No Standby for ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’, Limited Time Allowed at Disneyland Opening

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The Force may not be with Disneyland Resort guests who are hoping to just show up to Galaxy’s Edge and stand in line for a chance to ride the new Millennium Falcon attraction on opening day.

According to the OC Register, Disneyland will restrict access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during an initial “soft opening” period to guests staying at the three Disneyland hotels and a limited number of theme park visitors with reservations to the highly anticipated new themed land.

No stand-by visitors will be permitted to enter Galaxy’s Edge between May 31 and June 23, according to Disneyland officials.

But there’s a slight problem with that. Disneyland Resort Hotels are selling out fast, and it simply might not be possible for most people to even see the new land until late June.

“Star Wars” fans hoping to explore Galaxy’s Edge during the 24-day soft opening will need a Disneyland ticket and a free advance reservation providing access to the themed land.

“There will be no standby access to the land and we want to make sure that that’s clear for guests,” said Disneyland Vice President Kris Theiler. “We don’t want guests coming to the park thinking, ‘I don’t have a reservation. Maybe I’ll just get in the queue and I’ll be able to get in.’ We’re not going to have a standby line. So it will be limited solely to those guests that have reservations.”

But you may be asking yourself just how they intend to manage the crowds that do have access. According to the OC Register, even the guests who do have access will be limited in the amount of time they can spend in Galaxy’s Edge.

“We will be giving guests a window of time, but we’re still working through what that looks like and the duration for that,” Theiler said. “We’ll be working hard to ensure that guests have enough time in the land to see all the great things and experience the attraction. We know guests might want to stay in there all day, but we’ve got a whole big group that wants to get in there. We’re just trying to balance all those things and really deliver the right solution for our guests.”

After June 24, there will no longer be a time limit on how long guests can stay in Galaxy’s Edge. Disneyland will allow overnight lineups before the May 31 grand opening and the June 24 post-reservation date.

It should also be noted that the second major attraction, Rise of the Resistance, will not be open on opening day. It’s scheduled to open later in the year in both Disneyland and WAlt Disney World.

What are your thoughts? Is it worth going early, or would you rather wait it out?

[Source: OC Register]


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