Height requirements for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge rides and details on FastPass+

Mar 07, 2019 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Posted: Thursday March 7, 2019 12:13pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Now that Star Wars Galaxy's Edge has an opening date, at least for phase 1, more operational details are beginning to be released.

For those of you with young Star Wars fans, the following will be of critical interest.

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will have a height requirement of 38".
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will have a height requirement of 40".

And for advance planners, it seems you will not be needing to set alarms for frantic searching of My Disney Experience. FastPass+ will not be offered on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, at least initially. 

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ToTBellHopMar 23, 2019

I’d be shocked if there wasn’t. Of course, exact dates and who is eligible each date is unclear.

mhaftman7Mar 22, 2019

Kinda of a stupid question, but anyone know if there will be a soft opening? We are leaving 5 days before it opens and I’d hate to have to wait a year to see everything.

danlb_2000Mar 14, 2019

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mikejs78Mar 14, 2019

01000100 01101001 01100011 01101011 00100000 01110110 01100001 01101110 00100000 01000100 01111001 01101011 01100101 That's one way to do it....

larryzMar 14, 2019

01001111 01001101 01000111 00100000 01001100 01001111 01001100 01011010 !!!

RSoxNo1Mar 13, 2019

What? Space needs to be rebuilt, the post show is already Horizons-esque, why not change the story so it’s a flight to Brava Centauri? I also like the idea of distinguishing Tomorrowland as Sci Fi in the movies and Epcot’s Future World being movie IP free. But no, feel free free to dismiss it because I’m just a crazy fan that doesn’t think thing through.

PorterRedkeyMar 11, 2019

The official Disney World Site:

mikejs78Mar 11, 2019

Source? Attractions: For your vacation planning purposes, please be aware that Disney FASTPASS service, including access via Disney MaxPass, (at Disneyland park) and Disney FastPass+ service (at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) will not initially be offered at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. We will continually evaluate our operations and services in order to help provide a great guest experience.. I really think the real reason they aren't offering FP+ for Smugglers Run is because RotR isn't open to balance off the FP demand.

eddie104Mar 11, 2019


RSoxNo1Mar 11, 2019

I'd like to see WDW's Space Mountain move to Epcot in a total rebuild w/on board audio. Also, seats 2 and 5 on Space Mountain in WDW are the most comfortable IMO.

drod1985Mar 11, 2019

Maybe it depends on where you're seated. After 30 years of WDW trips I went to Disneyland for the first time in January. Matterhorn was brutal.

CaptainAmericaMar 11, 2019

Only been on it once, but I didn't find Matterhorn all that rough either.

ToTBellHopMar 10, 2019

I did not find Space to be rattley or jarring at all last month. Most seem to agree that WDW’s version has a more fun layout. If they replaced the track but kept the existing layout (as planned years back), WDW’s SM would likely be just about everyone’s favorite domestically. This makes its dialed back refurb all the more infuriating. For a painful ride, I look to DLP’s (at least a few years back; assume it still hurts to ride). I also found Hulk to be quite painful before its retracking (enough that I didn’t like it).

RSoxNo1Mar 10, 2019

How do you feel about the break run right before that drop? Smoothness is a function of better wheels and a smoother track. Because the Florida rockets are low slung they feel every weld of the track, it's not as rough as the Matterhorn, but certainly not what I want. The biggest advantage Disneyland has over Florida though is the onboard audio and a great audio track. Without it, it would be inferior largely for the reasons you mentioned. Tokyo Disney's track doesn't have the onboard audio (or at least didn't when I was there) and it was nowhere near as good a ride as Disneyland's for me.