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8 things you need to know about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens today at Disneyland Resort in California.

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Picture: Richard Harbaugh/Disney Parks

To help guests plan ahead for their visit to a Galaxy Far Far Away, Disney has released 8 tips to “know before you go”.

You need a reservation until June 23

Disney is expecting huge crowds for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. To limit the numbers, they have put in place a reservation system. Anyone visiting between May 31 and June 23 will need valid theme park admission and a reservation to enter the new land at Disneyland.

At this time, reservations are no longer available.

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Picture: Richard Harbaugh/Disney Parks

Unless you are staying at Disneyland Resort

If you are staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels between May 31 and June 23 you will receive a designated reservation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during your stay. Note this is only one reservation per registered guest and you will need to show a valid theme park admission ticket.

Hotel guests will be notified of their reservation date and time with their registration confirmation.

Guests may book a stay at or call (714) 520-5060. If you cancel your hotel reservation it will cancel your Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation.

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Disney will not have a stand-by line

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will not have a standby line between May 31 and June 23.  Only guests with reservations will be able to access the land during this time.

Join the virtal queue

After June 23, you will no longer need a reservation to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

To manage demand, Disneyland Resort will implement a virtual queuing system to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so so guests can enjoy the rest of the Disneyland while waiting to visit Batuu.

The Disneyland app will have a dedicated module, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Status and Access, available from the main page, on which guests 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 their turn to enter the land and they can monitor the status of boarding groups from the app.

If you’re not using the app – you can join the boarding groups from select locations inside Disneyland Park.

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.

Blue and Green milk at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland. Picture: Disney

You can not dress up

Leave your Storm Trooper costume at home. The current Disneyland Resort costume policy will apply to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Costumes may not be worn by guests 14 years of age or older.

Download the Disneyland app

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 guests to check the attraction wait time, locate character encounters and even utilize the mobile ordering feature at select dining locations when you are in the new land.

Star Wars characters at Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World.
Star Wars characters at Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World. Picture: Alison Godfrey

Download the Play Disney Parks app

Prepare for your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by downloading the Play Disney Parks mobile app in advance of your arrival. 

The Play Disney Parks app allows guests to deepen their engagement with the land and interact with the world around them on the planet Batuu.

Guests who choose to engage through the app will be able to interact with droids, translate Aurebesh, scan cargo crates and other containers to collect virtual items, and more.

Have fun

Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s goal is to provide a great immersive guest experience.

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The famous main hold lounge inside Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Picture: Richard Harbaugh/Disney Parks

If you are in the queue at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run you can purchase snacks, use a continued process to visit the toilets and keep your spot and enjoy cast interactions. You will also be able to play an in-queue game while using the Play Disney Parks mobile app to make wait times fun, interactive and enjoyable.

Family Travel will have a review of Disney Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as soon as it opens – check back to find out what we think of the new land.

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