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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Overview

If your vacation to the Disney Parks is nearing, you are no doubt ramping up to experience the all new Star Wars based area Galaxy’s Edge! Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is opening on both coasts this year, actually much closer together than expected. Disneyland has set the date for the new land, which will be located between Frontierland and Fantasyland, to open on May 31. Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World is opening the same land in place of the old Backlot Tour and Lights! Motors! Action! stunt show. That opening date is only 3 months later, on August 29. Whichever park you go to, this Galaxy’s Edge overview will help you plan and know what to expect.

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What is Galaxy’s Edge?

Aside from being a new area of the park, to explore, Galaxy’s edge is a unique, themed environment that pushes the envelope in terms of total immersion. Galaxy’s Edge may be the official title, but once inside you will find yourself in a port city called Black Spire Outpost. Black Spire has a history of its own that goes way deeper than the backstory created for Mickey’s Toontown just a few decades ago. Batuu, a remote planet on the edge of the Galaxy provides this setting for a host of nefarious characters, outcasts and misfits. Every place and proprietor in Galaxy’s edge has a fleshed out history and you are invited to be part of the story.

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Galaxy’s Edge Overview of Attractions and Features

This section of the park will eventually feature two major rides. However, only one will be available on opening day. The second ride, Rise of the Resistance does not yet have a date set to open. In the meantime Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will provide more than enough excitement. This cutting edge, state of the art attraction lets you actually fly the millennium falcon. The results of your mission will have an impact on your reputation around Black Spire.

star-wars-land-market-placeAnother way your choices impact your experience in Galaxy’s Edge will be how you use the Disney Play app while you are there. There are not many details about this yet, but your allegiance to the resistance or the dark side will be tested.

Star-Wars-Land-MarketplaceStar-Wars-Land-PhotosAs you pass through the busy marketplace you will find shops that stick to the theme and keep you grounded on planet Batuu. Toys and games remain tied in with the areas internal logic and story and you will find opportunities to make and purchase some impressive souvenirs, including droids and lightsabers.

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This will be the first time cocktails are introduced to Disneyland. Galaxy’s Edge at both parks will have an impressive menu of specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Dining experiences will include Oga’s Cantina where the resident DJ will remind some guests of a former star speeder pilot. Docking Bay 7 will be the go to spot for galactic grub straight from the Star Wars universe. There are so many delicious food and drinks you’ll want to try when visiting. View the complete list of food and drinks at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. 

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Food, Drinks, Rides & Shops Checklist

You don’t want to miss anything when visiting the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. I created a checklist that you can fold us and place in your guide map of all the attractions, drinks, food, rides and shops so you can check them off as you visit and try out each one. 

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Download and the print the complete list of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attractions, food, drinks, rides and shops! 

galaxys-edge-food-and-drinksWhen you visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, you might come for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, but you will stay for the interplanetary grub. A huge aspect to this Star Wars story immersion is the details wrapped into the dining environments and the backstories of these places and proprietors. As you enjoy the local food you will find yourself going even deeper into the culture found at Black Spire Outpost on the distant planet Batuu. Here is a sneak peek at Galaxy’s Edge food.

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Galaxy’s Edge Food and Drinks You’ll Want to Try

Milk Stand

One of the must-do things in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is go to the Milk Stand for a green Thala Siren milk shake, or blue Bantha milk shake. What will you choose?

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Ronto Roasters

No Ronto’s were harmed, but it’s hard not to imagine otherwise while you are eating a Ronto Wrap. This counter will serve sandwiches and jerky (turkey) as well.

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Kat Saka’s Kettle

This exciting and flavorful mix of colored kettle corn combines sweet, spicy and savory for a blend you can only find in a galaxy far, far away.

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Oga’s Cantina

You can’t have a Star Wars dedicated land and not have a cantina. Oga Garra is the proprietor of the bar, where those looking to evade the authorities mingle and share tales of their galactic adventures. One of my favorite gags is that this haven for outcasts is home to DJ R-3X. You may recognize him as a failed Starspeeder 3000 pilot.

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There is an extensive list of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage choices. Each more exotic looking than the last and all of them served in unique vessels for added visual and storytelling appeal.

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Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

Chef Strong “Cookie” Tuggs is another colorful character found in Black Spire. his utilipede transport is modified into a mobile kitchen for travelers across the galaxy. If you have a taste for Tip-Yip from Endor, or Felucian Kefta, you have come to the right place. No idea what these things are? That’s the point! Even the menu supports the story in Galaxy’s Edge. I’ll give you a hint though. The Tip-Yip tastes like chicken… because it is. You could also order Kaadu Ribs (pork), Ithorian Garden Loaf (plant based Meatloaf), Shaak Roast (beef), or Burra Fish; that last one is “sustainable” fish which- I dunno– maybe it is Burra.

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There is also a menu for the kids here and it won’t scare them off, so don’t worry. for the uninitiated there is the Fried Chicken and Macaroni and Cheese option. More adventurous kids will love the chilled shrimp and rice noodle salad with a sweet orange dressing.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens May 31, 2019 at Disneyland Park and August 29, 2019 at Disney World so be sure to make your list of what you want to try before you hit the parks.