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« Reply #105 on: May 20, 2019, 02:24 PM »
Opening day cast and crew of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland.

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Re: Disney Star Wars Land
« Reply #106 on: May 20, 2019, 07:06 PM »
It's been announced that build your own lightsabers at Galaxy Edge will be $200 and will be die-cast. I'm thinking the quality will be slightly higher than the Hasbro plastic build a lightsaber but no where near as nice as SaberForge or UltraSabers.
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Re: Disney Star Wars Land
« Reply #107 on: May 22, 2019, 08:56 AM »
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Re: Disney Star Wars Land
« Reply #108 on: May 22, 2019, 12:39 PM »
Dedication ceremony will be streamed live on May 29th at 8:20PDT.

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Re: Disney Star Wars Land
« Reply #109 on: May 28, 2019, 01:47 AM »
I didn’t see a specific thread for this subject and felt it might get lost under the similar topic for the Star Wars Resort at Disney World, so started a new thread.  Anyways, this past Sunday, I had the opportunity to visit the soon-to-open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area at Disneyland, California.  I was able to visit thanks to my brother, a Disney Cast Member, while the park was doing a “dress rehearsal” for the operations of the new area and attractions.  As the new “land” isn’t officially open to the public, cellphones and photos were not allowed and we had to put our electronic devices into a sealed bag for the duration of our stay...  Thus I’ve included a photo of my wristband below  ;)





I won’t divulge too much, but in short, this new area of the park is awesome - basically a Star Wars Nerd’s fantasy come to life.  The new area is immersive and a lot more like one of those living history areas (think Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia) than one of the other “lands” in Disneyland like Adventureland or Fantasyland.  You have to reserve a specific time to enter and are allotted four hours for a visit.

The new area is centered around a spaceport/village called Black Spire Outpost.  It is set in the Sequel Trilogy era and the architecture and details of the spaceport and village look amazing.  Like something you’d see in the films or a movie set.  The centerpiece is a life-sized (1:1 scale) Millennium Falcon, recreated right down to the smallest pipes and wiring.  There is also a First Order Shuttle in another part. There are cast members in costumes of various movie characters, FO stormtroopers walking about, etc. The outpost village has a variety of shops and a couple restaurants, all themed to look/feel like something from Star Wars.  The shops sold a lot of unique merchandise - not so much the action figures and toys, but more like costumes and props, etc.  I did not do the build-a-lightsaber function as I didn’t have $200+ to spare!  Moving out from the outpost you come to a Resistance base with a full-sized T-70 X-Wing and A-Wing.  This part looked like it was still under development somewhat and a Resistance-themed ride is set to open next year (I think).  Tons of great photo opportunities through the entire place.

The main attractions are the cantina and the simulator ride - Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run.  I wasn’t able to get into the cantina due to a long line, but did do the Millennium Falcon ride a couple times.  This was a blast!  The ride involves flying a smuggling run in the Falcon and riders are assigned crew specialties (e.g. pilots gunners, engineers).  You sit in a recreation of the famous cockpit and are given control over certain aspects of the ship using buttons and controls. Its a far more interactive ride; a lot more like a flight simulator.  Again, it was really fun ;D

Overall, I really enjoyed the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed area immensely. It was awesome seeing the full-sized ships, the buildings, and especially the Millennium Falcon ride.  It was really an immersive experience and Disney has done a superb job at making you truly feel like you’ve been transported into the Star Wars Universe...

I’ll be anxious to hear the experiences of everyone else that gets to visit this new park in the coming weeks and months.  While I was lucky enough to get in for free thanks to my brother, getting a chance to see it would definitely be worth the Disneyland ticket price 8)

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Re: Disney Star Wars Land
« Reply #110 on: May 29, 2019, 09:33 PM »
Cool you got in to see it man and thanks for sharing that with us.  I knew you lived out that way so that’s awesome your brother was able to get you in early.  I’ve heard he food lines so far have made the ride lines look small haha.  Go figure right?

I’m hoping to someday get to go to the Disney world resort attached to the park and do the immersive experience they’re planning there.  I guess it’s like $250 a night per person though but I’d like to do it before I croak anyway haha.
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Re: Disney Star Wars Land
« Reply #111 on: May 30, 2019, 04:19 PM »
Article and clip on CNN was pretty cool.

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Re: Disney Star Wars Land
« Reply #112 on: June 25, 2019, 12:50 PM »
If you haven't gone to Disneyland yet to see Galaxy's Edge now is a great time. You no longer need to make a reservation to enter the land before coming to the park. The park has very low crowds thanks the virtual queuing system they setup to enter the land. Once in the park, you choose a four hour window and they fast pass you into the new land. The Falcon ride is averaging about 45 minutes and has very little down time. The rest of the park is remarkably uncrowded. This is in part thanks to the internet trolls keeping people away and the fantastic crowd management system Disney has set in place.

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Re: Disney Star Wars Land
« Reply #113 on: July 7, 2019, 01:33 PM »
I have a couple of questions for the Disneyland regulars:

What are the crowds like in mid-October?  We’ve planned a trip for that time (we’ll be in DL in the middle of the week) and I’m curious to how busy it will be.

Can you go into the static display of the Millenuim Falcon?  I thought I saw a video online of people touring inside the Falcon, but I saw another video of someone touring Galaxy’s Edge and it looked fenced off.  I’m also trying to plan things for us to do while we’re waiting to build our lightsabers!  (I’m going to be so broke after this trip!)
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Re: Disney Star Wars Land
« Reply #114 on: July 7, 2019, 07:15 PM »
There are actually a good number of Disney fan forums that have tips about how to visit the parks, both in California and Florida.  I know when we looked at going to Disney World we found that two of the months where the crowds were not as bad were in November and April.  We opted for early November and it was pretty manageable.  But after Thanksgiving through New Year's is pretty crazy.  Disney has their own travel agents who can help because the whole process can easily seem overwhelming.

From what I've read about Galaxy's Edge?  The Millennium Falcon is a HUGE draw.  The vehicle as we've seen it in the photos and video is not part of the ride, but at the entrance to the lines for the ride.  You make your way through what looks like the Falcon's interior before you get to the cockpit, and the main hold with the Dejarik table and the engineering station are a waiting area before you get into the cockpit.  There are also some indications that there might be several cockpits (each of which holds 6 people per ride).

I've also read that Disneyland is limiting people to about 4 hours in Galaxy's Edge.  Make sure you get a reservation in Oga's Cantina ahead of time.  And save the Falcon for the end of your 4 hours so that you don't spend all of your time on line.
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Re: Disney Star Wars Land
« Reply #115 on: July 7, 2019, 09:52 PM »
Thanks Nick....from what I've read the need for reservations is only for a limited time and will be done by the time we go.  I'm hoping that the Rise of the Resistance ride is open by then...that looks like fun too.

Not sure what we're doing about food yet.  Both my wife and oldest son have very limited diets.  Luckily, Disney is very good at working with people with food sensitivities and even allow you to bring your own food.
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