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Free Disney Activities For Kids and Adults

Disney Activities For Kids and Adults

Free Disney Activities For Kids and Adults

Entertain yourself at home with these free Disney activities for kids and adults. Get fit, creative or zen, the choice is magically yours.

Disney on Broadway Dance Tutorials

We had such a good time learning the choreography from Aladdin’s ‘Arabian Nights’.

You can also learn a sequence from The Lion King.

Disney Zumba Videos

Get fit with this round up of free Disney-themed zumba videos that includes music from Moana, Zootopia and Aladdin at elitedaily.com

Disney Paper Dolls

Print these Disney characters, including princesses and Star Wars heroes, then colour them in, cut and assemble to create your own paper doll set.

Des Personnages Disney à imprimer, à dessiner et à assembler ! ✨

Posted by Disneyland Paris bons plans on Thursday, April 2, 2020

 

Anna and Elsa hairdo tutorials

Get busy trying these Anna and Elsa hairdos from Frozen 2.

These Anna & Elsa-inspired hair tutorials are worth melting for 🍂❄️ Recreate these looks and catch Frozen 2 now streaming on Disney+!

Posted by Disney Family on Thursday, April 2, 2020

 

Disney family moving with Moana

Get active with a Moana-themed exercise video. 

Set sail and see how far you'll go! It's time to get moving with Moana ⛵️

Posted by Disney Family on Saturday, March 28, 2020

 

Imagineering in a Box

Disneyland Resort California
Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

The Disney Imagineers have put together Imagineering in a Box, a free online program created in partnership with the Khan Academy and Pixar. The program is a series of interactive lessons in theme park design and engineering, designed to give a behind-the-scenes peek into Imagineering’s development process. With 32 videos including actual Imagineers, case studies, and activities, the program is a fun way to dream up your own theme park. 

khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box

Disney mandalas

Print and colour in these free Disney mandalas.

Découvrez des mandala Disney à imprimer et à dessiner ! 🎨

Posted by Disneyland Paris bons plans on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Draw Disney characters

The Disney Family YouTube Channel has a series of videos where the Disney animators give lessons on how to draw some favourite Disney characters including Ariel from The Little mermaid.

Make drawing Ariel part of your world! 🐚✏️ Learn how to draw this Disney Princess from Mark Henn, Directing Animator on The Little Mermaid. #DrawWithDisneyAnimation (🎥: Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Posted by Disney Family on Saturday, April 4, 2020

Colouring in sheets

Print out your fave characters and fill your days with colour!

Disney colouring in sheets.

Moana colouring in sheets.

More things to do at home

Travel the world with kids without leaving your house.

Free online educational resources for kids.

Live stream animal cams from around the world.

Enjoy the perfect virtual day at Disneyland.

Help little ones stay zen with these free online yoga videos for kids

Try an online ballet class, perfect for adults and kids.

Get creative at home with these online art classes for kids.

Enjoy free Disney activities for kids and adults.

More Disneyland Resort California Tips

How to have the best Disneyland holiday ever.

A guide to using MAXPASS At Disneyland.

Celebrating Halloween at Disneyland

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Hotel review: The Grand Californian Resort & Spa.

Character Dining: Goofy’s Kitchen.

Character Dining: Minnie & Friends Breakfast at the Plaza Inn.

Character Dining: Mickey’s Tales of Adventure.

Our favourite Disney souvenirs.

The best bits of Disneyland with little kids.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disneyland.

How to survive and enjoy Disneyland with a toddler.

Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theater.

Building a droid at the Droid Depot, in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Savi’s Workshop Lightsaber Building Experience

Enjoy a drink at Oga’s Cantina.

A guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Enjoy Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast.

Dine with royalty at Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures.

Find the perfect Disneyland character dining experience for you.

The perfect (virtual) day at Disneyland.

Disney Activities For Kids and Adults

More things to do at home

Travel the world with kids without leaving your house.

Free online educational resources for kids.

Live stream animal cams from around the world.

Enjoy the perfect virtual day at Disneyland.

Help little ones stay zen with these free online yoga videos for kids

Try an online ballet class, perfect for adults and kids.

Enjoy free Disney activities for kids and adults.

Get creative at home with these online art classes for kids.

Get fit with kids’ exercise videos and online classes.

The perfect (virtual) day at Disneyland

The perfect (virtual) day at Disneyland

The perfect (virtual) day at Disneyland

 

Can’t make to a Disney park right now? There’s no reason you can’t enjoy Disneyland and Walt Disney World parks in the mean time, albeit virtually. Through the magic of the internet, you can stroll through the parks, meet characters, ride the best attractions and finish up the day with fireworks. 

Disney released a series of 360-degree panoramas on Google Street View that feature top Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort locations. Take a virtual stroll through the parks to bring back those happy Disney feelings and also help plan your next vacation.

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California
Matt Stroshane, photographer

You can also virtually experience Disney’s incredicoasterFrozen Ever After, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain, Smugglers Run, Indiana Jones, Expedition Everest, It’s a Small World, Haunted Mansion, and the new Rise of the Resistance rides.

