And we are back! Welcome to part two of my review on Galaxy’s Edge. In this article I am going to be covering the food items I tried around the land along with the Lightsaber building experience.
Let’s start with the blue milk. First of all, the drink is $7.99. Yes, you read that correctly. I purchased it at the Blue and Green Milkstand that is near the First Order area of the land. The drink is in slushy form and contains plant-based milks. Honestly, I am not sure what else was in that, but it was not so great. It just tasted like a mix of melted candy. It was such a strange flavor and it didn’t even have that refreshing aspect of a cold drink. I ordered the blue milk because of previous suggestions saying it was the better of the two, but honestly do not waste your money on this. It is not worth it, not even for the picture. I couldn’t even finish mine, I ended up throwing it away.
I have only eaten at one of the quick service locations in the land and that was Ronto Roasters. This quick-service location is right across from Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, but not too far from the Smugglers Run attraction. The restaurant is very well themed for being a very open location. There is definitely tons to look at when you’re waiting for your food to be done. The menu is pretty simplistic, containing two breakfast meals and four entrees. The breakfast there is served from open until 10AM. As prices go, they were pretty reasonable for Disney. Nothing on the menu went above $13 and you get pretty full after eating your meal. I ended up ordering the Ronto Wrap ($12.99) and my friend Vivian ordered the Endorian Chicken Wrap ($12.49). The Ronto Wrap contains roasted pork, grilled pork sausage, peppercorn sauce, and tangy slaw all wrapped in a pita. I’m not the biggest fan of sausage so I kindly asked if I could have that removed from the dish and they happily obliged. The pita was delicious and soft, you could tell it was good pita. The roasted pork was delicious, whatever they seasoned it with paired nicely with the tangy slaw. Overall it was a delicious meal that kept my tummy happy for the majority of the day. The Endorian Chicken Wrap contained marinated chicken, cucumber relish, yogurt and feta pesto sauce all wrapped in a pita. Vivian commented saying it was delicious and very refreshing with the cucumber relish.
Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers
My friend Liz and her boyfriend, Rogelio, had the unique opportunity to experience building your own lightsaber. Rogelio was the one who built one, but Liz was in the magic of it all. One of the first things to note is that when you’re searching for the “lightsaber workshop,” you can’t address it that way. The cast member will look at you funny and tell you there isn’t one. The correct phrase you need to use when asking is, “Where can I find the shop with scrap metal?” or “Where is Savi’s Workshop?” The fact that the cast members are this much into the theme of it all makes it so much more enjoyable.
Prior to your visit, you will need to make an appointment to build your lightsaber. Appointments are done through the MyDisneyExperience app or online. If you are traveling in from out of town, make sure there is availability for the day you are looking to visit. The experience, the build, and the end product will cost $200. Unfortunately, annual pass-holder do not receive a discount for this item. It is a bit on the steeper side, but it is the closest to the real thing you will receive. You also have to remember that you are not only paying for a lightsaber, you are paying for the immersive experience. When entering the store you are handed pin based on the model or parts you like, there are four to five different options. Each person gets to customize it any way they want. They also get to build each piece with their own hands. If you are a die-hard Star Wars, I would definitely recommend this. It just sounds way too cool to pass up.
Rogelio mentioned that “The overall experience from the staff and the components used to put together your lightsabers, which is of high quality, may I add, makes the overall experience 10/10.” His absolute favorite part of the experience was when everyone got to activate their lightsabers all at once. “It honestly gave me goosebumps, just being in a dark room full of lightsabers, total geek moment.” He would do it again in a heartbeat if he was able to because there is so much to choose from. To add to the fun, you can continue to customize your saber even when you leave the workshop. There’s a store next door that sells kyber crystals, these are used to change the color of your saber if you desire. The crystals are $15 a piece, but an annual pass-holder discount can be applied to them.
Galaxy’s Edge is a land like no other. It engulfs into it’s intricate theming to the point where you’ll forget you’re in Walt Disney World. Every guest will feel as though they truly are in a galaxy far, far away.