After years of wondering and getting excited, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge finally opens its blast doors today! While our friends on the west coast have been enjoying the thrills at Disneyland, it's now time for Walt Disney World guests in Orlando to get in on the action!
Starting today, you'll be able to fly (and possibly crash) the Falcon, build your own lightsaber, purchase a droid companion, and help hack and scan your way through the epic Resistance vs. First Order conflict!
But that's not all! We have to tell you about the #BackToBatuu Sweepstakes!
The #BackToBatuu Sweepstakes are a chance to live an even more rich Star Wars experience later this year! As the website says:
"Now is your chance to live your Star Wars adventures like never before. Visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from August 29th to September 30th and post a pic from your visit on Instagram or Twitter using the sweepstakes hashtags and tagging @WaltDisneyWorld. You’ll be entered for a chance to win a vacation to come back to Batuu at the Walt Disney World® Resort to come face to face with the Resistance or First Order, as a part of an out-of-this galaxy experience!"
Here's what you have to do:
- Tag @WaltDisneyWorld
- Use #Sweepstakes, #GalaxysEdge, #BackToBatuu
OR: "Look for a post on the WaltDisney World Facebook page mentioning the #BackToBatuu Sweepstakes and post a picture using the hashtags as a comment for your chance to win!
And as a bonus, here's some of the opening day madness! At the time of the writing of this post, the ride wait is five hours long! Check it out: