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.

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.

While I wish we had the exact opening date from Disney for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, we know it is coming any day now! If you simply can’t wait to travel to Disneyland, take advantage of the spring savings special with Get Away Today for travel now until May 23, 2019. Doing so can save you up to $111 per ticket! If you’d rather wait and guarantee access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge later in the year, you can still book with Get Away Today now. There’s no penalty for booking early, and it’s definitely recommended so you can be sure to have accommodations before rooms at hotels near Disneyland are all booked. You can take advantage of their incredibly flexible Layaway Plan, and book your vacation package for only $175 down! You can see all of Get Away Today’s vacation packages online, or give their helpful agents a call at 855-GET-AWAY. Remember to tell them My Book a Day sent you, and use my code BookaDay to save $10 off your vacation package.

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2019 is going to be one of the BIGGEST years at the Disneyland Resort and it’s no surprise as to why. With several seasonal events and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming in the summer, guests will be able to experience more magic than ever before. However, if you’re not up to date on what’s happening at the Disneyland Resort, no worries! I’ve teamed up with my friends at Get Away Today to give you a guide of what’s happening at Disneyland in 2019.

What's Happening at Disneyland in 2019?

What’s Happening at Disneyland in 2019?


Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration

During Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, guests can enjoy a festive tribute to Mickey and Minnie Mouse on their 90th birthday! Not only will you be able to see the return of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade on January 25, 2019, but you can experience an all-new entertainment spectacular, Mickey’s Mix Magic. Starting January 18, 2019, you can see DJ Mickey light up the night with dazzling displays of sound, sigh and color. In addition to this, you can snag limited-time merchandise and try exclusive food items just for the celebration. With so much to see and do, we can’t wait to experience “The World’s Biggest Mouse Party!”

Valentine’s Month

As part of the Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, you can also enjoy the first ever Valentine’s Month at the Disneyland Resort. From January 22 – February 18, 2019, you’ll be able to find love and magic around every corner. While not much has been announced for this event yet, we do know that there will be adorable décor and special food and beverage options. Plus, you can put your investigative skills to the test during Minnie’s Valentine Surprise, a park-wide scavenger hunt.  

Lunar New Year

Ring in the new year at Disney California Adventure Park! From January 25 – February 17, 2019, you can join Mulan, Mushu and other Disney pals in celebrating the Lunar New Year. Here, you can expect to find unique entertainment, such as Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, traditional Asian food, festive décor, family-friendly crafts and commemorative merchandise. This event has quickly become a fan-favorite, so be sure not to miss it if you’re traveling during this timeframe!

Disneyland After Dark

If you just can’t get enough Disney, you might want to look into attending an After Dark event at Disneyland. These special ticketed events allow you to experience Disneyland Park after closing. Plus, these themed-events include exclusive entertainment, commemorative merchandise and décor. This year, guests can enjoy Sweethearts Nite on February 7, 2019 and 90’s Nite on March 7, 2019. During Sweethearts Nite, you’ll have heart eyes all night long. With love song-themed dance parties, encounters with famous Disney couples and immersive photo opportunities, this is going to be a Valentine’s celebration you’ll never forget. Plus, who doesn’t want to spend a night in Disneyland with your sweetheart?

At 90’s Nite, guests will be able to go back in time and experience nostalgic memories of the 90’s. In addition to dressing in your ‘90’s gear, you can attend a special ‘90’s-themed fireworks show, musical entertainment, decade-inspired food and receive a commemorative fanny pack. Talk about a throwback Thursday! Because these events are so popular, I’d recommend purchasing your tickets sooner than later.

Food & Wine Festival

If all of these events weren’t enough, you can also enjoy the beloved Food & Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure! From March 1 – April 23, 2019, you can eat your way through several food and beverage kiosks inspired by California’s vibrant cuisine. In addition to all of the deliciousness, you can also enjoy kid-friendly “cooking” experiences, family-friendly seminars, live musical performances, culinary demonstrations by celebrity chefs and so much more. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!


Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The most anticipated event of the last few years will FINALLY arrive in summer of 2019. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is going to be the most immersive land that Disney has ever created. With two new attractions, dining locations and interactive experiences, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is truly going to be out of this world. While there is no official opening date yet, I recommend booking your summer 2019 Disneyland vacation ASAP if you want to experience it.

Fall & Winter

Holiday Celebrations

Of course, Halloween Time and Holidays at the Disneyland Resort are always highlights of the entire year. Whether you want to join in on the frightful fun or experience the “Merriest” Place On Earth, these are always fun events that the entire family will enjoy. If you’re wanting to travel during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, you’ll want to book your trip sometime from mid-September – October 31, 2019. However, if you want to attend Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, traveling during mid-November, 2019 – early-January, 2020 will be your best bet.

What Discounts are Available?

Luckily for you, my friends at Get Away Today can get you the best price on your 2019 Disneyland vacation! If you’re planning on traveling from now – May 23, 2019*, you can save up to $111 per ticket! Yes, you read that right! Plus, when you combine this ticket special with their hotel deals, you can save hundreds on your next vacation.

However, no matter when you plan to go, Get Away Today offers their Best Price, Best Service Guarantee. If you find a better price elsewhere, they’ll not only match it, but beat it!

When Should I Book?

Because of all of the magic that’s happening during 2019 at the Disneyland Resort, you’ll want to book your vacation as soon as possible. This way, you won’t have to worry about sold out hotel rooms or increased rates. Don’t have the money to pay for everything in full? No problem! Get Away Today offers an interest-free Layaway Plan for just $175 down. You can make as many payments as you want, whenever you want, just as long as everything is paid off five days before you travel. So, what are you waiting for? To book your 2019 Disneyland vacation, visit or call 855-GET-AWAY to speak to a travel expert directly. Don’t forget to use promo code BookaDay for an additional $10 off your vacation package. Let them know that My Book a Day sent you!