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

TROR

Well-Known Member
FEEL like, or pretend to be?
Pretend as in I’m put in the role of the character, not that I’m acting as Luke during the ride. Just in the same way you’re Alice on Alice in Wonderland or Snow White on Snow White’s Scary Adventures. The action happens to you just as it does for our hero in the movie. You don’t go to a theme park to watch the hero, you go there to be the hero. It’s an experience, not a movie. I don’t want to watch X Wings shoot down TIEs, I want to be in the X Wing shooting TIEs.

Replace Falcon with X Wing coaster.
 

britain

Well-Known Member
Who cares about canon. It’s a theme park.

What about plain old theme park fun.

I’d rather immersive myself in a concept than a strict story. Has anyone been to a murder mystery party where they give you a script you have to follow? It’s awful.

Luke, Leia, you can and should be whoever you wanna be.

I get it, yes, do whatever you'd like. It's a little like whilst on the Indiana Jones ride, I feel like I'm Indy... until we meet up with Indy, at which point I yell, "Help us Indy!"

All part of this crazy bit of theater we call play.
 

britain

Well-Known Member
Pretend as in I’m put in the role of the character, not that I’m acting as Luke during the ride. Just in the same way you’re Alice on Alice in Wonderland or Snow White on Snow White’s Scary Adventures. The action happens to you just as it does for our hero in the movie. You don’t go to a theme park to watch the hero, you go there to be the hero. It’s an experience, not a movie. I don’t want to watch X Wings shoot down TIEs, I want to be in the X Wing shooting TIEs.

Replace Falcon with X Wing coaster.

Sorry, I don't understand why shooting down TIEs in the Falcon isn't good, but shooting down TIEs in an X-wing is?
 

Mickeyboof

Well-Known Member
I get it, yes, do whatever you'd like. It's a little like whilst on the Indiana Jones ride, I feel like I'm Indy... until we meet up with Indy, at which point I yell, "Help us Indy!"

All part of this crazy bit of theater we call play.

Great. So then we agree. You can be whoever you choose.

I prefer to be myself on these rides. Me, in the temple of doom. Me at Batuu.

Some prefer to be Luke.

Why not! Let’s keep playing. Woohoo!
 

TROR

Well-Known Member
Sorry, I don't understand why shooting down TIEs in the Falcon isn't good, but shooting down TIEs in an X-wing is?
I’ve never had a desire to fly the Falcon like I have to fly an X Wing. They’re fast, they’re fun, they’re the hero’s fighter. I don’t remember if you’ve been on the Falcon, but it’s so boring. Compared to Hyperspace Mountain where you’re zooming around in an “X Wing,” it falls completely flat. With a large indoor space full of TIEs and Star Destroyers and guests riding in X Wings, it’s a much better experience.

Pretty sure this is exactly what RotR is going to do.
Except for the alleged part where guests just watch the space battle through a view port instead of take part in it.

I’m still looking forward to Rise of the Resistance and am hopeful for the ride. I need to be or else there’s nothing in Star Wars land for me to enjoy and that makes me sad.
 

britain

Well-Known Member
I’ve never had a desire to fly the Falcon like I have to fly an X Wing. They’re fast, they’re fun, they’re the hero’s fighter. I don’t remember if you’ve been on the Falcon, but it’s so boring. Compared to Hyperspace Mountain where you’re zooming around in an “X Wing,” it falls completely flat. With a large indoor space full of TIEs and Star Destroyers and guests riding in X Wings, it’s a much better experience.

Ah - okay, so it's an issue with the experience as currently implemented. I thought you were saying "I gotta shoot at TIEs! RotR isn't giving me the chance to shoot at TIEs! And Falcon doesn't either!" which confused me.
 

Mickeyboof

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I’ve never had a desire to fly the Falcon like I have to fly an X Wing. They’re fast, they’re fun, they’re the hero’s fighter. I don’t remember if you’ve been on the Falcon, but it’s so boring. Compared to Hyperspace Mountain where you’re zooming around in an “X Wing,” it falls completely flat. With a large indoor space full of TIEs and Star Destroyers and guests riding in X Wings, it’s a much better experience.


Except for the alleged part where guests just watch the space battle through a view port instead of take part in it.

I’m still looking forward to Rise of the Resistance and am hopeful for the ride. I need to be or else there’s nothing in Star Wars land for me to enjoy and that makes me sad.

I am hopeful as well, but I also recognize almost every element I was excited for with GE had been cut, without anyone really knowing.

Therefore, I am not holding my breath for this ride. Seeing what happened to the land as a whole, I think it’s goimg to be a thrilless shell of a ride.
 

britain

Well-Known Member
Or ask this guy too, forced to watch from the sidelines...

385842
 

captveg

Well-Known Member
Except for the alleged part where guests just watch the space battle through a view port instead of take part in it.

Think of this part as the pictures in the Haunted Mansion hallway between the Stretching Room and getting in the actual vehicles.

Once you are in the vehicles the ride is more like living in a Sequel Era variation on the escape back to the Falcon on the Death Star for Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie in the original film. Which is the right choice, because another space battle ride would be even more redundant to Star Tours and Falcon.
 

TROR

Well-Known Member
Think of this part as the pictures in the Haunted Mansion hallway between the Stretching Room and getting in the actual vehicles.

Once you are in the vehicles the ride is more like living in a Sequel Era variation on the escape back to the Falcon on the Death Star for Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie in the original film. Which is the right choice, because another space battle ride would be even more redundant to Star Tours and Falcon.
Perhaps I misread it because I was thinking this was a part of the ride itself. I’ll have to go back and reread it more carefully.

Edit: According to the article, "The ride vehicles travel through the halls of the Star Destroyer, pausing at times to let riders watch the battle unfold on large projection screens."
 
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socaljoeyb

Active Member
RotR seems to have a similar ride structure to Haunted Mansion.

Transport = Stretching Room
Docking Bay with Stormtroopers = Hallway

Then the ride.
 

TROR

Well-Known Member
I know everyone here is saying they need to have the sit down restaurant built in Galaxy's Edge, but I'd much rather see that space go towards an attraction. That's far more important to Star Wars land than another place to spend money. As soon as Rise of the Resistance opens, I want to hear an announcement that they're moving Star Tours over there.
 

britain

Well-Known Member
Perhaps I misread it because I was thinking this was a part of the ride itself. I’ll have to go back and reread it more carefully.

Edit: According to the article, "The ride vehicles travel through the halls of the Star Destroyer, pausing at times to let riders watch the battle unfold on large projection screens."

I'm sure that there will be several times throughout the attraction where it will be evident that a battle is going on.

Like it is on Pirates of the Caribbean.
 

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