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Title: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on January 03, 2019, 01:24:10 PM
Hello guys.  It's tax season which means my mind is on hotels and airfare.  Before I book my airfare I'm trying to figure out if I should arrive on Tuesday in San Diego just for SDCC or maybe the Saturday/Sunday before to do Disneyland.  I really want to see Star Wars land, but there is no confirmed opening date for it.  I talked to a friend of mine who is actually a Disney vacation travel agent, and she says "summer," which is vague.  Of all the people that would know, she would LIKELY be the best.  And yet she doesn't.  However, that doesn't stop me from coming here to see if just MAYBE one of you guys has heard anything.

So what's up, folks? Anyone know or heard rumors that it might be open before SDCC?  Anyone have plans on going if that's the case?  I plan on buying airfare in maybe February or March so I'm hoping for a definitive answer before then.  If not... I guess my 20/20 trip is gonna be hecka huge instead.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 03, 2019, 03:21:05 PM
As you say, there is no official date. However, I know they're aiming for summer. 'Summer' *usually* means June. They like to have stuff open before the July 4 weekend. But no one knows for sure.

I have a room booked for 1 night at Disneyland (the Friday before SDCC) just in case... but it's cancelable, so no skin off of my nose if it doesn't happen. That's trickier to do with airfare.

You *should* be safe with mid-July... but the question is, how much are you risking if you are wrong?
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on January 03, 2019, 03:40:01 PM
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As you say, there is no official date. However, I know they're aiming for summer. 'Summer' *usually* means June. They like to have stuff open before the July 4 weekend. But no one knows for sure.

I have a room booked for 1 night at Disneyland (the Friday before SDCC) just in case... but it's cancelable, so no skin off of my nose if it doesn't happen. That's trickier to do with airfare.

You *should* be safe with mid-July... but the question is, how much are you risking if you are wrong?

I'm missing 8 additional hours of PTO and risk landing in an airport really far from where I want to end up (San Diego).  Trying to find a way from Orange County to San Diego is a struggle to begin with, but it's a struggle I'm willing to make for Star Wars lol
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 03, 2019, 03:51:09 PM
For transportation, I believe the general recommendation is to take the train.

https://www.wanderu.com/en-us/train/us-ca/anaheim/us-ca/san-diego/
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: semigeekgirl on January 03, 2019, 04:30:42 PM
Yep, if you don't have cosplay-levels of luggage the train is definitely the way to go. The Anaheim train station is a short Lyft from the park, or possibly bussable/walkable depending on where you're staying. And then the train will take you straight into downtown SD. A one-way ticket will run $30-45 depending on if you want business class or not.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on January 03, 2019, 04:43:19 PM
Ohhhh thanks guys!  Two years ago I did a big complicated thing where I was bumming rides off of two people to get from one place to the other.  Went to Disneyland one day, went home with a friend, then my cousin picked me up from the friend's house and drove me the rest of the way.  It was complicated and took two days and perfect scheduling lmao.  I appreciate this tip.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: debster on January 03, 2019, 06:42:37 PM
I third the suggestion of taking the train. A couple of years ago, I went from D23 in Anaheim down to SDCC by taking the train, and it was very easy. I had my biggest suitcase with me and managed okay - I checked it because it was so big. I picked it up in San Diego at the luggage area at the train station when we got there.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: mickeyjack3 on January 03, 2019, 08:52:47 PM
I wholeheartedly endorse the train. I’ve used it between LA and SDCC. It’s easy and much more comfy than a plane or car.


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Title: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: mickeyjack3 on January 03, 2019, 08:58:49 PM
Regarding Star Wars - Galaxy’s Edge. I’m going to skip the crowds of the opening weeks and save my energy for SDCC 50. I plan to stay an extra day or two after WonderCon 2020 and visit it then. But I totally get not wanting to wait. I hope you have a great time!
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: TardisMom on January 03, 2019, 09:24:48 PM
Sara has done the train the past two years, and Megan and Justine rode it with her last year.  There was a delay on the way home but other than that it was easy peasy :)
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: jclemy on January 03, 2019, 09:40:08 PM
I'm doing Disney after Comic Con so hoping that it's ready too. It makes sense they would get it done for the whole summer season.

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Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: tsnyder on January 04, 2019, 07:19:03 AM
I'm flying into Long Beach a couple days ahead of SDCC with the purpose of hitting up Galaxies Edge.  I know it will be insane with the area just opening (hopefully) but really only time I'm ever in CA is from Comic Con so going to try and pair them up.  Was planning on taking train down after Disney as has been suggested by the awesome FOCC folks.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on January 04, 2019, 09:44:39 AM
Awesome feedback everyone.  I took a train from Portland Oregon down to LA once (it took like 40 hours lol) and I totally don't remember how the luggage worked.  It was way back in like 2012.  Do you just store it overhead like on a flight?

I'm setting myself a hard deadline to decide on if I want to risk it for mid March.  I get a bonus check from work then, which I'll use to purchase my flights.  Hopefully in the next 3 months we get some confirmation on if it'll be open by then or not.  If not...  idk man I'll flip a coin.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: debster on January 04, 2019, 10:15:38 AM
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Awesome feedback everyone.  I took a train from Portland Oregon down to LA once (it took like 40 hours lol) and I totally don't remember how the luggage worked.  It was way back in like 2012.  Do you just store it overhead like on a flight?

I'm setting myself a hard deadline to decide on if I want to risk it for mid March.  I get a bonus check from work then, which I'll use to purchase my flights.  Hopefully in the next 3 months we get some confirmation on if it'll be open by then or not.  If not...  idk man I'll flip a coin.

If your baggage is small enough, there are usually overhead racks and sometimes racks near the doors where you can put your luggage. If you have something big like I did or just don’t want to bother dragging it around, you can check it at the baggage area at the train station and then your luggage can go in the baggage car. They’ll load it and unload it on carts like they do at the airport, so when you get to San Diego, you go to baggage claim at the train station and pick up your bag. I had to get there earlier than normal (maybe 45 minutes before departure) in order to check my bag. I don’t know how strict they are about that. Checking my bag was free though!
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: semigeekgirl on January 04, 2019, 10:32:48 AM
Just in case anyone else is following this thread - checked baggage service is only available at selected Amtrak stations. Anaheim and Downtown SD are both on the list, but not all SoCal stations are. So if you're considering taking the train from a different starting point, check the Amtrak website before you pack your bags.

(The luggage situation is the main reason I don't take the train to SDCC. I'd love skipping traffic but with big luggage + cosplay props it's too much to deal with, and you can't check luggage at my home station.)
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on January 04, 2019, 11:39:15 AM
This is all super helpful.  Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on January 04, 2019, 04:04:22 PM
LMAO

I GUESS I'M GOIN TO DISNEYLAND

https://insidethemagic.net/2019/01/ba1-bob-iger-galaxys-edge-opening/

Funny how this gets released literally 2 days after I start planning.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: jclemy on January 04, 2019, 04:15:36 PM
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LMAO

I GUESS I'M GOIN TO DISNEYLAND

https://insidethemagic.net/2019/01/ba1-bob-iger-galaxys-edge-opening/

Funny how this gets released literally 2 days after I start planning.
This is super exciting!

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Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on January 04, 2019, 05:25:50 PM
Yeah now I'm debating my schedule.  Fly in Saturday, do Disneyland Sunday, have a recovery day Monday, then SDCC starting Tuesday.  OR remove the recovery day and fly in Sunday, Disneyland Monday, and go to SDCC Tuesday.  Gonna take some time to consider this.   ???
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 07, 2019, 08:31:07 AM
Disneyland just announced a ticket price increase and it takes effect now. If you go to an online broker fast, or maybe your local AAA office, you can still get tickets valid throughout 2019 at the old price. If you want to look online, I recommend Undercover Tourist as a place that is reputable (I have used them before).

There is a promotion going on now for special tickets that expire at the end of May. Obviously those can't be used in July.  Make sure yo uget the ones that are good through the end of the year.

Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on January 07, 2019, 09:29:08 AM
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Disneyland just announced a ticket price increase and it takes effect now. If you go to an online broker fast, or maybe your local AAA office, you can still get tickets valid throughout 2019 at the old price. If you want to look online, I recommend Undercover Tourist as a place that is reputable (I have used them before).

There is a promotion going on now for special tickets that expire at the end of May. Obviously those can't be used in July.  Make sure yo uget the ones that are good through the end of the year.

Thanks, man. Someone sent me the news article last night about ticket increases and I went on the Disneyland app to see if I could buy in advance.  I noticed the end of May issue as well.  I'll check out what you've recommended! Thanks!
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: jclemy on January 07, 2019, 10:24:03 AM
They had a Canadian resident discount that's now only valid until May too. That's a big price increase.

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Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on January 07, 2019, 10:47:30 AM
I've checked Undercover Tourists, Mouse Savers, and the Disneyland website itself.  None of them go past May 23rd.  Guess we know what date ticket prices increase!   :o
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 07, 2019, 11:53:57 AM
Disneyland website will have the increased prices.

Have you tried your local AAA?
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on January 07, 2019, 12:12:28 PM
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Disneyland website will have the increased prices.

Have you tried your local AAA?

I'm not an AAA member, but based on research it seems their discounts aren't too great to begin with.  But yeah since I'm not a member I can't contact them to confirm.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 07, 2019, 12:19:07 PM
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I'm not an AAA member, but based on research it seems their discounts aren't too great to begin with.  But yeah since I'm not a member I can't contact them to confirm.

Their discounts on Disney tickets are meh, but they will sell their old stock of tickets at the old price, until they run out.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: TardisMom on January 08, 2019, 07:10:37 AM
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Their discounts on Disney tickets are meh, but they will sell their old stock of tickets at the old price, until they run out.

[member=4434]Angel_[/member] I'm going to be driving past my AAA if you want me to stop and see if they have any at the old price.  Message me on FB.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: mickeyjack3 on January 08, 2019, 08:03:57 PM
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[member=4434]Angel_[/member] I'm going to be driving past my AAA if you want me to stop and see if they have any at the old price.  Message me on FB.
Will you be driving past in your little red Tesla?


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Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: TardisMom on January 09, 2019, 07:10:37 AM
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Will you be driving past in your little red Tesla?


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[member=2125]mickeyjack3[/member] Yes!  And it was sunny and 70 degrees, you should come visit  8)

What I learned is that AAA doesn't sell single day Disney tickets.  Bummer!
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on January 14, 2019, 11:25:05 PM
I have something to post here that is relevant to the topic of this thread!   :D

A few nights ago, I dreamed I went on a Star Wars ride in Disneyland and Harrison Ford was one of the riders. He insulted me for not knowing what city his Han Solo character was from. I told him I watched all the Star Wars movies. He told me "yeah, well it sounds like you don't pay attention."
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on January 15, 2019, 10:35:03 AM
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I have something to post here that is relevant to the topic of this thread!   :D

A few nights ago, I dreamed I went on a Star Wars ride in Disneyland and Harrison Ford was one of the riders. He insulted me for not knowing what city his Han Solo character was from. I told him I watched all the Star Wars movies. He told me "yeah, well it sounds like you don't pay attention."

I can totally see Harrison Ford doing that.  Reminds me of when he went on Conan and Conan offered to pay him for Star Wars spoilers.  He took the cash and said something like "I'm in the movie" or something as equally non spoilery as that (I can't remember the exact quote lol).  That man is a troll and I love it.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 15, 2019, 10:44:18 AM
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I can totally see Harrison Ford doing that.  Reminds me of when he went on Conan and Conan offered to pay him for Star Wars spoilers.  He took the cash and said something like "I'm in the movie" or something as equally non spoilery as that (I can't remember the exact quote lol).  That man is a troll and I love it.

This is my favorite instance of Harrison Ford avoiding Star Wars questions...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T0vs9gYydo
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on January 15, 2019, 01:23:11 PM
Lmaoooo I love him omg.  I miss his trolling on press tours.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: tk415650 on March 05, 2019, 10:55:19 PM
I read somewhere there will be announcement of the actual day this week 3/4 - 3/10.  There is going to be the annual Disney shareholders meeting where Bob Iger will be speaking on 3/7 so maybe that's when he'll drop dates for Disneyland & Disneyworld.  We just know it's summer for now... :-\
Title: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: TheNeck on March 07, 2019, 08:43:56 AM
https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/03/star-wars-galaxys-edge-to-open-may-31-at-disneyland-resort-august-29-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/?CMP=SOC-DPFY19Q2wo0307190313190002C

can't wait for it to open here at Disneyland.

Guests planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park between May 31 and June 23, 2019 will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land. Information on how to make a reservation will be available at a later date on Disneyland.com and the Disney Parks Blog.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: tk415650 on March 07, 2019, 08:46:21 AM
May 31st!  ;D

https://d23.com/opening-dates-for-star-wars-galaxys-edge-at-disneyland-and-disneys-hollywood-studios/?fbclid=IwAR1NvXtS6dT9MVa4fOaqsimOKY52iEdTRe6Mrry5oSFhBOie6se6Y802X_o
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on March 07, 2019, 09:26:43 AM
Haha like 5 different friends messaged me this morning to let me know.  Fantastic.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: perc2100 on March 07, 2019, 09:33:14 AM
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https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/03/star-wars-galaxys-edge-to-open-may-31-at-disneyland-resort-august-29-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/?CMP=SOC-DPFY19Q2wo0307190313190002C

can't wait for it to open here at Disneyland.

Guests planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park between May 31 and June 23, 2019 will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land. Information on how to make a reservation will be available at a later date on Disneyland.com and the Disney Parks Blog.
Reservation thing is a great idea!
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: perc2100 on March 07, 2019, 09:38:20 AM
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I can totally see Harrison Ford doing that.  Reminds me of when he went on Conan and Conan offered to pay him for Star Wars spoilers.  He took the cash and said something like "I'm in the movie" or something as equally non spoilery as that (I can't remember the exact quote lol).  That man is a troll and I love it.
At Disneyland:
FWIW Mark Hamill hung out for a bit at Disneyland's Star Tours to play the 'part' of tour guide/"make sure you're seat belt is fastened" person, leading up to LAST JEDI.
And Johnny Depp hung out on an 'island' in Pirates ride to surprise guests one day leading up to the last Pirates film.
Also, on Dick Van Dyke's 90th he was hanging around New Orleans for a bit and (I think?) he might've ridden the carousel with 'Mary Poppins' as well.

Celebrities 'pop in' at Disneyland frequently to have fun with guests, so anything's possible with Disneyland magic!
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on March 07, 2019, 01:43:35 PM
Prize* to whoever find the details about when the entire thing will be open.  Seems like not everything will be open in May, but what about July right before con?



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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 07, 2019, 02:54:53 PM
Ugh, I can only imagine how crowded it is going to be! I am guessing the reservation thing will be extended to July, when I plan to check it out...
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: TheNeck on March 07, 2019, 02:59:12 PM
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Reservation thing is a great idea!
yes the reservation idea is really smart on their part. i can't imagine how busy disneyland will be all year around once it opens.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: NCDS on March 07, 2019, 04:57:38 PM
I am bummed it won't all be open!
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on March 07, 2019, 05:04:28 PM
Good news!  Tickets are now available past May!

Also there's now two different Galaxy's Edge threads.  This one and one down in Off Topic.  Merge perhaps?  cc [member=317]Zero[/member]  ? Oh don't. I'm fine either way lol
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Mario Wario on March 07, 2019, 05:13:55 PM
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Good news!  Tickets are now available past May!

Also there's now two different Galaxy's Edge threads.  This one and one down in Off Topic.  Merge perhaps?  cc [member=317]Zero[/member]  ? Oh don't. I'm fine either way lol
You mean those are the dates, because the reservation tickets themselves aren’t available yet. You gave me a heart attack after I saw “available”! Lol  :D All good!
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on March 07, 2019, 05:25:20 PM
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You mean those are the dates, because the reservation tickets themselves aren’t available yet. You gave me a heart attack after I saw “available”! Lol  :D All good!

Yes, just the ticket! Not the reservation.  The websites and articles say a reservation isn't required after Jun 23rd, though I suppose some things could change.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Car_Low on March 08, 2019, 03:19:18 AM
31st is gonna be crazy all around with grad nite being the same day at disneyland.

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/06/2019-disneyland-resort-grad-nite-dates-announced/
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Virgo911 on March 08, 2019, 07:29:22 AM
[member=4434]Angel_[/member] Heeyyy! You can plan your trip now.  :)

Edit - Apparently, I'm the one millionth person to alert you of this. Oops.  :-[
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: TheNeck on March 08, 2019, 07:31:46 AM
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31st is gonna be crazy all around with grad nite being the same day at disneyland.

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/06/2019-disneyland-resort-grad-nite-dates-announced/
really grad nite is that day too, it's going to be crazy.

if i can get a reservation for the 31st, i will go opening day! :D
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 08, 2019, 09:11:15 AM
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[member=4434]Angel_[/member] Heeyyy! You can plan your trip now.  :)

Edit - Apparently, I'm the one millionth person to alert you of this. Oops.  :-[

Haha yep.  I'm grateful so many people are looking out for me though!  Bought my ticket yesterday.  So I've got my airfare both to California and back, my hotel for Disneyland, my Disneyland ticket, my SDCC badge....  now just waiting for the Hotelpocalypse and I'll be set.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: retired on March 09, 2019, 05:13:37 PM
Anyone else planning to go may 31st? Id like to form a lineup group. Send me a PM. Id like to not discuss times and details publicly

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Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: twiley79 on March 10, 2019, 01:16:34 PM
I'm from out of state...how hard is it to drive from San Diego to Disneyland? How long would it take? I'm from a rural area but have some experience driving in Chicago traffic and on one vacation around San Diego (non-Comic Con time) but you hear so many horror stories about driving the California freeways. I was thinking of going for a day on the Tuesday after the Con. Do you think everyone else will have the same idea?
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on March 10, 2019, 02:36:38 PM
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I'm from out of state...how hard is it to drive from San Diego to Disneyland? How long would it take? I'm from a rural area but have some experience driving in Chicago traffic and on one vacation around San Diego (non-Comic Con time) but you hear so many horror stories about driving the California freeways. I was thinking of going for a day on the Tuesday after the Con. Do you think everyone else will have the same idea?

I think you'll be fine.  Yes, California drivers are jerks, but just take caution and you'll be fine.  It's about an hour and a half to two hour drive so if possible I'd stay in Anaheim.  Personally, I'm doing the trip BEFORE the con.  So I think there will be a good mix of people doing it before and people doing it after.  And many just not doing it at all.  Pulling a number completely out of my butt here, but I wouldn't expect it'd affect capacity by more than a couple thousand? Which isn't noticeable at Disneyland really.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: twiley79 on March 10, 2019, 02:43:47 PM
Thanks! I am excited about the opportunity to go! I've never been to Disneyland, just Disney World so I don't know the area at all. I think I will take your advice about staying in Anaheim. I imagine it will be lines everywhere still in July but after SDCC I'll be a pro, right?
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Zero on March 11, 2019, 01:43:11 AM
Forum Housekeeping:

Merged newer thread ("Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld") into older thread ("Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?") to avoid confusion between two threads on the same topic.

As this isn't actually related to SDCC discussions, this will be housed in the Off-Topic Chat (where the newer thread was created).

