Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World and Disneyland has been thrilling Star Wars fans and non-fans alike with its immersive experiences since it opened in 2019. For many, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to walk in the world the exists in the Star Wars universe.
A visit to Galaxy’s Edge should be on any Star Wars fan’s bucket list.
Here are the 10 Best things to do at Galaxy’s Edge:
1. Join The Resistance and Escape the First Order
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is an amazing attraction that combines different ride systems in a very immersive environment. You’ll join the Resistance and find yourself right in the thick of things, battling stormtroopers and escaping from Kylo Ren.
Add some great Cast Member interaction for an unforgettable experience that nearly the whole family can enjoy! This is a must-do!
2. Pilot the Millennium Falcon
Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to pilot the ship that did the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs? Even if the thought of hyperspace makes you a little nervous, just boarding the Millennium Falcon and walking through its corridors is worth it. Then climb into the cockpit and take on the role of pilot, co-pilot, gunner, or engineer and fly the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy!”
Did you know that no one had ever built a full-size Millennium Falcon before they did it for Galaxy’s Edge? That makes it not only one of the best things to do at Galaxy’s Edge, but anywhere!
3. Visit Oga’s Cantina
The original Star Wars movie introduced the world to a galaxy far, far away. And the scene in that movie that revealed the scope of that galaxy was set at the Mos Eisley Cantina.
Black Spire Outpost has its own cantina, called Oga’s Cantina, where you can grab a table or stand at the bar and enjoy a beverage and/or a snack while listening to music and taking in the atmosphere.
4. Build Your Own Lightsaber
I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want to have their very own lightsaber. Savi’s Workshop allows you to build your very own custom lightsaber from their spare parts, provided you have the credits.
Reservations are highly recommended for this popular experience.
5. Build Your Own Droid
You can build your very own astromech droid at the Droid Depot. Choose from different styles and assemble your new friend, then watch it come to life. There’s even an area outside the droid depot to let your droid get some exercise.
6. Be a Bounty Hunter
For many fans, the coolest Star Wars characters have been the bounty hunters, like Boba Fett and Din Djarin, aka “The Mandalorian”. Now, using the new MagicBand+ tech and the Play Disney Parks app, guests can be bounty hunters themselves.
Players get assigned their bounty and your MagicBand+ lets you know if you are on the right track. Once you find your bounty, you can return to collect your virtual reward. There are 30 bounties to collect in all!
7. Drink Blue Milk
Once just a small familiar, yet different detail in a large galaxy, the blue milk that Luke Skywalker drinks at his home has become an iconic Star Wars beverage. And now, you can enjoy Blue Milk for yourself at Galax’s Edge.
You can find Blue and Green Milk at the Milk Stand, in both non-alcholic and alcholic varieties. You can also enjoy a “Blue Bantha” at Oga’s Cantina.
8. Photo Ops
From the Millennium Falcon and other spacecraft to the black spires that give the outpost its name, Galaxy’s Edge is full of out-of-this-world photo opportunities. You can even get very cool PhotoPass photos taken with props and digital enhancements, aka “magic shots”.
Here are some of my favorite Galaxy’s Edge Photo Ops:
- Inside the First Order Star Destroyer on Rise of the Resistance
- In front of the Millennium Falcon (extra cool at night)
- On board the Millennium Falcon (cockpit and chess board)
- The “Kiss” wall
- Inside Oga’s Cantina
- PhotoPass “Magic Shot” with Porg
- PhotoPass shot with Lightsabers
9. Interact with Characters
As you explore Galaxy’s Edge, be on the lookout for some of your favorite Star Wars characters such as Rey, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, and even Din Djarin and Grogu! The First Order stormtroopers are a lot of fun to interact with.
But don’t forget about the Cast Members who keep Galaxy’s Edge running. They are as immersed in the story as the characters you know from the movies. Be sure to strike up some conversations.
Here are some phrases you might hear on Baatu and what they mean:
- “Bright Suns” = “Good Morning”
- “Rising Moons” = “Good Evening”
- “On Planet” = In the Land
- “Refresher” = “Bathroom”
- “caf” = “coffee”
- “Hydrator” = “Water Fountain”
- “Ignite the Spark” = Greeting for the Resistance
- “Light the Fire” = A Resistance callback to “Ignite the Spark”
- “Only the ancients know” = “I don’t know”
- “’Til the Spire” = “Farewell”
- “Good journey” = “Goodbye” (informal)
- “May the Spires Keep You” = “Goodbye” (formal)
10. Take in the Details
Galaxy’s Edge is full of great details and Easter eggs. You can even use your “data pad” and the Play Disney Parks app to see more than you can with your eyes.
- The numbers 77, 80, and 83. These numbers represent the years that the original trilogy movies were released. 1977: Star Wars. 1980: The Empire Strikes Back. 1983: Return of the Jedi.
- A Dianoga, a creature just like the one from the garbage compactor on the original Death Star, has made Baatu its home. Can you find it?
- The DJ spinning tunes at Oga’s Cantina once had another job in the Star Wars Universe. Recognize him?
- Most of the signs are written in Aurabesh, the language of Star Wars. Your data pad can translate these signs.
- Be on the lookout for a Rathtar frozen in carbonite.
- The food at Ronto Roasters is cooked using the engine from a Pod Racer.
- Droids everywhere! You can spot familiar droids and even droid tracks all around the Black Spire outpost.
- Vehicles both familiar and new, including a land speeder just like Luke’s.
Galaxy’s Edge is a must-visit destination for any Star Wars fan. With so many exciting experiences and attractions, it can be hard to decide where to start. By following our top 10 list, you’re sure to have an unforgettable adventure in a galaxy far, far away. So grab your lightsaber, hop on the Millennium Falcon, and let the force be with you!