Visiting Hollywood Studios and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

My husband and I recently visited Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL for a weekend getaway. The primary goal was to explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios, and I can honestly say it was worth the visit! Everything from the rides, to the food, shopping and general atmosphere felt so immersive.

First thing, the arrival.

After you enter Hollywood Studios, you walk about 10 minutes into the park and that’s when the whole Star Wars experience begins. The textured rock-like walls, vendors and life-size Millennium Falcon make visitors feel like they are walking through Tatooine. We were seriously in awe.

We rode Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and both attractions were fun! We loved being in the pilot’s seat of the Millennium Falcon, trying to evade enemies. And Rise of the Resistance, I won’t give any spoilers, but that ride is very cool! Let’s just say you get a first-hand look at the dark side versus the light side.

All of the shops were very cool as well, but we especially enjoyed browsing around Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. There were just so many interesting trinkets, clothes and art pieces in the shop.

This Disney trip was different from our previous trips due to the necessary safety precautions. The park was much less crowded due to capacity limits, so as a result, wait times were much shorter. We wore face masks the whole time and only took them off briefly to eat or drink. The park staff was so diligent about cleaning areas thoroughly and often. There were hand sanitizer stations at every attraction, and there were six-foot social distancing markers on the ground everywhere throughout the park. I say all this to say we felt very safe there.

We were at the parks early, so we didn’t stay for lunch. We did, however, make room for some blue milk! I know it sounds gross, especially for someone who doesn’t like the taste of milk (me), but the “milk” is actually coconut milk! And the drink tastes more like a frozen treat you would get on vacation at a tropical island. It’s delicious and you should definitely try it.

As we sipped on our blue milk, we walked around the remaining shops and attractions before hitting other areas of the theme park, including the Tower of Terror and Aerosmith’s Rock’n Roller Coaster. We closed out the day by visiting Disney Springs and later, City Walk for dinner.

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