Today marked the first day that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was open without reservations at Disneyland in Anaheim. Within just an hour of opening the new land was at its max capacity, and the wait for Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run was 3 hours.
It took less than an hour before people were turned away from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on Monday, the first day it was open to the full public at Disneyland in Anaheim.
Guests would be allowed to come back at a later time in the day with a “boarding party,” or a virtual queue, but the land was packed almost immediately. The immensely popular attraction was even opened 30 minutes early, at 7:30 a.m. By 8:20 a.m., no more walk-ins were allowed.
Even before Galaxy’s Edge was at its max, the wait for the ride for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run was already at three-hours, according to the official Disneyland app. By 10 a.m., the wait was down to 40 minutes.
The Star Wars land had a soft opening beginning May 31 when a reservation was required to get into the 14-acre area that features the one ride and a number of shops and restaurants all in the theme of a galaxy far, far away.
Now, guests are allowed to walk right into the land as long as it is not at capacity (Disney will not say what that number is). Once that happens, guests will have to use the Disneyland app to get an entrance time in the virtual queue. It is not clear exactly how the time intervals work for the queue. Nor is it clear if park-goers will have limited time in the land in order to rotate in new guests.