Disneyland‘s latest land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, is finally open. Set on the planet Batuu, the new land offers a completely immersive experience for the Star Wars fan. For the time being, you can only enter Galaxy’s Edge with a reservation. Reservations are granted in four-hour chunks. You may be thinking, “Why do I need four hours in a single land, with a single ride?” Trust me, there is plenty to do, so read on for our Galaxy’s Edge tips!
I was able to visit the land on opening weekend, and while we got to see a lot of stuff, we still didn’t see everything. Below are some of the things not to miss (though we missed out on a few) along with pro tips to help you make the most out of your trip to Batuu.
This is where you can make your own lightsaber. It’s not cheap — $200 — but it is a full experience. No spoilers, but you go in and are walked through building your lightsaber by an actor. There are lights and music in a special room – as well as a couple surprises I won’t ruin for you. You get to customize every part of your lightsaber, including the kyber crystal, and you get a protective sheath so you can carry it home safely.
PRO TIP: If you want to build your own lightsaber, go here first. You pay for your lightsaber, then are given a time to come back for your “appointment.” There are a finite amount of appointments available, and they were all sold out within an hour of our reservation time.