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Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

DanielBB8

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Batuu is in the books/comics, so it does exist outside of Disney Parks
How many millions of books and comics were sold before they decided to base Stars Wars land off of Batuu? No, actually, they came after. I'm sure millions of people seen Batuu in Galaxy's Edge because of Star Wars and many left perplexed.

Galaxy's Edge is now in Sims4


"In fact, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #1 from Marvel Comics only sold a paltry 30,000 copies last year. This is very low for a Star Wars book, even though all Star Wars comics have been declining in sales."
 

FigmentFan82

Well-Known Member
How many millions of books and comics were sold before they decided to base Stars Wars land off of Batuu? No, actually, they came after. I'm sure millions of people seen Batuu in Galaxy's Edge because of Star Wars and many left perplexed.

Galaxy's Edge is now in Sims4


"In fact, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #1 from Marvel Comics only sold a paltry 30,000 copies last year. This is very low for a Star Wars book, even though all Star Wars comics have been declining in sales."
I don't see how any of that is relevant to the point that Batuu is not exclusive to Disney Parks
 

FigmentFan82

Well-Known Member
No. They put it in the books and comics after they decided to call the land Batuu. Books and comics the majority of people do not read. They didn't even include it in one of the new movies that is how inept Disney's Star Wars is.
Try reading before replying, no one said Batuu existed before the land was created, I said Batuu is not exlusive to Disney Parks, which is what the original poster claimed was the case
 

DanielBB8

Well-Known Member
Try reading before replying, no one said Batuu existed before the land was created, I said Batuu is not exlusive to Disney Parks, which is what the original poster claimed was the case
In my original post, I was referring to the movies where it doesn't exist. The books and comics are irrelevant and few bought them. Even Lucasfilms decided to obliterate the expanded Star Wars Universe where it didn't suit them.
 

FigmentFan82

Well-Known Member
In my original post, I was referring to the movies where it doesn't exist. The books and comics are irrelevant and few bought them. Even Lucasfilms decided to obliterate the expanded Star Wars Universe where it didn't suit them.
In your post you write "Batuu doesn't exist if you don't visit Disney Star Wars in the theme parks."

It was refuted because it's not true. And now you're backpedaling.
 

Jones14

Well-Known Member
Who’s to say Batuu doesn’t make an appearance in a future show or movie? Even Coruscant was part of books in the EU long before it was seen in The Phantom Menace, and now it’s one of the most well-known planets in the universe.
 

DanielBB8

Well-Known Member
Who’s to say Batuu doesn’t make an appearance in a future show or movie? Even Coruscant was part of books in the EU long before it was seen in The Phantom Menace, and now it’s one of the most well-known planets in the universe.
Since they set Batuu between Episodes 8 and 9, how likely will they change the timeline to fit a future episode or movie? It's quite comical that even a Cantina on Batuu wasn't filmed when Episode 7, A Force Awakens, had a Cantina scene in Maz Kanata’s Castle. The Last Jedi had Canto Bight casino. The time to add Batuu should have taken place in Rise of Skywalker at least.
 

FigmentFan82

Well-Known Member
Since they set Batuu between Episodes 8 and 9, how likely will they change the timeline to fit a future episode or movie? It's quite comical that even a Cantina on Batuu wasn't filmed when Episode 7, A Force Awakens, had a Cantina scene in Maz Kanata’s Castle. The Last Jedi had Canto Bight casino. The time to add Batuu should have taken place in Rise of Skywalker at least.
Batuu is a place, not a time period. So Batuu could show up in any future movie/tv show/book/comic/video game if it fits the story.
Galaxy's Edge which is the land in the parks is what seems to be intent on being set in a very specific time period. That of course could change.

That being said, yes there are many things about GE that could have been designed better
 

yensidtlaw1969

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
WDI didn’t make the wrong choices, the Bob’s did. And their wrong choices aren’t going to be fixed as easily as adding a BGM loop and some walk-around characters. That will improve atmosphere, but they still under built it. As with NFL, 2 attractions is pathetically underwhelming for the amount of money spent.
And Toy Story Land.

And Pandora.

And Cars Land (basically).

And Avengers Campus.

They each have their varying degrees of success, but attraction count is basically insufficient for all. Especially when you consider the size of the budgets.
 

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
Premium Member
And Toy Story Land.

And Pandora.

And Cars Land (basically).

And Avengers Campus.

They each have their varying degrees of success, but attraction count is basically insufficient for all. Especially when you consider the size of the budgets.

Hmmm... And what’s the common thread with all of these? Approved under Iger. Being such a creative genius, I wonder how many trees he’s suggested adding to Imagineers over the years...
 

yensidtlaw1969

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
Hmmm... And what’s the common thread with all of these? Approved under Iger. Being such a creative genius, I wonder how many trees he’s suggested adding to Imagineers over the years...
I said something the other day in another thread about guests noticing when a big new land touted on its acreage features only 1.75 new attractions.

You'd think the fact that their billion-dollar "Star Wars Land" didn't print money would begin the reckoning of their creative pipeline.
 

Mac Tonight

Well-Known Member
And Toy Story Land.

And Pandora.

And Cars Land (basically).

And Avengers Campus.

They each have their varying degrees of success, but attraction count is basically insufficient for all. Especially when you consider the size of the budgets.
Do we know which comes first? The desired number of attractions (from which an overall "land" budget is drawn up), or an overall "land" budget (from which the desired number of attractions is conceived)?
 

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
Premium Member
Do we know which comes first? The desired number of attractions (from which an overall "land" budget is drawn up), or an overall "land" budget (from which the desired number of attractions is conceived)?

First comes the idea to shove an IP in somewhere. Then a rough budget, followed by an ROI. Finally, they cut the budget to make their money back faster. Worked like a charm with SW:GE, didn’t it?
 

yensidtlaw1969

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
Do we know which comes first? The desired number of attractions (from which an overall "land" budget is drawn up), or an overall "land" budget (from which the desired number of attractions is conceived)?
Presumably, a creative proposal has to be in place before a budget can be assigned to it - you don't just throw a Billion dollars at WDI and say "spend that on Star Wars and see what you can do".

But then, it's far from unheard of for attractions to be cut (or cut down) in the wake of budget concerns. Pandora was meant to have an E-Ticket Coaster. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was meant to be almost twice as long. Toy Story Land was gonna have more placemaking and a longer coaster. So sometimes you get the project approved, the budget approved, and then you go back and edit the project to match the budget as reality starts pouring in.

(Sometimes the budgets get edited after approval, too)
 

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
Premium Member
I said something the other day in another thread about guests noticing when a big new land touted on its acreage features only 1.75 new attractions.

You'd think the fact that their billion-dollar "Star Wars Land" didn't print money would begin the reckoning of their creative pipeline.

Or with the executives who approved it.
 

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