Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Family Walking Storm Troopers
  • On Sep 9, 2019
    Jaime from MI Asked

    Hi. I am going H. S. at DW next month. I am concern were not going to see any of the star wars stuff. There no fast passes and we keep hearing people are waiting hours to see it. Is this correct? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you

    Hi Jaime!  Or as they say on the planet Batuu, "Bright suns!"

    I am so excited to hear that you are planning to have your very own Star Wars adventure at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge this fall!  Although guests have been very excited about exploring Black Spire Outpost, I'm happy to report that crowds have been quite manageable.  

    When you arrive at Disney's Hollywood Studios, be sure to check your My Disney Experience mobile app.  When you open the app, you will see a section labeled "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Status and Access."  In this section, click on "Find Out More."  This will show you the land's status.  If the current land status is "Open," you are free to travel to Batuu.  If the land would happen to be at capacity, you can use your My Disney Experience mobile app to join a Boarding Group.  You would not have to wait in line for hours to enter Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.  You would be free to enjoy the rest of Disney's Hollywood Studios while you wait for notification of your Boarding Group's time to enter the land.

    Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is quite large and able to accommodate many galactic travelers.  Other than on opening day, I have not seen the Boarding Group system need to be utilized.  I just visited Batuu last week, and I am happy to report that crowd levels were very comfortable.  Since FastPass+ is not being offered for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, this really keeps the standby line moving.  So far, wait times for this attraction have not been excessive.  In fact, last week, I only had to wait 30 minutes to fly the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.  Before you arrive on Batuu, be sure to download Star Wars: Datapad on the Play Disney Parks mobile app.  There are lots of interactive features to use with the app in the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run queue to help you pass the time.

    If you wish to visit Oga's Cantina, Droid Depot, or Savi's Workshop - Handbuilt Lightsabers during your trip to Batuu, these experiences are currently accepting reservations.  A reservation for one of these experiences will permit you to enter Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge one hour before your reservation time, even if the Boarding Group system is being used.  

    I hope you enjoy all there is to see and do in Black Spire Outpost.  'Til the Spire!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a Disney Parks Moms Panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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