Unleash Your Inner Jedi: The Ultimate Star Wars Weekend Adventure at Disney!

Have you ever wanted to have an epic Star Wars weekend at Disney?

Star Wars fans have been flocking to the Disney Parks since the opening of Star Tours in 1987.

Fast forward to this year and fans of a galaxy far, far away have even more to experience inside the Disney parks thanks to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

If you’ve ever thought about an ultimate Star Wars weekend at Walt Disney World or Disneyland you’re in luck!

I’ve come up with the BEST two-day itinerary for any Star Wars fans.

The best part is everything I’m suggesting can be done at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland!

Star wars weekend Itinerary for Galaxy's Edge at disney world

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Day One of Your Star Wars Weekend

The first day of your epic Star Wars weekend is going to consist of trying to wait as little as possible for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, munching on Star Wars themed snacks, and even seeing a few of your favorite Star Wars characters.

Morning Arrival on Day One:

After checking in at your hotel you’re going to want to head straight to Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Walt Disney World) or Disneyland Park (Disneyland Resort) depending on what coast you’re on.

The first priority of the day is to try to snag a coveted Lightning Lane pass for Rise of the Resistance!

Disney World Hollywood Studios Star Wars Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue

This is the fastest way to ride this attraction so doing it in the morning is imperative.

Disney World Hollywood Studios Star Wars Rise of the Resistance with NikkyJ
In line for Star Wars: Rise of Resistance Ride

The only way to do this is through either the MyDisneyExperience app (Walt Disney World) or Disneyland app (Disneyland Resort).

Ride Early and Have Breakfast in Star Wars Land

Once you get through, head straight for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, ride Rise of Resistance (if the line is short) and mobile order breakfast from Ronto Roasters.

Ronto Wrap at Disney Star Wars Land
Pictured here, left to right, are the Meiloorun Juice, the Nuna Turkey Jerky and the Ronto Wrap filled with roasted pork, grilled sausage, peppercorn sauce and tangy slaw wrapped in pita found at Ronto Roasters, located in the Black Spire Outpost market. (Photo Courtesy of Disney Co./Kent Phillips)

The best thing to order here for breakfast is the morning ronto wrap, which has sausage, eggs, cheese, and a spicy sauce all wrapped up in warm bread!

Star Wars Galaxys Edge Ronto Roaster Griller

After breakfast hop in line for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. This morning and late evening are the best times to ride this since that’s when the lines will be shortest.

While you cannot request a position, you can trade with other guests who are riding with you. The prized position is pilot but it’s also fun to be engineer in the back of the Falcon!

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Afternoon on Day One:

It’s finally afternoon and you’re not leaving Galaxy’s Edge just yet! It’s time to stop by the Droid Depot to make your own customized BB or R2 droid.

Disney World Hollywood Studios Star Wars R2D2 statue

The Droid Depot has a limited amount of spots each day so you’re going to want to make a reservation for this.

Building Your Own Droid

After checking in and having a Cast Member take you over to show you how to pick out your parts you’re ready to assemble. This is where things get even more exciting.

Once you put your droid together you get to activate it and see it come to life. Your droid is then put in a box or a backpack and you’re sent on your way.

These droids are super fun and have the capability to interact with different things around Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. They beep, buzz, and move depending on where they are in the land.

If you spot a Resistance fighter your droid might beep with glee, but if you’re near Kylo Ren’s ship then it might buzz in fear.

After building your droid you should head over to the Star Wars Launch Bay. 

This is a great spot to cool off, see some neat Star Wars models and take a few photos with your favorite Star Wars characters.

Rey in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge. Photo copyright, ThemeParkHipster.

Since breakfast was probably late skipping lunch in lieu of a big dinner is a good idea on day one!

Oga's Cantina Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Cocktails Happabore Sampler that comes with Cured and Roasted Meats, Cheese, and Pork Cracklings for the best Star Wars weekend at Disney.
Happabore Sampler at Oga’s Cantina (comes with Cured and Roasted Meats, Cheese, and Pork Cracklings)

If you do want something to munch on, grab a classic Disney snack to curb your appetite before heading back into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in the evening.

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Evening on Day One:

As the sun begins to set your Lightning Lane reservation is probably just getting called.

Disney Hollywood Studios Stormtroopers on Rise of the Resistance for the best Star Wars weekend at Disney.

You’re going to want to head straight for the entrance of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance when you get the push notification that it’s your turn to ride.

Disney World Hollywood Studios Star Wars Rise of the Resistance for the best Star Wars weekend at Disney.

Once inside the queue you will not be able to leave and return at later time so be sure you’ve refilled your water bottle and gone to the restroom.

Disney World Hollywood Studios Star Wars Rise of the Resistance AT-AT scene

There’s not going to be spoilers here, so you’ll just have to trust us when we say that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is worth the wait.

Dinner Time at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

After hopping off the attraction head over to Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo to grab dinner. This quick service restaurant is treating visitors to foods inspired by the Star Wars saga.

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo Menu for the best Star Wars weekend at Disney.

