Galaxy’s Edge: Disneyland’s newest land – What you need to know for your first time!

Disneyland opened a new land in May 2019. We went with low expectations, and WOW, this place blew us away! You really do feel like you are in Batuu (the planet located on Galaxy’s Edge). The cast members look and act the part with sayings like “Bright Suns”.

First up, get in line to take a photo in front of the Millenium Falcon. Ask the Photopass photographer to take a photo on your phone. They keep this place clear of people, so you can get a really clear shot!

There are SO many photo opportunities. They really outdid themselves with the details. The whole land is 14 acres, and it really does feel large!

The Marketplace is AWESOME! I loved walking through. Felt like I was in Batuu! Lots of shops to get souvenirs. You can make reservations at the Droid Depot (click here). The droid is a $100 souvenir. We haven’t done it yet, but it looks really neat! They also have a a light saber experience where you can build your own! That runs you $200…definitely a splurge. Click here for reservations.

They have a few food options in Galaxy’s Edge. I opted to try the Blue Milk from the milk stand. It is $7.99 and the cup is not very big. It was pretty good however! My 1.5 year old loved it. Next time I would love to try Oga’s Cantina. You can make reservations 60 days out. Click here for info.

There is currently one ride in the new Star Wars Land. It is the Millenium Falcon. It is awesome! There is currently no FastPass option for this. You must be 35 inches to ride. If you have little ones, be sure and get a rider switch so the party that is waiting, can wait in a much shorter line!

My husband took the 6 and 5 year old and my 5 year old loved it! My 6 year old didn’t want to ride it again right away. Since I had a rider switch, I am able to ride and wait in a very short line and take two people with me. He could have ridden it again with us, but he didn’t want to. The two of them were pilots, so I think that made him nervous. If you have a child that might get nervous, ask to be a gunner or engineer. When I rode my first time I was a pilot and it was tricky! The second time I was a gunner. Any position is a lot of fun! He rode it again the next day with me as an engineer and loved it! He wanted to go again.

There will be a second ride opening in January 2020. Can’t wait!

If it is your first time visiting Galaxy’s edge (and you’re going there on a budget) here are my suggestions!

  1. Ride the Millenium Falcon! And maybe go for a second time too.
  2. Try the blue milk or green milk. One of the cheapest menu items and fun to try!
  3. Walk through the marketplace and take it all in!
  4. Take lots of pictures! So many cool backdrops.
  5. Bring your own lunch and eat inside Ronto Roasters. Fun atmosphere and lots of tables.

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