We are doing our best to keep this up-to-date, but the information here is subject to change if Disney decides to change their policies. Always double-check the official Disneyland or Walt Disney World Galaxy’s Edge FAQs for the latest information before your visit, or ask a Disney Cast Member or Guest Services to verify.
- When does Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge open?
- Will the versions of Galaxy’s Edge be the same in Disneyland and Walt Disney World?
- Will both of the major attractions be available when the land opens?
- How do I get into the high-demand Oga’s Cantina and Savi’s Workshop lightsaber building experiences?
- Can I dress up in a costume or change into one I buy at a shop in the land? Will I be able to wear the items featured on your site into Galaxy’s Edge?
- What is Disney Bounding? Can I do it in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?
- I’m not sure if a certain item or my planned outfit meets the costume policy, what do I do?
- Now that reservations to get into Galaxy’s Edge are no longer needed at Disneyland, what time should I get to the park for my visit?
- Will I need to wait in a line to get into Galaxy’s Edge starting June 24th when the reservations are no longer needed? I’ve heard they are doing a virtual queue?
- Will there be Extra Magic Hours in Galaxy’s Edge for Disneyland Resort Hotel guests? What about Walt Disney World and Extra Morning Magic or After Hours events?
- Will FastPass/MaxPass/FastPass Plus be available for Galaxy’s Edge attractions?
- I have an issue with my lightsaber, droid, or other merchandise bought in Galaxy’s Edge, what do I do?
When does Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge open?
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland opened May 31st, 2019, but for the first few weeks you needed reservations to get into the land, the land opened to all guests with no reservations on June 24th, 2019.
In Florida, they will be doing some Annual Pass previews, but no reservation-only period, the land will open directly to the public at 6 AM on August 29th, 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It will also be open at 6 AM for all guests on August 30th and 31st and then after that will be included in Extra, Extra Magic Hours for eligible Disney Resort guests from September 1 to November 2nd, 2019.
Most of the information below is for Disneyland, as not much specific information has been released yet about the Florida opening. We don’t expect to see many details about the Hollywood Studios opening until about late August as park operations watch how things work for the previews there.
Will the versions of Galaxy’s Edge be the same in Disneyland and Walt Disney World?
Yes, physically the lands on both coasts will be pretty much identical in size, layout, walking path width, dining options, attractions, etc. There may be minor differences like shade structures, paint colors, etc. The only major difference is that the Disneyland version has one extra path into the land than the Hollywood Studios version will. In terms of operations and entertainment, it is possible things may be run somewhat differently in Florida once Imagineering hands the land over to park operations there.
Will both of the major attractions be available when the land opens?
Disney is opening the land in two phases at both Disneyland and Hollywood Studios. On the opening days in both parks, the Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run attraction will be open along with the rest of the Black Spire Outpost area including the cantina, all the restaurants, shops, photo opportunities, snack stands, the Resistance Base area, interactive Datapad Disney Play app experience, the paid lightsaber and droid building experiences, etc. Basically everything except…
How do I get into the high-demand Oga’s Cantina and Savi’s Workshop lightsaber building experiences?
These two are some of the best experiences in Galaxy’s Edge but were also two of the biggest pain points when the land was first open at Disneyland because of high-demand and rush of people to try to get into them, but thankfully that’s been remedied.
Oga’s Cantina and the Savi’s Workshop lightsaber building experiences now REQUIRE advance reservations, the official Disney pages for them all say “highly suggested” or “highly recommended”, but they are completely booked everyday and walk-ins are not being allowed.
At Disneyland, reservations for Oga’s Cantina and Savi’s Workshop can be made through those respective links or in the Disneyland app. Reservations do tend to book up quickly, check out our article on them for more details. As of July 24th, Disneyland reservations for these can be made starting 14-days out, with Disneyland planning to move to 60-days out in the near future. Pending availability some additional same-day reservations will be released at 7 AM. No reservations are needed for the Droid Depot at Disneyland.
At Walt Disney World, because guests typically plan their visits further in advance, reservations for Oga’s Cantina, Savi’s Workshop, and the Droid Depot are currently available to book out into February 2020 with additional dates rolling out in the future. These experiences can be booked by clicking through the respective links above for each location or in the My Disney Experience app. The Droid Depot may also accommodate walk-ins each day, subject to availability, just like there is at the Disneyland location.
There are strictly enforced cancellation/no-show policies for all of these reservations which include fees of $10/Person for Oga’s Cantina, $199.99/Builder for Savi’s Lightsabers and $99.99/Builder for Droid Depot. Cancellations must be made by 11:59 PM the day prior to the reservation to avoid these fees.
