As Disney World gets busier, we’ve seen some longer wait times for attractions.
But we’ve also seen long lines for shops. There’s a small marketplace of shops at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios that is NOTORIOUS for long lines because of the area’s limited capacity (and its small space).
That has, however, changed. As we were walking through Black Spire Outpost today, we noticed a new sign in front of the Marketplace. This sign had a QR code to scan to check in for a virtual queue. FINALLY!
Once you scan in the QR code on your phone, you’ll go to the Virtual Waitlist Sign-Up. Save your spot by clicking on “Join Waitlist.”
You’ll then be prompted to enter your party size. You will also be notified of how many parties are ahead of you. Click on “Continue.”
You’ll get a confirmation message with all your info.
You’ll also get a text message telling you to wait until a Cast Member is ready to assist you.
You’ll then get an additional text when it’s your turn to shop! And then you’ll check in with a Cast Member. Today, we checked in with Grace!
Once you’re checked in, the Cast Member will direct you to the Market (and there are signs, too). Although we were initially told it would take about 90 minutes to be called back, it took less than 40 minutes. This line used to be SUPER long and guests would have to wait in the hot Florida sun. With the addition of the virtual queue, guests can roam around the park while they wait for a text! We were very happy to see a virtual queue here, and it cut down our wait time a LOT.
And that’s it! No more waiting for hours in line just to browse through the Marketplace shops! This is very similar to what was previously put in place here for Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. We’ll let you know if we spot any other virtual lines at Disney World!
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What do you think of having a virtual line for The Market at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Let us know in the comments!