In addition to my great love of books, I also have a great love for Disney. Last month I had my partners at Get Away Today help me share why a Disney Cruise is worth taking, and this month they are going to give us all they know about the new Star Wars land at Disneyland! It is officially known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and the official opening date will be May 31, 2019. Yay!
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Here is what we know about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. It is the largest single theme expansion in Disneyland history! At 14 acres, it truly is huge. It was always Walt Disney’s dream that Disneyland would evolve and grow and always present new experiences to guests. His favorite stories, and our own, come to life in Disneyland and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is no different.
We also know the reason it’s called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is because it is a place that exists at the edge of the galaxy; when guests enter they will find themselves on Batuu. Batuu is a planet at the farthest edge of the galaxy, on the cusp of Wild Space. For a sneak peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, take a ride on Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. Your last stop on the ride takes you there!
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Dining Experiences
In true Disney fashion, more information has been released about the food at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge than anything else so far. We all know that eating is one of the main attractions in the Resort, so I’m looking forward to all the food Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will have to offer!
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs will be operating a traveling diner, much like our galaxy’s version of a food truck, in the Docking Bay 7 hangar. Chef Tuggs is known for being the chef at Maz Kanata’s castle, and he will be serving up all sorts of exotic flavors that he has perfected from his travels. Tuggs’ Grub is a fast, casual dining experience at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Ronto Roasters – Skewered meats will be cooked to perfection on spits, monitored by former smelter droid 8D-J8.
Milk Stand – The milk doesn’t get fresher than from Bubo Wamba Family Farms! At the Milk Stand you will find their refreshing milk in both blue and green.
Kat Saka’s Kettle – for a tasty snack, visit Kat Saka’s Kettle in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Here you will find a combination of sweet, savory and spicy kettle corn to tide you over while you explore Galaxy’s Edge.
One thing the experts at Get Away Today recently learned is that two specific dishes in Galaxy’s Edge will be a vegetarian meatloaf called Ithorian Garden Loaf and the other Smoked Kadu Ribs. Look for these at vendors in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Attractions
Galaxy’s Edge will have two new attractions for guests on Batuu, and if you download the free Play Disney Parks app, you will have a much more immersive experience. It will give you games and tips for interacting with the new Star Wars land and its cast members. The more you interact as a guest, the more you will receive in return! It’s meant to be an immersive experience, for sure.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Outposts
Since you have traveled to a galaxy far, far away, you will most likely want to leave with a few souvenirs! Afterall, it’s not every day that you’re able to visit the edge of the galaxy. There will be a number of merchandise outposts in Star War: Galaxy’s Edge.
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – find trinkets and valuables from Dok-Ondar, who has traveled the galaxies far and wide.
Savi’s Workshop of Hand Built Lightsabers – Master guides from The Gatherers group are here in Savi’s Workshop to help you create your very own lightsaber! Learn how to use the Force as an honorary member of the Gatherer’s at this outpost.
Droid Depot – As you know, a droid can be the perfect companion as you travel through the galaxy. Here at the Droid Depot you can make your own, and take him or her with you as you continue to explore Galaxy’s Edge.
First Order Cargo – This outpost is your stop if you’re looking for authentic apparel. First Order Cargo is a temporary holding space for members of the First Order to share their gear, uniforms and more with guests of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Resistance Supply – Join the Resistance! Or, at least look the part by stopping by this outpost for supplies. At Resistance Supply you will find uniforms, pins, badges, helmets, maps, tools and more to help you blend in.
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