Walt Disney World announced they would be holding Passholder Previews for Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios and basically, the internet broke. While we obsessively checked our email, hoping to get a Passholder Preview email, so did everyone else. Luckily, as fate would have it, the stars aligned and somehow we scored a coveted spot to see Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge before the official opening.
When Galaxy’s Edge opened up in Disneyland, we stalked all the Instagram stories, all the blog posts and watched every You Tube video we could find to learn more about being transported to this amazing new land, Batuu. We knew it was going to be almost exactly the same in both parks with the exception of slightly lighter building colors to combat Florida sun and optional alcohol at Walt Disney World, with Rum in the blue milk and Tequila in the green milk. We even wrote a guide to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge to help get ourselves ready!
So now that it’s finally Walt Disney World’s turn to experience this new planet, there are a few things we are particularly excited about! We’ve now been lucky enough to not only experience Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World but also at Disneyland, and we have come up with a list of must do’s for you trip to Batuu!
Try the Blue and Green Milk in Galaxy’s Edge
While the blue and green milk may have gotten wildly mixed reviews, and likely won’t become a staple in your Disney snack routine, we highly recommend tasting one(or both!) of these just to get a taste of what the rage is all about. We prefer the blue milk, however found that mixing them made them both more tolerable.
Try different roles on Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
The newest ride at Galaxy’s Edge is a ride designed for 6, with 2 assigned to each role. This fully interactive ride includes 2 pilots, 2 gunners and 2 engineers. We were lucky enough to try this ride in all three roles and can confidently say that not only does your role make a difference in your experience, but so does your team. We recommend trying at least 2 different roles if you’re able so you can really enjoy what the Imagineers created for you in this ride.
Visit Oga’s Cantina
Oga’s Cantina is an experience that you’ll either love or hate. It’s loud, it’s crowded and it looks like a scene right out of a Star Wars movie. While it’s really mostly a bar, Oga’s does also offer non-alcoholic drinks and concoctions as well as a couple snacks and breakfast items. It feels like a huge party, with it’s very own robotic DJ and bartenders and waitstaff that occasionally break out into song. Although we do list Oga’s as a must do, it’s also important to know that you’ll likely need reservations to get in, that most of the cantina is standing room only, that you will be seated with strangers and it can be a bit pricey. This is one place that you are paying a bit more for the experience than the actual drinks, but it’s a fun experience nonetheless.
Visit the Droid Depot
Even if you can’t stomach the cost of building your very own droid, you are allowed to go watch the process, which is fun in itself! The droid parts come down on a conveyor belt where you are able to select which pieces you want for your droid. Once you have selected the parts you want, you can then assemble your droid and watch him come to life!
Pay attention to the Immersion Theming inside Galaxy’s Edge
Everything in Galaxy’s Edge is immersive. From the character interactions to the cast member costumes to the signage and even the restrooms, every little detail has been though of in Galaxy’s Edge. Although it might be tempting to continuously post your experience to Instagram or be glued to your phone the whole time, this is one instance we recommend putting down your phone and taking it all in. There’s so much to see and do and we’d hate for you to miss something because you are looking down at your phone!
If you follow us on Instagram, then you’ll know we were overwhelmed by all Batuu has to offer. We highly recommend taking your time when visiting Galaxy’s Edge and give it to the full attention it deserves!