Star Wars has been one of the most beloved film franchises ever since Leia met Han Solo, leaving fans across the globe wishing they could experience that galaxy far, far away for themselves. While it can’t compare with riding a tauntaun around snowy Hoth or piloting a podracer through Tatooine, with experiences like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the Walt Disney World Resort is a pretty respectable substitute.
Whether you’re exploring Disney’s Hollywood Studios or shopping your way around Disney Springs, you’ll find a veritable galaxy of attractions, dining options and merchandise locations themed after the Star Wars universe. So, grab your lightsaber and get ready to make the jump into hyperspace and explore all things Star Wars at Walt Disney World.
From Blue and Green Milk to Lightsabers: Everything Star Wars in Walt Disney World
Whether you’re celebrating Star Wars Day (that’s May the 4th, for the uninitiated), the Wookiee holiday Life Day on November 17th or simply your love of the Star Wars universe, there’s no better place to go than Walt Disney World. With rides, restaurants, shops and even an immersive next-level hotel themed after the galaxy far, far away, there’s something for Star Wars fans of all stripes at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Read on for everything you can see, do, eat, drink and buy to live out your own Star Wars story at Disney World.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge & Beyond
When it comes to Star Wars, Disney’s Hollywood Studios has all you could ever want and more. Taking its inspiration from the razzle-dazzle of show business, Hollywood Studios immerses guests in the world of one of the most popular movie franchises of all time, transporting them from Central Florida to the remote outpost of Planet Batuu—no StarSpeeder or X-Wing Fighter required.
Star Wars Attractions
From simulator rides and hands-on activities to an entire Star Wars land, you’ll find it all at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Sure, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is technically an entire section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. However, between its incredible design, transporting rides, thoughtful details, “authentic” dining experiences, themed shops and in-character cast members, this Star Wars land is an attraction in and of itself, making it a must-visit for any Star Wars fan.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge doesn’t recreate Alderaan or Corscant. Instead, Disney Imagineers dreamt up an immersive theme park land that is a natural extension of that galaxy far, far away. Located on the remote Planet Batuu in the wild space of the Outer Rim, Black Spire Outpost is a bustling settlement teeming with rogue traders, smugglers, bounty hunters and intergalactic explorers. Despite its secluded location, even the Resistance and First Order have set up shop in this remote outpost in the Outer Rim.
Every nook and cranny of Black Spire Outpost has a backstory behind it, including the dining and merchandise locations, and clever details abound. And, not to mention, there are also plenty of appearances by Star Wars characters. First Order Storm Troopers appear to bark orders at passersby. Rey works on her spacecraft in between posing for photos. The fearsome Kylo Ren walks around menacingly. You can also see Vi Moradi, the blue-haired Resistance fighter of Planet Batuu. In short, the whole thing truly feels like it’s a living, breathing place on Planet Batuu.
Aside from the attractions, the highlight of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the street market that runs through it. Chockful of shops, eateries and impressive details, the entire thing feels like a Middle Eastern-like street market with an otherworldly twist, serving as the perfect setting for your very own Star Wars adventure. Even cast members in Black Spire Outpost are fully in character, using lingo like “bright suns” (that’s “good day”) and “til the spires” (that’s “good-bye”) as they greet guests around Galaxy’s Edge.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge sits between Grand Avenue and Toy Story Land. To enter this part of the theme park from Grand Ave, head past the Miss Piggy fountain and Muppet*Vision 3D and make your way through the tunnel. The Toy Story Land entrance to Black Spire Outpost, meanwhile, is appropriately located next to Alien Swirling Saucers and the Buzz Lightyear statue, a fellow lover of wild space.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
You can’t visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and not go on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Easily the best ride in Black Spire Outpost, if not all of Walt Disney World (although Avatar Flight of Passage in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster in Hollywood Studios certainly give it a run for its money), Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is a dark ride on steroids. For this truly out-of-this-world adventure, riders join a cast of Star Wars rebels and Resistance fighters in an epic battle against the First Order on a marauding Star Destroyer.
