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TP2000

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Not having kids, I don't know what would be good for them. But my fear is Disney goes the Bugs Land route like when they got complaints about DCA not having enough in it for small kids. I don't know how you put in a small spinner or the like and keep the 'you're in Batuu' conceit going.
As a willingly childless adult, I'm also stumped at what 21st century kids want, aside from Hershey bars on my front porch on October 31st.

That C Ticket elephant ride thing that Chapek cut from the land early in his Parks career seemed clever and fun, but I'm not sure that's what kids want. Do they? Anyone who has chosen to have kids in their life want to weigh in on if the cancelled C Ticket concept? Would that have helped?
 
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mickEblu

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Not having kids, I don't know what would be good for them. But my fear is Disney goes the Bugs Land route like when they got complaints about DCA not having enough in it for small kids. I don't know how you put in a small spinner or the like and keep the 'you're in Batuu' conceit going.
Yeah I agree. A spinner is not the answer.

Although I’d lie if I said I didn’t find Bugs Land more charming than SWL.
 

DanielBB8

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Best guess is what’s selling and not selling. Like I said many times, Batuu is unfamiliar. Sell something they know. How hard is that? Star Wars is an IP, but they did the exact opposite with it. They turned it into an original creation that many Disney fans would otherwise accept, but Star Wars fans reject. Two opposing approaches are in conflict and both can’t win.
 

TROR

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Not having kids, I don't know what would be good for them. But my fear is Disney goes the Bugs Land route like when they got complaints about DCA not having enough in it for small kids. I don't know how you put in a small spinner or the like and keep the 'you're in Batuu' conceit going.
It's a simple answer, really. You get rid of the 'you're in Batuu' concept and put in a spinner.
 
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BrianLo

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That C Ticket elephant ride thing that Chapek cut from the land early in his Parks career seemed clever and fun, but I'm not sure that's what kids want. Do they? Anyone who has chosen to have kids in their life want to weigh in on if the cancelled C Ticket concept? Would that have helped?
Based on the imagineering video, I'm actually not confident the height requirements would have been better.

Infact they might have been worse with the way that thing swayed.


I think RoTR is perfectly "for everyone". I realize it has a height requirement that precludes toddlers only. Frankly there comes a point when rides aren't really for everyone, a toddler is probably having a miserable time on Haunted mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean too, even if they can get on them.
 

RobWDW1971

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Millennial Falcon is totally for kids. It's a video game.
With someone shouting commands at you the entire time.

Now every time I ride it all I can do is focus on it until it becomes self-parody - "Gunners do this!!!" "Engineers fix this!!!". "Left pilot do that!!! "Something about canisters!!!"

Why can't we be shooting TIE fighters in an epic space battle again?

They included an actual iconic Star Wars element in the land with the Falcon and then went out of their way to make it still seem disconnected and remove any emotional attachment.

So it's now just one of Hondo's many ships he uses for stealing and you're piloting it to steal stuff for him. Uh, OK. That's not exactly my Millennium Falcon dream come true.

Whatever, I'll just ride Hyperspace Mountain again and have Star Wars music blasting before, during, and as I exit in a totally non-immersive way with a smile on my face.
 
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rsm

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You have a sleazy Rodian ‘carnie’ barking at younglings to ride his spinner cobbled together from broken land speeders and Podracers.
 

ThistleMae

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I'm following in here and on the Dis forums. Overall, most people have multiple criticisms of the land. I'm not a star wars fan but I do want to visit the new land, if for nothing else to experience the atmosphere. Hardly anyone has said the ride is amazing. So....I shall reserve my critique until November but I have to say I can't lower my expectations any further.
 

nesboy43

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With someone shouting commands at you the entire time.

Now every time I ride it all I can do is focus on it until it becomes self-parody - "Gunners do this!!!" "Engineers fix this!!!". "Left pilot do that!!! "Something about canisters!!!"

Why can't we be shooting TIE fighters in an epic space battle again?

They included an actual iconic Star Wars element in the land with the Falcon and then went out of their way to make it still seem disconnected and remove any emotional attachment.

So it's now just one of Hondo's many ships he uses for stealing and you're piloting it to steal stuff for him. Uh, OK. That's not exactly my Millennium Falcon dream come true.

Whatever, I'll just ride Hyperspace Mountain again and have Star Wars music blasting before, during, and as I exit in a totally non-immersive way with a smile on my face.
Totally agree with this. Flying the space ship should be fun and exciting and have you fighting Tie Fighters and Star Destroyers. Instead they made it about grabbing shipping containers? Who's idea was this. Star Wars is so simple, why do they have to screw it up so bad.
 

SSG

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It's a simple answer, really. You get rid of the 'you're in Batuu' concept and put in a spinner.
Yes. But I don't think Disney is ready to take that step. They will want to see if episode 9 is well received and creates more interest, and if RotR is the great ride we're hoping for. If not, it wouldn't be surprising if Batuu is converted to Star Wars land.
 

SirWillow

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Why can't we be shooting TIE fighters in an epic space battle again?
Maybe it's just me, but if I was in a space battle shooting at TIE fighters, I'd rather be flying an X-wing. But it would be hard for them to do a solo simulator. May have something similar happen with RoR though. We'll see
 

mickEblu

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Over on the WDW ROTR thread....


Latest word I have from a few days ago is that TDO is now expecting to have to announce a delay for the opening, but they're holding off on the announcement so as to not damage potential holiday resort bookings. Things continue to go poorly at both construction sites, the budget continues to balloon beyond requirements, and TDA is frankly in freak-out mode because September attendance is continuing to be abysmal even with APs unlocked. DHS data is beginning to settle in, and MFSR is regularly being outperformed in riders and queue times by Slinky Dog AND RnRC after 1:00 pm.

Reshoots are continuing for Episode 9 until October. Post production will go right down to the wire. Top executives at Disney have gotten involved with JJ and have given specific, direct orders to make certain changes in an attempt to bolster the entire franchise. Rian Johnson was given official notice by Disney that he is no longer to confirm he is making any future trilogy or working on any future movies. He was given the ability to be ambiguous about it, but no more confirmations per Disney legal. Essentially, he's a dead man walking when it comes to ever working with Star Wars again.
 
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