and then take them home with them.
First Order Cargo – A spaceport hangar bay serves as the temporary base and landing spot for the First Order. First Order officers have brought in crates of gear, uniforms and other supplies to win the hearts and minds of locals and visitors to Black Spire Outpost.
Resistance Supply – Resistance members and local sympathizers oversee a makeshift stall that supplies Resistance uniforms, pins, badges, hats, helmets, jackets, maps, tools, training supplies, food rations and other items.
There are also several market stalls which sell a variety of merchandise such as:
- Toydarian Toymaker (toys)
- Creature Stall (interesting critters that you can take home with you)
- Black Spire Outfitters (clothing)
- The Jewels of Bith (accessories and other trinkets to treasure)
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland **Open Now**
Opening date was May 31, 2019!
Access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attractions will NOT be included in Extra Magic Hour or Magic Morning at Disneyland Park. There will not be FASTPASS service, including access via Disney MaxPass. This land will be subject to capacity restraints and other restrictions.
Currently, Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run is open now and Rise of the Resistance will open January 17th, 2020.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios **Open Now**
Opening date was August 29, 2019! Reservations to enter Galaxy’s Edge do not need to be made ahead at Hollywood Studios but park admission is required. Once you arrive at Hollywood Studios you can check the My Disney Experience app to see if the land is open or if you need to join a boarding group. Be sure to check that right away. You will enter the land at the Grand Ave entrance (just past Star Tours by Muppets 3D). Guests with reservations for Olga’s Canteen, Savi’s Workshop, or the Droid Depot do not need a boarding group and can enter the land up to 1 hour before their reservation time.
Galaxy’s Edge will be open during Extra Magic Hours that are offered to guests at Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Hollywood Studios, as well as Galaxy’s Edge, will be subject to capacity restraints. This means a Disney package and ticket doesn’t guarantee entry. There will not be any FASTPASS options available for the attractions at this time.
Note: Due to capacity constraints Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios may utilize a Virtual Queue. Make sure your My Disney Experience App is updated. Open the app and look for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Status and Updates. If it says Open you can head directly to the land entrance on Grand Avenue (near Muppet Vision 3D). If it says, “Access by Boarding Group Only” then select “Join Boarding Group”. You will be notified when it is time to enter. Be sure your push notifications are enabled.
You can make reservations for the following experiences:
Oga’s Cantina – disneyworld.com/Cantina
Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers – disneyworld.com/SavisWorkshop
Droid Depot – Custom Astromech Units – disneyworld.com/DroidDepot
As a special treat and a tribute to the fans, hundreds of special videotaped Star Wars memories and personal stories captured at the “Fanfessional” booths during Star Wars Celebration Chicago are now being archived to eventually live inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.
Plan your Visit
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