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

MisterPenguin

President of Animal Kingdom
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Changing the discussion back to the capacity of RotR... I have just been thinking about this some more, and actually can see merit behind the assumption that theoretical capacity could be close to 4,000 pph.

Obviously, this is the theoretical, with all things working as intended.

4,000 people per hour, with 8 people per vehicle. This means 500 vehicles need to be launched per hour. Or rather, 8.33 vehicles need to be launched per minute. Let us call this an even 8 vehicles a minute (meaning an adjusted 3,840 pph figure).

Keeping in mind that this is the EXACT amount of vehicles loading at any given time, as the rumors suggest it is 4 pairs of two vehicles. These two vehicles launch at the same time. What this effectively means is that each pair of two vehicles has a minute to load, check, and dispatch. If there is an attendant at each bay (which is possible), this could easily be done in a minute. Especially as unload is a separate process, and does not play into this timing!

For example, vehicles 1 & 2 launch at 0:00. Vehicles 3 & 4 launch at 0:15. Vehicles 5 & 6 launch at 0:30. Vehicles 7 & 8 launch at 0:45. Then back to vehicles 1 & 2, launching on the next minute.

Giving each vehicle a minute to effectively dispatch seems incredibly reasonable!

Of course, the biggest limitation under this assumption is that vehicles do not linger in a scene for more than 15 seconds at a time. One counterpoint to this is that vehicles will be spinning, and direction is controlled — therefore long corridors could involve vehicles being positioned in a way that they do not see those who are 15 seconds in front on the ride.

However, are there only 2 lifts per section? Or 4? If it is 2 per section, this could create a little more difficulty, getting the previous vehicle up (or down), and resetting in 15 seconds.... but who knows, maybe that is possible, or there are duplicate lifts!

Again, this is the theoretical maximum output, but I don’t see as 3,840 pph as impossible. Certainly not from a loading and dispatch perspective, as there are the four bays — but more from a ride scene perspective, positioning vehicles correctly and scenes to be resetting every 15 seconds. The vehicles are supposed to be whizzy and spinny though, so just a thought...
I think you're making too much of the coincidence that there are 8 vehicles launching together and they need to launch 8 per minute for that 4,000 pph number.

The 'leak' says that the 8 vehicles are loaded all together with a group of 64 people entering the loading room at once. That's going to take more than a minute.

4,000 pph is unheard of except for just a few attractions.
 

TP2000

Well-Known Member
Unrelated to anything except the actual Star Wars Land...

According to my nephew up at Stanford who has a friend from Hawaii, the word "batu" in Hawaiian is island slang for methamphetamine, also called "rock" or "stone". The Hawaiian word batu with one 'u' is pronouced the same way the Imagineers have been pronouncing the name of their fictional planet with two u's, as Batuu.

Phonetically, the two spellings of the word are prounounced the same; Bah-two

I just looked that little factoid up, and it's true according to Urban Dictionary. But then, I'm sure the WDI folks already knew that. :rolleyes:

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=batu
 
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MisterPenguin

President of Animal Kingdom
Premium Member
Unrelated to anything except the actual Star Wars Land...

According to my nephew up at Stanford who has a friend from Hawaii, the word "batu" in Hawaiian is island slang for methamphetamine, also called "rock" or "stone". The Hawaiian word batu with one 'u' is pronouced the same way the Imagineers have been pronouncing the name of their fictional planet with two u's, as Batuu.

Phonetically, the two spellings of the word are prounounced the same; Bah-two

I just looked that little factoid up, and it's true according to Urban Dictionary. But then, I'm sure the WDI folks already knew that. :rolleyes:

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=batu
Disney! Is that a batu?! I'm calling police!!

 

Exomonia

Member
I think you're making too much of the coincidence that there are 8 vehicles launching together and they need to launch 8 per minute for that 4,000 pph number.

The 'leak' says that the 8 vehicles are loaded all together with a group of 64 people entering the loading room at once. That's going to take more than a minute.

4,000 pph is unheard of except for just a few attractions.
I do get that 3,840 pph is very high and nearly unprecedented! Higher than Pirates even.

My point was more around how it was possible — and therefore, I don’t think a capacity of even 3,000 pph is out of the question, unlike estimates of only 1,800 pph.

