The day is finally here – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is officially open to Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the largest and most technologically advanced single-themed land expansion ever in a Disney park. The 14-acre land transports you to the remote planet of Batuu, full of unique sights, sounds, smells and tastes.
Here, you can become part of your own Star Wars story as you experience galactic food and beverages, craft your own lightsabers, build your own droids and much more.
Here’s a roundup of some of what you can expect when you step onto Batuu…
Soar the Galaxy Aboard the Millennium Falcon – Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run makes dreams come true for those who’ve wished to step aboard the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.” Here, you can strap into the Falcon cockpit and take the controls as pilots, gunners or flight engineers on a mission to deliver smuggled goods while avoiding any … unnecessary entanglements.
Drink & Dine in Batuu – Weary travelers can take refuge in Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo or even grab a specialty cocktail in the outpost’s favorite watering hole, Oga’s Cantina. For a quick snack, you can also grab a delicious Ronto Wrap from Ronto Roasters or some sweet and spicy Outpost Mix from Kat Saka’s Kettle. And of course, you can always sip on the popular plant-based Blue Milk (or even Green Milk!) at the Milk Stand. For full menus and to make reservations for Oga’s Cantina, you can check out the My Disney Experience app, and don’t forget – mobile ordering is available for the Milk Stand, Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo, and Ronto Roasters!
Shop for Wares Found Only On Batuu – Black Spire Outpost is home to a bustling marketplace, full of vendors showcasing wares from across the galaxy. You can pick up authentic Batuuan attire with a stop at Black Spire Outfitters, start a collection of toys at Toydarian Toymakers, or peek into the cages in the Creature Stall. You can visit Savi’s Workshop to craft your own lightsabers, customizing them with various hilts, décor and the all-important kyber crystals, or build and customize your own astromech friends at the Droid Depot.
Encounter Characters in Batuu – Nothing brings the adventure on Batuu to life like encountering a familiar face from the Star Wars galaxy. Be on the lookout for Chewie, Rey, Kylo Ren, stormtroopers and Resistance spy Vi Moradi.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a replica of the one at Disneyland Resort. Attractions, shopping, dining and characters are all the same. Basically what’s happened is that it’s now easier for East Coasters to visit Galaxy’s Edge. There is no point in anyone on the west coast to make it out to Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios unless they just want bragging rights.
Both lands are also down an attraction…that is, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is not open yet at either lands despite everything else being open. Rise of the Resistance will open the first week of December, 2019 at Hollywood Studios and the end of January, 2020 at Disneyland Park. We’re not sure why they decided to open them in reverse considering Galaxy’s Edge opened first at Disneyland.
In the meantime guests on both coasts can now step onto Batuu, build their own droids and lightsabers. Mingle with people from across the galaxys, enjoy some beats from DJ-REX and of course drink some blue and green milk (blue is better).
If you love Star Wars then you’ll want to be sure to read all about the brand new Star Wars Hotel that’s going to be opening at Walt Disney World. It’s going to be the most immersive 2-night experience ever!
Dean has been writing and blogging for over 10 years. He specializes in Disney theme park news including updates, openings, special events and general advice for travelers. He doesn’t shy away from the good, the bad and the ugly. His previous work includes being a Cast Member at Disneyland and working as a travel agent.