Retained newer thread's title to indicate actual opening dates for clarification. ^__~
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Kmd2103 on March 11, 2019, 05:59:44 AM
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I'm from out of state...how hard is it to drive from San Diego to Disneyland? How long would it take? I'm from a rural area but have some experience driving in Chicago traffic and on one vacation around San Diego (non-Comic Con time) but you hear so many horror stories about driving the California freeways. I was thinking of going for a day on the Tuesday after the Con. Do you think everyone else will have the same idea?
Agree with @Angel_! The drive isn’t bad at all; just allow buffer time for traffic and use caution.

DLand is easier to navigate than WDW! There are many non-Disney hotels within walking distance!
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: twiley79 on March 11, 2019, 07:10:58 AM
Thanks! I'll start looking into hotels!
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Post by: Angel_ on March 11, 2019, 10:29:37 AM
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Forum Housekeeping:

Merged newer thread ("Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld") into older thread ("Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?") to avoid confusion between two threads on the same topic.

As this isn't actually related to SDCC discussions, this will be housed in the Off-Topic Chat (where the newer thread was created).

Retained newer thread's title to indicate actual opening dates for clarification. ^__~

Thanks Zero! Haha I put it in General initially because I was planning it around SDCC, but now it's just an all around discussion so yeah off topic seems right haha. Thank you.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: perc2100 on March 11, 2019, 06:31:23 PM
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You mean those are the dates, because the reservation tickets themselves aren’t available yet. You gave me a heart attack after I saw “available”! Lol  :D All good!
Ditto  :o
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: jclemy on March 11, 2019, 06:34:05 PM
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Thanks! I am excited about the opportunity to go! I've never been to Disneyland, just Disney World so I don't know the area at all. I think I will take your advice about staying in Anaheim. I imagine it will be lines everywhere still in July but after SDCC I'll be a pro, right?
I've done the drive a few times and it's not too bad actually. You'll need to do a few u turns but it's not insane.

We're going Tuesday as well and we've done it twice. It's busy but not bad.

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Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: perc2100 on March 11, 2019, 06:38:17 PM
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I'm from out of state...how hard is it to drive from San Diego to Disneyland? How long would it take? I'm from a rural area but have some experience driving in Chicago traffic and on one vacation around San Diego (non-Comic Con time) but you hear so many horror stories about driving the California freeways. I was thinking of going for a day on the Tuesday after the Con. Do you think everyone else will have the same idea?
I live in San Diego and I'm a Disneyland Annual Passholder.  I live in kind of central country and from my place it's around an hour 20 depending on traffic.  From downtown probably closer to an hour 45ish.  Disneyland is off the 5 N freeway (from San Diego), and if you're coming from downtown it's almost a straight shot on the 5, depending on which freeway you jump on first downtown (or 163-5N).  Driving-wise it's very easy to get to, and with google maps or maps, or whatever smart phone maps app you use you should be fine.  Depending on how early you head up (in the summer you want to get there close to opening), you can possibly still have the Mickey garage open, which isn't far from the freeway exit.  There are signs up around Anaheim to point drivers in the way to the nearest parking; they're the electrical signs that change constantly to update where to go for parking (as opposed to just a stationary sign on a post that might take you to a lot that is full or something).
The Disney employees around Anaheim, and the city, REALLY to relatively well getting traffic to the park as painlessly as possible, IMO.

I know people in my line-up group who are planning on going to D-land the weekend before Comic-Con so I suspect there will be a fair amount of people trying to go then.

BUT...

mid-July is a pretty busy period at Disneyland anyway, so regardless of Comic-Con peeps it's going to be crowded.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: Angel_ on March 11, 2019, 06:38:47 PM
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Ditto  :o

I have caused much unneeded heart attacks on this day and for that I apologize lol
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: perc2100 on March 11, 2019, 06:47:08 PM
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I think you'll be fine.  Yes, California drivers are jerks, but just take caution and you'll be fine.  It's about an hour and a half to two hour drive so if possible I'd stay in Anaheim.  Personally, I'm doing the trip BEFORE the con.  So I think there will be a good mix of people doing it before and people doing it after.  And many just not doing it at all.  Pulling a number completely out of my butt here, but I wouldn't expect it'd affect capacity by more than a couple thousand? Which isn't noticeable at Disneyland really.
Hey, now!  My $.02 on CA drivers (or which I'm one so take that as you will) in general circumstances:
1. we're not great at merging, but so are many many other drivers all over the country
2. we go the speed limit or faster ( 8) ).  If you drive the speed limit stick to the lane inside the far slow lane; if you drive slower then the far left slow lane.  The middle lanes are for, like 70-75+ mph on freeways, with the far right passing lane being, well fast and passing.  It's not unusual to have a CHiP or PD riding your tail with you going 75 in a 65, only to annoyingly pass you going 80+ as they go about their business (w/no lights).
3. we generally give you a decent assured clear distance for the most part, and if you use turn signals you'll generally find polite drivers to let you over
4. we have carpool lanes!  This is great if there are 2 or more in the car, and sometimes drivers treat the passing lane in the HOV lanes as the "super fast lane."

Obviously, all bets are off in rush hour, or for special events.  Driving around downtown during Comic-Con is not a good representation of CA drivers (and there are obviously many non-CA drivers in the mix), obviously.  The traffic on freeways typically sucks during rush hours: especially the closer you get to L.A.

IDK; when I moved to Southern CA from OH 21+ years ago one think I really liked was the driving 'attitude.'  It's not for everyone, for sure, but I'd say it's part of the CA character :-P
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 11, 2019, 06:49:30 PM
I grew up in California and got my license in California and now I refuse to drive in California lol  But New York and Miami were worse.  So I'll give you that. You aren't the WORST.   ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: perc2100 on March 11, 2019, 06:50:31 PM
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Thanks! I'll start looking into hotels!
If you have the $$ to stay at a Disney resort you can position yourself to be ready to 'rush' Galaxy's Edge right when it opens.  Disneyland has a "Magic Morning Hour" for guests of their resorts (Disneyland Hotel Resort; Paradise Pier; Grand Californian), where you can get into a park an hour early.  Galaxy's Edge won't be open early, but Fantasyland will.  The entrance to Galaxy's Edge is the walkway in between Fantasyland (the far corner by the Burger Haus restaurant and snack stands) & Big Thunder Canyon Railroad (on the edge of Frontierland).  You can hang out in Fantasy land the hour early and line up by the far 'exit' and then when the park opens you can skedaddle right to Galaxy's Edge.
Title: Re: Will Star Wars land at Disneyland be open before SDCC?
Post by: perc2100 on March 11, 2019, 06:51:43 PM
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I have caused much unneeded heart attacks on this day and for that I apologize lol
Hahahaha; no worries!  It actually jolted me awake which got me going to teach  :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: perc2100 on March 11, 2019, 06:56:48 PM
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I grew up in California and got my license in California and now I refuse to drive in California lol  But New York and Miami were worse.  So I'll give you that. You aren't the WORST.   ;D
I can see that.  My experience was coming from the midwest where drivers drove me nuts (and the freeways are often both tiny - like two lanes on the major freeway from the state capital to Cincinnati, w/slow drivers & always always construction) to CA where drivers are a bit more aggressive and faster-paced.  CA is more my style, but I get how it's not for everyone
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: tsnyder on March 18, 2019, 11:41:20 AM
This sounds so amazing. Cant wait to check it out.
https://wdwnt.com/2019/03/even-more-new-features-announced-for-star-wars-galaxys-edge-on-play-disney-parks-mobile-app/

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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 18, 2019, 12:18:31 PM
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This sounds so amazing. Cant wait to check it out.
https://wdwnt.com/2019/03/even-more-new-features-announced-for-star-wars-galaxys-edge-on-play-disney-parks-mobile-app/

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Is this the regular Disneyland app or something special?  Because I've been poking around the regular Disneyland app for months and watching it update with info, but I didn't know it had this ability.  It sounds amazing but I feel like I must have the wrong app for it lol
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: tsnyder on March 18, 2019, 12:27:31 PM
Not a pass holder but sounds like the normal app. Heard a podcast talking about the games and challenges to do while in line at space mountain so think it must be the same that opens up in that area. Also heard about the droid you can get to take around with you to interact with things and people. Kinda like the wand and wizarding world. The more I hear the cooler it sounds. Just REALLY hoping rise of the resistance is open by sdcc time.

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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 18, 2019, 12:37:17 PM
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Just REALLY hoping rise of the resistance is open by sdcc time.


PRAYER CIRCLE.  Please please please. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Violet on March 18, 2019, 01:21:44 PM
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Is this the regular Disneyland app or something special?  Because I've been poking around the regular Disneyland app for months and watching it update with info, but I didn't know it had this ability.  It sounds amazing but I feel like I must have the wrong app for it lol

This is the Play Disney Parks app, which is different than the Disneyland app.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 18, 2019, 02:21:18 PM
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This is the Play Disney Parks app, which is different than the Disneyland app.

Ah, that makes much more sense.  I was trying to figure out how this app could have such a radically different feature hidden somewhere in it.  I'll go look for this one.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Mel on March 18, 2019, 07:21:44 PM
Disneyland website is saying you will need a reservation to go into Galaxy's Edge. Have they said how one would be able to secure a reservation at this time? If it's like all other hard to get Disney reseverations, it's by phone and you just hope like hell you get through. I am also going to assume they will give priority or early bird to D23 and/or Deluxe Passholders.....but who's to say. I am just curious how they are gonna do this......
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: TheNeck on March 18, 2019, 08:02:56 PM
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Disneyland website is saying you will need a reservation to go into Galaxy's Edge. Have they said how one would be able to secure a reservation at this time? If it's like all other hard to get Disney reseverations, it's by phone and you just hope like hell you get through. I am also going to assume they will give priority or early bird to D23 and/or Deluxe Passholders.....but who's to say. I am just curious how they are gonna do this......
my daughter is curious how they are going to do this as well. she keeps bugging me to be on the ball for when they do. she knows she is too slow, and i might have a better chance getting her a reservation when the time comes. LOL ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Violet on March 19, 2019, 10:25:56 AM
No, haven't heard anything about the reservation system yet, other than guests of the 3 Disneyland hotels get a reservation. Last I checked, those start at $412/night during that time frame, so no thank you, haha. I've been checking the various Disneyland forums to see if I can hear any rumblings about non-hotel guest reservations, but still haven't seen anything yet. Being an annual passholder, I am hoping they'll give us priority, but no word on that yet either.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 20, 2019, 10:04:45 AM
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No, haven't heard anything about the reservation system yet, other than guests of the 3 Disneyland hotels get a reservation. Last I checked, those start at $412/night during that time frame, so no thank you, haha. I've been checking the various Disneyland forums to see if I can hear any rumblings about non-hotel guest reservations, but still haven't seen anything yet. Being an annual passholder, I am hoping they'll give us priority, but no word on that yet either.

I booked a hotel a block away for about $110/night.  I guess if you quadruple it you get to have Disney extras and stuff like that. But meehhh.

Of course I say this as someone who's hotel for SDCC was $400/night last year.  There's some cognitive dissonance here perhaps lmao.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 20, 2019, 10:14:25 AM
USUALLY the big benefit you get from staying at a Disney hotel is early entry. You can get early entry to one of the 2 parks every day. This gives you a HUGE leg up on the crowds, and you can get a lot accomplished in that hour, plus in the second hour, you can move on to the 'second tier' rides, staying ahead of the big crowds all morning.

OTOH, for the first few weeks of Galaxy's Edge opening (until June 23) the only advantage staying at a Disney hotel gives you is a reservation to get in. That may not even be that great, if the reservation is for a busy time of day. We don't yet know what kind of advantage they will give for dates after June 23, but I am holding onto my Paradise Pier reservation just in case...
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 20, 2019, 10:28:27 AM
An hour of early entry doesn't feel worth $300/night extra to me, but I'm also an absurdly thrifty person lol.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 20, 2019, 10:48:15 AM
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An hour of early entry doesn't feel worth $300/night extra to me, but I'm also an absurdly thrifty person lol.

It can be if you have lots of people in that hotel room. But yeah, for one person, clearly it's not worth it.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Violet on March 20, 2019, 10:57:01 AM
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An hour of early entry doesn't feel worth $300/night extra to me, but I'm also an absurdly thrifty person lol.

As long as you're already in line before park opening, that's advantage enough. As APs, we make sure to arrive prior to park opening, then we are typically only there 8am-10am (because 10am is when it starts to get busy) and get a tremendous amount done. But yeah, with Star Wars Land thrown into the mix, not sure how that's going to change things... haha.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 20, 2019, 11:38:58 AM
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As long as you're already in line before park opening, that's advantage enough. As APs, we make sure to arrive prior to park opening, then we are typically only there 8am-10am (because 10am is when it starts to get busy) and get a tremendous amount done. But yeah, with Star Wars Land thrown into the mix, not sure how that's going to change things... haha.

I had an annual pass as a kid and loved to get there when they dropped the rope on Main Street.  My mom? Not so much.  She's like... we have annual passes we can just show up whenever and do whatever ;D  Eleven year old me did not care.  I had to be there the moment it opened haha.  It's been forever though.  I might do that for Galaxy's Edge though if I can shove my roommates out the door at the buttcrack of dawn.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Violet on March 20, 2019, 02:09:01 PM
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I had an annual pass as a kid and loved to get there when they dropped the rope on Main Street.  My mom? Not so much.  She's like... we have annual passes we can just show up whenever and do whatever ;D  Eleven year old me did not care.  I had to be there the moment it opened haha.  It's been forever though.  I might do that for Galaxy's Edge though if I can shove my roommates out the door at the buttcrack of dawn.

I feel like 20 years ago, your mom was probably right! Even 10 years ago it was a lot less busy than it is nowadays  :(
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 20, 2019, 03:01:27 PM
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I feel like 20 years ago, your mom was probably right! Even 10 years ago it was a lot less busy than it is nowadays  :(

Except for Indiana Jones and the new Tomorrowland.  I remember waiting 5 hours for Indiana Jones and at least 3-4 for Rocket Rods.  My friend had an accessibility pass the first couple years Rocket Rods was open, though, so we got to skip the line a lot.  But then she got better haha.  I mean... yay obviously. But oh god that line didn't die down for years.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on March 20, 2019, 03:05:00 PM
[member=4434]Angel_[/member] [member=314]Transmute Jun[/member] are either of you thinking of trying to go on opening day? or are u taking about around SDCC?
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 20, 2019, 03:13:05 PM
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[member=4434]Angel_[/member] [member=314]Transmute Jun[/member] are either of you thinking of trying to go on opening day? or are u taking about around SDCC?

I'm going the Monday before con.  I fly in Sunday, do Disneyland Monday, head down to San Diego Tuesday, and then SDCC.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 20, 2019, 03:36:22 PM
I can't go on opening day, because of work/family obligations. Both Angel and I have plans to attempt a visit just before SDCC.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 20, 2019, 03:54:32 PM
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I can't go on opening day, because of work/family obligations. Both Angel and I have plans to attempt a visit just before SDCC.

Do you know what day?  Mine is locked in. I've got my hotel and airfare booked.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 20, 2019, 04:12:40 PM
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Do you know what day?  Mine is locked in. I've got my hotel and airfare booked.

Probably Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12. Possibly Friday and Saturday instead.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 20, 2019, 04:33:29 PM
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Probably Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12. Possibly Friday and Saturday instead.

Oh darn.  I'm not even in the state yet, haha. But have fun.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: mickeyjack3 on March 21, 2019, 07:04:06 AM
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Probably Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12. Possibly Friday and Saturday instead.
I’m a Disneyholic, but I’m from Minnesota. It’s going to be difficult, but even though I’ll be in California for SDCC in July, I’m going to wait until next year’s WonderCon before visiting Galaxy’s Edge. I’m excited for you all though. I hope for full reports.


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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on March 21, 2019, 09:42:39 AM
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Probably Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12. Possibly Friday and Saturday instead.
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I'm going the Monday before con.  I fly in Sunday, do Disneyland Monday, head down to San Diego Tuesday, and then SDCC.

If the i'm unable to get in the first day i may be open to either of these time periods-
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 21, 2019, 10:20:45 AM
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I’m a Disneyholic, but I’m from Minnesota. It’s going to be difficult, but even though I’ll be in California for SDCC in July, I’m going to wait until next year’s WonderCon before visiting Galaxy’s Edge. I’m excited for you all though. I hope for full reports.


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I plan on doing a full write up for my website, hopefully publishing it before SDCC.  But idk how much time I'll have between the two lol.  I'm going to try though.

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If the i'm unable to get in the first day i may be open to either of these time periods-

Just let me know if you decide to come during my time period. I've already got my hotel room booked and full so I can't split a room, but I'd be happy to meet up.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 21, 2019, 10:27:13 AM
If you are coming, just LMK, Alyssa!
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on March 21, 2019, 10:33:35 AM
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If you are coming, just LMK, Alyssa!
will do- it'll be school schedule dependent ;) and if i can do a hotel roomshare with a buddy ;)

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I plan on doing a full write up for my website, hopefully publishing it before SDCC.  ....

I may or may not be planing on doing a write up also .... LOL ;) thx for the hotel heads up too



Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 21, 2019, 04:19:14 PM
All Disneyland resort hotels are completely booked the night before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens[ (https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/21/18276212/disneyland-resort-hotels-booked-star-wars-galaxys-edge)/b]
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Those looking to stay on Disney property before they head to the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge better try a different hotel location — or another weekend entirely.

All Disney properties at the Disneyland resort are completely booked the night of May 30, the day before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens. Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel are all full. A booking agent confirmed this with Polygon, and mentioned that partner hotels still have availability.

(...)

As evidenced by the booking situation, hype for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is intense. The full hotel situation comes not only from the excitement, but from how Disney hopes to manage it.

From May 31 to June 23, not only will visitors have to purchase tickets for Disneyland, they will also have to make reservations to enter Galaxy’s Edge. While Disney has yet to release the information on how to make those reservations, thay have said that each registered guest staying at the Disneyland resorts will receive one reservation.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: NCDS on March 22, 2019, 07:41:14 AM
Am I odd?  The first weekend it opens is the one weekend I wouldn't want to be there.  I know they will go all out but ugh the crowds. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Violet on March 22, 2019, 08:26:44 AM
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Am I odd?  The first weekend it opens is the one weekend I wouldn't want to be there.  I know they will go all out but ugh the crowds.

Nope, we're planning on staying far away from that area on opening weekend! haha
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 22, 2019, 08:51:54 AM
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Am I odd?  The first weekend it opens is the one weekend I wouldn't want to be there.  I know they will go all out but ugh the crowds.

Not to mention that there will be issues and I want to give them time to work out some of the bugs.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on March 22, 2019, 10:11:40 AM
Guess I'll go against the grain here, but I love being "first."  If I lived in SoCal I'd have likely booked one of those rooms.  Sadly airfare is expensive and all my time off is used for SDCC (and uh health issues) so I won't be there then.  I was the first guest to enter Innoventions when it opened back in like 97/98.

But I'm weird.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on March 22, 2019, 10:16:43 AM
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Guess I'll go against the grain here, but I love being "first."  If I lived in SoCal I'd have likely booked one of those rooms.  Sadly airfare is expensive and all my time off is used for SDCC (and uh health issues) so I won't be there then.  I was the first guest to enter Innoventions when it opened back in like 97/98.

