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

mickEblu

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IMO it's not overrated. If anything underrated because it's out in HK where most don't know about it.

But that's the topic for another thread.
Overrated amongst us theme park nuts. Who cares about Joe Shmo? He’s not going to Hong Kong Disneyland or has any clue about Mystic Manor anyway.
 

eddie104

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It doesn’t look too bad but the colors due invoke this lifeless feel. However I haven’t been to GE yet so I can’t get a true sense of the land till I visit.
 

RobWDW1971

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I love astromechs, especially the ones in the Star Tours queue, but Galaxy’s Edge is overkill with the droids. There’s two aliens and like 100 droids.
If there were 100 shiny, working, moving droids that would have been amazing. Unfortunately, it's a rusty, silent, static droid graveyard. That creative choice is astounding to me. It's almost like WDI had such a chip on their shoulder to be "too cool for school" and to intentionally NOT do what made Star Tours and the Harry Potter lands so great. Well, mission accomplished!

Give me DHS' AT-AT with the fake forest any day (with actual Star Wars music playing).
 
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GoofGoof

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to me that information from micechat makes no sense. what benefits do the surrounding business get especially hotels by unblocking oasshokders that would most likely arrive by car. They would just park pass the day at the park and leave. they wouldn't rent a room or shop around the anaheim resort.

I believe Disney, the media and bloggers all had part in the low crowds. all those videos of claima that Disneyland would be inundated with hords of people would reports at times claiming six digit numbers on opening week.
then Disney decided to run with that idea and kept telling people don’t show up it will be busy and you need reservations and even after reservations you ate not guaranteed admittance to land because of crowds.

tourist decides to delay their trips and pass holders got blocked out. then add high ticket prices that prices out many locals with families and you get a ghost town.

removing blackouts will most likely fill the park but i doubt it will help bring business to the surrounding business.

and isnt D23 suppose to be soon? that will help the area and most likely attendance as well.
would be smart to offer discounts to parks for D23 attendants
AP holders can and I’m sure do stay at hotels. Florida locals are one of the larger demographics of DVC owners at WDW. Some people who live a few hours away may not want to drive back and forth in a day. Sure there are plenty of people who would drive in, park and then leave and drive home but there are probably some AP holders who also stay over at least some nights. Based on the food prices in the parks it’s also not inconceivable that people would eat outside the parks at a local business either on their way in or on their way out. I’m not saying that the rumor is true, but it does make some sense that local businesses would be hurt too.

I agree that the hype around crowds at opening probably turned off a lot of tourists. I also think it hurts that the same identical land is opening at WDW. People east of the Mississippi (especially the heavily populated Northeast) aren’t as likely to make a 5 or 6 hour flight to CA to see the Star Wars stuff when they can hop a cheap, less than 2 hour flight or drive to Florida. If this land was exclusive to DLR there would be a bigger surge of SW geeks heading to CA.
 

drod1985

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Gosh the negativity is exhausting. If you guys don't like the land then why not just move on and discuss what you *do* enjoy about the Disney parks? Not sure why we have to have the same cyclical and non-productive conversations over and over again.

And for the record: I think GE has its faults for sure. But the land is what it is, and there are still plenty of phenomenal aspects in that park to admire.
 

RobWDW1971

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Gosh the negativity is exhausting. If you guys don't like the land then why not just move on and discuss what you *do* enjoy about the Disney parks? Not sure why we have to have the same cyclical and non-productive conversations over and over again.

And for the record: I think GE has its faults for sure. But the land is what it is, and there are still plenty of phenomenal aspects in that park to admire.
I love the Mickey pretzels!!!
 

TROR

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Gosh the negativity is exhausting. If you guys don't like the land then why not just move on and discuss what you *do* enjoy about the Disney parks? Not sure why we have to have the same cyclical and non-productive conversations over and over again.

