T and I finally had the chance to check out Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge! The day that we went was pretty warm outside and summer was in full swing; however, we were surprised at how not busy Disneyland was. Disney’s CA Adventure on the other hand was pretty busy. Maybe everyone was just in Galaxy’s Edge or DCA? Anyways! As soon as we got into the park (which was right before 2pm) we went straight to the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
We entered Galaxy’s Edge through Critter Country by Hungry Bear Restaurant. From that entrance, we passed by the ride (Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance), which has not opened to the public yet, and bought ourselves some of the cool little coke bottles. The soda came out to almost $6 a bottle! I mean, they’re cool and neat little “souvenirs,” but to spend that much on a small bottle of soda is crazy haha
We headed straight to the cantina; however, we were greeted with a large line of people that wrapped around to God knows where. All I know is that there were a shit ton of people just to put their names down on the list that we decided the cantina was not going to happen for us. As we walked by, we heard a ton of music and I was so jealous of everyone inside!
After deciding to skip out on the cantina, we fell in line for the new ride Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. The wait wasn’t so bad, it was about 30 minutes or so. The actual queue reminded me of a mix of Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: BREAKOUT! and Star Tours.
The ride is an interactive ride where you are in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon with 5 other people and you are on a smuggling mission. Each person is given a role as either a pilot, gunner, or engineer. I was a bit nervous that I was going to get motion sickness on this ride, but it wasn’t even a problem! T and I were the pilots. I was the left pilot and my controls were to move left and right. Let’s just say I was a horrible pilot and kept crashing into things (but my crashes did not stop the stimulation early thank goodness!). I highly recommend trying to go back and riding the ride multiple times to experience the different roles! T was the right pilot and his controls were to move up or down and he was able to engage hyperdrive!
After the ride, we placed a mobile order at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo and ordered the Smoked Kaadu Ribs and Yobshrimp Noodle Salad. The ribs were pork ribs that were served with a blueberry corn muffin and cabbage slaw. I thought the ribs were delish, tender, and I wish I had more! Even the slaw was delicious! The blueberry corn muffin was good! Honestly, each item was tasty on their own and together, so that was a plus. For $16.99 (AP discount available), I wish there was more food. The Yobshrimp Noodle Salad was served chilled with shrimp, noodles, and vegetables. We were surprised at the amount of shrimp we were given! We were expecting 5 shrimps, but we basically had enough shrimp for every bite. We wish there was something else accompanying the dish because we kind of got tired of noodles and shrimp. Overall, for $15.99 (AP discount available) it was a decent meal.
Since we didn’t buy any drinks at Docking Bay, we decided to try out the Blue and Green Milk at the Milk Station. Thank goodness for the mobile order ability because the line for the Milk Station was crazy long. We ordered both flavors. The Blue Milk had more of a coconut flavor and the Green Milk had more of a floral flavor. We preferred the Blue Milk over the Green Milk; however, we did mix the two flavors together. Unfortunately, we did not have a spare cup to layer the flavors, we just poured some of the Blue Milk into the Green Milk haha. Is it me or is the Green Milk more yellow than green?
We spent the rest of our time at Galaxy’s Edge walking around and checking out all of the cool displays and stores. The line to get into Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities was pretty long so we skipped out on that. So was Savi’s Workshop Handbuilt Lightsabers. So we made our way into the Droid Depot because there were two entrances: one for the people that wanted to build their own droids, and one for those to shop (that entrance was on the right).
After going into every shop we possible could, we walked around until we decided we had enough of Galaxy’s Edge. So here are some photos:
After experiencing Galaxy’s Edge, we now have a better game plan for our next visit. We were thinking of going to the park stupid early and going straight to the cantina haha It might not be for a while though since technically I’m not supposed to be drinking until like August? Well I do need to schedule a trip to Disneyland when they release the Mulan Character Connection pins. And then there’s D23 in August! I have a hotel booked, but that’s about it. I don’t even have tickets to the event, but I might get a one-day ticket just to check it out. Who knows…