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Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Timothy_Q

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It's interesting that it seems each SWL will use a different entrance as it's "main entrance", at least for the beginning.

DHS will be through the Battle Escape side, while DL will be through the Falcon side.

I wonder how that'll impact guest flow through the lands, and which ride will get bigger lines
 

BrianLo

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The green area is where I thought they would create the entrance for the SW hotel guests. But now I see they already built that berm there so it's definitely not there. But IMHO it would have been a perfect park entrance for the new hotel cause it's already designed as one.

Anyone know what they'll do with the part between green and yellow in DHS? Will it just be a dead end? Cause I'd hate to lose that beautiful building design.
There looks to still be a pathway to get over there that doesn't seem to quite exist in the DL equivalent. So I wouldn't worry.
 

peter11435

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Is there another backstage-to-backstage crossing in any of the parks? I wouldn't think there would be at MK because of the utilidoor system. Epcot is designed with periphery access and there's the tunnel to Communicore. Not sure about DAK - especially Discovery Island.

I suspect that's where a lot of the concern is coming from - that Disney previously put a lot of thought, went through a fair amount of trouble, and spent a lot of money to avoid having service access be visible to guests.

BTW, is this why they need that trash compactor that we saw in some construction pictures? :)
There is a very similar set up at the fantasyland to Frontierland connection at disneyland.

While not directly across from each other there are backstage areas with access gates on the interior of every park except Epcot.
 

nickys

Premium Member
There is a very similar set up at the fantasyland to Frontierland connection at disneyland.

While not directly across from each other there are backstage areas with access gates on the interior of every park except Epcot.
And Epcot also has the bridge for the barges which crosses over the main path. Which kind of is the same thing, no?
 

Lensman

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There is a very similar set up at the fantasyland to Frontierland connection at disneyland.

While not directly across from each other there are backstage areas with access gates on the interior of every park except Epcot.
I am mainly looking for examples where they need to cross a guest area in order to access or supply a shop, restaurant, or attraction. A lot has been made of the utilidor system at DL/MK and the tunnel to Communicore as a means of backstage access to seemingly standalone shop or area without impinging on guest areas. Is this Fantasyland-to-Frontierland connection this? I would have thought they'd have service access through the utilidors.
 

peter11435

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I am mainly looking for examples where they need to cross a guest area in order to access or supply a shop, restaurant, or attraction. A lot has been made of the utilidor system at DL/MK and the tunnel to Communicore as a means of backstage access to seemingly standalone shop or area without impinging on guest areas. Is this Fantasyland-to-Frontierland connection this? I would have thought they'd have service access through the utilidors.
Disneyland has no utilidors.

The Fantasyland to Frontierland path is exactly what you are thinking.

There are several instance across the parks where restaurants and shops have no backstage access without crossing onstage.

The gates would be opened over night to move vehicles and supplies but would likely never be used during park hours.
 

MisterPenguin

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I am mainly looking for examples where they need to cross a guest area in order to access or supply a shop, restaurant, or attraction. A lot has been made of the utilidor system at DL/MK and the tunnel to Communicore as a means of backstage access to seemingly standalone shop or area without impinging on guest areas. Is this Fantasyland-to-Frontierland connection this? I would have thought they'd have service access through the utilidors.
Drive-in and Commissary at DHS. Constant caravan of giant carts from back stage past the Jedi Academy to get to them.
 

danlb_2000

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I am mainly looking for examples where they need to cross a guest area in order to access or supply a shop, restaurant, or attraction. A lot has been made of the utilidor system at DL/MK and the tunnel to Communicore as a means of backstage access to seemingly standalone shop or area without impinging on guest areas. Is this Fantasyland-to-Frontierland connection this? I would have thought they'd have service access through the utilidors.
Most of Discovery Island at AK has this.
 

Goofyernmost

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They've been doing things in a different order for sure. Still, don't be surprised if this goes suddenly missing- in California many of the pre-fab elements were test fit before being removed.
That makes sense... those props are finished products. It would be foolhardy to risk damage accidentally caused by all that construction equipment that's hanging around. I would certainly put them in a safe place until most of the construction is done.

EDIT: Now that I see it is a roof top display and it appears that the roof is completed, it may be safe to keep it there, but, at this stage of the construction, I know I wouldn't take a chance, but, I don't have the bottomless money piggy bank of TWDC. Besides if it gets damaged... it will just be like it never existed, no replacement necessary. That's how they roll. At this point it's probably there just to get the SW fans to wet their pants with excitement.
 
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