Combining the thrill of a drop tower with the realism of a motion simulator and, not to mention, an ultra-secret mission, the high-tech trackless dark ride is one of the biggest and most ambitious attractions ever created by Disney Imagineers, starting with the ride’s incredibly immersive queue and ending with a thrilling escape from the massive Star Destroyer teeming with storm troopers, First Order leaders and even the fearsome Kylo Ren. We don’t want to get too far into spoiler territory and ruin the experience for you (if you want, you can do that yourself by checking out one of our ride-through YouTube videos). So, we’ll just say that if you can only do one attraction when visiting Star Wars land, it should definitely be Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
Due to the ride’s continued popularity, the only way to currently experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is by joining the virtual queue or paying for Individual Lighting Lane access. Unfortunately, as anyone who has ever visited Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge can attest, getting a boarding group through the virtual queue can be frustrating at best and an exercise in futility at worst. Boarding groups are made available throughout the day on the My Disney Experience app, with spots occasionally filling up in a matter of minutes.
Fortunately, we’re basically pros at securing a boarding group (check out our guide here). So, once you have your boarding group number, simply head to the attraction entrance once it’s your turn to ride, show them your boarding pass and get ready to blast off on your intergalactic adventure. Rather pay a bit more and skip the hassle entirely? Just use the My Disney Experience app to secure Lighting Lane access instead.
Height Requirement: 40” (102cm) or taller
Queue Options: Individual Lightning Lane entry or Virtual Queue only
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Ever wished you could jump in the driver’s seat of the Millennium Falcon? (Provided Chewbacca isn’t already in the cockpit, of course.) Then you definitely won’t want to miss Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Sort of like a souped-up version of Epcot’s Mission: SPACE minus the centrifuge-powered g-forces, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run puts you and your crew in the roles of pilot, gunner or engineer.
Throughout this interstellar experience, you’ll make like Chewbacca and Han Solo, navigating the iconic Millennium Falcon through hyperspace to reach your cargo’s final destination in one piece and on time. Unlike the attraction’s Epcot precursor, however, the successful conclusion of your mission on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run depends on the team’s ability to carry out your respective roles.
If you’re thinking this immersive simulator ride through a galaxy far, far away sounds like a massive(ly awesome) video game, you couldn’t be more right. So, not only will Star Wars fans appreciate Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, but gamers will, too. Fortunately, unlike Rise of the Resistance, you usually won’t have to wait too long to blast off in the Millennium Falcon, as wait times here are typically more reasonable.
Height Requirement: 38” (97cm) or taller
Queue Options: Disney Genie+ or Standby Queue
Live Your Own Star Wars story on the Play Disney Parks App
One of the most fun things about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is its ability to completely immerse you in your very own Star Wars adventure if you let it. Although you might think that the design details throughout this Star Wars land are simply clever Easter eggs for discerning fans, many of these elements are actually interactive, thanks to the Play Disney Parks app.
Completely free to download, Play Disney Parks transforms your cell phone into a “datapad,” allowing you to translate characters, hack into droids, scan for information, complete jobs and more as you make your way around Black Spire Outpost. The app brings Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and other parts of the Walt Disney World theme parks alive like never before. Plus, since there isn’t a height requirement or a long line to wait in, everyone can get in on the fun.
Height Requirement: N/A
Queue Options: N/A
Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters
Ready to have your own Star Wars adventure? With the help of your MagicBand+ and, if you like, the Play Disney Parks app, you can make it happen. For those who have ever wished they could follow in the footsteps of Boba Fett or the Mandalorian, Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters is the activity for you.
To get started, simply visit the Job Board in Black Spire Outpost to receive an assignment. Then, locate each of the targets throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge using your MagicBand. Keep going until you’ve found each of your 20 targets to earn a coveted invitation into the Guild of Bounty Hunters.
