Star Wars Galaxy's Edge First Order Cargo
  • On Feb 13, 2023
    Tasha from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking at going to Disney for a day over the Thanksgiving week mainly to see the StarWars attractions. How to make the most of a one day trip?

    Greetings, Tasha, and May the Force Be With You!

    Welcome to planDisney! Thank you for coming to us with your question and I would be happy to help you plan an immersive Star Wars day at Disneyland Park. 

    The Disney Imagineers have really outdone themselves when they designed Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! Walking through Black Spire Outpost, you'll feel as if you are IN the Star Wars Universe. Kylo Ren and his First Order Stormtroopers are always on the lookout for Resistance sympathizers. Fennec Shand makes her rounds through the Marketplace for Boba Fett, ensuring that order is maintained. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the Mandalorian along with Grogu by his side!

    In order to make the most of your day, I would recommend arriving early to attend Rope Drop. This allows you to get an early start on one of the most highly anticipated and popular attractions in the park, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Wait times for this attraction can get pretty high during the day. You might also consider bypassing the standby queue by purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane for this experience. You’ll also have a chance to pilot the fastest ship in the galaxy on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Even though he’s the one who sends you on your mission, I don’t know if I’d totally trust that Hondo Ohnaka.

    For your meals, I would recommend the Ronto Morning Wrap from Ronto Roasters for breakfast. If you'd like to sample exotic alien drinks from around the galaxy, stop by Oga's Cantina and mingle with the locals. Please note that this experience requires a dining reservation, which can be made 60 days in advance. Finally, one of my favorite counter-service eateries is Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo. I've enjoyed many a meal from there!

    In order to maximize your time, I would recommend downloading the Disneyland Mobile App and mobile ordering your food directly from your phone when possible. You'll also be able to link your entire party's tickets all on one phone to make scanning tickets and booking Lightning Lanes easier. If you really want to immerse yourselves, download the Play Disney Parks app for the Star Wars: Datapad feature for interactive games. If you have a MagicBand+, you'll also get to join the Bounty Hunter's Guild and chase down wayward bounties around Black Spire Outpost. 

    I realize that's a lot of information, but I hope you found this useful, Tasha. Please write me again if you'd like me to elaborate on anything I've covered.

    This Is The Way.


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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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