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The 16 Best Things To Do at Galaxy’s Edge

Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge has been a popular destination for Star Wars fans since it first opened in 2019. From attractions like Smuggler’s Run and Rise of the Resistance to food and beverage experiences like Docking Bay 7 and Oga’s Cantina, there are so many things to do at Galaxy’s Edge. Still, knowing what to do can get overwhelming, especially if this is your first time. If you are planning on visiting either Disneyland or Walt Disney World, here are some of the best things to do at Galaxy’s Edge.

What Are the Best Things To Do in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is more than just a theme park land located in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. It is your chance to live out your own unique Star Wars story.

The land is set in the city of Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu, located at the edge of wild space. The story takes place between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker when the Resistance is hiding from the First Order.

Whether you are a fan of Star Wars or just looking to make the most of your adventure, here are the best things to do when you visit Galaxy’s Edge as ranked by the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Discord fan group.

16. Get Outpost Mix Popcorn

Do you need a snack? Try the Outpost Mix popcorn at Kat Saka’s Kettle. The snack is a sweet and savory blend of popcorn, rice crackers, and other crunchy treats flavored with a special blend of spices. If you are looking for something a little familiar, they also offer buttered blue grains – better known as buttered popcorn.

15. Adopt a Loth-cat or Creature

Have you ever wanted your own Loth-cat, porg, or Kowakian monkey-lizard? Bina’s Creature Stall in the Marketplace is your source for all of your favorite Star Wars creatures.

Peek into the cages and cargo containers to explore Bina’s collection of exotic creatures from many distant worlds. Most of the creatures are available for purchase, but remember that some of them can be wild or even dangerous!

14. Use the Star Wars: Datapad

Ready to immerse yourself in the experience of visiting Batuu? Transform your smartphone into a datapad with the Play Disney Parks app. By using the Star Wars: Datapad within the app, you can create your own personalized experience.

The datapad allows you to translate Aurebesh, the written language of the Star Wars universe. But it can do so much more. From hacking control panels and droids to tuning scanners and decoding messages, the app allows you to experience an extra layer of interactivity and immersion.

The app is free to download and use, but standard messaging and data rates do apply.

13. Go Bounty Hunting

Ready to live out your own Star Wars story as a bounty hunter like Din Djarin from The Mandalorian? Immerse yourself in the world of Galaxy’s Edge and go on new adventures as a bounty hunter with the new interactive game Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters.

Using MagicBand+ and the Play Disney Parks app, you are tasked with tracking down bounties, collecting intel, and completing various missions. As you explore the outpost, you will encounter various characters and obstacles as you attempt to complete your mission and collect your bounty.

The game is free to play but does require MagicBand+. The bands start at $34.99 and come in a variety of collectible styles. Additionally, you also need a mobile phone with the free Play Disney Parks app installed. Standard messaging and data rates do apply.

12. Build Your Own Droid

Create your own astromech droid at the Droid Depot. Choose from the popular BB-series, C-series, and R-series droid styles. Once you choose your droid type, choose from a variety of colors and styles of parts to build your own astromech.

Then move to the assembly area to become an expert droid builder. You can even customize your droid with personality chips, accessories, and even a backpack to carry your new friend around in.

Afterward, you can explore Black Spire Outpost with your new droid companion. Your droid may even interact with other droids and characters in the land, adding a whole new layer of immersive fun to your experience.

Reservations are suggested, but walk-ups are usually welcome. The droid-building experience starts at $99.99 plus tax and each reservation is good for one droid builder and up to two guests.

11. Try the Blue and Green Milk

Inspired by the exotic beverages from the Star Wars films, blue and green milk are refreshing non-alcoholic drinks available at The Milk Stand.

The green milk is made from a blend of coconut and rice milk, with a hint of citrus and tropical flavors. The blue milk, on the other hand, is a bit sweeter and has a fruity flavor with hints of dragonfruit and pineapple. Both kinds of milk have a smooth, creamy texture and are non-alcoholic and vegan, making them a tasty treat for all ages.

At Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World in Flordia, you can add alcohol to either milk. Green Milk Cooler has Corazon Blanco Tequila, while the Blue Milk Cooler uses Bacardi Rum.

10. Eat at Docking Bay 7

Experience the flavors of the Star Wars universe with the diverse selection of intergalactic cuisine at Docking Bay 7. The restaurant is designed to look like a working hangar bay, complete with cargo crates, tools, and other spaceport equipment.

The menu features a variety of dishes inspired by different planets and cultures, including the popular Fried Endorian Tip-Yip and Batuuan Beef Pot Roast. They also offer a selection of sides, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available.

In Walt Disney World, you can get the alcoholic beverages Takodana Quencher or the Gold Squadron Lager.

9. Eat a Ronto Wrap

Looking for the best in galactic street food? Do not miss Ronto Roasters.

Their signature item is the ronto wrap, a grilled sausage topped with roast pork, slaw, and peppercorn sauce in a pita wrap. However, true ronto connoisseurs know that the real gem is the Morning Wrap. Served until 11 AM, it features eggs, a grilled sausage, cheddar cheese, and peppercorn sauce in a pita wrap.

While Ronto Roasters at Disneyland is open until park close, the location in Walt Disney World closes at 3 PM. After 3 at Disney World, you can get the ronto wrap at Docking Bay 7.

