***Official*** Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Information Thread

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Welcome to the Official Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Information Thread!

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RISE OF THE RESISTANCE ATTRACTION WILL OPEN DECEMBER 5th, 2019 at WALT DISNEY WORLD

OPENING JANUARY 17th, 2020 at DISNEYLAND

There are times where the land may initiate a boarding group system. This only happens when the land is deemed at capacity. Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World use this. You can enter a boarding group through the Disneyland app or My Disney Experience.





A reservation WILL NOT be offered or required to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Walt Disney World Resort. And you should know that valid theme park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Capacity is limited. Additionally, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during Extra Magic Hours. During Extra Magic Hours guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can spend extra time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying select attractions. Details will also be available at a later date on Disneyworld.com and the Disney Parks Blog.

An overview of the land: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a 14-acre expansion at both Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park. Both are the largest expansions in their respective parks history. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set on the planet Batuu on the outskirts of the galaxy. Batuu is an old trading port. Inside you’ll be in the village of Black Spire Outpost which is known for its distinct tower spires with one very black spire hence the name of the village. In the village you can venture to the marketplace, cantina, Bantha hang out, and even see the creature stall with “living” creatures such as the Loth-cat! You may even be able to take one home with you.

Batuu is a destination on the galaxy's outer rim, part of the uncharted region beyond the all known star systems. The planet is home to an infamous port that smugglers, traders, and more stop. Guests will come across aliens, droids, and other inhabitants as they teach for rare or unique goods, discover unusual food or join a crew seeking adventure.

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An excerpt from Starwars.com on Batuu

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“This remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe haven for those intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order. While Batuu may be new to us, it is clearly already familiar to many characters from the Star Wars saga as a stepping off point for epic adventures.”

This incredible new land has everything the Star Wars and theme park fans are looking for!


History of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

A Star Wars themed land was first rumor way back in 2012 when Disney first purchased LucasFilm for $4 billion. It took 3 years before the land was finally announced at D23 Expo 2015 by Disney CEO Bob Iger on stage during the studios panel. Scott Trowbridge is the lead portfolio creative for Star Wars in all Disney theme parks and resorts and is the one in charge of this massive under taking. It was in April 2016 when ground was broken for construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for this new land. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is truly unlike anything Disney has done before in their theme parks. Two 14-acre lands built simultaneously on both coasts. Another Star Wars themed land will be coming to Disneyland Paris’s Walt Disney Studios park.

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Imagineers and Star Wars employees working on this ambitious project

Scott Trowbridge – Portfolio Creative Executive for WDI for Star Wars worldwide

Asa Kalama – Executive Creative Director

Chris Beatty – Executive Creative Director

Pablo Hidalgo – LucasFilm consultant

Doug Chiang – Industrial Light and Magic consultant

John Williams – Composer for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

And many more...


Story Line

From the Disney Parks Blog

“The largest settlement on the planet Batuu, Black Spire Outpost is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space. Off the beaten path, this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Widely known for the petrified remains of its once towering ancient trees, the spires now stand guard across the river valleys and plains and have long captured the imagination of travelers to this planet. To the first settlers, these petrified spires became more than just landmarks; they became the heart of the outpost itself.”


From Barron's
"For inspiration for Black Spire, Disney’s imagineers visited Morocco and Istanbul, and focused on small details. Local guides who wanted to show off iconic sites would find the Disney team instead taking pictures of, say, a door coming off its hinges, we are told. Building exteriors in Galaxy’s Edge are designed to look weathered from the first day of completion; visitors who have seen Harambe Market in the Africa section of Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, near Orlando, Fla., will find a similar attention to detail here, such as the way faint rust streaks flow down from the corners of metal grates.

In [Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run], Hondo Ohnaka, a pirate, has cut a deal with Chewbacca for the use of the Millennium Falcon, and the visitor is the pilot. The attraction entrance will be subtly marked, so as not to disrupt the look of the land. The ship interior will be familiar to even casual fans of the films, down to the 3-D chess board where Chewie lost his temper during a match with R2-D2.

Visitors will fly the ship in groups of six, and see the real-time results of their actions, such as knocking over a spire during takeoff. The flight will be different each visit. After a ride, the visitor might, say, stop at Oga’s for a drink and be told something like, “The boss isn’t happy about how you brought the ship back.” This is part of an interactive, story-building experience throughout the land that visitors can opt in to or out of.

Visitors waiting in line for [Rise of the Resistance] will wind through highly themed interiors that evoke rundown rooms the Resistance has repurposed as a base for operations against the First Order. Groups of guests might be “captured” at one point and ordered along by the enemy, before making their escape aboard a trackless troop transport. They will see scenes including a stormtrooper formation and one featuring Kylo Ren, perhaps resembling the interrogation scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The transport will evade familiar war machines, like the four-legged AT-AT Walkers from The Empire Strikes Back. Up close, these towering metal beasts do not disappoint."

Batuu was once a quiet place. It has now become the front line of the Resistance vs. First Order. Black Spire Outpost is meant to feel like you are inside the galaxy and part of the timeline set after The Last Jedi and before Episode 9. Batuu and Black Spire Outpost has been around a long time. A life size version of a Tie Echelon is parked in the First Order sector of Black Spire Outpost. Everyone has a story to tell about Batuu. There are references to Batuu in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Thrawn: Alliances, and future stories that have yet to debut.

Each cast member is playing a character. They will be trained to play a role within the story. They are encouraged to create their own identities. They are locals but some may not know anything about the stories you know. They are encouraged to talk Star Wars politics.

The marketplace will feature a water fountain which appears to be connected to a glass cistern. The dianoga creature may appear within this fountain.