But I'm weird.

no, it's a thing, being first.
personally, the crowds will be hell for the first year or two imnsho-
but i guess the fast pass option might kick in after a while BUT being first especially in the blogging write-up arena is a thing
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: SamTurtledove on April 02, 2019, 09:55:48 PM
https://twitter.com/Attractions/status/1113200943288541184



https://www.ocregister.com/2019/03/28/disneylands-bathroom-pass-will-make-hours-long-lines-more-bearable-for-new-star-wars-galaxys-edge-attractions/

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When Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run opens in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland the highly anticipated attraction will have hours-long lines and an all-important new feature: A bathroom pass for those who can’t wait that long.
The new bathroom pass will be available in the Smugglers Run queue when the ride opens May 31 at the Anaheim theme park and the Rise of the Resistance queue when the second Galaxy’s Edge attraction debuts later this year.




https://www.ocregister.com/2019/03/28/want-to-visit-disneylands-star-wars-galaxys-edge-brace-yourself-for-big-crowds-and-long-lines/

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Disneyland will restrict access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from May 31 through June 23 to visitors with reservations. Each registered guest staying at the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel or Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel during the initial 24-day window will receive one reservation to Galaxy’s Edge. A limited number of theme park visitors not staying in one of the three hotels will be able to make reservations for Galaxy’s Edge. Disneyland has not yet released details on how the free reservation system will work.

There will be no standby access to the land and we want to make sure that that’s clear for guests,” said Disneyland Vice President Kris Theiler. “We don’t want guests coming to the park thinking, ‘I don’t have a reservation. Maybe I’ll just get in the queue and I’ll be able to get in.’ We’re not going to have a standby line. So it will be limited solely to those guests that have reservations.”

A reservation probably won’t give visitors unlimited access to the new land for the entire day, Theiler said.
“We will be giving guests a window of time, but we’re still working through what that looks like and the duration for that,” she said. “We know guests might want to stay in there all day, but we’ve got a whole big group that wants to get in there. We’re just trying to balance all those things and really deliver the right solution for our guests.”

Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on April 03, 2019, 10:26:05 AM
Ha, I hadn't even thought about the bathroom situation.  I vaguely remember when the Indiana Jones line was like 5 hours long we would run to the restroom and have trouble finding each other in the line again.  My mom got yelled at because people thought she was cutting in line.  lmao it was vicious.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: perc2100 on April 03, 2019, 10:49:45 AM
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Ha, I hadn't even thought about the bathroom situation.  I vaguely remember when the Indiana Jones line was like 5 hours long we would run to the restroom and have trouble finding each other in the line again.  My mom got yelled at because people thought she was cutting in line.  lmao it was vicious.
FWIW most, if not ALL, of the rides w/indoor lines have a bathroom in the que: you just need to ask the employees (I've been in the bathroom in the Indy ride and in Space Mountain).  Glad they're already anticipating that issue for Galaxy's Edge.

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no, it's a thing, being first.
personally, the crowds will be hell for the first year or two imnsho-
but i guess the fast pass option might kick in after a while BUT being first especially in the blogging write-up arena is a thing
The lines will be insane for quite awhile.  I've been an AP holder for the better part of 2 decades and when Carsland opened up the Racers were 2+ hours of waiting for several years later: and even know during peak times of the year 2+ hour wait isn't uncommon.
This is not only going to be crazy, but since there seems to only be one way in or out for attendees it will likely be worse than most places in the park.
Other places in Disneyland that are one-way in/out:
* back corner where Splash Mountain & Winnie the Pooh picture place is
* Toontown

Neither of those are really bad at all (maybe the area by Splash Mountain in the summer), and they're both pretty wide-open areas to make it feel a little less congested.  But I suspect Galaxy's Edge will be a LOT more popular than those areas were since they first opened.

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Guess I'll go against the grain here, but I love being "first."  If I lived in SoCal I'd have likely booked one of those rooms.  Sadly airfare is expensive and all my time off is used for SDCC (and uh health issues) so I won't be there then.  I was the first guest to enter Innoventions when it opened back in like 97/98.

But I'm weird.
Yeah, I'm with you for the most part.  I'm a teacher so I'll have all summer to find lesser-crowded days during the week to check it out, but I def. want to be there ASAP.  As a kid growing up in OH I would see the Disney specials on TV that celebrated the opening of a new E-ticket attraction and I always wished I could be one of those lucky people experiencing the new ride.  Disney used to be great about giving Annual Passholders a sneak-peak the week leading up to Opening Day.  Got to do Carsland, Toy Story Midway Mania, Little Mermaid, all had AP sneak peaks.  It's not uncommon for Disney to do "soft openings," where they'll open up a new ride a weekend early just to do a test run.  They won't announce it, it's one of those "in the right place at the right time" type of deals.  I got to do this the year they changed Space Mountain to the SW version: I was there on a Sat. or Sun. and one minute it was closed like it had been for months and literally 15 min. later it was open with zero line.  So maybe I can get lucky and ride it on a secret soft opening before it opens.  I'm hoping to catch it opening weekend, and I'm staying at Paradise Pier in mid-June so I should at least be able to ride it then.  But I'm with you Angel: I like to ride it first as well
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on April 03, 2019, 11:30:03 AM
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FWIW most, if not ALL, of the rides w/indoor lines have a bathroom in the que: you just need to ask the employees (I've been in the bathroom in the Indy ride and in Space Mountain).  Glad they're already anticipating that issue for Galaxy's Edge.

Huh...  I had an annual pass for about 5 years (1997-2002) and I did not know this. 

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Other places in Disneyland that are one-way in/out:
* back corner where Splash Mountain & Winnie the Pooh picture place is
* Toontown

On the maps it looks like there may be a possible entrance near Splash Mountain/Critter Country for this.  But. as noted above, I'm clearly not the most up to date on Disney stuff.  I've just been stalking maps on the app and Google maps and noticed some construction near a path in that corner.

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It's not uncommon for Disney to do "soft openings," where they'll open up a new ride a weekend early just to do a test run.  They won't announce it, it's one of those "in the right place at the right time" type of deals.  I got to do this the year they changed Space Mountain to the SW version: I was there on a Sat. or Sun. and one minute it was closed like it had been for months and literally 15 min. later it was open with zero line.  So maybe I can get lucky and ride it on a secret soft opening before it opens.  I'm hoping to catch it opening weekend, and I'm staying at Paradise Pier in mid-June so I should at least be able to ride it then.  But I'm with you Angel: I like to ride it first as well

Back in 1998 there was a soft opening for Innoventions and I was the very first guest to step foot in the doors ever.  I wear that badge with pride lmao.  I was stalking the "new" Tommorrowland every day for months.  Also wow the "new" Tomorrowland is two decades old now. I FEEL OLD.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on April 03, 2019, 11:37:27 AM
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On the maps it looks like there may be a possible entrance near Splash Mountain/Critter Country for this.  But. as noted above, I'm clearly not the most up to date on Disney stuff.  I've just been stalking maps on the app and Google maps and noticed some construction near a path in that corner.

Yo I'm quoting myself and double posting I'm sorry.  But this made me want to go stalk it on Google maps again to make sure I wasn't making it up in my mind lol.  This is the construction in that corner in which I speak of:
(https://thegeekiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Entrance.png)
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 03, 2019, 12:00:39 PM
We were just at Disneyland last weekend during WonderCon. There will definitely be an entrance into GE in the old petting zoo area (underneath the railroad tracks) and also another one next to Big Thunder (again, underneath the railroad tracks). We saw the 'doors' and walkways. The doors are currently boarded over, but it's clear that these will be entranceways.

So with 2 ways to access the land, hopefully crowd flow will be a little better than a one-way in-and-out access.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on April 03, 2019, 12:19:10 PM
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We were just at Disneyland last weekend during WonderCon. There will definitely be an entrance into GE in the old petting zoo area (underneath the railroad tracks) and also another one next to Big Thunder (again, underneath the railroad tracks). We saw the 'doors' and walkways. The doors are currently boarded over, but it's clear that these will be entranceways.

So with 2 ways to access the land, hopefully crowd flow will be a little better than a one-way in-and-out access.

Hmmmm so I wonder if the Critter Country construction I'm seeing is a third entrance, or just some backstage stuff.
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Post by: frgx on April 03, 2019, 12:32:22 PM
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Hmmmm so I wonder if the Critter Country construction I'm seeing is a third entrance, or just some backstage stuff.
Disney definitely mentioned three entrances-- one through Critter Country, one near Big Thunder Mountain and the other near Fantasyland.

I found this map--
(https://dealnews.a.ssl.fastly.net/files/uploads/disneyland-star-wars-expansion-map.jpg)

Looks like the closest entrance to the Millennium Falcon ride would be the Fantasyland entrance.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on April 03, 2019, 12:38:10 PM
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Disney definitely mentioned three entrances-- one through Critter Country, one near Big Thunder Mountain and the other near Fantasyland.

I found this map--
(https://dealnews.a.ssl.fastly.net/files/uploads/disneyland-star-wars-expansion-map.jpg)

Looks like the closest entrance to the Millennium Falcon ride would be the Fantasyland entrance.

Aaaamaazing.  Hopefully that helps with potential congestion issues. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 03, 2019, 12:41:31 PM
I didn't see the one in Critter Country, but honestly, when I'm there, Pooh Corner (and Tigger/Cheshire Cat tails) is my primary focus. ;)

But those other 2 sound like the entrances we saw. The old petting zoo is just outside of Fantasyland.
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Post by: Angel_ on April 03, 2019, 01:07:32 PM
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I didn't see the one in Critter Country, but honestly, when I'm there, Pooh Corner (and Tigger/Cheshire Cat tails) is my primary focus. ;)

But those other 2 sound like the entrances we saw. The old petting zoo is just outside of Fantasyland.

I know that area as the old Festival Arena where they did the Hunchback of Notre Dame show.  I miss that show.  So it like hundreds of times i stg.  That place was my childhood.  But anyway, I'm off topic lol.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: perc2100 on April 05, 2019, 12:15:37 PM
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Huh...  I had an annual pass for about 5 years (1997-2002) and I did not know this. 

On the maps it looks like there may be a possible entrance near Splash Mountain/Critter Country for this.  But. as noted above, I'm clearly not the most up to date on Disney stuff.  I've just been stalking maps on the app and Google maps and noticed some construction near a path in that corner.

Back in 1998 there was a soft opening for Innoventions and I was the very first guest to step foot in the doors ever.  I wear that badge with pride lmao.  I was stalking the "new" Tommorrowland every day for months.  Also wow the "new" Tomorrowland is two decades old now. I FEEL OLD.
Yeah, I've been an annual pass now for about 15 years.  I only know because...well...I have stomach issues and if I don't really carefully regulate my diet I have problems.  And...you k now...sometimes you just HAVE to stop into Carnation Plaza for some moderately greasy fried chicken, or to Pizza Port for some more-than-moderate greasy pizza  :P
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 05, 2019, 12:23:43 PM
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Yeah, I've been an annual pass now for about 15 years.  I only know because...well...I have stomach issues and if I don't really carefully regulate my diet I have problems.  And...you k now...sometimes you just HAVE to stop into Carnation Plaza for some moderately greasy fried chicken, or to Pizza Port for some more-than-moderate greasy pizza  :P

Or at the little red cart for a moderately greasy corn dog... ;)
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Post by: perc2100 on April 05, 2019, 12:27:52 PM
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We were just at Disneyland last weekend during WonderCon. There will definitely be an entrance into GE in the old petting zoo area (underneath the railroad tracks) and also another one next to Big Thunder (again, underneath the railroad tracks). We saw the 'doors' and walkways. The doors are currently boarded over, but it's clear that these will be entranceways.

So with 2 ways to access the land, hopefully crowd flow will be a little better than a one-way in-and-out access.
Oh, thanks for that: I hadn't noticed that before.  That looks almost like the sneaky back-door or something (LOVE it)  :P

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Aaaamaazing.  Hopefully that helps with potential congestion issues. 

Thank you all (and Jun) for the clarification.  I haven't poured over any of the maps or anything, so I appreciate everyone steering me right here!  I haven't thought too much about this; for the last couple years it's been more of a "oooh: look at the construction zone!" thing than anything else.  I'm super busy with work the next few weeks (hosting a three-day event on campus; taking a group of around 70 kids to perform in Ireland), plus as an avid Padres fan (season ticket holder) I've been more wrapped up in them as far as extra-curricular brain-thought.  I've been more focused on "when the H does the reservation process go live?!?!?!?!" aspect of SW: GE than anything else. 
I feel a lot better knowing there are multiple ways in/out: thanks!!
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: perc2100 on April 05, 2019, 12:55:45 PM
FWIW I was just told there will be no soft-opening for Galaxy Edge: Disney is considering the May 31 date as a soft opening.  There'll be a press preview the weekdays leading up to May 31, and maybe an employee preview. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: lilredrubi74 on April 12, 2019, 08:22:40 AM
I wish I would’ve seen this before I booked our airfare cause I would’ve gone with you @Angel. We were planning on going when we were in LA for the Thor premier but we ran out of time.
My friend just moved to Orlando so we are probably going to wait till it’s open there.


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Post by: SamTurtledove on April 13, 2019, 10:17:15 AM
Specially Designed Coca-Cola Products Coming Exclusively to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

https://youtu.be/5sAstC56zmE


As we were developing the incredible experiences that guests will explore when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, we knew that we wanted to create something truly special – something that will bring your own Star Wars adventure to life in a whole new way. We reached out to our friends at Coca-Cola, and along with Lucasfilm Ltd. came up with specially designed Coca-Cola bottles that are designed to fit authentically within the Star Wars universe.

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Post by: ocwankenobi on April 15, 2019, 09:18:59 AM
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Specially Designed Coca-Cola Products Coming Exclusively to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

https://youtu.be/5sAstC56zmE


As we were developing the incredible experiences that guests will explore when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, we knew that we wanted to create something truly special – something that will bring your own Star Wars adventure to life in a whole new way. We reached out to our friends at Coca-Cola, and along with Lucasfilm Ltd. came up with specially designed Coca-Cola bottles that are designed to fit authentically within the Star Wars universe.

This is awesome !  See you on ebay lol. 

This pains me to say living 15 minutes from Disneyland.  But we just got back from vacation at Disneyworld I am now #teamdisneyworld.  We all know the constraints of Disneyland due to land and space.  And while Disneyland is the OG.  God the ability and the use of that ability and space of Disneyworld is indescribable.

The "wideness" of the walkways was so refreshing compared to Disneyland.  I dread when my boys want to go on Jungle Cruise at Land because of the bottleneck to Adventure Land due to the narrowness and the DoleWhip Line.

Anyhew.  I didnt want to create a new thread about it so I digress here.  My boys now want to ride Thunder Mountain more so they gets views of the building of the land.  And they like "hanging out" at the Mickey Parking to see the Star Wars Galaxy progress.  Anyone else knows Disneyland locals who are staying at resort hotels to secure entry when Star Wars opens in May ?  Crazy we funatics are. 

So surprising when you combine Star Wars and Disney Funatics together lol.     
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: SamTurtledove on April 22, 2019, 10:23:37 AM
Reservations open May 2nd.

https://twitter.com/Disneyland/status/1120371694156300289

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From Disney Parks Blog:

Specific details on how to make reservations will be available on the Disney Parks Blog and Disneyland.com on May 2 at 8 a.m. PT. You must have a Disney Account to register for a reservation so be sure to create one before registration opens at 10 a.m. PT.


From Disneyland.com:


https://disneyland.disney.go.com/destinations/disneyland/star-wars-galaxys-edge/

Reservations Will Be Offered Starting Thursday, May 2, 2019

Reservations are required for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge visits between May 31, 2019 and June 23, 2019. Access to the land during this time will be available only with a reservation

Please check back on this page on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time for more details. We will begin taking reservations later that day at 10:00 AM.
If you have not already done so, please create a Disney account before Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: ocwankenobi on April 22, 2019, 10:35:08 AM
here goes everything.  do people want to be there first day just to say they did ?  i am wavering.  i guess if i get it cool if i dont cool too then.   
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Post by: Mario Wario on April 22, 2019, 10:53:52 AM
Oh, boy...I hope the Disney servers are ready. Just saying.
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Post by: retired on April 22, 2019, 11:03:53 AM
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Reservations open May 2nd. ...We will begin taking reservations later that day at 10:00 AM.


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Post by: jamiesugah on April 22, 2019, 11:32:11 AM
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here goes everything.  do people want to be there first day just to say they did ?  i am wavering.  i guess if i get it cool if i dont cool too then.   

I was at Wizarding World opening week and it was AWFUL. I do not recommend doing that. Though, granted, there wasn't a reservation system so in that sense it might be better. I wouldn't have minded so much if they had purposely kept attendance down.
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Post by: ocwankenobi on April 22, 2019, 11:36:26 AM
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I was at Wizarding World opening week and it was AWFUL. I do not recommend doing that. Though, granted, there wasn't a reservation system so in that sense it might be better. I wouldn't have minded so much if they had purposely kept attendance down.

ugh !   i love toy story.  but i had no desire to go when it just opened at hollywood studios.  torn i am about this decision.  because there is not try.  there is do. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: justboogie on April 22, 2019, 11:46:16 AM
I'm a "I'll-wait-for-the-hype-to-die-down" kind of guy. Tough to say when the hype for this will die-down. Maybe after a year or so?
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 22, 2019, 11:52:20 AM
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I'm a "I'll-wait-for-the-hype-to-die-down" kind of guy. Tough to say when the hype for this will die-down. Maybe after a year or so?

The hype will die down a little, but expect this to be the number one attraction at both Disney parks until another major attraction opens. Witness Carsland, Avatarland/Pandora, etc.
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Post by: ocwankenobi on April 22, 2019, 12:23:15 PM
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The hype will die down a little, but expect this to be the number one attraction at both Disney parks until another major attraction opens. Witness Carsland, Avatarland/Pandora, etc.

agree with this 100% 

and combined with it being star wars........   

this year at times....  avatar line at times i have seen 240 minutes.  opened 5/2017

this year at times (or worst times i have seen) cars line over 200 minutes.  opened 2012   

 ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on April 22, 2019, 12:24:26 PM
I'm going right before SDCC, so 6 weeks after it opens, and I'm planning on my entire day being spend waiting in lines for the one (two?) rides and to make a lightsaber.  I've accepted that I won't be seeing anything else in the entire park and I'm fine with that.  I've trained for this lol
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Post by: ocwankenobi on April 22, 2019, 12:27:42 PM
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I'm going right before SDCC, so 6 weeks after it opens, and I'm planning on my entire day being spend waiting in lines for the one (two?) rides and to make a lightsaber.  I've accepted that I won't be seeing anything else in the entire park and I'm fine with that.  I've trained for this lol

just a practice run for waiting for hall H right ? 

kidding....  not kidding.
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Post by: Angel_ on April 22, 2019, 12:34:51 PM
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just a practice run for waiting for hall H right ? 

kidding....  not kidding.

Pretty much though.  Hall H has skewed my opinion on what a "long line" is.  Back when Indiana Jones opened, the line was like 5 hours long.  At that time it was the longest  I'd ever been in.  Now? Not even close.  Thanks Hall H.
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Post by: justboogie on April 22, 2019, 02:07:41 PM
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Pretty much though.  Hall H has skewed my opinion on what a "long line" is.  Back when Indiana Jones opened, the line was like 5 hours long.  At that time it was the longest  I'd ever been in.  Now? Not even close.  Thanks Hall H.

