PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Park 6/27/19 (Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opens to Public, Jolly Trolley Removed, New Merchandise, and More!)
June 24 has come and gone, so Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been open to the public without reservations for a few days now. And it will be regarded as one of the smoothest and most well-organized land openings in a very long time. Here’s an update on how Disneyland Park is looking post-Galaxy’s Edge opening, including crowds, new merchandise, and more.
Just as it was for the first few weeks this month, there are hardly any lines at the Main Gate. Guests can essentially walk right up and through the turnstiles without having to wait.
Main Street, U.S.A.
Even City Hall is free of guest lines, a sight that is rarely seen at Disneyland Park. However, Main Street does feel a bit crowded with people walking around, but it’s not unbearable.
Over in Tomorrowland, Hyperspace Mountain is still going strong. This overlay has taken over the space-themed attraction for almost two months now.
Next door, we noticed more details have been added to the new Alien Pizza Planet sign. Planets have been added to the exterior along the right side of the sign.
Now that the reservation period has ended, Star Wars Launch Bay has returned to its former state of being a merchandise store and exhibition.
And speaking of merchandise, there are five new phone case designs to choose from. We love the rainbow R2-D2 design.
There are also plenty of DJ R3X Funko Pop! figures available for purchase. You can take this guy home with you for $24.99. Don’t forget, you can find him on shopDisney now too.
The rest of Tomorrowland is fairly empty, which makes strolling over to Fantasyland a breeze.
Meanwhile, at Fantasy Faire, this area felt much more crowded. We spotted lots of large families in this area.
It’s almost too easy to take for granted that Peter Pan’s Flight has seen significantly better wait times in the last three weeks. Today is no exception, with the wait time being about 20 minutes.
Snow White’s Scary Adventure was practically a walk-on.
And King Arthur Carousel didn’t have a long wait, either.
The Oversized Minnie Mouse Bow Headband has finally made its way to Disneyland after being spotted at Walt Disney World. This can be purchased at The Mad Hatter in Fantasyland for $27.99.
Another attraction guests can walk right onto! it’s a small world had neither a standby line nor a FastPass line.
We have sad news to report from Mickey’s Toontown. The Jolly Trolley, which hasn’t been functional since 2003, has been removed. The only remains are rust and wear on the bricks and tracks where the Trolley once stood.
We spotted two new pins in Westward Trading Co. in Frontierland. “Wild Side” Figaro pin is available for $9.99. And this new Mickey Mouse Space Mountain Intergalactic Exploration pin is also available for the same price.
With land status being open all day, we decided to finally pay a visit to Batuu. The path from Frontierland to Galaxy’s Edge is much busier than it has been since May 31, but it’s still bearable.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
New signs have been installed outside the land entrances and throughout Disneyland Park with the status of the land admittance. Today, the land remained open and no boarding groups were needed.
The walkway into Batuu from Frontierland wasn’t as packed as we would have expected, although there was a bit of a late afternoon rush. Overall, it’s not too bad.
Don’t forget that in order to build a lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop, you’ll need to make a same-day reservation online.
The Market is busy but tolerable. Unfortunately, there is quite a bit of merchandise out of stock at the moment, such as Han’s dice, Sabacc cards, the Batuuan Spira metal coin Disney Gift Card, and more.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run has kept a steady wait time, but we haven’t seen it go above 65 minutes since the morning of June 24. At some points during the day, the wait is even as low as 20 minutes.
There are definitely a lot of people walking through the land throughout the day, but overall the wait times for quick-service food, drinks, and shopping has been very low. The exception would be Oga’s Cantina, which only accepts guests with reservation to visit the Cantina. Like Savi’s, reservations can be made same day online.
Outside of Batuu, back in regular Disneyland Park, the crowds are once again pretty low. The stroller parking in Adventureland is the emptiest we’ve seen it during the afternoon. And Jungle Cruise had a consistent wait of 5 minutes.
Indiana Jones Adventure was busy per usual, but the crowd outside the attraction wasn’t nearly as bad as it can be during peak days.
New Orleans Square
Over in New Orleans Square, Pirates of the Caribbean was a walk-on, with only one line being utilized.
And the crowd around the attraction was light, too, making a for an enjoyable stroll along the Rivers of America.
And Haunted Mansion didn’t have much of a wait time either.
Critter Country is a tad busier than normal, now that it contains one of the entrances to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Over at the Briar Patch, we spotted another new bubble wand for sale. The Ariel Clamshell Bubble Wand is adorable, with cute details on the handle. This can come home with you for $25.00.
And despite the foot traffic, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh only had a 5 minute wait time. Which seemed inaccurate, given that guests could just walk right onto a beehive vehicle.
Overall, we’ve been pleasantly surprised to see such light summer crowds at Disneyland Park, especially with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge open to the public. It remains to be seen of the entire summer will look like this, but we kind of hope so.
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