On Friday, February 22 I was invited by Disney to take the Star Wars Guided Tour. I was part of a media group, and I covered the tour for Disney Dining. You can read my full writeup of the tour here. I thought I’d still share the basics about what the tour is about with you guys as well.
The Star Wars Guided Tour takes place first thing in the morning, Monday through Saturday. With the tour, you’ll get lots of little tidbits of information about Star Wars in the park that you might not have otherwise known. There is no new information, so if you’re looking for the Episode IX title or want to learn new secrets about Galaxy’s Edge, you’ll be disappointed. If you love Star Wars and want to learn cool little things like why the scanning droids in Star Tours have webbed feet, you’ll have a great time.
On the Star Wars Guided Tour, you’ll hit all of the major Star Wars related attractions. This includes Star Tours, Star Wars: Path of the Jedi (even if it’s running seasonally), and all that Launch Bay has to offer. You won’t have to wait to get a hug from Chewie or give one to BB-8. You’ll also meet Kylo Ren without waiting, but he’s not really a big hugger. You’ll see the Galaxy’s Edge model in Walt Disney Presents as well.
If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a Stormtrooper, you’ll feel like you’re one for a moment because you’ll march behind them in March of the First Order. That was really cool. You’ll also watch Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away from a reserved viewing area that’s not far away at all.
Lunch at Backlot Express is included in the price, and there are a couple of nice souvenirs. There are also some guests who stop by during lunch. If you’re not with the Resistance you won’t have anything to worry about.
If you sign up for Star Wars Guided Tour and have padawans in your party who are the right age, they’ll automatically have spots reserved for them in Jedi Training. Another extra is that you will be allowed in a reserved viewing area for Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.
Star Wars Guided Tour costs $99 per person, including tax. It lasts about five hours. There is currently a 15 percent discount if you’re a Disney Vacation Club member, Annual Passholder, or Disney Visa cardholder. You can find out more or make a reservation by calling 407-WDW-PLAY (407-939-7529).