Hollywood Studios is one of Walt Disney World’s most popular parks — and for good reason.
There’s a lot to see and do. But, how well do you really know each section of the park?
Yes, there’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land, 2 of the busiest sections of Hollywood Studios, but what about the rest?
There are 9 lands of Hollywood Studios. That’s right, 9!
Each of these areas have their own special attractions, entertainment, dining, characters, and so much more.
So, let’s take a deep dive into each one and explore if you’re missing anything.
Here we take a look into all of the ins and outs of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Even if you’re not a fan of the franchise, this land is a must visit.
To be clear, Galaxy’s Edge is the name of the land. Black Spire Outpost is the outpost you’re exploring on the planet of Batuu. With so many names, it can be a bit confusing.
The details of this land are beyond impressive and you don’t even feel like you’re at theme park as soon as you enter Black Spire Outpost.
Ever since Galaxy’s Edge opened on August 29, 2019 in Hollywood Studios, guests haven’t been able to stay away.
From the attractions, to the characters, to the experiences, to the food, there is so much to see and do. So, let’s take a deep dive into Galaxy’s Edge and make sure you don’t miss anything during your next visit.
Location: Hollywood Studios
Restaurants: 7 Quick Service (Ronto Roasters, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, Kat Saka’s Kettle, Milk Stand, 3 Drink Carts); 1 Table Service (Oga’s Cantina)
Shops: Creature Stall, Toydarian Toymaker, Jewels of Bith, Black Spire Outfitters, Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, First Order Cargo, Droid Depot, Resistance Supply
Entertainment: Kylo Ren, First Order, and Stormtroopers
Experiences: Savi’s Workshop, Droid Depot
Attractions: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Characters: Chewbacca, Stormtroopers, Kylo Ren, Rey, Vi Moradi, Mandalorian and Grogu
Popular snacks and drinks: Ronto Wrap (Ronto Roasters), Green and Blue Milk (Milk Stand), Cold Brew Black Caf (Kat Saka’s Kettle), Outpost Popcorn Mix (Kat Saka’s Kettle)
Not-to-miss: Rise of the Resistance, Smugglers Run, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, Ronto Roasters, Kat Saka’s Kettle, Droid Depot, Savi’s Workshop, Oga’s Cantina, all of the characters, the Marketplace
Galaxy’s Edge Map
Galaxy’s Edge has several places to eat and drink. The majority of locations are Quick Service, with 1 spot where reservations are essential. The land has some of the best food in all of Hollywood Studios.
Quick Service Restaurants
Ronto Roasters is a small outdoor (but covered) restaurant that is known for serving the famous Ronto Wrap.
The Ronto Wrap is as follows: “Roasted Pork, Grilled Pork Sausage, Peppercorn Sauce, and Tangy Slaw wrapped in Pita Bread.”
Sadly, Hollywood Studios’ Galaxy’s Edge does not have a plant-based version of this like Disneyland Park.
However, there are 2 other plant-based options:
- Triple Suns Breakfast Wrap: Plant-based Egg, Smoky Chickpea-Onion Slaw, and Roasted Tomato Sauce wrapped in Pita Bread
- Zuchii Wrap: Grilled Zucchini, Smoky Chickpea-Onion Slaw, Creamy Garlic-Tahini Sauce, and Fresh Cilantro wrapped in Pita Bread)
The former is excellent.
Seeing as this is such a popular dining location, you definitely should take advantage of Mobile Order.
Important: Ronto Roasters closes daily at 3 p.m. But, you can order a Ronto Wrap from Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo (also in Galaxy’s Edge) after this time.
Kat Saka’s Kettle
Popcorn and coffee fans, Kat Saka’s Kettle is one Quick Service spot you want to try, especially if you like different flavors of popcorn and have always wanted to try space coffee.
Inside the Marketplace, you’ll find a small stand for Kat Saka’s Kettle. There are only a few things on the menu, including:
- Buttered Blue Grains popcorn
- Outpost Popcorn Mix (a colorful blend of Sweet and Spicy flavors)
- Cold Brew Black Caf (non-alcoholic): Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew topped with Sweet Cream Cheese and Chocolate Puffs)
- Spiked Cold Brew Black Caf (alcoholic): Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew with Chocolate Liqueur topped with Sweet Cream Cheese and Chocolate Puffs
Bottled beverages are available as well. Yes, these are also themed to the land.
