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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland – What You Need to Know

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland - What You Need to Know

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the highly-anticipated new land coming to Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, will invite you to step into the Star Wars universe for the very first time and live your own Star Wars adventure. The new land opens at Disneyland first on May 31 – just one week from today! There are some things you need to know before visiting Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. Continue reading for some tips to this epic, new land!


Reservation system for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

If you are planning to visit during between May 31 – June 23, 2019, you will need valid theme park admission and a reservation to enter the new land at Disneyland. When you stay at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels between May 31 – June 23, 2019, you will receive a designated reservation to visit Galaxy’s Edge during your stay (one reservation per registered guest; valid theme park admission required). You will be notified of your reservation date and time with your registration confirmation. If you cancel your hotel reservation, your reservation to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will also be cancelled. No standby line will be available to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge until after June 23, 2019. Only guests with reservations will be able to access the land during this time.

Reservations will not be required after June 23, 2019. As needed, to manage demand, Disneyland Resort will implement a virtual queueing system to visit the new land so guests can enjoy the rest of the resort while waiting to visit Batuu. The Disneyland app will have a dedicated module called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Status and Access available from the main page, on which you can request to join a boarding group to visit the land, once they have entered the park. Boarding groups will be sent a push notification when it is your turn to enter the land and you can monitor status of boarding groups from the app. There will also be the ability to join a boarding group from select locations inside Disneyland Park, if you’re not using the app. The boarding group is tied to admission media that will be scanned upon entry into the land. Signage throughout the park will also display boarding group status. Admission into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be subject to capacity and having an assigned boarding group will not guarantee entrance to the land.


Costume Policy for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The current Disneyland Resort costume policy will be in effect in Galaxy’s Edge. Costumes may not be worn by people 14 years of age or older. Appropriate Disney bounding (dressing in outfits inspired by favorite characters) is permitted.


Use the Disneyland App for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Download the official Disneyland mobile app to plan ahead and make the most of your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The Disneyland app allows you to check the attraction wait time, locate character encounters and even utilize the mobile ordering feature at select dining locations when in the new land.

You can prepare for your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by downloading the Play Disney Parks mobile app. The Play Disney Parks app allows you to deepen your engagement with the land and interact with the world around you on the planet Batuu. If you choose to engage through the app, you will be able to interact with droids, translate Aurebesh, scan cargo crates and other containers to collect virtual items, and more.


Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney’s goal is to provide a great guest experience. For example, guests who are in the queue at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will have the ability to purchase snacks, utilize a continued process to visit the restroom, enjoy cast interactions, and also engage with an in-queue game while using the Play Disney Parks mobile app to make wait times fun, interactive and enjoyable.

For more information about this new land at Disneyland or Walt Disney World, just contact your Starts With A Wish Travel Advisor.


* Access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge experiences is subject to capacity. After June 23, 2019, when reservations will no longer be required, access to Disneyland Park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experiences is subject to capacity.

** Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations, and features may vary by handset, service provider or otherwise. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.


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