Star Wars fans will rejoice at Disneyland’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Droid Depot experience where they can build their very own custom built droid. In this post, you can find our Galaxy’s Edge Droid Depot review that showcases our experience building a Droid on June 8, 2019.
Galaxy’s Edge Droid Depot
I would say out of the different experiences you can have at Disneyland’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.. the Droid Depot is likely the easiest to attain but that’s not to say there wont be a long line to wait in. The Droid experience did take a chunk of our time (an hour total including the line) of our 4 hour time window in Batuu.
If you do not get an immediate reservation time slot for Savi’s Workshop, I recommend you head over to the Droid Depot ASAP.
After we got our reservations for Savi’s Workshop (Disneyland Handbuilt Lightsaber Review) and Oga’s Cantina and completed each of these activities, we found our way towards the Droid Depot. The line was a little long and I’d say we likely waited around 40 minutes to get in.
While you wait in line, it’s a good time to discuss what each person wants their Droid to look like.
Once you get to the cash register, you pay for your Droid’s. We decided to get 2 Droid’s… a girly version and a boy version. They then give you a basket for each of your Droid’s.
The cost is $99.99 per astromech droid unit, plus tax. It includes a carry box and instructions. Extra accessories like the backpack or the personality chips cost extra.
There are three personalities to choose from: First Order, Resistance, or Smuggler.
You can choose between two different types of Droid’s: An R-Series Unit (similar to R2-D2) or a BB-Series Unit (similar to BB-8).
You then move to the conveyor that has all the different droid parts and pieces.
The Droid’s require the following pieces:
- Dome Connection Plate
- Body Sphere
- Center Leg
- Set of Side-Legs
My son opted to get an R-Series Droid, while my daughters opted to go for the BB Series Droid.
Once you have chosen your pieces you take your basket over to the building station.
The placemat includes your Droid building instructions. Putting them together was a little challenging and the younger kids definitely needed help from my husband, especially when using the electric screwdriver.
With the girls Droid being a joint Droid for both of them, we had a a lot of little hands working on the Droid at all times.
My son on the other hand began creating his Droid and I noticed it wasn’t looking very customized. He said he wanted one that looked similar to R2D2.
He chose to customize it a little in terms of the color scheme on the smaller accessories.
To give the Droid “life” you place it in this section and it pairs with a remote. You then activate your Droid and watch as it magically comes to life.
They then place your custom Droid in a special box and you get to carry him/her all around the park. The Droid is a little heavy and it was definitely a little challenging for my kids to have to carry them around but I’m happy to report that they did it.
The Droid’s use bluetooth to interact with their Galaxy’s Edge surroundings.
You can also find the Droid hair accessories here at the Droid Depot.
The Droid experience was definitely fun and the Droid itself seems of a high quality. The Droid Depot was a little over-filled but nothing that made for a bad experience. We had a great time building our Droid’s and I highly recommend this special experience.
I do wish we bought the backpack to put our Droid’s in but to be honest, we had already spent a lot to get the Disneyland Hotel night reservation in order to acquire the Galaxy’s Edge reservation and then add that to the cost of the lightsaber at Savi’s workshop, we easily blew over $1000 in one day ( and I don’t say that proudly.) It definitely was a memorable experience though I am very keen to see how the crowd’s are managed once Galaxy’s Edge opens up to the rest of Disneyland guests on June 24th, 2019.
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