I think another good trainer for long lines is the DMV. In CA, I've seen the DMV line span outside and wrap around each of the 4 corners of the building. It's brutal. Luckily I've recently bought a Nintendo 2ds to make the waiting a bit more bearable. I'll definitely bring it with me while waiting in line for all the Galaxy Edge attractions in the future. 
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Post by: ocwankenobi on April 22, 2019, 02:12:45 PM
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I think another good trainer for long lines is the DMV. In CA, I've seen the DMV line span outside and wrap around each of the 4 corners of the building. It's brutal. Luckily I've recently bought a Nintendo 2ds to make the waiting a bit more bearable. I'll definitely bring it with me while waiting in line for all the Galaxy Edge attractions in the future.

I too have done the Calfornia DMV experience.  I watched an obscene number of Office episodes on netflix.  Had to bring the charger too. 
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Post by: Angel_ on April 22, 2019, 02:14:15 PM
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I think another good trainer for long lines is the DMV. In CA, I've seen the DMV line span outside and wrap around each of the 4 corners of the building. It's brutal. Luckily I've recently bought a Nintendo 2ds to make the waiting a bit more bearable. I'll definitely bring it with me while waiting in line for all the Galaxy Edge attractions in the future.

Yikes!  I don't think I've ever had one that bad.  Longest in a DMV line was about 3 hours.  And that was bad enough.

I'll have my phone and enough power banks to power a small city lol.
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Post by: jamiesugah on April 22, 2019, 02:55:28 PM
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The hype will die down a little, but expect this to be the number one attraction at both Disney parks until another major attraction opens. Witness Carsland, Avatarland/Pandora, etc.

For real, there's a "new" ride at Disney World that my mom has been wanting to go on (Florida resident pass) but every time they go, Fast Passes are gone immediately and the line is almost never less than 2 hours. This ride opened at least four years ago.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 22, 2019, 04:55:10 PM
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For real, there's a "new" ride at Disney World that my mom has been wanting to go on (Florida resident pass) but every time they go, Fast Passes are gone immediately and the line is almost never less than 2 hours. This ride opened at least four years ago.

Would this be Flights of Passage in Pandora/Animal Kingdom?

In Magic Kingdom the hot ride (FP gone immediately) is Seven Dwarves' Mine Train. In Epcot it is the Frozen ride, and in Hollywood Studios (until Star Wars opens) it is Slinky Dog Dash.
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Post by: jamiesugah on April 22, 2019, 06:49:17 PM
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Would this be Flights of Passage in Pandora/Animal Kingdom?

In Magic Kingdom the hot ride (FP gone immediately) is Seven Dwarves' Mine Train. In Epcot it is the Frozen ride, and in Hollywood Studios (until Star Wars opens) it is Slinky Dog Dash.

Seven Dwarves' Mine Train. I think they may have gotten to do Flights of Passage but I'm not sure. Dad is a big fan of Avatar for some reason.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on April 22, 2019, 06:55:38 PM
Looks like there are some rooms left at Disneyland for the premiere weekend:

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Rooms that sleep up to five were available for $763 a night at the higher-end Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. No rooms were listed as available for opening day at the Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier Hotel. Spots at all three hotels were still available later that weekend for prices starting at $561.

Source (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-22/-763-disney-rooms-are-all-that-s-left-for-star-wars-opening).
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Post by: retired on April 22, 2019, 08:31:53 PM
Yep i have a room as insurance. Hoping for the free reservation may 2nd

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Post by: ocwankenobi on April 22, 2019, 09:09:27 PM
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Would this be Flights of Passage in Pandora/Animal Kingdom?

In Magic Kingdom the hot ride (FP gone immediately) is Seven Dwarves' Mine Train. In Epcot it is the Frozen ride, and in Hollywood Studios (until Star Wars opens) it is Slinky Dog Dash.

I found the avatar ride one of a kind amazing.  and i am hardly a fan of the movie or cameron lol. 

Huge fan of Slinky Dog. 

Dwarves ride is just so darn short. 

Frozen ride at opening is a pretty short wait.  Because most at opening are heading mainly to test track. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 01, 2019, 03:01:46 PM
A friend of mine who works at the park has stated that employees aren't allowed to "sign themselves in" (basically they get a certain amount of free days for themselves per year) from May 31st through September.  A lot of employees who are Star Wars fans are incredibly mad.  YIKES.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on May 01, 2019, 03:45:24 PM
I can imagine that the Star Wars area is going to be overcrowded as it is, and a lot of regular guests aren't going to get to see it because of the reservation system. Not having cast members sign in makes sense, although I understand why they are mad.
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Post by: ocwankenobi on May 01, 2019, 04:23:43 PM
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I can imagine that the Star Wars area is going to be overcrowded as it is, and a lot of regular guests aren't going to get to see it because of the reservation system. Not having cast members sign in makes sense, although I understand why they are mad.

I understand they are mad.  But I personally dont think they should be able to go.  If anything maybe have after hours for staff even the night before I would understand (would be even better for them).  But to take spots in the general day I would lean no. 

Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 01, 2019, 04:34:54 PM
I mean, I too would like the crowd to be smaller, but it definitely feels unfair to employees who have never had this type of blackout block in the history of the park.  They've had a few blackout days before, but I'm fairly sure four months is unprecedented.  They work hard for the park, so this feels a bit extreme.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: ocwankenobi on May 01, 2019, 05:09:41 PM
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I mean, I too would like the crowd to be smaller, but it definitely feels unfair to employees who have never had this type of blackout block in the history of the park.  They've had a few blackout days before, but I'm fairly sure four months is unprecedented.  They work hard for the park, so this feels a bit extreme.

I didnt knowing was 4 months.   Wow.  Maybe limit the number of cast members per day ?
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 01, 2019, 05:12:07 PM
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I didnt knowing was 4 months.   Wow.  Maybe limit the number of cast members per day ?

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A friend of mine who works at the park has stated that employees aren't allowed to "sign themselves in" (basically they get a certain amount of free days for themselves per year) from May 31st through September.  A lot of employees who are Star Wars fans are incredibly mad.  YIKES.

Yep.  As quoted, May 31st through September.  That's very extreme.  Again, black out days happen.  But I don't think it's ever been for this amount of time before.  I COULD be wrong.  But yeah.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on May 01, 2019, 06:07:06 PM
I spoke with a disney rep a day or 3 ago, they stressed that the following info was hearsay & strickly from personal experience.

the rep said, she went to the first day of the cars exhibit under the same type of plan that's seems to be in place for SW. There was also a 4 hour block of time, 8am- noon, noon to 4 etc. Her family had a 8am slot and was able to do everything- 3 rides and see all the exibits-

this gave me great hope that disney would be realistic on the amt of people allow into each time slot. I said, 'It would suck to have a 4 hour slot & stand in line for 3.5 hours of that time' While she didn't say that wouldn't happen- i got the strong impression that it was unlikely 
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 02, 2019, 09:54:40 AM
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/faq/parks/star-wars-galaxys-edge-disneyland-reservation/

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Q. How do I make a reservation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort?

A. To visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31, 2019 and June 23, 2019, Guests need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a reservation to access the land. There is no additional cost to make a reservation, but reservations are subject to availability. Guests staying at one of the 3 Disneyland Resort hotels during these dates will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered Guest); valid theme park admission is required. If the hotel reservation is cancelled, the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge reservation will be cancelled.
If you are not staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel between May 31 and June 23, 2019, you can make a reservation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge starting at 10:00 AM Pacific Time on May 2, 2019; subject to availability.
The primary Guest making the reservation for the group must provide a valid government-issued photo ID at check-in and must be 14 years of age or older, or else the entire party will be unable to access the land.
Important Information About Adding Additional Guests

You may add up to 5 additional Guests.

Each Guest 3 years of age or older will need a reservation.

Each Guest is limited to one reservation.

You will not be able to modify Guest names or the reservation date and time.

You will not be able to add new Guests.

Each adult Guest (age 18 or over) must provide a valid government-issued photo ID to access the land.

During the reservation period, access to the experiences in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is subject to capacity. Once you make your reservation, no changes or modifications will be allowed. Reservations are void if transferred or sold and have no cash value. Unused reservations will be forfeited and not replaced. Please continue to check the Disney Parks Blogfor the latest information.
Learn more about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.



https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/05/heres-how-to-make-a-reservation-to-visit-star-wars-galaxys-edge-at-disneyland-park-between-may-31-and-june-23-2019/?CMP=SOC-DPFY19Q3wo0425190010A

Here’s How to Make a Reservation to Visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park Between May 31 and June 23, 2019
Michael Ramirez
by Michael Ramirez, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

If you are planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland Resort between May 31 and June 23, 2019, a reservation and theme park admission are required. There is no additional cost to make a reservation, but reservations are subject to availability.

Here’s how to make a reservation:

Beginning today, May 2, at 10 a.m. PT, visit the Disneyland reservation page.
You will need to be logged into your Disney Account and have the names of everyone who will be part of your Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation (up to six guests total per reservation).
All guests will be required to have valid theme park admission in addition to their Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation information and valid government issued photo ID. The guest who made the reservation (even if under 18 years old) and all guests aged 18 and over on the reservation will need to bring a government issued photo ID upon check in for your Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation. Guests under the age of 3 do not need a Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation. Only guests listed on the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation with proper ID will be admitted.
Once you make your Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation, no changes or modifications will be allowed. Reservations are void if transferred or sold. Unused reservations will be forfeited and not replaced.
Guests staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel between May 31 and June 23, 2019 do not need to sign up for a reservation as they will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest; valid theme park admission required). If you would like to stay at a Disneyland Resort hotel and guarantee a reservation to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, click here to book your stay or call (714) 520-5060 now! If the hotel reservation is cancelled, the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation will be cancelled.

During the reservation period, access to the experiences in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be subject to capacity. Beginning June 24, 2019, reservations will not be required for visits to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and access to Disneyland park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experiences will be subject to capacity.

For additional reservation questions, please visit our FAQ page.


Reservation Page

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/special-event-reservation/?CMP=ILC-DPFY19Q3wo0502190508190020E
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Post by: SamTurtledove on May 02, 2019, 09:59:50 AM
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/special-event-reservation/?CMP=ILC-DPFY19Q3wo0502190508190020E

Reservations for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Please Do Not Close or Refresh This Page

You are currently waiting for an opportunity to make a reservation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, which will begin at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.
Please note that there is no advantage to arriving on this page prior to that time. However, once reservations begin at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, you will lose your place in line if you close this page or refresh your browser. Reservations are subject to availability.

Thank you for your patience!


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Post by: SamTurtledove on May 02, 2019, 10:26:17 AM
When the page refreshes, you have to log in to your Disneyland account

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Make a Reservation to Visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland Park

Reservations are required between May 31 and June 23, 2019.*

Valid Disneyland Park admission is required for each Guest.

Reservations will not be required for visits to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge beginning June 24, 2019.

Guests staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel between May 31 and June 23, 2019 do not need to sign up for a reservation here as they will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge during their stay.**
Reservations are void if transferred or sold and have no cash value.
Primary Guest

The primary Guest making the reservation for the group must provide a valid government-issued photo ID*** and must be 14 years of age or older.


Please Confirm That All Names Are Correct Before You Make Your Reservation
Each Guest is limited to one reservation.
You will not be able to add new Guests.
You will not be able to modify Guest names.
Each adult (age 18 or over) Guest must provide a valid government-issued photo ID.***

Guest Names only ask for First and Last Name



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Select a Time to Visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Your reservation is only valid during the time period you select. You and your party will be required to leave Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge when your time period is over.


Monday, June 3, 2019

2pm-6pm  5pm-9pm 8pm-12am

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

8-12pm 11am-3pm 2pm-6pm 5pm-9pm 8pm-12am

Show all available times gives same up to June 23rd.


Access to the experiences in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge may be restricted or unavailable depending on Guest demand and other factors. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will open later in 2019. Disney FASTPASS service and Disney MaxPass are unavailable for attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.


Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: clechang on May 02, 2019, 10:31:15 AM
Waited about 30 min before they let me in. Many time slots for the weekend I'm visiting so I'm happy it worked out  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: NCDS on May 02, 2019, 10:40:46 AM
Got in queue and got in to get my friend's daughter opening night.


I messed up and didn't see the add names.  Luckily though they said she is the one with the season pass! 

 
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 02, 2019, 11:27:05 AM
Doesn't seem to be much wait to get a reservation now,

Looks like you can still add your name as a guest on a second reservation and go more than one day.


slot updates
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https://twitter.com/laughing_place/status/1124020202293878791
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: retired on May 02, 2019, 11:32:35 AM
I did not see an 31st 8am slot available. maybe it was there for a minute.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: brand4d2 on May 02, 2019, 11:47:58 AM
This was like Budapest all over again for me...get 4 devices running at 8am, wait anxiously for 2 hours. 

I messed up too, blazed right through the adding of names.  Fortunately I got in later on my sister’s account.   

Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 02, 2019, 11:48:51 AM
And that's that.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190502/da6e09adcc3b95b8aeb26923963e5b23.jpg)
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 02, 2019, 12:13:26 PM
Congrats to everyone who got a reservation!  Please leave some lightsaber materials behind for those of us not arriving until July  ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 02, 2019, 12:20:46 PM
I am anxiously awaiting news of what they're going to do after June 23. I suspect that they will wait and see how the reservation system goes, and then make an announcement as to whether or not it is continuing.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 02, 2019, 12:43:59 PM
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I am anxiously awaiting news of what they're going to do after June 23. I suspect that they will wait and see how the reservation system goes, and then make an announcement as to whether or not it is continuing.

I hope they don't continue the reservation system.  I've already told my travel companion that I plan on spending the entire day in Galaxy's Edge and that he's free to ditch me if it gets boring lol.  With lines expected to be several hours long for, like, everything I'm sure I won't even get to do all the things I want to do.  Though I suppose the reservation system is intended to prevent that.  *shrug*
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: clechang on May 02, 2019, 12:57:28 PM
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I hope they don't continue the reservation system.  I've already told my travel companion that I plan on spending the entire day in Galaxy's Edge and that he's free to ditch me if it gets boring lol.  With lines expected to be several hours long for, like, everything I'm sure I won't even get to do all the things I want to do.  Though I suppose the reservation system is intended to prevent that.  *shrug*

I've read that after June 23, they'll implement a virtual queue and you'll be notified when there's room for you to come into the land.
https://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201903/6684/
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Post by: Angel_ on May 02, 2019, 01:13:18 PM
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I've read that after June 23, they'll implement a virtual queue and you'll be notified when there's room for you to come into the land.
https://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201903/6684/

Iiiinteresting.  Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 02, 2019, 03:48:40 PM
Hmmmm... I wonder ig there will be an advantage for guests of the Disney hotels in the virtual queue... I guess I will have to wait and see!

Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 02, 2019, 04:14:29 PM
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Hmmmm... I wonder ig there will be an advantage for guests of the Disney hotels in the virtual queue... I guess I will have to wait and see!

Thanks for the info!

I already have a non-Disney hotel booked off site and likely can't afford the price difference, but oh man if it helps I may reconsider....  maybe.  Wonder when we'll hear more about the post-reservation system.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: SamTurtledove on May 03, 2019, 08:33:16 AM
Galaxy's Edge Symphonic Suite by John Williams

https://youtu.be/3U5rC7AbZ2Y


Available for streaming and download


Streaming links: http://disneymusic.co/GalaxysEdge


Download links: http://disneymusic.co/GalaxysEdgeDL

Currently only Amazon and Google Play have downloads.

Edit: article had iTunes download link at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/star-wars-galaxys-edge-symphonic-suite-music-inspired/1460749004?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D8



https://twitter.com/laughing_place/status/1124331473731907585
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: ocwankenobi on May 03, 2019, 09:20:12 AM
nice !   

i was lucky to get an opening day 8am slot.  anyone have suggestions on when to go ?  i am thinking 4am.  wed. 

kidding.  barely kidding. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 03, 2019, 10:31:14 AM
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nice !   

i was lucky to get an opening day 8am slot.  anyone have suggestions on when to go ?  i am thinking 4am.  wed. 

kidding.  barely kidding.

Hall H has skewed my perception on things and this doesn't seem too off to me.  But again, Hall H has MESSED ME UP MAN. 

Honestly, this is unprecedented.  The Disney parks have added new lands before, but this is certainly the biggest property to have a new land in my lifetime (I mean, DCA was an entirely new PARK but that's different).  So the standards are kind of gonna be set by those who show up.  But like Hall H, I wouldn't state what time you're showing up.

This does bring up the question on how they'll handle early birds on opening day, though.  Usually people start lining up at the turnstiles before sunrise anyway.  Then Main Street opens and people line up at the rope.  Then it's a free for all.  But this is unique.  I'll be super curious to see what you encounter.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: ocwankenobi on May 03, 2019, 10:36:08 AM
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Hall H has skewed my perception on things and this doesn't seem too off to me.  But again, Hall H has MESSED ME UP MAN. 

Honestly, this is unprecedented.  The Disney parks have added new lands before, but this is certainly the biggest property to have a new land in my lifetime (I mean, DCA was an entirely new PARK but that's different).  So the standards are kind of gonna be set by those who show up.  But like Hall H, I wouldn't state what time you're showing up.

This does bring up the question on how they'll handle early birds on opening day, though.  Usually people start lining up at the turnstiles before sunrise anyway.  Then Main Street opens and people line up at the rope.  Then it's a free for all.  But this is unique.  I'll be super curious to see what you encounter.

i would say i am in line already.  but that is so cliche and 2018.

well.  its a new "thing".  but the time slots have to help.  its just a matter of how much time of your slot will be taken by waiting through stuff to get in.  i think if i can get through security should be "okay"  anywhere inside the park at 8 is my goal.  will give a update.   

Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: chocolateshake on May 03, 2019, 10:37:17 AM
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This does bring up the question on how they'll handle early birds on opening day, though.  Usually people start lining up at the turnstiles before sunrise anyway.  Then Main Street opens and people line up at the rope.  Then it's a free for all.  But this is unique.  I'll be super curious to see what you encounter.

Wouldn't it be cool if on opening day they lined Main Street with Stormtroopers to control the crowd.  If they can bring all those Stormtroopers to comic-con, they should be able to round some up for opening day of Star Wars Land.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 03, 2019, 10:47:52 AM
Just a word about early lineups....

The entrance plaza and downtown Disney are secure areas. You can enter the areas overnight, but they will sweep the area in the morning  and remove everyone. Then they will start clearing people at security checkpoints and letting them in. So your 'early morning arrival' is actually at the security gates.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 03, 2019, 11:08:44 AM
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Just a word about early lineups....

The entrance plaza and downtown Disney are secure areas. You can enter the areas overnight, but they will sweep the area in the morning  and remove everyone. Then they will start clearing people at security checkpoints and letting them in. So your 'early morning arrival' is actually at the security gates.

HA yes.  It's been a long time since I've done an early morning line up.  I think circa 2000 or so.  Before the plaza was what it is today.  From my understanding the Main Street and rope drop systems are the same, but the plaza I'm a bit lost on how that'll function.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Violet on May 03, 2019, 01:31:05 PM
We are going with CorgiKohmander on June 8th! We agreed that we didn't want to deal with the chaos of opening weekend. Plus this gives us the opportunity to see how things go for a week and figure out what the best strategy is  ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Mario Wario on May 03, 2019, 02:26:18 PM
So ready to try to get a Sith robe that is crazily expensive.  >:D

If available of course... ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 03, 2019, 02:56:22 PM
I'm wondering how much the custom lightsabers and droids will be.  My guess is hella expensive.  But I wanna do it anyway.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: NCDS on May 04, 2019, 10:04:04 AM
Thanks [member=5815]ocwankenobi[/member] for sending me this.