Height Requirement: N/A
Queue Options: N/A
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
Located in Echo Lake in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Tours has long ferried adventure-minded tourists throughout the galaxy. Revamped in recent years to include scenes from newer films in the franchise, this Star Wars adventure sends riders on a thrilling 3D flight through space with the help of a motion simulator and your hapless droid pilot, C-3PO. Along the way, you and the rest of your Star Tours group get wrangled into joining the Resistance. One lucky guest will even be chosen to join a secret mission as a rebel spy.
Featuring a randomized selection of scenes, Star Tours offers a new and exciting experience every time. So, don’t be surprised if you want to ride again and again. On the bright side, the line here moves quite fast, meaning that you’ll never need to suffer through an outrageously long line.
Height Requirement: 40” (102cm) or taller
Queue Options: Disney Genie+ or Standby Queue
Star Wars Launch Bay
Although most of Hollywood Studios’ Star Wars-related attractions can be found in Galaxy’s Edge, Star Wars characters and immersive exhibits inspired by the space saga can also be found on the opposite side of the theme park at Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard. Fans of the film franchise will definitely want to explore Launch Bay’s fascinating collection of concept art, models, authentic Launch Bay-exclusive replicas and actual movie props, as well as immersive settings inspired by the films.
Hoping to get up close and personal with some of your favorite Star Wars characters instead? Meet-and-greets are available with everyone’s favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca, and you might even get a chance to see the adorable droid, BB-8, or the ultimate Star Wars villain, Darth Vader. Refer to the My Disney Experience app for appearance times.
Height Requirement: N/A
Queue Options: N/A
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Dining
Whether you’re in the mood for a glass of farm-fresh blue milk or some freshly roasted meat from a street market vendor, you’ll find a Star Wars-inspired eatery for you and your group in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
Tucked under a cargo delivery shuttle in a hangar bay overlooking the Millennium Falcon, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo cooks up quick-service dining with an intergalactic twist. Perfect for families with younger children and adults alike, diners can choose from an assortment of elevated fast-food dishes with Star Wars-themed names like Fried Endorian Chicken Tip Yip, Peka Tuna Poke and Smoked Kaadu Pork Ribs.
If you’ve ever watched the original Star Wars films before, then you’ve probably wished that you could rub elbows with some of the galaxy’s denizens in the rowdy Mos Eisley tavern. While there might not be an alien band or a gang of otherworldly bar flies to mingle with, Oga’s Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge comes pretty darn close.
One of the best bars at Disney World, this Black Spire Outpost watering hole serves all sorts of beverages, including wine, beer and hard cider. However, the stars of the show here are definitely the Star Wars-inspired cocktails and mocktails. Boozy beverages here run the gamut from a fruity, rum-based Bespin Fizz crowned with a Cloud Swirl to a sunny Fuzzy Tauntaun with peach vodka and “Buzz Button Tingling Foam.” Alcohol-free concoctions are equally as creative, such as the Blurrgfire with lemonade, pomegranate juice and a hit of habanero-lime. There’s even the Blue Bantha: an icy glass of blue milk with a Bantha sugar cookie.
Unsurprisingly, Oga’s Cantina gets pretty busy. So, if you absolutely have to get a tipple in Galaxy’s Edge, we suggest you make an advance reservation. Otherwise, try to join the walk-up list early so you don’t miss out. Fortunately, this Star Wars land lounge starts serving when the rest of the park opens, meaning you’ll have plenty of opportunities to live out your cantina dreams.
Star Wars’ iconic blue milk has mystified fans ever since Luke Skywalker indulged in a glass with his aunt and uncle on Tatooine. Exactly what does this cerulean-hued beverage from the Outer Rim planets taste like? While we’ll never know for certain what Luke was tasting (according to the Star Wars lore, blue milk is made by female banthas), guests can try Disney’s version at the Milk Stand in Black Spire Outpost.
