I wouldn’t have done Star Wars.
Exactly. Walking through the original fantasyland at WDW you had small world, Peter Pan, Snow White, toad, a carousel, the skyway, dumbo, tea cups, and the submarines! 3 spinners, 2 dark rides, a major boat ride (small world), an e-ticket, and a transportation ride. That’s how to build a theme park land! Plus that area originally had the sword and the stone show, plus strolling musicians.I'm sick of TDO ****ing away billions of dollars on the lands(I'm looking at you Pandora and GE) "immersion". Looking at how pretty the land looks only goes so far before guests realize they wish there was more to do.
Sounds good. The Force cave idea sounds especially great to me. Could even be a D ticket dark ride and I think it could be a huge hit.I don't mind them doing black spire. But what I would change is I would have found a way to integrate star tours as transportation to Batuu. I would have put a force cave where you could meet vader, yoda, luke, maul... I would definitely have added an outdoor ride. Either a coaster based on a speeder chase and or a people mover to tour black spire. I would replace Hondo with Lando. And I for sure would have had a sit down restaurant.
I think the goal, and the one that really excited me, was the most important character in the land was supposed to be you. Having been to DL, it doesn't really hit that. You get a little of it - Stormtroopers walking someone for being 'chatty' at Oga's, asking them questions. I realized that it's harder to transport you to a completely fictitious galaxy wracked by war than it is to take schoolchildren and put them in other schoolchildren's shoes in an Earth based location. The hotel will likely be a lot more what I was expecting for the land. Which one was codenamed Delos?Ok now that we've seen the partial opening on both coasts and the various arguments for and against...let's hear it. What would you do?
I think Star Tours set an interesting precedent, the way the parts of the ride covered different eras in the Star Wars films somehow. I believe that is an "out" that could have been done. Split the land into 3 distinct areas/timeframes and give the fans of each generation something they can directly relate to.
That is the biggest criticism I think of the new land, how it has hardly any reference to the original trilogy and is entirely focused on the new characters.
People would probably be more invested in the rebellion vs. the empire than they are with the resistance vs. the first order. It's a small difference but a significant one. The characters of the Empire were so much more compelling than the first order.
I don't know exactly what "planets" you would visit or how you would transition between them, but hey, Pandora is another planet and there's no real transition to get there right?
Two completely different lands would increase the cost likely 50%. Not that it wouldn't be worth it, but that's still a lot of money.Heartily disagree that it should have been a familiar locale from the movies like Hoth or Tattoine. I applaud the boldness and vision to create a new place that feels like familiar Star Wars.
I would NOT have cloned the exact same land in Orlando and Anaheim. Even if the rides needed to be mostly the same, I think having two completely unique aesthetics and environments (and layouts) would have amped up the excitement for both. Think Orlando Frontierland vs Paris Frontierland. Making them identical and opening them in quick succession killed the excitement for Orlando's for me.
I would have set it loosely around the Original Trilogy timeframe. That is the definitive 'Star Wars' universe in terms of production design, story and character.
I do agree on this.Based on what has been built, I would have spent some of the massive budget on...
- a 3rd ride/attraction
- a large sit down restaurant
- larger cantina
- street entertainment
- M&G within the land instead of the utterly ridiculous Launch Bay
- Canon blah blah blah. I would have mixed OT with ST...who cares. Give people recognizable places and characters.
I'm sick of TDO ****ing away billions of dollars on the lands(I'm looking at you Pandora and GE) "immersion". Looking at how pretty the land looks only goes so far before guests realize they wish there was more to do.
They better hope RotR is a home run....and one that is reliable and not prone to breaking down right from the get go.
They sure don’t. Makes the land seem more ‘real’, but the land really is missing something without it.Is it true they don't play music in the land? I heard that but don't know if I quite believe it. I need to hear the original Star Wars music as I walk through the land or the whole thing will be a fail. And I'm not even kidding.