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The Best of Disneyland’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

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The long-awaited Starwars: Galaxy’s Edge is now finally open at Disneyland! With so much eager fans lining up to get into the Disneyland park, we thought we’d get the excitement rolling by discussing the most amazing features of the park.  If you just can’t wait to get your trip to the park going, check out our list of qualified Travel Agents. Many of our agents even specialize in Disney travel, and can make your Starwars vacation the best ever!

The Millennium Falcon Is BEAUTIFUL

Your inner-child might actually cry when they see the Millennium Falcon in person… it is truly awe-inspiring.  While it might be the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, this truly magnificent ship is full scale and 100-feet long.  You can experience it at the 100% completed ship which is docked at the Black Spire Outpost Spaceport.  The trip to Galaxy’s Edge will be worth it once you set your eyes on the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

The Cast Member Performances are a Hoot!

Disney is well-known to train their park cast members to truly be believable in their performances. But nothing compares to the in-depth roll-playing you’ll experience while interacting with the cast members in Starwars Galaxy’s Edge park.  The level immersion is deep, and they each cast member will treat guests of the park uniquely based on what side of the alliance/resistance they are on.  Don’t believe us? Purchase a First Order cap and talk a walk through the Resistance Forest… you won’t be treated too kindly!

 Smugglers Run NEEDS your help

The variety of possible outcomes on Smugglers Run make it an experience different on every mission. This role based adventure, depends on the success and skill of a pilot, engineer and a gunner.  You and your crew will need be a well-oiled machine in your teamwork to be successful.  According to Disney Imagineers, the ride has an infinite number of potential outcomes.  And to keep the excitement alive in years to come, the adventures of Smugglers Run is capable of being adapted to accommodate the events of future movies to be released… how cool is that!

The First Order Means Business

The First Order is not known for being the friendliest chaps in the galaxy, in fact they are quite vile. Same holds true in the park.  If you are caught wearing the wrong garb, and take a walk in the wrong neighborhood, beware! You might find yourself being followed by a few ill-spirited stormtroopers.  You might be given dirty looks, or hear words of warning and threats as you walk by a First Order officer. Be on your best behavior (or don’t!) because you might be facing a shakedown!

Exceptional Galactic Food Options

Who knew that space food was so out-of-this-world healthy and delicious! Complete with themed-galactic treats, guests of the park can enjoy a variety of tasty and fresh food that even the most picky eaters will enjoy.  What little resistance fighter is going to turn down blue milk?  At Black Spire Outpost, hungry explores can dine on Roasted Endorian Tip-yip Salad or a vegan Felucian Garden Spread. And an absolutely most try is the roasted pork and grill sausage wrap at the Ronto Wrap. It’s topped with brightly-colored and crunchy coleslaw, which is a light-year away from the usual greasy hotdog and bun!  Yum!

The Cantina Droid Detector

If you and your band of rebel heroes is traveling with a droid, treed with caution before getting your blue milk at Oga’s Cantina. Droids are still not welcome inside, and they have a droid detector to catch any R2D2’s in disguise.

Luke’s Landspeeder

Here’s another moment where the die hard fan might cry some happy tears! The landspeeder looks like it’s fresh off the set of A New Hope. This beautiful replica is the perfect location to take a photo you’ll never forget, just try not to hop on the back and take it for a galactic joyride, because you won’t want to ever give it back!

The Resistance Is Everything You Thought They’d Be

If you and your band of rebels have had a tough day fighting for the resistance, then prepared to be welcomed with open arms. Interacting with cast members as a fellow member of the Resistance can really make you feel like you are IN one of the movies, and it’s such a fun experience for kids… of all ages!  If you are sympathetic to their cause, you might want to whisper a secret phrase in their ear. Next time you are there, say “Let the Wookiee Win” and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by their reaction!

No Mickey Ears for Sale

The Marketplace has a lot for sale, but sometimes its hard to tell what is actual merchandise, and what is a prop. Even visitors who tend to avoid shopping will enjoy The Marketplace, because it’s so in-touch with the rest of the park.  Your typical theme park gift shops these are not, and you’ll never spot a Star Wars logo anywhere on Batuu. We love the bustling, souk-like vibe of the marketplace. One of our favorite spots is Toydarian Toymaker, where all of the artisan plushes and wooden toys look handmade.

Black Spire Outfitters Makes All Our Jedi Fashion Dreams Come True

Anyone else think that Jedi garb is the perfect blend of form and function? We are all for it becoming socially acceptable to wear these pieces to the office.

This Is Our Kind Of Disney Princess Shop

If Padme and Leia have your vote for best princesses (and if they don’t, explain yourself!), you’ll want to skip the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and head straight to for this celebration of two of the most important women in the Star Wars canon.

All the Choices at Savi’s Workshop

At Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, you’ll have more than 120,000 possible combinations to choose from as you create your own personalized lightsaber. Once built, these things look, feel, and sound like the real thing.

Rex Is Back And Better Than Ever

Longtime fans of Disney’s Star Tours attraction were over the moon to learn the original captain of the Starspeeder 3000, droid RX-24, or simply “Rex,” was coming back—having reinvented himself as R-3X, DJ at Oga’s Cantina. DJ Rex is seriously entertaining. He brings great energy to the watering hole by churning out techno versions of Modal Nodes classics plus the hottest hits from across the galaxy. We love hearing him crack up the crowd with his punny one-liners and commentary, all voiced by Paul Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman.

You Can Finally Get a Drink At Disneyland

Even the happiest place on earth can get a little exhausting, and there’s nothing like a cool adult beverage to take the edge off (it is vacation, after all). Oga’s Cantina is the only place at Disneyland to serve alcohol (besides Club 33, a members-only club, and as part of dinner service at exclusive 21 Royal), and with an enforced two-drink limit, adults get a chance to enjoy a cocktail or two without changing the park’s family-friendly vibe. Choose from exotic pre-mixed libations like The Outer Rim, the Yub Nub, and Jet Juice, beers like White Wampa Ale and Gold Squadron Lager, and a selection of wines.

You Could Return Again And Again And Discover New Details Every Time

From blaster holes in the walls of Oga’s Cantina, to Aurebesh signs that are unreadable without the help of your Play Disney Parks app (be sure to download it before you visit!), to unexpected sounds and music around every corner (listen for the suite legendary John Williams composed just for Batuu, this land is so richly layered with details that you’ll never stop exploring and discovering.