8. Go Shopping

Want to bring home a one-of-a-kind souvenir from your visit to Batuu? Several shops offer a variety of toys,  collectibles, clothing, and other unique items.

Get a plush, toy, or game at Toydarian Toymaker. Get the clothing and accessories you need to fit around Batuu and throughout the galaxy at Black Spire Outfitters.

Looking to join the First Order? Check out First Order Cargo for uniforms and accessories. If you are more of a rebel, Resistance Supply might be a better fit for clothing and accessories.

7. Batuu Bound

If you want to make your visit to Galaxy’s Edge, consider Batuu Bounding. Similar to Disney Bounding, a Batuu Bound is an outfit that looks like it fits in the Star Wars universe.

Some guests Batuu Bound as existing Star Wars characters like Rey, Luke Skywalker, or First Order officers. Many couples wear Han Solo and Princess Leia or Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala bounds.

Alternatively, you can bound as a citizen of Batuu or even create your own original character. You might even want to create your own datapad phone case or carry around other accessories like comlinks, binoculars, or lightsabers. However, blasters are strictly prohibited.

While children’s costumes are welcome, adults should review the Disneyland and Walt Disney World policies on costumes before visiting.

6. Pilot the Millennium Falcon

Experience the thrill of piloting the fastest ship in the galaxy. Star Wars: Millennium Falcon – Smugglers Run puts you in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.

You and your flight crew get to take control of the famous starship and go on an adventure with the infamous pirate and business entrepreneur Hondo Ohnaka. The attraction seats six, including two pilots, two gunners, and two engineers.

If you are looking for an added challenge, try to unlock Chewbacca mode and the famed Wookiee co-pilot will join you on your adventures.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Lightning Lane access is included in Genie+. Guests must transfer from wheelchairs and ECVs.

5. Encounter the Characters

You can meet and interact with a number of different characters during your visit to Batuu.

Rey and Chewie are often found walking through the Resistance Camp and Land Port or working around the Falcon. Resistance Spy Vi Moradi can usually be found evading First Order troopers around the Marketplace, Land Port, and occasionally on Merchant’s Row. First Order Stormtroopers and Kylo Ren usually patrol most of Black Spire Outpost except for the outskirts by the Resistance outpost.

Since May 28, 2022, Boba Fett and Fennic Shand have appeared at Disneyland Park. The Mandalorian and Grogu began appearing at Disneyland on November 18, 2022. Ahsoka came to Disneyland on August 23, 2023.

While Boba Fett, Fennic Shand, and Ahsoka remain exclusive to Disneyland, The Mandalorian and Grogu began appearing at Walt Disney World on March 1, 2023.

However, it is important to remember that Galaxy’s Edge is an immersive experience that is part of the larger Star Wars story. As such, Star Wars characters do not do the same style of meet and greets as other Disney characters.

While you might get lucky to take a holoscan or image capture – better known as a photograph – with a character, there is no guarantee. The characters are usually busy on missions but will occasionally stop to take a holoscan.

4. Build Your Own Lightsaber

Building your own lightsaber is a right of passage regardless of your allegiance to the Force. The Gathers at Savi’s Workshop guide you in creating your own custom lightsaber. There are several hilt designs, accessories, and kyber crystals available, allowing you to customize your saber.

Although Savi’s can accommodate walk-ins sometimes, advanced reservations are strongly recommended. The interactive experience costs $219.99 plus tax at Disneyland and $249.99 plus tax at Disney World. Each reservation is good for one saber builder and one guest.

3. Explore Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

No trip to Batuu is complete without visiting Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. One of the most renowned collectors of ancient antiquities in the galaxy, Dok-Ondar offers a wide array of unique artifacts and relics.

Dok sells a variety of rare collectibles like Jedi and Sith Holocrons, artwork and busts, royal wigs and hairpieces, Dejark game figures, comlinks, rank badges, and other accessories. However, the most popular items are his collection of Legacy Lightsabers from many well-known Jedi and Sith.

2. Join the Resistance and Escape the First Order

Join the Resistance and fight against the tyranny of the First Order. One of Walt Disney Imagineering’s most innovative attractions to date, Rise of the Resistance is a thrilling and interactive experience that lasts about 20 minutes.

According to the story, you are a Resistance recruit going on your first mission. With help from Resistance members Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, BB-8, Nien Nunb, and Lieutenant Bek, you will encounter the First Order and come face-to-face with Kylo Ren and General Hux.

While the attraction is themed around the Resistance, First Order sympathizers are still welcome.

Rise of the Resistance is not included with Genie+, but separate Lightning Lane access is available for purchase. Guests in wheelchairs and ECVs must transfer.

1. Visit Oga’s Cantina

Immerse yourself in a galaxy far, far away with a visit to Oga’s Cantina. Experience an exotic variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, each with its own unique flair and backstory.

Some of the most popular drinks include the Fuzzy Tauntaun, a peach-flavored cocktail that causes a tingling sensation on the lips, and the Jedi Mind Trick, a combination of grapefruit and rose vodka that is both sweet and tart.

Once a pilot for Star Tours, DJ R3x plays some of the most popular songs from throughout the galaxy. Make sure you explore the cantina once you finish with your libations because Oga keeps a number of strange and unique things above the bar.

Be aware that this is a bar and the food options are extremely limited. Also, most of the bar is standing room only. Reservations are strongly encouraged, especially at Disney World, but there is a walk-up list. Whatever you do, remember to follow Oga’s rules – or else!