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How To Get Ready For Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland

In this article: Everything you need to get ready for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland!

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We spotted Star Wars Galaxy's Edge being built in the distance from the top of the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride. Later as we left the Park, standing on the top floor of the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, we could see the whole thing! My son couldn't wait to go and fantasized about our trip to Star Wars Land the entire car ride home.

woman looking at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge construction from Mickey and Friends Parking Structure at Disneyland
Photo by Xaver Priest

As a mom and longtime Disney Annual Passholder, I expect long lines and lots of crowds due to the popularity of Star Wars. We have one shot to see Star Wars Land for the first time … and I'm determined to make these memories the best ever for me and my child.

Before your little Padawan explodes from excitement, you need to get prepared. To help, I've collected the best Star Wars themed ideas you can wear, make, and bring to create the most memorable Galaxy's Edge experience ever!

When Does Star Wars Land Disneyland Open?

Star Wars Land, also known as Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, opens May 31, 2019 at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Exclusive advance access to Star Wars Land is available with a hotel reservation at the Disneyland Resort.

All other Disney ticket holders and Disneyland Annual Passholders will have access to Star Wars Land in late June 2019, without a reservation.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is not available during Extra Magic Hour or Magic Morning at Disneyland Park. 

The Best Disney Tips from Real Disney Parents

Wish you could talk to REAL families who have actually been to the Disney Parks before?

Find tips for:

  • Saving money on parking
  • How to make the most on your FIRST Disney Parks visit
  • Save money on food at Disney Resorts
  • How to make your trip the most awesome ever!

Save on parking and get there fast

Save on parking and skip the long tram lines by taking the OC Bus into the Disneyland Resort. Get to the Parks faster and with less stress using this trick locals know: Take The Bus to Disneyland

Plus the bus has plenty of room for strollers!

Tips for your first trip to a Disney Park

First time at Disney? Learn first-time Disney visit tips from Tales of a Tired Mom.

Hungry and on a budget?

Save money on your visit to Disneyland, the home of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, with these tips for what to eat at Disneyland on a Budget.

Dole Whip at Disneyland

A Disney Trip may be once in a lifetime …

The Quiet Grove shares how to have to most awesome Disney trip ever with 9 easy to remember tips.

Get more tips for your visit here, straight from the experts on the Disney parks website.

Now, let's talk about what you're gonna wear!

DIY Star Wars Mickey Ears

Planning to buy authentic Disney Mickey ears at the park? Don’t count on it.

The hype around Star Wars Land is huge. The shops will likely sell out of the most popular Star Wars Mickey ears, leaving your child ear-less for all those fabulous photo opps.

DIY your own Star Wars Mickey ears to make your photos more memorable than a visit to the Mos Eisley Cantina.

Star Wars Fabric Mickey Ears

Make these easy handmade Star Wars Disney Ears with Star Wars printed fabric, shared by NailArtbyJen on Instagram.

Handmade Star Wars Mickey ears being held in front of Sleeping Beauty castle in Disneyland

Mickey Ears for every Star Wars Character in your Crew

DIY ears for the whole squad with these Star Wars mouse ears ideas from Lucky Rabbit Creations on Instagram.

Star Wars Mickey Ears for all Star Wars Characters

DIY Mickey Ears with Star Wars Logos … using your Cricut

Go to the Dark Side with these DIY Darth Vader mouse ears using your Cricut!

DIY Star Wars Mickey Ears by MomEndeavors

Ready-to-wear Star Wars Mouse Ears You Can Get Now

Not into DIY? Order these custom Star Wars Mickey ears before your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge:

Collage image of Star Wars Mickey ears available on etsy

Or try any of these ears … I found thousands of Star Wars Mickey ears on etsy but these were the best:

Collage image of best Star Wars Mickey ears available on etsy

Best DIY Disney Star Wars Shirts

Kids wearing DIY Star Wars Mickey ears shirts

These Star Wars hidden Mickey shirts are made with free cut files by Sew What Alicia using the Cricut and heat transfer vinyl, a type of iron-on material you can cut into shapes.

DIY Disney Star Wars shirts for your entire crew with these svg files and your Cricut machine:

Collage of Star Wars Disney svg files on etsy
Collage of Star Wars Disney tshirts on etsy

Get shirts for the whole fam in just a few minutes with these ready-made Disney Star Wars shirts:

Top Disney Packing Tips for Families

Pack for your Disney vacation like a boss with these tips from Saving You Dinero.

girls with suitcases ready to go to Disney

Star Wars Luggage and Kids Suitcases

Roll up to Disney with the best Star Wars luggage, for the whole fam:

Best Disney Free Printables

Entertain the fam on the ride from the airport – or in line for the new rides in Star Wars Land – with these free printables.

Play “Guess Who Said It!” with these free printable cards from The Quiet Grove.

graphic of guess who said it game printable cards

And play the Star Wars edition of “Guess Who Said It!” with these free printable game cards:

graphic of star wars guess who said it game printable cards

Collect Autographs from your favorite Star Wars characters

Collect autographs from your favorite Disney characters (and Star Wars characters) with these free printable Disney character autograph books:

free printable Disney autograph cards

Step up your autograph game by bringing these DIY Disney autograph canvases with you to the Parks. Hang them in the kid's rooms when you get back home!

DIY disney autograph canvases on floor

You're Ready for Star Wars Land!

Pack your Star Wars Mickey ears, put on a Darth Vader t-shirt, and grab your autograph book because Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is ready for you!

Which ideas do you love the most?

SAVE these awesome Disney Star Wars ideas by PINNING this to Pinterest:

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About the Author

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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