The 3 Hottest Reservations at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) and How to Get Them

Who Will Get to Experience it First?

It’s no secret that my hubby and I have been looking forward to getting to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Our messages, emails, and jabs over dinner have gone back and forth over who will get to experience it first.

Hubby has a conference in Orlando in November, so I thought I would check it out while he was in classes. Apparently, he wasn’t a big fan of that idea and gave me a hard time. He felt we should experience it together.

I recently was scheduled for a conference in September on property at Walt Disney World at Disney’s Coronado Springs. Hubby seems to have no changed his views. It is perfectly okay for him to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge while I am in class.

But, ultimately, my flight gets in about 12 hours before his. Will I sneak over and see it while he’s sitting in an airport awaiting his flight? Or will he hop a shuttle and go directly there while I am in class Friday morning?

What Are the 3 Galactic Experiences

If you are planning a visit to Walt Disney World…and more specifically Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios…you can now make your reservations for some awesome galactic experiences.

Guests at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be able to build a droid at Black Spire Outpost’s industrial depot, hang out for some drinks and small bites at Oga’s Cantina, or customize their own lightsaber. You can feel like you’re part of the Star Wars action.

At Savi’s Workshop You Can Customize Your Own Lightsaber

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If you are a Jedi (or a Jedi wannabe), you may already know that constructing a lightsaber is a rite of passage. A lightsaber is in tune with the one who creates and wields it using the Force. Inside of Savi’s Workshop, you can feel the presence of the Force as you create your own lightsaber. You can customize it with accessories, kyber crystals, and hilts.

There will be a limited availability for walk-ups at Savi’s Workshop, so reservations are highly recommended. A deposit of $199 will be required for each reservation. Cancellations can be made up to the day before with no penalty. However, if you are no-show to the experience, you will be charged the full price for the lightsaber. You are allowed to bring along fellow Jedi to observe your experience.

At the Droid Depot You Can Build Your Own Droid

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If you’ve seen any of the Star Wars movies, you probably know by now that droids are very loyal companions. Now you the opportunity to build and customize your own galactic robot and sidekick at the Droid Depot. You get to pick pieces and parts off of a conveyor belt and construct one of two models (either the R-series or BB-series). When your droid has been completed and powered up, they will interact with elements within Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

As with Savi’s Workshop, reservations are highly recommended as there will be very limited walk-up availability. Again, cancellations can be made up to one day before with no penalty. No-shows can expect to be charged the full price of the experience. You can bring along one person to watch you build your droid. But who are you kidding, aren’t they gonna want to build a droid of their own?

Enjoy Some Out-of-This World Drinks and Bites with Your Besties at Oga’s Cantina

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So who likes to hang out at Oga’s Cantina? All of your favorite bounty hunters, smugglers, and weary travelers–that’s who. At Oga’s Cantina, there is no age limit as to who can come and partake of these out-of-the-world refreshments. Oga’s Cantina is now part of the 180-day reservation process currently in place for all experiences and restaurants requiring reservations. You know the drill if you’ve been reading this article, there will be very limited walk-up availability, so getting your reservation is highly recommended. Like all the other experiences, cancellations will be able to be made up until the day before without any penalty. All no-shows will be charged.

Reservations Can Be Made By…

So how do you make reservations for any (or all) of the above experiences in Galaxy’s Edge? Reservations are now available to be made through the My Disney Experience app or on Disneyworld.com. Reservations are able to be made for up to 180 days out.

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Coming to Disney Springs: Beatrix

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Disney has announced that a new restaurant, Beatrix, will be coming to Disney Springs. Beatrix will be opening their first restaurant in Florida at Disney Springs West Side. Beatrix is owned and operated by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (a Chicago-based restaurant group).

Beatrix is a neighborhood restaurant, a coffeehouse, and a grab-and-go market that features healthy food options that includes gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian offerings. You will also find fresh-squeezed juice cocktails. The restaurant will have a bakery along with a full-service bar that includes a selection of all-American beer and wine. Marc Jacobs, Executive Partner and Divisional President says: “Beatrix represents the way people are eating today – it’s that mix of health and comfort. Whether grabbing a cup of coffee and your favorite pastry, or having a cocktail, lunch, or dinner with friends, it’s your neighborhood meeting place.”

We’ll be keeping an eye out for more updates on Beatrix – as well as other anticipated eatery openings of City Works Eatery and Pour House and Ample Hills Creamery – both slated to open at Disney Springs.


New Holiday Magic at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for 2019

Beginning November 8, 2019, you will be able to find some holiday magic at Disney’s Animal Kingdom along with all the usual holiday happenings throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

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The holiday magic will begin as you cross the bridge and head on over to Discovery Island. You will find yourself in the middle of a a special celebration of winter which has been crafted by the diverse community group of artists who make Discovery Island their home. Here you will be able to find sparkling white decorations. Luminaries that have been inspired by the animals of the area will line the rooftops. You will also find wire lanterns which have been created in the design of elegant birds and will be perched throughout the area. Discovery Island will come to life during the day with a gathering of life-sized puppets representing winter animals. The foxes, penguins, polar bears, and reindeer will interact with guests and will be accompanied by singing musicians to create a playful and festive atmosphere.

As the day turns to nighttime, the glow of the bird lanterns and rooftop luminaries will bring a warm glow to the area. The Tree of Life will awaken with a telling of winter stories accompanied by a holiday musical score meant to warm the heart.

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Dinoland, U.S.A. will have a gathering of Disney characters friends who will come together for Donald’s Dino-Bash!. It’s a fantastic way to get into the holiday spirit with decorations inspired by the style of Donald Duck and his friends. At night, you will can gather around the Truck-O-Saurus for a Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip ‘n Dale and enjoy some fun and games.

In the Asia area, you will find that the Anandapur area has been decorated to celebrate Diwali, the festival holiday of lights in India. The square between the Anandapur Theater and the waterfront stage (home to authentic cultural performances) will be illuminated by glowing flowers, lanterns and more.

In the Africa area of the park, the village of Harambe will welcome you with a holiday presentation which will blend western traditions with the colors and textiles of traditional African celebrations. There will be various performers throughout Harambe which will enhance their performance with some holiday inspiration. Tusker House dining will join in the holiday fun as Mickey and his friends will spread holiday cheer throughout the meal.

Even Pandora – The World of Avatar will be joining in with the holiday festivities. The ex-pats who are living and working on the moon of Pandora will bring a little of Christmas fun to their new alien home. Pongu Pongu will have a display of holiday decor which combines pieces from Earth along with their own items which have been handcrafted with materials which are indigenous to Pandora.

Come see the holiday fun starting November 8, 2019.