Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

New adventure area Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is now open at Disneyland.

Disneyland’s newest land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, is open for everyone to visit the world of Star Wars.

Reservations are required until June 23. After that it’s a free-for-all as this is definitely going to be a popular destination for all guests to the park.

The land is on the planet of Batuu and the location is the Black Spire Outpost. There is an interesting story that goes along with this place. Be sure to download the Play Disney app on your smartphone to find the Easter eggs and translate signs within the land, as well as interact with places within the outpost.

Once you step into the 14-acre land, you are taking a step into a galaxy far away that existed a long time ago. The attention to detail is amazing. Even the 100-foot-long Millennium Falcon is to scale.

There will be two attractions in the land: Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run and Rise of the Resistance. Smuggler’s Run is now open, however, Rise of the Resistance will open later this fall.

Smuggler’s Run is an interactive experience where guests pilot the Falcon. There are several positions for the “crew” and if you are a pilot or a gunner, or something else, you have the power to make the experience unique. Every time you take a ride in the Falcon it will be a different experience.

And Rise of the Resistance is said to be the most ambitious ride ever created by the folks at Disneyland.

Within the land, everywhere you look -- up, down, sideways -- are little details that genuine Star Wars fans will recognize and understand, like the tread marks from R2D2.

With five different places for food or drinks, guests can either cool off with a refreshing blue or green milk from the Milk Stand or grab a variety of breakfasts, lunches and dinners from any of the locations. The blue (Bantha milk) and green milk (Tatooine milk) are like ice-blended drinks and are delicious.

And the chefs at the Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu have gone to great lengths to create some delicious treats for everyone. There is even a wonderful vegan/vegetarian option in Docking Bay 7. The Felucian Garden Spread is perfect for a snack any time of the day. It contains hummus, plant based Kefta, tomatoes, cucumbers and some pits. Talk about delicious. And, for those that enjoy chocolaty treats, by all means get the Batuu-bon, which is a ball of chocolate cake with white chocolate mousse and coffee custard. This is truly a mouth-watering treat. Meat lovers will enjoy the options at the Ronto Roasters.

No visit to Batuu would be complete without a souvenir. And there are plenty of fun things to bring back to Earth. Treat yourself to some out-of-this-world clothing. Once you put on a vest or other item, you’ll fit right in with the folks at Black Spire Outpost.

Stuffed toys and wooden and metal toys are available. And if you remember that Han Solo won the Millennium Falcon playing the game of Sabacc. You can buy that game and bring it home to learn how the Falcon was won and perhaps you will become an expert playing Sabacc.

And the Creature Stall offers a wide variety of interactive creatures and critters. They have Porgs and other pets to bring back to Earth. Every one of the pets up for adoption has made appearances in the various Star Wars films.

Guests can create their own droid at the Droid Depot. Customize your droid by selecting pieces from a conveyer belt. There are two styles from which to choose: the BB or the R style. Then your pieces are assembled and next you turn them on. From there via a remote control you can make your droid turn, move and make noises. And, to make things even more interesting, the droids can talk to each other, so as you walk through the park with your droid, it will recognize other droids as you pass them and they will converse. Plus they do so much more.

That is only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is filled with things to do, places to visit, food and drinks, and much more. And don’t forget to get your own light saber from Savi’s Workshop. After all, every Star Wars fan needs his or her personal light saber.

This is an interactive and enjoyable place for all ages. Star Wars has been part of our lives since 1977 and the names and phrases have become part of our lexicon. So, the next time you visit Disneyland, may the force be with you as you enter a galaxy far, far away.

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