FAQ Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Dates

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in two phases. It’s important to understand what will be opening during your Disneyland vacation and how to access the land and attractions. Keep reading for all the important Star Wars Land FAQs.Galaxy's Edge Disneyland model

1. When does Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge open?

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edgewill open Friday, May 31, 2019 in Anaheim, California. The grand opening event will include the land opening, various dining options and food carts, shopping opportunities including building your own droid and light saber, and one main attraction:  Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. This is dubbed “phase one.”

Bob Iger announced at the Walt Disney Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open ahead of schedule. Listen to the announcement here

2. When does Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Phase One open?

Phase one of Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open Friday, May 31, 2019 in Anaheim, California. The grand opening event will include the land opening, various dining options and food carts, shopping opportunities including building your own droid and light saber, and one main attraction:  Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Keep reading for important details for visits during phase one. 

3. When does Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Phase Two open?

Phase two of Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open “later this year”, according to Disney Parks Blog. Phase two will include all of phase one and the second headlining attraction: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Reservations

Important reservation information below for the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s EdgeA land and expansion of this size an magnitude has never been done at Disneyland Park before. As you can imagine, extensive measures have been put in place to help the guests more comfortably experience this new land.

Disneys Grand Californian Hotel
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I anticipate large crowds throughout the summer and into 2020, including some max capacity days at Disneyland. Because Disneyland Resort is subject to capacity issues, I recommend arriving at least two hours before park opening. Here’s more on how to navigate reservations and crowds. 

4. How do I make a reservation to get into Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

You need a reservation if you are planning to go to Disneyland between May 31 and June 23, 2019

There is currently only ONE options to get a reservation, to do so you must stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel. 

Guests staying at one of the 3 Disneyland Resort hotels during May 31 and June 23 should have received a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered Guest).

  • Emails to Disneyland Resort hotel guests were sent in batches beginning on April 22, 2019. Check your email for more details and share your reservation time slots in the comments. 

Please note reservations will be for a specific timed window, you cannot stay in the land all day. 

No-cost Reservations are Now CLOSED. Reservations for the duration of the reservation window closed to capacity at about 10:45 am PT, 45 minutes after opening. 

  • Will I need a ticket in your Disney account in order to make a Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation? No, but you can purchase discount Disneyland tickets here once your reservation is complete. These tickets can be linked to the app almost instantly. 
  • Is there a limit to how many people you can get reservations for on one day? Each Disney account is allowed up to 6 reservations, one time during the reservation window of May 31 to June 23. 
  • Are names needed at the time of reservation? Yes, you need names of everyone in your party. They must match government issued photo IDs to be presented at time of entry. Everyone 18 and older needs a government ID. If the person making the reservation is under 18, they will need a government ID as well. 
  • Do children under 3 need to be listed? No, children under 3 are not included in your reservation but may be admitted with an adult. 
  • Can I request multiple days of reservations? I am not sure, but it appears each Disney account is limited to one visit to Galaxy’s Edge between May 31 and June 23.
  • Will more reservations open later, say if people cancel reservations? Currently, they is no way to cancel or modify reservations, so no way to see if new time slots open. 
  • Can I modify my reservation at a later time? No adjustments to dates, times, group number or names will be permitted, if you cancel a reservation you may not be able to receive another. 

5. Will my Disneyland ticket get me into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? 

Your Disneyland ticket alone will not grant you access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  If you’re going between May 31 and June 23, 2019, you will need a no-cost reservation to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, valid theme park admission and a government issued ID. Reservations are subject to availability.

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6. Can I get into Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge without a reservation? 

If you are visiting Disneyland between May 31 and June 23, 2019, you must obtain a reservation to enter Galaxy’s Edge. No stand by access to the land will be permitted. Guests without valid theme park admission AND a reservation will NOT be permitted inside Galaxy’s Edge. Beginning June 24, 2019, no reservation is required to enter Galaxy’s Edge. 

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7. I have multiple Galaxy’s Edge reservations–will Disney track this?

If you were lucky enough to score a free off-site reservation during the brief 45-60 minute opening on May 2nd when all spots were available, congratulations! And if you were able to do a little “work around” and score multiple reservations, you’re probably wondering if they will indeed all be valid. 

How did some people get multiple reservations? Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Disney allowed 1 reservation per valid Disney account. From there you logged in and entered other guests’ names in your party. Instructions also stated each person over 18 (including head reservation holder) needs to provide a government issued photo ID. 

This prompted speculation that Disney would be checking names/IDs/Annual Passes—you name it, to determine if one person has multiple reservations. While this is all true (they do have ways to track this) and possible, it is my opinion that if I make a reservation and you are on my reservation, and you make a reservation and I am on yours, that’s ok. The reservation is associated with the account. It is the account that can’t be duplicated. I hope that makes sense and puts some of you at ease. Either way, you will for sure get your original 4 hours in the land, and after June 23rd, you can go and stay all day . . . so far anyway :). 

