Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is open to all theme park guests tomorrow. This does not mean, however, that visiting Disney's new Star Wars country will be as easy as simply rolling yourself in and out.
Disney advertises for reservations No longer needed for Galaxy's Edge, but that's just to get into the country. If you want to enjoy everything there is to do in the new country, you must make a reservation before you enter the park . Starting tomorrow, Disneyland will open reservations for Ogas Cantina and Savi's Workshop every morning at 7am. Reservations are only possible for the return times on the current day and there are no queues for fans once all return times have been claimed. Oga's Cantina is the first public bar in Disneyland, and Savi's Workshop is an experience where you can put together your own lightsaber. Both have proved extremely popular since the opening of Galaxy's Edge late last month.
You can make reservations for these locations on the Disneyland website or through the official Disneyland app. You need a Disney.com account to make a reservation, and you also have to pay a deposit.
For Ogas Cantina, the deposit is $ 1
At Oga, you must provide the names of everyone in your group, and Disney states that the IDs are reviewed before they are approved, as Disney attempts to prevent the reservation and resale of reservations. When you arrive at the Cantina, the credit card will be released for your down payment. (In the cantina, Disney's restrictions on two drinks per person and 45 minutes apply to you.)
Due to pre-reservation requirements, visitors to Galaxy's Edge are no longer permitted wait long queues in the country to determine the return times. Many of these visitors waste this time when they learn that all return times are over. The pre-booking requirements could therefore help to control the amount in the country, as it is possible that many guests, especially season ticket holders, choose not to visit Galaxy's Edge if they can not enter Ogas or Savis that day ,
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has been open for over three weeks to guests who have made reservations in advance, all made in early May within two hours of one morning. However, many of these visitors were unable to enter the Cantina, especially those whose booking dates later fell in the three-week period, when Disneyland allowed the reservation holders to add additional people to their reservation without checking the IDs of these additional guests at check-in , This results in both reservation scalping and longer queues within the country.
Therefore, you should expect many of these disappointed passport holders to continue trying to break into Oga's or Savi's by going to the Disneyland website every morning at 7:00 PM until they reach one of these sites can be difficult to obtain reservations. Disneyland also does not suggest that hotel guests get into Ogas or Savis rooms. This frees up all windows for return, but also means more people are in the pool trying to claim them … and that some people planning Disneyland vacations around this opening may be disappointed to go home if they do not get involved, what matters is the country's most anticipated attraction.
Do not get me wrong. As an annual passport holder at Disneyland Resort, I prefer this new system. It's better to know in advance if I'm coming to the Cantina before I go to drive to Disneyland and wait in line first to be disappointed. However, it is difficult for Disneyland resort guests who can not take advantage of Magic Mornings to position themselves at the top of the queue in the park. (Although they'll be able to get the first few drops on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Droid Depot.)
Still, it's hard to wish that Disneyland has filled the empty theme building next to Ogas Catina with more space for the Cantina, instead of leaving it for future expansion. Yes, the Star Wars Cantina is meant to be an intimate space. But if Disney's Imagineers could incorporate a few dozen cockpits into their Millennium Falcon ride, they could certainly have designed several intimate spaces for a Star Wars Cantina. Given the amount of money that Disneyland leaves on the table because not thousands of additional Star Wars fans need to spend money on drinks every day, I expect the order will soon come from Burbank to do just that.
] But now, if you want to do it all in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, including the Cantina and making your own lightsaber, the reservation deadline for the new country has not expired yet … it's just now began.