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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge had a blockbuster opening at the end of August, drawing massive crowds to Disney's Hollywood Studios, with the most dedicated fans arriving at 3:00 AM to be among the first to experience this new land. However, though this new land is just over a week old, crowds have thinned substantially, and we've been able to notice a few trends that should help guests wanting to experience this new land this fall do so with minimal wait

1. Head to the park late if you want to experience Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run with minimal wait

Though conventional theme park wisdom generally states that early park-goers are able to take advantage of low wait times, with Disney's Hollywood Studios offering "Extra" Extra Magic Hours to resort guests at 6:00 AM every morning until November, if you're not staying on property, you probably won't benefit from heading to this park early to experience Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. However, if you don't mind staying late, you can experience this new land's iconic new ride, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run with little to no wait.

Though wait times are averaging between 60-90 minutes during the morning and early afternoon, we've been seeing a steep wait time decline after 5:00 PM, with this ride's wait time dropping down to between 20-40 minutes, which is perfect for guests who want to ride (and re-ride!) this awesome new attraction without waiting over an hour each time. 

2. Make reservations for Oga's Cantina

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Oga's Cantina continues to be a massive draw at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and though you can wait stand-by for this experience, guests who have tried waiting to get into this watering hole have reported having to stand around for an hour or more just to get in the door. However, instead of wasting all this time, Disney has made it easy for guests to reserve a time to experience this new establishment here. And though guests may still have to wait a few minutes after their reservation time to get in (guests with reservations still have to wait for others to leave before they can enter), it sure beats standing around outside in a long queue waiting for a spot to open up (and hoping no one with a reservation is in front of you!)

3. Use Mobile Order for other food and drink options

Now that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has been open for a little over a week, Disney has begun offering Mobile Order for some of this new land's most popular eateries, including the following: 

  • Milk Stand
  • Ronto Roasters
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
As in other locations, Guests can use the Mobile Order function in My Disney Experience to order and pay in advance, skipping the line and head directly to the Mobile Order pick-up counter where their items will be waiting. 

4. Do your shopping on the way out 

There are plenty of amazing items to check out in the over half-dozen shops that can be found scattered around the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, and though it might be tempting to go crazy the second you enter this new land and purchase that amazing souvenir you've had your eye on, the shopping areas can get pretty crowded in the morning and early afternoon (especially the high end, Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities location), and you might have an easier time navigating the shops and grabbing the item you want if you wait if you wait until later in the day. 

5. Check other stores for souvenirs

 
Image: Disney
And speaking of shopping, it's worth noting that a lot of the items that are for sale inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge are also on sale at the large gift shops at the front of Disney's Hollywood Studios, which are a LOT less crowded than those inside this new land, so if you are looking for pins, collectible Star Wars: Galaxy's Land branded items, or even just general Star Wars souvenirs, you might want to check some of the other stores around this park before or after your visit to Batuu.
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