Last week, my son and I had the most incredible adventure when I visited Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL. It was like stepping into a real-life Star Wars movie! Let me tell you all about my first visit to this fantastic place!
Setting Foot in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
As soon as I entered Galaxy’s Edge, I felt like I had been transported to a whole new world. I was blown away! The buildings, the shops, and the people walking around were all part of the Star Wars universe. I saw droids rolling by, and the starships flying overhead made me feel like I was in the middle of an epic space adventure!
Exploring the Marketplace
One of the most exciting things about Galaxy’s Edge was the marketplace. There were so many unique shops selling all sorts of Star Wars merchandise. I walked past a store that had lightsabers of every color imaginable! They even had Light Sabre Churros!!! But one item I was eager to try was the blue and green milk. They were both as tasty as they looked. A perfect refreshment for any smuggler on a hot day.
Riding the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
One of my visit’s highlights was riding the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. This was the most fun ride at Hollywood Studios. We were lucky enough to be chosen as pilots! We climbed into the cockpit and took control of the ship. It was up to my team to fly the Falcon, avoid obstacles, and complete our mission. It was an unforgettable experience! I felt like an actual space pilot as we soared through the galaxy. So much so that we repeated the experience two more times.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Rise of the Resistance is the most immersive attraction in any theme park. When you get in line, you feel like you’ve been transported to another world. There is a storyline that you are not only following but starring in. The cast (both good and evil) interacts with you as you go through several “pre-show” scenes. Then you are off to the races on your spaceship as you try to Escape Kylo Ren and the First Order. Will you make it? You’ll have to find out for yourself. This ride was such a blast. It is the most popular ride at Hollywood Studios, with wait times of over an hour practically the entire day. I recommend either coming to the park early to get in line or purchasing an individual Lightning Lane through the Disney App.
Meeting the Star Wars Characters
One of Galaxy’s Edge’s best parts was meeting some of my favorite Star Wars characters. I had a chance to meet a couple of Storm Troopers and Darth Vader himself! I got to take pictures with Darth Vadar and even got his advice about embracing my dark side. The cast did such a fantastic job that I was partly star-struck and nervous to meet them. Next time I’ll wait in line to meet Chewy.
An Experience my son and I will never forget!
Visiting Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World Hollywood Studios was an out-of-this-world experience. From the moment I stepped foot into the land of Star Wars, I was immersed in a world of adventure and excitement. The attention to detail, the thrilling rides, and the chance to meet my favorite characters made it a day I will never forget. Whether you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan or love a good adventure, Galaxy’s Edge is the place to be. I can’t wait to go back and explore even more of this great galaxy far, far away! May the Force be with you!
Author: Jose Velazquez
Jose is the founder and writer at amusementparkdad.com. He Lives in Lakeland, FL, with his wife, two sons, and two dogs. Jose’s favorite hobby is spending time with his family at all the Theme parks in Orlando. They recently became annual pass holders at Disney and have absolutely fallen in love with the Magic. They look forward to exploring everything Disney offers in the years to come.
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