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How could Galaxy's Edge go wrong?

pax_65

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As I mentioned elsewhere. I think they are taking a wait and see attitude. If StarWarsLand is a huge success they will just expand StarWarsLand into a 5th gate and keep Toy Story Land/Tower of Terror DHS as the 4th gate.

The two parks will face each other just like Disneyland and California Adventure face each other.
That would be awesome if it ever came to fruition. Is it logistically possible? Is there enough room for park expansion? Parking?
 

Pooh.sHoneyHuntTDL

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That would be awesome if it ever came to fruition. Is it logistically possible? Is there enough room for park expansion? Parking?
There's plenty of room below Star Wars/DHS to the south to make an entire park. DHS/Toy Storyland would be more cramped because only the NW quadrant up to the highways is available.

Worst case scenario they could just move the highways over. There's alot of empty space to the west of the highways.
 

NickWilde

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There’s not really that much that can “ruin” the land or cause it to “go wrong,” but I feel like placing the land in the sequel era would be a turn-off to some guests, as the sequel era is considered by them to be the “worst” of the three Star Wars eras. (This is especially true after the response to The Last Jedi)

Edit: By “some guests” I really mean diehard fans of the franchise, as tons of them have expressed hate towards the sequel era.
 
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Hawkeye_2018

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There’s not really that much that can “ruin” the land or cause it to “go wrong,” but I feel like placing the land in the sequel era would be a turn-off to some guests, as the sequel era is the least popular of the three Star Wars eras. (This is especially true after the response to The Last Jedi)
Disagree on the sequel era being less popular than the prequels.
Also, the land may be set in sequel era but it seems to have a lot of the same look and feel as the OT.
 

DisneyMann

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My best friend is a self-professed SW geek....he thinks many of the "not living in reality" fans are going to be disappointed/angry because it's not based on a land that currently exists.

The rest of the SW fandom will be thrilled.
 

Pooh.sHoneyHuntTDL

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My best friend is a self-professed SW geek....he thinks many of the "not living in reality" fans are going to be disappointed/angry because it's not based on a land that currently exists.

The rest of the SW fandom will be thrilled.
It should be interesting because Anaheim opens first. So dependent on how that is received will increase or decrease the interest in Orlando.

Like if it is a ToyStoryLand or Fast & the Furious dud then people won't feel the need to go immediately. However if it is like Pandora/FOP then . . .
 

mf1972

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Sorry, but you are WAY off base on this one. Do you have any idea how popular a meet and greet with Rian would be? There are thousands upon thousands of fans that would wait hours for the chance to tell off Rian in person. And then they would get back in line to say, and another thing!.... :cautious:
after reading this, the 1st thing that came to my mind was the scene from airplane where people are lining up to slap that poor hysterical lady in her seat
 

embracejg

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It should be interesting because Anaheim opens first. So dependent on how that is received will increase or decrease the interest in Orlando.

Like if it is a ToyStoryLand or Fast & the Furious dud then people won't feel the need to go immediately. However if it is like Pandora/FOP then . . .
Calling Toy Story Land a dud seems like a big stretch. It's not on the level of WWoHP or Pandora, but it's still drawing crowds at a level more typical of new attractions than FoP. Not everything has to be an E-ticket/Galaxy's Edge-level expansion.

Positive reviews from Anaheim may increase anticipation about it in Orlando. I know the argument has been made that enough diehard fans may head to California to experience it first and relieve some pressure from the Orlando opening, but that seems unrealistic.
 

NickWilde

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Disagree on the sequel era being less popular than the prequels.
Also, the land may be set in sequel era but it seems to have a lot of the same look and feel as the OT.
You haven’t been in the Star Wars fandom recently, have you? Since the release of TLJ in 2017, (and even since TFA in 2015) there’s been a lot of discontent for this era, with many of it’s critics being disappointied in all the “wasted potential.” (Some just hate it because they’re still salty about the old canon being wiped) I was a bit broad, but I meant to refer to these HUGE fans of the franchise who don’t like the ST because they feel it could’ve been. Of course the average guests gonna love it, even the more casual fans will.


And I’ve heard that there’s gonna be a lot of OT/Prequel references in the land, so that might make it worthwhile, even to those who aren’t fans of the ST.
 
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Hawkeye_2018

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You haven’t been in the Star Wars fandom recently, have you? Since the release of TLJ in 2017, (and even since TFA in 2015) there’s been a lot of discontent for this era, disappointied in all the “wasted potential.” (Some just hate it because they’re still salty about the old canon I was a bit broad, but I meant to refer to these HUGE fans of the franchise who don’t like the ST because they feel it could’ve been. Of course the average guests gonna love it, even the more casual fans will.


And I’ve heard that there’s gonna be a lot of OT/Prequel references in the land, so that might make it worthwhile, even to those who aren’t fans of the ST.
I get your point about the hardcore SW fans. But to the casual fans, the sequel trilogy is considered superior, and I don't think it's even close. Obviously the OT is the most sought after. The OT has had a presence in the parks since the original Star Tours so I get why they would want to move away from that a bit.
 

celluloid

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I get your point about the hardcore SW fans. But to the casual fans, the sequel trilogy is considered superior, and I don't think it's even close. Obviously the OT is the most sought after. The OT has had a presence in the parks since the original Star Tours so I get why they would want to move away from that a bit.
The issue with the sequel trilogy and all the spin offs,is it will have rushed exposure within a decade. Obviously still huge, but not as long lasting to build generational excitement.
 
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