You cannot order either of these popcorn mixes at the Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland, so take advantage while you’re here. Plus, only the non-alcoholic Cold Brew Black Caf is offered in Disneyland and sold at Docking Bay 7, not Kat Saka’s Kettle.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo has some of the best Quick Service food not just in Hollywood Studios, but all of Walt Disney World.
Make sure you Mobile Order here so you don’t miss out, because you need to try it at least once.
The theming here is spot-on. You can sit both inside and outside.
When it comes to ordering, there’s a variety of options, including the plant-based Felucian Kefta and Hummus Garden Spread. You don’t even know that these are plant-based meatballs. That’s how good this dish is.
There’s also beef stir fry, smoked pork ribs, crispy chicken, marinated chicken salad, alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty drinks, and more.
All of the menu items have unique Star Wars-related names, so make sure to read each food description.
The Milk Stand is where you can get the famous Blue and Green Milk.
These both have are plant-based and have interesting flavors and textures. Some people even like to combine them!
You can also order either spiked with alcohol for an increased price. The Blue Milk is spiked with Bacardi Rum and the Green Milk is spiked with Corazon Blanco Tequila.
Mobile Order is an option at the Milk Stand.
Near Rise of the Resistance, you’ll find a small drink cart that serves the famous bottled orb beverages.
There is a cart that serves the bottled orb beverages near Droid Depot.
In between Oga’s Cantina and First Order Cargo, you’ll find a kiosk tucked in a corner where you can purchase drinks.
Table Service Restaurants
Oga’s Cantina is a seriously fun atmosphere with a party vibe. After all, droid DJ R-3X is spinning tunes during your visit.
The cantina is for all ages. There are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options on the menu, along with a few snacks (these are overpriced and not worth your money).
There is usually a 2 drink maximum. Plus, a time limit of anywhere between 45 minutes to 1 hour for each group. You can take drinks to-go.
Reservations are accepted here and highly recommended. This is a very popular place, so you may not be able to just walk up and be added to the list.
Keep in mind that depending on your party size, you may end up sharing a table or a booth with another group, which can either be fine or kind of awkward.
There are booths, standing tables, and bar service. When adding your name to the list or checking in for your reservation via the My Disney Experience app, make sure to note if not everyone in your party is comfortable or able to stand.
There isn’t much seating throughout Galaxy’s Edge, except for outdoor seating at Ronto Roasters, Docking Bay 7, and a few tables with umbrellas below Ronto Roasters on the main walkway.
There are also different built-in spots for people to sit that you can find throughout the land.
There are quite a few shops in Galaxy’s Edge — and extremely authentic to the Star Wars universe.
The following stores are all inside the Marketplace…
The Creature Stall is where you can find different critters that you can take home from across the galaxy, including Kowakian monkey-lizards.
Make sure to look inside the cages and crates from some fun details.
Toydarian Toymaker sells handcrafted toys and collectibles.
Keep your eye open for Zabaka the Toydarian, whose silhouette can often be seen through the frosted back window of her workshop as she’s busy making Wookiee dolls and classic games, like chance and sabacc.
Jewels of Bith
You can find a range of standard souvenirs at Jewels of Bith, including hats, shirts, mugs, misting fans, pins, totes, and more.
Keep in mind that these items don’t have anything related to “Galaxy’s Edge” printed on them to keep the authentiticy of the land and theming.
But, you may be able to find “Galaxy’s Edge” items in other stores across Hollywood Studios (check Keystone Clothiers on Hollywood Boulevard).
Black Spire Outfitters
Black Spire Outfitters is a local tailor’s clothing shop, where you can purchase a robe or casual garb to blend in with the locals.
Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities is across from Ronto Roasters and Docking Bay….
Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities is a cool shop that is worth exploring.
There are mysterious and unique galactic artifacts, along with a rotating collection of items that include jewelry, ancient tools, kyber crystals, statues, and even a collection of famous lightsabers.
First Order Cargo is near the Milk Stand and directly next to Kylo Ren’s TIE Echelon…
First Order Cargo
First Order Cargo is where you can shop for recruitment gear and supplies tailored to your support for none other than the First Order.
Droid Depot is close to Savi’s Workshop…
In addition to building your own droids at Droid Depot (more on this experience below), there is also a shop where you can buy pre-made droids, shirts, hats, gift cards, and more.
Everything is droid-themed!
Resistance Supply is by Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance…
You can find this small merchandise stand near Rise of the Resistance.
