As we get closer to the grand “soft opening” of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland, more operational details are released on how Disney will run opening day and beyond. If you’ve been following the news of the initial reservation-only period for the opening of Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland, you’ll know that guests will be limited to just 4 hours within the land. Disney believes that this will be enough time for guests to have a full experience in the new land, and now we know how, exactly, they plan on enforcing that time window.
According to the OC Register, guests will be given a colored wristband when they enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that will correspond with the time window they signed up for. Once the time window has passed, Cast Members can begin to deny guests access to not only Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, but all experiences within the land including Oga’s Cantina, Docking Bay 7, Savi’s Workshop, Droid Depot, and more.
While that list doesn’t cover the land itself, Disney has said that they’re committed to ensuring each guest has a wonderful experience when they visit Batuu, and they will kick guests out of the land if it becomes too crowded with guests overstaying their allotted time window. Disneyland Vice President Kris Theiler even noted that, “At a certain point, if we have to, then we’ll start to ask them to leave the land”.
“Four hours is a long time in the land,” Theiler said. “Most guests are going to find that they’re ready to roll after four hours.”
At this point, the free reservations have all been snatched up, but the Disneyland Resort hotels still have some availability that would guarantee guests access into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay.
Walt Disney World will be opening their own version of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 29th. There have been no operational announcements for Hollywood Studios at this time.