Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: A 59-Photo Tour Of Disneyland's New Expansion Park
By Michael Rougeau | @RogueCheddar and Chris E. Hayner | @ChrisHayner on
In a corner of Disneyland far, far away.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has officially opened at Disneyland in California, though those who prefer the east coast will have to continue waiting--Walt Disney Worlds version in Orlando, Florida is coming later this summer. As such, it's an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan. It’s also tough, though, because there’s so much to see and, leading up to the opening, little had been shown from what's truly a dream world for fans.
GameSpot has visited the planet Batuu, and we'd love to tell you the tale of our visit. We were able to attend a preview of Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and learn so much about what to expect, mere days before it opened to the public at the end of May. We also took many photos to document what is truly a massive and impressive addition to the Disneyland experience. There are ships, the cantina, droids--even the bathrooms are unique.
Take a look at the sights that Batuu’s Black Spire Outpost has to offer and then check out our in-depth look at everything Galaxy's Edge has to offer. That includes a look at the Star Wars-themed food and drinks available for sale (yes, of course there's blue milk) and the super-expensive droid you can buy if you've got a whopping $25,000 to drop in between checking out the various attractions. Fortunately, there's plenty of other cool Star Wars merchandise to buy if your budget is a bit more modest.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open at Disneyland; the Walt Disney World Resort version debuts on August 29. All of this comes ahead of the conclusion of the current movie trilogy and the Skywalker saga; Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker releases in theaters this December.
Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is surprisingly massive.
Near the entrance to Rise of the Resistance, the ride opening later this year after Galaxy's Edge opens May 31
An A-Wing fighter
The Black Spire Outpost marketplace will be crowded once the gates open.
Approaching the Galaxy's Edge Cantina
The entrance to the Cantina
Inside the Cantina
Disney partnered with Coca-Cola for custom Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Dasani water bottles.
DJ R-3X supplies the jams in the Cantina.
He also talks a lot in between songs.
Even the bathrooms are dope.
All the ships, including this TIE Fighter, are life-sized and great for selfies.
Storm Troopers will greet you--if you're not an obvious Resistance member.
A variety of fluffy creatures on sale
Galaxy's Edge's life-sized Millennium Falcon rests near the entrance to the Smuggler's Run ride.
The entrance to the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run ride queue, where guests will line up to pilot the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy on cargo runs for smuggler Hondo Ohnaka (a character from Star Wars Rebels).
Hondo's engineers and their fake wrenches
Scenery inside the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run queue
More scenery in the Smuggler's Run queue
The back of the Millennium Falcon, visible from the ride queue
Hondo himself greets you before you board the Millennium Falcon.
Waiting to board the Millennium Falcon
The Dejarik (holochess) is unfortunately nonfunctioning
Guests are given roles before boarding the Millennium Falcon. Pilots, engineers, and gunners all have different responsibilities during the ride.
Our score after the ride ended
You can use the Play Disney Parks app to translate signs like this one throughout Star Wars Land.
Inside Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities
Kyber Crystals power lightsabers and Sith Holocrons.
Who wouldn't want to buy Padme's hat?
These are not for sale (we asked).
Dok-Ondar himself resides over the checkout counter.
You can construct your own droid in the Droid Depot.
Grab pieces from a conveyor belt and take them to the assembly station.
Once your droid is assembled, press the red button to activate it.
Take your droid home in a custom backpack.
This is the most expensive thing that will be sold at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
Yes, it's a functioning $25,000 R2 droid that you can customize in a variety of ways.
Meat cooks under a podracer engine at Ronto Roasters.
The food served within Galaxy's Edge will include options for a variety of diets, including vegan and vegetarian.
A blue milk cheers (it tastes sweet and vaguely tropical).