Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Opening Day *August 29* Planning Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Info & Planning' started by rteetz, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Planning to be at Galaxy's Edge on opening day? Discuss how you plan to get around the crowds and how early you plan to be in line to get inside the most anticipated land ever built!

    Disneyland set to open on May 31st, 2019

    Hollywood Studios in August 29th, 2019

    On both coasts Rise of the Resistance will not be part of opening day. It will open at a later date.

     
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  2. dina444444

    dina444444 DIS Veteran

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    I’ll be participating in this thread. I’m planning to be at Disneyland’s opening staying on site the night before the opening and night of.
     
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  4. PaintsWithAllTheColors

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    Still uncertain about whether I’ll be there for sure on opening day but I hope to for Disneyland’s opening in June.
     
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  5. mikeamizzle

    mikeamizzle Mouseketeer

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    I'll be out at Disneyland for D23 this August; so I'll be actively monitoring/participating in this thread and new forum as well. Thanks Ryan!
     
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  6. TheMaxRebo

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    Not likely that I will be at either but just curious if anyone is contemplating using a VIP tour guide for opening day

    I know someone who did that for opening day of Toy Story Land - went with 9 other people that they split the cost so really wasn't *that* much $, and while there were 5 hours waits for everything they basically walked on everything and got the whole thing done in a few hours and then had the guide for getting on other things quick too

    Just thinking it might be an option if you either have a lot of extra $ or can find 9 other people to split it with
     
  7. Iowamomof4

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    Following along for news of previews and other strategies to get in and experience a place I have been longing for most of my life!
     
  8. kevjen01

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    Thank you so much for this thread. My family and I will be with ABD Disneyland Resort and Southern California June 16-21. I wonder if ABD will do anything special for SWGE? Either way, we are so excited to be making some great memories! :earsboy:
     
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    I did the math. Lets say it's $625 an hour (the highest price point, the tours start at $425) times 7 hours (minimum amount of hours)= $4375 divide that by 10 people, that's $438 per person. I'm assuming paid previews will be no less than $500 so still a good deal
     
  10. ksromack

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    It's a thought! We'll be there Dec 9-15 with 4 in our party if anyone cares to split a VIP tour :rolleyes1

    How do they decide how much a VIP tour is and where does one sign up?
     
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    Canesfan3234 Mouseketeer

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    got multiple reservations in the fall hoping to hit opening weekend.
     
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    But if demand is nuts, staying club level at a deluxe and paying for those extra FP in order to actually get the FP (because let’s be real- only those with club paid FP or those with 10+ stays will be able to snag FP) the VIP tour could actually be the “cheap” option for those of us who have great inexpensive offsite accommodations. A friend and I are discussing this, but won’t be for opening, likely not until 2020.
     
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    yeah, whether it is a VIP tour or if they offer like the paid extra morning magic hours or something, that is likely my plan - stay offsite, do less total days, fewer nicer meals, etc. - and use that $ saved to pay for access to Galaxy's Edge
     
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    Yep! Forgot about he EMM...bet those prices go up too, so will be matter of weighing VIP access for a day or for few hours...hmmm. Actually all these paid access events their really isn’t a reason to stay in cramped Disney rooms when offsite, more space is so much cheaper. Especially if one is an AP holder...
     
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    When trying to plan for this, are there any sites that are making reasonable predictions about when SWGE will open in WDW?
     
  17. rteetz

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    October-November

    Too early for exact dates.
     
  18. Chris Anglin

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    I'm sure I'm in the minority here but I'm hoping I'll be done with my 9/14-9/19/19 trip to WDW before GE opening there. I want to see it but not right after opening. I don't get much enjoyment from that kind of anticipated crowd.
     
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    Same here. I have no desire to be in line for any new phone, sneakers, or theme park land. I sort of understand those that do have such a desire, but it's definitely not for me. I will be happy to wait.
     
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    My first day at Disneyland this year is June 30 so most likely I'll be there in the first week / 10 days. My plan is to get to the parks for rope drop, other years I get there around 9am. I plan to just go into the land and have a good look around in the morning time. Im not bothered about going on the rides in 2019, I'll do the rides in 2020 when hopefully the crowds will have eased from the first month madness.
     
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  21. Chris Anglin

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    I've never even rope dropped. If it's meant for me to ride something then it'll happen, if not, oh well. I still have many Disney trips left to go in my life.
     
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