You'll Need More Than a Disneyland Ticket to Get Into Star Wars Land When It Opens This Summer (Video)
You’ll need more than just a Disneyland ticket to get into Star Wars land when it opens this summer.
We already learned that reservations will be required to see Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during its first few weeks, but more information about how to get inside has just been released.
Only guests at Disneyland Resort’s three hotels are guaranteed entry into the Star Wars-themed land, and will be given one reservation per person, regardless of length of stay, from May 31 until June 23, 2019.
Ticket holders hoping to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from opening day through June 23 will be required to make free reservations in advance. These Star Wars Land entry reservations will be available starting at 10 a.m. PT on May 2 on Disneyland’s website. Valid theme park admission and a Disney Account will also be required; it is recommended to sign up for one in advance.
For the first month all day guests will need a valid reservation to enter Star Wars Land. No FastPasses will be available, and without both Disneyland park admission and a Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge entry time reservation obtained in advance, guests will not be allowed inside the land.
Hopeful Jedis won’t be able to spend the entire day within Star Wars land, though, at least at the beginning. Multiple outlets are reporting that Galaxy’s Edge reservations in May and June will have a limited amount of time in the land, but Disneyland Resort would not confirm required exit times. Still, Disneyland Resort hotel guests who have received their Star Wars Land reservations are given four-hour time slots within Galaxy’s Edge, with pre-scheduled entry and exit times, and this will likely be similar for day guests.
Starting June 24, reservations will no longer be required to enter the land — but Disneyland visitors shouldn’t plan to waltz right into the lightsaber shop or grab a space cocktail at the cantina. In lieu of a lengthy standby line winding around the park, Disneyland will be introducing a virtual queue that will give ticket holders “boarding passes” to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. According to Theme Park Insider, the system appears to work like Fastpass but for the entire land, allowing guests to enjoy their time within the park or other Disneyland attractions, and head to Galaxy’s Edge when it’s their turn. (USA Today reports boarding passes for Star Wars Land be booked through an app, but Disneyland Resort has told us that is not confirmed.)
More information about this virtual queue is yet to come, but once you’re inside Galaxy’s Edge, you’re completely free to roam. There will be no Fastpasses offered when Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run opens this summer and when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens later this year, allowing guests to explore the shops, restaurants and both attractions as they wish. To offer relief within lengthy queues, Disneyland will also utilize a “bathroom pass” for any guests needing to step away.