And for the record: I think GE has its faults for sure. But the land is what it is, and there are still plenty of phenomenal aspects in that park to admire.
Because the parks are never completed and therefore we should discuss what should change to improved them because we love the parks?
 

drod1985

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Because the parks are never completed and therefore we should discuss what should change to improved them because we love the parks?
I love (and share) this sentiment. But it is generally not expressed as positively as you outline. There's a big difference between "GE is a failure, and an X-Wing coaster would've saved it" and "GE has potential, I'd like to see a ride like an X-Wing coaster added."

These are of course not direct quotes, but generalizations to illustrate to my point.
 

TROR

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I love (and share) this sentiment. But it is generally not expressed as positively as you outline. There's a big difference between "GE is a failure, and an X-Wing coaster would've saved it" and "GE has potential, I'd like to see a ride like an X-Wing coaster added."

These are of course not direct quotes, but generalizations to illustrate to my point.
An X Wing coaster? Hey, that’s not a bad idea. They should take out that dud Falcon ride and put that in its place!
 

RobWDW1971

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I love (and share) this sentiment. But it is generally not expressed as positively as you outline. There's a big difference between "GE is a failure, and an X-Wing coaster would've saved it" and "GE has potential, I'd like to see a ride like an X-Wing coaster added."

These are of course not direct quotes, but generalizations to illustrate to my point.
GE is a depressing, soulless mess that WDI completely missed the mark on and it saddens me to no end.

(But I love the choo choo train!!!) ;)
 
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RobWDW1971

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Gosh the negativity is exhausting. If you guys don't like the land then why not just move on and discuss what you *do* enjoy about the Disney parks? Not sure why we have to have the same cyclical and non-productive conversations over and over again.

And for the record: I think GE has its faults for sure. But the land is what it is, and there are still plenty of phenomenal aspects in that park to admire.
Had to go back and check the thread title, I thought we were accidentally on the "Phenomenal Aspects of Walt Disney's Disneyland That We Admire" thread, but nope it is still "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Disneyland Opening reports/reviews". Hmmmm, guess that's why people are posting (mostly negative) reviews of Disneyland's Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
Had to go back and check the thread title, I thought we were accidentally on the "Phenomenal Aspects of Walt Disney's Disneyland That We Admire" thread, but nope it is still "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Disneyland Opening reports/reviews". Hmmmm, guess that's why people are posting (mostly negative) reviews of Disneyland's Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.
Haven’t seen a review in pages. Just the same handful of people posting the same stuff over and over.
 

Snow Queen

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On the droid front, I think the pair they have in the Droid Depot are adorable. I wish they had put a few similarly animated ones under the awnings outside.
 

ParkPeeker

Active Member
Gosh the negativity is exhausting. If you guys don't like the land then why not just move on and discuss what you *do* enjoy about the Disney parks? Not sure why we have to have the same cyclical and non-productive conversations over and over again.

And for the record: I think GE has its faults for sure. But the land is what it is, and there are still plenty of phenomenal aspects in that park to admire.
If you feel that the negativity about the land on this thread is exhausting, you should make posts about all the things that make you like it, rather than calling people out for how they feel. It's not their fault that no one here is saying anything positive.

I feel like anyone who disagrees just calls out how much of a downer everyone else is instead of actually talking about why they like it. That's not productive
 

drod1985

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If you feel that the negativity about the land on this thread is exhausting, you should make posts about all the things that make you like it, rather than calling people out for how they feel. It's not their fault that no one here is saying anything positive.

I feel like anyone who disagrees just calls out how much of a downer everyone else is instead of actually talking about why they like it. That's not productive
I, and others, have made plenty of positive posts about the land. The difference is for some reason the negative feedback has to be reposted over and over again.

And I agree with most of the constructive criticism. Just don’t feel the need to beat that horse repeatedly.
 

drod1985

Well-Known Member
On the droid front, I think the pair they have in the Droid Depot are adorable. I wish they had put a few similarly animated ones under the awnings outside.
All of the droids should’ve been fully animatronic like that. I understand some can move when you hack them via the Disney Play app, but that’s not enough. They should be active at all times.
 
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