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Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

MrPromey

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3 months until the planned opening in DHS... that really is plenty of time to get a few shows up and running as well as put in some puppeteered droids. I mean, they already have experience with that sort of thing with PUSH so it shouldn't be that difficult.
Having worked with some of the team they have (or used to) here in Florida, I can tell you that they can put a quasi-decent show together in weeks with things like actual choreography, timing, visual/audio being worked out in literal days.

Would the results of a push like that be a long-running masterpiece?

Of course not but they can start quickly and improve quickly on anything that is going to be semi-permanent.

Heck, in this case local management has or at least used to have a very good relationship with the 501st. They could plop 95% of fully-costumed extras* into this land with the promise of free park tickets alone for the first few weeks like they've done in the past for Star Wars events if they have to be cheap about it.

*seriously, these guys will show up with their own screen-accurate stuff that union preformers would balk at contorting into for any length of time.
 
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MrPromey

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But I've never seen anyone complain about imagineering creating low capacity C ticket rides.

I've seen people complain about low capacity E tickets, the big ones.
To be fair, I complained about the boat ride in Pandora. That said, I'd have been more forgiving of it if I hadn't waited 90 minutes more than a year after it opened to ride it.

I recall AP holders who won the preview lottery prior to opening saying on here that it was great for what it was and they couldn't imaging it having more than a 30 minute wait so my first and only impression might have been better without that wait.

I suspect I'd have felt similar about this one although with it being a unique ride system that would have appealed more to my young son and being the distant third rather than the only other new attraction in this new land, it probably would have gone down a bit better.
 

RobWDW1971

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To be fair, I complained about the boat ride in Pandora. That said, I'd have been more forgiving of it if I hadn't waited 90 minutes more than a year after it opened to ride it.
And we question whether MFSR will have 3 hour waits at DHS. 90 minutes for the world's shortest boat ride to nowhere and 75 minutes for Aliens/Mater? The lines for MFSR are going to be insane.
 

bclane

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Negative.

I'm not even sure what the one in the video was as it had no tail. of course it could be that they just left it off since it was just a early rendering...but it could also have been some other creature they were designing. Either way, something with a head like would definitely benefit from a tail as a counterbalance imo.
 

Jones14

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And we question whether MFSR will have 3 hour waits at DHS. 90 minutes for the world's shortest boat ride to nowhere and 75 minutes for Aliens/Mater? The lines for MFSR are going to be insane.
At least the ride is quality this time. They finally seem to have realized that if you’re only gonna build two rides, they both need to be worth waiting an hour for.

I’m also hopeful that they’ll keep fastpass off of it at least until Mickey opens.
 

HauntedMansionFLA

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To be fair, I complained about the boat ride in Pandora. That said, I'd have been more forgiving of it if I hadn't waited 90 minutes more than a year after it opened to ride it.

I recall AP holders who won the preview lottery prior to opening saying on here that it was great for what it was and they couldn't imaging it having more than a 30 minute wait so my first and only impression might have been better without that wait.

I suspect I'd have felt similar about this one although with it being a unique ride system that would have appealed more to my young son and being the distant third rather than the only other new attraction in this new land, it probably would have gone down a bit better.
Bring the Hyperspace Hoopla back !!!!
 

pdude81

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To be fair, this is a new planet so it would make sense to have a new species. Thankfully they had enough sense to at least have Chewy and the Falcon hanging out
 
And we question whether MFSR will have 3 hour waits at DHS. 90 minutes for the world's shortest boat ride to nowhere and 75 minutes for Aliens/Mater? The lines for MFSR are going to be insane.
True, but those waits are with fastpass. If 100% of standby riders were getting through each time instead of 20 or 30%, the wait would be much shorter. I'm sure waits at the Falcon will still be solid, though.
 
That's fair. And please God will they have survey takers at the exit so they can find out how great it is to have rides without Fastpass again!
I'm actually lamenting the lack of fastpasses for these rides. It would make it much simpler and faster for my family to ride (and use parent swap). I understand it will be better for the majority, though, so I really can't complain.
 

doctornick

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When they first announced the land and its details and they talked about the interactive nature, I remember thinking "wow if they can pull it off, that would be a game changer". And if Disney was really going to go all out for something and put their "money where their mouth is", Star Wars certainly seemed like the most likely candidate. So I had a lot of interest and hopes.

Now, I always wondered how it could even work in DL. Okay, you crash the Falcon when you ride. How is random actor CM in the land going to know that and use it to judge you and talk to you? Even if you played an app on your phone, how would that lead to any interactions unless you are actively synching with something in the land? I was curious to see how it would work.

DHS, different story, as magic bands could certainly be used. It would even be kinda subtle and some guests could be surprised how that info is shared. If you swipe the band at stations for the phone app, you can have that game work too (might not even have to actively use the band, as long as the sign in to the app is linked to the same Disney account as the band). Could even have been an opportunity to upsell magic bands with off site guests to get that functionality.

But then the land rolls out and... nothing in DL it seems. Overpromised and underdelivered. Will DHS be different when it officially opens? I doubt it, but here's hoping...

I just don't get why they would make that such a big deal and then just cut it. Disney seems to have consistently suffer with that in modern times where they hype stuff to a degree and then completely lack follow through. Or it just doesn't work as well as promised. But with all the media attention and fan sites (both SW and Disney) following every step of any SW build, how can you say you are going to put things in the land and then just... not.
 
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matt9112

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It is Strange.
Cars land was a huge success when it opened with the media. Same with Potter.
Both opened with their respective headline rides.
Galaxy’s Edge didn’t and for the most part is getting crushed by the media.

Maybe there was no surprise because it was so heavily followed on the internet since 2015.
Both of your examples take guests to places they know and love to interact with people and places they know and love....oh wait this is black spire outpost? What......
 

Bleed0range

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A ride would be great, but if capacity issues were part of the problem - just build one of those creatures and have it walk around with cast members riding it.
People would marvel at it.
I suggested this too. Universal has a giant triceratops that walks around and looks very real just to entertain guests around Jurassic World. Why can’t they have a giant bantha? Why on earth did they cut out the aliens? I was very excited by the bounty hunter character.

The entertainment/aliens need to be added back immediately. Wouldn’t hurt to have the drones and droids too. They just thought the public would go for Star Wars because it’s Star Wars.
 

ParkPeeker

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I suggested this too. Universal has a giant triceratops that walks around and looks very real just to entertain guests around Jurassic World. Why can’t they have a giant bantha? Why on earth did they cut out the aliens? I was very excited by the bounty hunter character.

The entertainment/aliens need to be added back immediately. Wouldn’t hurt to have the drones and droids too. They just thought the public would go for Star Wars because it’s Star Wars.
Even though the raptors aren't walking around an open space, those reactions tho.
 

CinematicFusion

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Both of your examples take guests to places they know and love to interact with people and places they know and love....oh wait this is black spire outpost? What......
True, but the other difference is the headline ride opened with those lands and people come for the next great ride... not for shops.
(Unless I’m mistaken and the headline ride didn’t open with cars land)

However to your point, Cars Land is all about the American mythology of Route 66. There is a familiarity about the land, something that taps into our spirit of adventure and freedom.
 
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