During the first week of 2022, we did three days at Disneyland using the Disneyland Military Discount!
We had so much fun but one of the biggest highlights of the trip was Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland! Galaxy’s Edge opened in 2019 and you can find it in between Fantasyland and Frontierland. It was the first thing we did when we got to Disneyland and we were all in awe.
The first thing we noticed that we thought was pretty cool was the tunnel you enter to get into the new land. It starts off with lights from Frontierland and transitions to Star Wars lights. I felt like I was walking onto a Star Wars movie set as we headed into Galaxy’s Edge.
There were quite a few shops in Star Wars Land. My son loved the Droid shop and was able to get a red one. He had so much fun putting it together. You can buy so many different Star Wars-type things from stuffed animals to lightsabers to shirts and other fun toys.
We also loved the Blue Milk. My oldest did try the Green Milk which had a more citrus taste to it. The Blue Milk tasted like a creamy smoothie. I want to try to make one at home!
As far as rides go, the Rise of the Resistance blew us away. I wasn’t totally sure what to expect but it was really fun. The cast members were all in character and it was great to experience it. The wait was really long for stand-by but it was worth it. The Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run was also a fun ride where you help fly your own ship with a group of people. This one is easy to do as a single rider, but you might end up on a ship with no one from your party.
We ate one meal in Galaxy’s Edge, at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo. It was one of the best meals I have ever had at Disney. I ordered the Endorian Roasted Chicken Salad, which was marinated chicken, mixed greens, roasted seasonal vegetables, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds, tossed in green curry ranch. The boys got the Fried Chicken Tip-Yip Youngling meal, which was crispy chicken, macaroni and cheese, and seasonal vegetables. They thought the chicken was fun and like the chicken in Minecraft because it was square. The setting was also really cool and felt exactly what a restaurant in Star Wars would be like.
We were not able to experience the Cantina, which I heard was pretty amazing.
We were all really impressed with the new land and curious to see what else they will do with it. I couldn’t stop staring at all the features. We also caught some storm troops and Kylo Ren. Right now characters have to stay behind a barrier but someday it would be cool to see them walking around the land. I am also curious to see how Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland compares to the one in Walt Disney World. Someday I hope I will find out.
Have you ever been to Galaxy’s Edge either at Disneyland or Walt Disney World?