Celebrating 4 Years of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Celebrating 4 Years of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

This week we met up with a light saber celebration to commemorate the opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. This greatest addition to the Studios park came with enormous anticipation. We’ll dial back the clock to commemorate those moments and talk about the most galactic memories I’ve had experiencing this corner of the cosmos. We’ll also go through the land, the attractions, the food/beverage, the retail experience and more as we note what works best–and what really could still be improved upon. Join us as we celebrate the first four years of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.

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Galactic Memories

D23 Announcement in 2015

Image by Disney at D23
  • Light Saber Celebration–Honoring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds End of 2016

Seeing the Model at D23 Two Years Later in 2017

Model by Disney at D23
  • Opening Day
  • Opening of Rise of the Resistance
Scott Trowbridge and J. Jeff Kober at the opening of Rise of the Resistance. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
  • First Droid Purchase
  • After Covid, and At Night
  • Meeting Mandalorian and Grogu
Mandolorian, Grogu and Self. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Breakdown of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

The Land

What Works–How Star Wars Like the Land Looks–It’s Intimacy & Feel

What Could Be Improved–Landscaping and More John Williams

Attractions–Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run

What Works–The Ability to Accommodate So Many on the Millennium Falcon

What Could Be Improved–Variety in Ride Experiences

Attractions–Rise of the Resistance

What Works–The Size & Scope of this Attraction

What Could Be Improved–It’s Operational Reliability

Food & Beverage

What Works: Variety of Tastes

What Could Be Improved: A Full-Service Restaurant

Image by Disney of potential lounge


What Works–The Retail Settings

What Could Be Improved–The Price


  • Interactive Games
  • Meet ‘n’ Greets
  • Star Wars Galactic StarCruiser
  • Celebrations

What Works–The More Characters & Droids the Merrier

What Could Be Improved–Add Jedi Training–Trials of the Temple

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