Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Family Walking Storm Troopers
  • On Sep 4, 2022
    Shawn from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For reservations to Build a Droid or lightsaber are you required to pay before entering? Or can I browse first with a reservation with an option to "Eh, I've changed my mind?"

    Bright suns Shawn, 

    Welcome to planDisney. It is great to meet a fellow Outlander that is headed to Batuu to join the rebel cause. 

    Two of the most popular experiences for travelers from galaxies both near and far, are Savi's Workshop -Handbuilt Lightsabers and the Droid Depot at Black Spire Outpost's industrial depot. Advance reservations are highly recommended for both experiences and a valid credit card number is required at the time the reservation is made. You would need to cancel the reservation at least one day before your reservation time to avoid a cancellation fee. While that fee is designed primarily for "no-shows", it is possible you would be charged should you arrive and then elect not to participate in the experience. If you are unsure this experience is for you, I have a couple of suggestions to help avoid this cancellation fee. 

    Option 1 - If you plan on visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios on multiple days, make your reservation for your second day to the theme park. This will allow you time to pop in and browse beforehand. Then if you decide you have "changed your mind", you would be able to cancel in advance with no fees. 

    Option 2 - There are numerous videos and photos available online that other Guests have posted from their Droid and Lightsaber experiences. While it may not be the same as seeing the options in person, you can find plenty of YouTube videos that will give you an idea of what the activity will be like. It may help you decide if you would like to keep any advance reservation you have made. 

    Options 3 - Although this one is a gamble, you could skip the advance reservation and try for a walk-in option instead. Both locations, accept a limited number of walk-ins per day. This would allow you to peek in and check out the experience before deciding if you are interested without fear of a cancellation fee. The one concern with this option, is there is no guarantee that you would be able to enjoy the experience. Therefore, if you decide to go this route, you will want to arrive at Disney's Hollywood Studios early and head directly for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge when you arrive. This option works best for those traveling with other space travelers as one of you can get in line while the other browses. 

    If it helps at all with your decision, I can tell you that I have many friends who have taken part in both experiences and not one of them have regretted the decision. We found it to be one of those "not to be missed excursions" while on our journey through the galaxy! 

    May the Force be with you! If I can help with any other questions for your journey, please stop back and see me

    'Til the Spire, 

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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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