Located across from First Order Cargo, the Milk Stand offers both blue and green milk. Each is plant-based, made from a mix of rice and coconut milks, and is served frozen. However, the Blue Milk has “alluringly fruity characteristics,” while the Green Milk is said to have “zippy citrus and tropical characteristics”—whatever that means. Either way, you’re definitely going to want to try it. Both have the option of being spiked (blue with rum and green with tequila). Or, for the ultimate souvenir, you can opt to have your drink served in a Bubo Wamba Family Farms cup, which is inspired by a farming business that has cornered the blue-milk market in Black Spire Outpost.
If you’re looking for a Star Wars-inspired dish you can eat on the go, look no further than Ronto Roasters in Galaxy’s Edge. Located next to Docking Bay Seven Food and Cargo, this counter-service stand is an out-of-this-world take on an exotic meat stall. See that hunk of meat being roasted by a podracer engine by the pitmaster droid? That’s the haunch of a Ronto from Tatooine. But don’t worry—the only thing on the menu here is smoky pork.
For breakfast, kickstart your morning with a Ronto Morning Wrap with grilled pork sausage, shredded cheddar, eggs and a zesty peppercorn sauce, or go for the Rising Moons Overnight Oats with dragon fruit. Later in the day, the standard Ronto Wrap swaps out the eggs and cheese for more roasted pork and a tangy slaw. For all the vegetarians out there, the plant-based Zuchii Wrap is just as tasty, with grilled zucchini, a smoky slaw made from chickpeas and onions and a drizzle of garlic-tahini sauce.
Kat Saka’s Kettle
Need a quick snack to power you through the rest of your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Nestled inside the street market, Kat Saka’s Kettle pops up an addictively sweet and spicy popcorn mix, as well as Buttered Blue Grains. (Don’t get too excited for that last one. It’s just Disney-speak for basic buttery popcorn that just happens to be blue.)
Star Wars Retail Locations
Looking for an out-of-this-world souvenir to remember your vacation by? From immersive Black Spire Outpost shops stocked with authentically themed items to merchandise locations elsewhere around Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there’s sure to be a store that has what you’re looking for.
Black Spire Outfitters
If you’ve ever wished you could be a Jedi, then run (don’t walk) to Black Spire Outfitters. In this Star Wars; Galaxy’s Edge shop, wannabe Jedis can get everything they need to turn their dream into a reality, from Obi-Wan Kenobi-style robes to outfits inspired by Rey and Luke. Best of all, since pieces are sold individually, you can create the costume that works best for you and your budget.
Younglings looking for a Star Wars-style pet to take home with them won’t want to miss the Creature Stall. This street market merchant offers all sorts of strange creatures from across the galaxy, each looking for a caring home. With Audio-Animatronic versions of these alien creatures on display around the shop, the Creature Stall is still worth a visit, even if you aren’t in the market for something cuddly or scaly. Who wants a Porg? (We do!)
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
The Star Wars galaxy is filled with an array of oddities and other wares. Just ask scavenger extraordinaire Rey. And while the items on offer at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities weren’t collected by her, they’re still well worth a look. Ran by the kingpin of Batuu’s black market, Dok-Ondar, this Galaxy’s Edge retail location peddles everything from Holocron cubes powered by kyber crystals to historic lightsabers. Just like a more pedestrian antique store, this incredibly detailed souvenir shop is a ton of fun to look around. Even the titular Ithorian himself makes an appearance.
If you’re anything like us, then you’ve probably dreamt of having your own droids at home to help you out around the house. Thanks to Droid Depot, now you can. Sure, they can’t serve as your personal chauffeur or repair, well, anything. However, these Bluetooth-enabled, coffee maker-sized droids are able to react to different elements of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and respond to your remote control.
