I don't think you realized that you actually answered your own question.But you're in a bar, the only one in the park, you are literally there to buy drinks. No one goes to Starbucks and buy 4 coffees, at least normal people . But in a bar, you can get people buying all night if the atmosphere is right for it. And Disney knows that, because they are only expanding bar areas in other areas of the resort like the hotels and DTD. But then the one place you provide drinks at DL, you turn it into a hole the wall. I don't understand the thinking personally.
I guess to me that still doesn't make a lot of sense. People will be doing that anyway. And since its smaller, it just means more people will be standing around just waiting for a table. Ever been to Trader Sam's on a Saturday night? No one there ever seem encouraged to move on quickly even with a line of people out the door, but I digress. And I don't really understand if you don't want people lounging around then why bother making it a bar in the first place? But OK, none of it is a huge deal, they have their reasons and what you're saying make sense I guess. I just don't see the point if you are building a land that is designed to keep people lingering but then expect them to move through it fast.I don't think you realized that you actually answered your own question.
As you say, many will hang around a bar for long periods of time, nursing several drinks and taking up a spot that prevents others from using the same spot. That's something that Disney does NOT want. They want people to come in, sample, then get out and make room for someone else to come in. Not occupy a place for a long period of time. So what's one way they can try to ensure that people are moving in and out at a steady rate? Make it a smaller place with a lower occupancy that encourages people to move along instead of staying around and lingering.
To play devil's advocate, isn't the wand experience thing still popular at Universal? I honestly don't know, so asking.The shops, restaurants, and other "small details" of the land will be one and done experiences after the initial hype and excitement dies down.
Three Broomsticks is still packed with lines waiting to get in on slow days in Florida as well. So are many of the shops. That whole area is constantly busy, and it's one area that you wouldn't know a slow day was one except for the shorter lines for the Potter rides.But go to 3 Broomsticks, and the place is packed on Slow Days, same with Moe's Tavern.
So yes, in 10 years, 200 seats will still probably not be enough seats for the Cantina.
The two times that we wanted to do the wand show at Olivanders in the last year and a half, that's what we rope dropped. (We used the Universal Express pass for the rides). On days in mid January and February, when the park was slow, it had a 30 minute wait for it when we came out, and later on in the day it was posted at 45 minutes.To play devil's advocate, isn't the wand experience thing still popular at Universal? I honestly don't know, so asking.
Picture three is looks like the fruit from star wars rebel. Where ezra and Zeb were going to the market. The fruit is called
At more than one press event I was invited to, I also had VIP invites and/or industrial guest credentials. And it put me in some strange situations.I'm going on 5/21. Not bragging, just saying. Well, OK, I'm bragging. A little. OK, a lot. NEENER, NEENER, NEENER, press corps!!!
Are you two done comparing who has the larger exclusivity??? Afterall everyone knows It's not the size of your back stage access but how you use it. Boys will be boys.N
At more than one press event I was invited to, I also had VIP invites and/or industrial guest credentials. And it put me in some strange situations.
One is how the different tiers are treated, one is the meals. The VIP spread is much nicer than the press. As for the industrial folks, they are mainly still working and don't have time to eat.
But then came the events, where I had to take photos from the camera platform, but also sometimes be in front of it. That was taken care of by some great people, sometimes someone would use my camera, sometimes they broke the "wall" and called me out while standing with the press,
And then there were the interviews. Many times, I did mine for the most part in advance, so I could just release it right after the event. This came in handy, as sometimes I had to be interviewed by others.
It was interesting to say the least. a challenge, but a fun one.
So, OM, be proud of your NEENER, but remember, a few of the press was at the first CM event.