News Star Wars Galaxy's Edge opening day reports - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Mickeyboof

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Just saw the Goldberg's episode with the reference to SWL. Was the tie-in a last minute demand or in the works for a while? It seemed a little forced the way a Philadelphia family would decide to drive to Disneyland.
I wonder what regular Americans thought this week. Turning on the TV and this land is shoved into two sitcoms and endlessly on the talk shows.

I can’t imagine it helps Disney’s image.

Almost every conversation I overhear is about how Disney owns everything. This just perpetuates that view. I wish Disney was still a special boutique company. :/
 

Kram Sacul

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Yes
I wouldn’t mind the “unnatural” blend of the WDW Spires against Rivers of America.

Anyone with photoshop want to make a mock up of this look?

The natural version looks too much like Earth.

I’m actually shocked there is no “Batuu” specific plant life. All the trees and ferns are wildly familiar to the planet in which Harry Potter is set.

And the CMs don’t sell the “edge of the galaxy” vibe whatsoever.

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It’s hard to even differentiate the Falcon from the DL rockwork. The whole visual treat is quite harbored because it seems like it was built from the same material and covered in the same paint. So sad.
So sad? It looks stunning in person and the lighting design at night is just awesome.

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GE has issues but the look and design of the land isn’t one of them.
 

Mickeyboof

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So sad? It looks stunning in person and the lighting design at night is just awesome.

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GE has issues but the look and design of the land isn’t one of them.
Love the nighttime glow, that’s when the land truly shines.

But during the day the Disneyland “spires” don’t look like petrified trees. Not compared to WDW:
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Whereas the color choices at Disneyland are pretty dull and, sure, sad. It’s one-tone. Looks like the whole area was made out of the same material.
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Tom Morrow

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I have not been to both, but based on images, the DHS Galaxy's Edge has the visual edge to Disneyland's for being more colorful and visually contrasting.
 

Mickeyboof

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It’s pretty clever of them to keep using the fireworks footage, as if there’s a nighttime spectacular. Disney should be fined for false advertising.

I hope Americans are clever enough to notice they’re really only advertising things that cost extra cash.
 

Mickeyboof

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It’s absolutely insane they’re saying Social Media is loving it, then only show three YouTubers who will cry at the sight of a dyed cupcake.

Even though they have to lie on camera, at least they know deep down it’s an absolute farce.
 

THE 1HAPPY HAUNT

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Not 100% sure if it's true or not, but a member of my FB group told me last night that she and her family WERE allowed to play-fight the stormtroopers with their lightsabers - both one they bought in the land and one they brought with them.
She was blowing smoke up your butt or what she meant was they let her and the family take out the lightsabers as they took a picture with the storm troopers
 

doctornick

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I had a thought earlier this evening... Disney talks "immersion" yet you can't touch a single ship (the MF:SR *ride* notwithstanding). They're all behind gates, faux walls or up high. Where's the connection? It's like walking around a Star Wars museum, not an immersive land.
Yeah, it seems strange to me that they didn't include some "photo op" stuff like the former speeder bike across from Star Tours that people could sit on/stand next to. I understand not wanting guests to have access to larger ships but that doesn't mean that there isn't some stuff that could be presented without walls around them.
 

rsm

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I had a thought earlier this evening... Disney talks "immersion" yet you can't touch a single ship (the MF:SR *ride* notwithstanding). They're all behind gates, faux walls or up high. Where's the connection? It's like walking around a Star Wars museum, not an immersive land.
In one of the BTS promo vids the imagineers talked about how they made sure the xwing made the same sound when hit with your hand that we heard in the OT films. Presumably one of these was at one point intended for photo op or just plain walking up to.
 
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