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How Disneyland's 'Galaxy's Edge' will work without reservations — at first

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 20:14:03-04

(KGTV) — "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" has been locked behind reservations since it opened May 31, but that's about to change.

The new addition to Disneyland will open to park-goers without requiring a reservation on June 24. But getting into Batuu's Black Spire Outpost won't be a simple stroll through one of the area's three entrances — at least, at first.

Depending on the amount of "off-world" guests to Batuu, a virtual queuing system may be utilized for both entrance and certain attractions inside the land.

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Anyone wishing to visit "Galaxy's Edge" will have to check into the queue to join a boarding group to enter the area. The boarding group is their virtual spot in line to enter and groups will be notified when it's their turn to enjoy the new land.

However, the park cautions, "Galaxy's Edge" entry is based on capacity and joining a boarding group doesn't guarantee guests will get to enter during their visit.

How to check in:

To sign up, guests can download the Disneyland mobile app and check into the system. In the app, users will be asked to link their Disneyland tickets to their group.

Or, guests can visit a designated Disney FASTPASS Service location, including those at the Haunted Mansion, Indiana Jones Adventure, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain or near the Matterhorn Bobsleds, to register for a boarding group.

When it's a group's turn to enter, they will be notified by mobile notification or by digital signage inside the park.

Groups have up to two hours to enter after their group is called.

Reservations to build a lightsaber or enjoy the cantina:

Business has been booming at Savi's Workshop to build custom lightsabers and Oga's Cantina for out-of-this-world drinks. So, as you may have guessed by now, reservations will be required for these attractions.

Both attractions have "very limited capacities," according to the park.

Guests who want to book a visit to either attraction can do so on the same day of their visit starting at 7 a.m. Since a reservation to one of these attractions requires access to "Galaxy's Edge," a boarding pass won't be required to enjoy the reserved experience.

The rest of the land, however, hasn't been placed under any special reservation process, allowing guests to freely explore other areas like Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, Droid Depot, or Black Spire's marketplace.