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Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

jt04

Well-Known Member
I wouldn't say I'm a "sightline nazi" but I mean, I'll say it - leaving the backs of the buildings exposed like this when it's clearly visible to guests is lazy.

If I see a corner of the Muppets show building or a random Slinky Dog coaster in the sky? That's less offensive. I get it. There are certain things you can't avoid. But the exposed rockwork here and at Pandora cheapens all the work they put into making the land look phenomenal from the inside.
That is from the employee parking lot.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
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Perhaps the new hotel will block it out???
No, this is the view from the most Southwestern part of the new parking lot. The hotel is behind the point of view of the camera.

This view would only be seen be guests parking down there on the busiest days (IOW, once SWL is open). I'm sure there will be a phalanx of trees there to make it look nicer, but won't block the view of the half-finished rockwork. It'd be just like the view of FoP from the DAK lot.
 

Goofyernmost

Well-Known Member
Once upon a time that was part of the story.
Well, couldn't they make the story be about a half finished Galaxy? Or maybe they just had a huge battle in that area and we are seeing the damage. Or we won't see it at all. It would be funny if those paying to stay in the hotel by selling one of their children and a kidney or two were the only ones that see that view.

Just a reminder though, the back of the New York skyline looked just like that from around the Star Tours area. That goes all the way back to the golden years of Disney.
 

The Pho

Well-Known Member
Just a reminder though, the back of the New York skyline looked just like that from around the Star Tours area. That goes all the way back to the golden years of Disney.
That was the entire point of that area. The Streets of America was meant to look like film sets, that’s why you could see everything from the “off stage” view. Same goes for Star Tours, it’s a film set. All part of the movie making theme of the park.
 

Goofyernmost

Well-Known Member
That was the entire point of that area. The Streets of America was meant to look like film sets, that’s why you could see everything from the “off stage” view. Same goes for Star Tours, it’s a film set. All part of the movie making theme of the park.
I would think that we could think of SWL as a film set as well, since, it doesn't really exist. But, if it bothers you and others, well it does, so I will just not say anymore about how it doesn't bother me anymore then the back side of Everest seen from the guest parking lot.
 

Goofyernmost

Well-Known Member
I haven't seen the new parking lot setup in person, but isn't this the view you get only from the employee entrance road now?

Won't all visitors be arriving in the new entry lanes further north?
Not sure, but, I believe that for the most part that will be true. Certainly not in immediate sight anymore.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
I haven't seen the new parking lot setup in person, but isn't this the view you get only from the employee entrance road now?

Won't all visitors be arriving in the new entry lanes further north?
The backside view will be visible from everywhere outlined in red. I doubt that that will all be CM parking. But, you're right that people driving in and parking in the more immediate parking spots won't get close to that view. But, when they fill the lot, some will.

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drod1985

Well-Known Member
I would think that we could think of SWL as a film set as well, since, it doesn't really exist. But, if it bothers you and others, well it does, so I will just not say anymore about how it doesn't bother me anymore then the back side of Everest seen from the guest parking lot.
The difference is that it is not the intent for SWL to be seen as a film set. It's meant to be immersive, to make guests feel like they're really somewhere else. It's part of why they just removed the movie set theming from Tatooine Traders. They're going for in-world, not real-world.
 

Goofyernmost

Well-Known Member
The difference is that it is not the intent for SWL to be seen as a film set. It's meant to be immersive, to make guests feel like they're really somewhere else. It's part of why they just removed the movie set theming from Tatooine Traders. They're going for in-world, not real-world.
I was just being sarcastic there, however, we are talking about the backside of things and views that one will not get while "in-world" or if you are a CM. If you are a CM then you have seen how the magic was made anyway. It is just another non-problem, problem! However, I am curious how it will be hidden from the alleged, mystery Star Wars Hotel. I'm sure they will figure it out before they build it.
 
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