An Out of this World Tour Experience

Happy Thursday Main Streeters! Fall has officially descended on Disney World, and the parks are perked up with pumpkins lining Main Street. For those of us who have waited patiently, it’s our favorite time of the year where are the spooky energy takes over at the parks; for other’s it marks the official one-year countdown to an event that is even more exciting than the Boo To You Parade. Yes, friends, Fall 2019 is when Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is set to open at Hollywood Studios. Transporting us all to Planet Batuu, all the news coverage Disney has released over the last several months, nay, for the last year, looks like this land will be out of this world; pun intended.

If you just can’t wait another year to get your Star Wars fix, let me share another secret for this series on Disney’s Enchanting Extra’s Collection. The Star Wars Guided Tour is a seven-hour exploration into Deep Space Awesome, complete with some epic meet and greet opportunities, and adventures that will make for some memorable stories. This is considered a VIP Tour experience and the price tag reflects that at $99 per person, which includes tax. However, for seven hours you will be able to experience those VIP perks such as:

  • a screening of the movie, Star Wars: Path of the Jedi
  • witnessing 2 live stage shows from a reserved viewing area —Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away and March of the First Order, which you will be able to actually march with the First Order – Super Perk Alert!
  • enrolling young Jedi’s ages 4 through 12 in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
  • riding Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • a Star Wars-inspired meal at Backlot Express
  • meeting Chewbacca and Kylo Ren at a special Character Greeting
  • touring the Star Wars Launch Bay
  • experiencing a reserved viewing of Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular nighttime fireworks event
  • and finally, taking a personalized souvenir of your tour home with you to commemorate your adventures

There is something for everyone on this tour, from young Jedi’s to lifelong fans. Disney really packs the day with activities, plus a meal, which I think is worth the high price tag. However, it’s important to note that buying a tour ticket doesn’t mean you can waltz on in to Hollywood Studios, you also need an admission ticket for the park to enjoy the tour.

Disney does caution a few things to know before you go:

  • Please keep in mind that this is an indoor and outdoor tour, so be sure to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately, including comfortable shoes, as there will be periods of walking and standing.
    • If you are a big fan of dressing for the occasion, Lost Princess Apparel has some Star Wars inspired dresses and leggings that will keep you comfortable for the duration of the tour.

  • Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Tour itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice.

You can book the tour by calling for a reservation (407) 939-7529. Once it’s booked, you will need to check in at Guest Relations inside the park. It should also be noted that you will forfeit the entire price of your tour if you no-show or cancel within 2 days of your reservation. There is a very good reason why this rule is in place, and it has to do with a vital take away from the tour that is much cherished by guests who have participated in the past.

Tell us Main Streeters, is this a tour you would book? If so, why? Have any of you been on the tour? Share with us, we would love to hear from you!

Until next week Main Streeters!

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Author: Erika

Erika Krystle has been a Disney kid for as long as I can remember, but my love of visiting Disney Parks started after just one ride in a Doom Buggy. I couldn’t run to guest relations fast enough to offer up my soul in return for an Annual Pass. Since then Disney has taken all my money, but has given me the most cherished memories; from watching my Nona’s face light up with happy tears as we strolled down Main Street on her first visit (she was 84 at the time), to my very own engagement on Halloween in front of the Haunted Mansion.

I’m excited to be on the TMSM team and where Disney Parks are concerned, you won’t catch me dead on It’s a Small World. If I ask to ride that, this is a clear indication I am in danger and you must send help. You will however catch me performing Random Acts of Disney (R.A.D’s), park hopping with my amazing group of impressively talented and kind friends (usually in some themed attire), hanging out by The Haunted Mansion, and ugly crying during Wishes… then begging for a Mickey Premium Bar to eat my feelings…don’t judge me.

Otherwise, I work for the State of Florida and I am actively involved in my community. I believe in empowering others and spreading kindness to people from all walks of life. I also make custom designed Disney inspired ears, etched glass, gifts, and accessories. You can check out, like or follow my work on FB, which also links to my shop’s Instagram and Etsy page: www.facebook.com/imagineering.emporium. I look forward to getting to know everyone and sharing the magic of Disney!

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