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Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Darth Snips

Well-Known Member
This is an interesting development.
http://blogmickey.com/2019/03/disneyland-will-implement-a-virtual-queue-for-guests-looking-to-visit-star-wars-galaxys-edge-after-june-23rd/

This is only announced for Disneyland right now, but I imagine WDW will use a similar system.
I can't decide whether this is good news or bad news. On one hand, there won't be 5 hour lines for the land like Hogsmeade. On the other hand, those crowds will now be distributed throughout the park, meaning there will be 5 hour lines for pretty much everything else.... 😕
 

nickys

Premium Member
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Also on the same page is this, which I hadn’t seen.


So they will limit the time you can stay in the land as well. They haven’t decided how long this will be, and no mention of how they intend to implement it. Or whether you’ll be able to re-ride from within the land.

Interesting too that the article claims that WDW have had the “Restroom Pass” since 2017. I thought that was newish?
 

Andrew C

You know what's funny?
Premium Member
Also on the same page is this, which I hadn’t seen.


So they will limit the time you can stay in the land as well. They haven’t decided how long this will be, and no mention of how they intend to implement it. Or whether you’ll be able to re-ride from within the land.

Interesting too that the article claims that WDW have had the “Restroom Pass” since 2017. I thought that was newish?
yeah. This is probably a good idea. Don't think DL really has any choice but to do something like this to make it at least a bit manageable.
 

nickys

Premium Member
yeah. This is probably a good idea. Don't think DL really has any choice but to do something like this to make it at least a bit manageable.
I reluctantly agree. Even I would be happy to stick around in the land for 3-4 hours, and I am no more than a casual Star Wars fan.

But I’d be really annoyed if you’re expected to be out in an hour after riding. The lines at the Cantina could be an hour long!
 

Rogue1138

Well-Known Member
I'm going to be at Star Wars Celebration in two weeks and was thinking of doing the Galaxy's Edge panel. The only question I have is does anyone think it would be worth the time? Is there anything we don't know between here and official releases they could possibly show or tell that's new?
 

drod1985

Well-Known Member
I'm going to be at Star Wars Celebration in two weeks and was thinking of doing the Galaxy's Edge panel. The only question I have is does anyone think it would be worth the time? Is there anything we don't know between here and official releases they could possibly show or tell that's new?
I bet there's plenty of merch we haven't seen yet! :)
 

PJBuckeye

Well-Known Member
yeah. This is probably a good idea. Don't think DL really has any choice but to do something like this to make it at least a bit manageable.
I expect DHS to implement the same system for entry. I am not sure that it makes sense for 10k people to stand outside the entry of SWGE for 12 hours a day. Guests are not spending money if standing in one place.
 

Darth Snips

Well-Known Member
Also, OC Register just confirmed in this article that even though Disneyland will sell elaborate costume in SW:GE, guests will not be allowed to wear them in the park at all.
https://www.ocregister.com/2019/03/28/disneyland-wont-loosen-costume-policy-for-star-wars-galaxys-edge/

Does anyone know if WDW will still adhere to this policy too? It seems pretty dumb to me to put so much emphasis on immersion, role-playing, and in-universe merchandise and then tell guests not to wear or use said merchandise.
 

MickeyMario

Well-Known Member
Westcoaster has an update up and I noticed what appears to be bathrooms off the backside of the Resistance queue in the area I have speculated could serve as overflow space (and now possibly overflow toilets).
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That backstage area doesn't have an easy way to lead guests to (unless you're creating a path through Muppets)

If Disney plans on doing backstage overflow, I think the easiest and most out-of-the-way spot would be between SWGE and GMR
You could even use the closed off second half of Pixar Place for it (or even all of Pixar Place)

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iowamomof4

Well-Known Member
Now imagine if you could queue yourself up via the app to enter SWL once you're in the park, not unlike mobile order and hitting the button "I'm here" to let them know to put your order together. Then Disney could push a notification to you where you would have a set amount of time (30-60 minutes?) to arrive at the entrance to the land or your spot would be given to the next person in line. I don't believe they'll actually do anything like that, but it would be nice if they could figure something out OTHER than just having to wait in an 8-hour line to HOPE you will get into the land.
Virtual Queue is happening for DHS. In fact, DHS was planned to have it before DL.
:bookworm:
 
This is way late to the current discussion, but what happened to the table service resturant? Seems like an odd decision to table that (oh yes I did). They could have charged pretty much whatever they wanted and reservations would be filled 180days out all the time
 
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