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lifeisgoodboy

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Theme parks really aren’t for kids. Most of them are overheated, crying, sleeping, or just wishing they were watching YouTube videos at home.

Actually, most of them are on their parent’s phones watching YouTube videos at the park anyways.

Bring on the taller height requirements!
If the park takes away the kids area in the park. Than yes, the theme park really isn't for kids. DCA had a kids area and they took it away.
 

Phroobar

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Today's Jim Hill podcast talked about how emersive the new star wars hotel will be. It will involve guests in story lines, interact with random characters, see scenes played out and be given secret missions to perform at Baatu. My guess it will be to read crates. It was the same exact BS we were feed about Galaxy's Edge that never happened. You would think park management would learn. All it will be is an expensive themed hotel with no cosplay at all.

Fool me once. Shame on you. Fool me twice. Shame on me.
 

Mickeyboof

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Today's Jim Hill podcast talked about how emersive the new star wars hotel will be. It will involve guests in story lines, interact with random characters, see scenes played out and be given secret missions to perform at Baatu. My guess it will be to read crates. It was the same exact BS we were feed about Galaxy's Edge that never happened. You would think park management would learn. All it will be is an expensive themed hotel with no cosplay at all.

Fool me once. Shame on you. Fool me twice. Shame on me.
I have the same fears. This is a rehash of what was promised verbatim by Disney and company in regards to the billion dollar land.

I refuse to pay thousands of dollars to witness low paid, eager eyed college program kids and flordia locals act out Star Wars stories.

I wonder how many experiences/ scenes are going to be magical pre recorded holograms.

Also, missions to perform on Batuu. Does that mean every cast member working in the land is briefed on these missions? The undertaking here is immense. All the cast members now need to learn what is happening in the hotel experience, or else the following might happen:

My last fly on the falcon, a nerdy dude was asked how many in his party. He giddily responded in character “One for the freight elevator!!”

The cast member looked at him dumbly. “Sorry, what?”

Still happy to speak Batuu, the dude says it again- “one for the freight elevator please!”

She doesn’t even say anything back when his poor face drops and he says “one for ADA.”

Bright suns! Can’t wait for Universal to whip up a Harry Potter hotel!!!
 

Dan deesnee

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Theme parks really aren’t for kids. Most of them are overheated, crying, sleeping, or just wishing they were watching YouTube videos at home.

Actually, most of them are on their parent’s phones watching YouTube videos at the park anyways.

Bring on the taller height requirements!
I guess it depends on what you classify as kids. I've got my 8th trip coming up in two months and can honestly say I never really see any kids starting at phones watching YouTube, etc. Taking pictures / selfies, and editing them, sure. Most kids seem to be having a blast. Just my experiences.
 

RobWDW1971

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Staying in an extensive hotel, buying an expensive glow stick and pressing a button repeatedly in the MF cockpit isn't my idea of living out a Star Wars fantasy. I never had any dream of living a Harry Potter fantasy either, but Universal still entertained me.
I got a fire breathing dragon on top of a building - they win.
 

Captn EO

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Today's Jim Hill podcast talked about how emersive the new star wars hotel will be. It will involve guests in story lines, interact with random characters, see scenes played out and be given secret missions to perform at Baatu. My guess it will be to read crates. It was the same exact BS we were feed about Galaxy's Edge that never happened. You would think park management would learn. All it will be is an expensive themed hotel with no cosplay at all.

Fool me once. Shame on you. Fool me twice. Shame on me.
I do feel foolish for believing SW Land was going to be more than what it was. It did not help that I visited Pandora for the first time 6 months before SW Land opened and was blown away. I was waiting for the next generation of Theme Park design. Even though I did have concerns with it being set in the ST and hearing that the falcon ride was based on a character I didn't know about, by the time the land opened I was ready for Disney to blow me away.

A lot of the land design is impressive, as is the scale. They however did not build a land that lived up to any of the fun, mystery, or excitement of Star Wars. It certainly is a cool land to go in and walk around in and shop in, but it just doesn't cut it for me for some reason. Meanwhile, Pandora is breathtaking and each of the rides are incredibly well done and have the same feel as the movie.

Everyone always mentioned Disney will come to a point where they price out the family or that they nickel and dime their customers for good. I think their price hikes combined with snake oil like salesmanship with Galaxy's Edge has finally caught up with them. The sad thing is, if history is anything to judge by, that it will take a new CEO to fix this as Iger will have too much of an ego to admit it's a failure. Instead the park's financial failure is blamed on too many in park musicians. and parking lot attendants
 

mickEblu

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Galaxies Edge is like going to a festival where your favorite singer/ band is performing. Except they re so tired of performing their hits so they choose to just sing their new songs because they re still excited about performing them.

Galaxies Edge was just a vanity project for the imagineers. Scott gave us what he wanted or at best what he thought people wanted. Not what we really wanted. Before anyone brings up Chapeks cuts, I still think there is a lot fundamentally wrong with the land that doesn’t have anything to do with the cuts.
 
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mickEblu

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The whole thing is funny because Disney saw how successful Potter Land was and their takeaway was that they need to build a super immersive land based on a mega popular single IP. Failing to realize that the reason Potter land is successful is because it’s fun/ happy/whimsical. So in other words failing to realize that it was basically like everything they already do. Failing to realize that they were just trying to copy Universals attempt to do Disney. It worked with Cars Land and Pandora because those IP are in line with Disney’s core brand and approach at the parks. Not to mention they had some top notch imagineers leading the project.
 
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DanielBB8

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Imagineering couldn't be so dense to not understand what Star Wars fans really want. They were beholden to Iger and executives at LucasFilm that wanted to focus on the Sequel Trilogy. They tried to thread the needle to satisfy anyone, but the hardcore fans. This mess came from the Top. Not only are they desperate to fix Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, the Rise of Skywalker is having it's own severe problems with reshoots and everything else that they got to get it right in December/January or the whole mess becomes an even bigger debacle.
 

Mac Tonight

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Imagineering couldn't be so dense to not understand what Star Wars fans really want. They were beholden to Iger and executives at LucasFilm that wanted to focus on the Sequel Trilogy. They tried to thread the needle to satisfy anyone, but the hardcore fans. This mess came from the Top. Not only are they desperate to fix Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, the Rise of Skywalker is having it's own severe problems with reshoots and everything else that they got to get it right in December/January or the whole mess becomes an even bigger debacle.
Every. Major. Motion. Picture. Goes. Through. Reshoots.
 

DanielBB8

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I was defending Imagineering and blaming the executives. Somehow you think this is about me. If you think the public is not so forgiving of Star Wars, your argument isn't with me.
 

SSG

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A rumor going around various Star Wars fan groups is the original GE plan was to have the entire saga represented--all 3 trilogies--so Luke, Vader, Darth Maul, Padme, Rey, etc. would all be present as characters and in attractions. But Iger himself nixed it because he thought The Force Awakes and the sequel movies would be crazy popular, so GE should just be based on just the sequels.

Like I said, just a rumor, so grain of salt and all that, but man; not a great call if it's true.
 
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