Of all the changes/additions to Walt Disney World over the past decade, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is by far the most anticipated for our family. I still have very vivid memories from that summer back in 1977. The shopping for movie snacks, and choosing circus peanuts, remember those?? Heading to the drive-in, yes – the drive-in, with our neighbors. The feeling of watching Star Wars for the first time. Falling in love with the characters, the story, and wondering what would happen next.
Then, in 1999, the revival of the Star Wars saga began. This time, we’ve been able to share with our own girls. Again, we were drawn back into the lives of our favorite characters. Over the past 20 years, the stories evolved, gaps have been filled, and new galaxies have been explored. With the explosion of interest in Star Wars, comes traveling to Galaxy’s Edge!
What’s To Love About Galaxy’s Edge
Aside from all the small things, there only needs to be ONE BIG reason to LOVE Galaxy’s Edge……
The immersion into a whole new galaxy!!!
Let no detail go unnoticed!! From the moment you step through the tunnel, you are walking amongst the stars.
There’s no talk of the “real world” as you interact with cast members. In fact, they may not know what Star Wars even is.
Our #1 TIP
Allow yourself to become part of the experience.
The more you talk with the locals, the better your experience on Batuu, and beyond, will be. Galaxy’s Edge is unlike any other land, in every other park. It’s meant to be an overall, interactive event. For example, ask to learn about the language. Here’s what we learned:
Bright Suns = Hello
’Til the Spires = Goodbye
Rising Moon = Hello (in the evening)
Some Things You May Notice While Visiting
You may not find photographers, but there are plenty of Hydroscanners to help document your journey.
Dollars are conveniently, and equally, exchanged for credits to make your necessary purchases.
Milk is blue and green. Very popular among the locals, courtesy of The Bubo Wumba Family Farms. We decided to try both choices.
Blue milk is fruity sweet along the lines of blue raspberry. This was a thumbs up for all 4 of us.
Green milk has citrus and floral tones, kinda like mango. I really liked it. Jo was the only one who didn’t really care for it.
Popcorn is red and purple. Tastes a little fruity, with a hint of spicy. Drinks may come in bottles that look like hand grenades.
Locals may be curious about you, and even question who you are, and where your loyalty lies.
Even though you can purchase local attire, you won’t be allowed to wear it while visiting. No one wants to get you mixed up with the locals.
If you decide to take a Smuggler’s Run, be careful with Chewy’s ship. He has lots of eyes watching what happens. Or you could even run into him yourself.
Be on your best behavior, and keep watch for Storm Troopers. They are on constant patrol.
Your experience will be what you make it. Let go, and allow yourself to take it all in. Knowing Disney, I was not at all shocked at how authentic it felt.
There are many more features, such as the Play Disney Parks app, that weren’t part of our preview day. Adding this into the mix for things like interacting with door panels and droids, scanning contents of crates to collect virtual souvenirs, translating Aurebesh, tapping into satellite dishes to listen in on locals’ conversations, playing Outpost Control, having added options while in the rider cue, and effects may be triggered within the land. How fun will that be??
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