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Post by: ocwankenobi on May 04, 2019, 10:18:33 AM
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Thanks [member=5815]ocwankenobi[/member] for sending me this.

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that was a secret !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    jk.  i hope this helps many of us.  they really needed a walk through like the hotels.  now they have to deal with what they created.  but its disney and doesn't surprise me at all that they are trying to make it right.  disney rules lol.   
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Mario Wario on May 04, 2019, 10:27:57 AM
Heads up, looks like Star Wars fans won’t be able to cosplay while attending Galaxy’s Edge. Even if you bought an item there.

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I'm wondering how much the custom lightsabers and droids will be.  My guess is hella expensive.  But I wanna do it anyway.
It is going to be worth it. ;) Even if Disney was charging $500, I probably would still get one. Lol Yet I hope they don’t.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: NCDS on May 04, 2019, 10:32:34 AM
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that was a secret !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    jk.  i hope this helps many of us.  they really needed a walk through like the hotels.  now they have to deal with what they created.  but its disney and doesn't surprise me at all that they are trying to make it right.  disney rules lol.

The part where they ask him to share it with EVERYONE was a dead giveaway it was a secret.   :P


Agreed I needed a walkthrough.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: darlenealderson on May 04, 2019, 01:33:19 PM
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I think another good trainer for long lines is the DMV. In CA, I've seen the DMV line span outside and wrap around each of the 4 corners of the building. It's brutal. Luckily I've recently bought a Nintendo 2ds to make the waiting a bit more bearable. I'll definitely bring it with me while waiting in line for all the Galaxy Edge attractions in the future.

In Colorado, if you go in right before they close, they have to serve you and thus work a LOT faster. You can also check wait times online.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: perc2100 on May 06, 2019, 12:14:03 PM
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Hall H has skewed my perception on things and this doesn't seem too off to me.  But again, Hall H has MESSED ME UP MAN. 

Honestly, this is unprecedented.  The Disney parks have added new lands before, but this is certainly the biggest property to have a new land in my lifetime (I mean, DCA was an entirely new PARK but that's different).  So the standards are kind of gonna be set by those who show up.  But like Hall H, I wouldn't state what time you're showing up.

This does bring up the question on how they'll handle early birds on opening day, though.  Usually people start lining up at the turnstiles before sunrise anyway.  Then Main Street opens and people line up at the rope.  Then it's a free for all.  But this is unique.  I'll be super curious to see what you encounter.
With the exception of the 24 hour day Disneyland does annually, they (and Anaheim) are fairly hard corps about waiting in lines over night or super early in the morning or what not.  Even so, when they do the Rope Drop you're right: it IS a free-for-all so it's possible someone who slept over night is STILL going to be behind an obnoxious family who just kind of pushed their way to the front. 
With the pseudo-'Fast Pass' Reservation times, I think crowds will be manageableish (certainly moreso compared to general populace when it opens).  If anyone on planet earth knows how to handle huge crowds and lines, it's the Disney Parks logistics crew, so I'm not too worried about it (meaning: I'm not worried at all).  I was 'not chosen' early in the reservation process so I had to "settle" for a day that was later than I wanted but it is what it is. 
Part of me is still hoping/thinking they'll do a soft opening like they often do.  I know employees have gotten a "surprise" pseudo-walkthrough last weekend unexpectedly so maybe regular attendees will as well as we get closer to that late May opening weekend!
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: ocwankenobi on May 06, 2019, 05:15:29 PM
Fyi.   I called the number to add one to my reservation last sat.  The person said there was nothing in the computer about adding but she could do that right now and it is automatically approved.   No email confirmation will he sent.

Scary
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 08, 2019, 02:11:26 PM
I keep hovering over GE on Google Maps hoping they update their Satellite images to a more complete version of the park.  I am ANTSY.  Surely it must look more complete than that now lmao.  Come on Google maps hurry up. This is all I have right now  :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: chocolateshake on May 08, 2019, 02:43:07 PM
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I keep hovering over GE on Google Maps hoping they update their Satellite images to a more complete version of the park.  I am ANTSY.  Surely it must look more complete than that now lmao.  Come on Google maps hurry up. This is all I have right now  :P

I'm surprised that Disney doesn't blurred out the Star Wars portion of the park.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: ocwankenobi on May 08, 2019, 02:47:51 PM
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I keep hovering over GE on Google Maps hoping they update their Satellite images to a more complete version of the park.  I am ANTSY.  Surely it must look more complete than that now lmao.  Come on Google maps hurry up. This is all I have right now  :P

i youtube search "drone disneyland star wars" lol
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 08, 2019, 03:16:15 PM
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I'm surprised that Disney doesn't blurred out the Star Wars portion of the park.

Thankful they don't! It's pretty cool. Even though the images are clearly several months old, when you zoom in the spires have a moderate 3D effect.  As you kind of shift around on the map you see them at different angles.  Way cool.

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i youtube search "drone disneyland star wars" lol

Oh. OH NO!  Now I'm going to be doing this too!
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Post by: brand4d2 on May 09, 2019, 11:45:35 AM
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I'm wondering how much the custom lightsabers and droids will be.  My guess is hella expensive.  But I wanna do it anyway.

I think I read that the sabers will start at $149 so not that bad really...

Meanwhile, I’m trying to be spoiler free and am trying to resist any drone videos ;)
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Post by: ocwankenobi on May 09, 2019, 12:00:34 PM
Update if it helps anyone.  Here is my timeline.

1)  I was lucky to sign up for the opening day May 31st the 8am slot.  I am not saying this to brag please dont think so.  I say this because it applies to what I have to share.
2)  Either I didnt see it (I am positive almost that I would have) or it wasnt there to add other people to my reseration.  So I got an email telling me that I have a spot for me and only me.  I was like ugh did I mess this up or did they not provide the button. 
3)  I got sent a notification from Disneyland from friends that Disney was addressing this issue that the button was not obvious or there was a "glitch" and they were allowing a "plus one" to any reservation of one person by calling them.
4)  I called the number last Saturday.  The person on the phone said it has been noted and it was not set in stone but if approved I will receive and email the following Tuesday or Thursday.  And to make sure to call back in a week.
5)  I called on Monday just to see if I could get any more information.  The person said that there was no update of my reservation in their system.  A little unnerving.  But she said she took care of it and that it is auto approved.  And that was the end of it.  I should not expect any email confirmation because it is done.
6)  I got a confirmation email today (Thursday) lol
7)  I also asked about the conflicting reports about lining up overnight etc....  You are allowed to lineup overnight as far as the person on the phone knows.  And she also put me on hold to get answers from other people during the call.  BUT there will be DIFFERENT lines for those with reservations to Galaxy and general admission.  And people will not be allowed into the esplanade or in an attendee made line beforehand until 6am.  She also said that the parking lots will be open at 530. 

That is the latest information that I have acquired.  I do not know how much of it is true or if it will change.  But hoping this might help. 

 ;D   
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Post by: alyssa on May 09, 2019, 01:47:11 PM
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I think I read that the sabers will start at $149 so not that bad really...

ok, $150... i can do
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Post by: Angel_ on May 09, 2019, 03:13:24 PM
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I think I read that the sabers will start at $149 so not that bad really...

Meanwhile, I’m trying to be spoiler free and am trying to resist any drone videos ;)

That's only slightly more expensive than I was guessing.  I was thinking $80-100.  So I think I can justify paying more for the experience of building it myself.  Sounds fun.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 16, 2019, 04:35:31 PM
Sorry to double post but this thread has been dead for several days and I have new info to add.  I apologize.

I'm seeing some chatter on Disneyland forums that Rise of the Resistance is 1) cool but 2) encountering a ton of technical difficulties.  One person on the forum said it'll work for 15 minutes and then go down for hours.  They currently have cast members test riding it.  I'm having horrible flashbacks to Rocket Rods but, from what I can tell there's no fire involved lol.  But ugh.  Hope they fix whatever is going on there and it comes up within a few months.  Might have to do Disneyland again next year if it's not open by July 15th.

Edit: Side note, Disneyland forums are weird. I prefer here. Y'all are my home.  I miss you guys when I'm over there lmao  :'(
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Post by: ocwankenobi on May 16, 2019, 04:52:10 PM
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Sorry to double post but this thread has been dead for several days and I have new info to add.  I apologize.

I'm seeing some chatter on Disneyland forums that Rise of the Resistance is 1) cool but 2) encountering a ton of technical difficulties.  One person on the forum said it'll work for 15 minutes and then go down for hours.  They currently have cast members test riding it.  I'm having horrible flashbacks to Rocket Rods but, from what I can tell there's no fire involved lol.  But ugh.  Hope they fix whatever is going on there and it comes up within a few months.  Might have to do Disneyland again next year if it's not open by July 15th.

Edit: Side note, Disneyland forums are weird. I prefer here. Y'all are my home.  I miss you guys when I'm over there lmao  :'(

Disney forums are cool AND scary !  Some are uber cliquey.  I only feel comfortable in two forums and this one is one of them. 

The ROR ride (yes I made that acronym up so smart) is my main thing I want from the land.  That and a custom fancy lightsaber.  So I am looking forward to it.  Would be funny if it crashed and there was fire and we thought it was part of the ride. 

Actually typing that out.  That is not funny at all......  I love it on Buzz when the ride stops due to loading or glitch.  Put my pod in front of a triangle !!!!! 
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Post by: Angel_ on May 16, 2019, 05:36:30 PM
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Disney forums are cool AND scary !  Some are uber cliquey.  I only feel comfortable in two forums and this one is one of them. 

The ROR ride (yes I made that acronym up so smart) is my main thing I want from the land.  That and a custom fancy lightsaber.  So I am looking forward to it.  Would be funny if it crashed and there was fire and we thought it was part of the ride. 

Actually typing that out.  That is not funny at all......  I love it on Buzz when the ride stops due to loading or glitch.  Put my pod in front of a triangle !!!!!

You local or plan on making a trip out there?  I can really only afford to do Disneyland at the same time as SDCC due to airfare so I'm hoping it's ready by then or I have to put it off to next year.  But if you're local you might hold out until it officially opens.

And yeah I'm tooootally going to get a lightsaber too. Maybe a droid.  I'm going to hemorrhage money basically.
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Post by: ocwankenobi on May 16, 2019, 06:25:28 PM
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You local or plan on making a trip out there?  I can really only afford to do Disneyland at the same time as SDCC due to airfare so I'm hoping it's ready by then or I have to put it off to next year.  But if you're local you might hold out until it officially opens.

And yeah I'm tooootally going to get a lightsaber too. Maybe a droid.  I'm going to hemorrhage money basically.

I am local.  13 minutes away.  We got reservation tickets by chance/luck for opening day May 31st. 

Before you go in July.  Look up youtube videos about people experiences etc.  You will have a lot more data by that time.  I have already looked at the one where you choose which lightsaber and the options lol.  I will check in with my experience as well.  Probably what NOT to do lol.  I just found out on a video yesterday that there is another entrance near the Winnie the Pooh ride.  Had no idea. 
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Post by: Mel on May 16, 2019, 06:47:04 PM
Have you guys tried the Mice Chat forums? I think it's probably the best. I've been a part of the Disney Parks online communities since they were all on Usenet (rec.arts.disney.parks and alt.disney.disneyland). Most of the people who post at Mice Chat have been around for ages and know their stuff.
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Post by: Angel_ on May 16, 2019, 06:55:02 PM
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Have you guys tried the Mice Chat forums? I think it's probably the best. I've been a part of the Disney Parks online communities since they were all on Usenet (rec.arts.disney.parks and alt.disney.disneyland). Most of the people who post at Mice Chat have been around for ages and know their stuff.

Micechat is where I got the info that the right keeps breaking actually haha.  It's near the bottom of the post here (https://discuss.micechat.com/forum/disney-theme-park-news-and-discussion/disneyland-resort/8587565-entertainment-cancelled-in-star-wars-galaxy-s-edge).
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Post by: brand4d2 on May 17, 2019, 08:52:10 PM
I added a guest to my reservation yesterday and they said to be expecting another confirmation email with the added guest's name sometime in the near future.

On the topic of Disneyland forums, I used to be extremely active in one but gave up when it no longer was a positive experience.   
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Post by: Mel on May 17, 2019, 09:18:19 PM
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Micechat is where I got the info that the right keeps breaking actually haha.  It's near the bottom of the post here (https://discuss.micechat.com/forum/disney-theme-park-news-and-discussion/disneyland-resort/8587565-entertainment-cancelled-in-star-wars-galaxy-s-edge).

Ahhhh, yep. Doesn't surprise me. That's definitely the forum to watch to keep your eyes on insider information and intel.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 20, 2019, 05:13:30 PM
So the lightsaber's are going to be $200 (https://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/handbuilt-lightsabers-in-star-wars-galaxys-edge-will-cost-199-99/).  Which is a bit more than we were speculating back a few pages.
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Post by: alyssa on May 21, 2019, 08:48:30 PM
John Williams in Disneyland: The Story Behind His ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Theme

For only the second time in more than four decades of “Star Wars” music, legendary composer John Williams has written a new theme for a “Star Wars” project that is distinct from his film scores for those galaxies far, far away.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the much-anticipated attraction that will open at Disneyland on May 31, inspired the five-time Oscar winner to pen a five-minute “symphonic suite” that musically encapsulates the remote outpost on planet Batuu along with the various outlaws and rebels that parkgoers will encounter there.

Interviews with those closely associated with the project say that Williams’ participation was a long time in the planning stages. Matt Walker, executive in charge of music for Walt Disney Imagineering, tells Variety that since the outpost didn’t exist in the films, it would need “its own score, one that belonged to it, but of course lived within the universe of John’s writings for the films.”
for more click on the link


https://variety.com/2019/music/news/john-williams-new-theme-music-star-wars-galaxys-edge-disneyland-1203220959/
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Post by: brand4d2 on May 22, 2019, 12:02:20 AM
This site has price listings for a lot of the Galaxy’s Edge merchandise.   Looks like most of my purchases will be from the Toydarian Toymakers. 

https://blog.practicalwdw.com/2019/05/galaxys-edge-merchandise-prices.html?m=1 (https://blog.practicalwdw.com/2019/05/galaxys-edge-merchandise-prices.html?m=1)
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Post by: alyssa on May 22, 2019, 06:36:43 AM
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This site has price listings for a lot of the Galaxy’s Edge merchandise.   Looks like most of my purchases will be from the Toydarian Toymakers. 

https://blog.practicalwdw.com/2019/05/galaxys-edge-merchandise-prices.html?m=1 (https://blog.practicalwdw.com/2019/05/galaxys-edge-merchandise-prices.html?m=1)
wow, going all out with the merch.... //thats a lot of stuff
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Post by: Angel_ on May 22, 2019, 10:12:02 AM
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This site has price listings for a lot of the Galaxy’s Edge merchandise.   Looks like most of my purchases will be from the Toydarian Toymakers. 

https://blog.practicalwdw.com/2019/05/galaxys-edge-merchandise-prices.html?m=1 (https://blog.practicalwdw.com/2019/05/galaxys-edge-merchandise-prices.html?m=1)

Oh darn. The website is blocked at work.  But I can feel that emoji that's a dollar sign with wings flying away DEEP IN MY BONES.  I'm going to hemorrhage so much money there before I even get to SDCC.  I'm already aiming for the $200 lightsaber and I really really should not.
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Post by: chocolateshake on May 22, 2019, 11:08:22 AM
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Oh darn. The website is blocked at work.  But I can feel that emoji that's a dollar sign with wings flying away DEEP IN MY BONES.  I'm going to hemorrhage so much money there before I even get to SDCC.  I'm already aiming for the $200 lightsaber and I really really should not.

You can bounce off of a Web proxy to get around blocks.  That is unless the Web proxies are blocked too.  Beware to never type any personal information into a Web proxy.

If you are into FX lightsabers, a couple are on sale at Barnes and Noble right now for less than $50 that normally sell for $200.  Stock is gone online and low in a store now since it's been this price for a few days.  But it never hurts to check your local store.  You do have to order it online for in store pickup to get these prices.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on May 22, 2019, 12:07:45 PM
Someone over on a Disneyland forum posted a detailed write up of the land from a cast member preview.  Full thread here (https://discuss.micechat.com/forum/disney-theme-park-news-and-discussion/disneyland-resort/8588099-swl-cast-member-preview-random-observations).


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You can bounce off of a Web proxy to get around blocks.  That is unless the Web proxies are blocked too.  Beware to never type any personal information into a Web proxy.
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I can't set up proxy's on my work computer unfortunately.
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Post by: chocolateshake on May 22, 2019, 12:17:00 PM
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I can't set up proxy's on my work computer unfortunately.

There's nothing to setup with a Web proxy.  It's just a website you go to.  You go there and then enter the URL you really want to go to and it acts as the middle man.  For example a well known Web proxy is translate.google.com.  You used to be able to use it as a general Web proxy but Google got hip to that and now only allows you to use it if the target language is different from the source language.  Before it would let you translate form English into English so it could be used as a general proxy.
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Post by: Angel_ on May 22, 2019, 12:26:07 PM
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There's nothing to setup with a Web proxy.  It's just a website you go to.  You go there and then enter the URL you really want to go to and it acts as the middle man.  For example a well known Web proxy is translate.google.com.  You used to be able to use it as a general Web proxy but Google got hip to that and now only allows you to use it if the target language is different from the source language.  Before it would let you translate form English into English so it could be used as a general proxy.

Not to derail too much, but I'll just say I don't currently know of any unfortunately.  I apologize if I got us off topic.  Was mainly just saying even sight unseen I know I'm going to be dropping loads of cash haha
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Post by: chocolateshake on May 22, 2019, 12:45:30 PM
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Not to derail too much, but I'll just say I don't currently know of any unfortunately.  I apologize if I got us off topic.  Was mainly just saying even sight unseen I know I'm going to be dropping loads of cash haha

There are plenty of them.  Just type in "web proxy" into your favorite search engine.  I just thought I'd mention it in case anyone has problems looking at something because of blocks.
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Post by: Angel_ on May 22, 2019, 01:55:41 PM
Checked a few proxy sites and they are all blocked. But thank you!  Sorry for the derail!
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Post by: SamTurtledove on May 30, 2019, 02:11:10 AM
https://youtu.be/BFlzXfQb-UQ

#DisneyParksLIVE: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Dedication Moment video replay

start at 4:29
special guests appear starting at 19:40
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Post by: alyssa on May 30, 2019, 07:40:54 AM
just a heads up

both me and [member=2389]Mario Wario[/member] will be doing GE tomorrow, opening day.
I will be posting in this thread pic's etc all. We do plan on doing a write up for the blog but i usually like to include folks as it's happening.

we've got reservations between 11am to 6pm PT.
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Post by: brand4d2 on May 30, 2019, 06:36:32 PM
Looking forward to your report, Alyssa!

Seems like you guys have 2 slots, an 11-3 and a 2-6?  I’ll be curious to know how they handle this and whether you’ll need to go 2 separate times to pick up wristbands?  I have the same situation with an 11-3 and a 2-6 when I go in June. 
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Post by: alyssa on May 31, 2019, 06:32:50 AM
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Looking forward to your report, Alyssa!