Disneyland Resort California

After the full Disney experience? Try character dining, listening to music streamed live by Disneyland musicians, enjoy a princess makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, tour Mickey Mouse’s house, meet characters, watch Disney’s Soundsational Parade, try the latest snacks, watch World of Color and finish it off with front row seats to the fireworks

You can even score the best view in the house to see Disneyland California’s brand new Magic Happens parade.

Miss the Dapper Dans? Us too! Enjoy their performances from home through the magic of YouTube.

You can even virtually visit Tokyo Disneyland, thanks to their excellent YouTube Channel, where they have uploaded Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea stage shows.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TDRofficialchannel

More things to do at home

Travel the world with kids without leaving your house.

Free online educational resources for kids.

Live stream animal cams from around the world.

Help little ones stay zen with these free online yoga videos for kids

Try an online ballet class, perfect for adults and kids.

Get creative at home with these online art classes for kids.

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Hotel review: The Grand Californian Resort & Spa.

Character Dining: Goofy’s Kitchen.

Character Dining: Minnie & Friends Breakfast at the Plaza Inn.

Character Dining: Mickey’s Tales of Adventure.

Our favourite Disney souvenirs.

The best bits of Disneyland with little kids.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disneyland.

How to survive and enjoy Disneyland with a toddler.

Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theater.

Building a droid at the Droid Depot, in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Savi’s Workshop Lightsaber Building Experience

Enjoy a drink at Oga’s Cantina.

A guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Enjoy Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast.

Dine with royalty at Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures.

Find the perfect Disneyland character dining experience for you.

The perfect (virtual) day at Disneyland.

The perfect (virtual) day at Disneyland

The Ultimate Disneyland Character Dining Guide

The Ultimate Guide To Disneyland Character Dining

The Ultimate Disneyland Character Dining Guide

Dine with your favourite Disney friends at one of five incredible character dining experiences at Disneyland California Resort.

Four of the dining experiences are located at Disneyland hotels and do not require park entry to attend. Only one, Minnie & Friends Breakfast in the Park, is located within a Disneyland park and requires a park ticket to attend. 

Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

Enjoy a 3-course breakfast and enchanting encounters with some of your favourite Disney Princesses at Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures, located inside the Grand Californian Resort & Spa.

This character breakfast is a special experience to share with someone special. We booked in to celebrate our joint birthdays together, and enjoyed and unforgettable morning that was well worth the hefty price tag.

The Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures is held at the Napa Rose restaurant inside Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. More than a simple meal, this is an experience that takes an entire morning, complete with entertainment, a three-course breakfast and take-home gifts.

Read more about our experience at the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures.

Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast at Disney’s Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

Donald's Seaside Breakfast, Disneyland California

Meet favourite Disney Characters at a tasty breakfast and brunch buffet during Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast at Disney’s Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.

This beach-themed character dining experience is a fun way to kick off the day with a breakfast or brunch buffet and entertainment from some of Disney’s most beloved characters.

Read more about our experience at Donald Duck’s Seaside breakfast.

Minnie & Friends Breakfast in the Park at the Plaza Inn

Minnie & Friends Breakfast in the Park at the Plaza Inn, Disneyland

The Minnie & Friends breakfast is a favourite Disneyland character dining experience of ours due to the sheer number of characters that are available to meet.

The Plaza In is located inside Disneyland, near the entrance to Tomorrowland. The restaurant opened in 1955 and was reportedly one of Walt Disney’s favourite places to dine inside the park.

Read more about our experience at the Minnie & Friends at the Plaza Inn.

Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel

Goofy's Kitchen

Enjoy dining with your fave Disney pals over breakfast or dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen, inside the Disneyland Hotel.

You do not need to be a guest of the hotel or have a park ticket to attend the dining, which is open daily for breakfast from 7am-12pm and dinner 5pm-9pm.

No matter which time you dine, you will enjoy a buffet with a huge variety of food. It was the most impressive array of food we had seen at any of the Disneyland character dining experiences.

This is the only character dining dinner at Disneyland.

Read more about our experience at Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel.

Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Buffet  at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet at Storytellers Cafe, Disneyland’s Grand Californian

Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Buffet is an incredibly fun dining experience at Storyteller’s Cafe inside the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

A character dining experience lasts about 90 minutes and includes a full buffet and interactions with various characters. At Mickey’s Tales of Adventure the characters are Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Chip and Dale. We only met Dale as Chip was “foraging food from the buffer” according to Dale.

This one one of our favourite Disneyland character dining experiences thanks to the excellent character interactions.

Read more about our experience at Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Buffet.

The Ultimate Guide To Disneyland Character Dining The Ultimate Guide To Disneyland Character Dining

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Hotel review: The Grand Californian Resort & Spa.

Character Dining: Goofy’s Kitchen.

Character Dining: Minnie & Friends Breakfast at the Plaza Inn.

