Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

ObscurityPoint

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Is the side of the MuppetVision buildinh being repainted, or has the yellow and tan always merged like that? Looks like they’re still trying to slowly remove all muppet references to the building.
 

HauntedMansionFLA

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Sorry for the late bump, but I've been mulling this over the past week. As the discussion has been on preparing for the massive crowds and logistics of the opening of Galaxy's Edge, and in particular, preparing for re-distribution of crowds, this idea stuck out in my head.

If Disney knows the masses are going to be overflowing in DHS for Star Wars, why not lean heavily into that and go BIG for the opening months of the space. Star Wars Weekends on steroids.

MuppetVision*3D overlay with the Muppets spoofing the entire Star Wars saga in 15 minutes. Star Tours with update for Episode 9 location. Hyperspace overlay on Rock'n'Roller Coaster. Disney Characters in their Star Wars Costumes (or at least Jedi Mickey). Special guests with shows in the Theater for the Stars, ABC Sound Studio, Premier Theater, etc. Meet and greets with rare Star Wars characters in Launch Bay and around the park.

Open Star Wars content around the park at the same time that Galaxy's Edge opens to disperse visitors throughout the park to experience it all and to allow those who will not get into Galaxy's Edge to still feel like they've gotten a Star Wars experience.

If Disney is not going to provide enough competing attractions to compensate, at least the overlay route could help offset.
They did a Star Wars meets Indiana Jones a couple of years ago at the stunt show.
 

Incomudro

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The shape of the entrance path should withhold the big reveal until inside the land. They still have some planting to do, not only in the berm, but in the land itself. Give the trees some time and I think the land will be pretty well hidden.
Yes, I noticed that a while back.
It seems designed so that you don't see the whole land until you round the turn.
 

Lintemuthstudios

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lol. that's like bringing a gun to a knife fight I'm thinking. even if they pull off an amazing Nintendo world, it surely isn't gonna come close to potter land or swl.
Are you sure about that? SNW is looking like it'll be the best land Universal has ever built, no contest. Stunning interactivity, ground-breaking rides, amazing theming. It has everything. Of course, we'll have to compare the two when they're both open. But don't underestimate it.
 

MisterPenguin

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Are you sure about that? SNW is looking like it'll be the best land Universal has ever built, no contest. Stunning interactivity, ground-breaking rides, amazing theming. It has everything. Of course, we'll have to compare the two when they're both open. But don't underestimate it.
SNW, in order to be themed correctly, will have to re-create the less-than-realistic computer gaming worlds. It will lack the intricate detail that Potter or SW will have. It will be like Toy Story Land, in which faithful theming is high gloss, crayon-colored poles and walls. That's good theming, but, hardly as impressive as the re-creation of a magical London street or an off-world city and landscape.
 

The Pho

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SNW, in order to be themed correctly, will have to re-create the less-than-realistic computer gaming worlds. It will lack the intricate detail that Potter or SW will have. It will be like Toy Story Land, in which faithful theming is high gloss, crayon-colored poles and walls. That's good theming, but, hardly as impressive as the re-creation of a magical London street or an off-world city and landscape.
I think that depends very much on the direction they choose to go with the theming. Hyrule or the Mushroom Kingdom could easily obtain the same level of intricate detail that Batuu, Pandora, and Hogwarts all received. They aren’t locked into an 8 bit artstyle, or the appearances of any of the previous releases. Nintendo changes the appearances constantly of their franchises, to remain faithful they only have to stick to a few character traits really.
 

Timothy_Q

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I think that depends very much on the direction they choose to go with the theming. Hyrule or the Mushroom Kingdom could easily obtain the same level of intricate detail that Batuu, Pandora, and Hogwarts all received. They aren’t locked into an 8 bit artstyle, or the appearances of any of the previous releases. Nintendo changes the appearances constantly of their franchises, to remain faithful they only have to stick to a few character traits really.
It definitely depends what style they go with.

But judging by the promotional image, it looks like glossy, saturated big shapes like TSL (like misterpenguin described)

(but I'm sure it'll be much better than TSL on all accounts)

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The Pho

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It definitely depends what style they go with.

But judging by the promotional image, it looks like glossy, saturated big shapes like TSL (like misterpenguin described)

(but I'm sure it'll be much better than TSL on all accounts)

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Even if that’s precisely what they build, I’d say that’s miles ahead of what Toy Story Land delivered. And considering how much has supposedly changed over the past 2 years, this may not be fully accurate. Personally I wouldn’t expect the Mario portion to blow away Batuu, even though I still think it has potential considering Mario’s versatility, but Zelda is the real park gem for them that could rival anything. Ultimately it sounds like Zelda, Kirby, and Pokémon were all cut, with all focus going to Mario and Donkey Kong for the first section.

Mostly my point was that intricate detail does not require realism. They are still building a fictional world and bringing it to life. The extent of the detail comes down to budget and skill. Look at the praise that Cars Land gets, and it’s a fairly simple land.
 
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Mike S

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SNW, in order to be themed correctly, will have to re-create the less-than-realistic computer gaming worlds. It will lack the intricate detail that Potter or SW will have. It will be like Toy Story Land, in which faithful theming is high gloss, crayon-colored poles and walls. That's good theming, but, hardly as impressive as the re-creation of a magical London street or an off-world city and landscape.
Yup. Totally the same.



And this is before taking into account the massive Mario Kart E Ticket, Donkey Kong Coaster, and smaller family focused Yoshi ride. That last one isn’t a flat ride btw.

TSL is a sham compared to that, lol.
 
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MisterPenguin

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Even if that’s precisely what they build, I’d say that’s miles ahead of what Toy Story Land delivered.
Yup. Totally the same.
Are we so protective of SNL that we jump past people's points and argue against a straw man?

My point was that it wouldn't be as intricate as Potter/SWL. I didn't say it wouldn't be as good or only as good as TSL.

I said it would be like what TSL had to do in order to faithfully re-create its source, which is lacking the photo-realistic intricate detail of Potter/SWL.

To wit...

It will be like Toy Story Land, in which faithful theming is high gloss, crayon-colored poles and walls. That's good theming, but, hardly as impressive as the re-creation of a magical London street or an off-world city and landscape.
That "off world city" is Batuu and the "magical London street" is Diagon Alley. Notice the lack of mentioning of a supersized backyard of toys.
 

Sped2424

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Are we so protective of SNL that we jump past people's points and argue against a straw man?

My point was that it wouldn't be as intricate as Potter/SWL. I didn't say it wouldn't be as good or only as good as TSL.

I said it would be like what TSL had to do in order to faithfully re-create its source, which is lacking the photo-realistic intricate detail of Potter/SWL.

To wit...



That "off world city" is Batuu and the "magical London street" is Diagon Alley. Notice the lack of mentioning of a supersized backyard of toys.
Peach's courtyard is highly detailed an immersive though! Beyond that there are the unseen playarea's, the tunnel entrance, and all of the kinetic energy that mountain is gonna have with the yoshi ride moving through it! I think you are sorely underestimating how immersive and detailed this land will be!! To say that this won't be as intricate when it looks like this is going to have far more moving parts and dedication to how mario looks and feel than say hogsmeade I think your doing this land a disservice.
 
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