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News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

SteveAZee

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My assumption is the level of power+tech needed to provide immersion would've precluded something like a skyway/skyliner. It's also not enough of a distance to make those viable I'd say.
Also, a skyliner is best suited to a constant flow of traffic of decent volume. Given the size of the hotel (excuse me, the starcruiser) there's not going to be a whole lot of traffic, or they scale a skyliner down so much that the wait time would be pretty long. A themed shell of a 'craft' inside a bus/RV/whatever makes the most sense.
 

CaptainAmerica

Premium Member
Man if they just go with the box in a bus with sound effects and virtual windows... that is gonna be such a missed opportunity and let down. I'm not gonna spend $6k for the Space2020 level experience.
I would have preferred if the experience didn't include Galaxy's Edge at all, to be honest. It's going to break the immersion pretty quick when you can walk 50 feet North and run into Slinky Dog Dash.
 

CaptainAmerica

Premium Member
And the great news is that Disney already has experience doing this sort of thing, since the "decisions we make in Batuu impact how residents there interact with you". Right? I mean, I read that was happening so I assume it all is occurring as planned. :rolleyes:
As far as I know, that technology is in place. It's just too damn crowded for them to switch it on.
 

flynnibus

Premium Member
I would have preferred if the experience didn't include Galaxy's Edge at all, to be honest. It's going to break the immersion pretty quick when you can walk 50 feet North and run into Slinky Dog Dash.

The way it was presented, GE wasn't even part of the lead in.. leading you to believe they could have done this anywhere in the country. Then they covered the GE portion and it was like... 'oh, I guess it is WDW then...'.

I see it as a crutch that allows them to avoid putting more content in the star cruiser itself... which is another let down (and hurts repeatability IMO).

Between this and earlier hints like all the kid centric stuff... I'm losing faith quickly.
 

MisterPenguin

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Premium Member
I would have preferred if the experience didn't include Galaxy's Edge at all, to be honest. It's going to break the immersion pretty quick when you can walk 50 feet North and run into Slinky Dog Dash.
Immersion will be ruined when encountering the first fellow guest who isn't fluent in Aurebesh.
 

Magicart87

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Premium Member
Personally I plant to spend $5K on me and my family going there and writing down everything wrong with it.

(others who're smarter are already doing that here for free)

Imma just wait for the phone in a pocket cam footage that was generiously uploaded to youtube. Saves me from spending money. I just hope they can record it in landscape.
 

SWGalaxys_Edge

Well-Known Member
The new EPCOT "Space 220" restaurant elevator looks to be a similar experience to the upcoming Halcyon pods that will take guests up to the Galactic Starcruiser.

space220_compare.png
 

CaptinEO

Well-Known Member
As far as I know, that technology is in place. It's just too damn crowded for them to switch it on.
The technology was bluetooth communication that showed if you had completed more "resistance, smuggler, or first order" tasks on the boring app, as well as your falcon score.

Only "immersion" was cashiers telling you that you were part of the resistance or messed up the falcon. This was only for a week or two at Disneyland. Really poorly done, the park oversold all the interactive elements, we were supposed to have actors/entertainment.
 

LovePop

Well-Known Member
People who can't afford the SW hotel can go to Space 220. That's what we are doing. For our family of 4, it's only $80x3+$30, or $300 or so, for a 3hr+ first class space experience, with lots of food provided. Compare that to 3K/night, it's dirt cheap. And we are good after 3 hours. We don't need to be in there all day and night.
 

LovePop

Well-Known Member
Just put Kuka bots on a wire track. They could make you feel lots of things and if you had screens inside it would be an attraction to it's own.

The answer to this is as with most things it costs bucks, bus is cheap
I think they should make everybody walk, just build a themed path. Isn't it right next to Galaxy's Edge? Walking will be faster than waiting for any bus, and should be cheaper.
 

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