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I had a bit of Disney Magic today. I was able to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during the media preview. Now, if you follow me on social, you know this wasn’t the plan. I have an opening day reservation (which I will still be going to), but some Disney Magic made its way to me, and I was able to get in the land today and experience it with minimal crowds.
Note: I am not writing a tips post right now because it is important to me that I give you tips that I have tried out in the same circumstances you will experience. As this was a media preview, the amount of people in the land was extremely limited. Instead, I strategized a bit and will try out those strategies for you tomorrow and then post about them.
10 Really Cool Things To Do In Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
There are a ton of really cool things to do in Galaxy’s Edge that it can be overwhelming. In fact, I think we spent a good 45 minutes in the land in awe and a bit overwhelmed. Because it can be overwhelming, I thought I would give you 10 really cool things to do in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Hopefully this will get you ready to go for your visit, and give you an idea of what experiences are at the top of your list.
1. You must take a picture with the Millennium Falcon
I don’t care if you are not a huge Star Wars fan, the sheer size and detail of the Millennium Falcon is awesome. You have to take a picture with it. And Disney knows this. They had multiple Photopass Photographers ready to do a “Facial Scan.” I have a Samsung Galaxy s10 Plus (perfect phone for this right?) with an ultra wide camera lens. Even with that lens it was hard to get the entirety of the Millennium Falcon in one photo.
2. Drink the Blue and Green Milk – With Friends
Who wouldn’t want to drink blue milk like Luke Skywalker right? We tasted the Blue and Green milk and I definitely think it is worth splurging on these plant-based drinks. BUT- I think you should do it with friends. Even with 4 of us, we couldn’t drink one of them, let alone two. Spoiler: They are more like a slushy in texture and the blue is very sweet, the green is very tart.
3. Use your data pad in the land
Phones are called “data pads” on Batuu. You will want to you have your phone in the land (fully charged) and you will want to have downloaded the Play Disney Parks app (as well as having signed in and watched the preview of Galaxy’s Edge on it). This is the key to unlocking secrets in the land, translating signs, and more. If you really want to get into the theming of the land with your data pad, be sure to check out how to kitbash your phone for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
4. Build a custom droid
We stopped into the Droid Depot, and it was amazing. I will be doing this tomorrow (and will update this part of the post after) but the experience looked like a ton of fun and totally a great deal for the 99 credits (that is how they talk money on Batuu). Be on the lookout for all the info on this soon.
5. Eat all the food!
Okay, confession: I did not eat food in Galaxy’s Edge because my stomach was upset, but my fellow Disneyland with Kids admins ate up all this food and said it was delicious. Warning: Adults will probably like this food more than kids, but they at least have a staple Mac and Cheese option for little ones.
6. Interact with the citizens of Batuu
One thing that was incredibly cool about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was how the Cast Members got into the roles of the citizens of Batuu. I accidentally said the word “light saber” to a citizen, and they immediately told me they don’t sell/have those there but I could go to Savi’s Workshop and check out the scrap metal there.
When we were at Savi’s and wanted to see samples, they told us not to mention it to the First Order. I also noticed the workers there not speaking to curious guests when Storm Troopers were around.
7. Get a drink at Oga’s Cantina
So I am putting this one on here, even though I didn’t do it. Why didn’t I do it? Because when we went to get in line, they had closed the line as it was long enough that we wouldn’t make it in by the end of the media reservation period. So note if you are the last reservation of the day and want to get in line, do it early. I also would not wait until the end of your reservation period earlier in the day in case they say “you wouldn’t get in by the time your reservation is over.”
8. Visit the market place
The market place is where you will find shops selling all the fun merchandise you might want to bring home from the Black Spire Outpost merchants. Here you can find Toydarian Toymaker (which I thought was super cute and very affordable), Jewels of Bith, and more. You can also go to the Creature Stall and adopt a Porg or other creature to take home.
9. Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
We didn’t get to spend much time in here, but this shop is so cool. You can find kyber crystals for your light sabers, First Order and Resistance merchandise, and more. As we were leaving Galaxy’s Edge, a Cast Member working the entry point said if you look on the second floor there is a nod to Indiana Jones. I won’t tell you what, but will leave you to find it.
10. Fly the Millenium Falcon!!!
How could I finish this list without telling you to go and fly the Millenium Falcon? If you are a big Star Wars Fan, this will most likely be a very cool and emotional experience for you. It really was cool, but I want to make sure guests realize, this is more like a simulator then a “ride.” I will have a lot more info coming once I get to ride as a pilot (I have done gunner and engineer) but it was an amazing experience.
WAIT….What About The Storm Troopers?
If you read the article about “Storm Troopers escorting you out of the land” it didn’t happen for us. We were technically in the land 10 minutes after our reservation ended, so probably not long enough to trigger this. But, I will be testing this out later, and if they do it, it may replace another one or simply become number 11 on the list. Trust me, I asked about it. It just didn’t happen.
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