This Star Wars loving family is so excited for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! This new land opens in Disneyland on May 31st, and in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios on August 29th, and we have all the tips needed to enjoy Galaxy’s Edge with kids.
How big is Galaxy’s Edge?
Each land is 14 acres, which makes it Disney’s largest single-themed land expansion. Guests will enjoy their time at Black Spire Outpost, a village on the remote planet of Batuu. The size of this new land will definitely be a factor when exploring it with your child.
Do I need a stroller?
If your kiddo is still small enough for strollers, please be sure to have one at the ready for them. You will want to spend your full 4 hour time limit within Batuu, so making sure your child has a place to sit and rest will be key. While you know if your child is stroller-worthy, we suggest children age 6 and under have a stroller to use.
Best Bathroom Locations For Kids
All of the bathroom locations are marked in the Disneyland and Walt Disney World app, but there is a small list of the ones that are best for kids. The bathrooms we list are near fun activities for kids, kid-friendly snack booths, and other spaces in the park where kids can run and roam (crowds permitting).
Are two favorites for kids, so far, are the restrooms at the beginning area of The Market, and the restrooms around the corner from The Milk Stand.
After visiting Batuu, we learned that most of the best bathrooms are near the best places to sit in Galaxy’s Edge. Click the link to check out all the places you can rest, and use the restroom.
Food For Kids
There are lots of delicious foods to eat within Galaxy’s Edge, and we couldn’t do a Galaxy’s Edge with kids guide without a food guide!
Here are the Galaxy’s Edge snacks kids will love to eat when exploring the park:
- Kat Saka’s Kettle for sweet and savory popcorn
- Green or blue milk from the Milk Stand (full description of the “milk” below)
- Ronto Roasters to share a Ronto wrap (it’s large enough for two kids to enjoy together)
- Docking Bay 7 for kid-friendly meals like mac and cheese with chicken, and shrimp with noodles.
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run For Older Kids
We’ve heard so much about Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run over the past few months, and it is definitely an attraction to behold! A crew of 6 partners with Chewbacca and Hando Onaka to take on many mission throughout the galaxy.
Everyone has a role in this attraction, and how you do on your mission determines if you’ll end up one of Hando’s favorite scoundrel, or puts a bounty on your head. It will help if your kids are a little older when enjoying Smugglers Run.
The attraction is a combination of Star Tours, EPCOT’s Mission: Space, and Animal Kingdom’s Pandora: Flight of Passage, with a touch of video game action. Your gamer kids will fully love being able to fly the Falcon.
Savi’s Workshop For Special Occasions
If your Star Wars kiddo has always wanted to have their own custom lightsaber, now is the time. Disney Parks says our time in Savi’s Workshop will combine our attraction experiences with our merchandise experiences.
Recently, we were told that a one-of-a-kind lightsaber from the workshop will be priced at $199. So, if you kid is REALLY good, this may be an option for you. I mean, really REALLY good. Perfect angels, even.
Droid Depot Is Another Treat
A quick visit to see Mubo, the Droid Depot’s proprietor, and you’ll leave with a custom made droid of your own! Your kiddo will be able to choose from a BB-series or R-series droid, created with scraps of metal and other materials from around the galaxy.
This custom droid will run you $99, which is less than a lightsaber from Savi’s, but still more of a special occasion present for your child.
After being able to build a droid myself, I highly recommend this experience for your kids. They can work together to build a family droid, and each child and alternate the steps need to create this new being.
Milk Stand For The Win
If you’ve ever had trouble getting your kids to drink their milk, now’s the time to visit the Milk Stand. Green and blue milk are served up at this stand, and it is a refreshing treat. Here’s the thing: this “milk” isn’t exactly milk. It’s more of a frozen treat with fruity flavors, and it’s plant-based.
I suggest getting one of each flavor, and have the whole family taste. These servings are 7.99 each, but are more than enough to share.
Visit The Toymaker
The Toydarian Toymaker and The Creature Stall are where your kids will be able to grab a plush tauntaun or porg to sleep with that night. Zabaka the Toydarian has other unique items for purchase in her shop.
From toys, to musical instruments that an Ewok or Kloo would love, you’re sure to find a souvenir in Zabaka’s shop. It may also be way more affordable than a droid or lightsaber.
Play Disney Parks App
Guess what? There’s going to be FREE entertainment your kids will love! The Play Disney Parks app will give all guests, even your children, the ability to make galactic profiles and interact with ALL THE THINGS throughout Batuu. Within the Play Disney Parks app, your kid will be able to:
- translate galactic languages
- see through cargo throughout the land
- “eavesdrop” on secret conversations
- complete tasks and missions
- decipher messages from the First Order
- decide which side you want to be a part of for the day — The Rebellion or First Order
The best part is this will be a great activity for your children to do while waiting in the many queues throughout the land.
To learn more fun things you can do with toddlers and preschoolers in Galaxy’s Edge, be sure to check out my friend Julie’s in-depth article: Star Wars Land with Preschoolers and Toddlers.
We hope this guide helps you fully dive into the experience Galaxy’s Edge with kids. Enjoy your stay on Batuu, and may The Force be with you!