Character Dining: Mickey’s Tales of Adventure.

Our favourite Disney souvenirs.

The best bits of Disneyland with little kids.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disneyland.

How to survive and enjoy Disneyland with a toddler.

Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theater.

Building a droid at the Droid Depot, in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Savi’s Workshop Lightsaber Building Experience

Enjoy a drink at Oga’s Cantina.

A guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Enjoy Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast.

Meet royalty at the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures

Enjoy a 3-course breakfast and enchanting encounters with some of your favourite Disney Princesses at Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures, located inside the Grand Californian Resort & Spa.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

This character breakfast is a special experience to share with someone special. We booked in to celebrate our joint birthdays together, and enjoyed and unforgettable morning that was well worth the hefty price tag.

The Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures is held at the Napa Rose restaurant inside Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. More than a simple meal, this is an experience that takes an entire morning, complete with entertainment, a three-course breakfast and take-home gifts.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

The experience begins with check in at the Napa Rose, and the gift of an autograph book and pen for each child and a glass of sparkling wine for each adult.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

Our party of two was then shown to a lounging area to enjoy live guitar music (Disney songs, of course), and a game of Princess tic tac toe, while we waited to meet our first princess of the day, Belle.

Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures

Beautiful Belle appeared in a winter dress when we met her in December, and our photographs with her were taken by a Disney PhotoPass photographer and were included in our breakfast package.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

After our meeting with Belle we were shown to the dining area and sat at a table where we would receive our meal and meet more princesses.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

A starter of a sunrise citrus and vanilla bun with raspberry glaze, and assorted fruit slices and berries arrived first, along with a choice of beverages (unlimited iced tea for me and lemonade for the kid).

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

Next arrived the 3-tier tower of appetizers, which included chia and granola parfait with mango, kiwi and coconut; cucumber sandwiches, mini scrolls and a lobster salad salad crostini minus the lobster.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

While we munched on our appetizers we met more princesses. Rapunzel, Aurora, Jasmine and Tiana. The princesses roamed the room and took a great deal of time with each party, some returning again for a second chat.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

They were extremely friendly and took a lot of time and care fo question us on our trip and compliment my daughter’s dress, which was printed with several of the princesses.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

Once we had our fill of the appetizers it was time for the main course buffet. We found plenty of food to eat even being vegetarian – I’m sure the kitchen would have been happy to accomodate requests if needed for other types of food.

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Main course buffet: Kids can choose from house-made mac ‘n’ cheese, princess waffles, and barbecue beef sliders. Adult options include perfect scrambled eggs, artisan turkey sausages, vegetables and a rotating selection of meats, such as roasted nueske pork belly and braised short ribs.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

A huge bowl of amazing potato wedges also arrived at our table. The eggs were the most perfect eggs we have ever tasted in our lives and we would love to go back again just to eat these eggs.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

There is an additional drinks menu if you or your child desires options that aren’t included in the standard package. After seeing the light-up “Colors of the Wind” $7 mocktail at another table, we had to have one. It’s a light and fruity drink suitable for kids, with a take-home light up ice cube inside.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

Incredibly there was more food still to come.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

The third course is Royal Desserts: a selection of treats, such as chocolate princess cake pops, petite raspberry tarts, seashell macarons, sorbet and more.

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We struggled with the last course and were given boxes to take home anything we couldn’t fit in.

At the end of the dining we were given a choice of gift (one per child).

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

The choices were a silver necklace with a crown charm or a toy sword. 

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

The gift comes with a drawstring bag branded with the special breakfast. 

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

The experience wasn’t over yet! We were taken outside to join in a special princess-themed activity. At the time we were there, Pocahontas was telling stories. The princesses rotate throughout the activities. 

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures Napa Rose California

Once we had our photograph with Pocahontas, we were guided to the last princess experience, which was a photo with Ariel, taken again by the Disney PhotoPass photographer and included in our package.

Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures

We had spied Mulan earlier in the day and inquired as to whether she was coming back. Our timing was impeccable as we were informed that we were the last guests that Ariel was seeing and if we did a look through the restaurant we would be able to return to the same spot and find Mulan there instead. 

Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures

We did as suggested and are so glad that we did. Our meeting with Mulan was a highlight of the Disney Princess Breakfast experience. Mulan was just as you would imagine her to be – witty, self depreciating and really fun to meet. Our photos with Mulan were also taken by the Disney PhotoPass photographer and included in our package.

The Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures comes with a hefty price tag: At time of writing it is $125 USD (plus tax and gratuity) per person ages 3 and up. I thought for the quality and quantity of the food and entertainment, the experience was worth every cent.

Know Before You Go

Reservations
Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made online or with the Disneyland app up to 60 days prior to your visit. Same-day reservations can be made on a limited basis and are subject to availability.

Hours
Breakfast is served Thursday through Monday from 8am-12pm.

Cancellations
You must cancel at least 1 day prior to your reservation to avoid a per-person cancellation fee. If you fail to cancel by then or are a no-show, the credit card provided at the time of reservation will be charged $25 per person.

