written by Crystal Boston, Travel Specialist
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open and you can use a Boarding Group feature in your My Disney Experience Mobile App to reserve your entry time into this new land rather than waiting in a physical line.
Early morning visitors will not need to obtain a Boarding Group. Instead, they will be able to head directly into the land to experience shopping, dining, and the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run attraction. (Rise of the Resistance opens December 5, 2019)
As the day progresses, there may be times when a virtual queue will be used to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, allowing you to enjoy the rest of Disney’s Hollywood Studios while waiting for your turn to enter Batuu. Guests should check either the My Disney Experience mobile app or with the Guest Experience team that can be found within the park for the land’s current status.
To make sure that you’ll be able to join the virtual queue, should you need to, you’ll need to have the latest version of the My Disney Experience mobile app downloaded on your phone. If you’ve enabled push notifications for the app and you have entered the virtual queue, you will be notified when it’s time to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. If you don’t, you’ll be able to view the boarding group status in the app, or check the various digital status boards throughout the park.
To see if the land is open, you’ll launch your My Disney Experience mobile app and look for the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Status and Access section – tap the “Find Out More” button.
If the land’s status says open, you’ll be able to proceed directly to the entrance near Grand Avenue, just to the right of Muppet Vision 3D.
If the land is full, it will say Access by Boarding Group Only and you will then click the “Join Boarding Group” button.
Once you select “Join Boarding Group” you will see the information below in your My Disney Experience mobile app. Click “Continue”.
In the next screen you will select your Party and click the “Join a Boarding Group” button.
You will then be assigned a Group number and estimated wait time for return. Click the “Done” button.
If you have push notifications set up on your phone you will receive a message when your boarding time opens with a return by time. You can enter the land up to 2 hours after the return time shown.
For those who don’t choose to use the My Disney Experience mobile app, if the land is full and you would like to join a boarding group, you’ll need to visit a Guest Experience Team kiosk.
As a reminder, for those with reservations for Oga’s Cantina, Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, or Droid Depot, if the land is full and you have a reservation, you will be allowed into the land.Contact your Wish Upon A Star With Us Travel Agent now to book your Walt Disney World or Disneyland resort package for your Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge experience!