Can’t-Miss Experiences At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge For Super Fans

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Photo op

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a dream come true for super fans of the iconic franchise. Nestled within Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, this immersive land brings the galaxy far, far away closer than ever before. For superfans, it’s not just a visit; it’s a pilgrimage to a universe they’ve cherished for years. While every corner of Batuu holds its charm, here are the can’t-miss experiences that will make your journey to Galaxy’s Edge unforgettable.

Building a Lightsaber

Disney Lightsaber
Who wouldn’t want their own lightsaber?

For any Star Wars fan, constructing a lightsaber is a rite of passage. Savi’s Workshop offers an exceptional experience where you handpick your crystal and components. Whether you’re drawn to the elegant hilt of a Jedi Knight or the raw power of the Sith, the force is truly with you as you assemble your own lightsaber.

Building a Droid

Experience the incredible Droid Depot. This unique spot allows you to build your very own custom droids, just like the iconic astromechs in the Star Wars saga. As you step into this workshop, you’ll be surrounded by various droid parts, tools, and accessories. After selecting the components for your droid, you’ll assemble and customize it with the help of the depot’s friendly staff. It’s a hands-on and interactive experience that lets you create your personalized droid companion. Whatever droid series you choose, the Droid Depot ensures an unforgettable and imaginative adventure for fans of all ages.

Disney Droid
Build your own droid at the Droid Depot!

Piloting the Millennium Falcon


The Millennium Falcon, the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, awaits you at Smugglers Run. Super fans can assume the roles of pilot, gunner, or engineer as they embark on a daring mission for Hondo Ohnaka. The attention to detail is amazing, from the cockpit’s familiar controls to the rush of the hyperdrive. It’s a surreal adventure for those who love the Millennium Falcon.

Smuggler's Run at Hollywood Studios
Smugglers Run Queue Line.

Joining the Resistance on Rise of the Resistance

In Rise of the Resistance, you’ll become part of a group of Resistance recruits embarking on a mission to reach a concealed base. Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping adventure as you find yourself apprehended by the First Order, taking control of a Star Destroyer, and orchestrating your escape from the vessel, all while making your way back to Batuu.

Stormtroopers from Rise of the Resistance
Stormtroopers ar Rise of the Resistance.

Sipping Blue and Green Milk

Since Luke Skywalker first quenched his thirst on Tatooine, Blue Milk has become a beloved Star Wars symbol. At the Milk Stand, you can order both Blue and Green Milk. These creamy, fruity concoctions are not only delicious but also a chance to embody your inner Skywalker. Bonus points if you add a splash of your choice of spirits for an extra kick.

Blue Milk
Blue Milk. Photo: Emily Murray

Dining Around The Galaxy

Galaxy’s Edge offers a selection of unique, immersive eateries that transport you right into the heart of the Star Wars universe. From the diverse menu at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, featuring dishes like Smoked Kaadu Ribs and Batuuan Beef Pot Roast, to the alien concoctions at Oga’s Cantina, such as the Fuzzy Tauntaun and Jedi Mind Trick, every meal is a journey through galactic flavors. Ronto Roasters offers its signature Ronto Wrap, a must-try blend of roasted pork and grilled sausage.

Disney Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Sprite
Special Galaxy’s Edge Sprite. Photo: Emily Murray.

Visiting Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

Dok-Ondar’s store is a treasure trove of Star Wars artifacts, from ancient Jedi relics to Sith holocrons. It’s an opportunity to own a piece of the Star Wars universe. For super fans, this is the place to acquire a lightsaber hilt that may have once belonged to a Jedi Knight or Sith Lord. You can also attempt to acquire a rare black kyber crystal from the red kyber crystal tubes.

Dok-Ondar's store
Dok-Ondar’s store. Photo: Disney.

Meeting Characters

You’ll have the chance to meet some truly special characters at all the locations in Hollywood Studios. However, here in Galaxy’s Edge, you’ll encounter fan favorites that are an absolute must for any Star Wars enthusiast. The Mandalorian can often be spotted around the Black Spire Market, while Kylo Ren, Rey, First Order Stormtroopers, Chewbacca, and Vi Moradi are known to wander through Batuu. Additionally, Chewbacca can be met at Star Wars Launch Bay in Animation Courtyard, where you can also come face-to-face with Darth Vader and BB-8. Galaxy’s Edge offers a delightful mix of both classic and newer characters, ensuring every fan’s dream encounter.

Darth Vader Disney World
Meeting Darth Vader.

Bounty Hunting:

MagicBand+ becomes your companion in your quest to track down virtual bounties concealed throughout Galaxy’s Edge. Your adventure begins when you’re assigned a bounty from the job board within Galaxy’s Edge. Your MagicBand+ immediately comes to life, guiding you with vibrations and illuminations, ensuring you stay on the right trail. As you close in on your bounty, the augmented reality thermal viewer feature within the Play Disney Parks app allows you to unveil the identity of those lurking in the shadows. When the mission is complete, you’ll turn in your bounty to the collector for credits. All adding up to your invitation to join the Bounty Hunters Guild when you’ve collected 20 bounties.

This is also playable with only using the Play Disney Parks app.

Disney MagicBand
When you have found your bounty your MagicBand+ turns purple.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a mecca for super fans, a place where their lifelong love for the franchise comes to life. From building your lightsaber to piloting the Millennium Falcon, every moment is a step deeper into the Star Wars universe. So, superfan or not, these can’t-miss experiences are sure to make your visit to Galaxy’s Edge an unforgettable adventure through the galaxy far, far away. May the Force be with you!

Written by

Marissa Coffta

Marissa’s lifelong enchantment with Disney magic began in her childhood and has continued to flourish. She is a mom to 3, who frequently embarks on solo or family adventures to Disney World. Currently living out of state, she takes many modes of transportation to experience the wonder of Disney firsthand. Her fervent passion for writing fuels her with the hopes of bringing the world of Disney to life, making the magic a part of her world.

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