Guide to Visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland Resort


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We’ve previously shared information and details on how to prepare for your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens later this month at the Disneyland Resort. Take a look below at some additional tips on how to plan ahead for your very first visit to this epic land:

1. Reservations are required just to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge between May 31 and June 23. Guests who visit during this timeframe will not only need valid theme park admission, but a reservation is required to enter the new land at Disneyland. At this time, general reservations are no longer available.

2. Guests who are staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel between May 31 and June 23* are still able to obtain a reservation to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Guests can still get a reservation to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels between May 31 and June 23. All registered guests included on the reservation will receive a designated reservation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (valid theme park admission required). The reservation date and time will be included with the confirmation of their hotel registration. Should the hotel reservation get canceled for any reason, the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation will be canceled as well.

3. No standby line will be available to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge between May 31 and June 23. Only guests with reservations will be able to access the land during these dates.

4. Reservations will no longer be required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge after June 23. As needed and to manage demand, Disneyland Resort will implement a virtual queueing system to visit the new land so guests can enjoy the rest of the resort while waiting to visit Batuu. The Disneyland app will have a dedicated module called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Status and Access available from the main page, on which guests can request to join a boarding group to visit the land, once they have entered the park. Boarding groups will be sent a push notification when it is their turn to enter the land and they can monitor status of boarding groups from the app. There will also be the ability to join a boarding group from select locations inside Disneyland Park, if a guest is not using the app. The boarding group is tied to their park admission and will be scanned upon entry into the land. Signage throughout the park will also display boarding group status. Admission into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be subject to capacity, and having an assigned boarding group will not guarantee entrance to the land.



5. The current Disneyland Resort costume policy will remain in effect in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Costumes may not be worn by guests 14 years of age or older. Appropriate DisneyBounding – dressing in outfits inspired by favorite characters – is permitted.

6. Guests should download the official Disneyland mobile app to plan ahead and make the most of their visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The Disneyland app allows guests to check the attraction wait time, locate character encounters, and even utilize the mobile ordering feature at select dining locations when they are in the new land.

7. Guests can prepare for their visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by downloading the Play Disney Parks mobile app in advance of their arrival. The Play Disney Parks app allows guests to deepen their engagement with the land and interact with the world around them on the planet Batuu. Guests who choose to engage through the app will be able to interact with droids, translate Aurebesh, scan cargo crates and other containers to collect virtual items, and more.

8. Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s goal is to provide a great guest experience. For example, guests who are in the queue at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will have the ability to purchase snacks, utilize a continued process to visit the restroom, enjoy cast interactions, and also engage with an in-queue game while using the Play Disney Parks mobile app to make wait times fun, interactive and enjoyable.

9. Some important arrival and parking details for guests who are planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland Resort during the first few weeks of the land’s opening have been announced. The new Pixar Pals parking structure is set to open in July, but until then, Mickey & Friends and Toy Story will be the two primary guest parking lots. A virtual queueing system will be utilized as needed so guests can continue to enjoy the rest of the resort while they wait to get called back for entry into the land. Once inside the park, guests will be able to request to join a boarding group to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge via the Disneyland app, or via a non-technology option that will also be available.





*The information contained in this article represents the opinion of the author, and not necessarily the opinion of the DIS.

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