What’s the Difference? We Spotted Some Differences Between Disneyland’s and Disney World’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Lands

Before we set off on our journey to Disney World’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge we wondered how or if it would be at all different from our experiences in Disneyland’s. We even speculated about that a few weeks ago here.

The physical lands match in size at 14 acres, but they are laid out a bit differently. We were curious to learn if there were other differences than simply a different map.

Disney World Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Map ©Disney

We set out on our adventure and made a list of the differences between the two locations that we were able to spot on our first look. Note that this is not meant to be a comprehensive list — it was just our first time in the new land and we only had a few hours, and there was so much to see!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Entrance

In Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge you can enter the land from one of three entrances. In Disney World there are only two points of entry. You enter from either the Grand Avenue entrance (just down from Tatooine Traders) or from the Toy Story Land entrance. We entered through Grand Avenue.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Entrance from Grand Avenue in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Entrance from Grand Avenue in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

As in Disneyland, you walk through a darkened tunnel, so that when you emerge to bright daylight, you’re struck by expanse of the land in front of you.

Overall, we found the lands and most of their elements to be very similar. There were times we noticed some paint color differences on buildings, though.  Some blue-y-green accents stood out and many of the Disney World walls seemed more rust-colored than the drab gray-brown we saw in Disneyland.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

 

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run

Overall, the physical Millennium Falcon and the Smugglers Run attraction are mirror images of Disneyland’s version.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Millennium Falcon in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The massive Corellian freighter features the same impressive details as its California counterpart, while the queue and ride itself are virtually identical to Disneyland’s as well.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Millennium Falcon entrance in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Milk Stand

Of course, there is alcohol on the menu in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is a pretty big difference between the two Star Wars lands. But if you were not looking at the menu (or sipping a more pleasant-tasting spiked Milk) you would not know if you were in Disneyland or Disney World.

Milk Stand at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Read our review of the Milk Stand’s Spiked Version of Blue and Green Milk here.

See the full Milk Stand Menu here

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in General

When you are waiting in line for your outpost mix along with a super-cool Coca-Cola drink you’ll notice the prices are higher. We saw this pretty much across the board, with the Disney World version of this land being just a bit more expensive. Items such as the custom lightsabers at Savi’s are the same price, but don’t be surprised if you see other merchandise in Disney World and the price tag is slightly higher than the price tag is in Disneyland.

©Disney

What do you think of the differences we spotted? We’re still searching for more! Have you visited both lands? What differences have you spotted? Let us know in the comments.

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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3 Replies to “What’s the Difference? We Spotted Some Differences Between Disneyland’s and Disney World’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Lands”

  1. I’m baffled by these comments here. Of course WDW is going to be higher priced on many things over DL. WDW is a massive property, employing thousands of more people than the Anaheim parks and having 75% more maintenance, security, and food supply deliveries. The sales tax on alcohol is 6% for both parks, so Florida is no lower than Cali in that regard either.

  2. When I saw that prices will be higher in WDW vs. DL, I decided to curtail my shopping/spending in the land and use it elsewhere in the park. I already thought the food and drinks, especially the alcoholic drinks, were overpriced. This moved it into the Planet of Ridiculous and we are no longer on Batuu.

  3. Huh? Galaxys Edge at Disneyland already has higher prices than elsewhere in the park and Disney World is even higher? That is absurd, especially given lower labor and other costs in Florida compared to California.

    Not saying it isn’t higher there, just that it is absurd for things to be higher priced. Everything in Galaxys Edge should be about 30% cheaper than it is at Disneyland and then Florida should be about another 10% lower than that.