Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Family Walking Storm Troopers
  • On Jan 15, 2023
    Tanya from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I would like to visit Disney World beginning on March 19 and returning home on March 22. I would like to visit the Stars Wars attraction. What park has that attraction? Also, does one of the parks features unicorns because my daughter loves them?

    Welcome to planDisney, Tanya. Or as they say in Batuu, "Bright suns!"

    So you're planning on chartering a starcruiser to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge? In the words of Darth Vader, "Impressive. Most impressive." This is actually an entire land located within Disney's Hollywood Studios. Therefore, each member of your party would need a valid theme park ticket and a theme park reservation for that park.

    Now let's talk about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. This wonderfully immersive land (known as the planet Batuu) has two brilliant attractions, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millenium Falcon: Smuggler's Run. Both of these attractions are very popular and have long lines throughout the day. Here is the best way to experience both without having to wait too long. Arrive at Disney's Hollywood Studios 45 minutes before the park opens. That'll give you enough time to get through security, get in line, scan your tickets, and then make your way up Hollywood Boulevard. Once the rope drops, you can make your way straight for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (you can pick up a map at the park entrance, or become familiar with the map on the My Disney Experience Mobile App). Once you arrive, you'll be tempted to stop and admire how amazing everything looks. Fight that temptation! Keep going and make your way to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. This is seriously one of the best attractions you'll ever go on! 

    By the time you've experienced this attraction, the line will be very long for the rest of the day. If you'd like to experience it again without waiting in the standby line, each member of your party can purchase an Individual Lightning Lane entrance. If you're staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you can make your purchase from 7:00 AM that day. If you're staying off-site, you can make your purchase as soon as the park opens.

    Once you've experienced Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, you can check the wait times for Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run. If I were you, I would purchase Disney Genie+ for each member of your family. This will enable you to make Lightning Lane selections at many of the attractions throughout Disney's Hollywood Studios, including Millenium Falcon: Smuggler's Run. There are some helpful tutorials available on the My Disney Experience Mobile App that explain to you how Disney Genie+ works. Here's a tip: Ask to be the pilot for this attraction. You can either be the gunner, the engineer, or the pilot. Being the pilot is the most fun!

    You should be able to experience both attractions at the beginning of your day. This leaves the rest of the day open for adventure. Enjoy some blue milk from the Milk Stand. Grab some galactic grub from Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo. Choose a memorable souvenir from Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities. Or get some selfies with some of your favorite Star Wars characters. From Stormtroopers to Kylo Ren, who knows who you might run into?

    In terms of unicorns, I'm afraid that Walt Disney World does not currently have a unicorn character in the parks. However, there are plenty of other magical characters to meet. You can see a list of them on the app.

    I hope that's helpful, Tanya. May the Force be with you.

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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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