Will The Force be with you? Galaxy's Edge reservations open

May 1, 2019, 7:09 PM · It's almost time to visit Batuu. The Disneyland Resort will announce at 8am Pacific Time Thursday the details on how guests can get reservations to visit its Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land when it opens to the public on May 31. (We have updated with those details, below.) Then, at 10am, the park will start taking reservations via Disneyland.com. (Second update: All times are now gone.)

Will The Force be with you? You can help your chances of being able to get in on the reservations right when they open if you create and log in to your required Disney.com account before 10am. And buying your Disneyland annual pass or theme park tickets in advance and associating them with your Disney account might help you make the jump to light speed, too.

All guests who visit Galaxy's Edge between May 31 and June 23 will need an advance reservation to get into the land. Disneyland will not maintain a standby queue to get into the new Star Wars land. Reservations are free but require valid park admission.

The land will open to all Disneyland guests on June 24, when advance reservations will no longer be required. However, Disneyland is planning to control access to Galaxy's Edge using a virtual queue from that date forward. Once inside the land, fans will wait in traditional queues for the Millennium Force Falcon [LOL!]: Smugglers Run ride and Oga's Cantina bar. There will be no Fastpass system inside the land. However, Disney will make bathroom break passes available to those waiting in line.

(And in case you haven't heard already, the land's second ride — Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance — will not be open during this time and will debut sometime later this year.)

Now of course, even if you luck out and get a coveted May 31 slot, you won't be the very first Earthlings to get to visit the Galaxy's Edge planet of Batuu. That honor will go to Disneyland's own cast members, who will be getting cast previews of the land on May 20, 21, 22, 26, and 27. Then a media event will follow before the public opening on the 31st.

Once the reservations open, come on back here and let us know in the comments how you did — whether you got in or not, and if you did, when. Good luck!

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Update: Here are the rules: You will need to be signed into your Disney account to make a reservation. And you also will need the names of everyone in your party, up to six people total. The guest who made the reservation and all others in the party over age 18 will need to bring government-issued photo IDs to get entrance to the land. If you try to sell or transfer a reservation, it's void. You also cannot change it once it has been made. Here is the link to the reservation page. May The Force be with you.

Update 2: All times were claimed by 11:45am.

Replies (19)

May 1, 2019 at 10:21 PM

If I'm lucky enough to get a reservation, can I give it away to someone else? Can I sell it on eBay? (Asking for a friend.)

May 1, 2019 at 10:36 PM

Nope, the reservations are non-transferable.

May 2, 2019 at 5:44 AM

So a virtual queue to enter a physical queue. How advanced.

May 2, 2019 at 12:46 PM

I was able to book a reservation at 10:24am today for Sunday, 6/9 from 8a-12p.

Sunday the 2nd was the only day without any available times (at that point). Surprisingly, 5/31 was wide open!

The reservation page never changed while I was waiting - there was no countdown or # in line that appeared. My screen did change to the Disneyland login, which when I submitted that information went to "an email has been sent with a link" screen. Upon clicking the link, it directed me to the available date options, which could be expanded.

It wasn't the worst queue experience I've had, but it could have been better with clearer instructions/screens to expect, etc.

Good luck to everyone trying!

May 2, 2019 at 12:47 PM

I'm still sitting and watching the page auto refresh 45 minutes later.

May 2, 2019 at 1:01 PM

From Twitter user @ScottGustin:

If you’re still trying to book a reservation for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — keep trying. They have a refresh randomizer on the page (1 out of 2000 refreshes).


May 2, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Yeah, the reservation page I was on automatically refreshed after about 20 minutes or so. And I didn't go to the site until 10:20am. Lot more avail times than I than thought.....although I'm sure they will still fill up.

May 2, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Now there's a ride I'd love to see - "Millennium Force: Smugglers Run." :-P

May 2, 2019 at 1:34 PM

I was sitting on my cell phone in Disney Springs for an hour and never did get the reservation to open for me. Then I got back to my computer, hit the link from this page and got the reservation page immediately. The first week was gone, but I picked a slot on June 21, when my whole family would be available to go.

May 2, 2019 at 1:46 PM

Not sure if it's a glitch, but as a WDW pass holder I got all the way to the reservation page, and could have made a booking. I saw all the first 7-10 days had gone.

May 2, 2019 at 1:47 PM

@Clayton - I guess Robert is planning a trip to Sandusky in lieu of covering the Galaxy's Edge Media Event.

May 2, 2019 at 1:48 PM

When Cedar Point makes that the VR overlay for MF, I want a percentage.

May 2, 2019 at 2:27 PM

My page refreshed in intervals for 2 hours and I never got in !

May 2, 2019 at 3:11 PM

@Russell @Robert - LOL!

May 2, 2019 at 3:48 PM

I got in almost exactly at 11:00am and was able to secure a reservation for 6/9 from 5pm to 9pm. My experience was much the same as what Chynafan described. The only difference I experienced is after being presented with the Disneyland login and logging in, I was taken directly to the reservations page. The first week was more or less gone by the time I got in.

May 2, 2019 at 3:52 PM

Almost everyone I've spoken to was confused by the website and didn't add their guests names. I almost missed the section to add names myself. I have a grave feeling about this, that thousands of guests will show up with their parties of six only to be turned away without the proper reservations.

Out of my 4 friends, I'm the only one who paused and saw where we were suppose to add names.

May 2, 2019 at 5:19 PM

Digging around on Twitter, it seems to be a common problem of folks not seeing the spot to add their guests.

May 2, 2019 at 5:59 PM

The Themed Entertainment Association opened the new cycle for nominations for the THEA awards, with the desdline to nominate set for July 8. Which, of course, means the California version of Stsr Wars" Galaxy's Edge qualifies while the Florida version will be eligible the following year. Details for nominating available at TEA's website, TEAconnect.org

May 2, 2019 at 6:11 PM

@AngryDuck I could see how people could miss the option to add guests. It wasn't exactly hidden but it wasn't really obvious either.

I'm sure the panic people felt trying to rush to make sure they got a reservation didn't help matters and made it all the more easy to overlook.

I was fortunate enough to read a comment in a Facebook group before I got in to the reservation site that mentioned specifically what to look for to add guests.

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