Galaxy’s Edge without Reservations: Fans give honest feedback on social media

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Yesterday was the first day Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was open to park guests without reservations at Disneyland and from what we’ve seen on social media, it seems to have been a fairly decent day!

As one might imagine, many fans got to the park quite early to guarantee their spot in the land. Reportedly, some eager fans got to the park around 5 a.m. to be among some of the first into the Star Wars land.

Some of these fans shared that they received these special handouts, which provided guests with pointers of the land, including the pointer that they should be sure to get the Disneyland app on their smartphones to monitor “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Status and Access.”

If the land was listed as “open” on the app, people could journey inside the galaxy far, far away. However, if it was not, guests were given the option of a boarding group, which would notify them through the app when their group was good to be let in. According to Disney, guests who joined in the virtual queue, on average, only waited about an hour and 20 minutes and boarding passes were not required by late afternoon, after which guests could enter at their leisure.

Noted in that image earlier, there was a small crowd outside the park’s gates. However, it wasn’t that bad.

Only about 40 people here! Crazy! I should be asleep! #GalaxysEdge #galaxysedging

— Bryan Stoll (@bryanstoll) June 24, 2019

Although, as the morning continued, the crowd definitely began to grow.

At 7 a.m., guests were allowed to start making reservations for Oga’s Cantina or the lightsaber building activity at Savi’s Workshop, which were available every half hour between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. for the cantina and between 8 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. for the workshop. However, it seems the reservations ran out quite quickly.

The cantina was fully booked with reservations at 7:30 a.m. The lightsaber building experience sold out before 7:20 a.m. But, later in the morning people were able to sign up for the experience again with times available in the late afternoon and early evening.

Tried out the new #Galaxysedge reservation system for Oga’s Cantina and Savi’s Workshop. Oga’s has availability all day 5 minutes past the opening of reservations, while Savi’s is booked until 3pm already.

— Shane Ware (@shanew21) June 24, 2019

17 minutes in, Savi’s workshop is sold out for the day. Guess that beats standing in line ��‍♀️#GalaxysEdge

— Ivie (@ivieanne) June 24, 2019

I see everyone mentioning Savi’s was booked 17 mins when reservations were available. But I’m checking now at 7:40am and there are still open reservations for morning, afternoon and evening. The Cantina seems to be gone quick. #GalaxysEdge

— Andrew Wester (@AndrewWester24) June 24, 2019

From the looks of social media, it seems reservations for the workshop finally filled up a little after 9 a.m.

FYI: Oga’s Cantina & Savi’s Workshop are booked out for the day! #GalaxysEdge #Disneyland

— Roger Rodriguez (@rgrrabbit1) June 24, 2019

By around 8 a.m., guests had made it inside!

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In the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy ?

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First day opens to public! Not bad crowd!

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To the dismay of some, by 8:20 a.m. the land did reach capacity. Guests who weren’t already inside at this point were instructed to join a boarding group and wait for the land to clear out a bit before more guests could enter.

At this time, it was also found that the wait time for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run was between 3 and 4 hours. This didn’t last long though! Later that morning the wait times decreased pretty dramatically. In fact, some only ended up waiting for about twenty-five minutes.

Our actual wait time for #MillenniumFalcon #SmugglersRun was 25 mins, we hopped in line at 9:45. So at least for now, going to say our advice stands, don’t rush into the queue first thing unless you’re in the front of the rope drop crowd #GalaxysEdge #Disneyland

— Galactic Outfitters (@galacticoutfit) June 24, 2019

According to Disney, once inside the land, guests waited for an average of 45-60 minutes for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

Are you excited to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge without reservations at Disneyland? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: OC Register, Disney

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