Guests planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31 and June 23, 2019, will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land. Information on how to make a reservation will be available at a later date on Disneyland.com and the Disney Parks Blog. Guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels during these dates will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest); valid theme park admission is required.
For any non-local who doesn't have chance to wait out the crowds, dropping $600 on a hotel room to guarantee their family access to Star Wars on their once in a lifetime Disney vacation would be well worth it.
So I'm planning on going during the week of May 13. I do want to experience Galaxy's Edge eventually, but I'm not someone that NEEDS to right as it opens. I'm fine with waiting a couple years. As someone who lives across the country and only gets there a couple times per decade, I don't want my entire Disney experience hampered by insane crowds. Is that solid logic, or am I crazy?
Sounds like you're going a couple of weeks before the hard opening. That said, I was pretty surprised by the crowds at DL on my trip 3 years ago. We picked a random late-July Wednesday and it was about as busy as I've ever seen any park I've visited. That was a little shocking, especially when we were tricked into thinking we had hit the jackpot by relatively light crowds at DCA the day before. I can't imagine what it's like on a weekend or holiday or in the days after Galaxy's Edge opens.
Oh no doubt. The last time I went a few years ago was in July with heavy crowds. But it was very manageable with FastPass, and we plan to fully utilize that again. I'm wondering if there will be a noticeable volume influx after opening throughout the rest of the parks, versus a few weeks before. ^But like you said, busy is busy.
Of course, the only ones who have a problem with these policies are the smokers who don't care about anyone else breathing their disgusting smoke and the obnoxious a-holes that have no qualms about blocking pathways with their double-wide strollers.
^ I have the feeling, that if they try and do this in the Paris parks, there will be another Bastille Day Riot, this one against Disney.
As for the Asian parks....who knows?
P.S. Note...it was the Paris park that fought for the right of male cast members to sport facial hair...the old rule now feels/looks so antiquated....AND serving alcohol within a Magic Kingdom. Any Magic Kingdom. Paris started the trend.
Can't wait to see Mater again, this September in DCA! (taken Sept.15~2016)
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