Galaxy’s Edge Mania Means Lines are Short in the Rest of Disneyland
It’s opening weekend for Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge attraction. Throngs of “Star Wars” fans with reservation-only access will fill the park’s new land for weeks.
All this focus on droids, space smugglers and a life-size Millenium Falcon is having a black-hole-like effect on the rest of the theme park:
Disneyland is empty. Or comparatively so for this time of year.
“If you’re not into #StarWars today is really empty at #Disneyland,” a Twitter account called Universal Core posted Friday.
Scott Gustin, a reporter with Tribune Media, was at The Happiest Place on Earth on Friday primarily to experience Galaxy’s Edge. But the dearth of humans elsewhere in the park was impossible to ignore.
“Posted wait times way below normal — go enjoy it,” Gustin posted on Twitter.
A *WAY TOO EARLY* thread with some random observations of #GalaxysEdge opening day:
Reservation system WORKED! Cast Members amazing, crowds managed really well.
Big crowds at #GalaxysEdge, but the rest of Disneyland is EMPTY. Posted wait times way below normal – go enjoy it. pic.twitter.com/INnMTl0XFd
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) May 31, 2019
If you’re not into #StarWars today is really empty at #Disneyland pic.twitter.com/JM7hyYVJU1
— Universal Core (@Universal__Core) May 31, 2019
A check of the Disneyland mobile app seemed to bear that out. At 2 p.m. Friday, the wait time for Splash Mountain was 35 minutes. Normally, that would pushing an hour. Star Tours listed a 30 wait, if you still need a droid fix.
It’s even quieter over at California Adventure. A wait of 30 minutes (remember, it’s relative) was shown on the app for Guardians of Galaxy — Mission: Breakout!
DCA is as empty as Disneyland this morning. 10min standby for GotG, 40min for RSR (and single rider is a walk-on) ^@skubersky pic.twitter.com/s9uKhnO1pu
— TheUnofficialGuides (@TheUGseries) May 31, 2019