Items I love are the Batuuan Beef and Crispy Topato Stir-fry, Fried and Pirjanad Hot Chicken Tip Yip, and the Roasted Endorian Chicken Salad!

Fried Chicken Tip Yip and Mashed Potatoes at Docking Bay 7 Restaurant in Star Wars Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios for the best Star Wars weekend at Disney.
Fried Endorian Chicken Tip Yip

This should be the end of your night at either Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disneyland Park since you’ll have another early morning on day two.

A perfect day to start your EPIC Star Wars weekend!

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Day Two of Your Star Wars Weekend

Day two is the time when you’ll get to finish up exploring Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and be able to do even more Star Wars experiences outside of the immersive land.

Morning of Day Two:

Get to the park as early as possible and try to snag another Lightning Lane pass for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Disney World Hollywood Studios Star Wars Rise of the Resistance for the best Star Wars weekend at Disney.

After hopefully riding it the night before you’ll know why I’m saying this!

After getting the boarding pass head over to Star Tours to take a flight around the galaxy with your pilot C-3PO.

Star Tours has a lot of new variations and scenes so riding it a second time early in the morning before the park gets crowded is a good idea.

After you’ve had your fill of galactic flight you’ll probably be hungry.

For breakfast Ronto Roasters is a good option. The dining spot only serves breakfast for a short time each day, so be sure to check hours before committing to eating here.

Ronto Wrap at Star Wars Land
Chicken Wrap

I love the Rising Moons Overnight Oats and the Ronto Wrap.

Afternoon on Day Two:

The second afternoon is when you might start to feel like your time is running out, but you still have a lot to do.

Don’t worry because you’ve already hit all three major attractions, eaten inside the restaurants of Galaxy’s Edge and seen some characters so there’s only a little bit left to do.

The first thing you should be planning to do this afternoon is to build your own lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop. 

This is one of the best experiences at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and well worth the time, money, and fight for a reservation.

Disney Hollywood Studios Star Wars Land with Stormtrooper and Millennium Falcon for the best Star Wars weekend at Disney.

This experience is about an hour from start to finish so the afternoon is the best time to do it so you don’t miss your appointment time and gives you a break inside where it’s cool during the warmer days.

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Grab a Drink at Oga’s Cantina

After building your own lightsaber you’re going to want to go over to Oga’s Cantina. 

Jedi Mind Trick Drink Disney Hollywood Studios Oga’s Cantina Blue Cocktail for the best Star Wars weekend at Disney.
Jedi Mind Trick Drink

This bar has some of the best drinks at a Disney park right now, and is a lively spot to chat with other visitors or enjoy a snack before heading back out into the park.

Fuzzy Tauntaun Disney Hollywood Studios Oga’s Cantina NikkyJ Drinking the Yellow Drink for the best Star Wars weekend at Disney.
Enjoying the tingling Fuzzy Tauntaun Drink

My go-to drink order is either the Jedi Mind Trick or the Fuzzy Tauntaun.

Disney Hollywood Studios Oga’s Cantina DJ Rex for the best Star Wars weekend at Disney.

Grab lunch at Ronto Roasters and get their traditional ronto wrap or if you’re at Disneyland Park consider getting the asian-inspired plant-based ronto wrap!

Evening on Day Two:

Before heading out to go back home take one last ride on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and try to get pilot if you weren’t able to get that on day one.

Disney World Hollywood Studios Star Wars Galaxys Edge Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run for the best Star Wars weekend at Disney.

This is also a great time to explore some of the smaller shops inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

If you’re looking for a snack to take on the car ride home with you consider grabbing a bag of Outpost Mix from Kat Saka’s Kettle.

Star Wars Galaxys Edge Popcorn in Special Bucket for the best Star Wars weekend at Disney.
Be sure to try other snacks in Galaxy’s Edge like this sweet and spicy popcorn.

This little stand inside the marketplace of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is tucked away in a corner so you’ve probably passed it and didn’t even know.

The popcorn is a mix of two flavors but is so tasty!

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3 Easy Touring Tips for Your Perfect Star Wars Weekend:

  1. Be flexible. If you weren’t able to get a Lightning Lane Pass for Rise of the Resistance on the first day, you have the second day to try again and you can just wait in line.
  2. Be open to having an adventure. Part of the fun of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is that Rey, Chewbacca, or Vi Moradi might recruit you for a mission with them. Be open to that kind of stuff instead of sticking to a rigid schedule.
  3. Have fun! This itinerary is based on a best case scenario, but might not happen just they way we planned for you.

Planning a trip soon? If so, read the Disney Vacation Planning Guide for your next dream trip!

Wrapping up your Star Wars weekend…

In the midst of all your adventures, if it does go great, then perfect! But if it does not then there’s still plenty of opportunity to have fun with an altered schedule.

Star Wars Weekend Itinerary
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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

Megan DuBois Theme Park Writer

About the Author

Megan is a theme park expert and frequent traveler to magical places. She covers all things Disney and Universal and runs marathons for fun.

She thinks you can tell a lot about someone by the name of their signature lipstick, and hers is NARS Dragon Girl.

(Original Article Date: December 18, 2014/Updated by Editor on April 8, 2024)

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