We can effectively look at a “duo” of vehicles as “one” vehicle, if they launch together. So it could be looked at as a 16 passenger vehicle (of which 4 in total are simultaneously loading).

Disneyland’s Pirates is 22 people per boat, averaging a 23 second dispatch from a single stream. This gets 3,400 theoretical pph.

Looking at 16 per vehicle, with 4 “streams”, allows much more buffer time to load.

You mentioned about the ‘leak’ saying that all 64 people will enter the four rooms at once. I agree, if this holds true, it stuffs up my theory.

But I do wonder whether they could lead everyone to wait outside the cell (think Simpsons ride style, with 16 people waiting outside the doors of each room) which then have staggered openings. Then the 16 enter the loading room as the 16 before them hop into the vehicles. A minute later, when that group departs, the current people start to load, as the doors behind open and the room “holds” the next 16 people for a minute.

It really depends on how they do that, though, and the accuracy of the loading style from the leak this far out.

Just an interesting discussion point :)
 

SWGalaxysEdge

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I do get that 3,840 pph is very high and nearly unprecedented! Higher than Pirates even.

My point was more around how it was possible — and therefore, I don’t think a capacity of even 3,000 pph is out of the question, unlike estimates of only 1,800 pph.

We can effectively look at a “duo” of vehicles as “one” vehicle, if they launch together. So it could be looked at as a 16 passenger vehicle (of which 4 in total are simultaneously loading).

Disneyland’s Pirates is 22 people per boat, averaging a 23 second dispatch from a single stream. This gets 3,400 theoretical pph.

Looking at 16 per vehicle, with 4 “streams”, allows much more buffer time to load.

You mentioned about the ‘leak’ saying that all 64 people will enter the four rooms at once. I agree, if this holds true, it stuffs up my theory.

But I do wonder whether they could lead everyone to wait outside the cell (think Simpsons ride style, with 16 people waiting outside the doors of each room) which then have staggered openings. Then the 16 enter the loading room as the 16 before them hop into the vehicles. A minute later, when that group departs, the current people start to load, as the doors behind open and the room “holds” the next 16 people for a minute.

It really depends on how they do that, though, and the accuracy of the loading style from the leak this far out.

Just an interesting discussion point :)
...and they have 30 ride vehicles total, if that factors in at all.
 

Professortango1

Well-Known Member
I think you're making too much of the coincidence that there are 8 vehicles launching together and they need to launch 8 per minute for that 4,000 pph number.

The 'leak' says that the 8 vehicles are loaded all together with a group of 64 people entering the loading room at once. That's going to take more than a minute.

4,000 pph is unheard of except for just a few attractions.
The 64 people aren't being ushered into 8 vehicles directly. The 64 people get off the transport and are organized into groups of 8 each in front of a door. That door opens and they will enter a smaller room. I'm not sure if this is where the safety spiel/final preshow will occur or if this room will be the loading room. The point is, they aren't trying to load a group of 64, there are 8 teams loading a group of 8. Kind of like Simpsons/BttF.
 

SWGalaxysEdge

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This just in...The "Smuggler's Run" (Falcon) attraction has 3 separate entrances! Fast pass, Single rider, and Stand by and they each have their own way in!

One of the entrances is through the previously mentioned "vent" in the side of the mountain area (see image #1) and the other 2 are behind the Falcon.(see image #2)

Educated GUESS - the "Fastpass" entrance will be the "vent" one since it is right next to a turntable. Not confirmed.

*NOTE image #1, I initially was guessing at what it was for.

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queuelines.png
 

SWGalaxysEdge

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UNCONFIRMED right now, but I have been told there will be a LANDSPEEDER in the queue area for "Smuggler's Run"
My source said they are gonna go verify it tomorrow. Today was busy with construction and could not get there.
 

sirstude

Member
I remember when Indy opened, just happened to be down then, and they gave us decoders for the writing on the walls. Was a lot of fun.
 

nevol

Well-Known Member
What are the odds that we get the opening date for Star Wars Land for Disneyland in an ad during the super bowl?
Been hopeful for this for a long time. The christmas special was just evidence that they are ready to produce an ad for the land of this caliber.
 
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