Sunday, August 30, 2020

Exploring Galaxy's Edge In Hollywood Studios

Oh gosh, I was excited to see the Millennium Falcon. I had been a fan of Star Wars for years. As a teen, I admit, I didn't care for the movies. My friends would watch and I'd roll my eyes. But as an adult, I gave the movies another chance and was hooked. Maybe it was the idea that someone evil could turn good in the end. Or maybe I just loved Chewbacca.





All I knew was that I couldn't wait to see Galaxy's Edge at Hollywood Studios. It was still under construction the last time I had gone to Walt Disney World but finally, FINALLY it was open. Here's the backstory on Galaxy's Edge: you're on a Black Spire Outpost on the Planet Batuu. Cast Members will tell you "Bright Suns" which means hello. It's like you're in a whole other world.

And yes, the Millennium Falcon was pretty awesome.



It's neat inside:




Yup, it's a ride, too called Smuggler's Run. You get to drive it. We crashed a lot. We let the kids be the pilots.







Hungry? There are several options. We decided on Docking Bay 7 where we could pick up galactic grub.





It's pretty cool inside.

I tried Smoked Kaadu Pork Ribs. It had a blueberry glaze to it, and it worked. The ribs were tender Weirdly it comes with a corn blueberry muffin, but that also works. I'd get it again!




Tommy got the Endorian Fried Chicken Yip Yip. It's fun to say. He enjoyed it.





Natalie got the Batuuan Beef Pot Roast. I tried it a bite and it was tender and flavorful. She said it was good.





To check out the menu, click here. I love all the fun names for the food and drinks.


Occasionally Stormtroopers come out. They will shout at you. Kylo Ren also comes out. He also will shout at you.




There's so much to see in Galaxy's Edge. I brought Steve, and he was amazed.





Yup, we got a boarding pass for the other ride in the area: Rise Of The Resistance. It is incredible. I'll share tips on how to get a boarding pass in a future blog post.




There's a neat shopping area:






We decided to try the blue and green milk.





The blue was the favorite. It's sweeter. But the green wasn't terrible either. I'd get both again.


Steve was amazed at all the different areas and the details:






I had to get the cool looking Diet Coke.




Steve was like, "Wait, why do these things behind me look like me?"




Tommy brought out the lightsaber and the Stormtroopers were suspicious of him:





Basically? It's incredible. If you're a Star Wars fan, you'll be blown away. Even if you aren't a Star Wars fan, it's still a neat area. Next time we hope to check out Oga's Cantina, where you can get alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, plus light snacks. I'm told it's cool inside, but warning, you need a reservation. We also need to try Ronto Roasters which is another place to get food.



Right now Savi's Workshop is closed, which is where you can build a lightsaber. We hope to do this next year if it re-opens. The Droid Depot IS open. You can build your own droid but we opted NOT to do this since we're saving for a lightsaber.

Oh, and don't forget the special photo op! We found a Photopass Photographer near this wall and look! Steve's friend who stars in The Mandalorian on Disney+. It returns this fall. Steve is like yo creature who looks like me.




Have you been to Galaxy's Edge yet?



30 comments:

  1. My kids want to check it out even though we're not Star Wars fans!

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  2. Oh my goodness.... my husband will go crazy for this! He is a huge Star Wars fan and has been since the original came out forever ago. I especially love the foods and it truly does look like a magical and unforgettable time. Thank you for sharing :)

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  3. I have watched the Star Wars filmed when I was a teen but I didn't really get into them. Maybe I should try again, same as you. The park looks pretty spectacular I have to admit, I would love to go and explore. I love how they thought to name the meals in fun ways.

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  4. Seeing Steve in all the photos is always a treat. It sounds like everyone had a great time!

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  5. I can't stop thinking about ribs with a blueberry glaze now. sounds so good! haha

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  6. This would be an exhibit that my boys would love. I am drooling over the food.

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  7. I am so desperate to go there, look how cute that baby yoda looks this is great. Your kids had a great time.

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  8. I'm not a fan of Star Wars but I love how cool this looks. Maybe I'll go someday to take pictures!

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  9. I am a huge fan of Star wars, I went to star wars land last year and it was amazing, Beyond cool and i cant wait to go back.

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  10. Baby Yoda is seriously the cutest! Can't wait to check out Galaxy's edge one day with the family. Looks like fun!

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  11. It looks like you had an amazing time at Hollywood Studies. My kids would go crazy for Galaxy's Edge! I would just chill with Yoda! :)

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  12. Oh my gosh that looks so, so cool! I prefer Hollywood Studios over Disneyland every day.

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  13. This is by far my favorite ride and experience at Walt Disney World. Cannot wait to go back.

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  14. This looks like a really fun experience. I can’t wait to visit Disney.

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  15. This looks amazing. I am not really a Star Wars fan but I really like how Disney really puts a lot of effort into getting the detail and experience right.

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  16. Galaxy's Edge was really cool! But we went in December and there were just too damn many people there. We were literally shoulder to shoulder with people. I'd love to see it in a less busy season.

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  17. Wow! I am a fan of Star Wars, too! This is really fun and exciting. I would love to see Galaxy's Edge soon.

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  18. I wish we had something similar to this in the theme park in Paris but sadly we dont. I'm glad you're able to go there while remaining safe!

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  19. How fun! My son is a Star Wars fan. He will have a blast there, for sure. -LYNNDEE

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  20. This place looks so amazing and interesting one though..and the most memorable visit...oh yeah i damn loved your steve that looks so cute and lovely...

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  21. I am not a star wars fan but unlike many I am a baby yoda fan. I really wish I could check it out!

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  22. This place looks so amazing! When COVID-19 settles down I'd love to visit i in the future!

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  23. I have not made it to Galaxy's Edge yet but I want to SO bad! It seems like such a cool land and I am so glad they included it !

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  24. Umm my kids would LOVE this -- and so would my husband!!

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  25. I would have loved to check this out. Galaxies edge is such a well made place.

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  26. I haven't been there but would love to take my kids there. They are a big fan of Star Wars! The ribs look good!

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  27. OMG! I would like to be there! And my kid too! It's fantastic!

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  28. I'm not a fan of Star Wars but I think I would definitely have fun in this kind of trip.

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  29. Oh wow. Everything about this look so cool! I would want to visit this too!

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