There’s a range of Resistance-themed souvenirs to purchase. From clothing, to coffee mugs, to jackets, there are a plenty of options.
There are 2 popular experiences you can book up to 60 days in advance in Galaxy’s Edge that involve droids and lightsabers, respectively.
If you want to build a custom droid, you need to make a reservation at Droid Depot. You can either build a droid from the BB-series unit or the R-series unit.
Here’s what’s included:
- Dome Connection Plate
- Body Sphere
- Center Leg
- Set of Side-Legs
Pricing is $199.99 per droid unit, plus tax (these are non-refundable and Annual Passholder discounts are not available). The box and instructions are included in the price. You can also purchase additional accessories for more customization options.
Savi’s Workshop is an unforgettable, yet pricey experience. But, fans and those who have always wanted to build their own lightsabers will certainly make memories here.
You can build 1 of 4 available hilt themes and receive a cloisonné pin to identify your selection. The themes include:
- Peace and Justice: Salvaged scraps from fallen Jedi temples and crashed starships in these Republic-era designs honor the galaxy’s former guardians.
- Power and Control: Originally forged by dark side warriors, this style features rumored remnants from the Sith homeworld and abandoned temples.
- Elemental Nature: This theme embodies the Force—an energy created by all living things, like Brylark trees, Cartusion whale bones and Rancor teeth.
- Protection and Defense: Hilt materials bear mysterious motifs and inscriptions that reconnect users with the ancient wellspring of the Force.
You also select the heart of your lightsaber — the kyber crystal, which is available in red, blue, green or violet. Each box of parts includes:
- 1 hilt
- 4 sleeves (pick 2)
- 2 emitters (pick 1)
- 2 pommel caps (pick 1)
- 2 sets of activation plates and switches (pick 1 set)
The cost is $249.99 per lightsaber, plus tax (these are non-refundable and Annual Passholder discounts are not available). The carrying case is included. You can purchase additional customization items at Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.
Reservations are available and recommended. These bookings can fill up fast.
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The 2 attractions in Galaxy’s Edge make you feel as if you really are resisting the First Order and flying the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Rise of the Resistance is a one-of-a-kind attraction. There really isn’t anything else like it — at least at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
Even if you’re not a Star Wars fan, you should most definitely love this. It’s not just a ride, but an all-encompassing experience.
There are multiple ride systems, including a section where you board a trackless ride vehicle similar to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
Because it is so popular, wait times do build. So, you’ll want to plan accordingly (see link below for tips on how to ride Rise without long waits).
There is both a Standby Line and a Lightning Lane here. The latter serves as an Individual Lightning Lane, meaning you have to pay per-person to use the Lightning Lane.
There’s a height requirement of 40″ (102 cm). Some moments may also frighten little ones, so keep that in mind.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Did you ever want to pilot the Millennium Falcon? Good news! You can thanks to Smugglers Run.
Not only is the queue immersive, but the ride itself actually makes it feel as if you’re flying the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
Now, not everyone gets to be pilot every time. There are also engineer and gunner roles, since each vehicle fits 6 guests.
While piloting is cool, even if you don’t get to fly the Falcon, it’s still a fun ride. Since this is a simulator and depend on who is piloting (it may feel rougher at times), motion sickness can happen.
Smugglers Run has a Standby queue, a Genie+ Lightning Lane, and a Single Rider lane. Learn more about Single Rider here.
The ride isn’t scary or dark, but certain moments may affect kids differently. Guests must also be at least 38″ (97 cm) to ride.
There isn’t much entertainment in Galaxy’s Edge, but there is a short show fans will enjoy.
Kylo Ren Show
Throughout the day, Kylo Ren appears on the stage in front of his TIE Echelon ship with a First Order officer and Stormtroopers by his side.
This show isn’t something you need to camp out for, because it’s only a short interaction with the character.
There isn’t a set schedule nor are there times listed in the My Disney Experience app. It happens periodically.
You can see a handful of characters on the planet of Batuu. Since opening, Disney has stuck to a specific timeline of the land (between Episodes 8 and 9), meaning only certain characters can and will appear otherwise it wouldn’t make sense.
This definitely restricts guests from seeing popular Star Wars characters in the land, but there is a piece of good news.
Hollywood Studios’ Animation Courtyard has other Star Wars character meet and greets with BB-8, Chewbacca, and Darth Vader.
