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How to Get Into Star Wars Land

By Kimberly Fidler 05/29/2019
UPDATE JUNE 2019 As of June 24, 2019 reservations are no longer required to access Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. You can learn about the virtual boarding pass system for admission to Galaxy's Edge June 24 and beyond HERE. Galaxy's Edge is opening this weekend at the Disneyland Resort and on August 29 at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. We will tell you how to get into Star Wars Land, no matter which coast you are visiting.

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How to Get Into Star Wars Land

The most important thing to know when trying to visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is knowing the opening date for each resort. Galaxy's Edge is opening on May 31, 2019 at Disneyland and on August 29, 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios. There are a few things you'll need to know about visiting each of these theme parks, even after Star Wars Land is open. 

How to Get Into Star Wars Land at Disneyland May 31 - June 23, 2019

The most important thing to know is that if you are going to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge from May 31 - June 23, 2019, you MUST have a reservation to get into the land. The reservations themselves are free, but you must have a Disneyland ticket in order to use your Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge reservation. Although "free," all of the reservations that were opened to the public "sold out" within a few hours. All adult Star Wars reservations will need to be verified with a photo ID. Currently, the only way to receive a reservation during this time frame is to stay at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels.

How to Get Into Star Wars Land with a Reservation

Guests staying at either Disney's Grand Californian, the Disneyland Hotel, or Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel will each receive ONE reservation per person to access Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. These reservations are valid per stay, not per day. The reservation days and times are assigned; they are not available for request. Most of the reservations are valid for a time slot for the day following hotel check-in. You'll get your exact Star Wars:Galaxy's Edge reservation emailed to you after you've made your reservation. Just be aware that if you cancel your hotel reservation, your Star Wars reservation will also be canceled.

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Your reservation is valid for a four-hour window. You'll get your exact details of how to use your reservation the day before your check-in. Each four hour time slot will receive a colored wrist band so Disneyland will be able to enforce time limits. You'll be able to "check-in" for your reservation time up to two hours prior to the reservation. Check-in will be held in the Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland.

How Can I Get Into Star Wars Land Without a Reservation?

If you are traveling to Disneyland from May 31 - June 23, 2019, you will not be able to enter Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge without a reservation. There will be no stand-by option. However, there are still a number of reservations available for hotel stays at the Disneyland Resort Hotels. You can still get a Star Wars reservation over those dates with a hotel stay, even if it's just for one night!

How to Get Into Star Wars Land at Disneyland June 24 and Beyond

Once the reservation period is over at the Disneyland Resort, you won't need a reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. As of June 24, 2019 you will need to request a virtual boarding pass for an admission time to Galaxy's Edge. Once inside, you will not have a time limit to experience the land, but any time you leave you will need to request a new boarding pass to return to Galaxy's Edge.

Although Galaxy's Edge is not going to be included in Magic Morning at Disneyland, getting to Disneyland early has always been important to get a jump start on your day. It will be vital for those wanting to access Galaxy's Edge because we know that once the land reaches capacity, they will stop allowing guests in. Once that happens, guests will then be allowed to enter the virtual queue for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. So while it will be possible to enter Galaxy's Edge during lower capacity times, it will not be guaranteed that you can simply walk into the land first thing in the morning.

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How to Get Into Star Wars Land at Disneyland With the Virtual Queue

The virtual queue for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be handled through the official Disneyland app. In order to enter the virtual queue, you MUST already be inside the park. The virtual queue should function like a traditional queue in that it will be first come, first served. This means even if you won't be one of the first rushing to get into Star Wars Land, you'll still want to be in Disneyland early to secure your place in line. 

Once you're in the virtual line for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, you can play and explore just like you normally would do at Disneyland. You can even head over to Disney California Adventure if you have a Park Hopper. When it's your turn to enter the new land, you'll get a notification. From the time you get your notification, you'll have two hours to get to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. That means no matter what you're doing, you'll have plenty of time to get there. So go watch Frozen - LIVE at the Hyperion, knowing no matter when your notification comes, you'll still be able to make it in time for your turn.

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Once you enter Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, whether you're an early bird, or use the virtual queue, you can stay as long as you'd like. Unlike during the reservations time period, there is no time limit on how long you can stay in Galaxy's Edge after June 23, 2019.

How to Get Into Star Wars Land at Walt Disney World on August 29, 2019

Unlike at Disneyland, accessing Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disney's Hollywood Studios will not require a reservation. For opening day, there have been no special instructions released. You'll of course need valid theme park admission to access the theme park, and then once you're in, capacity is limited. We expect the land to hit capacity fairly quickly on opening day. If you want to be among the first to visit, arrive early and prepare to be patient. Of course, as the date gets closer things could change. We will update this article as more information is released.

How to Get Into Star Wars Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios with Extra, Extra Magic Hour

Walt Disney World has announced that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge WILL be included with the standard Extra Magic Hours. Extra Magic Hours are available to guests staying at one of the 35+ Disney Resort Hotels at Walt Disney World. Extra Magic Hours allow guests to arrive either before a certain park opens, or stay later after the park closes. Extra Magic Hours vary by days, times and parks and are subject to availability. The schedule can always be found on the Disney app or online, so it's good to check it regularly.

How to Get Into Star Wars Land Disney World Resort

However, if you are staying at one of the Walt Disney World Hotels from September 1 - November 2, 2019 you get an EXTRA, Extra Magic Hour specifically for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. In an unprecedented move from Disney, you'll be able to access the land from 6:00am - 9:00am, before the park opens to the public. Generally speaking, the earlier an Extra Magic Hour is offered, the fewer people that show up. That makes this time window a golden opportunity for you to visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World.

Booking Your Star Wars Land Vacation

No matter which coast you are heading to, we'd love to help you plan your Disney vacation and help you get into Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. We can help you plan the perfect Disneyland or Disney World vacation. Whether you want to be among the first to enter Batuu at the Disneyland Resort in California or take advantage of the Extra, Extra Magic Hours at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida, we're here to help.

You can find our Disneyland packages and tickets online. The same prices and packages are available over the phone as well at 855-GET-AWAY. For Walt Disney World, you can either shop online, or call our agents directly at the same phone number. Because the Walt Disney World Resort is so large, many families prefer talking to an agent to make sure everything is set. Either way, our team is here and ready to help make sure you get the lowest price and the best service.


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