GALAXY’S EDGE: MERCHANDISE

As excited and thrilled as I was at Galaxy’s Edge, my only complaint was how expensive all the merchandise was. I mean it costs $200 just to build and buy a lightsaber! I know Disney is milking Star Wars for everything it’s worth, but come on!

SMUGGLER’S RUN

I was completely giddy when I found out that Galaxy’s Edge had another simulator ride like Star Tours. Unlike Star Tours, you got to control the starship instead of just ride it. This was not just any starship; my godmother and I got to pilot the Millennium Falcon itself! Under normal circumstances, we would have been assigned gunners and engineers. However, due to an unknown factor, my godmother and I had to pilot the Falcon by ourselves. So, we were down four crew members and we had to evade the First Order alone! We managed to get to our destination and aid the Resistance, but we took a lot of damage, which cost us valuable credits. I love my godmother more than life itself, but she is a useless copilot. Still, it was completely fun and nostalgic to be inside and pilot the most legendary smuggling freighter in the galaxy!

A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY . . .

As I immersed myself in Galaxy’s Edge, I got to see so many nostalgic sights. Unlike the stormtroopers, I found the droids I was looking for. I saw Wild Space architecture, Jedi runes and statues, and even a flock of nunas being roasted next to a pod racer engine. I’m glad I did not eat the nunas because I didn’t want to get coaxium poisoning. For those of you who don’t know, coaxium is a type of hyperspace fuel that is potent yet unstable. It appeared in the Han Solo movie. I also found some die hard fans who spoke both Mandoa and Huttese like me and we had a conversation in both languages. I actually felt like I was in a settlement in the Star Wars universe.

STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE

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I got to see Galaxy’s Edge for the first time. Fortunately, I didn’t need to make a reservation. I just walked right in! The moment I walked through this threshold, I cast aside my normal persona and adopted my Star Wars persona. In this place, Grady P. Brown no longer existed. After spending my entire life watching and reading the Star Wars universe, I got to live it in Galaxy’s Edge. The Force was strong with me like never before! Thanks to Disney, it will be an experience I will get to live over and over again until I am dead. I found my personal Westworld!