• On Jan 29, 2020
    Leah from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We will be visiting Disneyland next month and our kids are pretty excited to build a droid and a lightsaber! Does each parent need to have a ticket for this as well? Or can we go with our kids and just watch?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Leah! I sense the Force is strong with you and your upcoming visit to a galaxy far, far away!

    You and your family are going to have an out-of-this-world experience visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and building a custom astromech droid unit at Droid Depot, and a custom lightsaber at Savi's Workshop -- Handbuilt Lightsabers! I've been lucky enough to experience both of these with my son, and let me tell you, you're in for a real treat at both locations! At the Droid Depot, each builder may be accompanied by one additional Guest. Just keep in mind that at least one person in the party must be age 14 or older, and only the builder is allowed to build a droid. So, if both of your children are building droids, then each parent can accompany one child. Otherwise, if only one child is building a droid, I recommend asking a Droid Depot Cast Member for a building station toward the end of the row of stations, closest to the gate, where the rest of the family can watch from. This is the perfect way to nab pictures of this special experience! My son built an R-Series droid a few months ago, and it was such a special moment for us both! At Savi's Workshop, the experience area is limited to the builder and two Guests, with at least one person in the party being age 14 or older. Again, just keep in mind that Guests of the builder may not build a lightsaber when accompanying the builder.

    After all that hard work, your family will be ready to quench their thirst at the local watering hole, Oga’s Cantina at the Disneyland Resort! My family and I enjoy sipping on refreshing beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) while taking in the lively scene, including DJ-R3X, who is busy spinning the latest Batuu beats! 

    Also, be sure to download the Disneyland app before your arrival next week, Leah. You’ll need to use it to join a Boarding Group if you’re hoping to become a recruit for the Resistance on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Plan to arrive about an hour before park opening to have enough time to scan into Disneyland Park in order to nab a Boarding Group as soon as the park opens. Here’s the Entertainment Schedule for your arrival day, so you can plan accordingly. 

    Wishing you safe travels, Leah, and may the Force be with you!
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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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