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News Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Historical Construction/Impressions

SWGalaxysEdge

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So like when are they going to drop in the big Tie-Fighter on the Fantasyland side? I'm sure we'd see it from Chip-n-Dales if it were there yet. (This is not really a question I expect the forum to answer, I'm just wondering.)

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..working on the pad for it last I saw....
 

chadwpalm

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How far apart are the parks? I just did this in my SW group. 2 Images.
First 1 is the difference in overall construction. Roughly same state at the time. About 4 months apart.
Second one is the difference in the Falcon construction. - About 2-1/2 months apartView attachment 339988View attachment 339989
You also can't really assume that the two lands are being constructed in exactly the exact same order. While overall DL is going to be finished first, I know there are many elements at DHS that went up first, like the non-Falcon ship up on the landing pad.
 

SWGalaxysEdge

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ADA - For what it is worth, regarding ADA access to the rides:

RotR - The vehicle doors open on the "driver" side and the seats are at wheelchair height, but a transfer is required.
MF:SM - There 2 physical pods, unattached to the rest, for ADA riders. Not sure yet if they have to transfer or not. (checking)

I bring it up because I get asked about ADA access a lot and my wife is in a wheelchair.
 

Old Mouseketeer

Premium Member
ADA - For what it is worth, regarding ADA access to the rides:

RotR - The vehicle doors open on the "driver" side and the seats are at wheelchair height, but a transfer is required.
MF:SM - There 2 physical pods, unattached to the rest, for ADA riders. Not sure yet if they have to transfer or not. (checking)

I bring it up because I get asked about ADA access a lot and my wife is in a wheelchair.
I'm not so sure there won't be wheelchair accessible vehicles in RotR. It would make a lot more sense and I don't see why they couldn't manage it.
 

180º

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I'm not so sure there won't be wheelchair accessible vehicles in RotR. It would make a lot more sense and I don't see why they couldn't manage it.
I'm sure they could manage it if they wanted to, but I'm not sure if it would make a lot more sense. When weighing the pros and cons, I imagine they factor in that
1) Trackless vehicles inherently scoot out of the ride path to load and unload, reducing fear of cascades during a slow wheelchair transfer
and
2) Making a vehicle wheelchair-friendly vehicle probably means deleting two seats from a row, and even for that one seat, every bit of capacity matters in a ride reported to have only an average THRC.

But you could really go either way. After all, neither Pooh's Hunny Hunt nor Mystic Manor require transfers.

Ratatouille, on the other hand, does. I suspect it has something to do with the added motion base. If I'm not mistaken, we aren't quite sure if ROTR will have a motion base on its vehicle, but we do know it's Disney's first trackless ride vehicle with individual seats and seat belts instead of benches and lap bars. That seems to indicate turbulence or at least a strict ride envelope.

I'm inclined to believe @SWGalaxysEdge at the moment. If I'm wrong, I'll buy you two churros, which seems to be the going rate for a lost bet in this thread. ;)
 

Old Mouseketeer

Premium Member
I'm sure they could manage it if they wanted to, but I'm not sure if it would make a lot more sense. When weighing the pros and cons, I imagine they factor in that
1) Trackless vehicles inherently scoot out of the ride path to load and unload, reducing fear of cascades during a slow wheelchair transfer
and
2) Making a vehicle wheelchair-friendly vehicle probably means deleting two seats from a row, and even for that one seat, every bit of capacity matters in a ride reported to have only an average THRC.

But you could really go either way. After all, neither Pooh's Hunny Hunt nor Mystic Manor require transfers.

Ratatouille, on the other hand, does. I suspect it has something to do with the added motion base. If I'm not mistaken, we aren't quite sure if ROTR will have a motion base on its vehicle, but we do know it's Disney's first trackless ride vehicle with individual seats and seat belts instead of benches and lap bars. That seems to indicate turbulence or at least a strict ride envelope.

I'm inclined to believe @SWGalaxysEdge at the moment. If I'm wrong, I'll buy you two churros, which seems to be the going rate for a lost bet in this thread. ;)
Good points. But in this era, a small drop in capacity is not a consideration with ADA compliance. Little mermaid has two wheelchair "chariots" that I believe are single passenger.

I think the only consideration would be if it is unsafe for a wheelchair in the vehicle. But even then, they could have a separate motion instruction set in the operating software for the wheelchair vehicle(s).
 

britain

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For the record, I’m of the opinion that any report of “mid-ride disembarking” is mistaking the shuttle preshow (which is technically a vehicle of sorts) as part of “the ride”. That’s all the transferring I’m expecting. Anything beyond that would be a very unexpected and very unlikely surprise to me.
 

Incomudro

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For the record, I’m of the opinion that any report of “mid-ride disembarking” is mistaking the shuttle preshow (which is technically a vehicle of sorts) as part of “the ride”. That’s all the transferring I’m expecting. Anything beyond that would be a very unexpected and very unlikely surprise to me.
Yeah, there is no way we could expect guests to transfer mid-ride.
People (especially today) are... I'm trying to pick a non offensive term... "dense" and not alert.
They're often a physical mess too.
I don't expect much out of them, and I'm certain Disney is aware of that.
One boarding is more than enough of a psychological and physical workout for most to manage.
 
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SWGalaxysEdge

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Yeah, there is no way we could expect guests to transfer mid-ride.
People (especially today) are... I'm trying to pick a non offense term... "dense" and not alert.
They're often a physical mess too.
I don't expect much out of them, and I'm certain Disney is aware of that.
One boarding is more than enough of a psychological and physical workout for most to manage.
..why does me saying "I talked to someone working on the ride" have zero weight in this matter?
They directly told me there will be a transfer. I asked specifically because my wife is in a wheelchair and its hard for her to xfer.
He said that was the way it is made and CM's would be there to help.
 

Incomudro

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..why does me saying "I talked to someone working on the ride" have zero weight in this matter?
They directly told me there will be a transfer. I asked specifically because my wife is in a wheelchair and its hard for her to xfer.
He said that was the way it is made and CM's would be there to help.
I'm questioning it being mid-ride or thereabouts.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
..why does me saying "I talked to someone working on the ride" have zero weight in this matter?
They directly told me there will be a transfer. I asked specifically because my wife is in a wheelchair and its hard for her to xfer.
He said that was the way it is made and CM's would be there to help.
There once was a rumor that mid-ride guests would be getting off one ride vehicle and transferring over to another ride vehicle.
 
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