Those of you heading over to Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge make sure you understand that you will pay if you miss your reservations at Savi’s Workshop and Oga’s Cantina.
Currently, you must make day-of reservations (opening at 7AM each day) to gain entry to both experiences. But you need to know a bit more before reserving your spot.
If you make a reservation for Savi’s Workshop you will be required to have the $199.99 per builder charge placed on your credit card when you reserve your spot. This will be then put towards your purchase cost when you go to your reservation. However, if you are late or miss your time that amount is non-refundable. You can bring two people with you to watch you build your lightsaber, but they must be linked to your reservation and Disney will check to verify everyone.
Reservations can not be sold, exchanged or traded and you are not allowed to cancel. There is a reason for all of this. During the initial May 31-June 24th opening period, people were required to have a reservation to enter. What happened was that Disney was not checking and people were adding guests to their reservation slot. Hence the no selling.
Theme Park Insider explained it this way:
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been open for the past three-plus weeks to guests who made advance reservations, which were all claimed within two hours in one morning in early May. But many of those visitors were not able to get into the cantina, especially those whose reservation days fell later in the three-week period, when Disneyland allowed reservation holders to add extra people to their reservation without checking those extra guests’ IDs upon check-in, leading both to reservation scalping and longer queues inside the land.
As a result we now have the rules that are in place.
As for Oga’s you need to pay $10 per person to reserve your spot and that will be returned to your card upon arriving at your reservation. If you miss you will be charged. There is also a 2 drink per person limit and a 45 minute time limit to stay in the cantina. A cancellation fee is normal for a lot of Disney restaurants that require reservations. If you don’t show you will be charged, but with those you are allowed to cancel a day in advance.
But what constitutes late or missed?
I have been trying to find this out by looking around and couldn’t find much. Instead we called Savi’s Workshop directly and they really didn’t have a set time that they could find. So……..
What they did tell us was that they want you to check-in early (site says you can sign in 15 minutes before your time.) According to the cast member they figured 15 minutes late would most likely be the cut off, but they weren’t sure as they couldn’t find that information. My advice be early and don’t take that trip to the bathroom until your sign in.
There is no word yet on how this will all work at Walt Disney World, but I’m sure it will be similar. Make sure you plan ahead!
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Source: Theme Park Insider,