Recipe for my version of the Mustafarian Lava Roll inspired by Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! A sheet of Puff pastry is rolled up with a buttery chocolate cinnamon filling, baked until golden, and topped with crumbled chocolate cookies and a raspberry glaze.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim, California began its reservation-only period on May 31st and fully opened to the public on June 24th. Disney World’s is set to open on August 29th, 2019.
Our first visit to Galaxy’s Edge was on June 9th with an 8 am-Noon reservation. It was the perfect amount of time to explore the new area before the next group moved in and temperatures started to increase. Going through one of the three entrances (by Hungry Bear Restaurant, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Fantasyland) will transport you to the completely immersive Black Spire Outpost on Batuu. The level of detailing across the 14 acres completely blew me away. This paired with the unique food offerings and even a new set of phrases used by the cast members really takes the land to the next level.
Reservations are no longer required, but Galaxy’s Edge does have a boarding pass system in place for times when the land reaches capacity. I have not personally seen the system implemented since the first day. Signs are on display in Fantasyland and elsewhere in the park to show the current status of Galaxy’s Edge and whether you need to sign up for the virtual queue (as a note- reservations to Savi’s Workshop or Oga’s Cantina will grant you access even if the boarding pass system is being used).
There are plenty of spots for photo-ops with the Millennium Falcon being the most popular. Be sure to get a photo early if you want to use PhotoPass. We were able to walk right up first thing in the morning, but noticed lines start to increase later in the day.
The marketplace was a favorite stop for the kids. It is packed with little stalls selling everything from clothes (Black Spire Outfitters) and souvenirs to handmade-looking toys (Toydarian Toymaker), creatures (Creature Stall), and more. Throughout Galaxy’s Edge, you will find shops geared towards both the First Order and the Resistance.
Most of the area is easily accessible to strollers and wheelchairs, but can be a bit tight in the shops. There are plenty of spots to park strollers, especially adjacent to the Millennium Falcon. As a note, strollers cannot be taken into the cantina.
At the Droid Depot, you can build and customize your own Astromech Droid Unit for $99.99. We haven’t made one ourselves, but were able to walk around the shop and see the other items available for sale outside of the building area such as already assembled droids, toys, magnets, journals, kitchen accessories, and even your own life-size R2-D2 (photo above) for a hefty $25,000.
Galaxy’s Edge is definitely geared more towards older children and adults. Claire was completely enamored with the detailing and shops through the land, but overall there isn’t much for the preschool and under crowd compared to the rest of the park. She mostly enjoys stopping for a Mustafarian Lava Roll, browsing through the marketplace, and trying to find Rey. I could see her not being nearly as interested if she didn’t already love Star Wars.
Character interactions are a bit different in Galaxy’s Edge. Instead of the usual line up for meet and greets, characters can be found walking around the park at random.
During our reservation period, Claire kept asking to meet Rey, but she was nowhere to be found. We were down to the last hour before we had to leave and happened to come across her when exiting Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. Claire was so excited. Along with getting a photo together, Rey took her on a special mission to avoid the stormtroopers. It is one of her most memorable moments to date.
Stormtroopers can be found patrolling the grounds. Of all the characters, we came across them the most. They were always quick to comment on what Evan was wearing, whether it be Jedi robes or one of his shirts with BB-8 or Darth Vader.
We mostly saw Chewbacca near the Resistance Supply either walking around or working on one of the ships.
We came across Kylo Ren in Docking Bay 9 by the First Order TIE Echelon.
During our latest visit, we even caught a glimpse of blue-haired Vi Moradi- a Resistance spy.
Now onto the food! Our very first stop during the reservation period was Oga’s Cantina. Since we couldn’t ride Millennium Falcon (Claire is just a little too short) and didn’t go to Savi’s Workshop, this was my main goal for the visit. We were towards the front of the line and got a relatively quick return time. Since opening to the public, same-day reservations are now required to enter the cantina. They can be made online starting at 7 am.
While the atmosphere and styling are absolutely incredible, Oga’s Cantina is definitely not the best for young children with its loud music and very few seating options. There are a handful of booths, but most of the bar is standing room only.
We were lucky enough to get a booth (shared with a couple of other parties), so the kids were able to enjoy a Mustafarian Lava Roll and watch DJ R-3X while I tried the Spiran Caf (coffee with orange marmalade, rum, vanilla whipped cream, and citrus zest). There is a nice (and interesting) assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks during breakfast and the rest of the day. Menu items include the Fuzzy Tauntaun, Blue Bantha, Dagobah Slug Slinger, Jedi Mind Trick, Bespin Fizz, and more. A few of the drinks even come with souvenir cups/mugs.
The Milk Stand can be found across from First Order Cargo near the Fantasyland entrance. It has an option of A New Hope blue or The Last Jedi-inspired green milk. Neither one actually contains dairy products and are vegan with a mixture of rice and coconut milk. The blue has a more fruity taste, while the green has citrus and tropical characteristics.
We tried a cup of the blue milk. Claire loved it, but Evan definitely was not a fan. He even went as far as to specifically request white milk the next morning when I asked if he wanted milk at breakfast. The frozen consistency is quite refreshing, especially as the temperatures continue to climb over the summer and early fall. You can find a non-frozen version of the blue milk inside Oga’s Cantina.