Can I dress up in a costume or change into one I buy at a shop in the land? Will I be able to wear the items featured on your site into Galaxy’s Edge?
The official Disneyland no-costume policy for guests age 14+ is still in full-effect for Galaxy’s Edge. The policy states:
- Costumes may not be worn by Guests 14 years of age or older
- Masks may not be worn by Guests 14 years of age or older (unless they are for medical purposes)
- Clothing with objectionable material, including obscene language or graphics
- Excessively torn clothing or
loose fittingclothing which may drag on the ground and create a potential trip hazard
- Clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment
- Clothing with multiple layers are subject to search upon entry
Disneyland Vice President Kris Theiler told the OC Register, “We believe that our current costume policy allows a lot of Disney bounding and opportunity to come and live your story.” See below for more info on Disney Bounding.
Permitted attire includes:
- Bounding: piecing together traditional clothing items that when worn together, serve as a recognizable tribute to Star Wars characters
- Batuuan attire: wearing outfits inspired by the villagers of Batuu—muted tones, vests, layers, etc.
Not permitted attire includes:
- All robes or military-style attire
- Masks, face paint, elaborate headwear, blasters or holsters (lightsabers are allowed) or hard items such as body armor, helmets or kneepads
- Full character suits
The costume policy also applies to items and costumes you purchase in the shops in Galaxy’s’ Edge, as Disney also previously told the OC Register. Guests will not be able to buy items in the land and change into them if they are ages 14+. We’ve also confirmed there are signs next to the costumes for sale in the land reminding guests about the costume policy. Disney has long sold adult costume items like Jedi robes and Stormtrooper helmets in the Star Wars Launch Bay and Star Traders stores and guests age 14+ are not allowed to wear those in the parks either.
Especially in these early days, when Disney’s policies seem to be changing frequently and inconsistently enforced by security Cast Members we would not risk wearing something questionable. Disney could not admit you into the parks unless you throw away or return the item to your vehicle/hotel. Or they could ask you to leave if you somehow make it through security but other Cast Members decide it violates the costume policy and you’re unable to take off the offending items or change into something else. If you’re not sure if something meets the guidelines, suggest going the process for getting pre-approval from Guest Services before your visit detailed below.
Important to keep in mind: the main reason behind Disney’s policy is they don’t want guests mistaking another guest in a costume as a Disney character performer or employee and be held liable for any negative interactions between them. Even during special events like the Halloween parties, where certain adults costumes are allowed, guests in costumes cannot take photos with other guests.
We have tried our best to only include items in our curated collections and featured on our site we believe you should be able to wear into the Disney Parks and Galaxy’s Edge, but it’s your responsibility to use your best judgment to make sure all items adhere to Disney’s Costume and Dress Policy and ultimately Disney’s decision on whether your outfit violates their policy, but things like Jedi robes and Stormtrooper armor are definitely NOT allowed for guests age 14+.
What is Disney Bounding? Can I do it in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?
“Bounding” uses the colors, style and design elements of your clothing and accessories to pay homage to a particular character, franchise, movie, property, snack, pin, attraction, etc. The idea is to capture the essence of what you’re referencing with more everyday clothing items, rather than full-on costume pieces.
It’s a way fans have created to have fun with what they wear, while still adhering to the Disney Costume policy in the parks (or just for fun in their day-to-day lives at school, work, etc). Some people for Galaxy’s Edge will want to pay homage to their favorite existing Star Wars characters, while others will want to create a unique persona through their clothing to live out their own Star Wars Story.
Star Wars costumes were influenced by vintage science-fiction like Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers
We’re sharing and featuring some of our favorite looks from Galaxy’s Edge in our Instagram Stories and saving them as Story Highlights. We’re also working on some more in-depth articles about the style influences of Star Wars costuming and how to translate those into more wearable looks for the parks, but also suggest checking out our curated
We’re encouraging people to share their looks specifically for Galaxy’s Edge with the hashtags #BatuuBound or #GalacticOutfitters. We’ve also started a Facebook Group for people to share their ideas or interesting items they find, ask questions and more!
I’m not sure if a certain item or my planned outfit meets the costume policy, what do I do?
We would suggest taking pictures of the outfit and items and send it along with a kindly-worded email to Disneyland Guest Relations email@example.com or Walt Disney World at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining that you are planning a Disney Bound and want to do your best to adhere to the costume policy, but also want to ensure you aren’t going to have to leave items at security or be denied entrance.
It’s possible Guest Relations may come back with things they want you to change (ie: length of an item that makes it too much like an actual Jedi robe, etc). You can then follow up with photos of any requested changes you make and hopefully get approval. We would definitely print a copy of that and bring it with you in case there’s a question or issue at security to prove it was approved by Guest Relations.
It’s obviously always easier to just edit questionable items out of your look and come up with an idea for something similar.
Now that reservations to get into Galaxy’s Edge are no longer needed at Disneyland, what time should I get to the park for my visit?
Because Disneyland is such a locals and Annual Pass heavy park, many guests visit often and don’t show up until after 12 PM, use that to your advantage by showing up early. Rope dropping, where you enter the park before the official opening time and are held at the hub until allowed into the land by Cast Members, is one of the best and only ways to guarantee access into the land on busy days.
Unless you’re in the very front of the rope drop crowd, we absolutely do not suggest heading right into the Falcon queue, that’s when the line has consistently been spiking to its highest length of the entire day. Instead, go check out Dok-Ondar’s shop and the Marketplace which will be much quieter while everyone else stands in line at the Falcon.
Crowds have been shockingly light in June and July, but expect them to grow much larger in Disneyland Park once the unprecedented Annual Pass Blackouts start expiring on August 18th and the already busy Fall and Winter Holiday seasons begin.
Disneyland has done its best to prepare by adding more security lines, more parking entrance booths, restricted access to Disneyland Park for the lower tiers of Annual Passes and Cast Members, opening the huge Pixar Pals parking expansion to make things as smooth as possible, but it’s still likely going to be very crowded especially on weekends.
It is possible information or operating procedures for experiences and queues within the land can change as Disney tests and tries out different methods of crowd control over time, especially in these early months.
If on particularly busy days the land hits capacity, Disney has implemented a virtual queue Boarding Pass system so you can enjoy the rest of Disneyland Park while you wait for your chance to enter. We have all the details on that in an article here.
Will I need to wait in a line just to get into Galaxy’s Edge? I’ve heard they are doing a virtual queue?
After the first
In Florida, Disney has not announced yet if they’ll be doing the virtual queue “Boarding Passes” into the land in Walt Disney World for when the land reaches capacity or make guests wait in a standby line, but our best guess is that they will implement a similar system if it’s needed.
Will there be Extra Magic Hours in Galaxy’s Edge for Disneyland Resort Hotel guests? What about Walt Disney World and Extra Morning Magic or After Hours events?
For Disneyland, no, Galaxy’s Edge is not included in Extra Magic Hours for Disney Hotel Guests, always possible Disney may change that in the future if there’s demand for it. It’s unconfirmed as of yet, but on Disneyland Park Extra Magic Hours days once you’ve scanned into one of the parks for the day you may be able to put your name into the virtual queue for a Galaxy’s Edge “Boarding Pass” before the park opens to the rest of the public, as you can now with FastPass/MaxPass selections.
At Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Galaxy’s Edge will open at 6 AM for ALL guests for the first 3-days from August 29-31, 2019. Galaxy’s Edge will then be included in Extra, Extra Magic Hours for eligible Disney World Hotel guests from 6-9 AM along with select Toy Story Land attractions from September 1 to November 2, 2019.
They also have not announced if they’ll be doing the separate paid “Extra Morning Magic” or “After Hours” events for Galaxy’s Edge in Florida, but guessing if they do, they’d start after November 2,
Will FastPass/MaxPass/FastPass Plus be available for Galaxy’s Edge attractions?
No, there will not be any FastPass/MaxPass/FastPass Plus for the Galaxy’s Edge attractions at Disneyland or Walt Disney World when they initially open. It would make the standby lines for the attractions 5 times longer because of high demand. Disney says they will continually reevaluate when they are able to offer them.
Disney normally allocates about 75-80% of an attraction’s capacity towards the FastPass line, so without it, the standby lines will move much quicker than they usually do. We’re not sure what the
There are single-rider lines, which have been available in Disneyland so far, but they do skip most of the queue and storytelling, so best used for repeat rides. Single Riders on Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run will also likely be given the position of Engineer most of the time. As we’ve seen with other attractions, single-rider may not necessarily be made available at all times.
I have an issue with my lightsaber, droid, or other merchandise bought in Galaxy’s Edge, what do I do?
If you’re still visiting the parks, you can go to Guest Services or speak to a Cast Member at the store location it’s from (or at one of the entrances into Galaxy’s Edge if the land status is by Boarding Group only) and they will either have someone run to swap out the item for you or escort you to the shop it came from to resolve the issue.
If you’re already back home, you should contact Disney Parks Merchandise Guest Services by telephone at 877-560-6477 or by email at
Merchandise.Guest.Services@DisneyParks.com and they will assist you.
Have a question we didn’t answer here? Check the official Disneyland or Walt Disney World Galaxy’s Edge FAQs for the latest. Or let us know on our Twitter, Instagram or our Facebook group and we’ll do our best to answer it!