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News Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Disney's Hollywood Studios opening date


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Smuggler Run is next to the Toy Story entrance ( or FantasyLand entrance in DL) is set in the city outpost setting.
while The Rise entrance next to Muppets (or Critter Country entrance in DL) is set in a forest setting.
On May 31, in DL crowds will be entry and leaving the same entrance until Rise will become available. Same thing at Disney World on August 29 on the Toy Story side. I would not want to be anywhere near DHS on that date.


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I love how people are getting all bent out of shape that the land will open “half finished“ and “still under construction“ as if half the land will still be covered in scaffolding and stuff as opposed to the reality of the door being closed on a single ride.

I am super excited about the prospect of no FastPass. Make this a little bit less of a headache for the average Joe.
I am using English so anyone with a basic understanding of the language should understand.

Who cares about September guests? What about May guests? Should the open the land with no rides so they can experience some of the land.

They advertised late fall and now it is opening at WDW in the late summer. Are you going to WDW in September? It seem you really want it to be open then.

I believe they should open Galaxy’s Edge when it’s done

Scenerio 1: The complete land opens

People want to be the first to see this land and the opening is crazy busy, but the full land is open to spread the crowds around through out the whole land. Full capacity is achievable. Even still some guest are not able to ride both attractions
Media is able to judge the completed land as a whole

Scenerio 2:
One ride is open.

People who want to be first to see the land come and the opening is crazy busy, however there is only one ride open. This reduces the capacity of the land. Now there is not an additional attraction that pushes 20,000+ Guests through it a day. Due to capacity issue more people are turned away from the land. Everyone that does make it into the land will not be able to ride the single open attraction due to demand. People are upset they went to Star Wars land and couldn’t ride the ride. Since most people go to Disney for the rides they are understandable upset.

Media reviews Galaxy’s Edge with the caveat that is isn’t finished.
I haven't seen anyone acknowledge the chance that Galaxy's Edge might soft open in advance of Smuggler's Run being ready.
In addition, Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom didn't receive four of its major attractions until four years after the park opened.

Also, Mickey's Toontown didn't get Roger Rabbit for a year.

Also, New Fantasyland didn't open with the Mine Train.

It really isn't any more simple than if something is ready, you open it. You don't deny the experience to the majority of people who will appreciate it just because there's the selfish few people who will raise a stink just because they're not getting everything now now NOW NOW NOW.

How the entire SW universe feels about those announced dates..


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Many Bothans died to bring this information....

So, after talking with my insiders, WDI have planned ROTR to be opened later than the rest of the land for a while now. After having lots of problems, they knew they wouldn’t make the target date. The land opening way ahead of schedule was almost undoubtedly Iger’s handiwork as park attendance across the country has been low, plus the quarterly analysis. Likewise, operationally, they probably want to avoid a Diagon Alley incident. Simply put, Falcon has been very reliable in testing, but ROTR hasn’t been. From an operations standpoint, it’s going to be a nightmare to keep running before it breaks down, as well as the upkeep. They want to work out all the issues before trying to open.

That being said, if you’re visiting Disneyland late July, you may have a possibility of a soft opening for ROTR, but that’s one very big IF.


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So I might be crazy but my family and I had planned to go to WDW in 2020 for spring break to visit SWL (Star Wars Land). We’re still going to do that but August 29 was just too soon and still before school starts for the kids so I just had to book a 3 night jaunt down there. We know it will be insane but got a discount at Boardwalk about 2 minutes after the announcement and I’m looking forward to saying I was there opening day. As a geek in his 40s I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve! I can’t wait!


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I think the opposite. They're trying to dilute the surge by splitting it in half.

So glad I check out on August 24, which is check-in day for the lunacy week.
Well we check out 8/28... so happy to be checking out before the day of madness, but just hoping the early part of the week is not too


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Can someone clarify this...

"During Extra Magic Hours guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can spend extra time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying select attractions."

Do you think they are saying screw the peasants who are staying at the value and moderate resorts?
That’s always the wording. All Disney-owned resorts are included.


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Can someone clarify this...

"During Extra Magic Hours guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can spend extra time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying select attractions."

Do you think they are saying screw the peasants who are staying at the value and moderate resorts?
They use this normally but, it is referring to the Disney owned hotels..Not the good neighbor hotels or other hotels that are not owned by the company..
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I’m curious if all the shops and restaurants will be open for phase 1? Or if some of them will still need to be completed and held for phase 2?
Oh, don't you worry...they will make sure they are all open. At least the stores. Maybe a tiny kiosk here or there won't be ready, but before that sucker opens they will make sure every available spot is chock full of ways for people to buy stuff. No question.


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I am genuinely puzzled by the reaction to this announcement relative to DHS’ SW:GE. The land wasn’t scheduled to open until late Fall. They made the call that one of the rides could open 2-3 months ahead of schedule - how is that not a positive?
Because a good majority of people on this forum are eternally obsessed with being irrationally bitter at everything Disney does. They take being a fan way too seriously, almost borderline mental illness. They believe every move the company makes is a personal offence and that their sad lives are over because of said decision. Its why I have learned not to pay attention to their idiotic moaning and groaning all the time.


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What's funny is that these three days are probably the ones that they would have wanted to block the most. We don't have that pass, we just found humor in that fact.
Oh, don't be so sure. It's frigging brilliant, really.

They WANT the place overrun the first few days while press is still watching. No one will ever forget those pictures of the Potter lines that went around City Walk. They want this to overshadow that as much as possible. I'm sure the aerial shots will be breathtaking.

They could have easily scheduled this three days later and avoided the extra access from those passholders. They want people waiting 8 or 9 hours to get into the land. This was not a mistake nor an accident.

That's why it is so smart. While it still will be ungodly busy even after the three days are up, it won't be quite as bad as it could have been had they not been blacked out the rest of the year. They are ensuring that the headlines will scream on the first days that people are lined up half way to Epcot to get in, then they get a tiny bit of breathing room.

It could have been easily avoided had they wanted to - but they didn't want to, because they want this to be the biggest theme park event of all time, regardless of actual guest experience on those first days.
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