How to experience Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at home

Photo: Galaxy's Edge Droid Depot in Walt Disney World.. Image by Jennifer Renson-Chiappetta
Photo: Galaxy's Edge Droid Depot in Walt Disney World.. Image by Jennifer Renson-Chiappetta /

Just because the Disney parks are closed does not mean fun cannot be had. Below is a quick list of fun activities you can do to experience Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at home.

With families at home adjusting to this new, temporary lifestyle, it can be hard to find ways to keep everyone happy. Whether families had a planned Disney vacation or have yet to visit the Disney parks, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, there are ways to bring the magic home.

This is a list of just some of the ways families can experience the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge park from the safety and comfort of their own homes. From creating the infamous blue milk to building a droid out of LEGOs, these ideas will help pass the time while bringing everyone together.

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Recreate the Millennium Falcon Cockpit

The Smuggler’s Run ride at Galaxy’s Edge puts the guests in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Two pilots guide the ship while two gunners fire at incoming enemies and two engineers make the necessary repairs so that your crew arrives home safely.

With a little time and a lot of cardboard, you can save the galaxy together. This does not have to be perfect by any means.

If you feel inclined to use other materials than what is suggested then do so. Be as detailed as you want.

It’s a great project to build together, using easy items like glue, tape, scissors, markers, and imagination. Children should have adult supervision when using sharp objects.

You can follow DIY Star Wars Millennium Falcon Cockpit Playhouse instructions for visual and helpful notes.

If you need help on how exactly the Millennium Falcon cockpit looks, watch this very elaborate WIRED YouTube video Full-Size Millennium Falcon Cockpit Built In A Garage, where a life-size Millennium Falcon cockpit is built with amazing results.

Recreate the Galaxy’s Edge Park

For this activity, you can either draw and design Galaxy’s Edge on paper or layout the park using Star Wars toys and figurines in a space ideal for playing.

Google image search the Galaxy’s Edge park map from either Disneyland or Walt Disney World and zoom in to see the layout of the park. For extra fun, use or borrow a cell phone, tablet or laptop to play Star Wars sound effects and have the whole family join in the fun!

Dress up in costumes and plan how you would spend the day at the park.

Create Blue Milk

Probably the most iconic drink in all of Star Wars is the classic blue milk that Luke drank with his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru in A New Hope. If you haven’t tried it, now may be the perfect time to do so.

The best thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. If you can spare some milk, sugar, vanilla and food dye you can recreate this drink.

There are multiple recipes for blue milk online including this one from the Star Wars website. The website also includes four other blue milk recipes for a fun twist.

First Order or Resistance?

Like every other Disney park, Galaxy’s Edge is all about immersion. For example, I had a first-hand experience of a cast member asking if I was working with the First Order or Resistance while his droid counterpart waited for my answer.

Depending on how long you’d like to play pretend is up to you.  Each player should choose a side: First Order or Resistance.

Throughout the day or days casually transform regular everyday conversations into ones you may hear in Star Wars.

Spread some rumors about Kylo Ren. Ask where they might think a Resistance base is located.

Discuss what planet they want to visit next. Have a friendly debate about what they think of The Empire or which Jedi was the most powerful.

It will be exciting trying to figure out who is on which side!

Dress the Part

A nice activity to do indoors is cleaning out your closet and rummaging through your clothing.

While you might have a personal Star Wars music playlist playing in the background it couldn’t hurt to see what pieces of clothing could pass as Star Wars-inspired outfits.

Planning on Disneybounding during your next Disney vacation? Now you have the time to put together some Star Wars character-inspired outfits.

Lacking some key items that will pull the outfit together? Make a list and look forward to shopping when these stressful times are over.

This is a fun way to channel your creative side where there is no limit in how many outfits you can create and how elaborate they can be. Search Google for some Star Wars Disneybounding ideas and see what you can come up with.

Just remember to familiarize yourself with the Disneybounding rules. For a quick and easy guide to Disneybounding click this link.

Build a LEGO Droid

Who says you cannot build your own droid just because The Droid Depot is closed?

The LEGO website can provide building instructions for a multitude of LEGO sets including the retired R2-D2 set 10225. For ages 16+, you can build this R2-D2 with LEGO pieces you may already have.

The instructions, including the entire parts list, are provided when you download the three instruction manual PDFs. If you do not have all the pieces required to build R2-D2, visit BrickLink.

Since you are creating your own droid don’t be afraid to use different colors. When you are finished name your droid and prepare to go on a lot of adventures!

I hope this list provided some fun ideas for you and your family to do together. Put your own spin on them, invent your own ideas and have a Star Wars movie viewing party.

Stay home, safe, healthy and positive. Remember “The Force will be with you. Always.”

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What do you think of these ideas? Have a few of your own? Leave your answers in the comment section below! I’d love to read them!