With the reopening of Disneyland Resort on April 30, California residents are looking forward to getting back to the magic. As of today, Disney has officially announced some tours and experiences that will be available for Guests at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.
Star Wars fans will be especially excited, as two fan-favorite Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge experiences are coming back on reopening day! Here’s what we know so far.
Know Before You Go
While looking over what will be available to enjoy as far as Disneyland events and experiences go, Disney officially announced some important information regarding what Guests will need before entering the parks. Disney noted:
“To enter a Disneyland Resort theme park to participate in a special event, tour or experience, each Guest must have:
A reservation for the special event, tour or experience, if required.
A theme park reservation and a valid park ticket for the applicable park and date, unless the special event, tour or experience includes park entry.
Appropriate face coverings for all Guests ages 2 and older, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, which must be worn at all times, except while actively eating or drinking, and while stationary and maintaining appropriate physical distancing. Please bring your own face coverings, and remember to not touch your face. Disney reserves the right to require a Guest to leave if they are not properly wearing an approved face covering.”
Furthermore, Disney stated that downloading the updated Disneyland app on your mobile device is essential for saving time and planning your Disneyland Resort trip.
Reserving available dining experiences in advance and using contactless forms of payment are both encouraged.
Savi’s Workshop Returns
Before Disneyland closed due to the pandemic and COVID 19 outbreak, Guests could travel to Batuu’s Black Spire Outpost at Galaxy’s Edge. There, a group known as the “Gatherers” lead you to a secret workshop. With the help of the gatherers, Guests could construct their very own lightsabers. The Disneyland website officially describes Savi’s Handbuilt Lightsabers as:
Meet one of Savi’s Gatherers outside his workshop, where you’ll choose one of 4 available hilt themes and receive a cloisonné pin to identify your selection. Themes include:
Peace and Justice
Salvaged scraps from fallen Jedi temples and crashed starships in these Republic-era designs honour the galaxy’s former guardians.
Power and Control
Originally forged by dark side warriors, this style features rumoured remnants from the Sith homeworld and abandoned temples.
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.
Disney shared that this experience may be available to Guests when they visit Disneyland Park upon reopening. Reservations will be limited and Guests can begin planning this experience on April 22, 2021. Each lightsaber costs $199.99, plus tax, and includes a kyber crystal of your choice, available in red, blue, green, or violet.
Droid Depot Returns
Droid Depot, also located at Disneyland Park’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, is a fun and interactive workshop where you can build, yes, you guessed it, your own astromech droid unit!
From the shop’s conveyor belt, Guests can choose the parts for either an R-series or BB-series droid. The droid comes to life and is fully equipped with a remote control! Each droid costs $99.99 per unit, plus tax. A souvenir cardboard box and instructions to care for your droid are included.
Personality chips can be purchased for an additional charge.
According to Disney:
Visit a workshop stocked with parts, chips, manuals and other tech items useful for constructing your very own droid, one of the galaxy’s most indispensable sidekicks.
First, register your choice of the BB-series unit or R-series unit with the clerk, who’ll provide a basket and blueprint for parts. Next, proceed to the following stations and begin your droid-building experience.
Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite
As far as events go, we know Disney Guests were very excited for Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite, which was canceled amid the pandemic According to Disney Parks Blog, the event is every Star Wars fan’s fantasy:
Star Wars Nite is a separate ticket evening event in Disneyland park featuring unique entertainment, special food, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities, collectible merchandise and more, including:
Exclusive after-hours access to Disneyland Park, with access beginning at 6 p.m.
Special entertainment, including a special Star Wars-themed fireworks spectacular, galactic dance parties, character encounters and more!
Enhanced décor, event merchandise and inspired food and beverages.
Immersive Star Wars-themed photo opportunities.
Select attractions open exclusively for event guests. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will not be available during this event due to standard required maintenance time.
Unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the party.
Now, Disney has noted that Disneyland Resort officials are in the process of rescheduling Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite:
The Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite did not take place as planned on August 27, 2020. We are working on rescheduling options and hope to have more to share at a later date. If you purchased a ticket for the Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite event, you will automatically be eligible for the rescheduled event option. As an alternative, Guests who no longer wish to use their current Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite event ticket may call (714) 781-4636 for assistance. For more information on Star Wars Celebrations, please visit starwarscelebration.com.
These are just a few of the events and experiences that may return to Galaxy’s Edge when Disneyland Park opens. We are anticipating more that Disney will announce soon and keep you updated on what’s to come next.
As always, please visit the official Disneyland Resort website for the most up-to-date information about what experiences and special events are available.
Are you planning on visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on April 30th! Let us know in the comments below!