It’s a wonderful time to be a Disney fan. The parks bring new things every year but this year it’s big. Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is finally open at Disneyland and will also open at Disney World. It’s a whole new land to be able to explore. Especially for Disneyland since this is the first land added to the park in years. Here’s why you need to visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. I admit that I was worried about it getting added to Disneyland but it changed my mind. Let’s get into it.
You Don’t Have to Be a Star Wars Fan
This is so important to note. I know a lot of people brush it off since they don’t think of themselves as Star Wars fans. However, being immersed in the land is an experience. At Disneyland, it is designed to where you hardly see any of the outside lands. Plus, cast members are immersive and live out the story. So even if you don’t consider yourself a fan, it’s fun to see how immersive the land is. I took my parents and they know nothing about the land yet they loved every second.
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
Hop into the Millennium Falcon and do your own mission. This is a simulator ride. Think Star Tours but in an actual ship so it feels more than just sitting in a room. This is more interactive. Before boarding, you’re given a role such as pilot, gunners, and engineers. Throughout the ride, you will be prompted to do things according to your role to help put during the mission. If you’re not interested in doing it, you can sit and let it go into auto at the start of the ride. It’s a lot of fun because everyone works together and what you do makes a difference. You’re in a smuggling mission and will feel like you’re in the Millennium Falcon.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Opening later this year at Disneyland, this ride has you fighting the First Order. It’s a trackless dark ride which will take you on a rescue mission. It’s rumored to be over 20 minutes long. As it will take you to the Resistance and through the rescue mission, ultimately fighting the First Order. It’s going to be really interesting to see the ride come to life when it opens.
The cantina is one of the iconic thing people remember from Star Wars. It has alcoholic drinks and other fun creations like boba ones. When I went, it had the longest line out of any other place including Smuggler’s Run. It’s definitely a place to visit just for the experience.
Build your own lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop. This is not just a place to put it together but it creates a show out of it. It creates a moment to make you feel that your lightsaber is truly yours. Similarly, there is a Droid Depot where you can create your own droid.
Another iconic Star Wars item. Blue milk and green milk are available to buy at the Milk Stand. They are rice and coconut based so do not contain dairy and are more of a frozen drink consistency. Blue milk contains dragon fruit, pineapple, lime, and watermelon. Green milk is citrus with flavors of mandarin orange, passion fruit, grapefruit, and orange blossom. They are a bit on the pricier side for drinks so it’s definitely something to get just if you want to experience it.
My Thoughts on the Land
Like I briefly mentioned, at first I was skeptical about this land getting added into Disneyland. Then I started warming up to the idea once I saw what they were building. I knew it was going to be an amazing land but I did not expect it to be so breathtaking! When I walked in I was genuinely in awe about everything. From the cast members to the smallest details, it’s so immersive. Even the Coke and water bottles are in theme with the land. It’s a big land so there’s so much to see. Seeing the Millenium Falcon was such an experience. Overall, I actually liked it and will go back to the land often.
Do you want to check out Galaxy’s Edge?
Check out my vlog of Galaxy’s Edge below!