From Blooloop.com
“The answer really is we know those places and we know those stories that happen there and we know that we’re not in them,” said Walt Disney Imagineering portfolio creative executive Scott Trowbridge. “Black Spire Outpost is an opportunity that’s designed from the very get go to be a place that invites exploration and discovery. A place that invites us to become a character in the world of Star Wars. And to the extent that we want to, to participate in the stories of Star Wars.”

“It is an amazing stepping off point for new Star Wars stories,” said Trowbridge, the Imagineering creative executive for the global Star Wars portfolio. “It’s a remote frontier planet somewhere on the edge of wild space. A place that in days of yore was a necessary stopping off point for food and provisions and to refuel as you were exploring the outer reaches of the galaxy.”

“Over time, and especially with the advent of hyperspace travel and faster-than-light travel, it kind of fell in prominence,” Trowbridge said. “It’s kind of like an old Route 66 story a little bit. This is a place that got bypassed a little bit.”

“There is a mystery to it. We kind of like that idea that there is no answer to it,” Kerrison said. “There is something unusual about it. There’s talks and whispers among the locals about why that [dark petrified tree/spire] is blacker than all the rest.”

“This is part of our way of creating that history,” Kerrison said. “We want to give the impression that this planet has always been around. We’re coming into it as travelers for the first time. There are layers and layers of history and all these familiar and new characters who have come and gone to this planet.”

“There are things that exist within the land that suggest that there are stories that are still waiting to be told,” Beck said. “Those things can be integrated with some of the stories that may go into future.”


Star Wars Language

  • Bright Suns - Good Day
  • Rising Moons - Good Evening
  • Till the Spire - Till we meet again or Goodbye
  • Good Run - Good Luck
  • On Planet - In the land
  • Refresher - Bathroom
  • Hydrator - Water fountain
  • Ignite the Spark - Greeting for the Resistance
  • Light the Fire - Resistance callback to Ignite the Spark
  • Only the Ancients know - I don't know
  • Good Journey - An Informal Goodbye
  • May the Spires Keep You - A Formal Goodbye


Disney FAQ links

FIRST LOOK: Cover Art Unveiled For Upcoming ‘Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire’ Book

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Makes History with Epic Debut at Disneyland Resort

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: A Breakdown of the Locations and Attractions

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - What to Expect on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Iconic Ships and Other Vehicles Feel Right at Home in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Where To Find the Creatures, Droids, and Aliens of Batuu

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Play in the 'Living Land'

Special Merchandise Will Extend Storytelling in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Star Wars 101

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Attention to Detail

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Serves New and Exotic Flavors from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - One Last 'Know Before You Go' Review




 
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Attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge


Rise of the Resistance

This attraction is not opening as part of the initial opening. It will open December 5th, 2019 in Walt Disney World and January 17th, 2020 in Disneyland.

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This attraction is a huge trackless dark ride with screen and audio animatronic technology featuring several Star Wars characters including life size AT-ATs. As a trackless ride it doesn’t have a physical track that we see on the ground so you do not know exactly where the ride vehicle is going. The ride vehicle is guided by a droid unit on the front through a First Order battle. You will also encounter Kylo Ren inside this attraction.


Height Requirement – 40"

Fastpass+ - YES but not initially



Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run

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This simulator attraction lets you drive the Millennium Falcon just as many have wanted to before. This 6-person capsule replicates the actual Falcon cockpit and has some very cool features. As you are flying you are in control and if you do a poor job that can carry with you through Batuu and people of Batuu may be out to get in in other areas. Riders will have 1 of 3 jobs inside the cockpit of the fastest ship in the galaxy.

Chewbacca has flown the Millennium Falcon to the Black Spire Outpost following the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In exchange for parts, Chewie has loaned the ship to smuggler Hondo Ohnaka for a mission which is the attraction's focus.

Hondo is a Weequay pirate from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Guests meet Hondo as he is running Ohnaka Transport Solutions, a "legitimate business" on Batuu. He asks for help as he has more cargo than he can handle and needs extra flight crews...especially those who won't ask questions.

Guests board the falcon through an access hatch on the starboard airlock, then spend some time in the main hold where you can sit at the infamous chess table or check out the ships equipment.

2 pilots will work together to steer the ship. The left pilot will control horizontal motion, while the right pilot controls vertical motion, both trying to avoid obstacles that could cause damage.

2 gunners will use blasters and missiles to defend the ship and its cargo. Guests can switch to manual targeting for a greater challenge.

2 Flight engineers will manage the ship's systems, trying to keep the Falcon from falling apart. They'll repair damage and take control of some special modifications that Hondo installed for their special mission.




Height Requirement – 38"

Fastpass+ - YES but not initially


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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - What to Expect on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: A Breakdown of the Locations and Attractions


Fastpass+ Information

Rise of the Resistance will open later.

Smugglers Run will not initially offer Fastpass for a period of time to better control crowds.



Extra Magic Hours Information

The Extra, Extra Magic Hours benefit will include Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as well as other experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom theme parks. Here’s the rundown:

  • Disney’s Hollywood StudiosDaily from Sept. 1-Nov. 2, the park will have Extra, Extra Magic Hours from 6-9 a.m., including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, plus Toy Story Land attractions and select other attractions. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences subject to capacity.
(Please note that on Aug. 29-31, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open at 6 a.m. for all guests. There will not be Extra, Extra Magic Hours on those days.)

  • Disney’s Animal KingdomExtra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily Aug. 29-Nov. 2, from 7-8 a.m., featuring Pandora – The World of Avatar and other attractions throughout the park (same as today’s morning Extra Magic Hours offerings).

  • Magic Kingdom Park Extra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily from Aug. 29-Nov. 2, from 7-8 a.m., featuring favorite attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland (same as today’s morning EMH offerings).
Extra Magic Hours will also continue to be available on select days at Epcot.
 
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    Characters in the land

    Hondo Ohnaka - Hondo is the main character in Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run. You will get to meet Hondo as an animatronic and he will guide you in your mission on the attraction.