Seems like you guys have 2 slots, an 11-3 and a 2-6?  I’ll be curious to know how they handle this and whether you’ll need to go 2 separate times to pick up wristbands?  I have the same situation with an 11-3 and a 2-6 when I go in June. 
appareently we'll have to exit & reenter.
we can pick up the bands 2 hours prior---- we'll see how it all works out ;)
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Post by: Transmute Jun on May 31, 2019, 08:43:56 AM
This was the line to get in at 4 am this morning.

(https://i.imgur.com/nptXqbN.jpg)
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Post by: Transmute Jun on May 31, 2019, 09:00:50 AM
From the opening ceremonies yesterday.

https://twitter.com/ErikDavis/status/1133943154082689024
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Post by: alyssa on May 31, 2019, 09:44:14 AM
We have been banded. Simple easy process.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/5ad70aebc85e04cb63c0e377b6cfdefb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/0c14cbc77c883aaa436ccb163f9d52b5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/ae88e2698e2112f494573b5a7f28fdcb.jpg)

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Post by: alyssa on May 31, 2019, 10:42:53 AM
Waiting to get in
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Post by: alyssa on May 31, 2019, 11:10:40 AM
In line for oga's cantina
They're say a 45 min que(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/ad0643d94cc0342dd516a3f7eea4b4ac.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/16003f48f8e7cee8f95ec1878e4f0cb5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/a4d421dd37ef7102769955dc4eae5f05.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/b2a67776c026c4907622ced1245df25a.jpg)

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Post by: alyssa on May 31, 2019, 11:42:08 AM
Oga's(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/071556344e391cf86f38c64b8cff2d41.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/02fe00ee71116853d049b05ade1b9731.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/b317f2b0e5f09ef7866a1693f71101b6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/8f6766ae692cef89a1a000ef309d3596.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/1afb762bc89e53813ec495c30dc8571c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/109b33059e23d84b7280228c521795a4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/1274e471484c14e24b61b56afd4da7a2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/a609062e173c77da883dcab363c7490c.jpg)

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Post by: mllNY on May 31, 2019, 12:54:04 PM
but have you built a lightsaber or droid yet [member=1]alyssa[/member] [member=1233]jopari[/member]

in the last photo looks like a bit of walking space behind you, lol
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Post by: brand4d2 on May 31, 2019, 03:39:14 PM
Thanks for the photos so far, Alyssa!  Looks like you all are having an incredible time.  Also looks like your cast member source was correct and that it’s being run like the Cars Land previews a few years back.  We had ample room to wander around and could even ride Radiator Springs Racers as many times as we wished.

So if there is a need to pick up wristbands for the 2nd of consecutive slots (11-3 and 2-6), an hour will need to be sacrificed and maybe it’s more advantageous to leave from 2-3 and come back to re-enter SWGE as quickly as possible? 
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Post by: alyssa on May 31, 2019, 03:46:59 PM
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but have you built a lightsaber or droid yet [member=1]alyssa[/member] [member=1233]jopari[/member]

in the last photo looks like a bit of walking space behind you, lol
No
We have tried. We are still hopeful

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Post by: alyssa on May 31, 2019, 03:52:56 PM
More pics(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/db3adcc0643f29d6ca7ce4dd7b999c8d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/244865e439dc45f047bc93c915943b25.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/87a1c96eff9f786adb62b7dac061ab3f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/d582bc60e682d0ba84a35ed5dc8f5fb0.jpg)

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Post by: alyssa on May 31, 2019, 08:44:26 PM
GE after dark,
We are building the light sabers!!!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/1700d780539a1a64dc9b5a3c0af7c2ba.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/8612629dcc771fee099729d5d281f6d2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/8fd56e4f486272141e6e0d29ef0fcd15.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/f6cb3be28ad753e0198452fd63fac0d5.jpg)

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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on June 01, 2019, 05:22:25 PM
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Thanks for the photos so far, Alyssa!  Looks like you all are having an incredible time.  Also looks like your cast member source was correct and that it’s being run like the Cars Land previews a few years back.  We had ample room to wander around and could even ride Radiator Springs Racers as many times as we wished.

So if there is a need to pick up wristbands for the 2nd of consecutive slots (11-3 and 2-6), an hour will need to be sacrificed and maybe it’s more advantageous to leave from 2-3 and come back to re-enter SWGE as quickly as possible? 
regarding the 2 over lapping time slots, we decided to leave early for the first slot, and return late for the second slot- we needed to do some pin hunting and package drop off.
in general i would say there are 4 main attractions, the ride in the falcon, the light saber build, oga's and the droid build. my order of enjoyment was
1) light saber build
2) oga's
3) Falcon ride
4) droid build

it seems as tho it's possible to do either the light saber build OR oga's. we went to oga's first then tried to do the light saber- it was booked for the time block. we tried periodically then committed to doing it and applied sdcc techniques -- line up early & fast walk straight there.

the falcon ride was fun enough to do it twice if the line isn't long- just keep an eye on the app!

the droid build didn't seem worth it and was skipped.

Oga's was a blast! but was went with folks who enjoyed that sort of thing ;) iow- ***great*** company makes this place the most enjoyable!
food and drink evaluation;
love love love the blue milk! - the green is odd--- it was ok but not for everyone
according to my buddies the drink Jet Juice tasted like jet fuel - but they seemed to like it LOL //i did not try it
I tried the Fuzzy Tauntaun- it was really interesting- i am still having a hard time identifying the flavors
there was mixed reviews on the beer but the general consensus is that it was normal craft beer-  As folks can see from the menu the souvenir glasses are expencive- they seem to all be made of plastic.


shopping;
k, wow can disney do merch. I went in saying i may get a fridge magnet & a tee shirt.... (don't laugh) and ended up spending at least
$150 on clothing & hats (3 t-shirts and 2 hats)
$210 on the light saber
$60 on food & drinks,
$100 on a Jyn necklace  -- which totally was *needed* for my Jyn cosplay ;)
$70 on pins & a coffee cup
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Post by: alyssa on June 01, 2019, 06:02:31 PM
Pictures of what I bought

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The plain pin above is the pin that came with the light saber.
Yes I did get the 'Power and control' kit to build.
I had intended to get the 'Peace and Justice' kit but the P&C kit (black/gray/red) called to me.
the light saber is 2 lbs and 8 oz approx. unlike any other light saber i've held before, solid. If i had a fighting blade on it.... ;)

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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: mllNY on June 01, 2019, 06:15:25 PM
figured there would be some opening day pins!

[member=1]alyssa[/member]

Probably wouldn't buy as many shirts and the necklace but would consider a second lightsaber after I built my own

looks like you guys had fun

At celebration I remember at the GE booth them saying some items at black spire are just placed anywhere and that like not everything is out and you can talk to people to trade for items or you had to ask a certain way to get something specific. Any of that?
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Post by: alyssa on June 01, 2019, 06:32:42 PM
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figured there would be some opening day pins!

[member=1]alyssa[/member]

Probably wouldn't buy as many shirts and the necklace but would consider a second lightsaber after I built my own

looks like you guys had fun

At celebration I remember at the GE booth them saying some items at black spire are just placed anywhere and that like not everything is out and you can talk to people to trade for items or you had to ask a certain way to get something specific. Any of that?
one of the other folks knew about the pins- i just tried to get the ones that were unique. the flip down one with the MF and 2019 is, we thougt the real unique one- there was another one we missed tho.

we didn't encounter any 'things to ask for' aside from the light saber build place- that was a little hidden- not really tho ;)

yeah i know- to many shirts but
the black one is super special- I'll probably wear it at con - it's just really neat & i didn't see it till late in the day.
the blue shirt is the opening day/week/month shirt. and the red one is just me-
the two hats--- well i forgot my hat so was getting burnt - then i found the rebel hat...
i cun understand a guy not wanting a necklace ... but think of it as the *singularly perfect* accessory to the cosplay outfit- I've been looking for a Jyn kyber crystal for a year & a half
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: brand4d2 on June 01, 2019, 10:37:42 PM
Wow, that is an SDCC worthy haul there [member=1]alyssa[/member]! 

Looks like I won’t be doing the overlapping slots after all, just going to the earlier one as my grandmother went to be one with the Force this week and I’ll need to cut that visit short in order to pay last respects to her. 

As a pass holder, I’ll be back many times and will aim for a monthly visit.  Just looking through photos and videos, I know I’ll enjoy simply walking through Galaxy’s Edge even if I don’t do any of the attractions. 
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Post by: alyssa on June 02, 2019, 03:30:00 AM
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Wow, that is an SDCC worthy haul there [member=1]alyssa[/member]! 

Looks like I won’t be doing the overlapping slots after all, just going to the earlier one as my grandmother went to be one with the Force this week and I’ll need to cut that visit short in order to pay last respects to her. 

As a pass holder, I’ll be back many times and will aim for a monthly visit.  Just looking through photos and videos, I know I’ll enjoy simply walking through Galaxy’s Edge even if I don’t do any of the attractions. 


i am sorry to hear that- its never easy when someone leaves this plane of existences- please accept my sympathy

my recommendation is to pick the one thing you most want to do, apply sdcc rules and focus on that- the longest line was for oga's - the hardest reservation was the lightsaber build
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Post by: alyssa on June 02, 2019, 09:16:58 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxfWtLVYVhU

a neat breakdown of the custom lightsaber's themselves


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Probably wouldn't buy as many shirts and the necklace but would consider a second lightsaber after I built my own

yes, i kind of wish i had spent more time in the light saber shop, there was pre-built saber i would enjoy.... LOL //eyeroll--- am i going to start collecting lightsabers now LOL //I am sooooo weak
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Post by: chocolateshake on June 02, 2019, 11:07:42 AM
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a neat breakdown of the custom lightsaber's themselves


eta: yes, i kind of wish i had spent more time in the light saber shop, there was pre-built saber i would enjoy.... LOL //eyeroll--- am i going to start collecting lightsabers now LOL //I am sooooo weak

That's the video that changed my mind.  I was lukewarm on the lightsabers due to the cost.  You can get FX lightsabers for a quarter of that on sale.  The ability to change the kyber crystals sold me.  Now the hurdle is being able to get up there.

Did you get a SoCal pass?
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Post by: alyssa on June 02, 2019, 01:01:59 PM
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That's the video that changed my mind.  I was lukewarm on the lightsabers due to the cost.  You can get FX lightsabers for a quarter of that on sale.  The ability to change the kyber crystals sold me.  Now the hurdle is being able to get up there.

Did you get a SoCal pass?

i'm thinking of getting a SoCal Flex pass for $455- it gives 2 reservable days within a 30 day period during black out season-- I KNOW i will want to go again for ROTR opening..... ;)

ok i caved and bought a flex pass-- If anyone has an extra spot open in their reservation this week and wants the pleasure of my company... LOL let me know. it might be possible to add me to your open rez.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on June 02, 2019, 02:05:44 PM
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i'm thinking of getting a SoCal Flex pass for $455- it gives 2 reservable days within a 30 day period during black out season-- I KNOW i will want to go again for ROTR opening..... ;)

ok i caved and bought a flex pass-- If anyone has an extra spot open in their reservation this week and wants the pleasure of my company... LOL let me know. it might be possible to add me to your open rez.

Don't forget that you can also easily go again during WonderCon. It's about a 15 minute walk from the Anaheim convention center to the parks.
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Post by: alyssa on June 02, 2019, 02:32:22 PM
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Don't forget that you can also easily go again during WonderCon. It's about a 15 minute walk from the Anaheim convention center to the parks.
and there's d23..... LOL i gave into the mouse
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Post by: brand4d2 on June 02, 2019, 09:37:24 PM
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i am sorry to hear that- its never easy when someone leaves this plane of existences- please accept my sympathy

my recommendation is to pick the one thing you most want to do, apply sdcc rules and focus on that- the longest line was for oga's - the hardest reservation was the lightsaber build

Thank you!   the family and I greatly appreciate it.   

Also, welcome to the Disney annual passholder club!   I just renewed mine a few weeks ago - was considering the flex but because it's a new process, decided it might be better to hear how others are faring with it and the advance reservations.   My work schedule always varies week by week and I don't usually know when I'll be off until 2 weeks in advance.   

For anyone that's visiting soon, a little secret I read just today - if a Resistance member starts yelling out "we are the spark!" and you reply with "that lights the fire" (I think either Poe or Holdo says this in TLJ), they'll hand you some sort of card that you can keep.   Just like secret SDCC swag!

Also, as Alyssa alluded to, it seems that if any lines get capped, just do the old SDCC "walk around in the vicinity but keep a close eye on the line" trick and you should see the lines for Oga's or Savi's or whereever else open up.   The only thing is that here they don't have fire marshals dispersing you  :)

Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on June 03, 2019, 10:02:03 PM
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Also, welcome to the Disney annual passholder club!   I just renewed mine a few weeks ago - was considering the flex but because it's a new process, decided it might be better to hear how others are faring with it and the advance reservations.   My work schedule always varies week by week and I don't usually know when I'll be off until 2 weeks in advance.   
thx
it made sense to do it this year. I think it works out to be about 5 trips to break even. I've gone once. I looked at the ability to book a flex day & nothing was blacked out.
The rest of the 4 trips will be taken 1) before SDCC with friends, 2) When RotJ ride opens 3) I try for another Savi's build experience and 4) I try for another Savi's build experiences.

yes, i may be developing another collection habit ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on June 04, 2019, 09:00:39 AM
i'm waiting to hear how a member of the board faired this morning, he was trying for Savi's..... fingers crossed for [member=2389]Mario Wario[/member]
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Post by: Mario Wario on June 04, 2019, 12:37:37 PM
I’m going to say it, the reservation system works! This morning never felt crowded at all, even when including the 11am group. If you had a chance to go now, do it. 4 hours is enough if you make a plan.

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i'm waiting to hear how a member of the board faired this morning, he was trying for Savi's..... fingers crossed for [member=2389]Mario Wario[/member]
I was able to build my lightsaber. :)

I was group 1 and got done 20 minutes after paying.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: mllNY on June 04, 2019, 12:44:54 PM
everyone building their lightsaber, I'm jealous.

I want to go but being nowhere near the West Coast and with the FL one not open until  August I have to make sure everything is open. So for me at least I am waiting until all the rides are open in the park!

But I still want lightsabers
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Post by: alyssa on June 04, 2019, 12:47:21 PM
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I was able to build my lightsaber. :)

I was group 1 and got done 20 minutes after paying.
which lightsaber did you build..... yes, i may be living vicariously ;)

I was first for the 8pm slot & had to come back at 8;45-
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Post by: Mario Wario on June 04, 2019, 03:12:02 PM
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which lightsaber did you build..... yes, i may be living vicariously ;)

I was first for the 8pm slot & had to come back at 8;45-
I selected “Protection and Defense.” Saber color is green.
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Post by: alyssa on June 04, 2019, 10:52:48 PM
k, so.... between have a drastically lighter class load due to the end of semester & GE on Friday, all.I.can.think.about.is. lightsabers..... which leads ito sparing with blades and getting back into goju ru- a form of martial art-
i've spent all afternoon researching combat lightsabers from https://ultrasabers.com/.

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//i suppose it could be worse
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Post by: lilredrubi74 on June 05, 2019, 09:38:49 AM
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k, so.... between have a drastically lighter class load due to the end of semester & GE on Friday, all.I.can.think.about.is. lightsabers..... which leads ito sparing with blades and getting back into goju ru- a form of martial art-
i've spent all afternoon researching combat lightsabers from https://ultrasabers.com/.


Alyssa
I got my lightsaber in my profile pic from UltraSabers, great guys! Picked mine up at a convention and saved some money that way. Looks like you guys had a great time and I love those hats.
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Post by: alyssa on June 05, 2019, 03:47:02 PM
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Alyssa
I got my lightsaber in my profile pic from UltraSabers, great guys! Picked mine up at a convention and saved some money that way. Looks like you guys had a great time and I love those hats.
i've got my eyes on a setup with a ultraedge heavy duty blade. so i can get into the heavier sparing- plus that blade weights more. i'd rather not go from light to heavy later on. no sound in respect to my wallet.
this is the hilt

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Post by: lilredrubi74 on June 06, 2019, 08:12:16 AM
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i've got my eyes on a setup with a ultraedge heavy duty blade. so i can get into the heavier sparing- plus that blade weights more. i'd rather not go from light to heavy later on. no sound in respect to my wallet.
this is the hilt

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Oh that’s super nice! The sound option can get really expensive but I’m glad I have it on mine but I won’t be using mine for combat, lol!
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: retired on June 06, 2019, 08:21:51 AM
Ahem! stay on topic please lol
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Post by: alyssa on June 06, 2019, 09:55:02 AM
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Ahem! stay on topic please lol
Lightsabers ARE on topic



Rumor has it there may be more lightsaber offerings at Savi's in the future.

See on topic  ;p

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Post by: perc2100 on June 06, 2019, 10:04:59 AM
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Lightsabers ARE on topic



I want replicas of the film props; bums me out those don't seem to be an option for whatever reason (maybe there's some sort of exclusive deal w/FX?).  I get the custom-making thing, and I'd maybe even be interested in mixing/matching different parts from different lightsabers of the movie.  I can't personally justify dropping $200 on a non-movie lighsaber, as cool as these seem (and they do seem REALLY cool, and I might change my mind upon going to Galaxy's Edge and seeing that coolness in person).
The (cheaper) remote controlled droids, on the other hand... ???
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Post by: Car_Low on June 06, 2019, 11:14:58 AM
They have replica sabers for sale at dok ondar’s. There’s Luke’s (ROTJ), darth maul (TPM), Darth Vader (ESB), obi won’s 1st saber,  rey’s, Mace windu, Ashoka tano (white version), Asajj Ventress and  Jedi temple guard.

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Post by: SamTurtledove on June 06, 2019, 11:29:17 AM
I'm more curious in how many Kyber crystals everyone bought.  Those change the Savi's, right or was that the holocrons?
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Post by: Car_Low on June 06, 2019, 11:54:45 AM
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I'm more curious in how many Kyber crystals everyone bought.  Those change the Savi's, right or was that the holocrons?

They can be used in both
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Post by: alyssa on June 06, 2019, 12:18:08 PM
i've heard the red's are sold out. i suspect because of the 1:100 black crystal thingy.
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Post by: Mario Wario on June 06, 2019, 12:49:51 PM
It is due to the black crystal. The staff are limiting on the amount of crystals someone can buy.

Btw, I can’t stop thinking about Galaxy’s Edge. I love Batuu!
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Post by: alyssa on June 06, 2019, 01:18:17 PM
now you understand why i was pestering you so much before you went on the 4th LOL

btw, i'm booking another date on july 12th if anyone else is going that day
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Post by: jclemy on June 07, 2019, 07:59:02 AM
You're all making me so excited. We're going on the 23rd.

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Post by: alyssa on June 07, 2019, 02:16:26 PM
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You're all making me so excited. We're going on the 23rd.

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Ha!!!
Yeah I may understand that, the fourm folks excitement tends to feed others excitement.
Fair warning, you'll want to go back....

I was going through tsa in San Diego. The tsa guy flagged me  .... The guy at the bag check suitcase X-ray Machine  was playing with lightsaber and saying he'd seen 'a lot of these recently' and asked me if there was a convention in  town. Lol

Sry I may have stopped by the bar before my flight
....
Lol




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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: jclemy on June 07, 2019, 02:22:01 PM
I can't wait! My daughter is doing the bibbity bobbity boutique in the morning and I wish they had Rey or Leia. It will be interesting to have Elsa with me in Star Wars land.
She's just as excited as I am.

