Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Shopping and Merchandise: Savi’s, Droid Depot and More!

mog

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How does it work if your reservation for Savi’s is at 7:05am on a 7:00 park opening day? Do you get to go into the park early or do you just have to run there quickly when it opens at 7? Also, how does this work out with getting into a boarding group for ROTR? Anyone have advice?
 

sayhello

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How does it work if your reservation for Savi’s is at 7:05am on a 7:00 park opening day? Do you get to go into the park early or do you just have to run there quickly when it opens at 7? Also, how does this work out with getting into a boarding group for ROTR? Anyone have advice?
They have been letting people enter the park way before official opening time. So if the park opens at 7:00, you'll be in the park, in a holding area, like between 6:15 to 6:30. You won't be able to get into SWGE until 7am, but I'm sure they won't penalize you for showing up a few minutes late when they know the park opens at 7.

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  • ZBSW

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    Apr 21, 2017
    Anyone know or experience if there any issues or hassle with a Droid Depot droid as your carryon luggage?
    Im assuming its not, but hate to have to dump them at TSA.

    Thanks for any replies folks.
     

    ninafeliz

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    Apr 30, 2001
    Anyone know or experience if there any issues or hassle with a Droid Depot droid as your carryon luggage?
    Im assuming its not, but hate to have to dump them at TSA.

    Thanks for any replies folks.
    My 2 boys had one of the large Disney reusable bags with a droid, resistance helmet, and mouse droid popcorn bucket in each as their carry one, and we had no problems with SW.
     

    Joe Ryan

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    Anyone have any recommendations for either Savi's lightsaber experience versus the droid one? I know the price difference, but what one is cooler....HAHAHA
     
  • only hope

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    Anyone have any recommendations for either Savi's lightsaber experience versus the droid one? I know the price difference, but what one is cooler....HAHAHA
    I’ve only done the droid. It’s pretty awesome waking your droid up and hearing the reactions around the outpost. I’ve heard that Savi’s is a very immersive, thrilling 15mn experience- but the quality of the sabers isn’t great. There have been reports of chipped blades from very light use, sabers staying on unless the battery is removed, gaps where there is no light in the blade, etc.
     

    Turksmom

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    Mar 2, 2018
    Anyone know or experience if there any issues or hassle with a Droid Depot droid as your carryon luggage?
    Im assuming its not, but hate to have to dump them at TSA.

    Thanks for any replies folks.
    Our droid came home in a backpack as a personal item on Frontier. No issues with TSA or the airline.
     

    Flagge

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    Oct 12, 2018
    Anyone have any recommendations for either Savi's lightsaber experience versus the droid one? I know the price difference, but what one is cooler....HAHAHA
    I've done both Savi's and Droid Depot and would recommend ether. When doing Savi's it's super immersive and i got chills down my spine while the "show" part of the experience was taking place. Also lifting your saber for the first time after building the saber is an experience I'll never forget. While my saber has some alignment issues between the pieces the build quality of the parts themselves seem good. They are not meant for full blown saber battles but would stand up to light play easily and are a great display and story piece for your trip. The droids on the other hand while being a cool experience seem a little cheap for what you're paying. Droid building also felt like being herded around like cattle. The building of the droid was fun and it's cool to play around with them and have them interact with the land. If money isn't an issue I would do Savi's as that was a much more personal and immersive experience. That's just my opinion.
     

    Joe Ryan

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    I’ve only done the droid. It’s pretty awesome waking your droid up and hearing the reactions around the outpost. I’ve heard that Savi’s is a very immersive, thrilling 15mn experience- but the quality of the sabers isn’t great. There have been reports of chipped blades from very light use, sabers staying on unless the battery is removed, gaps where there is no light in the blade, etc.
    I've done both Savi's and Droid Depot and would recommend ether. When doing Savi's it's super immersive and i got chills down my spine while the "show" part of the experience was taking place. Also lifting your saber for the first time after building the saber is an experience I'll never forget. While my saber has some alignment issues between the pieces the build quality of the parts themselves seem good. They are not meant for full blown saber battles but would stand up to light play easily and are a great display and story piece for your trip. The droids on the other hand while being a cool experience seem a little cheap for what you're paying. Droid building also felt like being herded around like cattle. The building of the droid was fun and it's cool to play around with them and have them interact with the land. If money isn't an issue I would do Savi's as that was a much more personal and immersive experience. That's just my opinion.
    Thank you both. Right now I have a reservation for the lightsaber......think I might do a droid as well the 2nd time we go back.
     
  • LSly

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    Jan 18, 2020
    Hello, can anyone describe the "rear entrance" of Droid Depot in FL? Im hoping for the Black Spire coin. Cheers!
     

    kmhowell

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    Yes, I'm aware. However I recall reading someone had once put it alongside their seat against the wall of the plane. So not in the aisle, but under the seat along the wall (given it's fairly long, obviously doesn't end up all under the seat).
    I did that exactly with my brothers lightsaber on the flight back a month ago. I had the window seat and put the lightsaber (in carrying case) against the wall of the plane under the window, but not laying on the ground because I was afraid someone in the rows in front/behind me would step on it. I didn't have a problem/issues from anyone. But I will also admit that the black bag blended in very nicely with my black leggings I had on that day so the flight attendance never noticed/could see it. 😬🤫
     

    Drewferin

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    Apr 14, 2018
    I was wondering if Savis or the droid depot now accept DVC or AP discounts? You have to imagine they will start accepting these discounts at some point in the future.
     

    ENJDisneyFan

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    Mar 4, 2016
    My 10 year old is asking to do the saber build on our upcoming trip. I was thinking of letting my 14 year old accompany him for the experience. I think I read that it would be allowed if one is 14? Also is the “guest” person allowed to help at all or do they actually just stand behind and watch?
     

    Hsiddiqui5

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    Jan 25, 2020
    Does anyone know if we can get pass holder discounts in any of the stores in galaxy edge. for example I want a hoodie from first order cargo do we get a out 20 percent there?
     

    Revan46

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    Dec 27, 2019
    My 10 year old is asking to do the saber build on our upcoming trip. I was thinking of letting my 14 year old accompany him for the experience. I think I read that it would be allowed if one is 14? Also is the “guest” person allowed to help at all or do they actually just stand behind and watch?
    Hi @ENJDisneyFan. In terms of your 14-year-old accompanying, that should be fine. The site for Savi's does say at least one person in the party must be 14, doesn't matter if it's the guest or builder.

    As for if your 14-year-old can help, it may depend case by case and they may be allowed BUT a cast member typically stands in front of you as you build and will help with any issues. One of my pieces wasn't screwing on (my guess is the specific piece provided may have been stripped accidentally or just didn't want to screw on) and so she gave it a try and then actually replaced it with the same piece from underneath. So your 10-year-old will have help even if your other child isn't allowed to.
     

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