It’s official! Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open to travelers at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you know me at all, you know that Star Wars is one of my favorite franchises of all time. I had high expectations for the east coast version of Galaxy’s Edge, especially after seeing all the photos and videos of Disneyland’s version that opened in May. Luckily for my Star Wars-loving heart, our version is just as amazing—if not better! It was tough to narrow it down, but I put together a list of my Galaxy’s Edge favs that you simply must check out when you land in Batuu.
Batuu is just as visually stunning as you would expect a Star Wars-themed land to be! It’s structured around Black Spire Outpost, which itself contains a marketplace, members of the Resistance and the First Order, and of course the famed Millennium Falcon. There’s so much to see and take in, and you could easily spend hours just wandering around.
Outpost Mix from Kat Saka’s Kettle
How do I describe Outpost Mix? I laughed, I cried a number of times… and I had many epiphanies. Actually, this might be a controversial opinion because I haven’t seen much love for Outpost Mix online. But I would seriously buy this stuff in bulk if I could. The blueberry lemon pound cake and red chili-lime flavors compliment each other surprisingly well!
While you’re satisfying your popcorn craving, you can also pick up some of those nifty thermal detonator Coke and Sprite bottles! They’re like regular soda, just more expensive. (And they’re a pretty cool souvenir, I’ll admit.)
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
If you’re a true Star Wars fanatic like me, you’ll be happy to learn that there’s a veritable museum of artifacts (or movie props) that you can wander through in Galaxy’s Edge! The walls are covered with aliens busts, helmets, weapons and various other curiosities from across the galaxy. There are even some living creatures to check out, including Dok-Ondar himself! Before you visit, I recommend checking out this article that breaks down everything you can see in the Den of Antiquities.
To see Dok-Ondar in action, be sure to play the video below:
Blue and Green Milk
Of course, I had to put the famed blue milk on my list of Galaxy’s Edge favs! The Black Spire Outpost milk stand actually boasts two milk flavors to choose from. You can try blue bantha milk (just like Luke drank on Tatooine) or green milk (just like he drank from those weird creatures on Ahch-To in The Last Jedi). The blue milk is a little more fruity while the green milk is more citrusy, but you can’t go wrong with either choice! Just be sure to get an Insta-friendly photo while you’re at it:
One of the best parts of Galaxy’s Edge is the fact that the entire land feels alive. Stormtroopers roam the streets on the hunt for a Resistance spy, Vi Moradi. Kylo Ren sometimes joins them, although he isn’t too keen on taking photos, so maybe avoid asking for those. Rey and Chewie even show up to work on an X-Wing fighter! Apparently plans to include roaming droids fell through, which is a bummer—but hopefully, they’ll be added in the future! Until then, watching Rey and Vi hide from Kylo and his stormtroopers is plenty entertaining in its own right.
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
Although the main attraction in Galaxy’s Edge, Rise of the Resistance, won’t be opening until December, there’s still plenty of fun to be had! Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run feels more like a collaborative VR game than a ride, and even though I’ve only ridden it twice, it easily made my list of Galaxy’s Edge favs. Granted, there is some variation in the amount of fun that relates to which role you play. Being a pilot is infinitely more fun than an engineer, for example. But still, nothing compares to that feeling of punching the Falcon to lightspeed! This is definitely a ride that’s more enjoyable with a group of people you know, so keep that in mind.
There you have it: my Galaxy’s Edge favs—as of right now, anyway! I still have to check out Oga’s Cantina and maybe even cough up the money to build a droid or lightsaber, so stay tuned for potential updates about that. If nothing else, once Rise of the Resistance opens in December, I’m sure a whole new Galaxy’s Edge post will be in order just to rant about how amazing that ride will be!
In the meantime, I’ll be heading to Halloween Horror Nights this Friday and Saturday, so you know what that means… my annual house-by-house review will be live on the blog soon! I’m more excited about this year’s event than pretty much any in recent history, so I absolutely cannot wait to share my thoughts (and photos) with you soon. Until then, you can check out my posts about last year’s HHN to get in the spooky mood!
And be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all my Orlando adventures! You can bet there will be plenty of Galaxy’s Edge (and Halloween Horror Nights) photos popping up there in the near future. As they say in Batuu, till the spire!