FAQ Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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FAQ Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s EdgeSimple guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort. Disneyland opening dates, Disneyland Star Wars map, Star Wars land rides, discount Disneyland tickets, food, entertainment and more. 

FAQ Disneyland Star Wars Galaxys Edge

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Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Dates

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens 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.

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

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened Friday, May 31, 2019 in Anaheim, California. The grand opening event included 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 opened Friday, May 31, 2019 in Anaheim, California. The grand opening event included 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. 

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

Phase two of Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open January 17, 2020 and not “later this year” as Disney Parks Blog originally said. Phase two will include all of phase one and the second headlining attraction: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Rise of the Resistance entry

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Virtual Queue

Virtual queues are set and ready to go any time crowd levels peak for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Keep reading just in case your trip falls during a busy time of year. 

June 4, 2019 crowd report: I was onsite at Disneyland from May 29 through June 1st, including 4 visits to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The days before Galaxy’s Edge opened we pretty basic days, crowd-wise. Nothing too out of the ordinary to report. But May 31st and now through this update have been some of the lowest crowd levels I’ve ever see at Disneyland in the past 10 years. People have either decided to stay away because they’re afraid of crowds or they chose not to come at all because they did not get the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation. 

NOW is the time to go to Disneyland, with or without a reservation. You cannot get stand by entry into the new land, but you can enjoy an almost empty resort to yourself. The closer we get to June 24th, when the reservation window is lifted, the bigger crowds we’ll see at Disneyland. Disneyland Discount tickets

July 10, 2019 crowd report: Crowds are still lower than I ever expected them to be during summer. I visited Galaxy’s Edge several times and beyond June 24th, no virtual queue has been used at this time. 

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

Reservations are no longer needed. Here’s how to get into Star Wars Land June 24, 2019 and beyond. Follow these steps for your visit to Batuu in 2019. 

  1. Download the official Disneyland App before your visit and add all tickets to the app. 
  2. See what time parking structures open here and plan to arrive at the gates at least one hour before park opening. 
  3. Want to visit Oga’s Cantina or Savi’s Workshop? You must have a reservation. Reservations can be made at 7:00 am via Disneyland App (or at Disneyland.com/Cantina or Disneyland.com/SavisWorkshop) on the day of your visit only. Credit card guarantee is required. A reservation at Oga’s or Savi’s grants you entry into the land without further need to enter the virtual queue. You may as well try to make a reservation at 7 am for one of the two, especially if you’re planning to arrive at the parks later in the day and don’t want to risk the virtual queue being at capacity. If you secure one of these reservations, you’re good to go. If not, keep reading. 
  4. Visit Galaxy’s Edge first thing in the morning by following Cast Members to the entry point. If you’re not one of the several hundred people being admitted first thing in the morning, take advantage of otherwise low wait times throughout the park and proceed to the next step for virtual queueing. 
  5. Located Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge access on the Disneyland App, select “Join Boarding Group”. 
  6. Allow push notifications and/or check your boarding group status so you know when it’s time to enter the land. You will have 2 hours to arrive. You will scan a barcode within the app for entry. 

No app? No problem. Here’s how to join the virtual queue even without the Disneyland App

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

Yes, your Disneyland ticket includes access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, no extra cost is required. 

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Bonus tip: know all the lingo before you go. Residents of Batuu speak a little different than us!

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

Yes! The reservation period is over.  Get your discount Disneyland tickets now and secure low-price options for hotels too before your visit. 

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

Any Disneyland parking lot can be used for visits to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Parking details are explained in my easy guide to parking at Disneyland

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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.”

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This section includes attraction details, height requirements, ADA compatibility, DAS options, Single Rider and more. 

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 opened Friday, May 31, 2019 with Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. 

Falcon entry

Read our ultimate Millennium Falcon ride guide here for details on seats, pilot positions, wait times and more

The Falcon also has the ability to adjust to daylight and night scenes, and since there are various positions (pilot, gunners and engineers) for you to operate during your mission, the variety is almost endless. 

Phase two of Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open January 17, 2020, 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?

Yes, 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.

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. There is a Single Rider line for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. I can confirm it has been put to use on opening day. Enter via the main entrance and proceed as directed. More details on what you’ll miss when you use Single Rider here

Disneyland Millennium Falcon entrance

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. 

Falcon wheelchair riders

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 read more about using DAS in our complete ride guide here

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disney MaxPass

Whether you prefer 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.

Disneyland MaxPass 

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

No, FASTPASS will not initially 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 initially 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. 

Read about why I strongly encourage you to purchase Disney MaxPass, even while exploring Galaxy’s Edge. 

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

A new virtual queue system will be activated only at peak times. Obtain a spot in the virtual queue via Disney MaxPass or kiosk. 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.

I advise you to be at the park gates about 90 minutes before opening in order to be one of the first groups admitted into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Alternatively, you could add your party to the virtual queue and get in a few rides in the early morning hours when everyone else is rushing to get inside Galaxy’s Edge. The downside to this method is people do not have a time limit in the new land—if they never leave, it leaves less opportunities for more people to be admitted. Read up on virtual queue strategies 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? 

Yes, as of July 10, 2019 you may line up for entry to Galaxy’s Edge through the Frontierland entry point, which will loop Magic Morning guests through the Critter Country entrance and into the line before everyone else. This puts guests of Magic Morning even closer to all the Star Wars action. Plan to hop in line during your entire Magic Morning in line for Galaxy’s Edge entry. Secure discount Disneyland tickets here

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Food

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 is now served inside Oga’s Cantina. But on top of that, there will be many other food options to choose from outlined here.

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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:

  • Oga’s Cantina, which offers a text based wait. Come here first and put your name on the list. Even doing that might not get you in, but it’s worth a shot. 
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
  • Milk Stand
  • Ronto Roasters
  • Kat Saka’s Kettle

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, Docking Bay 7 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

docking bay

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

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. 

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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.

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Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Map

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

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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. All those details outlined here

Star Wars entry Big Thunder Trail

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. 

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

  • Stephanie

    We are going on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at the end of September. We don’t have much interest in going to Galaxy’s Edge as we are taking our 3 young children, but do you really think GE will cause max capacity days late in September meaning coming and going from the park for naps would be unwise and leave us unable to get back in in the afternoon?

    • My gut says no, I don’t think we’ll have capacity issues in September but this is all new territory. I will certainly be updating things here and on my capacity article, as well as on social media. But of course if you’re talking Labor Day weekend that could change my answer. Normal, weekdays in September should be fine. Weekends, I anticipate will be crowded but not capacity.

  • 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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