8. Where do I park to visit Galaxy’s Edge? 

Parking lots open at midnight on May 31st if you want to sleep in your car. Remember, those will reservations at a Disney hotel or even nearby don’t need to worry about this. June 1st, parking will open no later than 5:30 am. Parking details are explained in my easy guide to parking at Disneyland

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Rides

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge puts you right in the action with two revolutionary attractions. Disney Parks Blog has this to say about the rides coming to Star Wars Land, “Take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run . . . Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined, which will place guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines between fantasy and reality.”

This section includes attraction details, height requirements, ADA compatibility, DAS options, Single Rider and more. Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

9. What rides are at Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

There are two attractions at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Phase one of Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open Friday, May 31, 2019 with Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Phase two of Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open “later this year”, according to Disney Parks Blog. Phase two will include all of phase one and the second headlining attraction: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

10. What are the ride height requirements for Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is 38″ or taller. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is 40″ or taller. To view Disneyland attraction photos and height requirements, please visit this page

11. Does Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge have Rider Switch?

We anticipate that Disneyland will allow Rider Switch for these attractions. Please keep in mind, you may need a reservation to enter the land. See above “opening date” topic to help you plan.

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The Rider Switch feature allows parents or guardians traveling with small children to avoid waiting in line twice while taking turns on attractions. If you have a child who does not meet the minimum height requirements for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (38″ or taller) and/or Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (40″ or taller), read about how Rider Switch can work for you during your visit

12. Does Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge have Single Rider Lines?

Single Rider lines are available on select attractions throughout Disneyland Resort. We expect Single Rider line to be added to Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, but cannot confirm if it will be put to use at opening or any later date. Stay tuned for updates to this article for more information. 

13. Are Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge rides handicap accessible?

Absolutely! ADA riders can enjoy both attractions at Galaxy’s Edge, as well as enjoy easy navigation through the land. When Disneyland Park was built, queues were smaller and pathways were more narrow. Compare that to when California Adventure was built—massive walkways and every attraction queue can accommodate wheelchairs. We’re delighted to see so much thought and effort put into ADA accessible rides for Galaxy’s Edge. 

Mike Farnham of the popular Facebook group, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge says, “ADA Riders – You can enjoy BOTH rides just like everyone else. (maybe even BETTER!). Smuggler’s Run – there are stationary ‘pods’ (cockpits) for you to ride the ride. Not a part of the turntable, mounted to the floor. They are the same exact pod as the others, so you will have to xfr to a seat to ride. Not rushed to get in your seat like the rest. ** NOTE – since you are not on the turntable, technically the CM could make your ride last longer! Be nice to your CM and ask, who knows!?

Rise of the Resistance (RotR) – On the ‘Driver’s side’ front row of the 8-passenger vehicle, is the ADA seating. Like the Smuggler’s Run, you will need to xfr to the seat, but you are doing it while it is parked, so you have time to xfr., CMs will be there to assist! Once the ride is over, the CMs will again help you back out of the ADA seat. If more than one seat is needed, they will just use more front row seats.”

Read more about ADA accommodations at Galaxy’s Edge here

14. Can you use DAS in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

Is it possible to tour Galaxy’s Edge if someone in your group has special needs and/or a physical disability? Yes, and DAS is the answer. Please read our complete guide to Special Needs at Disneyland here and check back for more details as we attend the opening of Galaxy’s Edge on May 31st. 

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disney MaxPass

Whether you preferred the old school FASTPASS method or the digital Disney MaxPass, you’ll need to learn a thing or two before entering Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland.

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15. Can I use FASTPASS for Galaxy’s Edge rides?

No, FASTPASS will not be available for Galaxy’s Edge attractions like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run or Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. FASTPASS will still be available for numerous other rides at Disneyland Resort. 

16. Can I use Disney MaxPass for Galaxy’s Edge rides?

No, Disney MaxPass will not be available for Galaxy’s Edge attractions like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run or Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Disney MaxPass will still be available for numerous other rides at Disneyland Resort. 

17. What is the Virtual Queue for Galaxy’s Edge entry? 

A new virtual queue system will be activated after June 23rd, at peak times only (So everyday? Pretty much.). Obtain a spot in the virtual queue via Disney MaxPass or kiosk (location TBD). Your virtual queue position only admits you to the land, not the attractions, so it’s a bit different from MaxPass and FASTPASS. You will have a 2 hour window to arrive at Galaxy’s Edge once your group is summoned. It is not a set time, but allows access when space is available. Read more about the virtual queue here

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Magic Morning

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Magic Morning is an early admission option offered with advance 3+ day tickets at Disneyland Park. Guests with Magic Morning get access to Disneyland a whole hour earlier than the general public. But wait . . . 

18. Is Galaxy’s Edge open during Magic Morning?

No, Galaxy’s Edge will not be open during Magic Morning or Extra Magic Hour. Disneyland Park will continue to open Fantasyland and Tomorrowland during Magic Morning.