As for Galaxy’s Edge, here are the characters that you can occasionally see wandering the land, with many appearing either near Kylo Ren’s TIE Echelcon, the Millennium Falcon, or across from Droid Depot and Savi’s Workshop.
Even though Chewie makes special meet and greet appearances at Launch Bay in Animation Courtyard, you may even be able to spot him walking around Galaxy’s Edge.
The Mandalorian and Grogu
There are no set meet and greet times for The Mandalorian and Grogu, so you’ll just have to keep your eyes peeled for the two walking around Batuu’s Marketplace.
Hint: look for the big crowd, because they are very popular. That said, don’t forget to be respectful and give them space.
It’s also important to note that this is not a “limited time” offering and they will make regular appearances for the time being.
If you have a DataPad (a mobile device) or MagicBand+ there are a few interactive activities to play throughout Galaxy’s Edge.
Play Disney Parks App
Using the Play Disney Parks mobile app, those exploring Galaxy’s Edge can spend time interacting with different parts of the land with their Datapad/mobile device.
Once you’re Datapad is activated, you’ll be able to interact with droids, scan crates, and tune into transmission, along with:
- Translate a variety of languages from across the galaxy, including Aurebesh signs throughout Black Spire Outpost
- Scan objects all around the spaceport to discover precious cargo
- Tune and decrypt communications sent by Batuu’s many residents
- Hack into and interact with select devices, control panels, and droids
As you complete each of these tasks, you’ll collect digital rewards, like ship schematics, star maps, galactic credits, and more.
You can also use the Play Disney Parks app while waiting in line for Rise of the Resistance and Smugglers Run.
Batuu Bounty Hunters Game
Using MagicBand+, you can take on the role of a bounty hunter.
You can use your MagicBand+ to find numerous virtual bounties hidden throughout Black Spire Outpost.
MagicBand+ will be your guide, vibrating, and lighting up to show if you’re on the right path. Once a mission is complete, the local guild master will reward you with galactic credits.
The Bounty Hunter board is right next to the droid garage across from Droid Depot. You can collect your credits from each mission at the board next to it.
As you search for virtual bounties, your band will light up green when you’re on the right track and red when you’re not.
While playing “Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters,” you can use the Play Disney Parks app to help reveal your virtual bounty using the built-in augmented reality thermal viewer.
Disney PhotoPass Photographer
Galaxy’s Edge has a lot of PhotoPass opportunities, including a “Tiny World Magic Shot”. Here are all of the locations, with some examples.
A-Wing Fighter (across from Rise of the Resistance)
X-Wing Fighter (near Resistance Supply)
Super Zoom Magic Shot (balcony outside Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo)
This Super Zoom shot is a video, but here are still images of what the video entails. First, the camera is zoomed in on where you’re standing.
Then, the camera zooms out and you get a gorgeous view of Galaxy’s Edge.
The camera then zooms back in to the same shot of you at the start of the video.
Millennium Falcon Overlook (near Smugglers Run)
Millennium Falcon (in front of Smugglers Run)
Kylo Ren’s TIE Echelon (near First Order Cargo and Milk Stand)
Galaxy’s Edge Entrance (coming from Toy Story Land)
Don’t forget to ask if they have any fun Magic Shots!
Remember: unless you have Memory Maker, Memory Maker Day One, or a PhotoPass entitlement with your Annual Pass, you will have to pay to download or print these photos.
There are 2 sets of restrooms in Galaxy’s Edge.
One near the area of the Milk Stand and Kylo Ren’s TIE Echelon:
An another in The Marketplace (opposite end of Ronto Roasters):
Water Refill Station
There is a water refill station, along with 2 water fountains, next to the restrooms in the Marketplace.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Guests staying on the Halcyon during their Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience get time in Galaxy’s Edge.
On Day 2, you’re transported in the morning to Batuu. You have several hours (morning to the afternoon) in the land, including the chance to:
- Access both Rise of the Resistance and Smugglers Run via the Lightning Lane
- Get one Quick Service meal at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo or other select locations at Hollywood Studios (if you prefer). The meal includes: one entree, one non-alcoholic beverage, or, if 21 or over, one alcoholic beverage (where available), or for guests ages 3 to 9, one combo meal from the children’s menu to be used in the theme park only).
As a Halcyon guest, if you want to visit Oga’s Cantina, Savi’s Workshop, or the Droid Depot, you must book these in advance (and for an additional price).
Galaxy’s Edge Checklist
What’s your favorite thing about Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios? Tell us in the comments!
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