How Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Virtual Queue Will Work

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So, we all know that from May 31 through June 23, Guests wishing to visit Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge must make a reservation, but what will happen when the reservations end and Guests can start pouring in on June 24? Well, according to the OC Register, Guests will need to then partake in a virtual queuing system, by procuring a free boarding pass.

According to Disneyland vice president, Kris Theiler, “It’s very, very important for us that our guests who are coming here don’t spend their time standing in line to get into the land.”

Early morning visitors will not have to have a boarding pass. Instead, they will be able to head directly into the land to experience the shopping, dining, and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run attraction.

As the day progresses, Guests should check their Disneyland app and as the land fills, a status bar will be shown and will notify visitors when Galaxy’s Edge is full and boarding passes are required. Once you have your boarding pass, push notifications will be sent to visitors when it’s their time to enter the land.  For those without smartphones, kiosks will be found throughout the park and they will issue paper boarding passes to visitors.

Once visitors are notified that via push notifications that their boarding pass time is available, they will have two hours to show up to enter the land.

Don’t think you can be at home and make your Galaxy’s Edge reservation and show up once your push notification comes across. You must be inside the park to select the option to make a Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge boarding pass.

The reasoning behind this boarding pass option is that it will then allow visitors to explore Disneyland’s other attractions, restaurants and shops while waiting to experience Galaxy’s Edge without having to stand in an extremely long line waiting to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Once the land opens on June 24 to all Guests, there will be no time limit on how long they may spend in Galaxy’s Edge.

Disneyland plans to stop using this virtual queuing system as soon as crowds for the land begin to die down.

Rikki Niblett

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4 thoughts on “How Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Virtual Queue Will Work

  • May 11, 2019 at 6:49 am
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    So DHS will have observed the reservation system and this virtual queue. We’re about 6 weeks out from when the virtual queue goes live. 6 weeks out from SWGE opening in Orlando is mid-late July. They’ll have run the virtual queue for a month in Anaheim. How likely is it to get that system in Orlando?

    If you have the same 2 hrs as Anaheim, you could theoretically park hop? Would you need to be in DHS to enter the virtual queue? Disneyland has less space to form a standing queue, so it’s possible DHS just lets a line form on Grand Ave, but I like the virtual queue idea better.

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  • May 11, 2019 at 11:55 pm
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    Do we know whether visitors wanting a boarding pass for Galaxy’s Edge will specifically need to be inside Disneyland Park to enter the virtual queue or will we be able to add ourselves while exploring California Adventure?

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    • May 23, 2019 at 10:46 am
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      Since you can make fast passes for either park once you enter either park, I’d imagine that you could be in CA and still get in the line.

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  • May 13, 2019 at 11:18 am
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    Curious what will be the best way to see SWGE after the 23rd. Since it qon’t be open for EMH will we be able to queue up the hour before official opening?

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