Disney’s Star Wars Park just opened for reservations — here’s how to book one

If you've been eagerly anticipating the opening of the new Star Wars -themed area at Disneyland U.S., good news: We just learned how to reserve Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland. We've known about a reservation option for a while now - if you stay at a Disneyland Resort hotel between May 31 and June 23, in addition to getting park tickets, you'll also get a Galaxy's Edge reservation for your stay part, but if you 're not planning on staying the night at a Disney hotel but still want to visit the new Star Wars -themed land, the Galaxy's Edge reservation system will open today, May 2, at 10 a.m. PT and 1 p.m. ET. Set an alarm as the slot machines can go fast. Like the speed of light.

Originally announced in 2015, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will take guests to Black Spire Outpost, the "sanctuary of the galaxy's most colorful and infamous characters" on the planet Batuu. With fully immersive themes and a wide variety of attractions, restaurants, and other activities, Galaxy's Edge will let you rub shoulders with space pirates, drink blue milk, and even pilot the Millennium Falcon. It will open at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida; at Disneyland, it will be located in the original Disneyland Park, and at Disney World, it will be located at Disney's Hollywood Studios city. In California, the land will begin welcoming guests on May 31, 2019, with the Florida version following a few months later on August 29.

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But while you don't need a reservation in Florida when it opens on August 29, you will in California when the Disneyland version opens on May 31 — or at least, you will if you want to They are available to visit from May 31 to June 23, 2019. Reservations are free, but you will need a valid Disneyland ticket to enter. According to the Disney Parks Blog , there will be no lines to get into Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during the first month of operation, so make your own reservations if you plan on going.

Hey, guess what? The reservation system for Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland will open today in just a few hours. However, since this is one of two ways to get a reservation, we'll cover both. Here are two ways to book a trip to Batu:

Book online from May 2

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will open on May 2, 2019 at 10am PT / 1pm ET . (It's today, folks.) You'll need to have a valid Disney account to sign up for a reservation, so if you haven't already, it's worth getting set up and logged in by 10am PT/1pm ET. Opening an account is easy; just head here and follow all the on-screen prompts. Again, please note that bookings can go quickly - you'd better be prepared to increase the odds in your favor.

Once the reservation system opens, first log into your Disney account and make sure you have the names of all guests included in the reservation. Bookings can be made for groups of up to six people, but please note children under three do not need to book. Then, go to the Disneyland Galaxy’s Edge reservation page on the Disneyland website and follow the on-screen prompts.

When your reservation day finally comes after the open house, bring your government-issued photo ID. The guest making the reservation will be required to present one upon check-in, even if the guest is under 18; in addition, all guests listed on the reservation who are 18 years of age or older will also be required to provide ID. Only guests listed on your booking with appropriate identification will have access to the grounds.

By the way, please note that once a reservation is made, it cannot be changed or modified; furthermore, if transferred or sold, your reservation will be void. Unused reservations will also be forfeited and cannot be replaced. Additionally, starting June 24th, you don't need to make a reservation, but access to the land and its attractions is still subject to capacity at specific times. Check out this article on the Disney Parks Blog for more details on the online reservation system.

Stay at a Disneyland hotel during your visit

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The easiest way to make sure you get a reservation isn't the most cost-effective, but hey, if you have the disposable income, go ahead: If you're staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel between May 31 and June On the 23rd, all registrants in your party are guaranteed to pre-order Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This is a perk you automatically receive during your stay, so if you're determined to visit Black Spire Outpost within your first month, it might be worth it.

There are currently three resort hotels in Disneyland: the Grand Californian Hotel, the Disneyland Hotel and the Paradise Pier Hotel. They cover a range of price points, with the most expensive option being the Grand Californian and the cheapest being the Paradise Pier Hotel (although – fair warning – neither of them are what you’d call cheap). Grand Californian rates start at $559 per night for standard view rooms and go up to $1,861 for three-bedroom suites; at the Disneyland Hotel, standard view rooms start at $445 per night and go up to $1,291 for three-bedroom suites; Rooms at Paradise Pier Rates start at $337 per night, with two-bedroom suites starting at $1,091.

Again, please note that you will also need park admission, so these prices are not included in your actual theme park admission . Most dates between May 31 and June 23 are in peak season, so the lowest price you can buy a one-day, single-park ticket is $149.

Reserve your stay online at the official Disney Parks website or call (714) 520-5050 to help plan with a Disney representative.

By the way, it's also worth remembering that Galaxy's Edge in California and Florida will open in two phases - that is, when they first open their doors (or, you know, open their spaceports, vis. Subject to availability) Yes), only some planned attractions will be up and running. The first phase will welcome the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride, as well as a variety of shops and restaurants. If your main reason for heading to Galaxy's Edge is to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, you probably don't want to go as soon as the land opens; the attraction won't be available until Phase 2, and there's no confirmed launch date yet.

Good luck to you, my friends. Hopefully...well, you know how it is.