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    Dok-Ondar - Dok has his own shop set up in the Marketplace called Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities. You will get to see Dok in your shopping expeditions. Dok-Ondar is a larger than life collector of all things odd and hard to find,

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    DJ Rex - Rex from the original Star Tours is back! He is now the DJ in the local cantina, Oga's. Go get a Batuu brew and listen to the jams DJ Rex has to play!

    Oga Garra - Oga is a powerful business owner on Batuu. While she has garnered a lot of power as a crime boss of Black Spire Outpost she actually is rarely seen.


    The Gatherers - Gatherers believe in ways of the force. These men and women are trying to restore balance in the galaxy by passing on ancient knowledge. They help guests build their very own lightsaber.

    Vi Moradi - As a spy for the Resistance Vi Moradi has stopped by Batuu to scout of Batuu as a potential Resistance recruiting station. Vi Moradi is working as hard as she can stay ahead of the First Order.

    Kylo Ren - You may have already met Kylo Ren at Star Wars Launch Bay, but if you haven't or curious to meet him on Batuu you will have the chance! Kylo Ren has stopped by Batuu to destroy the rising Resistance forces who have gathered there.

    Rey - Rey is on Batuu to recruit new supporters of the Resistance. She came here sometime after the Battle of Crait, and is desperately looking for help in the Outer Rim.

    Zabaka - Zabaka is flying alien species known as Toydarian. You may recognize her species from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. While you can't directly see Zabaka you will see her silhouette through her workshop window.

    Convor - Convor are gold and brown plumed birds that are considered pets in the galaxy. This bird species was first seen in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars.


    Dianoga - Tentacled species from the trash compactor in Star Wars: A New Hope. On Batuu the eye of a dianoga pokes in and out of a water tank at Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities. This dianoga is known as Tiny among the locals. Dok-Ondar is also raising a juvenile dianoga known as Toothy.

    Dokma - Dokma is a shy creature with a protective shell with two eyestalks, similar to a snail. Dokma is found in Star Wars Rebels.

    Felucian Fireflies - are colorful glowing creatures that are native to humid jungle planet Felucia.

    Fyrnock - species that hides for their own
    safety. They are the size of a small humanoid that is a fierce predator. These show up in Star Wars Rebels.

    Loth-cat - Native to the planet Lothal, this feline creature typically hunts rodents in the grassy plains of its home planet. At the creature stall you'll see a loth-cat's tail gently swaying back and forth as it sleeps.

    Kowakian Monkey Lizard - This reptilian creature is probably most recognized for being Jabba the Hutt's pet. Turns out this species is a pet to many of the galaxy's underworld.

    Momong - This primate species typically lives in trees but at the creature stall you'll see one stuck in a cage hanging in the creature stall. This creature is known from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.


    Mynock - You may spot a Mynock in Oga's tanks. These bat like parasites chew on power cables and energy conductors of starships.

    Ollopom - Often mistaken for a plant this rodent is typically found in the Gungan Swamps of Naboo.

    Profrogg - You’ll see a taxidermic Profrogg in Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. This rodent creature with horns, a snout, and claws typically builds burrowing tunnels underground known as “towns.”

    Puffer Pig - The Puffer Pig species are a critical resource for smugglers as they can sniff for valuable minerals. Then a Puffer Pig gets scared they inflate. You see the eyes and hear the snorts of a Puffer Pig in the Creature Stall.

    Sarlacc - Sarlacc are an extremely dangerous carnivore species who can grow to be 100 meters long. You might remember this as the species that ate Boba Fett in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. A baby sarlacc can be seen in a tank at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.

    Swamp Slug - Swamp Slug have thousands of teeth and can crush most plants and animals in its mouth. This native species typically live in the bogs of Dagobah. You might spot one in Oga’s Cantina if you look closely.

    Wampa - Dok-Ondar must really love taxidermy. A large white and furry taxidermic wampa in his collection at his Den of Antiquities. Wampa are native to the ice planet Hoth and are most widely recognized from their appearance in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

    Womp Rat - Guests can also find a taxidermic womp rat at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. Luke Skywalker mentioned that this rodent creature is much larger than two meters in Star Wars: A New Hope.

    Worrt - Worrt are typically found in the sand dunes of Tatooine looking for rodents and insects that it can grab with its long tongue. This creature can be seen in one of the tanks in Oga’s Cantina.

    8D-J8 - 8D-J8 was formerly a smelter droid but has been reprogrammed to cook the meats at Ronto Roasters.

    R5-P8 - R5-P8 is an automated repair mechanic with sass. This droid works as Hondo’s astromech on many smuggler’s many starships.



    Free roaming droids will not be part of the land at least for the opening.

    Chewbacca
    - can be found as part of Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run or in the Resistance Encampment

    Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Play in the 'Living Land'

    Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Where To Find the Creatures, Droids, and Aliens of Batuu

    Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Attention to Detail



    Star Wars ships in the land

    A Wing Starfighter - located in the resistance command post

    X Wing Starfighter - located in the resistance command post

    First Order Tie Echelon - located at Docking Bay 9

    Landspeeders - located at Black Spire Station


    Millennium Falcon - located at the spaceport

    Sienar-Chall Utilipede Transport - located at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
     
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    Opening day at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

    Walt Disney World's opened August 29th, 2019
    Disneyland May 31st, 2019 (A reservation is required for in order to enter SWGE at Disneyland until June 23rd, 2019) After June 23rd, Disneyland will use a virtual queue system when necessary. WDW also uses a virtual queue when needed.


    Rise of the Resistance will not open initially with the land. Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will open but not offer Fastpass right away.

    Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Makes History with Epic Debut at Disneyland Resort

    The Time Has Come - Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

    My First Impressions of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge


     
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    “Visitors come to this notorious local watering hole to unwind, conduct shady business, and maybe even encounter a friend…or a foe. Run by an intriguing alien proprietor, Oga Garra, the cantina adheres to a strict code of conduct that tries to keep its unruly patrons in check. But with a history of being a smugglers’ safe haven and a popular stopping point for those seeking to avoid the authorities, you can bet that the cantina has a story or two to tell.

    Oga’s Cantina is the kind of establishment that attracts some of the most interesting and disreputable characters in the galaxy. And you never know when a stormtrooper or a familiar face will show up. Patrons of the cantina come from across the galaxy to sample the famous concoctions created with exotic ingredients using “otherworldly” methods, served in unique vessels. With choices for kids and libations for adults, the cantina will make for a great stop!

    Musical entertainment is provided courtesy of RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid we first met in Star Tours, who has re-envisioned himself as the cantina’s DJ. As quirky and talkative as ever, he’s still trying to do his best on the job.

    Get ready to listen to some unique music, taste the best drinks in the galaxy, and surround yourself with a colorful cast of characters. You never know what will happen at the cantina!”

    From Barron's

    "The first public restaurant in Disneyland to serve alcohol, Oga’s is relatively small for aesthetic reasons, and is likely to be popular. To maximize capacity and keep visits from becoming all-afternoon affairs, most guests will stand. There will be a handful of booths with seating around the outer edge of the restaurant; no decision has been made yet on whether or how these can be reserved. An intricate tangle of tubes and vessels behind the bar might make some drinks appear to flow from the ceiling. We heard a mention of a Fuzzy Tauntaun, named for the furry snow lizards ridden in Empire Strikes Back, although it’s unclear if that’s a hypothetical drink or a planned one, and the menu is still being decided."

    As of JUNE 24th Disneyland's Oga's Cantina will take day of reservations.




    Concoctions with Alcohol

    Featuring a wide range of classic and unique spirits found throughout the galaxy with a mixture of tastes and flavors to liven your taste buds.

    Morning Specialties

    • Spiran Caf – Peru Alto Mayo Organic Joffrey’s Coffee, orange marmalade, rum, vanilla whipped cream, and citrus zest - $16.00
    • Bloody Rancor – vodka, chile liqueur, spicy Bloody Mary mix, and rancor bone - $17.00
    Afternoon and Evening Specialties
    • Fuzzy Tauntaun – peach vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice with tangerine, pure cane sugar, and “buzzz” foam - $15.00
    • Jedi Mind Trick – grapefruit and rose vodka, falernum, blue curaçao, white grape juice, lime juice, and grapefruit bitters - $14.00
    • The Outer Rim – silver tequila, açaí liqueur, lime juice, pure cane sugar, black salt, and exotic fruit purée - $16.00
    • T-16 Skyhopper – vodka, melon liqueur, kiwi, and half & half - $15.00
    • Dagobah Slug Slinger – reposado tequila, blue curaçao, citrus juices, ginger, herbs, and bitters - $15.00
    • Jet Juice – bourbon, chile liqueur, açaí liqueur, white grape juice, and lemon juice - $14.00
    • Yub Nub – pineapple rum, spiced rum, citrus juices, and passion fruit in souvenir mug - $42.00
    • Bespin Fizz – rum, yuzu purée, pomegranate juice, white cranberry juice, and cloud swirl - $17.00
    • Rancor Beer Flight Souvenir Board with Four Teeth - sampling of each beer - $75.00
    Concoctions without Alcohol

    Showcasing a combination of beverages found throughout the galaxy which yield vibrant colors along with sweet, tangy, or savory taste and fruity or spicy flavors.

    Morning Specialties:

    • Black Spire Brew – Cold Brew Joffrey’s Coffee, honey, falernum, passion fruit, and citrus - $7.00
    • Moogan Tea – Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea, chocolate milk, vanilla, and cinnamon - $7.00
    • Tarine Tea – Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea, peach, huckleberry, and mint - $6.50
    • Blue Bantha – Blue Milk served chilled with bantha-inspired vanilla-butter sugar cookie - $13.00
    • Cafe Latte - $5.00
    • Cappuccino - $5.00
    • Double Espresso $4.00
    • Juice - orange or apple - $5.00
    Afternoon and Evening Specialties:
    • Cliff Dweller – citrus juices, coconut, hibiscus-grenadine, and Seagram’s Ginger Ale $32.00
    • Hyperdrive (Punch It!)Powerade Mountain Berry Blast, white cranberry juice, black cherry purée, and Sprite - $6.00
    • Jabba Juice – Simply Orange with pineapple, kiwi, cantaloupe, and blueberry popping pearls - $6.50
    • Blue Bantha – Blue Milk served chilled with bantha-inspired vanilla-butter sugar cookie - $13.00
    • Blurrgfire – lemonade, pomegranate juice, and habanero-lime - $7.00
    • Carbon Freeze – Powerade Lemon Lime, wild strawberry, blueberry, and green apple popping pears - $7.50
    Provision
    • Oga’s Obsession – lemonade, cotton candy flavor, and blueberry popping pearls with a bursting dried fruit mixture $7.50
    Beers on Tap
    • Gold Squadron Lager - $12.00
    • White Wampa Ale - $13.00
    • Gamorrean Ale - $12.00
    • Bad Motivator IPA - $12.00
    Cider on Tap
    • Spice Runner Hard Cider - $11-12.00
    Wine on Tap
    • Toniray - $13.00
    • Imperial Guard - $13-16.00
    Breakfast Options
    • Rising Moons Overnight Oats - Oats, dragon fruit, yogurt, seasonal fruit - $7.00
    • Mustafarian Lava Roll - Sweet galactic delight $6.00
    Snack offerings
    • Batuu Bits - light crisp snack mix from the galaxy - $8.00


    Milk Stand

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    Blue or Green Milk - This is a non-dairy option coming in blue or green. It is plant based dairy or essentially rice milk that makes it easier for everyone to enjoy. It has been sweetened and infused with berry and melon flavors. Its more like a smoothie.

