How Disneyland Will Enforce the 4-Hour Galaxy’s Edge Reservations

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Galaxy's Edge Reservations

By now you’ve been made aware that guests visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland will be required to have a pre-arranged reservation.  During the “soft-open” period from May 31st through June 23rd, all guests visiting the land will need an online reservation.  Each reservation allows them access to that part of the park for a 4-hour time limit.

As of this writing, online reservations are no longer available.  So if you still want to visit from May 31st through June 23rd, you’ll need an on-site reservation at one of Disneyland’s three resort hotels (and valid theme park admission).

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

So how is Disneyland going to enforce these 4-hour time limits?

Guests entering the park will be given a colored wrist band that will be associated with their time slot.  Once their time has elapsed, Disneyland employees stationed at the entrance to Smugglers Run, Oga’s Cocktail Lounge, Docking Bay 7 restaurant, Savi’s Workshop and Droid Depot, will turn away visitors trying to enter.

Disneyland Vice President Kris Theiler tells us;

“At a certain point, if we have to, then we’ll start to ask them to leave the land. Four hours is a long time and most guests are going to find that they’re ready to roll after four hours.”

The reservation system is designed to limit the wait times and will keep the land below capacity for the soft-opening.  Theiler states that the goal is to keep the wait for Smugglers Run under 2 hours.  Guests will be encouraged to wait to enter the line for the ride until the 3rd or 4th hour of their visit.

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In the meantime, they can explore all of the other areas of the land.  Mobile ordering will also be available for guests, cutting wait times down for food and drink.

Theiler joked that “stragglers will be dealt with by the First Order stormtroopers patrolling the land.”

So what do you think?  Are four hours enough to see and do everything that Galaxy’s Edge has to offer?  Do you have your reservations for the Disneyland soft-opening?  Tell us in the comments!

Source: OC Register

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4 thoughts on “How Disneyland Will Enforce the 4-Hour Galaxy’s Edge Reservations

  1. Lol, I love how they joke about the stormtroopers removing people that over-stay their 4-hour window. That would actually be so cool & make for a funny youtube vid! 🙂 Disney is really smart for only allowing people with reservations to get into Galaxy’s edge & limiting their time, so it’s fair to all guests & the crowd levels won’t reach capacity. The lines would still be crazy long, but at least the crowd levels will be controlled! #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  2. I’m glad they’re doing this. It makes it a lot easier for people to see what they want to see without 6 hour lines! #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  3. I actually like this idea! Reminds me of when I did the Star Wars Dessert Party and the stormtroopers were “patrolling“. Super fun! Can’t wait for WDW’s GE! #DisneyVacayGiveaway

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