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How could Galaxy's Edge go wrong?

pax_65

Well-Known Member
#61
@larryz - I don't think making a fifth gate dedicated to Star Wars is unrealistic in terms of the demand such a park would generate, assuming the movies going forward are quality and don't destroy what's left of the franchise.

That said it's hard to imagine today's Disney building a new theme park in Florida. They seem so risk-averse, always trying to hedge their bets. I suppose from a short-term business perspective it makes sense, since they will spend millions marketing the new "land" and will essentially generate the same amount of demand a Star Wars park would generate (or at least close to it). *Personally I wouldn't even call this a "land" since it's only two attractions. I have the same issue with Pandora (although I admit the theme is pretty cool).

So in essence, with all the hype they will get a good chunk of the income of a Star Wars park without having to outlay all that enormous cost. Everyone wins except for the guests, who will be standing in line for hours just to catch a glimpse of the new land. :(
 

pax_65

Well-Known Member
#62
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Expect a new CM designation on their job board soon:
DHS DINING CONCIERGE. Interact with guests who are waiting to enter SW:GE; ascertain their level of fatigue, recommend they purchase snacks and/or meals from DHS food venues, facilitate their order using technology solution, and offer to pick up and deliver their order to them for consumption while in line.
Also distract them from remembering how much they spent on park admission just to stand in this enormous line.
 
#63
@larryz - I don't think making a fifth gate dedicated to Star Wars is unrealistic in terms of the demand such a park would generate, assuming the movies going forward are quality and don't destroy what's left of the franchise.

That said it's hard to imagine today's Disney building a new theme park in Florida. They seem so risk-averse, always trying to hedge their bets. I suppose from a short-term business perspective it makes sense, since they will spend millions marketing the new "land" and will essentially generate the same amount of demand a Star Wars park would generate (or at least close to it). *Personally I wouldn't even call this a "land" since it's only two attractions. I have the same issue with Pandora (although I admit the theme is pretty cool).

So in essence, with all the hype they will get a good chunk of the income of a Star Wars park without having to outlay all that enormous cost. Everyone wins except for the guests, who will be standing in line for hours just to catch a glimpse of the new land. :(
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.
 

pax_65

Well-Known Member
#65
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?
 
#66
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

Active Member
#70
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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#71
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.
 
#76
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.
 
#77
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

Well-Known Member
#78
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

Active Member
Original Poster
#80
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.
 
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