    Milk Stand Menu:

    Serving a frozen plant-based blend of coconut and rice milks

    • Blue Milk - Coconut and Rice Milks with flavors of Dragon Fruit, Pineapple, Lime, and Watermelon $7.99
    • Green Milk - Coconut and Rice Milks with flavors of Mandarin Orange, Passion Fruit, Grapefruit, and Orange Blossom $7.99
    • Bubo Wamba Family Farms Novelty Drink Vessel
    • Blue Milk Cooler - Plant-based Dairy blend of Coconut and Rice Milk with alluring fruity characteristics featuring Bacardi Rum $14.00 (DHS ONLY)
    • Green Milk Cooler - Plant-based Dairy blend of Coconut and Rice Milk with zippy Citrus and tropical characteristics featuring Corazon Blanco Tequila (DHS ONLY)

    Docking Bay 7

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    Chef Strono "Cookie" Tuggs is the proprietor of this venue. A modified Utilipede Transport.

    Entrées:

    • Smoked Kaadu Ribs – sticky pork ribs served with a blueberry corn muffin and cabbage slaw - $16.99
    • Fried Endorian Tip-yip – crispy chicken served with roasted vegetable potato mash and herb gravy - $15.49
    • Yobshrimp Noodle Salad – chilled shrimp served with marinated noodles and vegetables - $15.99
    • Roasted Endorian Tip-yip Salad – marinated chicken served with mixed greens, roasted seasonal vegetables, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and green curry ranch - $13.99
    • Felucian Garden Spread (lunch only) – plant-based “kefta” served with herb hummus, tomato-cucumber relish, and pita - $12.99
    • Braised Shaak Roast (dinner only) – beef pot roast served with cavatelli pasta, wilted kale, and mushrooms - $18.99
    • Ithorian Garden Loaf (dinner only) – plant-based “meatloaf” served with roasted vegetable potato mash, seasonal vegetables, and mushroom sauce - $14.99
    Breakfast
    • Bright Suns Morning - Three-cheese egg bite, pork sausage, purple potato hash, mini mustafarian lava roll - $10.99
    • Rising Moons Overnight Oats - Oats, dragon fruit, yogurt, seasonal fruit - $6.99
    Drinks
    • Butuubucha Tea - Suja Pineapple Passionfruit Kombucha - $5.49
    • Moof Juice - Simply Fruit Punch, Simply Orange with Pineapple, and Chipotle-Pineapple - $5.49
    • Phattro - Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea, Oldwalla Lemonade, desert pear - $5.49
    • Black Caf - regular coffee - $2.99
    • Bottled Water - $3.99
    • Fountain Beverages - $3.99, $4.19
    • Takodana Quencher - Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum, Blue Curaçao, Simple Orange with Pineapple, Kiwi $15.00 (DHS ONLY)
    • Gold Squadron Lager - Blue Point Brewing Co. - 16 oz draft - Golden Lager with Lavender and Plum flavors $13.25 (DHS ONLY
    Desserts:
    • Oi-oi Puff – raspberry cream puff with passion fruit mousse - $6.49
    • Batuu-bon – chocolate cake with white chocolate mousse and coffee custard - $6.99
    Kids’ Meals:

    All Meals include choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani Water

    • Yobshrimp Noodle Salad (Disney Check) – chilled shrimp served with noodles, vegetables and sweet orange dressing - $10.99
    • A Taste of Takodana (Disney Check) – black bean hummus served with edible soil with nuts, chilled dipping vegetables, and multi-grain crisps - $8.49
    • Fried Endorian Tip-yip – crispy chicken served with macaroni & cheese and seasonal vegetables - $9.99
    Breakfast
    • Bright Suns Youngling Breakfast - Scrambled egg, purple potatoes, fresh fruit, and choice of small low fat milk or small bottled water - $6.99

    Ronto Roasters


    Four legged lizard beast that Jawas rid through Mos Eisley. In this food stand droids spin slabs of meat beneath a slow roaster made of an old podracer engine.

    Food

    • Ronto Wrap – roasted pork and grilled sausage with peppercorn sauce and tangy slaw wrapped in pita - $12.99
    • Nuna Turkey Jerky – choice of sweet or spicy
    • Rising Moons Overnight Oats - Oats, dragon fruit, yogurt, seasonal fruit - $6.99
    • Ronto Morning Wrap - Scrambled eggs, grilled pork sausage, shredded cheddar, peppercorn sauce, wrapped in a pita - $12.49
    Specialty Beverages
    • Tatooine Sunset – Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea, Odwalla Lemonade, melon, and blueberry - $5.49
    • Sour Sarlacc – Minute Maid Limeade, raspberry, and spicy mango - $5.49
    • Meiloorun Juice – pineapple, Simply Lemonade with blueberry, white cranberry juice, lemon juice, and desert pear - $5.49
    • Black Caf - regular coffee - $2.99
    • Bottled Water - $3.99
    • Fountain Beverage - $3.99, $4.19
    • Coruscant Cooler - Maker's Mark Bourbon, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Cranberry, Lime Juice $15.00 (DHS ONLY)
    • Trandoshan Ale - Concrete Beach Brewery - 16 oz draft Spiced Wheat Ale (DHS ONLY)

    Kat Saka's Kettle

    Kat Saka lives outside the city of Black Spire Outpost. The Saka family grows grains which are turned into a fluffy flavored treat (Space Popcorn). They have a variety of flavors from sweet, salt and spicy.

    Kat Saka’s Kettle Menu:

    • Outpost Popcorn Mix – colorful blend of sweet and spicy flavors, popped in coconut oil
    • MSE-6 Series Repair Droid Souvenir Popcorn Vessel
    • Specialty Bottled Beverages – Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Dasani

    Docking Bay 7, Ronto Roasters, and the Milk Stand will have mobile ordering for guests to make use of.
     
