Disney extends reservation window for Star Wars experiences

July 24, 2019, 3:26 PM · Disneyland is widening the window in which visitors to its new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land can make reservations for two of its most popular experiences.

When Galaxy's Edge opened to all Disneyland ticket holders last month, the park made Oga's Cantina and Savi's Handbuilt Lightsabers reservation-only experiences, with reservations available on the day of visit only. Park guests had to reserve their slots via Disneyland's website, starting at 7 each morning.

Now Disneyland is extending that advance reservation window to 14 days. Not all slots for the cantina and lightsaber building experience will be opened at the 14-day window, however. Disneyland reps say that reservations times will be held back for same-day reservations, so that not all spots are gone two weeks in advance.

Eventually, Disney reps said, the plan is to get Oga's and Savi's on the same 60-day advance reservation system available for other experiences at Disneyland, such as the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

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Replies (8)

July 24, 2019 at 5:21 PM

Two questions: what about a reservation system at WDW6

Do the light sabres sold at GE really do that??

July 24, 2019 at 5:58 PM

Interesting! Thanks for the heads up, since I have a family trip coming up in August.

Please keep us posted if it moves to the 60 day windows!

Follow-up: the cantina does show available dates through 9/22, but none show an open time to book...yet

July 24, 2019 at 6:03 PM

I liked that you could make a reservation on the day of your visit, but not before. It made it feel more like a Virtual Queue rather than a dining reservation. Because of the need to give credit card info, there was real incentive to not just book random reservations. This I fear is the cracking open of the door that may lead to more MyMagic+ like bookings at DLR. That would be really bad. The current MaxPass system is working just fine. I really hope this goes no further. Everyone I know who lives in Orlando and has an AP absolutely hates how MyMagic + has limited their desire to make spur of the moment visits to the WDW parks. Only time will tell.

July 24, 2019 at 10:40 PM

I'm fine with this as long as 1. A ticket or pass valid for that day is required to book, and 2. a reasonable percentage (at least half, though ideally two-thirds) of the reservations are held for day-of booking. If Disney wants to attract more out of area visitors to the California parks, guaranteeing certain experiences like this ahead of time is necessary. That said, they need to accept that most of their guests do not fall into that category, and if those who plan their visits less than a week out have no chance at getting into them, it will lead to nothing but dissatisfaction from many visitors.

July 25, 2019 at 12:02 PM

We already booked our Oga’s Cantina reservation for next Wednesday. Definitely takes some stress off trying to grab one at 7 am when we’re trying to make our way to the parks. I’m still trying to decide whether to make a Savi’s reservation since it non-refundable, non-cancelable, and $200.

July 25, 2019 at 3:49 PM

Russell - Let us know which way you go on the Savi's reservation. I'm on the fence about doing it during my trip in November!

July 25, 2019 at 6:16 PM

Russell- You can now walk into the courtyard next to Savi's workshop, pull open the drawers and inspect the pieces. Its nice to look at the parts, see how they feel and then decide if it still appeals to you. Before the reservations were required on June 24th, it was too crowded to take a look.

July 26, 2019 at 11:20 PM

I’m not concerned about the quality or value of the experience, just booking it far in advance without the ability to cancel or alter the reservation is intimidating with $200 on the line. Booking the morning of a visit when I’m either standing outside the gate or walking/driving to the park is different than 2 weeks in advance, especially when we’re on a long vacation with some flexibility deliberately built into our itinerary.

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