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How could Galaxy's Edge go wrong?

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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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.
 

Kamikaze

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Hard for me to move past the crowd levels being a big negative for people wanting to take their time to explore the land. Not sure how to avoid that though.
The lands will be crowd-limited at their entrance. Meaning that only a certain number of guests will be able to enter at once (same as when a park hits capacity). You will be able to stay inside the land as long as you want once you get in. They will be crowded, but they shouldn't be shoulder-to-shoulder overcrowded.
 

Mr_Bernard

"Um, Miss Bianca?"
Premium Member
The lands will be crowd-limited at their entrance. Meaning that only a certain number of guests will be able to enter at once (same as when a park hits capacity). You will be able to stay inside the land as long as you want once you get in. They will be crowded, but they shouldn't be shoulder-to-shoulder overcrowded.
I disagree. It was just as crowded in Hogsmeade as it was in Jurassic Park. Fewer dinosaurs, thankfully. Unless Disney has a better magic wand from Gringotts (they'll need a lot more money there than at Ollivander's), I can't imagine this would be any better. You don't want to leave too many guests out all day because it isn't a good business model.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

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What could go wrong:
Disappointment/disillusionment

The hype will be far bigger than the payoff.
There are just 2 ***TWO*** attractions to service millions who hold an interest.

The land was built way, way too small with 2 screen based attractions.......terrible planning. It should have been 3 times the size built with 6 to 7 attractions: think half of a park instead of just one single land.
I think it will not meet expectations due to the fact that characters from the original trilogy will not be represented. To me the land is already sub par without Vader,, Han, classic stormtroopers etc. The OT easily has the most fans as a whole. Disney could have built a land that creatively contained multiple time periods.
Rarely is there nothing to add. These qualify
 

HiJe

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One thing that will annoy me about the land in general will be all the people that think they are witty and will wear Star Trek uniforms and ask about Captain Kirk and Klingons. I'm guessing you will run into an average of 4-7 people dressed like this per day in the first few months. Yes, they both have "Star" in the name. Very clever. Now back to Ohio with you (Some offense to Ohio intended).
 

Mr_Bernard

"Um, Miss Bianca?"
Premium Member
One thing that will annoy me about the land in general will be all the people that think they are witty and will wear Star Trek uniforms and ask about Captain Kirk and Klingons. I'm guessing you will run into an average of 4-7 people dressed like this per day in the first few months. Yes, they both have "Star" in the name. Very clever. Now back to Ohio with you (Some offense to Ohio intended).
Oh my God, people have said I look like Zachary Quinto FOR YEARS. Thanks for the idea!
 

The Moles Family

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Galaxy's Edge is going to be timeless. Every new Saga trilogy which gets released over the years can easily be updated and implemented to reflect the rides and characters in the land.
 

Mr_Bernard

"Um, Miss Bianca?"
Premium Member
Galaxy's Edge is going to be timeless. Every new Saga trilogy which gets released over the years can easily be updated and implemented to reflect the rides and characters in the land.
Save for the truth that at Disney's pace, these updates will all be 3-5 years after the fact.
 

networkpro

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One thing that will annoy me about the land in general will be all the people that think they are witty and will wear Star Trek uniforms and ask about Captain Kirk and Klingons. I'm guessing you will run into an average of 4-7 people dressed like this per day in the first few months. Yes, they both have "Star" in the name. Very clever. Now back to Ohio with you (Some offense to Ohio intended).
Then troll them back as Star Trek 4 was cancelled due to Star Wars stealing it's market.
 

monothingie

Ridiculous Protector of the Status Quo
Premium Member
One thing that will annoy me about the land in general will be all the people that think they are witty and will wear Star Trek uniforms and ask about Captain Kirk and Klingons. I'm guessing you will run into an average of 4-7 people dressed like this per day in the first few months. Yes, they both have "Star" in the name. Very clever. Now back to Ohio with you (Some offense to Ohio intended).
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Well-Known Member
Then troll them back as Star Trek 4 was cancelled due to Star Wars stealing it's market.
That is not the case...beyond under and performed as with all Star Trek films...they don’t work with saturation. That’s why they have found it incredibly difficult stringing hits together and that isn’t tolerated by modern Hollywood.

Star Trek belongs on tv...which cbs is wisely going back to in the knew streaming world. Maybe they can get JJ to do a reboot?

...wait...this just in...


You know - back on course - you know what sci-fantasy franchise has a clear “arrow down” at the box office trend going?
 

danlb_2000

Premium Member
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.
I don't think it being a new land will be much of a problem for fans since we are used to Star Wars constantly going to new locations. Other then the inside of the Falcon and the Cantina, both of which are getting in some form, Star Wars doesn't have that many truly iconic locations.
 

Animaniac93-98

Well-Known Member
The typical problems with new Disney attractions are demand exceeding capacity (aka long lines) and ride break downs. The question is if these issues are seen as worse by guests who plan their whole visit to WDW around Galaxy's Edge, and find it difficult to even get in.

I could imagine infrequent or first time visitors going to DHS Guest Relations and saying "we paid x to see Star Wars and got sent to the Muppet 3-D movie instead!".

I said before I felt badly for DHS CMs when all the construction was going on, but I don't think GE opening will make their jobs any easier.
 
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