Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is officially open in Disneyland! If you’re holding out for Walt Disney World’s version of this land, plan to hit the parks this fall as it officially opens on August 29.
With so much information out there about Batuu, I’m putting it all into an easy-to-understand roundup so that you’re prepared when you’re hitting the parks!
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Disneyland – Galaxy’s Edge is located directly behind Frontierland in the old home of Big Thunder Ranch.
Hollywood Studios – Galaxy’s Edge will be located in the old home of Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure, a natural extension and renovation of the park after the creation of Toy Story Land in 2018.
In each park, you will be transported to the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu in a land filled with two major attractions, eateries, a handful of shops, and incredibly immersive theming throughout.
There are two major attractions that will open in each park – Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Currently, and for the foreseeable future, only Smugglers Run will be open as Rise of the Resistance continues to be built.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run takes you on a thrilling, interactive adventure as you race through space on a special mission. Each passenger in your crew has an assigned role and duties as you blast off, whether it is as pilot, engineer, or gunner. This ride is an interactive thrill, and will likely have some jerking motions, drops, and darkness.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance takes you on an adventure as you’re loaded onto a ship and captured by the First Order. Not many details have been released yet, but you can expect an interactive thrill ride with lots of motion and drops!
There are five dining opportunities on Batuu, including Oga’s Cantina, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, the Milk Stand, Ronto Roasters, and Kat Saka’s Kettle.
Oga’s Cantina is the local watering hole, offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions unique to Batuu.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is a restaurant housed in a hangar bay, filled with quick service and mobile order options. The menu here is rumored to change often, offering new and exciting dishes in their exotic flair.
The final three – the Milk Stand, Ronto Roasters, and Kat Saka’s Kettle – are your grab and go options. With dishes ranging from barbecue pork to blue milk and sweet/savory popcorn, there’s definitely something you’ll want to grab that is exclusive to Batuu.
Galaxy’s Edge boasts a handful of shops containing a little bit of everything we’ve seen throughout the Star Wars franchise. Many of the shops will be filled with exclusive Star Wars merchandise that you can only find in Batuu. However, two of these shops have an interactive element!
The Droid Depot will allow you to create your own droid, similar to the likes of R2-D2 or BB-8! With a bit of Disney magic, this droid is rumored to have some interactive features throughout the park!
Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers will do just that, allow you to create your very own lightsaber on your path to becoming a Jedi!
Character Meet and Greets
Would it be Galaxy’s Edge without the opportunities to meet with Chewbacca, R2-D2, BB-8, Kylo Ren, Hondo Ohnaku, or Nien Nunb? These characters are confirmed meet and greets so far, but I’m sure that many will be added to this list!