Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

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Whether you keep up with Disneyland news or not, I'm sure everyone has heard of the new Star Wars: Galaxy Edge land that has opened up! Before the land opened up to the public, access was granted through a reservation system, and luckily for Ian and I we scored reservations!

With the new expansion, I have to say the park feels so much bigger now. The land itself is pretty big with lots of open space which I loved. I am not the biggest Star Wars fan, but I have heard from fans that the land is extremely detail-orientated and done well.

Some highlights:

Blue and green milk: I have heard so many mixed opinions on this. I personally would not order these again. They're vegan drinks formulated with rice milk, and have a slight frothy texture which I am not a fan of. The blue tasted more sweet, meanwhile the green had a more earthy taste.

Smuggler's Run: I'm all about the attractions so I was most excited about this! On Smuggler's Run, you board in groups of 6. There are pilots, gunners, and engineers. Pilots get to fly the Millennium Falcon, and get to control either left and right or up and down. Gunners fire missiles when commanded. Engineers fix our engine throughout our flight by pressing flashing lights. After experiencing all three of these roles, pilot is most definitely my favorite. I feel that your fight crew could also effect your experience. When we had crews that were super energetic and loud, I felt like the ride was way more fun compared to crews that were a little more on the quiet side.

Ronto Roasters: First off, the aesthetic here is super cool. We tried the Ronto Wrap which is pork, sausage, and tangy slaw wrapped in pita. I honestly think this is one of my favorite snacks through the entire park, I would highly recommend it. We also had the spicy turkey jerky which is available in either sweet or spicy, and I thought this was great for a snack. I would not recommend saving any for the next day, because in my experience it got really hard. We also tried Meiloorun Juice, which is a mix of aqua frescas pineapple, lemonade with blueberry, white cranberry juice, lemon juice, and desert pear. It tasted as amazing as it sounds and was a perfect refresher for the hot day.

There is still a ton more we have yet to experience such as the Droid Depot, Oga's Cantina, and more. Overall, we spent our reservation days getting a feel for the land and exploring every corner and merch stand. I had so much fun visiting Batuu, and would say it is DEFINITELY worth checking out for any Star Wars fan.

Pop-Up Disney!

Something new has been born at Downtown Disney! Disney has officially hopped on the pop-up train and created their own photo-op exhibit right outside of Disneyland.

Last weekend, I surprised my boyfriend with tickets and we had so. much. fun. Please note that all reservations must be made online, and are not sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased here and can be validated at the exhibit for complimentary parking for five hours.

Throughout the exhibit, you will find yourself through rooms that are inspired by all things Mickey! This interactive playground features themes such as: Mickey and Minnie’s Love, Mickey Around the World, Mickey at Disneyland, and many more. I personally thought the rooms were SUPER cute and creative. We loved exploring every room and seeing the creative ways that each theme was brought to life.

At the end of the exhibit, you’ll find yourself at the gift shop filled with exclusive merchandise designed for this pop up. We ended up purchasing matching white graphic tees as our souvenirs for this trip.

All in all, if you enjoy taking advantage of photo-ops, you would absolutely love this experience. The price point at $38 for evenings and weekends is similar to that of any other pop up exhibits in Southern California. I would highly recommend this pop up for all your Disney and Mickey themed photo ops!