Parking
Guests with reservations will receive 5 hours of valet parking included with validation at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
1600 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim
disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/grand-californian-hotel/disney-princess-breakfast-adventures/

Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures

Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures

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Character Dining: Goofy’s Kitchen.

Character Dining: Minnie & Friends Breakfast at the Plaza Inn.

Character Dining: Mickey’s Tales of Adventure.

Our favourite Disney souvenirs.

The best bits of Disneyland with little kids.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disneyland.

How to survive and enjoy Disneyland with a toddler.

Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theater.

Building a droid at the Droid Depot, in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

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Enjoy a drink at Oga’s Cantina.

A guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Enjoy Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast.

Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

Donald Duck's Seaside Breakfast at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

Meet favourite Disney Characters at a tasty breakfast and brunch buffet during Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast at Disney’s Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.

This beach-themed character dining experience is a fun way to kick off the day with a breakfast or brunch buffet and entertainment from some of Disney’s most beloved characters.

Note: Disney’s PCH Grill is also open for dinner, however characters do not appear during that meal. 

Donald's Seaside Breakfast, Disneyland California

Bookings are highly advised for this popular character dining experience. Even with a booking you may have to wait a significant time to be sat at your table (we waited for almost an hour past our booking time). 

The breakfast buffet includes: build-your-own-parfait station (with plain and strawberry yogurt, fresh berries, dried fruits, and housemade granola), eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, chilaquiles (with shredded beef, salsa verde, and queso fresco), chicken and waffles, omelettes, assorted breakfast pastries, muffins, breakfast breads, bagels, smoked salmon, sliced seasonal fresh fruits and berries, assorted breakfast flatbreads, egg white frittata, bacon, country pork sausage, chicken apple sausage links.

The kids’ buffet includes: Mickey waffles, Minnie pancakes, a selection of hot and cold cereals, sausage, bacon, seasonal fresh fruit, grilled peanut butter and banana with chocolate-stuffed French toast.

The brunch buffet includes popular breakfast items, like Mickey-shaped waffles, lunch specials including soups, salads, pasta, pizza, rotating seasonal options, mini pastries, beignets with dipping sauce, homemade bread pudding and other dishes.

Donald's Seaside Breakfast, Disneyland California

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We had the brunch menu and found there weren’t many vegetarian items to choose from, so the chef very kindly made me a special vegetarian dish he had been working on – an incredible vegan burger and quesadillas. 

Donald's Seaside Breakfast, Disneyland California
My special vegetarian meal.

The main character at this dining experience is Donald Duck. He is generally located at the entrance and does not visit the tables. Minnie Mouse, Stitch and Daisy Duck all visited our table at least once during our stay, and spent a lot of time with us.

Donald's Seaside Breakfast, Disneyland California

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Minnie Mouse leads kids in a fun, beachy dance number during the brunch.

Donald's Seaside Breakfast, Disneyland California

Reservations
Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be booked online up to 60 days prior to your visit. Reservations can also be made in person on a limited basis, subject to availability.

Parking
Complimentary 3-hour parking—your choice of either valet or self-parking—is included with a Disney’s PCH Grill validation and is available at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel
1717 South, Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA
Breakfast: 7am-11:25am
Brunch: 11:30am-1pm
Dinner: 5:30pm-9
disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/paradise-pier-hotel/disneys-pch-grill/

A Guide To Visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland California

A guide to visiting Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

A Guide To Visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland California

Watch your very own Star Wars story come to life at Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland California. 

This galaxy is not so far, far away – although it certainly feels like you’re light years away from the real world it when you’re immersed inside Disneyland. 

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is located inside Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The themed lands encompass 14 acres at each park and are replicas of each other.

What makes Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge special?

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

What really makes Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge special is the detail. Every single tiny detail has been carefully planned to make guests feel as though they are on a different planet once they are inside.

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

The cast members have different uniforms here, and a back story that makes them a character in the narrative, and instead of having timed and greets, characters roam the land at will, engaging with guests at a much higher level than the rest of the park. 

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

If you ask a cast member a question, they will answer it completely in character. The more fun you have with the interactions you have, the more fun cast members have, too.

So what can you actually do in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

Pilot the Millennium Falcon

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

The first ride to open inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was the thrilling Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. Guests can fly the Millennium Falcon on a thrilling interactive smuggling mission. There are six roles within each flight: two pilots, two gunners and two engineers.

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Basically, the engineers don’t really do much (so it’s a great role for someone who is keener to watch then get involved), the gunners get to shoot things, and the pilots get to fly the ship.

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

The cast members will hand you a card signifying your role, however you can swap your role card with anyone else in your boarding party to change your role.

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

There is no FastPass available at time of writing, so the best strategy to ride this currently is to head straight to the ride when the park opens. Throughout the day, your best option is the Single Rider’s Line.

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Join the Resistance

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California
Matt Stroshane, photographer

The second ride to open within the land, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, is a thrilling multi-stage ride where guests join the Resistance in a battle against the first order.

