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News Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Disneyland opening reports/reviews

George Lucas on a Bench

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As someone who does actually enjoy Star Wars (I enjoy the prequels most--it's the best trilogy era I've seen in these movies), I think the stores are just lame. I guess they just struck gold with Potter because it lent itself more to shops and had them actually in the movies, which they just copied.

The actual lightsaber building thing is so lame. I mean, how could it be done any worse with a bunch of people telling you to choose parts or whatever while some sword master guy overacts and just makes it embarrassing. Then a recording of Yoda is piped in on the PA system. Why. Just. Why. How exactly do you ruin the laser swords? They found the way.
 

mickEblu

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Interesting that at almost noon on the first Sunday when all passes are unblocked and Halloween time has started that you can still book a time for Savi's for almost every session the rest of the day. I'm sure it is still very popular, but considering we are just three months open and countless AP's are having their first chance to experience it this weekend, I would have assumed it would be booked all day.
The people that were willing to spend that much money on one of those already went to SWL and already have one. I predicted those merch numbers were going to drop drastically a few months ago.
 

mickEblu

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Historically, according to Touring Plans, the Sunday following Labor Day Weekend is normally pretty dead.

September 9, 2018: 1 our of 10
September 10, 2017: 4 out of 10
September 11, 2016: 3 our of 10
September 13, 2015: 4 our of 10

SoCal Select passes were blocked out on those days just as they are today. Seems like business as usual to me.
It’s not business as usual to have a new billion dollar land with a new “E” ticket. That’s the point.

And those guys are always wrong anyway.
 

nesboy43

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As someone who does actually enjoy Star Wars (I enjoy the prequels most--it's the best trilogy era I've seen in these movies), I think the stores are just lame. I guess they just struck gold with Potter because it lent itself more to shops and had them actually in the movies, which they just copied.

The actual lightsaber building thing is so lame. I mean, how could it be done any worse with a bunch of people telling you to choose parts or whatever while some sword master guy overacts and just makes it embarrassing. Then a recording of Yoda is piped in on the PA system. Why. Just. Why. How exactly do you ruin the laser swords? They found the way.
Droid Depot and Creature shop are some of my favorite shops. I think they are both very well themed and fun and kinetic. However, I will say they missed a chance for droid depot to allow people to build smaller non remote control droids (action figure sized) like they have in tommorowland.
 

RobWDW1971

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One picture is worth a thousand words...
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Who's that strange person?! Oh he must be one of the Legacies that we here on Batuu...blah..blah..blah...

Truly one of the worst creative decisions was to create a Star Wars Land limited to a specific place/time. Not only does it prohibit you from celebrating the brand's classic characters, but if a new Star Wars character breaks out in future movies or TV shows from a time period a hundred years before or after this, you can't have them in the land.

For example, if they make that Boba Fett movie and he's huge, you can't him in the land. For a company that truly understands brands and synergy how does that happen? (BTW - there is a billion dollar Star Wars Land that does not have Vader nor Boba Fett in it - process that for a second.)

Truly idiotic concept on a massive scale. And for what, so we can create a land nobody cares about with silly expressions that have nothing to do with Star Wars? Mind-boggling terrible and limiting creative choices.

"May the spires keep you!!!"
 
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Snow Queen

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Captain Rex or DJ-R3X, I just wish they had a more affordable figure for him. It's $150 bluetooth speaker, $70 action figure set with three I'm not looking for, or blocky model kit. Beyond a lightsaber replica, the thing I'd most buy there are the little die cast model ships. Small, affordable, detailed. Perfect. If they made the droid equivalent of those, I'd be all over it.
 

Rich T

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Captain Rex or DJ-R3X, I just wish they had a more affordable figure for him. It's $150 bluetooth speaker, $70 action figure set with three I'm not looking for, or blocky model kit. Beyond a lightsaber replica, the thing I'd most buy there are the little die cast model ships. Small, affordable, detailed. Perfect. If they made the droid equivalent of those, I'd be all over it.
When Star Tours first opened, DL sold reproductions of the planetary travel posters from the exit queue. Less than $10 each. Best SW souvenirs ever. I remember they also sold little rubber 3P0s and R2s based on the designs used in the Droids TV series. There was no attempt to make everything fit into a logical timeline, or pretend you were anywhere else but Disneyland. And everybody was incredibly happy.
 

Supreme Leader

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Galaxy's Edge is fun. I enjoy walking through the merchant row area and enjoying the sights and sounds. I get the same feeling I get when I walk through NOS. There's just something charming about it all to me. That being said, they still need another ride after Rise opens. Something free to do because those prices ain't cheap.
 

TP2000

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And how will the videos of the merch cast members' "acting" all over the internet influence future purchases?
I actually can't get enough of those videos! They are just so darn funny!

Here's a good one from a couple days ago....

"Let's build! Welcomebrightsunsbuilderswelcomeareyoureadywelcometobuildasaberbuildyourownstartnowsaber..."


I swear, this just will never get old. Hysterical!!! 🤣

Eventually, Disney will fix this, and reel back in all these darling and enthusiastic shop clerks and have this be a more polished and understandable process. But for however long this messy hilarity lasts, I aim to enjoy it. Bright Suns!
 
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THE 1HAPPY HAUNT

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When Star Tours first opened, DL sold reproductions of the planetary travel posters from the exit queue. Less than $10 each. Best SW souvenirs ever. I remember they also sold little rubber 3P0s and R2s based on the designs used in the Droids TV series. There was no attempt to make everything fit into a logical timeline, or pretend you were anywhere else but Disneyland. And everybody was incredibly happy.
i had one of each of those 3p0 and r2 figures. i still have the r2 one somewhere.
 
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