Ronto Roasters is located at the edge of the marketplace. While walking through, you will find a pitmaster droid grilling Ronto (an animal from Tatooine) on a spit heated by a hanging podracer engine. I stopped by for lunch and tried the Ronto Wrap. This was one of my favorite meals in the park. Roasted pork and grilled pork sausage are wrapped in a pita with a peppercorn sauce and tangy slaw. They also have a breakfast Ronto Morning Wrap with scrambled eggs and cheddar.
Docking Bay 7
We have now tried Docking Bay 7 a couple of times, once for lunch and again for breakfast during a subsequent visit. We especially loved the detailing inside the restaurant to accompany some of the unique offerings. There is also a decent amount of seating outside.
During our first visit, I had the Ronto Wrap for lunch so we stopped by Docking Bay 7 to get something for the kids. They picked the Fried Endorian Tip-yip Youngling Meal (crispy chicken, macaroni and cheese, and seasonal vegetables) and Batuu-bon (chocolate cake, white chocolate mousse, and coffee custard). The youngling meal was actually one of the better kids’ meals we have come across in the park. Their comfort foods were reimagined just a bit to help fit the theme in a fun and exciting way.
Along with Oga’s Cantina, you can find the Mustafarian Lava Roll here. The menu includes a large one on its own during breakfast or a smaller one paired with a three-cheese egg bite, pork sausage, and purple potato hash in the Bright Suns Morning. Other breakfast options currently include the Rising Moons Overnight Oats (oats, dragonfruit, yogurt, and seasonal fruit) and a variety of drinks such as the Moof Juice, Phattro, and Batuubucha Tea.
Claire is still about an inch too short to ride Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run (38 inch minimum). Evan got the chance during our latest visit with my mom and brother. He was able to be the pilot (other positions are gunner and engineer) and now calls it his favorite ride.
Savi’s Workshop: same-day reservations are currently required to build a lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop. They can be made online starting at 7 am.
Kat Saka’s Kettle can be found inside the marketplace and features an Outpost Popcorn Mix. This popcorn mix has a colorful blend of sweet and spicy flavors.
At the time of this post, only one ride is operating in Galaxy’s Edge. Rise of the Resistance is not scheduled to open until January 17th, 2020 in Disneyland ( and December in Disney World).
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Mustafarian Lava Roll
Of all the food we tried, the kids were most excited about the Mustafarian Lava Roll. After a few attempts, I finally made my own delicious version at home. These puff pastry rolls have a buttery chocolate cinnamon filling and are topped with crumbled chocolate cookies and a raspberry glaze.
I used premade puff pastry as the base (frozen and thawed, but you can also use your favorite homemade). After gently rolling into an even sheet, I covered the top with a thin layer of the chocolate cinnamon filling. I rolled up the puff pastry, short side to short side, cut out the 1 inch thick rolls, and arranged them cut-side up on a baking sheet. I brushed the tops with a beaten egg and baked the rolls in a preheated oven until puffed and golden.
After cooling slightly, I topped the rolls with crumbled chocolate creme sandwich cookies (pulsed in the food processor) and a light raspberry glaze.
The biggest difficulty (and reason for the many attempts) was creating the light chocolate cinnamon filling without it melting all over the baking sheet. I added a tablespoon of cornstarch to help keep most of the filling inside. A little will still ooze out, but most of it should stay tucked neatly in place. Be sure to create a thin, even layer when spreading the filling over the puff pastry sheet.
To help keep the puff pastry from unraveling in the oven, seal the seams with a little beaten egg and pinch tightly to close.
Mustafarian Lava Roll Recipe
Mustafarian Lava Roll
- 14 ounces (400 grams) puff pastry store-bought or homemade
- 1 large egg beaten
- 4 tablespoons (60 grams) unsalted butter softened at room temperature
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 10 chocolate creme sandwich cookies crumbled
- 1/4 cup freeze-dried raspberries ground until fine
- 1 1/2 cups (185 grams) powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-3 tablespoons milk
- If using frozen, allow the puff pastry to thaw at room temperature. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or lightly grease. In a small bowl, beat an egg and set aside.
To prepare the rolls:
- In a large bowl, mix together the softened butter, sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and cinnamon until well blended and smooth.
- On a lightly floured surface, gently roll out the sheet of puff pastry to even out any creases. You don't want the sheet too thin. Spread the chocolate cinnamon filling in an even layer over the puff pastry.
- Roll the puff pastry up, short side to short side, to form a compact log. Brush the edge of the short side with a little beaten egg and pinch to seal.
- Use a sharp knife to slice the log into individual rolls, about 1 inch thick. Transfer each roll to the prepared baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart. Brush the tops with the beaten egg.
- Bake the rolls in the preheated oven until puffed and golden, 15-20 minutes. Transfer the rolls to a wire rack and allow to cool slightly.
To prepare the Raspberry Glaze:
- In a large bowl, whisk together the ground freeze-dried raspberries and powdered sugar. Mix in the lemon juice and vanilla extract. Slowly add milk until the glaze is just smooth enough to drizzle but still hold its shape. If the glaze is too thick, add a little more milk. If it is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar or dried raspberry.
- Sprinkle the crumbled cookies over each cooled roll. Drizzle with the raspberry glaze and serve immediately or allow to set slightly.