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California
Steven Diaz, photographer

This ride is incredibly difficult to get on at time of writing, with guests required to join a virtual queue online as soon as the park opens to secure a spot in a boarding group throughout the day. 

You can get further details about how to ride Rise of the Resistance online.

Explore Black Spire Outpost on the Planet Batuu

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

The Disney Imagineers did a fantastic job creating a brand new world inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the “long-forgotten planet named Batuu”. On the Planet Batuu is the village settlement known as Black Spire Outpost, which is filled with shops, food outlets and a smattering of scoundrels, rogues and smugglers.

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

There are many, many shops here, filled with all kinds of fun souvenirs from clothes to “pets” that are really odd, interactive toy creatures that have been completely made up and so creative and fun.

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

You can even buy a version of the “chess” game which is played in the movies!

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Eat intergalactic grub

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

There are several food and beverage outlets inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that are completely unique in their offerings to the rest of the park.

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Grab a rustic plate of “local” cuisine (they’ve done a fab job of turning California produce into exotic offerings). Planet-based (vegan) offerings are available.

Ronto Roasters

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

This meat stall offers grilled sausage from the “ronto” (plant-based vegan is also available) wrapped in pita bread. A  ronto is a massive beast native to the planet Tatooine.

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Milk Stand

Try a cup of legendary blue or green milk, which is actually a planet-based concoction made from a blend of coconut and rice milk.

Kat Saka’s Kettle

Drop by this food stall for some Outpot Mix, a sweet and savoury popcorn (vegan available).

Coke stands

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

We loved these spherical coke bottles (also available in Diet Coke) that are made especially for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We had no problems bringing our empty bottles back home with us on the plane.

Build a droid

Droid Depot, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

One of the most fun things we did at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was building our own droids at the Droid Depot inside the Black Spire Outpost. We had intended to build just the one but it was so much fun that we ended up building two.

Read more about our experience building droids at the Droid Depot.

Make a custom lightsaber

Savi's Workshop Lightsabers, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Build your own lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop – Handmade Lightsaber Building Experience.

The Savi’s Workshop Lightsaber Building Experience, located in the Black Spire Outpost, is as much of an immersive experience about joining the Force as it is about taking home a fancy souvenir.  

Read more about our experience at Savi’s Workshop – Handmade Lightsaber Building Experience.

Grab a drink at the cantina

Oga's Cantina, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

One of the galaxy’s most infamous watering holes comes to life at Oga’s Cantina. The cantina specialises in fantastical drinks that will delight even the youngest crew members (that’s right, this is a family-friendly bar inside Disneyland!). Oga’s Cantina serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Read more about our experience visiting Oga’s Cantina.

Things to know before you visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

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

Disney FASTPASS service and Disney MaxPass are unavailable for attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge looks amazing at night, so I highly suggest returning then to see Batuu lit up.

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

There are two ways to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – through Frontierland behind Big Thunder Mountain and via Critter Country past the Hungry Bear Restaurant. There are no signs to show the way, so refer to the park map for entrance to the land a well as finding the attraction within.

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Entrance to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from Frontierland.

Disneyland Resort
Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA
disneyland.disney.go.com/destinations/disneyland/star-wars-galaxys-edge/

A guide to visiting Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

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Inside Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland Resort California

Inside Oga's Cantina, Disneyland California

Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland Resort California

One of the galaxy’s most infamous watering holes comes to life at Oga’s Cantina. The cantina specialises in fantastical drinks that will delight even the youngest crew members (that’s right, this is a family-friendly bar inside Disneyland!).

A drink at Oga’s Cantina is one of the hottest tickets at Disneyland. There is no point lining up for this experience at this time – reservations are essential and can be made 60 days in advance online or on the app. Walk-ins will be accommodated when possible.

Oga's Cantina, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Oga’s Cantina serves drinks and very basic snacks. There is a menu with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available – plus “secret” items that aren’t listed on the menu (ask the bar staff for current items not listed on the menu). 

Oga's Cantina, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Kids are welcome at Oga’s Cantina, but I wouldn’t say it’s very kid-friendly. Oga’s is a small, tight space with very little room to move around and no room for kids to play. Oga’s is definitely aimed at adults and tolerant towards kids.

What to expect inside Oga’s Cantina

Due to its extreme popularity there are lots of rules regulating this themed bar.

Oga's Cantina, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

If you have a reservation, check in no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your booking. We lined up for around 15-20 minutes and were eventually admitted inside. 

In order to manage the crowd inside the cantina, guests are shown to a spot where they can either stand or sit. You will be placed right next to strangers even if you are sat at a table, so be prepared to get squishy and make some new friends. 

There is very limited seating – Oga’s Cantina mostly consists of standing room. Large parties may be separated.

Oga's Cantina, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

You will need to show your ID to order alcoholic drinks. There is a two-drink maximum per person. 