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Post by: brand4d2 on June 07, 2019, 03:35:09 PM
Next week at this time, I will have wrapped up my reservation!

If all goes according to plan, things should be as easy as SDCC w/out doing Hall H, Ballroom 20, WB autographs, GOT offsite, TWD offsite, Funko line, Hasbro line as I’m not going for Savi’s or Oga’s.   

Already planning a second visit on 6/26 and then hopefully a 3rd before SDCC.

Also been working at reading Aurebesh better.
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Post by: alyssa on June 08, 2019, 02:10:07 PM
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If all goes according to plan, things should be as easy as SDCC w/out doing Hall H, Ballroom 20, WB autographs, GOT offsite, TWD offsite, Funko line, Hasbro line as I’m not going for Savi’s or Oga’s.   

Already planning a second visit on 6/26 and then hopefully a 3rd before SDCC.
from what i hear the reservation system at Oga's might acutally be nice- pop in for a beer type of thing- iirc the beer is $13 for a pint
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Post by: Angel_ on June 10, 2019, 10:27:18 AM
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iirc the beer is $13 for a pint

I was preparing myself for something way way worse.  I'm surprised it's only SLIGHTLY absurdly expensive instead of EXTREMELY absurdly expensive.  ~perspective~
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Post by: Mario Wario on June 10, 2019, 11:32:58 AM
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from what i hear the reservation system at Oga's might acutally be nice- pop in for a beer type of thing- iirc the beer is $13 for a pint
The reservation system for the cantina works. Best thing ever; CM will guide everyone to the spot to make one. No need to run to the cantina.
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Post by: alyssa on June 10, 2019, 12:27:10 PM
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I was preparing myself for something way way worse.  I'm surprised it's only SLIGHTLY absurdly expensive instead of EXTREMELY absurdly expensive.  ~perspective~
the mixed drinks were in the 13-16 range- i plan on consuming more & different types the next time i go....  hehe, the one i had was very very interesting- i'd have it again
the expencive items involved take-away glasses etc
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Post by: Angel_ on June 10, 2019, 01:48:17 PM
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the mixed drinks were in the 13-16 range- i plan on consuming more & different types the next time i go....  hehe, the one i had was very very interesting- i'd have it again
the expencive items involved take-away glasses etc

That's about on par with a fancy night club.  Rum and coke was $12 at Omnia for Rave of Thrones.  More with tip.
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Post by: brand4d2 on June 17, 2019, 09:53:13 PM
I went last Friday and I don’t even know where to begin as far as sharing impressions, reviews and thoughts except that it is one of the greatest Star Wars related experiences one can have!!

If I weren’t local to DL/DCA and a passholder, I would definitely trade 4 days + PN at SDCC for equivalent number of days at Galaxy’s Edge.  It really is that impressive!!! It impresses in huge ways like the super super detail you see all around you but also impressed you in little ways like First Order demonstration rallies being held while shopkeepers are imploring you to not listen to any of that propaganda.  It impresses in subtle ways too - while you see droids everywhere and an X-wing and an A-wing not to mention the Falcon, they’re never showpieces in the way they’d be if they were at SDCC.   Rather, they feel like they’re “supposed” to be there and part of the environment. 

I’ll probably have more to add at a later time as everything is still sinking in!   I had a really, really great time if that wasn’t evident already.
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Post by: SamTurtledove on June 19, 2019, 04:30:15 PM
https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/06/know-before-you-go-planning-your-visit-to-star-wars-galaxys-edge-at-disneyland-resort-beginning-june-24/

Know Before You Go: Planning Your Visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort Beginning June 24




Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been sharing the unique sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Batuu with off-worlders with reservations since May 31. As this epic new land opens starting June 24, there is so much to see and do including strolling the Black Spire Outpost Marketplace, tasting blue or green milk and taking the controls of the Millennium Falcon. Here are some great tips to help you plan your visit to the far-flung destination of Batuu, beginning June 24!

Boarding Groups

For guests wishing to live out Star Wars adventures and access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge beginning June 24, Disneyland Resort may utilize a virtual queuing system, as needed, to help everyone have a great experience. Download the Disneyland app before arriving and check the app or signage the day of your visit to find out if you will need to be part of a boarding group to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that day. The boarding group will save you a virtual spot in line so you can enjoy other experiences while you wait to be notified of a time to enter.*

You may use the Disneyland app to request to be part of a boarding group after entering Disneyland park, if implemented that day. Simply link the theme park tickets of everyone in your party together on the app to request the same boarding group for your entire party. To see which boarding group is currently being admitted to the land, look on the app or digital signage in the park.

If you enable push notifications on your mobile device, you will be notified when it is time to enter the land. If not, continue to check the Disneyland app or digital signage in the park, and enjoy other experiences, while awaiting your boarding group. You have up to two hours to enter the land after your boarding group is called for admission, so there is no rush!

For guests not using the Disneyland app, a boarding group may be obtained with a park admission ticket at select Disney FASTPASS Service locations such as Haunted Mansion, Indiana Jones Adventure, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain or near the Matterhorn Bobsleds.

Reservations for Savi’s Workshop and Oga’s Cantina

Beginning June 24, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will no longer require a reservation to access the land, although reservations will be required for Savi’s Workshop and Oga’s Cantina, which have very limited capacities. Guests wishing to book a reservation for these experiences may do so on the same day of their visit, beginning at 7 a.m., with a valid credit card Reservations for both experiences will allow access into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the time of the reservation, so it will not be necessary to join a boarding group, if applicable, to enter the land to participate in a reserved experience. Please visit Disneyland.com/SavisWorkshop and Disneyland.com/Cantina for important details.

Go forth, adventurers, and make the most of your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by planning ahead with these new innovative digital planning tools to access Batuu, resulting in more time to enjoy the Disneyland Resort!

*Admission to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is subject to capacity and joining a boarding group does not guarantee entry.


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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: SamTurtledove on June 24, 2019, 07:54:26 AM
Savi  still available


https://disneyland.disney.go.com/savis-workshop-reservations/savis-workshop-mobile.html

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Handbuilt Lightsabers

Theme park admission is required and not included.
Payment will be due upon arrival at the location.
Guests must be at least 5 years old to participate.
Please arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to the reservation time at the check-in location in front of Savi's Workshop- Handbuilt Lightsabers. Check-ins earlier than one hour prior to the reservation time will be asked to return within the allotted window.

Be prepared to present reservation confirmation email, photo ID, and the credit card provided at the time of booking the reservation.

This is a personalized experience that is non-refundable and not eligible for Annual Passholder or other discounts.
Limit one Lightsaber per builder per experience.

Late arrivals may not be accommodated
If you fail to check in for your reservation, the credit card provided at the time of booking the reservation will be charged $199.99 per builder. Cancellations are not allowed.

All information- including, without limitation, prices, offerings and experiences- is subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.
This experience takes place in an enclosed space with low lighting levels.




Cantina and the app is full today.

https://twitter.com/laughing_place/status/1143167925777555458


You don't have to be in park to reserve these.


Update on Oga's

Times still available if box date not struck out.

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/ogas-cantina-reservations/ogas-mobile.html

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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Car_Low on June 24, 2019, 09:34:28 AM
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Times still available if box date not struck out.

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/ogas-cantina-reservations/ogas-mobile.html

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Its only same day reservations so all the other dates will always be struck out.

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/disneyland/plan-star-wars-galaxys-edge/#/drawer=reservations-4
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: SamTurtledove on June 26, 2019, 12:29:30 AM
"Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Purchasing Extra Scrap Metal at Savi's Workshop"


http://anakinandhisangel.blogspot.com/2019/06/star-wars-galaxys-edge-purchasing-extra.html?m=1



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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: SamTurtledove on July 11, 2019, 03:08:59 PM
California gets second in January17,  2020
Florida Dec 5, 2019

https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1149369759328342016


https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/07/timing-for-opening-of-star-wars-rise-of-the-resistance-announced/


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We’ve got some exciting news to share today with the galaxy. We’re opening Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Dec. 5 at Walt Disney World Resort. If this date sounds familiar, many of our fans will recognize it as Walt Disney’s birthday. What better way to honor the ultimate storyteller than by introducing the most immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined in a Disney Park.

When it opens, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will blur the lines between fantasy and reality and will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Guests will be recruited to join Rey and General Organa at a secret base. Along the way, they will be captured by a First Order Star Destroyer. With the help of some heroes of the Resistance, they break out and must escape the Star Destroyer, protect the secret base, and stay one step ahead of Kylo Ren.

As soon as work is completed at Walt Disney World, Imagineers will head back to California to complete their mission at Disneyland Resortwhere Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will open on Friday, Jan. 17. 

Between now and then, we’ll have lots more to share about this immersive, multi-platform experience so keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for updates.



Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Angel_ on July 11, 2019, 03:16:21 PM
So.... who wants to go to Disneyland before SDCC 2020?   :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: brand4d2 on July 21, 2019, 09:28:37 AM
Ha!  By SDCC 2020, I will have been to Galaxy’s Edge/Batuu at least 20 times (I’m already at 4 since it first opened).
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 21, 2019, 09:56:07 PM
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So.... who wants to go to Disneyland before SDCC 2020?   :P

We’re going at WonderCon!
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Zero on July 22, 2019, 12:44:21 PM
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So.... who wants to go to Disneyland before SDCC 2020?   

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We’re going at WonderCon!

If I could afford it, I would totally join you (because I love Disney, ha ha), but man, Disneyland tickets are so expensive these days... >__<
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: mickeyjack3 on July 22, 2019, 04:32:21 PM
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So.... who wants to go to Disneyland before SDCC 2020?   :P
This Minnesotan is coming back to California for Galaxy’s Edge during WonderCon.


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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on August 01, 2019, 07:54:54 PM
Brings back memories of the the other SW symphony...... And the red light saber group ;)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190802/7b07753e2873e28fc5039809ed68b1fc.jpg)

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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: mllNY on August 01, 2019, 08:09:11 PM
the red lightsaber group!
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on August 01, 2019, 08:47:37 PM
It's a lot colder tonight !!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190802/36143351a1d211698438cce0c1fb9a36.jpg)

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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: perc2100 on August 02, 2019, 08:20:55 PM
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Ha!  By SDCC 2020, I will have been to Galaxy’s Edge/Batuu at least 20 times (I’m already at 4 since it first opened).
I went this year the Sunday & Monday before Comic-Con with a bunch of people in my line-up group.  We had a blast!  My family was in tow, so I didn't hang out with them 24/7 (they all got a BnB house I think) but it was a great time to hang out before SDCCI.  A few folks bought lightsabers, and they all went to the Cantina one evening.
I highly recommend it; we all had a blast (though I don't know how comfortable the rental SUV was from Anaheim-SD with all those folks crammed in) :P


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Ha!  By SDCC 2020, I will have been to Galaxy’s Edge/Batuu at least 20 times (I’m already at 4 since it first opened).
Yeah I'm an Annual Passholder and I've been to D-Land WAY more this summer than I typically go during the summer!  I've easily gone 5 times (though twice with Reservations before it opened to the public); I rode he Falcon ride 6 times the first day I went during the 'soft opening' alone!  It really is a fun place for a Star Wars nerd; can't wait for the other ride to open!!
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: TardisMom on August 15, 2019, 09:23:11 AM
We're going to Galaxy's Edge next weekend, yay! 

Of course I'm just now looking into the details and was only able to get a reservation for the Cantina at 8:20am.  I took it, of course, but I'm wondering if there's a chance we can get in later in the day? 

The lightsaber experience has availability before 9:15am.  But I don't need a $200 lightsaber, lol.

Does anyone have any tips from a recent visit?
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 15, 2019, 10:01:51 AM
That's odd... when we went just before SDCC they only took Oga's reservations on the same day, starting at 7 am. You may want to try logging in at 7 am on the day you want to visit and looking for a reservation.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: SamTurtledove on August 15, 2019, 10:43:30 AM
Reservations and Cancellation Policies

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/disneyland/ogas-cantina/

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Reservations

The Oga’s Cantina experience is subject to availability and reservations are highly recommended as walk-ins will be very limited. Separate theme park admission is also required.

A valid, accepted credit card number is required at the time of booking. You must cancel at least one day prior to your reservation to avoid a per person cancellation fee. If you fail to timely cancel and are a no-show, the credit card provided at the time of reservation will be charged $10 per person.

Reservations for Oga’s Cantina can be made up to 14 days in advance. Additional same-day reservations will be made available each day at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for visits that day, subject to availability.


https://disneyland.disney.go.com/shops/disneyland/savis-workshop-handbuilt-lightsabers/

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Reservations for Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers can be made up to 14 days in advance. Additional same-day reservations will be made available each day at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for visits that day, subject to availability.

Cancellations
A valid, accepted credit card number is required at the time of booking. You must cancel at least one day prior to your reservation to avoid a per builder cancellation fee. If you fail to timely cancel and are a no-show, the credit card provided at the time of reservation will be charged $199.99 per builder.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: perc2100 on August 15, 2019, 12:33:45 PM
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That's odd... when we went just before SDCC they only took Oga's reservations on the same day, starting at 7 am. You may want to try logging in at 7 am on the day you want to visit and looking for a reservation.

Yeah they changed the policy when crowds weren't as crazy as they originally anticipated.  Now that process is similar to their regular reservation process.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: TardisMom on August 15, 2019, 07:21:48 PM
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That's odd... when we went just before SDCC they only took Oga's reservations on the same day, starting at 7 am. You may want to try logging in at 7 am on the day you want to visit and looking for a reservation.

That's a great idea!  Cancellations have to be made a day in advance so maybe we can snag a later entry.  If not we'll go with it and enjoy our bloody marys  :D
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: mllNY on August 16, 2019, 09:55:26 AM
anyone know how they are doing with product in the shops. Like I heard they are running low on stuff, especially extra kyber crystals also is it true they discontinued the black crystals from the red tubes?
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: mllNY on August 16, 2019, 10:29:00 AM
There I fixed it for you...

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The lightsaber experience has availability before 9:15am.  But I must have the $200 lightsaber, lol.

I mean the lightsaber is like top reason for me to be going
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: tsnyder on August 16, 2019, 11:32:18 AM
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I went this year the Sunday & Monday before Comic-Con with a bunch of people in my line-up group.  We had a blast!  My family was in tow, so I didn't hang out with them 24/7 (they all got a BnB house I think) but it was a great time to hang out before SDCCI.  A few folks bought lightsabers, and they all went to the Cantina one evening.
I highly recommend it; we all had a blast (though I don't know how comfortable the rental SUV was from Anaheim-SD with all those folks crammed in) :P

I can concur we had a blast!!!!  Just added to the whole SDCC experience meeting up with friends from all over the world to do Disneyland for a couple of days prior.  Believe after us talking it up at the con our numbers will double for next year, especially with Rise of the Resistance and (hopefully) the new Marvel land open.  Think after SDCC would be just as good as well, all depends on timing.   
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: TardisMom on August 16, 2019, 12:04:44 PM
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There I fixed it for you...

I mean the lightsaber is like top reason for me to be going

Lol, I'm probably in the minority  :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: tsnyder on August 16, 2019, 12:22:08 PM
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Lol, I'm probably in the minority  :P

While I didn't get a saber was lucky enough to go in as a guest with somebody that did get one.  It was an awesome experience, they did such a great job with the storytelling and build.  Really made me think about getting my own next year.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on August 24, 2019, 11:47:06 AM
All kiber crystal s are in stock.

And there are new items

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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: rabbitwarren on August 25, 2019, 03:40:05 PM
$3k per person?  I hope this is really all inclusive.

https://ew.com/movies/2019/08/25/disney-star-wars-hotel/?utm_content=link&utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly_entertainmentweekly&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=5B755514-C77C-11E9-BF2F-DF213A982C1E&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR29CBHcef-B6zUO2DoqKwJXdA3htar-KKZTfXjrikUux2afzCW7e3CNEM8
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 26, 2019, 08:44:26 AM
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$3k per person?  I hope this is really all inclusive.

https://ew.com/movies/2019/08/25/disney-star-wars-hotel/?utm_content=link&utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly_entertainmentweekly&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=5B755514-C77C-11E9-BF2F-DF213A982C1E&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR29CBHcef-B6zUO2DoqKwJXdA3htar-KKZTfXjrikUux2afzCW7e3CNEM8

Yes, my understanding is that they are going to make it like a cruise experience, where food and entertainment are included. The cost per person goes down significantly if you put 4 or 5 people in a room.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: semigeekgirl on August 26, 2019, 10:22:25 AM
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Yes, my understanding is that they are going to make it like a cruise experience, where food and entertainment are included. The cost per person goes down significantly if you put 4 or 5 people in a room.

If it's $3300 per person or a 5-person cabin for $7200... that's still $720 per person per night at the cheapest. Wow. Well, never doing that unless I win the lottery.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: NCDS on August 27, 2019, 04:45:49 PM
I already started saving for it.  It may take a while but I am going to this resort!
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: TheOtherMel on August 27, 2019, 04:57:02 PM
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If it's $3300 per person or a 5-person cabin for $7200... that's still $720 per person per night at the cheapest. Wow. Well, never doing that unless I win the lottery.

Aaannnddd straight to the Bucket List it goes.

But i'm looking forward to the first hand experiences people will put on Youtube when it does open.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 28, 2019, 11:22:00 AM
Maybe we can get a group of 5 here on FoCC together to spilt the costs?

In the meantime, the best (and one of the cheapest) souvenir at GE might not be allowed on your flight home....

https://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/star-wars-galaxys-edge-thermal-detonator-coca-cola-bottles-banned-by-tsa/
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Islander009 on August 29, 2019, 06:15:54 AM
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$3k per person?  I hope this is really all inclusive.

https://ew.com/movies/2019/08/25/disney-star-wars-hotel/?utm_content=link&utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly_entertainmentweekly&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=5B755514-C77C-11E9-BF2F-DF213A982C1E&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR29CBHcef-B6zUO2DoqKwJXdA3htar-KKZTfXjrikUux2afzCW7e3CNEM8

Wow!!! Was really looking forward to details about the hotel....I mean with this excursion but that’s quite expensive. I guess I won’t be trying this out for a year or 2 or maybe more. I love the idea though and it reminds me of a very PG westworld for some reason.


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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Mario Wario on August 29, 2019, 08:05:50 AM
If you all are willing to fly and spend that much money on a trip, do a real cruise. As much as I love Star Wars, that price is pretty ridiculous. Yes, I will try this special hotel in Orlando one day, but I bet there will be deals to try it later, so be patient.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: NCDS on August 29, 2019, 09:03:31 AM
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If you all are willing to fly and spend that much money on a trip, do a real cruise. As much as I love Star Wars, that price is pretty ridiculous. Yes, I will try this special hotel in Orlando one day, but I bet there will be deals to try it later, so be patient.


