These three insider tips can help you enjoy your time at this wildly popular new land.
So, you made it; you’re finally at Walt Disney World® Resort, standing at the entrance to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. How do you make the most of your time here? Whether you are a Star WarsTM mega-fan or don’t know a wookiee from a wampa, these three tips will help you maximize your visit.
Save Time in Line
Visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge solo, or in a group that doesn’t mind splitting up for a ride? Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run offers the option of a single rider line, allowing for guests to fit into larger groups that might need an extra pilot, gunner, or navigator to board the Falcon and set off for adventure.
Chat up the Locals
Every cast member you encounter in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is part of the story. That includes everyone from the woman selling you multicolored popcorn in the marketplace to the guy serving up a Bespin Fizz or Fuzzy Tauntaun at the cantina. Here’s the tip — talk with them. Ask them what planet they’re from, what they think of the First Order, if they’ve seen any spies. Since every cast member has concocted his or her backstory, each has an elaborate tale to tell. Some are passionate secret Rebels; others staunch defenders of the First Order. Some love living on the planet Batuu; others can’t wait to hop on a starship and scram. None of them will understand a question like “Where’s the Tower of Terror?” The Stormtroopers who roam the streets are the most entertaining locals to chat with — count on them to be suspicious of you, harass you, and leave you laughing.
Look for the Hidden Golden Jar Jar … and Hundreds of Other Easter Eggs
You can spot a golden bust of the much-maligned Jar Jar Binks tucked up on a high shelf in Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, the largest gift shop in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Here’s the tip — Jar Jar is only one of the hundreds of Easter eggs hidden in this meticulously detailed land. Another example — hanging on the wall at Dok-Ondar’s is the stuffed trophy head of a tauntaun, the furry horned creature from the ice planet Hoth. An especially fun Easter egg is a tiny Millennium Falcon … hidden on the full-size Millennium Falcon. It’s nestled directly under the cockpit on the outside hull of the starship.
You can visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World® Resort, inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.
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