Oga's Cantina, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Be prepared for how expensive the drinks will be! They are pricey but they are also good. We ordered the .

Drinks arrive fast and you pay your server directly. 

There is a 45 minute time limit to time spent inside the Cantina. After that time you must leave or you will be gently reminded to do so. 

Oga's Cantina, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

If you want to take a look around the Cantina (and you absolutely should!) do so after you’ve finished your drinks and are ready to leave – as soon as you vacate your designated spot, new people will be shown in. 

Oga's Cantina, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

There are some fantastic details around the bar that deserve a closer look. It is a bit tricky to navigate with the sheer number of people.

Oga's Cantina, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

The coasters are very cool and yes you may take them home as a souvenier. Ask your server for a few brand new ones to take.

Oga’s Cantina Rules

Oga's Cantina, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

At least one person in the party must be 14 years of age or older.

Reservations are non-transferrable and may not be sold or bartered.

Each person in your party must be present upon check-in. Please be prepared to present your reservation confirmation email, photo ID and the credit card provided at the time of booking.

Alcoholic Beverages:  Guests must be 21 years of age or over to consume alcohol; valid photo ID is required. There is a maximum of 2 drinks per Guest.

Cancellations: You must cancel at least one day prior to your reservation to avoid a per person cancellation fee. If you fail to timely cancel and are a no-show, the credit card provided at the time of reservation will be charged $10 per person.

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Savi’s Workshop Lightsaber Building Experience, Disneyland Resort California

Building Lightsabers at Savi's Workshop, Disneyland California

Savi’s Workshop Lightsaber Building Experience, Disneyland Resort California

Build your own lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop – Handmade Lightsaber Building Experience, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland Resort California.

The Savi’s Workshop Lightsaber Building Experience, located in the Black Spire Outpost, is as much of an immersive experience about joining the Force as it is about taking home a fancy souvenir.  

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The journey to becoming a Jedi is a covert one. It was quite tricky to find the workshop entrance as it’s not signed anywhere – look for a small group of people gathering in a little alcove area (pictured above). This area is a hotspot for storm troopers and Kylo Ren to drop by and interrogate people, so prepare your promises to serve the dark side incase of an encounter. 

Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

The lightsaber experience must be booked in advance. Limited amounts of walk-ins are taken each day, depending on how booked out they are. Bookings open 60 days in advance and I suggest making your booking then to ensure you get the time slot you want. 

The experience was running behind when we checked in and we ended up having to wait around 30 minutes. I would suggest not having anything booked or scheduled after the lightsaber building for an hour in case of this.

Choosing and building a lightsaber

When checking in for the experience with the “Gatherers”, you will be asked to choose from one of four hilt themes and will receive a special cloisonné pin to identify your selection

Savi's Workshop Lightsabers, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Peace and Justice
Salvaged scraps from fallen Jedi temples and crashed starships in these Republic-era designs honor the galaxy’s former guardians.
Power and Control
Originally forged by dark side warriors, this style features rumored remnants from the Sith homeworld and abandoned temples.
Elemental Nature
This theme embodies the Force—an energy created by all living things, like Brylark trees, Cartusion whale bones and Rancor teeth.
Protection and Defense
Hilt materials bear mysterious motifs and inscriptions that reconnect users with the ancient wellspring of the Force.

Savi's Workshop Lightsabers, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California
Once the group has been called inside the workshop, the experience begins in earnest.

The lightsaber makers gather around the long table while guests can stand at the edges of the room.

Savi's Workshop Lightsabers, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California
The Gatherers help each participant select the heart of their lightsaber – a kyber crystal, which is available in red, blue, green or violet.

Savi's Workshop Lightsabers, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Next is assembling the hilt. Each theme receives its own box of parts to choose from. 

Each box of parts includes:

1 hilt
4 sleeves (pick 2)
2 emitters (pick 1)
2 pommel caps (pick 1)
2 sets of activation plates and switches (pick 1 set)

Savi's Workshop Lightsabers, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Upon hilt completion, the unused parts are collected by the Gatherers and returned to Savi’s inventory.

Savi's Workshop Lightsabers, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

The final step is the lightsaber blade. The Gatherers provide instruction on how to correctly do this and assist with this step. Each hilt is connected to a 31” lightsaber blade that can be lit and removed from the table. 

Savi's Workshop Lightsabers, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

The whole experience is so immersive that if feels like you are becoming a Jedi and about to join the ranks of Skywalker (or Kylo Ren if you’ve chosen the Dark Side). There were more adults than children in the room, experiencing their childhood Jedi dreams coming to life right there in their hands. 

Savi's Workshop Lightsabers, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

The lightsabers themselves are amazing quality. Extremely sturdy and with excellent lights and sounds. 

Upon leaving the room, each participant is given a carrying case for their lightsaber that can be slung over their back for transportation. Be warned that is is very big and bulk and I would suggest taking it back to the hotel if that is an option. 

Need to know details about building lightsabers

Savi's Workshop Lightsabers, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

The lightsaber experience does not come cheap. The cost is $199.99 per lightsaber, plus tax.

