Unless you’ve been living on Tatooine, you’ve probably heard Disneyland is opening Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on May 31, 2019. The highly anticipated, $1 billion expansion, is expected to attract a massive crowd. So much so, in fact, Disneyland has implemented a policy for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservations. Read on to discover everything you need to know about visiting the new Star Wars land.
About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
What’s all the fuss about? Disneyland is the first-ever dedicated Star Wars Land—a dream for many diehard fans. (Disney World in Orlando will open their own version of Galaxy’s Edge in August.)
The new land is set on Batuu. If it doesn’t sound familiar to your it’s because it’s a planet not yet seen on film. Disney visitors will quickly learn, however, that it’s a thriving port with rogue traders, droids, and unique alien species.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the new Star Wars Land is the experiences. Guests will be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon on the Smugglers Run Ride as well as take part in an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance on the Rise of the Resistance Ride.
Reservations are Required
If there’s one thing you need to know, it’s this: all visitors do require a Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation, in addition to their Disneyland ticket, if they’re visiting May 31 through June 23. Do keep in mind, however, The Galaxy’s Edge reservation is free.
Please Note: At this time, reservations are no longer available unless you’re staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel. Dates for your stay must be between May 31 and June 23. Disneyland Resort Hotel’s are sold out for the opening weekend. However, there is still availability throughout the month of June. Guests staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel between May 31 and June 23, 2019, do not need to sign up for a reservation as they will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest; valid theme park admission required).
Visiting on June 24 or After
Once the grand opening period is over, guests will not need a Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation. It is important to keep in mind, though, access to Stars Wars land will be subject to capacity. And, as it will still be the main attraction for many, expect it to be packed! There is talk of a virtual queue being implemented if crowd demand necessitates it. Essentially, guests in the park will be notified via their Disney app as to when they visit the new land. Further details have yet to be released.
When Will You Experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?
Now that you know all the details about visiting this new section of Disneyland, when do you think you’ll visit? Were you one of the lucky ones to score a reservation? Or, will you be waiting for the crowds to die down before venturing to the park? Let us know in the comments!