19. Can I line up for Galaxy’s Edge during Magic Morning? 

One entry point to Galaxy’s Edge is in Fantasyland, putting guests of Magic Morning even closer to all the Star Wars action. I anticipate that yes, if you would like to line up for Galaxy’s Edge access during your Magic Morning in Fantasyland after June 23rd, you may be permitted to do so. Please be courteous, do not hold spots in line while your family rides attractions in Fantasyland. Plan to spend your entire Magic Morning in line for Galaxy’s Edge entry. Secure discount Disneyland tickets here

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Food

Docking Bay 7 desserts
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The first thing that many Disney-fanatics were thrilled to hear about this land was the addition of a cantina. And yes, that means alcohol will be served inside this new land at Oga’s Cantina. But on top of that, there will be many other food options to choose from and we’ve included all the details on the menus below. 

20. Do I need reservations to dine at Galaxy’s Edge?

No, every restaurant and dining establishment at Galaxy’s Edge is walk-up and/or quick service only including:

21. Can I use mobile ordering at Galaxy’s Edge?

Mobile dining ordering continues to expand at Disneyland Resort and you can order via Disneyland App for Ronto Roasters and the Milk Stand. Please note that mobile ordering does not give you access to Galaxy’s Edge. You must be inside Galaxy’s Edge to place a mobile order during the first month or so of its opening. Read all about mobile ordering here

22. What is there to eat at Galaxy’s Edge?

There are several quick-service dining options in the land including Oga’s Cantina, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, Milk Stand, Ronto Roasters and Kat Saka’s Kettle. See complete menu listings, along with photos and allergy options here

Ronto Roasters food
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23. Will there be alcohol at Galaxy’s Edge?

Yes, alcohol will be served inside Oga’s Cantina. Guests must finish their alcoholic beverage inside the dining establishment and will not be permitted to walk around Disneyland Park with alcohol. 

Ogas Cantina drinks
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24. Is there blue milk at Galaxy’s Edge? 

Yes, Blue Milk will be served at the Milk Stand, along with Green Milk. Read more about those options here

Milk Stand Blue Milk Star Wars
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Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge MapDisneyland Star Wars Map

We’re thrilled to see the Disneyland map continuously updated with Galaxy’s Edge details. 

25. Where is Disneyland Galaxy’s Edge?

 There are three entry and exit points at Disneyland Park for Galaxy’s Edge including Fantasyland, Frontierland and Critter Country. 

26. What did Star Wars Land replace?

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is in the former Big Thunder Mountain Ranch area, expanding into backstage space. Out-dated rumors suggest that Star Wars Land would be built in either Tomorrowland, Mickey’s Toontown or even land on Harbor Blvd and beyond. 

Guests visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will enter Black Spire Outpost, the largest settlement on the planet BatuuDisney Parks Blog and as says, “is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space. Off the beaten path, this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Widely known for the petrified remains of its once towering ancient trees, the spires now stand guard across the river valleys and plains and have long captured the imagination of travelers to this planet. To the first settlers, these petrified spires became more than just landmarks; they became the heart of the outpost itself.”

What other questions do you have about your Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge visit? Please post in the comments below and help us add to the conversation and the article will be updated frequently. 

13 thoughts on “FAQ Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

  • Lisa

    In September do you think the virtual queue will still be happening? Can you only reserve that once you are in the park? Will people still be crazy lining up hours and hours early. If we are able to get in that will be a bonus but it is not our focus….just wondering how this hype will affect those of us that just want to experience regular Disneyland!

    • Hey Lisa, if you just want to experience the classics of Disneyland, my current recommendation is line up an hour before opening and give the virtual queue a shot. I do think the virtual queue will be in place the first 6 months to a year and maybe longer. Luckily, I will be in the parks several times before you visit in September and will keep this article updated with details on what to expect, even if you’re just a regular park-goer looking to visit Disneyland.

  • Hi! I’ll be attending mid July, after the reservation system seems like it’ll be over. I’ve seen other people mention that they may have some sort of “virtual queue” after that point, and that apparently other new lands did something similar. Like you get an alert when you are allowed to enter the park or something. I’ve never heard of this before and was hoping that in July it wouldn’t require any extra steps to get in. Do you have any idea what it’ll be like by then?

  • Ausha Benner

    So, I assume on May 2nd, when I log onto my Disney account, there will be something online about the reservations and where to sign up?

  • Kim Bradley

    I am coming to Disneyland for the first time June 11-13. We are only getting a 2 day ticket with Maxpass. I currently have a reservation at a good neighbor hotel and another one at the Disneyland Hotel. I know that staying at a Disney resort doesn’t automatically mean we will get into the park. However, I am wondering if we will have a better chance of getting into Disneyland Park since we will have Extra Magic Morning Hours each day of our stay when staying at a Disney resort. I have been hearing that the park will meet capacity due to the opening of Galaxy Edge. I just don’t want to get there and not be able to get into the park. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • Hi Kim, when you stay at a Disney owned hotel you get access to Extra Magic Hour on these days– Disneyland Tues, Thurs, Sat and California Adventure M, W, F, Sun. If your Disneyland days fall on a Tues, Thurs or Sat then I would certainly use that to your advantage. You also have the advantage of a reservation for Galaxy’s Edge when staying on property. I would keep your Disneyland Hotel reservation and not chance it with a good neighbor hotel. I hope that helps. I will be there opening weekend and will have more news to share before your trip as well.

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