Reservations can be made 60 days in advance and a credit card is needed to secure the booking. You must cancel at least one day prior to your reservation to avoid a per builder cancellation fee. If you fail to timely cancel and are a no-show, the credit card provided at the time of reservation will be charged $199.99 per builder.

One lightsaber per builder per experience.

There are additional lightsaber customisation items available for purchased at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.

The age recommendation for this experience is 5 years or older and I would absolutely agree with this and add that if you have a child under the age of 10 then it would be advisable to have someone accompanying them who can assist them if needs be as the constructing can be quite tricky and move quickly along – at times too quickly for your kids to keep up.

Younger children may accompany builders as a guest and watch the experience, however the workshop is inside a small, dark room with lights and noises that may frighten younger children (and did in fact terrify a toddler in our group to the point where he had to be removed for the remainder of the experience).

The experience area is limited to the builder and 2 Guests. At least one person in the party must be age 14 or older.

Check in no earlier than 15 minutes before your reservation time but also be prepared for the experience to be running late. Present your reservation confirmation, photo ID and the credit card provided at the time of booking on arrival.

The whole experience goes for around 30 minutes.

Transporting the lightsabers home

We took our lightsabers on an international flight from LA to Sydney with Qantas. We removed the hilts easily on our hotel and wrapped them in thick clothes, then placed the hilts in our hard cased suitcase. 

We then took the blades onboard as a carry-on item. With the hilt removed the blades fit inside the overhead bins easily. We had no issues with security or customs on either end of our trip, and the lightsabers arrived safely and were easily reassembled on our arrival. 

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Building Droids at the Droid Depot Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland Resort California

Building Droids at the Droid Depot, Disneyland California

Droid Depot at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland Resort California

Build your own custom droid at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland Resort California. 

One of the most fun things we did at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was building our own droids at the Droid Depot inside the Black Spire Outpost. We had intended to build just the one but it was so much fun that we ended up building two.

Droid Depot, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

First, register your choice of the BB-series unit or R-series unit with the clerk, who’ll provide a basket and blueprint for parts. Next, the builder selects the parts they want from a conveyor belt. You can take as long as you like to sort through the parts and decide what kind of droid you want to make. 

Droid Depot, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

After the parts have been selected, they are taken to the build station in the center of the workshop.

Droid Depot, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

At the build station, follow the instructions on the placemat to assemble the droid in the proper sequence. 

Droid Depot, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Once the parts have all been put together, the clerk will assist in pairing the droid with a remote control. Once activated, the droid comes to life. 

Droid Depot, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

The droids use bluetooth technology to communicate with other droids as well as certain other elements and objects in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We loved watching our droids “chatting” with each other. 

Droid Depot, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

Once the droid is built it is placed in a cardboard carry box. Builders have the option of buying additional accessories such as sticker panels and personality-affiliation chips for their droids.

Droid Depot, Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland California

The whole droid experience can take as little as 20 minutes if you’re fast, but a lot longer if you take your time. We spent at least an hour making our droids. 

Must Know Info About Building Your Own Droid

Pricing: At time of writing, the each astromech droid unit cost $99.99, plus tax.

The age recommendation is 3+, however I would suggest even older than this as it’s quite tricky to assemble the droid and our 8 year old needed assistance. 

The experience area is limited to the builder and one guest, and at least one person in the party must be age 14 or older. 

If you run into trouble with how to use your droid, instruction manuals are available online

Reservations can be made for Droid Depot up to 60 days in advance, with a credit card number required at the time of booking and payment will be due upon arrival. We had trouble with the online reservation system but had no trouble walking straight in and building our droids without a reservation. 

Theme park admission is required to participate in this experience, and you will have to buy your Disneyland Park ticket separately.

If you do make a booking and want to cancel it, you must do so at least one day prior to your reservation to avoid a per-builder cancellation fee.

Droids must be carried around the park. You may not take them out of their box and use them while you are inside the park. The droid is able to interact with elements around the park while being carried.

Transporting Droids Home

We took our droids on an international flight from LA to Sydney with Qantas. To transport our droids we removed them from the cardboard boxes and wrapped them in thick jumpers and jackets, then enclosed them in backpacks. The droids were then placed inside a hard shell suitcase. The droids arrived intact on the other end and we had no problems with security or customs.

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The DVC Point Rental System Explained

The DVC Point Rental System Explained

Stay at Disney hotels around the world for less by booking a Disney Vacation Club Rental (aka DVC Rental). Save around 30-50% off Disney premium hotels by booking a room through the DVC point rental system. 

The DVC Point Rental System Explained

On our recent trip to Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, we saved a lot of money by using the DVC point rental system. It was daunting to try a system that wasn’t through the official hotel channel, but worked out extremely well so I can now highly recommend it.

