Best Time to Visit Galaxy’s Edge in 2022

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Best Time to Visit Galaxy’s Edge in 2022

If you are planning a trip to Hollywood studios in the near future we are here to help. In this article we are going to break down the best time to visit Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios. Ever since its grand opening in August 2019, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge has quickly become one of the most popular destinations in all of Walt Disney World.  Due to this increase on demand, Disney has released a special reservation system specifically for its newest attraction Rise of the Resistance.

You might be wondering, if there are so many guests visiting the park on any given day when is the best time to visit Star Wars Galaxy Edge? Well if you have used any of our free Disney Crowd Calendars, you already know we love helping you guys avoid crowds while planning your vacations. That’s why we are about to break down the best day to go to Galaxy’s Edge! 

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So if you’re ready to read about the best time to visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge read on!

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Best Time To Visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge 2022

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If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World only to visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge the best place to start is our Disney World Crowd Calendar. Ideally you will want to pick the best week to visit based on the lowest park crowds. If you’re unsure of the best days during each month below is the best time to visit Galaxy’s Edge in 2022. 

What are the best days to visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge?

  • Jan. 5-8, Jan. 10-15, Jan 24-31
  • Feb. 1-14, Feb. 22-28
  • Mar. 1-6
  • Apr. 25-May.1
  • May. 8-15
  • All of August
  • All of September
  • Oct. 1-7, 11-16, 18-22, 24-29
  • Nov. 1-6, 8-10, 14-19 (avoid Thanksgiving week)
  • Dec. 1-4, 6-11  (avoid Christmas and New Year’s Eve)

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Best Day to Go to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge 2022

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So, one of the most common questions we have received since 2019 has been, when is the best day to visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge? As a general rule of thumb we typically find the best days to visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge to be on a Tuesday or Thursday. And also, as a back up overall we find it best to visit Galaxy’s Edge on a weekday over a weekend. Disney also announced guests trying to grab a Star Wars Rise of the Resistance Boarding group no longer have to be at Hollywood Studios. With that being said we find it best to avoid the weekends at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge when possible. Below are the best days to visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.

What are the best days to go to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge?

  • Tuesday
  • Thursday

Related Page: Disney World Star Wars Crowd Calendar 

Best Way to Predict the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Crowds

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So, the next question we need to take a look at is, how can you predict the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge crowds? And the one way we find the easiest to track the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge crowds is to use the new Disney reservation system. This also allows guests to spot the days when you can expect large crowds at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. The reason being is Disney World now requires a park reservation to visit each Walt Disney World theme park. Guests will be able to see if Disney’s Hollywood Studios is at park capacity compared to the three other Disney theme parks. This is especially true if you are a few weeks and months out as parks have not been reaching capacity restrictions until about a week or two out. So if Hollywood Studios is booked and you’re a few weeks away you can expect crowds at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.

As discussed above another great way to beat the crowds at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is by using our Disney Crowd calendar. And last but not least guests staying at a Walt Disney World hotel can take advantage of rope drop during the extra half hour in the parks every morning.

Related Page: Guide To Rope Dropping at Hollywood Studios 

Best Time of Day to Visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge 

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Now that you have planned the best time of month to visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, it’s important to understand what time you should show up at the parks. The best time of day to visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is without a doubt in the morning. This is because guests will be able to ride Millennium Falcon Smugglers run with very little wait times.We recommend getting to the park a half hour before the regular opening time. This will you enough time to go through security and be one of the first families in the parks.

Your group can also spend the morning exploring and grabbing a bite to eat at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo. Rumor has it, their food is out of this world! (I’m sorry I just had to) Once you’re done grabbing a bite to eat you can spend the extra time going on Millennium Falcon Smugglers run or exploring the different stores in Galaxy’s Edge. We even decided to build our very own R2-series droid one morning at the Walt Disney World droid depot! 

No matter which way you look at it arriving early will give your group a lot of flexibility if you choose to explore some of the other rides and attractions that Hollywood Studios has to offer.

Best Time of Day to Visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Based on Ride?

So as you know Star War’s Galaxy’s Edge  , has two main rides Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run and Star War’s Rise of the Resistance. You might be surprised to learn that the best time to visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will be different depending on which ride you go on.

The reason being is one of the Rides Star Wars Rise of the Resistance is now included as a premier ride within the new Disney Genie+. This will allow guests with a bit more flexibility if they are looking to upgrade as you can make a reservation time to come back later to ride.

However if guests are trying to ride Millennium Falcon Smugglers run we would recommend to arrive for Hollywood Studios rope drop , so you can avoid long lines later in the day.

So When Is the Best Time to Visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge 2022?

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As you can see there are plenty of great times to visit Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World. It doesn’t matter which month you plan to visit, if you do some research and plan around the crowds you’ll be sure to pick the best time to visit Galaxy’s Edge.

It’s also important to remember that visiting Walt Disney World is supposed to be fun, and that’s never been more important right now! So don’t stress out too much if you are visiting during one of the busier seasons. You’re goal should always be to pick the best day to go to Galaxy’s Edge based on your families vacation goals!

When is The Best Time to Visit Disney World?

Our Disney  World Crowd Calendar is the best tool to help you get the most out of your time in the parks. We break down park crowds, park hours of operation, ticket prices, and average temperature. We also break down the best time to visit Disney World based on specific times of the year and special events.

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