Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Tom Morrow

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Not at all, I actually truly enjoy the limited and tepid attempts to defend it.

When you ask them if they actually like the fact there are no wandering aliens, Jedi, droids, bounty hunters, characters from all eras, iconic music, action, stunt shows, light saber fights, professional entertainers vs awkward store clerk improv, etc. you get endlessly entertaining variations of:

"Well yeah it sucks now, but someday it will be great!"

"Well yeah what they built kind of sucks, but what they WERE going to build was going to be great!"

"Yes, I agree all of those things should be there (which are fundamental to the land), but even though they are NOT there it's great!"

Don't see many people saying "it's GREAT that there are no wandering aliens, Jedi, droids, bounty hunters, characters from all eras, iconic music, action, stunt shows, light saber fights, professional entertainers vs awkward store clerk improv, etc etc.!!!"

Truly entertaining rationalization and deflection...I only wish there were more of it.
 

durangojim

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Not at all, I actually truly enjoy the limited and tepid attempts to defend it.

When you ask them if they actually like the fact there are no wandering aliens, Jedi, droids, bounty hunters, characters from all eras, iconic music, action, stunt shows, light saber fights, professional entertainers vs awkward store clerk improv, etc. you get endlessly entertaining variations of:

"Yes, I agree all of those things should be there (which are fundamental to the land), but even though they are NOT there it's great!"

Don't see many people saying "it's GREAT that there are no wandering aliens, Jedi, droids, bounty hunters, characters from all eras, iconic music, action, stunt shows, light saber fights, professional entertainers vs awkward store clerk improv, etc etc.!!!"

Truly entertaining rationalization and deflection...I only wish there were more of it.
For me and my family it was great and it would be even better if there were more things there. We all had a ton of fun and my only complaint was that we didn't care for the blue milk. I personally am not rationalizing anything. We enjoyed it enough that we're flying back in January to do Rise of the Resistance.

I'm not trying to convince you that you should like it, but there are people out there who genuinely enjoy the land and experiences.
 

WDW Guru

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Not at all, I actually truly enjoy the limited and tepid attempts to defend it.

When you ask them if they actually like the fact there are no wandering aliens, Jedi, droids, bounty hunters, characters from all eras, iconic music, action, stunt shows, light saber fights, professional entertainers vs awkward store clerk improv, etc. you get endlessly entertaining variations of:

"Well yeah it sucks now, but someday it will be great!"

"Well yeah what they built kind of sucks, but what they WERE going to build was going to be great!"

"Yes, I agree all of those things should be there (which are fundamental to the land), but even though they are NOT there it's great!"

Don't see many people saying "it's GREAT that there are no wandering aliens, Jedi, droids, bounty hunters, characters from all eras, iconic music, action, stunt shows, light saber fights, professional entertainers vs awkward store clerk improv, etc etc.!!!"

Truly entertaining rationalization and deflection...I only wish there were more of it.
Wrong. Nobody likes the fact that there are no wandering characters. I think we can all agree about that. If you had a problem about it being based on the sequels, you've had 4 years to get over it and accept the fact that Darth Vader will not be wandering the land. Just because things may be missing doesn't mean that we can't judge the land for what is there, and in many of our opinions, what is there is great. It will only get better in the future with the opening of RotR and any other entertainment they decide to revive from the budget cuts.
 

hpyhnt 1000

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Oh yay, yet another picture of the storm troopers in the hangar. Considering this has been billed as one of the longest and most immersive attractions Disney has created, you'd think they could find another spot to take an official promo picture. How about an interior section of the queue? Pre-show room? Shuttle transport? Star destroyer load area? Escape pod? I'd even settle for a picture of some props or of a scenic vignette. We've gotten teases of some of these things in videos so why not use one for a picture? Literally anything but the hangar storm troopers at this point.

Maybe it's deliberate and they're keeping things close to the vest, but I can't be alone in thinking, "Yeah, the hangar and storm troopers are great, but is there nothing else you can show us?"
 

_caleb

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Somewhere, I saw a list of all the little nooks, catwalks, and stages that could be used for actors, AAs, and droids. It'd be nice to see photos of those areas. Have we heard any indication that they're actually adding more of this stuff?
 

RobWDW1971

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Wrong. Nobody likes the fact that there are no wandering characters. I think we can all agree about that. If you had a problem about it being based on the sequels, you've had 4 years to get over it and accept the fact that Darth Vader will not be wandering the land. Just because things may be missing doesn't mean that we can't judge the land for what is there, and in many of our opinions, what is there is great. It will only get better in the future with the opening of RotR and any other entertainment they decide to revive from the budget cuts.
Well, I hope when the masses eventually get to see it they have all been informed in advance so they have "years to get over" not seeing what they would expect to see in a "Star Wars" land and get brochures on the way in of what was cut so they can imagine those things and share your optimism of the future.

Unfortunately, the vast majority will just walk in cold, see the silent abandoned movie set, won't get it, go into a cargo container and eat a wrap*, and walk out and go ride Slinky Dog.

* Edited to add wrap experience ;)
 
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rsm

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Yeah, they probably won't even see Chewie, they won't hang out at the bar, they won't eat a delicious wrap, and they wont ride the rides... they will be so disoriented that the stormtrooper helmets look slightly different than in the OT that we'll be lucky if they don't have a mental breakdown before they manage to drag their disheveled, childhood-ruined, soul-robbed carcass back across the threshold to TSL for some real thematic enjoyment :rolleyes: .
 