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, Oahu, Hawaii

The basics of DVC Point Rental

People buy points from the Disney Vacation Club, like a timeshare arrangement. They are then the owner of these points. If they aren’t using the points themselves, the owner may choose to “rent” the points to a rentee, in exchange for payment. The amount of the payment is determined by the number of points needed for the reservation. The cost per-point is agreed upon by both parties – or by a third party who mediates between the two. The owner of the points then makes a reservation for the rentee under the rentee’s name. 

The rentee also benefits from free parking, which is included for Disney Vacation Club members. At Aulani, parking costs $37USD per day so it’s quite a saving.

One other cost-saving benefit is paying no taxes or resort fees (except for in Hawaii where there is a very small tax on the room that is paid at check in. It was about $19 from memory). Free wifi is also included.

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, Oahu, Hawaii

Where to rent DVC points from

While you can rent points directly from members this can be a riskier exchange. I prefer to rent Disney Vacation Club points from either DVC Rental Store or David’s Vacation Club Rentals. I used the later on my last trip. Both are reputable businesses and are pretty similar, however DVC Rental Store has a few advantages do not require a deposit to search for availability and they offer point protection (insurance). I was extremely happy with David’s however and I would use them again.

You can use this tool to search for resort availability before even contacting DVC Rental Store or David’s.

Some of the sites require a refundable fee of $50 -$75 USD to perform the search for room availability. If they find you an available room then the amount is applied to the overall rental price. If there is no availability found then the money is refunded.

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, Oahu, Hawaii

DVC Point Rental = lack of booking control

This was the biggest concern for me (after the concern about the booking not going through at all). Since the owner of the points booked the room for us, we had no control over the reservation whatsoever. I put in a request for the type of room we wanted, which the broker (David’s) passed on to the renter, who passed it on to the resort. It gets quite convoluted, fast. Luckily we got exactly the type of room we were after, but we didn’t know what we would get until we arrived. Likewise if we had wanted to make any changes to the reservation, we would have had to go through the broker to ask the owner to submit any changes for us again. You cannot call the Disney Vacation Club directly as they will only speak with the member themselves. 

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, Oahu, Hawaii

Pay in advance, no refunds given

This is a biggie – you must pay the full amount of the booking upfront, and there are no refunds given. I highly suggest looking into travel insurance and dig into the details to make sure it covers timeshare rentals like this. 

Which resorts can you book?

Disney has three types of resorts – value, moderate and deluxe. The Disney Vacation Club villas are located at the deluxe resorts only. This includes Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, the Grand Californian at Disneyland, at WDW the Polynesian, Contemporary & Grand Floridian at the Magic Kingdom, Disney Beach Club, Boardwalk, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Old Key West  and Saratoga Springs. The other resorts (value and moderate) have cheaper rooms that might be on-par cost wise with renting DVC points at these deluxe resorts.

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, Oahu, Hawaii

Included amenities with DVC point rentals

Staying on points at a Disney hotel means you get all the benefits of a traditional booking, plus a few extras.

Free parking
In Florida, free transportation from the airport through Disney’s Magical Express
Magic Bands
Booking Fastpass + 60 days in advance
Booking dining reservations 180 days in advance,

The Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland California

When to book to secure a room

Getting the room you want requires being extremely organised and booking ahead – 7-11 months is ideal. There’s a limited supply of rooms on offer. The reason for this is that a perk of ownership for a Disney Vacation Club Member is that they are able to book a room at their home resort (the resort they own the points at) 11 months in advance. At 7 months out, every DVC Member is able to book at any resort, so the remaining rooms get booked quickly at this point.

We booked 11 months out to secure our room at Aulani.

Staying in a DVC Villa: what to expect 

The rooms are a bit different to the traditional hotel rooms. Our studio was basically the same as it had a queen bed and a pullout couch, plus a mini-fridge and microwave, however the larger rooms have extra amenities like a full kitchen in a 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom or grand villa plus a washer/dryer.

Housekeeping is performed on days four and eight rather than daily. Stays seven nights or less days receive “Trash and Towel Service” on day four, where housekeeping empties the rubbish and puts in new bin liners, brings fresh towels, replaces shampoo, facial soap and bath soap, paper towels and toilet paper, coffee, sugar, cream, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent, sponges, and laundry detergent as needed.

Stays eight nights or longer receive a full cleaning on day four that includes changing the bed linen, vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom and kitchen/kitchenette, and Trash and Towel Service on day eight.

If you need extra towels or amenities you can call housekeeping and they will be brought to the room. While there may be an additional charge listed for this service, it’s often given for free. If you would like daily housekeeping, you can request it at the front desk for an additional fee. 

The Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland California

Staying on DVC points: our experience

We have stayed at Aulani as regular visitors and through using the DVC point rental system and definitely noticed a bit of a difference. Using the DVC points we were able to line up at the from desk in the DVC member queue which is shorter, and were greeted effusively “back home” by the cast members. At the pool we were given a sparkly band for DVC members only which was a lot prettier than the regular bands! While the cast members are always extremely friendly and courteous I did notice they were even friendlier than usual when they knew we were DVC.

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