Disney Parks Releases Height Requirements for New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Attractions

We previously announced that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be opening earlier than expected.  The themed land will open in two phases with phase one featuring the new attraction, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, and phase two featuring the new attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.  Phase one is set to open at Disneyland on May 31st, 2019 and at Walt Disney World on August 29th, 2019.  The phase two roll out dates haven’t been announced yet, but are still expected to occur this year.  For those of you have been wondering about the height requirements for the two new attractions so that you know if your little ones will make the cut to be able to ride.


Here is a look at what you can expect:

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – 38 inches
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – 40 inches

For guests that want to attend the opening at Disneyland, there will be a no-cost reservation in order to gain access to the land and the reservations will be limited.  Currently there isn’t a reservation that will be required in order to attend the Walt Disney World opening, but Walt Disney World will offer Extra Magic Hours to resort guests to help ensure resort guests get to experience the new land.  FastPass+ and MaxPass will not be offered for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at first and we don’t know when this service is expected to begin at either location.

What do you think of the height requirements for the new attractions?  Will your little ones be able to ride?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!