Top 5 Things to Do at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Pilot the Millennium Falcon at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Entering Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and catching a glimpse of the Millennium Falcon is the stuff your Star Wars dreams are made of. (Photo by Robyn Madar)

Bright suns, travelers! Are you ready to explore all the things to do at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Well, buckle in as this Disney Mom gives you my five favorite must-dos on Planet Batuu.

Pilot the Falcon

One of the top things to do at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge puts you in the pilot’s seat of Han Solo’s ship! Alternately known as a “hunk of junk” and a “bucket of bolts,” the Millennium Falcon nonetheless is a fast ship, indeed. After all, she made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs! Now you can test your own ability to fly the ship on Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. Do your job as a pilot, gunner, or flight engineer, and your reputation will precede you. Plus, that jump to light speed makes you feel like you’re right in the movie!

Build a Droid or a Lightsaber

A Jedi’s lightsaber is more than a weapon. It’s a work of art. With that in mind, at Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, a master will guide you through crafting your own lightsaber. You can choose custom handles, ornamentation, and kyber crystals to make it truly yours. On the other hand, if you need a droid to work the moisture farm back home – or just a helpful little companion – the Droid Depot has plenty of parts to help you build the droid you’re looking for. The hands-on aspect of these experiences, along with the galactic souvenirs you get to take home, place them square on our list of things to do at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Sip Some Blue (or Green) Milk

From the blue milk of Tattooine to the green milk of Ahch-To, you can try some of the finest beverages in the universe at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Just hit the Milk Stand and taste for yourself. Besides, it’s a lot easier than milking a thala-siren to try it.

Stop by the Milk Stand for some blue or green milk.
As Luke’s Aunt Boru might say, be sure to drink your blue milk! (Photo by Anne Marie Reband)

Drop Into Oga’s Cantina

Up for a Rancor Tooth Beer Flight? How about a Fuzzy Tauntaun or a Bespin Fizz? Well, these are just some of the exotic drinks offered up at Oga’s Cantina. Here you can stop by for a drink and enjoy some tunes from DJ R-3X. And it’s a family-friendly joint, so bring the younglings to one of our favorite things to do at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Immerse Yourself in the Star Wars Story

Be sure to download the Play Disney Parks app before you arrive at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. It will turn your smartphone into a galactic “datapad” that lets you interact with the land.  Then, you can peer into containers, translate signs, and even eavesdrop on conversations by mysterious aliens. In addition, don’t forget to strike up conversations with the local residents of Batuu. They have many stories to tell, and they’ll make your visit to this ancient land even more fun!

Meet the citizens of Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
They’re not just Cast Members, they’re residents of Batuu, with their own unique stories. Be sure to chat with them and learn some secrets of this mysterious land. (Photo by Anne Marie Reband)

Even More, Things to Do at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

While those are five of my recommended things to do at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the sky’s the limit! From shopping for treasures at Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities to meeting everyone’s favorite Wookiee, your travels to Planet Batuu are sure to be eventful. Plus, stay on target for the next big attraction on the horizon when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens December 5!

Extra, Extra Magic Hours

Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels get special early access to Planet Batuu with Extra, Extra Magic Hours from September 1 – November 2, 2019, when Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open at 6 a.m. each day for Resort hotel Guests only. For all other Guests, the park will open at 9 a.m. Additionally, Extra, Extra Magic Hours will be available beginning at 7 a.m. for Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park from August 29 – November 2, 2019.

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