Millennium Falcon in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge; Storm Troopers; Mother, father, daughter, son; Hollywood studios
  • On Sep 13, 2023
    Jana from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My son and I are staying at the Pop Century Hotel. Can we get an early check in? I also want to know what my best options are for passes. I have reservations at Star Wars Galaxy to build lightsaber & droid. Do I need park passes?

    Bright suns, Jana! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. 

    How exciting that you'll be in the company of Luke Skywalker and Yoda as you build lightsabers and droids. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is one of the most immersive places I have visited and walking around this land is like stepping into the movies. I hope you love it! 

    Jana, in order to build your lightsaber or droid, you will need to gain admittance to Disney's Hollywood Studios which means you will need a valid theme park ticket and (if you are visiting before January 9, 2024) a complimentary Disney Park Pass reservation. (These can be secured as soon as you have a ticket purchased and linked to your account.) You can purchase tickets right through your My Disney Experience account or the My Disney Experience Mobile App. If you booked your stay at Disney's Pop Century Resort directly through Disney, you can turn your room-only stay into a package that bundles your hotel reservation with your tickets.

    Jana, there are so many reasons to love staying onsite at Walt Disney World and Disney's Pop Century is a great choice because you'll have complimentary quick access to Disney's Hollywood Studios via the Disney Skyliner. You can hop aboard a gondola and feel like a bird in flight as you make your way to start your day! In regards to early check-in, if you are hoping to have early access to your room at Disney's Hollywood Studios, you can note a request on your reservation by calling or using the chat feature on the website. Just make sure you have your reservation confirmation number handy to include in the request. My other recommendation is to complete Online Check-in through the My Disney Experience Mobile App and note that you'll be arriving prior to the standard check-in time. While I can't guarantee you'll have early access, I know Cast Members do their best, when they can. 

    Now, Jana, if your question about early check-in was in regards to your day building lightsabers and droids, it might be helpful to know that all guests of a Disney Resort Hotel can enjoy 30-minute early access to all of the theme parks. One more reason to love staying onsite!

    Jana, I hope this information helps as you're planning out your perfect Star Wars day. If you have any other questions, the Force is strong here at planDisney and we are happy to guide you away from the Empire and to some answers! 

    May the Force Be With You.
    Lauren
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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