Builders can choose from an adorable BB-Series droid similar to BB-8 or a nostalgic R-Series model like R2-D2, selecting the necessary parts off of a conveyor belt as they roll by. As an in-demand shopping experience, advance reservations are suggested for aspiring droid builders at Droid Depot. Otherwise, premade droids are also on offer.
The only thing more awesome than having your own droid is being the proud owner of a custom lightsaber. If that sounds like something that’s right up your alley, then you’ll definitely want to make an advance reservation for Savi’s Workshop. The pièce de résistance of Black Spire Outpost shops, this interactive retail experience is enough to give even the manliest of men the feels.
Similar to wand shopping at Ollivander’s in Harry Potter world at Universal Orlando, where the wand chooses you and not the other way around, Savi’s Workshop is staffed by Gatherers, guardians of the Force who guide participants in crafting a personalized, collector’s-quality lightsaber that they’re sure to cherish for years to come. (And also probably flail around menacingly fighting make-believe combatants from inside the comfort of their homes.)
First Order Cargo
Ready to join the Dark Side? Head over to First Order Cargo near the TIE Fighter and peruse all things First Order-related, from apparel to propaganda. Items like shirts, pins and hats are sure to win you some bonus points from any Stormtroopers you encounter while exploring Galaxy’s Edge.
Committed to the Resistance? Nestled in the Resistance Forest not far from Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Resistance Supply stocks everything you need to let everyone know that you’re one of the good guys, including shirts, hats, pins and more.
On the hunt for a unique gift for the young padawan in your life? Then head over to the Toydarian Toymaker. Led by Zabaka the Toydarian, this decidedly cute toy shop sells handcrafted felt dolls lovingly made by Zabaka herself. Styled after characters like Rey, Chewbacca, Yoda and Kylo Ren, these crafty collectibles are each inspired by tales told by travelers visiting Black Spire Outpost.
You don’t need to head all the way to Star Wars land to look for souvenirs themed after the iconic space saga. Tatooine Traders, which is located at the exit to Star Tours, stocks many worthwhile items. Although Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge-branded merchandise isn’t actually sold in Black Spire Outpost, you will find some here. This is also your destination for affordable, toy-like lightsabers.
Launch Bay Cargo
On the other side of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Launch Bay Cargo in Animation Courtyard offers even more Star Wars-inspired merchandise. From print-on-demand cell phone cases to collector-worthy memorabilia like movie-prop replicas, autographed items and life-sized sculptures.
Need to do even more shopping? Whether you forgot to get a gift for the Star Wars fan in your life or you’re still on the hunt for the perfect memento, these Disney Springs shops are a great place to look.
Star Wars Galactic Outpost
Located on Disney Springs’ West Side next to Super Hero Headquarters, Star Wars Galactic Outpost offers a bounty of space-inspired items like apparel, toys and collectibles.
Star Wars Trading Post
On the Marketplace side of Disney Springs across from the carousel, Star Wars Trading Post stocks a similar array of items themed after the Force and the Dark Side.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Not content to simply explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Then leave the theme park behind and book a (very expensive) stay at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Designed to feel like a cruise ship experience through that galaxy far, far away, this otherworldly resort is like a hotel with a heavy dose of cosplay. With immersive experiences like lightsaber training, story-centric tasks and a dinner show, as well as its own in-depth storyline, this two-night adventure gives you a starring role in the world of Star Wars.
We know what you’re thinking: an experience like this can’t come cheap. And you’d be very, very right. Priced at almost $5,000 for two guests over two nights, this is easily the priciest hotel stay at Disney World. However, if you’re a Star Wars fanatic who will fully take advantage of the resort’s plentiful interactive elements, then we definitely think it’s worth it. To sweeten the deal, food and drinks are also included throughout your stay, as well as park tickets for your planetary port visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Well, Star Wars fans, that concludes our guide to everything Star Wars at Disney World. What’s your favorite thing to do in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Would you ever stay (or have you already) at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser? Let us know in the comments! Then, discover how you can save on your own space adventure with discount Disney world tickets.