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VIDEO: Full Galaxy’s Edge Droid Building Experience and Review

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Guy Selga is back! Here he is with a full video and review of the droid building experience at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland.

Building a droid costs $100, and no discounts are available for this experience. The other key interactive merchandise experience at Galaxy’s Edge is the $200 lightsaber build. Which looks more appealing to you? Would you do both? Would your decision be impacted by the number of children in your family?

Let us know in the comments.

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Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

9 thoughts on “VIDEO: Full Galaxy’s Edge Droid Building Experience and Review

  • I’m curious how strictly they enforce the number of guests policy. The Disneyland website says that the builder can only take one guest in with them. Personally, I’m going as a family of 4, but only one kid is looking to build a droid, and it seems silly that half of my family would have to wait outside.

    • The space is small and there’s not a lot of room for observers to stand. That being said, it’s up to the discretion of the cast members on hand about whether to bend the rules. If it’s not busy, they may let you have more people. It can’t hurt to ask, but don’t be too upset if you request is declined.

  • I’m guessing the answer is yes, but: are guests limited to building one droid per visit? On another note, are the rest of the products (the premium accessories, the non-droid-building merch, etc.) in a separate area with separate registers or does it all go through the droid building line?

    • Actually, you’re in luck. Although they might get a little squeamish if you said you wanted to build an entire droid army, there are no posted limits about how many droids you can build on your visit. (The family in front of us had two boys and both built their own.) Right now, most of the merchandise in Galaxy’s Edge is limit one item of one kind per person, so if you were there solo, they might not allow you to build more than one of each kind. But if you’re there with other people or you want to build one of each kind, they will likely let you. That *might* change in the future as they were already out of certain colors — so if there’s a shortage for some reason overall, they might start limiting it to one per group.

      For building a droid, there’s an outside area where you queue up, and then they walk you into a special register on the left side of the building where you pay, move along to the conveyor belt, and then to the building area. The rest of the store is available to walk in so you can look around, shop for accessories, and so on without waiting in the outside line to get in and without having to wait in the build a droid line. (And if you try to enter that build a droid line and you weren’t in the line outside, an eagle-eyed citizen of Batuu will help direct you to another register or to the outside line.)

      • Awesome! Thank you!

  • So I guess this won’t be coming to the Disney outlet stores any time soon?

  • Unless you’re local, did not take an airplane, or are planning to ship your droid home separately, also buy a backpack. The cardboard box is fine for getting the droid off of Batuu, but it won’t take much jostling beyond that. (Or at least find some packing tape and seal it up before heading home.)

  • I have several Droids already (Hero BB-8, Droid Inventor R2-D2, 15-year-old Voice-Activated R2-D2 that still works great) so I would have to think long and hard before doing this, but if you don’t have a droid already, these look like a great first droid for anyone. I have to admit, the drink tray attachment kind of makes me want one, though!

  • Party tray! Yeah! Turns it into your very own butler monkey droid.
    I can see my adult sons liking it for that feature…
    Thanks for all these videos.


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