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

I visited Batuu today and my absolute favorite part was all the sounds. Every time an atmospheric sound played I went wild with enthusiasm. The MF feels alive if you hang around a while to listen to her engines struggling to spool up or the mechanics yelling over the loudspeakers to each other about their frustrations with repairing her. There's also really crazy 3D infinity-channel stereo Dolby Atmos level sounds of Podracers zooming across the land just beyond where you can see (read: realism achieved).

It absolutely feels like you left Disneyland, left Earth, and are on another planet.
 
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nesboy43

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To play devil's advocate, isn't the wand experience thing still popular at Universal? I honestly don't know, so asking.

I think one of the biggest issues with this land is all that all the attractions etc. are themed after the sequel trilogy. A few years and decades down the line it's going to be as if they built a Star Wars land in the 2000's that was themed exclusively to the prequels and stayed that way forever. It's pretty wild to think about, but this land is now a core part of Disneyland FOREVER from here on, which is a big reason why theming a DL land after a specific IP and not a broader concept is a bad idea, even if its mega blockbuster timeless one like SW.
I absolutely agree and argued the same point in this thread, that the land needs to be themed off what made the series have a long lasting legacy. The original trilogy. People don’t want “Hando” and “Kylo Ren” they want Luke, Chewie, and Darth Vader. I think “The First Order” and “Resistance” is so lame, just renamed Empire and Rebellion but without any back story.

The fact that the main ride is entirely based off the sequel trilogy and has the actors of it playing their roles is going to really date the ride and lessen its appeal. You know which characters don’t lose appeal? The ones that have already been around 40 years and have been loved by generations of people.

People argue “It’s a land for all era of Star Wars” but besides some toys they might sell I fail to see how.

One day we can only hope the land will change.
 
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THE 1HAPPY HAUNT

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I absolutely agree and argued the same point in this thread, that the land needs to be themed off what made the series have a long lasting legacy. The original trilogy. People don’t want “Hando” and “Kylo Ren” they want Luke, Chewie, and Darth Vader. I think “The First Order” and “Resistance” is so lame, just renamed Empire and Rebellion but without any back story.

The fact that the main ride is entirely based off the sequel trilogy and has the actors of it playing their roles is going to really date the ride and lessen its appeal. You know which characters don’t lose appeal? The ones that have already been around 40 years and have been loved by generations of people.

People argue “It’s a land for all era of Star Wars” but besides some toys they might sell I fail to see how.

One day we can only hope the land will change.
Thank you!! Finally someone elese gets my point of view!!
 

Incomudro

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I visited Batuu today and my absolute favorite part was all the sounds. Every time an atmospheric sound played I went wild with enthusiasm. The MF feels alive if you hang around a while to listen to it's engines struggling to spool up or the mechanics yelling over the loudspeakers to each other about their frustrations with repairing her. There's also really crazy 3D infinity-channel stereo Dolby Atmos level sounds of Podracers zooming across the land just beyond where you can see (read: realism achieved).

It absolutely feels like you left Disneyland, left Earth, and are on another planet.
This is really cool information.
 

Old Mouseketeer

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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.
Well, I'm proud of my snark. But the reality is that you went to many of those professionally or because of the contacts you built up over the years. My friend and I are going because it's a CM freebie.
 

VJ

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From the site that shall not be named...

The most anticipated theme park addition of all time is opening in just a few days at Disneyland Park, and Guest Relations is getting ready to handle the mobs of guests who are coming for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

The Guest Relations Tip Board will be moving across Main Street, U.S.A. and the Hub to in front of the Plaza Inn as part of Project Stardust

A new Guest Relations kiosk will be placed under the train bridge and secondary entrance into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from Big Thunder Trail in Frontierland as well. The entrance from Critter Country will be handling those with reservations to see the land.

Every Guest Relations Cast Member will receive a “Guest Relations D Pin” to wear in preparation for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge concerns and situations. This breaks Disneyland tradition of reserving the gold D Pin for those who are tour guides or VIP Tour Hosts and Hostesses, but should prevent escalation of concerns to supervisors simply for a Cast Member not having a “D-Pin”, which to our surprise, reportedly happens a lot.

If you’re planning on visiting the park and need to access the Tip Board or a Guest Relations kiosk, keep these new locations in mind. Also keep in mind that while Guest Relations Cast Members on site will be able to help with existing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservations, reservations for the land are fully booked up.
 

