Yep. I had plans to go to Uni last year, and then Hurricane Michael was announced. We *could* have flown out there and enjoyed a day or two at the parks, but our plans were for three days and there was no guarantee we could get a flight back home. So we cancelled.Not commenting specifically about SWGE...but hurricanes do have a tendency to affect areas prior to their arrival. Locals prep, others stay away, etc. So to essentially say this storm has zero influence over what is currently going on in the parks is probably premature and/or inaccurate.
Stock responses:So you're saying they made an error in when they planned for it to open?
Also, SW:GE in Disneyland opened May 31st. That feels like a pretty accessible date, no?
Well in another thread it's been said that TDO is satisfied with how things are going thus far (same person indicated that TDA was panicked after opening didn't go as they hoped).Well, for one, they built and implemented fairly extensive crowd control tools that haven't gotten much use yet.
Right... They thought, "build it and they will come," regardless of circumstance. They thought wrong.I think they made all kinds of errors in these 2 rollouts. Where did I argue against that fact.
They completely screwed the pooch on the DL rollout. I’m not even arguing that the WDW opening couldn’t have been even bigger.
The marketing for DL was non-existent and the reservation system muted the huge crowd the first month and opening with 1 ride.
Doesn’t the whole “half day ticket” option show that Fisney anticipated large midday and early afternoon departures with all these insane early morning extra magic hours.
Can’t we look at ALL the factors and not just one side or the other?
What’s wrong with that?
I think there might have been more of a response at WDW, except 1. It opened on a Thursday 2. Most schools are back in session 3. There's a hurricane coming, which may have made some reschedule their trips. 4. No FPs may have scared some people. A lot of people down here also just didn't want to deal with the crowds.SW:GE is a worthwhile addition and will be just fine moving forward, but don't you think Iger and Chapek expected and planned for a more frenzied response than this? Certainly notable, no?
Its not a college football game. I don’t have a side but actual facts. I just think all facts should be taken into consideration.Stock responses:
1. No APs
2. “What till ROTR opens!”
1. They still haven’t shown when they were allowed
2. It’s a dark ride...modern day haunted mansion...with all imagery tied to a trilogy in really bad shape.
We shall see how it goes. But the sides are dug in right now
C'mon... This is the modern TWDC we're talking about. You truly believe they implemented these tools "just in case?"Prepare for all possible/reasonable scenarios seems like a good best practice...
I mean, maybe?I think there might have been more of a response at WDW, except 1. It opened on a Thursday 2. Most schools are back in session 3. There's a hurricane coming, which may have made some reschedule their trips. 4. No FPs may have scared some people. A lot of people down here also just didn't want to deal with the crowds.
I think it would have been as bad as TSL had it opened while schools were out on a Saturday.
Underperforming is a good thing. At the very least, it may slow down their next hike in ticket prices.I, for one, am happy to see these openings underperform if it means it's the tipping point that forces TWDC to alter their overall approach towards "Disney Parks, Experiences and Products" and WDW, in particular.