We’re BACK at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland because TODAY IS THE DAY we have all been waiting for: the first day for regular guest admission into the land.
Since the opening of Galaxy’s Edge on May 31, 2019, guests have only been able to enter if they had a reservation, which they could obtain by staying at a Disney resort or by getting one of the few offered online. But now, anyone can get into Galaxy’s Edge (here’s how to get into Galaxy’s Edge now that the reservation period is closed)…and the land is experiencing some growing pains!
Of course, this morning we headed to the park bright and early to experience the land again and to check out the crowds and the crazy. Let’s go!
Entering Black Spire Outpost
As of today, guests are able to enter Black Spire Outpost without a reservation as long as the land isn’t at capacity. Once it’s at capacity (which it hit earlier this morning), you’ll need to get a boarding pass through the Disneyland app in order to enter Batuu. This is basically a virtual queue system (e.g. a fastpass to get into the land itself to avoid hours-long lines clogging up the rest of Disneyland) which allows guests to hold their spot in line and enjoy other Disneyland attractions while they wait to get into Galaxy’s Edge.
At the moment, Galaxy’s Edge is at capacity for today, so the virtual queue system is the only way to get in at press time. Once guests get the confirmation that their boarding group can enter, they have two hours to get into Galaxy’s Edge…and they can stay as long as they’d like.
Oga’s Cantina and Savi’s Workshop Reservation Situation
So you won’t necessarily need a reservation to get INTO the land anymore, but you WILL need reservations to get into some of the land’s most popular attractions, like Oga’s Cantina and Savi’s Workshop (Lightsaber Land).
Oga’s Cantina is the local watering hole in Black Spire Outpost. Here, guests can enjoy fun themed concoctions which are served on tap. They can also listen to DJ R3X as he mixes up a few tunes!
Savi’s Workshop is the IT place when it comes to creating your very own lightsaber. Sadly, you cannot go inside to check it out unless you are purchasing a lightsaber or are accompanying someone who is (payment is completed in advance).
And here’s where the growing pains come in. At 7 AM when we were patiently waiting to enter the land, we started to pursue a reservation for Oga’s Cantina and Savi’s Workshop. Within minutes all of the reservations were gone for the ENTIRE DAY. This could have been an opening day glitch or a wifi issue…we aren’t too sure!
BUT even though we weren’t able to see any openings early this morning…by 8 AM we had the ability to get a reservation for both locations, and pretty easily. That said, by about 8:45 AM reservations were again sold out for the two prime attractions.
But — just as with fastpasses and prime dining reservations in Disney World, cancellations and changes happen all the time. So, if you find yourself in the sticky situation of not finding a Savi’s or Oga’s reservation, keep refreshing! Times may open up!
UPDATE: Things have also changed a little bit around the process of getting inside Oga’s Cantina.
Now, when you check in for your reservation you will be handed a brown card and will wait in line until it is your turn to go inside. Once you get inside, you will be handed a green card with your time of entry on it. Guests are only allowed inside the cantina for 45 minutes, so this is done to keep tabs on everyone’s entry times.
Merchandise Information…TONS of Options Are Sold Out
Disneyland was nice enough to let guests in a little early this morning. But once we got inside Galaxy’s Edge, we noticed that Disney was going to have a major problem on their hands. Tons of popular merchandise was already sold out before the official 8 AM land opening.
Remember those MUST GET gift cards we told you about? Welp, they’re GONE.
Those awesome kyber crystals that power your lightsaber and holocrons? Sold out, too.
So, if everything is sold out on the very first day, what will tomorrow look like when it comes to merchandise for guests? Will Disneyland be able to keep up with demand? Not yet.
After chatting with a few Cast Members, Disney is reporting that they do not know when the merchandise will be restocked.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
The wait time for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is already pretty high! Like 240 minutes high.
UPDATE: As of 10 AM the wait time is only 40 minutes for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
So, yeah, it’s safe to say that Galaxy’s Edge is busy…and straining under the weight of it.