Disney's 'Batuu Breaks the Internet' to debut on May 2

April 22, 2019, 12:29 PM · Want to be among the first people to visit the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu inside Disneyland's new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land?

Then plan to be somewhere with a very good Internet connection on May 2 at 10am Pacific Time. Because that's when reservations will open to the public for the new Star Wars land.

Wreck-It-Ralph didn't come anywhere close to breaking the Internet the way that Disney fans are going to crush the company's servers when these reservations open. Think the daily rush for Walt Disney World's Flight of Passage and Be Our Guest Fastpass+ reservations is bad? Hah!

Disney will drop the details on how fans can get the reservations in a blog post on disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog at 8am on May 2, two hours before the reservations open. Everyone who wants to visit Galaxy's Edge will need one of these reservations between its opening on May 31 and June 23. There will be no stand-by queue to get into the land without one of these advance reservations, which will allow four hours of admission to the land.

An online Disney account will be required to make a reservation, and a valid Disneyland theme park ticket will be required to use it. (I imagine the specifics on how one will hook up with the other will be among the details that Disney releases on May 2.) The reservations will not cost anything extra, beyond your regular park admission. (And if you need to buy a Disneyland ticket, we've got you on our Disneyland tickets page.)

The only other way to get a Galaxy's Edge reservation is to book a stay in one of Disneyland's three official on-site hotels during the preview period, which gives everyone in the room one of those four-hour admission blocks.

For Walt Disney World fans, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens on August 29 and advance reservations will not be required. This is a "phase one" opening for both lands, as the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride will open in both locations on an as-yet-unannounced date later this year.

Good luck, and... oh, heck, I guess I've got to say it, don't I?... May the Force be with you.

Replies (5)

April 22, 2019 at 12:49 PM

It will be interesting to see how they enforce the 4 hour block. What if I get into line with only a few minutes left on my 4 hour block? I guess we will find out soon enough. I am going to Disneyland in 2 weeks in a perfectly timed lull before the storm. I wanted to enjoy the park with my kids before it becomes an anxiety inducing madhouse. You can bet I'll check it out eventually, just not this summer!

April 22, 2019 at 2:35 PM

I wonder how much these bad boys will go for on eBay.

April 22, 2019 at 3:10 PM

I am hoping that one of the details revealed in the 8am post will be that the reservations need to be associated with a valid park admission ticket and that they are not transferable from the designated user of the ticket.

April 22, 2019 at 3:46 PM

Certain that it won't be transferable. Four hours does match up to east coast after hours EMH windows well enough to test guest flow, especially for opening only one new actual attraction.

April 22, 2019 at 6:17 PM

I received my advance reservation notice this morning... actually 3, I have 3 reservations spread from May to July as our work schedules are unpredictable and we can cancel up to a few days in advance.

The email notification specifies that they must match the name(s) of the registered guests on the hotel room, that they are non-transferable and that if the room is cancelled the reservation will be cancelled as well. All 3 reservations are from 8-12. Unclear if I would be able to transfer hotel the reservation itself once the hotels sell out, but I don't have the time/energy to try to scalp them anyway.

One other curious note-- park guests old enough to pay for a ticket need to be on the room res and need their on GE reservation, but those under 3 can come in without a specific reservation, just like FP.

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