May the 4th Be With You: Celebrate With Our Favorite Galaxy's Edge Photos

May the 4th Be With You: Celebrate With Our Favorite Galaxy’s Edge Photos

My camera is always at the ready when I’m on Batuu. As the First Order likes to put it, I enjoy documenting my failure. So in honor of May the 4th, I present my favorite Galaxy’s Edge Photos.

Nighttime photo showing the Rise of the Resistance shuttle boarding area

I took this photo last year before hopping on the Resistance shuttle. I don’t know what was in the air that night, but it created a beautiful photo. I’ve never come close to recreating it.

Lieutenant Bek on Rise of the Resistance

I like to linger on the shuttle while everyone else enters the Star Destroyer hangar. On our last trip, I caught Lieutenant Bek shutting down between missions.

Storm Troopers in the Rise of the Resistance Star Destroyer hangar

Is this the best reveal in all of the Disney parks? I think so.

Storm Troopers in the Star Destroyer hangar on Rise of the Resistance

I’d live in that hangar if they’d let me. It’s my favorite space in all of Disney World.

Storm Trooper in the Star Destroyer hangar on Rise of the Resistance
Rise of the Resistance Star Destroyer hangar with Storm Troopers and Tie Fighter
Cast member on Disney's Rise of the Resistance

First Order Cast Members are the best. I’ve never seen one break character. And they really don’t like my camera.

AT-AT in Rise of the Resistance

Getting a decent shot of the AT-ATs can be tough. Use a quick shutter or you’ll get blurry walkers.

Finn animatronic on Rise of the Resistance

Sup, Finn.

Millennium Falcon at night in Galaxy's Edge

We usually jump on Rise of the Resistance a minute or two before Hollywood Studios closes. Then we head left. I brought along a tripod on our last trip so I could capture some longer exposures. Other guests were taking shots of the Falcon, so I just had to be patient. It’s worth it to hang out in a mostly empty Galaxy’s Edge.

Millennium Falcon at night in Galaxy's Edge
Millennium Falcon at night in Galaxy's Edge
Millennium Falcon at night in Galaxy's Edge

I’m still not sure how I got this clean shot of the Millennium Falcon’s chess table. The ride was packed, but nobody was worried about Instagram that day.

Chess Room in the Millennium Falcon on Smugglers Run in Disney's Hollywood Studios

I asked the Cast Member if I could have 5 seconds to take this shot. They obliged.

Millennium Falcon cockpit on Smugglers Run
Kylo Ren walking around Galaxy's Edge
Storm Trooper getting way too close to the camera in Galaxy's Edge

This guy got in my grill after I took too many photos of Kylo Ren. I thanked him for posing, however.

Storm Trooper with the high ground in Galaxy's Edge

Little does this Storm Trooper realize that I, like Anakin Skywalker, do not care who has the high ground.

Black Spire Outpost Market after Galaxy's Edge closes

This was a 30-second exposure, yet nobody ruined the shot. That’s why you should never rope-drop Galaxy’s Edge. Stay late and you’ll have the place to yourself.

Speeder garage in Galaxy's Edge
Oga's Cantina entrance at night in Hollywood Studios' Galaxy's Edge

You can usually get a table in Oga’s Cantina without a reservation once the park closes. Then you can listen to DJ Rex spin Batuu Boogie while you enjoy some fine beverages.

DJ Rex in Oga's Cantina

May the 4th be with you and your Galaxy’s Edge photos!