Itinerary for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort
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June 2, 2019 will (and I’m not exaggerating) now be one of the best days of my life. I thought from going on social media and seeing photos of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge beforeit opened, would prepare me for what to expect and I wouldn’t be surprised. Well, even if you watch hundreds of stories and see hundreds of photos, nothing really compares to being fully immersed in the land yourself, and seeing everything in its scale, and how massive the area of the park is. Probably four times the size of Pandora at Walt Disney World, Galaxy’s Edge takes immersion to another level.
After going, I was receiving lots of questions as to how much I was able to do because of crowds, what order I recommend people do things, etc. I decided to write this post that outlined my itinerary. The order we did things worked really well for us, and we got everything done we wanted to. Of course, this might differ slightly depending on what you want to go do but I hope you find this a helpful guide in planning your own trip to Batuu while still getting to do other things at Disneyland:
- Get a boarding group for Rise of the Resistance
- Make Reservations for Oga’s Cantina
- Smuggler’s Run
- Try Blue milk
- Went shopping and bought souvenirs
- Went to two Photopass spots
- Ate at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
- Got one of the thermal detonator Diet Cokes
- Played within Galaxy’s Edge on the Disney Parks Play app
Here is the order we did things, and I highly recommend!
Itinerary for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – What Order to Do Things
Step 1. Make Reservations for Oga’s Cantina. Visiting Oga’s Cantina requires reservations, there is no standby line. Reservations can now be made 60 days in advance. You can do it from their website here or in the Disneyland App, you do not need to be in the park. When in the app, go to the search bar and type in Oga’s Cantina, then click “Oga’s Cantina at the Disneyland Resort” (NOT Oga’s Cantina Reservations). From there, scroll down until you see the hyperlink that says “Same Day Oga’s Cantina Reservations,” log-in to the Disneyland app, and search available times. You will definitely want to do this well before your trip as reservations go fast.
Step 2. Try to get a Rise of the Resistance Boarding Group. You will have to be at Disneyland at park opening to potentially get a boarding group. Park opening is when boarding group requests begin, and normally are full within a minute. You can see my post with complete details on how to get a boarding group here. Once you get a boarding group, you can enjoy the rest of the land while you’re waiting to be called!
Step 3. Head to Smuggler’s Run first. The lines for Smuggler’s Run fluctuates throughout the day, but if you head there first thing it shouldn’t be too bad. They also have a single rider line to help cut down on time, which my husband and I use since my daughter doesn’t want to go on it.
Step 4. Place Mobile Orders. While in line for Smuggler’s Run, take advantage of the down time by placing mobile orders for the Milk Stand if you want to try blue or green milk, and place a mobile order for Docking Bay 7. Keep in mind, there is a separate menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lunch begins at 11am, and dinner menu begins at 4pm.
Step 5. Try blue milk! At the Milk Stand, they have blue and green milks. They are both gluten-free and vegan!
Step 6. Browse! While you wait for your Oga’s reservation or Docking Bay 7 mobile order pick-up time, visit the Photopass photographer locations (near Droid Depot, and one by the Millennium Falcon). The waits were short! You can also shop the stores, or grab the iconic Coca Cola drinks specially designed for the land.
Step 7. After you browse and take photos, it should be about time to go into Oga’s Cantina. You’re not guaranteed a seat. We were taken to stand at the bar. It was still a cool experience, but I will say my toddler was upset about not being able to sit or tall enough to stand at the bar so it was frustrating at times. She loved DJ Rex though! (Strollers aren’t allowed inside FYI).
Step 8. It was time to pick up our food at Docking Bay 7! We had 45 minutes to enjoy and eat our food by the time we did this.
Throughout the time: Using the datapad function in the Disney Parks Play app, we hacked into control panels and nearby droids throughout the reservation period when we saw them around the land! My daughter LOVED this!
Notes About the Experience
So we got a LOT done! I will say, it wasn’t a leisurely stroll, we went about it with a plan, and we were going from each activity pretty fast. But, it didn’t bother me. While we were rushing each thing, it didn’t take away from how amazing it all was to experience. I do look forward to the second time around, where we can soak in the surrounding a bit easier since we crossed a lot off our list! And the only thing we didn’t get to do that we wanted was meet Chewbacca and Rey. I actually never saw them around! But hopefully next time! I am already confident enough to say Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the best part of Disneyland Resort. To start planning your trip to Disneyland and get the best ticket deals, visit Get Away Today (who I use as my Disney travel agent) here.
Till the spire my readers! (That’s till we meet again on Batuu!)