If you’re worried they might not enjoy it, think again. Here are some tips for visiting Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge with kids.
Taking your kids to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is one of the greatest theme park experiences you will ever have. This whole new area of Disneyland is totally immersive in every element. Although Batuu is made to appeal to adults as well, it is kids who can get the most out of all of the fun and games incorporated into the incredibly unique world. So, don’t hesitate to experience Galaxy’s Edge with kids.
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The food in Galaxy’s Edge may seem weird for some kids, but the more adventurous ones will love trying the alien dishes. If you take them to Docking Bay 7, there will be a kids menu with options for either type of appetite. You can’t go wrong with chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese.
In Oga’s Cantina, there are many non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy. Especially the Blue Bantha which is a blue milk beverage that comes with a layered cookie on top.
Although there are no character experiences currently advertised for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Chewbacca and Rey do hang out at Resistance Forest and sometimes are seen evading the First Order near the Black Spire marketplace.
Vi Moradi is also a new character to the Star Wars universe in Batuu. She might be more familiar to extended universe fans from her first appearance in the 2017 novel Phasma. If you see her, give her a shout. She might ask you to come closer and catch her amazing story about why she is in Batuu.
As this is an immersive land, the characters tend to roam more freely here without being confined to a single location where lines will form. While you may get a cool moment with Rey, you might also have difficulty getting an autograph.
Millenium Falcon with Kids
Great news! Kids can ride Millenium Falcon Smugglers Run. The height requirement is 38″. If you go to Galaxy’s Edge with kids that are too small to ride, there is a rider switch option for two adults to experience the ride separately. There is also a single rider line, to get on more quickly.
A tip for kids riding in the gunner position is to leave the setting too auto. You still need to shoot, but it takes less effort and you can enjoy more of the ride. If your kid gets the Engineer position, you may want to switch with them and it is probably the least exciting position for them.
I have spoken to several friends who have ridden and they have given me some tips regarding motion sickness. If you or your child has this sensitivity to movement, you might want to see if you can switch to the Engineer position or the pilot who handles the right to left (horizontal) motions. I have been told that both positions offer a more “stable” ride that those with motion sickness can enjoy.
This is where kids can build their own droid sidekick from scraps and give them a personality chip. The droids in Galaxy’s Edge are fun remote control robots that are fashioned after either an R2 or a BB unit. They are able to interact with the Galaxy’s Edge environment and communicate with other droids as well.
Some things to keep in mind about the droid building experience. It is limited to one droid builder, along with one guest. At least one person must be 14 years old or more while building the droid. The Droid Depot is subject to availability and reservations may be required. If you do snag a reservation, arrive on time as late arrivals may be turned away.
The cost for the droids can be pricey at$99.99 (+tax) per astromech droid unit. Currently, there are also no discounts for annual passholders. The droid does come with a carrying case and instructions but personality-affiliation chips are an extra cost. These chips make your droid come to life. There are also no refunds so choose your droid wisely. Don’t go in with a bad feeling about this.
Play with the Datapad
For the most immersive fun in Galaxy’s Edge with kids, set up a character profile and use the Datapad to do jobs and solve puzzles all around Black Spire Outpost. The is part of the Disney Play app and it is how you can make your own story in Galaxy’s Edge. let your kids call the shots and help them with the challenges to help either the resistance or the First Order.
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