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    Retail and Merchandise items

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    Select pre-opening merchandise is onsale inside Disney parks right now as guests prep for Black Spire Outpost and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

    Inside the land there will be a creature stall where guests can meet and adopt creatures from the Star Wars universe such as Loth-cats. Local artisans will also sell handcrafted items in the marketplace.

    From Barron's

    "Shops will be supplied from a common stockroom, and restaurants from a common kitchen, to increase efficiency. One shop will feature droids that visitors can customize through an interactive experience. A droid that is made to be, say, afraid of stormtroopers might signal its fear when one comes close. Droids owned by members of the same group might recognize each other when they meet. Prices have not been set. The shop might also sell a full-size R2-D2 for well-heeled fans, perhaps costing thousands.

    There will be another shop presided over by Dok-Ondar, a collector who is briefly mentioned in Solo. This character, likely animatronic, will be set apart in a booth from the rest of the staff, not unlike the dispatcher Louie De Palma in the old ABC sitcom Taxi. Cast members might interact with Dok-Ondar, asking him what he’s willing to let certain items go for. Elsewhere, there will be an outdoor market resembling a bazaar. A pod-racing engine, perhaps at the market, will be used to roast meat.

    For Galaxy’s Edge, imagineers have worked with filmmakers, chefs, and merchandise executives to take adherence to storytelling to new levels for a Disney park attraction. One possibility is that Star Wars merchandise in shops will come in unique packaging that downplays the logos. Another is that merchandise based on familiar characters will take on new looks. The imagineers visited the archives at Lucasfilm for early concept art. As a hypothetical example, an artisan figure of a familiar character might look slightly off, with the back story being that residents of Batuu have never seen that character, so they don’t know exactly what the figure should look like."


    This alien art and archaeology dealer has a shop within the land. Dok-Ondar is an Ithorian. He is the gatekeeper of the black market. People from all over the galaxy bring their rare and valuable items to him. Not everything in his shop will be for sale though.


    Savi & Son Salvage


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    This is where guests can create their own one of a kind lightsabers. This operation is kept under wraps from the First Order. Guests will need to sign up for a build session and can choose from assorted parts to build their lightsaber. Gatherers are the ones who employee this shop. They are dedicated to balancing the force and sharing their knowledge of it. Several styles and colors will be available for guests. Book a reservation for Disneyland or Walt Disney World online today!

    Savi's lightsabers will cost $199 plus tax

    The Gatherers will now help you select the heart of your lightsaber—the kyber crystal, which is available in red, blue, green or violet. Next, begin assembling your hilt—parts will be provided based on your theme and cloisonné pin. Each box of parts includes:

    1 hilt
    4 sleeves (pick 2)
    2 emitters (pick 1)
    2 pommel caps (pick 1)
    2 sets of activation plates and switches (pick 1 set)

    Upon hilt completion, the unused parts will be collected by the Gatherers and returned to Savi’s inventory. These are not included with your lightsaber package. Finally, the Gatherers will masterfully connect your hilt to a 36” lightsaber blade so you’re ready for anything the galaxy puts in your path!

    More details were released as well:

    • Additional customization items can be purchased at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
    • Age Recommendation: 5+
    • The experience area is limited to the builder and one Guest—at least one person in the party must be age 14 or older
    • Custom lightsabers are nonrefundable and are not eligible for Annual Passholder or other discounts
    • The Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers experience is subject to availability and reservations may be required
    • If reservations are required, late arrivals may not be accommodated

    Mubo's Droid Depot

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    Tech savvy Mubo has set up droid displays who will squawk and swiveling but generally stay put. You won't be able to go home with a life size droid but you can buy a coffee maker sized one that is remote controlled and can receive signals from other droids in the vicinity. You can create a BB or R unit. The shop is set up like a cafeteria and guests take pieces off a conveyor belt. Book a reservation for Walt Disney World or Disneyland today!

    Parts Station

    Select from a colorful variety of components to customize your droid as they roll by on the shop’s conveyor belt:

    BB-Series

    • Dome
    • Dome Connection Plate
    • Body Sphere
    • Motivator
    R-Series
    • Dome
    • Body
    • Center Leg
    • Set of Side-Legs
    Build Station

    Here you’ll follow simple “placemat” instructions or graphic monitor displays to assemble your droid in the proper sequence. Once complete, your droid will be paired with a remote control and activated as you watch it come to life!

    Pricing

    • $99.99 per astromech droid unit, plus tax
    • Carry box and instructions included
    • Various personality-affiliation chips and other accessories are available for an additional charge
    • Age Recommendation: 3+
    • The experience area is limited to the builder and one Guest—at least one person in the party must be age 14 or older
    • Custom astromech droid units are nonrefundable and are not eligible for Annual Passholder or other discounts
    • The Droid Depot experience is subject to availability
    • Reservations are recommended, late arrivals may not be accommodated

    Bina's Creature Stall

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    You can buy a pet for yourself. Baby tauntauns squawk and coo. Miniature tentacle Rathtars shudder, worrt frogs lash their tongues, and pufferpigs growl.

    Toydarian Toyshop

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    Young ones can get toys of their heroes just like Jan Erso and Rey had. Zabaka listens to the stories she hears and crafts felt dolls that looks like your favorite characters. Guests can also get moisture vaporators and Figgerin D'an's band like those played in Mos Eisley's as well as the drums Ewoks used.


    First Order Cargo

    First Order Cargo is where guests will be able to purchase gear and other products in show of their support for the First Order.

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    Resistance Supply
    Resistance Supply is where members of the Resistance have set up a secret makeshift post where guests can join the cause to defeat the First Order.

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    Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Map


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    Star Wars Hotel

    From Disney Parks Blog
    According to Bob, this revolutionary new vacation experience will be a living adventure that allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new form of Disney storytelling.

