Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run; Family Walking away from Storm Troopers holding hands
  • On Jun 27, 2024
    Lisa from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be in Disneyland the first week of July and I am trying to figure out if there are still opportunities to meet Darth Vader and Chewbacca at the Launch Bay for people who do NOT have a Disney Visa. If so, what time do they let non-Visa holders in?

    Bright suns, Lisa! Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney.

    Meeting our favorite Characters in Disneyland Resort is one of the things my family loves best when we're visiting the parks. It's a magical experience to interact with the Characters you've loved and connected with onscreen in real life. So, I understand wanting to plan your visit around these special encounters. And while the Characters and their schedules change daily and are subject to cancelation, you can check for the most up-to-date information on the Disneyland mobile app.

    I currently don't see Darth Vader on the app's map, but you can typically find him near Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park. Recently, it's been in the first half of the day, while the Disney Visa Cardmember Star Wars Opportunity has been in the afternoon. This is subject to change, so check the app on the day of your visit to better plan your day! But if you do see the Dark Lord, I'd protect yourself against the lure of the Dark Side.

    Chewbacca is one of my favorites and my husband's too, and I can happily report we've encountered him numerous times over in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. We even got a quick picture. I see on the app's interactive map that he was found near the Millennium Falcon today, making several appearances throughout the day. Hopefully, Chewie is hanging out on Batuu when you're visiting that planet too!

    To check for Character appearances, change the selection at the top of the app's map from "Attractions" to "Characters." This will bring up Mickey silhouette icons throughout the parks. Tap an icon to view which Character can be found in the area either in a Meet & Greet or roaming, as well as their anticipated appearance schedule. Training on the app like you would train to fly a Starship isn't strictly necessary, but playing around with it to find the different options is helpful ahead of your vacation. It will make everything that much easier.

    May the Force be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Elizabeth, Missouri

Hello from St. Louis! I'm Elizabeth, a professor, wife, and mother to two little boys. We love to travel as a family, and Disneyland Resort is the place where we laugh more and make the happiest memories. We've done everything from solo to big multi-generational trips, and I've got the tips and tricks for traveling with little ones to help ensure your experience is truly magical. Learn More About Elizabeth

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