My afternoon at Disneyland Park with 360° Videos

After the family left for an afternoon break, I became a Jedi knight and traveled through the Star Wars Galaxy!


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To start, I headed into Tomorrowland and rode Star Tours for the first time ever! Our mission started with Darth Vader stopping us before we could fly away from the Star Destroyer. R2 was able to navigate us out anyway. We eventually got involved in a pod race then ended up under water with Jar Jar Binks. It was an interesting ride. Might be fun to check out other adventures.

Here’s a video of our adventures, however with the 3d ride, the video doesn’t work quite right!


After that, I headed to the flag pole on main street as I wanted to see the flag retreat ceremony. It was really neat to see this ceremony as they honor each branch of the military prior to the playing of the national anthem and the lowering of the flag.

I had an Ogas Cantina reservation at 4:40 pm on the planet of Batuu. I thought I could watch the ceremony then fly over, but I was way late. However, since I flew in solo instead of with my 3 man crew, they let me take a seat at the bar, which was fine, they also put me right in front of DJ Rex.


I had a Hyperdrive non alcoholic drink and a Pretzel. This was one of the best pretzels I’ve had in a Disney park. It was fresh, it was warm and it was soft. The cheese sauce was a bit spicy, but the combination worked really well. They don’t always have the pretzels, but I’d definitely recommend them over the other snacks. The hyperdrive drink is a Powerade based drink and includes Cranberry Juice, Black Cherry Puree and Sprite. This drink has a really good flavor as everything mixes together.

After Oga’s, I headed to the Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run ride and headed for the single rider entrance. As always with Single Rider entry, I was stationed as an engineer. See our exciting Galactic travels below.


Then it was time to ride Rise of the Resistance. I bought the Lightning Lane as I wanted to ensure I rode it near the time I had my Oga’s Reservation. For you Disney World fans, Disneyland’s LLs don’t sell out immediately, but they also don’t allow you to choose a specific time, so I had to periodically check throughout the morning until I was able to select a 5pm time slot, which I was able to find around 10:30 in the morning.


However, the ride was down when I got there, so I decided to do a full Galaxy’s Edge walkthrough video instead.

After I finished up here, the Rise of the Resistance ride was fortunately open, so I scanned in and essentially went straight into the Preshow with a short wait. I ended up making 2 videos though because I wasn’t sure if I’d get through the ride in the 30 minute time limit of my camera’s limitation. (I would have been fine, but still glad I didn’t chance it.

Here’s the Preshow:


And the full ride:

Overall, it was a successful afternoon traveling through the Galaxy. Now that I’ve been a few times, I don’t always go through Batuu on my travels, but it was fun to capture everything with the 360 camera.

I’ve got one more post coming soon from our Disneyland day, plus our Disney California Adventure day. Thanks again for following along!

If you’re ready to start exploring a Walt Disney World or Disneyland family vacation, I recommend checking out Undercover Tourist for your ticket options. I’ve already used them twice, once at Disneyland and once at Disney World and will plan to continue comparing their prices with other sites, however I usually come back to UT because they have the best deals and their instructions make it easy to add your tickets to the Disney apps.


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