    “It’s unlike anything that exists today.” Bob said. “From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story! You’ll immediately become a citizen of the galaxy and experience all that entails, including dressing up in the proper attire. Once you leave Earth, you will discover a starship alive with characters, stories, and adventures that unfold all around you. It is 100% immersive, and the story will touch every single minute of your day, and it will culminate in a unique journey for every person who visits.

    The immersive experience offered at this hotel will stand out among all of our resorts around the globe. As you can see, families visiting this resort will board a starship alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during their voyage through the galaxy – and every window has a view of space!

    The resort will also be seamlessly connected to the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, allowing guests a complete Star Wars experience. Guests visiting the resort will be welcome to participate as a resident of the galaxy by dressing in Star Wars-inspired attire.


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    Differences between Walt Disney World and Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge

    Disneyland has three entrances to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
    Critter Country
    Big Thunder/Frontier Land
    Fantasyland
    Hollywood Studios has two entrances to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
    Toy Story Land (EXIT ONLY FOR NOW)
    Grand Avenue

    Rise of the Resistance will open December 5th, 2019 at Walt Disney World and January 17th, 2020 at Disneyland.

    Disneyland specific information

    From May 31st through June 23rd a reservation will be needed in order to enter Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
    A Disneyland Resort Hotel reservation will guarantee you access to the land during that time period.

    After June 23rd Disneyland will use a virtual queue system to streamline entry and crowding in Galaxy's Edge.

    From BlogMickey.com

    “We will be giving guests a window of time, but we’re still working through what that looks like and the duration for that. We’ll be working hard to ensure that guests have enough time in the land to see all the great things and experience the attraction. We know guests might want to stay in there all day, but we’ve got a whole big group that wants to get in there. We’re just trying to balance all those things and really deliver the right solution for our guests.” -Disneyland Vice President Kris Theiler

    There will be no standby line during this time.


    “There will be no standby access to the land and we want to make sure that that’s clear for guests. We don’t want guests coming to the park thinking, ‘I don’t have a reservation. Maybe I’ll just get in the queue and I’ll be able to get in.’ We’re not going to have a standby line. So it will be limited solely to those guests that have reservations.” -Disneyland Vice President Kris Theiler

    Disneyland will utilize the bathroom pass for standby lines inside the land if needed. This was first started at Pandora: The World of Avatar however no word yet if Hollywood Studios will also use this pass when SWGE opens there.

    Here’s how the bathroom pass works:

    If a guest needs to use the restroom, one person in the party must remain in line. The guest leaving goes to use the bathroom and upon returning the guest they will enter through the FP line with the bathroom pass and meet your party at the merge point. Then once met up with your party you continue through the queue.


    Reservations to Visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park Available May 2 or Book a Stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel Now

    Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests should have received an email starting April 22nd, 2019. This email contains information regarding their resort reservation for SWGE.


    There will be no passholder previews at Disneyland.

    Here’s How to Make a Reservation to Visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park Between May 31 and June 23, 2019

    "Disneyland expects that four hours will be enough time for most visitors to explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during the initial reservation-only period and that scoundrels who overstay their welcome will be dealt with by a squadron of stormtroopers.


    Disneyland will issue colored wristbands to visitors during the reservation-only period for each of the four-hour windows. Newly-admitted Galaxy’s Edge visitors will mix in with those already in the land much like the Halloween events at Disneyland.

    After each four-hour window ends, Disneyland employees may turn away visitors with expired wristbands attempting to enter the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction, Oga’s Cantina cocktail lounge, Docking Bay 7 restaurant and the Savi’s Workshop and Droid Depot experiential shops.

    “At a certain point, if we have to, then we’ll start to ask them to leave the land,” said Disneyland vice president Kris Theiler.

    Disneyland expects that most visitors will find four hours to be more than enough time to explore the new 14-acre Star Wars land.

    Stragglers will be dealt with by the First Order stormtroopers patrolling the land.

    The reservation system has been designed to manage crowds and minimize wait times while keeping the land below capacity.

    The goal is to keep the wait times for Smugglers Run under two hours, Theiler said. Accommodations will be made if the attraction should experience any downtime.

    The wait time for Smugglers Run will balloon if everybody entering Galaxy’s Edge heads straight for the attraction. Disney hopes to disperse visitors throughout the land during the reservation-only period and persuade riders to postpone their journey on Smugglers Run until the second or third hour of their visit when wait times will be less.

    We want to try and make sure that people aren’t spending the whole time standing in the queue,” Theiler said.

    At the same time, Disney doesn’t want riders waiting until the last minute of their four-hour window to get in line for Smugglers Run."

    Virtual Queue details for Disneyland and Walt Disney World


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    "According to a post by the OC Register, guests will log in to the Disneyland app and secure their “boarding pass” to enter the land. At rope drop, guests will be able to walk directly into the land until it is full. A status bar in the app will show how full the land is at any given time. When it fills to capacity, the option to secure your boarding pass will pop up. After guests secure the pass, Disney will send a push notification to their phone when it is their turn. Guests will then have two hours to return to the land entrance to redeem their pass.

    Disney hasn’t stated how long the virtual queue system will be in place for, simply stating that they will stop using it when the crowds die down and there is no longer a need for it. Disneyland is implementing this virtual queue so guests can continue to enjoy the park without the need to stand in line for Galaxy’s Edge all day."


    Boarding Groups

    For guests wishing to live out Star Wars adventures and access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge beginning June 24, Disneyland Resort may utilize a virtual queuing system, as needed, to help everyone have a great experience. Download the Disneyland app before arriving and check the app or signage the day of your visit to find out if you will need to be part of a boarding group to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that day. The boarding group will save you a virtual spot in line so you can enjoy other experiences while you wait to be notified of a time to enter.*

    You may use the Disneyland app to request to be part of a boarding group after entering Disneyland park, if implemented that day. Simply link the theme park tickets of everyone in your party together on the app to request the same boarding group for your entire party. To see which boarding group is currently being admitted to the land, look on the app or digital signage in the park.

