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10 Things You Need to Know BEFORE Visiting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World

4. There are a LOT of shopping opportunities

If shopping is your favorite thing to do at Walt Disney World, you are going to have a great tie at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge! Right when you enter the land (on the Grand Avenue side) there's an elevated marketplace area that has plenty of shops, including the Toydarian Toymaker and some other in-universe shops. Then on the other side of the land, past the Millennium Falcon attraction (which notably does NOT end with a gift shop), you can find all your First Order merchandise for those who are fans of the dark side. And then add to that the Savi's Workshop and Droid Depot, and you've got a TON of shopping choices. All told there's almost a dozen shops in this new land, so no matter what kind of Star Wars goodies you're looking for, there are plenty of places to find that perfect treasure from a galaxy far, far away. 

5.  Photo ops are everywhere

No matter whether you like being in photos yourself or just taking pictures of the scenery, there are photo ops all around this new land. Of course, when we visited Star Wars: Galaxy's edge, the busiest photo area was in front of the Millennium Falcon (with several PhotoPass photographers stationed in front of the ship), but you can take photos in front of other iconic ships in this land as well, pose with droids, or even try and get a Star Wars character to pose with you (more on that in a second). Though there are plenty of PhotoPass Cast Members in this area, you'll definitely want to bring your own camera as well, as there are plenty of places to take some amazing pictures in this new land (including inside the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run queue, like the photo above) that don't have PhotoPass photographers nearby. 

6. Take some time to explore

Much like Pandora - The World of Avatar, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has plenty to explore. From fun little corridors with messages in Aurebesh to small little call-outs to specific characters and films, there is definitely plenty to look at in this new land, especially for super fans of the Star Wars universe. 

7. You never know who you'll run into

The days of wandering characters may be gone, but it looks like this concept may be coming back in a small way inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Characters like Chewie and Rey wander around this land, talking to guests, fixing up the Millennium Falcon and more, all while staying hidden from the Stormtoopers who patrol this area. Though these characters might stop and take a photo with you, they aren't really there to pose with guests, and instead feel like a way to make this land feel more "lived in" and help sell the "story" of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. 

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