Reservations now open for Droid Depot at Galaxy's Edge

August 7, 2019, 10:52 AM · This morning Disneyland started accepting advance reservations for the Droid Depot building experience in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Reservations for the $99.99 astromech droid unit building experience are available up to 14 days in advance via the Disneyland website. Advance reservations also are recommended for the Savi's Workshop lightsaber building experience as well as Oga's Cantina.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened earlier this year at Disneyland and will open on August 29 in Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. The reservation system opened today is just for the Disneyland installation of Droid Depot. Information about reservations for experiences in Disney World's Galaxy's Edge may come later. Update: And... they're live now. Follow the location links.

The final piece of Galaxy's Edge, the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance dark ride, opens December 5 at Walt Disney World and January 17, 2020 at Disneyland.

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Replies (6)

August 7, 2019 at 11:10 AM

I'm not sure why Disney needed to create a reservation system for this experience. There was no line for it when we were there last week, and reports have been that even if there is a line, the wait is not more than 10 minutes. This seems more like a ploy for Disney to generate artificial demand for the experience and additional revenue from no-shows as opposed to an actual convenience for guests.

This seems a lot like what has happened at WDW to attractions that never used to have lines, but after FP is added, end up with 30-60 minute standby lines. Adding reservations to DL's Droid Depot really doesn't make much sense (maybe WDW's will be different). Perhaps if Disney could actually keep parts and accessories in stock (backpacks, personality chips, etc...), then more people might want to build a droid.

August 7, 2019 at 12:23 PM

Ding, ding, ding! Winner.

I don't think anyone needs a reservation for the Droid Depot right now. But I know people would love to make reservations for a full-stocked Droid Depot, whenever those might come available.

August 7, 2019 at 3:14 PM

Great minds think alike! First thought was that a fully stocked Droid Depot might pull in some reservations...As is though, meh...

August 8, 2019 at 1:29 PM

FYI, not only has WDW has opened reservations for all Galaxy's Edge experiences (Savi's Droid Depot, and Oga's), but from the looks of it, guests are able to reserve 180 days in advance just like ADRs. Also, there are reports from regular Disneyland visitors asking daily about restocking of popular items that any excess SKUs that were initially ordered to replenish DL's empty shelves are being rerouted to Orlando to ensure ample supply is on hand when DHS's version opens at the end of the month.

The real question will be, has Disney ordered enough extra stock to meet demand for the most popular items, or will it be the same story at WDW that guests are experiencing at DL.

August 9, 2019 at 12:46 PM

Amazing how Disney is the master of getting people spooled up in advance about spending money. They all do, but Disney is king!

August 9, 2019 at 1:10 PM

@Doug - I totally agree. The pre-reservation of different aspects of life is getting out of control, and I think much of it is because companies see the potential of additional profit from guests that no-show. It really all started with concerts where fans are forced to buy tickets to shows months (and sometimes over a year) in advance. Sporting events were the next to hop on to the point where now fans are penalized with higher prices if they wait too long to buy tickets (we ran into this during our recent trip to SoCal when we discovered that we waited too long to purchase tickets to a Padres game after the prices went up @10-20% 24 hours prior to first pitch). The travel industry was pretty quick to hop on board with airfares and now many hotel rates becoming non-refundable or customers being charged fees or increased rates/fares to have the flexibility to change their reservation.

Next were all of the subscription-based services that nibble at your bank account every single month with no guarantee that you'll actually get something you really want or need that become such a part of your routine you forget how much they're costing you. Next up was the movie industry that has shifted to assigned theater seating that more or less forces movie-goers to buy their tickets weeks in advance if they don't want to be relegated to the front row for the opening night for the next blockbuster. Restaurants have long required reservations, but more and more are starting to force guests to put down deposits, and for the most expensive and exclusive establishments, you're often forced to pay the full cost of the meal weeks before ever walking in the door of the establishment.

In the end, companies can use these data to demonstrate demand to their investors and shareholders as well as to help manage labor costs. However, it's getting more and more frustrating to see a shift that necessitates planning of every last minute of our lives. Disney is certainly the king of getting people to plan out their vacations to the last second, and I would be interested to see how much revenue they generate from no-shows.

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