Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Family Walking Storm Troopers
  • On Jun 16, 2022
    Eric from WA 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're new to Disneyland. We plan on spending one day there. My sons are focused on Galaxy's Edge, Space Mountain and whatever else we might be able to pack into the day. How can we best maximize our time there? Thank you so much.

    Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to planDisney you go, Eric! 

    We can’t wait to welcome you to the Happiest Place on Earth in less than a month! You’re going to make so many special memories. Be sure to stop by City Hall in Disneyland Park to ask for a complimentary first visit button!

    My best advice for maximizing your day is to purchase Disney Genie+ Service – it’s my favorite handy helper in the theme parks! Not only will it save you plenty of time waiting in lines, but it also includes unlimited downloads of your Disney PhotoPass pictures, which is a huge benefit in itself! You’ll find PhotoPass photographers throughout the theme parks, and have access to your attraction photos, too! Be sure to look for PhotoPass photographers in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – I’ve taken some awesome pictures in front of the Millennium Falcon that are favorites of my family! While you’re in Galaxy’s Edge, don’t forget to figure out if you’re Team Blue Milk or Team Green Milk at the Milk Stand! My crew is definitely Team Blue Milk! 

    Also, since it sounds like you’re a Star Wars family, I highly recommend purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance as soon as you enter Disneyland Park. Then, you can use Genie+ for other Star Wars favorites such as Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and your family favorite, Space Mountain.

    Before your visit, be sure to download the Disneyland app. You can link your tickets to the app so you can easily scan your tickets upon entering Disneyland Park. You can also purchase Disney Genie+ on the Disneyland app, as soon as you’ve scanned into the park. Use the app to schedule your Genie+ Lightning Lane selections and purchase Individual Lightning Lanes, too. You’ll also be able to view your PhotoPass pictures. One of my favorite time-saving features on the Disneyland app is mobile food and beverage ordering – you can view a menu, place your family’s order, enjoy an attraction, and then pick up your meal all within a matter of minutes! 

    I hope these tips help, Eric! Please stop by with any additional questions… we’re all EARs!

    See ya’ real soon,
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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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