• On Dec 27, 2019
    Courtney from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can gift cards be used to build a custom droid in the droid depot? It doesn’t appear to be an option.

    Rising Moons, Courtney, and welcome to a galaxy far, far away! I’m so glad you brought your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’d love to help you plan your upcoming visit to Black Spire Outpost on Batuu in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

    When making your online reservation to build a custom astromech droid unit, you’ll be asked to guarantee your reservation with a credit card. However, you won’t be charged until you arrive at the Droid Depot to start your build. Your credit card will only be charged if you fail to cancel your reservation at least one day prior to your reservation. If you’re a no-show, the credit card provided on your reservation will be charged $99.99 per builder. So, I'm happy to report that yes, you can use a gift card to pay for your droid at the Droid Depot, but will need to use a credit card for the online reservation.

    Keep in mind that each droid builder may have one guest with them in the building area. I helped my son make his droid, an R-Series unit, a few months ago, and we had so much fun! The experience takes anywhere between 15-20 minutes. If you have a larger group with you, I recommend asking for one of the building stations toward the end of the stations, where the rest of your group can watch from the other side of the short gate. 

    If you prefer not to make a reservation in advance, Droid Depot can accommodate walk-ins daily, subject to availability. My son and I didn’t have a reservation, and experienced a short wait before we were able to begin the build. 

    All that building is going to make you thirsty, so I recommend making a reservation at Oga’s Cantina at the Disneyland Resort! It’s the best spot to grab a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) while enjoying the beats of DJ R-3X! I’m a big fan of the Yub Nub, and my son loves the Blue Bantha!

    Please stop by with any additional questions about traveling to Batuu, or anywhere else in the Disneyland Resort, Courtney!

    ‘Til the Spire!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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