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Here’s Disney’s Crowd Control Plan For Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

May the force be with you (and your patience).


As the biggest expansion in the history of Disney Parks, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will likely draw even bigger crowds. But fear not—Disney has a plan in place for ensuring that the much-anticipated space-themed park will still feel like the happiest place on Earth.

“We will be working hard to make sure guests have enough time in the land to see all those great things and experience the attraction,” Kris Theiler, vice president of Disneyland Park, told USA Today of the California attraction, which is set to open on May 31.

For starters, reservations are required for anyone visiting Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland between May 31 and June 23. To get a reservation, guests must stay at one of the three on-site hotels (Paradise Pier, Disneyland Hotel, or Grand Californian). Each guest receives just one reservation, meaning they can only visit the park once during their stay.

After the public opening on June 24, reservations will no longer be necessary—but a digital “boarding pass” will be. Downloaded via the Disney app, this pass will designate a specific day and window of time that the guest is allowed to visit Galaxy’s Edge.

And while you’re waiting in the inevitable line to get into the park, there will be plenty of food and drink options available along with bathroom passes so you don’t lose your spot.

Additionally, Disney has implemented other features throughout the Star Wars section of the park that will help better manage crowds, like wider paths, no curbs, and a limit on the width of strollers (they must be less than 31 inches wide). There will also be thousands of new parking spots added to accommodate the influx of visitors.

So far, similar measures have not been announced for Walt Disney World’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Orlando, Fla. which opens on August 29.