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What to know before heading to Disneyland's 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge'

Posted at 1:44 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 17:13:18-04

(KGTV) — The opening of Disneyland's "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" is sure to set of a frenzy of visits to the park this summer.

"Galaxy's Edge" promises to be Disneyland's most ambitious, complex, and immersive area of the theme park. The land will thrust guests into the "Star Wars" galaxy, where every turn and interaction aims to capture the feel and thrill of the beloved universe.

From foods developed to appear as though they were made from out-of-this-world ingredients to merchandise and clothing sporting the look of your favorite "Star Wars" faction, it may be overwhelming to navigate. The story of Batuu will continue the immersive experience as guests forge their path through the exciting world.

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That's not even including the rides that will take guests on their very own journeys through the story of "Star Wars."

In anticipation of the area's unveiling, Disney has offered up some help tips to know about before heading to the park for your own galactic adventure. Here's what you need to know before heading to a galaxy far, far away:

Date | "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" opens to the public on May 31 at Disneyland park.

Reservations | Guests will need to book a reservation to get into "Galaxy's Edge' between May 31 and June 23, in addition to having valid admission to the theme park.

Guests staying at one of the park's three resort hotels, however, will get a reservation for the land as part of their hotel reservation. Hotel reservations can be made online or by phone at 714-520-5050.

There will be no standby line for entrance to the area. Details of how reservations will be booked have yet to be revealed.

Height requirement | Before you jump in line for the area's Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run attraction, Disney says there will be a height requirement of 38 inches. Height requirements for the upcoming Rise of the Resistance attraction have yet to be unveiled.

Rides | When "Galaxy's Edge" opens, only one of its much-anticipated rides will be operational. Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run will begin welcoming guests aboard the iconic ship when the park opens in May.

Rise of the Resistance, which takes riders through an cinematic journey into the clutches of the First Order, will not be immediately open. It is, however, scheduled to open later this year.

Another way to get you "Star Wars" fix | Though "Galaxy's Edge" is incoming, Disneyland's classic galactic-themed area is not departing. Star Tours will remain in the park's Tomorrowland area. Guests will still be able to get their "Star Wars" fix on a guided adventure with C-3PO at the attraction.

Food and merch | Imagineers have worked tirelessly to blend the world of "Star Wars" into culinary and retail experiences for guests of planet Batuu.

The food may be oddly named, but it's created using down to Earth ingredients. Dishes including the "Ronto Wrap" (Portuguese sausage, roasted pork, and cabbage slaw), "Fried Endorian Tip-Yip" (fried chicken), and "Felucian Garden Spread" (plant-based dish with hummus and pita bread) are quite safe for Earthlings. For a look at all the delicious food hitting the area, click here.

Merchandise will also play center stage in the land. Storefronts such as the Droid Depot or Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities are home to unique gifts, collectibles, and clothing only found at "Galaxy's Edge" and to help guests discover their own identities in the land. For a look at toys and gear, click here.