George Lucas on a Bench

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I absolutely agree and argued the same point in this thread, that the land needs to be themed off what made the series have a long lasting legacy. The original trilogy. People don’t want “Hando” and “Kylo Ren” they want Luke, Chewie, and Darth Vader. I think “The First Order” and “Resistance” is so lame, just renamed Empire and Rebellion but without any back story.

The fact that the main ride is entirely based off the sequel trilogy and has the actors of it playing their roles is going to really date the ride and lessen its appeal. You know which characters don’t lose appeal? The ones that have already been around 40 years and have been loved by generations of people.

People argue “It’s a land for all era of Star Wars” but besides some toys they might sell I fail to see how.

One day we can only hope the land will change.
I would rather see those characters as well. I'd actually rather see the prequel characters. That being said, this is a Disney Star Wars park obviously based on their series and not what came before it. It's all very calculated.
 

sedati

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A question for anyone that has been lucky enough to go there: what are the metal flooring of the Falcon like? It looks like a grating, but that would be tricky with any guest with heels. It looks very convincing in the VR that they just released, but I’m assuming it doesn’t actually have much in the way of gaps or even ridges.
 

HiJe

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Remember the upcharge tents at WDW? Turns out, that was a playtest for Galaxy's Edge as well. You can rent your own Batuuan cargo container for $300 a day. Access to ventilation in your cargo container is $25 extra.
Isn't this the pricing structure for the Gondola's as well?
 

Mac Tonight

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For those who have gotten to ride MF:
How would you rate the difficulty of learning how to operate the various controls? (1-10)
And as a follow-up, would you say not knowing what you're "doing" ruins the overall experience?
 

Disney Irish

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A question for anyone that has been lucky enough to go there: what are the metal flooring of the Falcon like? It looks like a grating, but that would be tricky with any guest with heels. It looks very convincing in the VR that they just released, but I’m assuming it doesn’t actually have much in the way of gaps or even ridges.
Who is wearing high heels to a theme park?
 

nesboy43

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I would rather see those characters as well. I'd actually rather see the prequel characters. That being said, this is a Disney Star Wars park obviously based on their series and not what came before it. It's all very calculated.
This is what I find silly. Disney pays 4 billion for an existing story, so they can tell a new story. Then they base all their merchandise for the property off their new story. Why not just skip the buyout in the first place? Seems like a waste of 4 billion to me if you have no interest in using the most popular characters in the series.

It would be like Disney buying Marvel and making all of their films based off of new super heroes they created instead of the old ones. When people think of Star Wars they think of Chewie, C3P0, Darth Vader, Luke, Leia, and R2D2. These characters that Disney created have only been around 4 years and were not even in any films by the time when the land started planning. Hondo who is a character made for a children's cartoon (I had to look it up) is the big AA for the ride? I guarantee you no one in the crowd over the age of 10 knows who he is.

Only nerds are into the "Universe of Star Wars". I grew up loving Star Wars and had seen all the tapes multiple times and had a ton of the video games but never did I care about the "extended universe" which is what this area is. A movie's universe is a setting but the characters and their interactions are what make a movie interesting. A setting that is "based off the universe of Star Wars" doesn't hold much appeal to me. I am going for some of the merchandise and the rides.
 

Ismael Flores

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This is what I find silly. Disney pays 4 billion for an existing story, so they can tell a new story. Then they base all their merchandise for the property off their new story. Why not just skip the buyout in the first place? Seems like a waste of 4 billion to me if you have no interest in using the most popular characters in the series.

It would be like Disney buying Marvel and making all of their films based off of new super heroes they created instead of the old ones. When people think of Star Wars they think of Chewie, C3P0, Darth Vader, Luke, Leia, and R2D2. These characters that Disney created have only been around 4 years and were not even in any films by the time when the land started planning. Hondo who is a character made for a children's cartoon (I had to look it up) is the big AA for the ride? I guarantee you no one in the crowd over the age of 10 knows who he is.

Only nerds are into the "Universe of Star Wars". I grew up loving Star Wars and had seen all the tapes multiple times and had a ton of the video games but never did I care about the "extended universe" which is what this area is. A movie's universe is a setting but the characters and their interactions are what make a movie interesting. A setting that is "based off the universe of Star Wars" doesn't hold much appeal to me. I am going for some of the merchandise and the rides.
well eventually some of those characters had to die and its not like the movies didn't have those characters in them.
 
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