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Tom Morrow

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With the exception of my first visit a day after opening, each time I've seen Rey, Chewie, Stormtroppers, First Order officers, the blue-haired lady, and Kylo. Not just like, a quick glimpse either, they are all very prominent (except Kylo). But remember, none of that matters because at precious Wizarding World, you can meet... the train conductor... and the Knight Bus driver... and no one else. Wizarding World has a handful of live performances though which is what SWGE does desperately need, but let's stop pretending like its swarming with characters and performances.
 

ImperfectPixie

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With the exception of my first visit a day after opening, each time I've seen Rey, Chewie, Stormtroppers, First Order officers, the blue-haired lady, and Kylo. Not just like, a quick glimpse either, they are all very prominent (except Kylo). But remember, none of that matters because at precious Wizarding World, you can meet... the train conductor... and the Knight Bus driver... and no one else. Wizarding World has a handful of live performances though which is what SWGE does desperately need, but let's stop pretending like its swarming with characters and performances.
I wonder if the time of day you're in the land makes a difference as to whether you'll see all the roaming characters or not? I've seen a multitude of varied responses in regards to whether people have seen them and how many.
 

The Real Buzz Lightyear

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No
As someone who does not like the sequels besides TFA I actually really like the land. Could it be better? YES! Could it have been based around the OT? YES! But I have no problem with Black Spire Outpost. I still believe Disney should have built a 5th park that would focus just on Star Wars that would feature OT, PT, and ST planets. Disney definitely needs to add things to make the land better. The land has Massive potential to be really good. It still doesn't beat Harry Potter in my opinion.
 

Tom Morrow

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I wonder if the time of day you're in the land makes a difference as to whether you'll see all the roaming characters or not? I've seen a multitude of varied responses in regards to whether people have seen them and how many.
Each time I've gone has been mid to late evening. On my first visit I stayed late. I'm guessing they aren't out or very prominent after dark.
 

mergatroid

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Each time I've gone has been mid to late evening. On my first visit I stayed late. I'm guessing they aren't out or very prominent after dark.
I've seen people with puppet frogs walking around who were quite entertaining and some young ladies dressed as school girls who did a little dance routine which was good. In fairness they were good to watch but for some reason I find adult guests dressed as Potter characters more fun. At HHN the other week we were having a drink in Diagon Alley where they serve drinks near the moving suit of armour and sweet shop. This group of adults came over with their robes on and were swishing their wands (not a euphemism) to make the armour move and having a full on argument as to what the correct words to the spell were. It was so funny that we actually thought they were actors presenting a small comedy routine but discovered they weren't when the female declared she "needed to pee" and went to the rest room leaving the males to continue squabling :D
 
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RSoxNo1

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I made a suggestion at Oga's Cantina on the Jabba Juice. It's a non-alcoholic drink with boba balls and cubed ice. The ice is dimpled and basically inhibits your ability to consume the boba balls. I suggested the switch it to crushed ice. I doubt the recommendation will go anywhere, but I recommend anyone that orders it, asks for crushed ice instead.
 

flyerjab

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One thing I will say is that if you are building a land this large, you almost have to have free roaming characters and droids - more than they already have. The land is incredibly themed, but it feels empty at times. Dok Ondar’s is great, but due to the amazing AA. When I was walking around the outside, I was like, something is missing. Not enough interactivity, and I know that they are striving for full on realistic immersion, but not having music somewhere in the background kinda stinks. Even in Pandora the one area has music playing.

Overall you have to laud the Imagineers for the theming and scale of everything. But I guess we can thank Chapek for the empty feeling you get at times walking around this expansive addition to DHS.
 

socalkdg

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When you ask them if they actually like the fact there are no wandering aliens, Jedi, droids, bounty hunters, characters from all eras, iconic music, action, stunt shows, light saber fights, professional entertainers vs awkward store clerk improv, etc. you get endlessly entertaining variations of:
They do have Rey, Chewy, Kylo, some storm troopers. They can and should add a few droids and bounty hunters, they do have some Aliens inside, and a couple on the streets would be great. There is some action already, but don't see a stunt show coming soon. I think the cast will improve as they gain experience and I've met a couple that are as good as the standard jungle cruise captain. You find music on the Falcon, and I'm pretty sure ROTR will have even more music, plus action that you crave.

Second, is there a land around that comes anywhere close to having what you are looking for? I know at the DLR there isn't - Carsland has some of what you describe. What about WDW? Does Pandora have this?
 

Mike S

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They do have Rey, Chewy, Kylo, some storm troopers. They can and should add a few droids and bounty hunters, they do have some Aliens inside, and a couple on the streets would be great. There is some action already, but don't see a stunt show coming soon. I think the cast will improve as they gain experience and I've met a couple that are as good as the standard jungle cruise captain. You find music on the Falcon, and I'm pretty sure ROTR will have even more music, plus action that you crave.

Second, is there a land around that comes anywhere close to having what you are looking for? I know at the DLR there isn't - Carsland has some of what you describe. What about WDW? Does Pandora have this?
The point is that what he’s describing is what Disney said would be in the land and it’s not. It’s also very clear the land was designed with all this stuff in mind.
 
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