I don't want to do a cruise though, I want to do a Star Wars Hotel.   ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on September 19, 2019, 12:23:05 AM
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anybody planing on going to GE around Designer con?
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Reservations for Oga’s Cantina can be made up to 14 days in advance. Additional same-day reservations will be made available each day at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for visits that day, subject to availability.

anyone want to join me for afternoon cocktails at oga's?
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: perc2100 on September 20, 2019, 09:33:25 AM
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anybody planing on going to GE around Designer con?
anyone want to join me for afternoon cocktails at oga's?
When's Designer Con?  I'm in the early-middle stages of HS marching band season and it feels like I'm in need of my D-Land fix in the near future (albeit on a Sunday since that's my only free day between now and the week of Thanksgiving  :-X )
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on September 20, 2019, 12:03:39 PM
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When's Designer Con?  I'm in the early-middle stages of HS marching band season and it feels like I'm in need of my D-Land fix in the near future (albeit on a Sunday since that's my only free day between now and the week of Thanksgiving  :-X )

Dcon is the weekend before thanksgiving. I've got an ap flex pass so i can book Sat & Sun admission & just go in for a couple of hrs- not the full day. I don't think the second ride is open till Dec. tho.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on September 20, 2019, 12:21:56 PM
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Dcon is the weekend before thanksgiving. I've got an ap flex pass so i can book Sat & Sun admission & just go in for a couple of hrs- not the full day. I don't think the second ride is open till Dec. tho.

Rise of the Resistance is scheduled to open at Disneyland in January. It will open in December at WDW.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: CarrieD on September 30, 2019, 05:39:47 AM
Has anyone confirmed the Aurebesh graffiti in the bathroom says "Mara Jade Lives"
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: brand4d2 on October 01, 2019, 05:34:35 PM
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We had a small little lightsaber gathering last Friday night in the Galaxy's Edge FB and discord groups (I'm team blue way in the back underneath the right red light of the Falcon.   We had taken a photo already when the stormtroopers arrived to ask for our identification  ;)  When none of us complied, they decided to just join us.   

Any DLR locals interested in our next one?  You're more than welcome to join in!   A significant number of people in the photo weren't even members of either group but random people that passed by or that the organizers had invited on the streets of Batuu.   

Since my last post in this thread, I've gone an insane number of times (over 10!), built my first droid, built my first Savi's saber, fixed my Savi's saber with teflon tape since my pieces did not align very well.   I'm still a terrible Millenium Falcon pilot however, never getting more than 5,000 on 3 attempts.   Although I did have terrible gunner and engineer crewmates, I still take the blame.   
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on October 21, 2019, 11:59:50 AM
Yay!!!
Booked two slot on sat nite of DCon and a breakfast slot on Sunday.
Any other AP holders going to Disney/DCon?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191021/17d3ad1ee0ec4c1598a54fae0e591bb6.jpg)

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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: SamTurtledove on December 04, 2019, 04:28:32 PM
WDW Rise of the Resistance dedication


https://youtu.be/j37vPqHQmxU
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: jazzyj on December 04, 2019, 06:09:30 PM
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WDW Rise of the Resistance dedication


https://youtu.be/j37vPqHQmxU

Ughhh I can't wait til this opens in Disneyland in January. With the various ride mechanics and from the videos I've seen so far, this has to be the most ambitious ride that the Imagineering team has ever created. I'm so hyped now!
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 12, 2019, 11:19:36 AM
Have you guys heard about the massive crowds and 'instantly sold out boarding passes' needed for Rise of the Resistance at CE in Florida? Amazing! I will be very curious to see how it works when the ride opens in California in January. Amusingly, the things people at WDW have to do in order to get onto this ride sound like child's pay to we SDCC vets. ;)

In more amusing news, these are the new GE baby changing station signs...

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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: SamTurtledove on December 26, 2019, 03:01:18 PM
https://www.ocregister.com/2019/12/23/disneyland-to-use-virtual-queue-for-new-rise-of-the-resistance-ride/

Disneyland to use virtual queue for new Rise of the Resistance ride

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Star Wars fans anxious to experience Rise of the Resistance will need to book a time to ride the highly anticipated new attraction just after they step foot in Disneyland.

Disneyland plans to use the virtual queuing system when Rise of the Resistance opens to the public on Jan. 17, officials said.

The ground-breaking new Rise of the Resistance attraction in the 14-acre Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed land combines four ride experiences into one.

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The Rise of the Resistance virtual queue at Disneyland may work differently than the system employed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios since the attraction debuted on Dec. 5, Disney officials said.

The Florida theme park initially allowed visitors into the park early and issued Rise of the Resistance virtual queue boarding passes before the official park opening time. Walt Disney World later adjusted the policy and waited to issue boarding passes until after the official opening time of Hollywood Studios.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has also begun issuing “back-up” boarding passes for the virtual queue to create standby groups if time and space allow for additional riders at the end of each day.

Disneyland visitors will need to log into the Disneyland app to secure a Rise of the Resistance boarding pass in the virtual queue. Push notifications will be sent to Disneyland visitors when it’s time for their boarding group to ride Rise of the Resistance.

The goal is to allow visitors to explore Disneyland attractions, restaurants and shops while waiting to experience Rise of the Resistance without having to stand in a long line. Visitors must be inside the park to select a Rise of the Resistance boarding group using the Disneyland app.


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Post by: tsnyder on January 02, 2020, 09:35:36 AM
Our SDCC group just booked our place in Anaheim for our pre-SDCC Disneyland trip.  SO excited to hit up Galaxies Edge and hopefully the new Marvel Campus before the con.
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Post by: sorb3t on January 08, 2020, 01:04:37 PM
The Rise of the Resistance ride looks great! I'm excited to check it out. I'm glad Disney is taking steps to limit the amount of time spent standing in line.
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Post by: alyssa on January 17, 2020, 02:53:53 PM
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Post by: Transmute Jun on January 20, 2020, 11:38:52 AM
Interesting article regarding the RotR virtual queue. It feels like it's treading into SDCC territory...

https://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/202001/7225/
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Post by: stl_ben on January 20, 2020, 11:58:52 AM
Well not sure why they keep calling it a lottery when its not....but beyond that.
Would like a virtual queue like this for panels at SDCC.  Seems similar to what SXSW does with their panels.  No need to wait in line for 12 hours and still not get in....wait in the virtual queue and then go in when your boarding group has room to enter.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on January 20, 2020, 01:12:18 PM
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Well not sure why they keep calling it a lottery when its not....but beyond that.
Would like a virtual queue like this for panels at SDCC.  Seems similar to what SXSW does with their panels.  No need to wait in line for 12 hours and still not get in....wait in the virtual queue and then go in when your boarding group has room to enter.

It's a lottery in the same way that the old system for SDCC badges was a lottery... it's all based on way too many people hitting a button at an exact time.
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Post by: NuncleJoel on January 21, 2020, 11:05:55 AM
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Well not sure why they keep calling it a lottery when its not....but beyond that.
Would like a virtual queue like this for panels at SDCC.  Seems similar to what SXSW does with their panels.  No need to wait in line for 12 hours and still not get in....wait in the virtual queue and then go in when your boarding group has room to enter.

I think it would affect the SDCC experience.  You would also have the potential unintended consequence of everyone trying for every panel.  You would also have to clear the rooms.


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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: stl_ben on January 21, 2020, 11:43:32 AM
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I think it would affect the SDCC experience.  You would also have the potential unintended consequence of everyone trying for every panel.  You would also have to clear the rooms.


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Yes clearing the room would be needed.  But you could not try for every panel you would get a certain amount allowed similar to how funko and signings are handled.
Here is how SXSW does it for example (Which is way larger than sdcc). https://www.sxsw.com/attendee-services/#sxxpress
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Post by: NuncleJoel on January 21, 2020, 11:53:07 AM
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Yes clearing the room would be needed.  But you could not try for every panel you would get a certain amount allowed similar to how funko and signings are handled.
Here is how SXSW does it for example (Which is way larger than sdcc). https://www.sxsw.com/attendee-services/#sxxpress

You would also be punishing people who signed up for back to back panels.  They would lose their seat and be at the end of the line to get back in the room.


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Post by: stl_ben on January 21, 2020, 12:30:10 PM
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You would also be punishing people who signed up for back to back panels.  They would lose their seat and be at the end of the line to get back in the room.


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They would be welcome to leave the panel early....or pair up with someone not in the panel to hold their spot.
It's not perfect, nothing is.  I'm just stating that this method that both Disney and SXSW use could be implemented at SDCC to help eliminate lines, especially lines you may be standing in and have no chance to get into. 
For example I know I have stood in line over an hour for a panel that I did not get into, mater a fact no one in the line got in as people had filled the room 2 hours early and didn't leave.  So not only did people wait with no chance to get in, but many people didn't get to see the earlier (lower demand) panels as people were just filling seats to have them later in the day.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: brand4d2 on January 21, 2020, 06:43:45 PM
I tried for the ROTR boarding groups this past Saturday and got group 128 which was never called.

I’ll be trying again this Friday and then again next Tuesday.   I just have to say though that it’s an extremely stressful process, almost like if you had to do SDCC registration with hundreds of people around you and then within 2 minutes the process is over.   
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Post by: alyssa on January 21, 2020, 07:19:20 PM
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I tried for the ROTR boarding groups this past Saturday and got group 128 which was never called.

I’ll be trying again this Friday and then again next Tuesday.   I just have to say though that it’s an extremely stressful process, almost like if you had to do SDCC registration with hundreds of people around you and then within 2 minutes the process is over.   
thanks for the feedback- I had no idea they'd give out boarding groups that never were called. that sux
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Post by: stl_ben on January 22, 2020, 06:49:37 AM
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I tried for the ROTR boarding groups this past Saturday and got group 128 which was never called.

I’ll be trying again this Friday and then again next Tuesday.   I just have to say though that it’s an extremely stressful process, almost like if you had to do SDCC registration with hundreds of people around you and then within 2 minutes the process is over.
At Disney World or Land?
Headed to Disney World in March and already wondering about this one.
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Post by: perc2100 on January 22, 2020, 07:56:02 AM
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thanks for the feedback- I had no idea they'd give out boarding groups that never were called. that sux
From 1-82(ish) are guaranteed, and then they also give out a slew of "only up to 82 is guaranteed but if things go well _maybe_ we'll get to your number" - kind of like a 'standby' number.  I think they go up to about 110 before they start issuing the "we're all out for the day" messages, and it looks like they sound messaging out to the effect of "we're not going to get to your number today" to the standby numbers by a certain time.  I have Annual Passes for the fam (for now; when they expire in a few months I don't think we'll renew) and I'm on a few different FB groups following all of this stuff.
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Post by: alyssa on January 22, 2020, 08:46:11 AM
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From 1-82(ish) are guaranteed, and then they also give out a slew of "only up to 82 is guaranteed but if things go well _maybe_ we'll get to your number" - kind of like a 'standby' number.  I think they go up to about 110 before they start issuing the "we're all out for the day" messages, and it looks like they sound messaging out to the effect of "we're not going to get to your number today" to the standby numbers by a certain time.  I have Annual Passes for the fam (for now; when they expire in a few months I don't think we'll renew) and I'm on a few different FB groups following all of this stuff.

my ap runs out at the end of may. I will not be renewing.
the rest of disney holds very little interest for me.

i keep thinking i'll head up someday mid week & try for it. But i'm going to try and time it for a dead day //HA
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: brand4d2 on January 23, 2020, 11:36:45 AM
My visit was at Disneyland btw.   I’m off from work tomorrow and will be attempting again, this time with 2-3 devices trying to get into the server.   Since you can be let into Main Street 30 minutes before opening, I’ll try to use the time to run connection speed tests and hopefully that will help.    Gotta put the extensive experience with virtual queues to use, right?   I just have to get on the ride, especially if I overhear so many Star Wars Muggles screaming about how it’s one of the greatest things they’ve ever experienced.   
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Post by: Xio on January 24, 2020, 09:49:14 PM
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My visit was at Disneyland btw.   I’m off from work tomorrow and will be attempting again, this time with 2-3 devices trying to get into the server.   Since you can be let into Main Street 30 minutes before opening, I’ll try to use the time to run connection speed tests and hopefully that will help.    Gotta put the extensive experience with virtual queues to use, right?   I just have to get on the ride, especially if I overhear so many Star Wars Muggles screaming about how it’s one of the greatest things they’ve ever experienced.
How do you use multiple devices? Is it just you or will there be other people in your group?

I'm going next month and should probably figure this all out before I get there, lol
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Post by: brand4d2 on January 27, 2020, 11:29:22 AM
So I got on Rise of the Resistance last Friday with boarding group #38.    Turns out that I didn’t even use the extra devices I brought to try to log on.   

Easily, easily one of the greatest Star Wars related, or any fandom for that matter, experiences one could ever have!!!!  The level of immersion is unbeatable and when you see things like the Rey’s mission briefing to you via holonet , you’re convinced it’s real.   It’s not special effects of Daisy Ridley playing Rey reading a script to you, it’s Rey herself addressing you the Resistance recruit.   Easily one of the greatest fandom experiences you can ever have, do everything you can to have a chance to experience it!   
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Post by: stl_ben on January 27, 2020, 11:57:44 AM
Pretty happy Smugglers Run was added to fast pass.  Switched to that on Thursday before they all filled up for my trip in March.
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Post by: alyssa on January 27, 2020, 01:53:06 PM
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Pretty happy Smugglers Run was added to fast pass.  Switched to that on Thursday before they all filled up for my trip in March.
best news yet, thx @stl_ben (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3236)
i don't want to drive up there from SD & not get in

now to sched SmugRun & Oga's ;) with enough time to sober up for the drive home LOL


argg, just realized this was smugglers run not the new ride
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Post by: stl_ben on January 28, 2020, 06:27:28 AM
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best news yet, thx @stl_ben (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3236)
i don't want to drive up there from SD & not get in

now to sched SmugRun & Oga's ;) with enough time to sober up for the drive home LOL


argg, just realized this was smugglers run not the new ride
Correct, Smugglers Run was just added to Fast Pass for Disney World, not sure about land.
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Post by: perc2100 on January 28, 2020, 07:58:11 AM
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Correct, Smugglers Run was just added to Fast Pass for Disney World, not sure about land.
It's not on the app as a FP option for D-land
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: tsnyder on February 21, 2020, 06:32:52 AM
Just saw a article where Disneyland is doing hiring for the Avengers Campus Stunt show now.  Pretty good sign that opening isn't too far away  :D  Really hoping it is before SDCC.
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Post by: perc2100 on February 21, 2020, 01:11:34 PM
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Just saw a article where Disneyland is doing hiring for the Avengers Campus Stunt show now.  Pretty good sign that opening isn't too far away  :D  Really hoping it is before SDCC.
Just talked to a reliable source/employee who tells me it'll be open in June: they said, "_DEFINITELY_ open before pre-Comic-Con weekend" (I asked about specific dates).
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 24, 2020, 11:33:08 AM
Typically, when Disney says 'summer', they mean around memorial Day. At least, that is their target., This is true for both the California and Florida parks.

This being said, there is always the possibility of construction delays, technical issues, etc. So nothing is official until it is announced. But I think it is likely that it would be open late May/early June.
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Post by: ShannonCooper87 on February 24, 2020, 01:19:37 PM
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Just talked to a reliable source/employee who tells me it'll be open in June: they said, "_DEFINITELY_ open before pre-Comic-Con weekend" (I asked about specific dates).

I hope so ill be there the weekend before Comic Con and would really like to be able to do that area, well along with Galaxy Edge of course.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: stl_ben on February 25, 2020, 07:04:30 AM
Less than a month till I'm at WDW to check out Galaxy Edge.  Pretty excited.  maybe more than my daughter is.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on March 12, 2020, 01:04:32 PM
since wondercon is postponed... anyone thinking of going to Disney ??? it's still open

https://insidethemagic.net/2020/03/disneyland-california-remains-open-tm1/?utm_content=buffer0e7c2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR1LFX9kmIcFOwdjEyZExaL8QW1ydOqewfAfiJ7BTnim2Mqyys-a2qITus0
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Post by: mickeyjack3 on March 12, 2020, 01:08:38 PM
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since wondercon is postponed... anyone thinking of going to Disney ??? it's still open

https://insidethemagic.net/2020/03/disneyland-california-remains-open-tm1/?utm_content=buffer0e7c2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR1LFX9kmIcFOwdjEyZExaL8QW1ydOqewfAfiJ7BTnim2Mqyys-a2qITus0
Actually, we have not ruled it out. I have not cancelled my flight or hotel yet.


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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on March 12, 2020, 01:10:55 PM
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Actually, we have not ruled it out. I have not cancelled my flight or hotel yet.


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I know @mllNY (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1222) is thinking of coming out.... ;)

ohohoh, mini gathering for FoCC folks at Disney?  Lets take over Oga's! LOL

//iNeedSomeThingFunToLookforwardTo!
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Post by: mickeyjack3 on March 12, 2020, 01:23:13 PM
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I know @mllNY (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1222) is thinking of coming out.... ;)

ohohoh, mini gathering for FoCC folks at Disney?  Lets take over Oga's! LOL

//iNeedSomeThingFunToLookforwardTo!
As luck would have it, I already have reservations at Oga's on both 4/12 and 4/13. It would be a shame to see them go to waste!
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Post by: alyssa on March 12, 2020, 01:28:52 PM
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As luck would have it, I already have reservations at Oga's on both 4/12 and 4/13. It would be a shame to see them go to waste!
what time? I'll grab some too  just incase of course ;)
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Post by: alyssa on March 12, 2020, 01:33:26 PM
ARGGGG

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/business/disneyland-coronavirus.html

the mouse is closing

but only until the end of the month--
@mickeyjack3 (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2125) lmk the times u have for oga's so i can book just in case things are looking up by then
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Post by: rushfanyyz on March 12, 2020, 01:56:53 PM
Since they announced they were closing I went ahead and cancelled my hotel and flight. I know it says just til the end of the month but there’s a good chance it would be extended, at least enough of a chance that I don’t want to risk it and end up in California with nothing to actually do. Ugh. Now to figure out where I’m going to fly to by the end of the year to use my Southwest credit.


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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: frgx on March 12, 2020, 01:59:14 PM
That reminds me--
I have Oga reservations to cancel.  :(
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Post by: rushfanyyz on March 12, 2020, 01:59:57 PM
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That reminds me--
I have Oga reservations to cancel.  :(
Canceling mine was sadder than cancelling flight/hotel


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Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 12, 2020, 03:41:59 PM
Never say never! We are holding onto our reservations and plan to be at Disneyland if the park is open. As of now, April is a go, and therefore so are we.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 27, 2020, 04:58:42 PM
Looks like we won't be going to Disneyland... all Disney parks in North America closed 'until further notice'.
Title: Re: Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening May 31 @ Disneyland, August 29th @ Disneyworld
Post by: alyssa on March 27, 2020, 07:46:55 PM
i'm still paying on my Annual pass. it's due to expire at the end of May.
If the park is closed till then, I'll have at least be 2 months of disney once it opens up again.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 28, 2020, 02:59:53 PM
For those who are missing going to Disney... these people made their own rides!

Jungle Cruise
https://twitter.com/Attractions/status/1242077277355233280?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1242077277355233280&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fattractionsmagazine.com%2Fdisney-fans-re-create-parks-homemade-disney%2F


Smuggler's Run
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Frozen Ever After
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Jurassic Park River Adventure (Universal Studos)
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Haunted Mansion
https://twitter.com/tinymallet/status/1241604817509900288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1241604817509900288&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fattractionsmagazine.com%2Fdisney-fans-re-create-parks-homemade-disney%2F

Splash Mountain
https://www.facebook.com/100001200907109/videos/3041984722518195/

Pirates of the Caribbean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbioZJCnZj4&feature=emb_logo