    If you enable push notifications on your mobile device, you will be notified when it is time to enter the land. If not, continue to check the Disneyland app or digital signage in the park, and enjoy other experiences, while awaiting your boarding group. You have up to two hours to enter the land after your boarding group is called for admission, so there is no rush!

    For guests not using the Disneyland app, a boarding group may be obtained with a park admission ticket at select Disney FASTPASS Service locations such as Haunted Mansion, Indiana Jones Adventure, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain or near the Matterhorn Bobsleds.


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    Reviews

    FALCON GROUPING: Like stated before, everyone is handed a card. But now I learned the cockpit positions are upside down and cannot be seen by the CM. CMs quickly/anonymously hand out 6 at a time and you flip over your card to reveal what position you got. YOU CAN TRADE.. its just all up to your family.. you dispute and fight amongst each other. The cast is not held responsible.

    GUNNER POSITION: 3 friends have all now said that the gunner position wasn't their favorite.
    -One said that the buttons are placed at such a weird angle that it was difficult to watch the show and simultaneously push the correct flashing buttons
    -Another said that the position was just boring and wasn't nearly as fun as the pilot position
    -The last CM actually said she preferred the engineer position more than gunner bc there were more things to do. (This CM is tall and also stated that she didn't have a hard time seeing from the back)

    SAVI'S WORKSHOP: So while one of my CM friends was exploring, another approached his group and asked if they wanted to build a lightsaber. They said yes and got pulled into Savi's to test the experience. The workshop was rehearsing show material and needed "guests" to participate in order to test and adjust. He said he did the entire experience and was blown away. He even got emotional throughout the experience. He said the experience really tugs at your heart and makes Star Wars fans feel like they're a part of something special. They hand built their custom lightsabers with eager grins to only have them taken after the experience. Nothing is free at Disney, folks. At the end, he said he would go back and pay $$$$ bc it was really that great.


    CONCLUSION: I've received a lot of mixed reviews about falcon.. But through them all, I've concluded that your ride experience really just depends on how your group contributes... If you have great pilots and gunners, the engineer position could be boring with nothing to fix.. You could have an amazing time as an engineer if you're tall, can see the screen, and have crappy pilots that make you fix a lot of things.

    LAND/QUEUE:
    -The Falcon outside is MASSIVE. The scale of everything is so large it will make you feel like an ant.

    -The queue is very impressive. Multi leveled, tons of props to look at.. but isn't physically interactive at all. I'm guessing the Play Disney Parks app will be heavily relied on.

    -There is only 1 Hondo preshow room (this seems so cost effective and inefficient to me personally). For efficiency, the room is divided into 2. This 1 room holds a large amount of people and feeds two separate falcon interiors. When the preshow ends, both sides dump out into 2 separate chess rooms.
    (this seems interesting... you being in a room full of guests and only seeing your half of the room in the actual falcon... where did the others go?)

    -Grouping happens before you enter the chess room

    -Every single person is assigned a colored card with a number and a cockpit position on it.

    -The chess room is free roam and you will see other groups waiting as well.

    RIDE:
    -The ride is actually pretty long.. about 5 min is what the cm felt like it was.

    -Everyone starts out with $3000. Every time you fire or bang into something, it costs money. At the end, Hondo will tally your score and let you know how much money you have left/if you did good/bad. This group had $300 left and Hondo was not happy.

    -PILOT: This position is reported to be the most fun and the most challenging. One pilot controls left/right movement while the other controls up/down. Up/Down is harder and has more game play. There were some small moments with little to do for the left/right pilot. Not only is this position the hardest but you get perfect viewing (front row seats) to the entire show. Adults felt stressed and challenged by this position, can't wait to see how little Timmy handles the attraction.

    GUNNER: None of my friends have yet to experience this position but they said the individuals in those seats were having a blast!

    ENGINEER: Ok.... where do I begin... So this position will actually be the least favored of the three, but not for the reasons we think. The tasks are actually cool and a lot of fun BUT its very difficult to see the screen/understand what is going on. I don't think the seats are elevated, therefore, you're basically getting the worst seat in the house. I also heard that the projection is not very bright which really did not help the back row at all. The Falcon window is already hard to see out of normally, so sitting in the back wasn't too fulfilling.

    DOWNTIMES: The ride actually has a tech difficulty during a friends preview.. the cockpit screen shuts off and turns blank, motion stops, and you just sit and wait for a CM to open your door. They got to re-ride.

    EMPTY SEATS: If your cockpit has empty seats, the ride system will know and disregard them.

    EXIT: You exit out a different hallway than what you entered but it looks identical.

    CMs did not notice any hallway changes as they exited like stated at the Chicago convention.

    Another account:

    Pretty accurate to what my group and I experienced. A few things I wanted to add:

    - the Hondo AA wasn’t working. The CM in the pre-show room pushed a button, left the room, came back and realized it never worked, then pushed something else, and an alternate pre-show played on the screens.

    - Gunner seemed like the most popular position among the groups riding. Pilot is fun, but you don’t really participate in any action like the Gunner does.

    - The position assigning was completely random. After the pre-show, we were directed down a narrow hallway and were practically in a single file line and the CM at the end of the line was quickly handing out cards with our assigned color and position. Didn’t seem like there was any particular method to this.

    - The line moves VERY QUICK with no Fastpass holding back the standby queue. This will be nice during the first few months of operation.









     
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    Thank you for this thread! We're trying to go this year right before GE opens to avoid the crush of the crowds and then try to come for a couple long weekends in 2020 just for GE. This is the most exciting year in Disney parks news for me yet!
     


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