May 28, 2019

Park Life: Your insider’s guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

By anaheimsigns

Mao of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is about to open at Disneyland. Go inside the (Illustration by Kurt Snibbe, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will have its soft opening in a few short days, so here’s a very special bonus Park Life for you superfans who can’t wait to get more details. Go inside the land with our interactive graphic with the shops, rides and food of Black Spire Outpost.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which depicts the village of Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu, will open May 31. (Courtesy of Disney Parks)

Disney’s big bet

With Galaxy’s Edge set to open Friday, May 31, let’s climb aboard the Millennium Falcon for an interstellar journey to explore what the new land means for Disneyland, Anaheim and the greater Disney universe.

Exotic eats from around the galaxy will be available at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens in summer 2019 at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and fall 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Ronto Roasters will feature savory meats spit-roasted overa former Podracer engine. (Disney Parks)

Hurry up and wait

Even if you have a reservation for the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge soft opening, expect to wait for the attractions. And if you’re a standby guest, get ready to camp out overnight once it opens to the public in late June. Here’s what you need to know about the lines, virtual and otherwise.

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Johnny Depp
Artist rendering of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando. Courtesy of Disney.(Disney Enterprises, Inc./Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Know the lingo

Sure, we all know what a tauntaun is, but they live on Hoth, not Batuu, the planet where Black Spire Outpost is in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Here’s how to speak like a local — or at least understand the word for bathroom.

Kurt Snibbe
Johnny Depp portrays Jack Sparrow in a scene from “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” (Photo courtesy of Disney)

Thar be pirates

Several years ago, Disney conducted a series of tests with the swaggering and slightly drunken pirate Captain Jack Sparrow at Walt Disney World in Florida. Here’s how that experiment shaped Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Lake Buena Vista
This is an artist’s conception of Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which will become the first spot in Disneyland’s history to sell alcohol to the public. (Courtesy of Disney Parks)

Find this freebie 

We know that the build-your-own lightsabers and droids are going to be a drain on the wallet, but there’s one Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge souvenir that won’t cost you a dime.

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