Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. The new reservation procedures for these two popular locations within Disney's new Star Wars land will take effect when the Galaxy's Edge opens to all Disneyland ticket holders on June 24.Disneyland is implementing a new reservation system for Oga's Cantina and Savi's Workshop in
Same-day reservations for the two locations will open at 7am each day on the Disneyland website and through the official Disneyland app. To book a time at Oga's Cantina, you must provide the name of each person in your party and pay a $10 per person deposit to secure the reservation. For Savi's, you must pay the $199.99 fee as a deposit up front, then provide the name of the person who will build a lightsaber in the workshop, as well as the names of their (up to) two companions, who can get in to watch the experience.
If the builder or anyone in an Oga's party fails to show up at their reservation time, their deposit will be forfeited. Disneyland officials are hoping that the deposits, coupled with the requirement to submit names, will prevent people from hogging or reselling reservations. Only same-day reservations will be available, and there will be no standby entry should these locations be fully booked for the day.
Disneyland's parking garage and lots will open as usual at 6am on June 24, in advance of the park's 8am opening. There will be no special provisions for an overnight line-up. Park officials said that the new Pixar Pals parking structure will not be open by June 24, but that they expect it to be available by the end of the month.
Guests entering the park at 8am may proceed directly to the land, which will remain open to all as long as Disneyland officials feel it has not reached capacity. There will be no time limits on how long people can stay in the land.
The cut-off for the land's capacity will be higher than the number of people who have been getting into the land at one time during its reservation-only period this month, Disneyland officials said. So park officials are expecting that the wait time for the land's Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride will be longer than the 30-60 minutes it has been averaging during the reservation period for the land. That wait time will be one of the factors considered when deciding whether to close the land to additional guests.
When that happens, Disneyland will implement its new virtual queue system that it developed for Galaxy's Edge. Disneyland is calling this queue "Boarding Groups" and guests can join one either through the Disneyland app or by getting a paper ticket from Fastpass-style machines that Disneyland will set up in five locations around the park: Space Mountain, Matterhorn/Small World, Indiana Jones, Haunted Mansion, and Splash Mountain.
Unlike with Fastpass, you will not get a specific return time for your "Boarding Group" when you join the virtual queue. Instead, you will get an estimated "window" of time when your group is likely to be called.
If you join a Boarding Group through the Disneyland app and have push notifications from the app enabled on your phone, you will get a message on your phone when it is time for your group to board. If you don't enable push notifications, you can check the app to see your group's status. You also can check digital signs located in Fantasyland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square, and on the Hub, which will tell you which groups are boarding. Those signs will be the way that people holding paper Boarding Group tickets will know when it is their time to enter the land.
Once your Boarding Group is called, you will have two hours to enter Galaxy's Edge at the Big Thunder Trail entrance, so you don't have to abandon another queue, show, or meal to rush over to the land.
And if you have a reservation for Oga's or Savi's, you don't need to bother with the Boarding Groups system. With an Oga's reservation, everyone in that party can enter the land up to one hour in advance of their reservation time, without having to join a "Boarding Group" first. A person holding a Savi's reservation can bring in their two companions as well as up to three other people an hour in advance, as well.
Disneyland officials say that they are committed to doing what it takes to make Galaxy's Edge work in a way that provides a positive experience for all guests.
"We are continually watching how guests react and respond and we will make adjustments as required, listening to what guests have to say and watching the operation and seeing how it has performed," Vice President for Disneyland Park Kris Theiler said.
"The [Project] Stardust work we have done has positioned us incredibly well for a really fantastic summer and the ability to create a lot of magical memories for our guests," Theiler said.Tweet
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