The force is strong with this one.
A long, long time ago – May 31, to be exact – in a galaxy far, far away – otherwise known as Anaheim – Galaxy’s Edge opened in Disneyland, transporting park goers through lightspeed into the Star Wars universe. Galaxy’s Edge is situated quite literally on the edge of the galaxy, within the village of Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu. Beyond experiencing the main attractions, there are various shops and themed restaurants for you to fully immerse into the world of x-wing starfighters and droids.
Disney’s all-new land exists in two parts: The village outpost of the First Order and a forest base secretly occupied by the Resistance. Explore these attractions a little deeper, we should.
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Although the park developments are still ongoing, there is one main attraction that you can enjoy right now.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Smugglers Run places you in Chewy's chair and behind the controls of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millenium Falcon. You’ll be randomly selected to jump into hyperspace for an interactive smuggling mission as either a pilot, engineer or gunner.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
On January 17, 2020 you can join a battle between the First Order and the Resistance when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance officially opens. Although specifics for this ride have been kept under wraps, it promises to be one of the most advanced attractions ever experienced at a Disney park. That, combined with the AT-AT walkers in the teaser image are giving us a bad good feeling about this, R2.
The force is great for getting yourself out of trouble, but when “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for” fails, it’s helpful to have a lightsaber on hand. At Savi’s Workshop you can build your own custom lightsaber, choosing between four different kyber crystals: peace and justice, power and control, elemental nature, and protection and defense. Due to popularity, reservations are highly recommended.
Though collectors and younglings have been able to buy R2-D2s and BB-8s at Disney shops for years, now they’ll be able to fully customize their own interactive droids. You can design, assemble and activate a customized droid, leaving us with just one question: Can we program ours to meal prep and drive us through LA traffic?
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiques
You’ll find the galaxy’s rarest treasures hidden inside this den of antiques. From jewelry and ancient tools to statues and a collection of famous lightsaber, you’re sure to discover a rare and special trinket to remember your galactic adventures by.
Black Spire Outfitters
From Jedi robes and Storm Trooper uniforms to your casual “walking through the Tatooine Farmer’s Market on a Sunday” apparel, stop by Black Spire Outfitters.
As one of the coolest hot spots in the galaxy, you’ll want to make reservations for Oga’s Cantina, which is frequented by bounty hunters, smugglers, rogue traders and the like. Listen to some music, strategize your plans for taking down the Empire and enjoy unique concoctions like the Jedi Mind Trick Cocktail – it’s made with Rose Vodka and Bols Blue Caraçao so our minds are already feeling a little tricked and foggy.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
Grub on galactic favorites inside this working hangar bay. With plenty of vegetarian options, the unusual flavors and exotic offerings will make you return (of the Jedi) time and time again.
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Luke drinking the sea sows’ milk in episode VII may have been the most uncalled for WTF moment in the recent trilogy, but if you’re feeling up for it, you too can try the infamous blue and green milks.
Ronto Roasters and Kat Saka’s Kettle
Grab a roasted pork wrap at Ronto Roasters or snack on some sweet and savory popcorn from Kat Saka’s Kettle.
Fun fact: To help guests feel fully immersed in the Star Wars universe, Disney is attempting to disguise most brands and recognizable symbols in Galaxy’s Edge. For instance, special Coca-Cola bottles are being distributed in what look like thermal detonators with labels printed in Aurebesh – the language of Star Wars.
That’s all for now, may the force be with you!