Disney just announced the opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and we couldn’t be more excited! My husband and I grew up on the Star Wars movies and we’ve passed that love onto our children. So to say we’re excited would probably be an understatement. We are ecstatic!
We’ve been wanting to plan another Disney World vacation and the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the Star Wars activities it will offer are just more motivation to get planning. Starting August 29, 2019, guests will be able to travel to A Galaxy Far, Far Away when they visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. Whether you’re a legendary Jedi or a young Padawan, this land is truly going to be extraordinary for everyone. Luckily, I’ve teamed up with my friends at Get Away Today to detail 10 things to do at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
10 Things to Do at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
At Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, guests will get the opportunity to board the fastest ship in the galaxy! You and five others will be able to choose between roles like pilot, gunner and engineer as you team up with Chewbacca and Hando Onaka to complete your mission. Depending on how well (or poorly) you do, there will either be congratulations in order or a bounty on your head. This high-speed adventure is sure to be enjoyable for the entire family.
Watch the Millennium Falcon in action!
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
While we know that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance won’t be open for the initial debut (opening later in 2019), we can’t wait to see what Disney has come up with for this attraction. Here, you’ll be able to team up with the Resistance on a secret mission to infiltrate the First Order. Disney has been mostly quiet about the story for this attraction, however, we do know that guests will have run-ins with stormtroopers, Kylo Ren and more. With never before seen technology and advanced animatronics, this attraction is truly going to be out of this world.
Oga’s Cantina is known to be a safe haven for intergalactic bandits, so you’ll naturally be able to chat and meet some of the galaxy’s most wanted smugglers. In addition to the lively atmosphere, guests will also have the opportunity to choose from a variety of unique concoctions that both adults and kids will enjoy. These drinks will feature exotic ingredients, served in quirky vessels. Plus, you’ll also be able to run into RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot from Star Tours as he serves as the Cantina DJ.
Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers
If you’ve ever wanted a legendary lightsaber of your own, now is your chance to get one! At Savi’s Workshop, guests will be able to customize their own one-of-a-kind lightsaber. Under the guidance of a rebel group called the “Gatherers,” you’ll be able to use the power of a kyber crystal and create your lightsaber from themes like Peace and Justice, Power and Control, Elemental Nature and Protection and Defense. Because Disney has revealed that Savi’s Workshop is going to blur the lines between what is an attraction and a merchandise experience, we expect Savi’s Workshop to be more expensive than most shops in Black Spire Outpost. So, now is the time to start saving up your Imperial credits!
Much like Savi’s Workshop, you’ll be able to create your own customized droid at the Droid Depot. Here, Mubo (the shop’s proprietor) will help you create your own intergalactic sidekick using scraps of metal and various materials from all around the galaxy. Once you’ve completed your droid, it can actually interact with items throughout your stay in Battu.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
Of course, all of that galactic travel is sure to make you hungry, which is why you should stop at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo. Here, you’ll be able to grab delicious dishes made famous by Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs while eating in an actual hangar bay. All of the cuisine served here will have familiar, but surprising colors and textures. Plus, there will be a variety of plant-based, vegan and vegetarian options for guests to enjoy as well. Try the Ithorian Garden Loaf, Smoked Kaadu Ribs, Fried Endorian Tip-Yip and more.
At last, longtime fans of the Star Wars franchise will finally be able to taste the galaxy’s most infamous drink – blue milk! At the Milk Stand, guests will be able to choose between blue and green milk, a local favorite for residents of Battu. While the drink has the title of milk, this beverage will actually serve as a frozen treat that has fruity flavors.
Ronto Roasters will be another quick-service restaurant for visitors of Battu to enjoy. At Ronto Roasters, guests will be able to enjoy the best sandwiches in the galaxy. Powered by a recycled pod racer, you’ll be able to enjoy mouth-watering meats and barbeque options like Turkey Jerkey, a Ronto Wrap and more.
At this humble toy shop, you’ll be able to meet Zabaka the Toydarian and even purchase some of her unique items as a souvenir. From what Disney has released, it looks like you’ll be able to purchase a variety of plushes, collectables and musical instruments like an Ewok Drum and Kloo Horn.
Play Disney Parks App
Last, but certainly not least, the Play Disney Parks app is going to enhance your experience at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to another level. With the Play Disney Parks app, you’ll be able to create a galactic profile where you can translate galactic languages, complete tasks and even decipher messages from the first order. With each mission or task that you complete, you’ll be able to earn intergalactic credits. While we’re not sure what you can do with intergalactic credits or what your profile can do, we can’t wait to use the Play Disney Parks app when visiting Battu.
As you can see, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is going to unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Luckily, you can experience all of the galactic fun when you book a vacation with Get Away Today. Not only will they guarantee the best deal, but they’ll also have a specialized Walt Disney World expert to help guide and plan every detail of your vacation. The best part? It’s completely free to use their services!
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