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Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

PorterRedkey

Premium Member
There's been a lot of discussion about the rides in Galaxy's Edge, but not a lot about the interactive elements of the land. I found two videos from around 2014-2015, the first before the Star Wars lands were announced, where Scott Trowbridge talks about what WDI's been working on in an attempt to enable guests to take a more active role in Disney's parks. They state similar things, but the first video is much more in depth. The relevant material starts around 25:35 in the first video. The whole second video is pretty cool. I can't wait to see what they do with things like Story Engine in Star Wars land!
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Thanks for sharing these. I hadn't seen them for awhile and it really gets me excited for Galaxy's Edge.

I think some of this tech will be used for that land, but I am guessing that a boutique park with the StoryEngine tech, built in the next 15 years, is not out of the question.
 

matt9112

Well-Known Member
Thanks for sharing these. I hadn't seen them for awhile and it really gets me excited for Galaxy's Edge.

I think some of this tech will be used for that land, but I am guessing that a boutique park with the StoryEngine tech, built in the next 15 years, is not out of the question.
I agree and you used the right word boutique because the admission cost is going to have to be egregious.
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
Just want to point out to everyone that you and @Sped2424 have warned the people ...

So in a year prepare for everyone being outraged when they do just this. I hope people remember these posts.
I’m shocked that people think they won’t.

How many upcharges have they introduced? And this land was approved as a guaranteed cash cow. They are building a freakin boutique hotel to complement it for people who think their Star Wars ride tour package didn’t require nearly enough money. Real fans drop $5000 on the Star Wars content.
 

Skibum1970

Well-Known Member
I’m shocked that people think they won’t.

How many upcharges have they introduced? And this land was approved as a guaranteed cash cow. They are building a freakin boutique hotel to complement it for people who think their Star Wars ride tour package didn’t require nearly enough money. Real fans drop $5000 on the Star Wars content.
Do you think that they'll monetize FP+ for this land or find a different way?
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
I am surprised that they didn't get the hotel ready to open at the same time. Then, they could have sold the option of "private SWL previews" for guests staying at the hotel. Then, they could have made the hotel rooms a "premium booking fee" to maximize intake.
I think it's still the plan to have the SWR open at the same time as SWL. And it seems most likely that part of the two-day LARP of being at the SWR means access to SWL with either FPs or during EMHs.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
I am surprised that they didn't get the hotel ready to open at the same time. Then, they could have sold the option of "private SWL previews" for guests staying at the hotel. Then, they could have made the hotel rooms a "premium booking fee" to maximize intake.
I think it's still the plan to have the SWR open at the same time as SWL. And it seems most likely that part of the two-day LARP of being at the SWR means access to SWL with either FPs or during EMHs.
They wanted the hotel open for SWL but it couldn’t be done quick enough.
 
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