Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

RobWDW1971

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Because I think HappyHaunt is confusing marketing with creative statements/ creative intent a bit.

When Scott and Margaret tell us their creative decisions, it’s a touch different than Disney commercials and press releases.
When I listen to Scott and Margaret explain their goals and intent of what they tried to accomplish with the land, my response always is, “Fully understand. And you failed completely in achieving that goal.”
 

THE 1HAPPY HAUNT

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Because I think HappyHaunt is confusing marketing with creative statements/ creative intent a bit.

When Scott and Margaret tell us their creative decisions, it’s a touch different than Disney commercials and press releases.
They are not mutually exclusive but one in the same.
 

Mickeyboof

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I would like to state quickly, I find the ambition to create a truly immersive experience noble. It is remarkably difficult to make a theme park feel personal, intimate.

Frankly, Disney does it best.

When Scott and Margaret talk, I’m absolutely excited, invigorated and intrigued. I love immersive theatre, I love environmental theatre. I was just at sleep no more last night for the umptenth time.

I want Galaxy’s Edge to achieve it’s creative goals.

But it isn’t. It really, really isn’t. I don’t know if this is because of hubris, if they’re stuck in creative mud, or if it’s financial cuts... but they’re failing in their goals.
 

RobWDW1971

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I would like to state quickly, I find the ambition to create a truly immersive experience noble. It is remarkably difficult to make a theme park feel personal, intimate.

Frankly, Disney does it best.

When Scott and Margaret talk, I’m absolutely excited, invigorated and intrigued. I love immersive theatre, I love environmental theatre. I was just at sleep no more last night for the umptenth time.

I want Galaxy’s Edge to achieve it’s creative goals.

But it isn’t. It really, really isn’t. I don’t know if this is because of hubris, if they’re stuck in creative mud, or if it’s financial cuts... but they’re failing in their goals.
Mentioning “Sleep No More” in the context of SWGE just makes me depressed. It’s like they just spew buzzwords about environmental theater and immersion then just didn’t do it.

Honestly, my local Renaissance Faire achieves a more realistic, fun, entertaining, immersive experience than SWGE ever will. Heck, down the road at Knott’s, the actors they use throughout Ghost Town during the summer blow anything SWGE is even attempting away.

If that’s not sad....
 

Movielover

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Well, I've been gone for a whole week due to holidays and figured I would pop back on to see what I missed in this thread and...







So nothing new then.
 

SCOTLORR

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Now that Rey is confirmed to have a yellow lightsaber, Are there plans to add the voice of Rey to the yellow kyber crystal for when it is inserted into a Jedi Holocron? I'm heading to Batuu for the first time in July and I'm hoping to pick one up with Rey's voice.
 

kap91

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Anyone know where on this forum the plans for the 3rd ride were posted? Having difficulty finding it. That is if they're still up.
 

Tom Morrow

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Next time you go to the land and see Kylo walking around please ask him how he has or why he is even wearing a helmet at all let alone an undamaged one when he destoryed his in Last Jedi ( since this land takes place between the last 2 films and in RISE OF SKYWALKER it clearly shows him putting his back together which means he does not have spares)?? THX. Disney can't even get their own timelines right.
The next time you go to Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, ask why Voldemort is there since he was defeated in Deathly Hallows??? In fact, why is Harry even still a student at Hogwarts when we saw him grow up and have kids that he sent to Hogwarts??

I eagerly await your straw grasping and mental gymnastics to explain the difference in these situations.
 

Mike S

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The next time you go to Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, ask why Voldemort is there since he was defeated in Deathly Hallows??? In fact, why is Harry even still a student at Hogwarts when we saw him grow up and have kids that he sent to Hogwarts??

I eagerly await your straw grasping and mental gymnastics to explain the difference in these situations.
The Harry Potter lands for the most part aren’t designed to be set in any specific timeframe. Only Gringotts the ride ever does this as it’s clearly set during Deathly Hallows but as some sort of alternative version of events. Diagon Alley as a land though isn’t set in a specific time because if it was during Deathly Hallows like the ride is all the shops should be destroyed and inaccessible.

Disney imo tried to go way too hard in this timeline angle. Star Wars Land should’ve celebrated all of Star Wars like Harry Potter does. Pandora can get away with something like this because the characters weren’t nearly as important. The world itself, the visuals, and the creatures were always the main draw there.
 

THE 1HAPPY HAUNT

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The next time you go to Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, ask why Voldemort is there since he was defeated in Deathly Hallows??? In fact, why is Harry even still a student at Hogwarts when we saw him grow up and have kids that he sent to Hogwarts??

I eagerly await your straw grasping and mental gymnastics to explain the difference in these situations.
This does not apply to Wizarding World for it is not set in any time lines. Nice try bub
 

Mike S

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Galaxy’s Edge is set “after episode 7 and before episode 9”. What is the issue here?
Pretty much everything that doesn’t take place in the Disney Trilogy not being able to ever be included. What if people love something new that comes out like maybe whatever movie Kevin Feige is working on? Can’t do it. Oh well. Not to mention the currently popular Mandalorian.

Some people here go a bit overboard but this is something I agree on. The land should not have been locked to a specific Trilogy. Characters from all over should’ve been walking around the land but obviously no mixing of having different eras out at the exact same time. Different times of day you could see either Vader walking around or Kylo Ren. Pretty simple stuff. First Order flags could easily just flip around to the Empire or something or disappear completely when it’s the Prequel era going around. It’s no secret I’m very in favor of @marni1971 ’s rumor of an OT overlay of RotR but I wouldn’t change the Falcon’s story except for adding more missions maybe involving more characters from the sequel era and doing something a bit more exciting. A third attraction, should it be built, should be based on the Prequels.

Disney is not going to commit to another $1 Billion land for multiple parks so imo if these changes ever come I’d applaud them.
 

erasure fan1

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What if people love something new that comes out like maybe whatever movie Kevin Feige is working on? Can’t do it. Oh well. Not to mention the currently popular Mandalorian.
I'd love to see all the super smart executives sitting around a meeting room talking about galaxys edge. You have to think there is at least one guy who says "So what's the reason we aren't capitalizing on the Mandalorian in our billion dollar land? Isn't it one of the most popular things on TV?" Then they all stare at each other and point fingers.
 

SplashZander

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I'd love to see all the super smart executives sitting around a meeting room talking about galaxys edge. You have to think there is at least one guy who says "So what's the reason we aren't capitalizing on the Mandalorian in our billion dollar land? Isn't it one of the most popular things on TV?" Then they all stare at each other and point fingers.

Mando is too new to be already capitalizing on it from within a theme park. Now whether or not the execs are talking about the development of plans to be capitalizing on it is a whole other story.
 

Mike S

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Mando is too new to be already capitalizing on it from within a theme park. Now whether or not the execs are talking about the development of plans to be capitalizing on it is a whole other story.
A walk around character with Baby Yoda wouldn’t be a stretch for something new. They bring in new characters all the time. I wouldn’t expect a full on attraction right now anyway for a TV show.
 

doctornick

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A walk around character with Baby Yoda wouldn’t be a stretch for something new. They bring in new characters all the time. I wouldn’t expect a full on attraction now anyway.

But nothing would stop them from putting that in Launch Bay right now if they wanted to put it in the park. The timeline for GE doesn't prevent them from using Mando/Baby Yoda if they were so inclined and we all know how slow Disney tends to be with integrating "hot" properties into the parks.

Edit: Not that I don't think your point is valid, just that the specific example probably doesn't really support it since Disney rarely strikes while the iron is hot with popular new characters and the parks.
 
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