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Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

solidyne

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Tested the ride today and got one ride in each position.
Some thoughts:

—Piloting the Millenium Falcon is a must if you’re building a Star Wars Land. It should be a given. It’s like the Hogwarts Express at Uni. It’s not so much about the ride, but about the entire experience of stepping aboard the most famous vehicle from each respective franchise. The excitement is in stepping inside something the characters are actually seen riding and truly becoming a member of the world.

—The technology is seemless. You feel like you’re aboard the only captain’s room (I don’t know the correct term) on the ship, as you should be. You never really notice any merging or converging. And the ride vehicle is seemless with the rest of the ship, so it seems like you’re taking the whole ship with you. Importantly, there’s no noticible physical gap between the rest of the ship and the vehicle, so there’s no indication you “detach.” Doors thruout the queue slide open as they do in the movies. The gangway to board the Falcon has “bounce” to it like a Jetway to an airport.

—Advice to having fun: embrace the interactivity and social element. Part of the experience is trying to coordinate with your copilot if you’re flying... trying to strategize together as a team. Even piloting is not too difficult, however. It basically functions like a simple phone app; like “Temple Run”, there’s a certain path you follow and you’re just dodging obstacles. The big factor that determines the experience is the damage your ship endures, so the engineer plays a pretty important role. Funny enough, if you do bad and bang up your ship, your damaged hyper drive caused you to stop short of Batuu on the return trip and get stuck in an asteroid belt, attacked by tie fighters. In fact, the ride experience lasts longer if you do WORSE. otherwise you stall in the ship bay at the end while they count up points.

—Narrative wise, the plot is a rehash of the train scene from Solo. The main experience is a high speed chase to gun down a train to steal coaxium. This train hijacking helped sell me on the idea of Galaxy’s Edge as a sort of extension of the Wild West of Frontierland.

—Those worried about boarding the ship, when it’s parked out front, needn’t worry. Occam’s Razor applies here. In the pre show with Hondo, you see the ship land behind him on a screen (the whole room rumbles!), AND, a little flight control map shows the ship moving.

—Those worried about gum trashing the Falcon needn’t worry either. The second story looks out thru glass windows.
If we need advice on how to have fun, the ride is a total failure.

Edit: Thanks for the report! Not dissing you...
 

TJJohn12

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Still more information coming out on park operations: 4-hour wristbands. Looks like DHS will have the benefit of seeing how well all these tiny choices go and adjust accordingly...

 

Surferboy567

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“Four hours is a long time in the land,” Theiler said. “Most guests are going to find that they’re ready to roll after four hours.”

I spent 8 hours in Pandora during previews.
I really really like Pandora....how did you spend 8 hours in that land? It’s a great land but 8 hours I’m not sure. Star Wars is a different beast I don’t think 4 hours is enough at all.
 

Texas84

Premium Member
I really really like Pandora....how did you spend 8 hours in that land? It’s a great land but 8 hours I’m not sure. Star Wars is a different beast I don’t think 4 hours is enough at all.
Passholder preview. FoP 5 times, NRJ 4 times, relaxing lunch at the Canteen, lots of exploring, lots of photos. The final FoP after drinks at Pongu Pongu. A great day.

I'm gonna need a few days in SWGE.
 

drod1985

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I spent 8 hours in Pandora during previews.
Was that 4 hours in line for FOP, 2 hours in line for NRJ, an hour eating at SC, and an hour just looking around? I can't imagine spending 8 hours in Pandora, there's nowhere near as much to do or look at as there is/will be in GE.
 

Texas84

Premium Member
Was that 4 hours in line for FOP, 2 hours in line for NRJ, an hour eating at SC, and an hour just looking around? I can't imagine spending 8 hours in Pandora, there's nowhere near as much to do or look at as there is/will be in GE.
All walk-ons except for one FoP where it closed for a while.
 

Surferboy567

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Passholder preview. FoP 5 times, NRJ 4 times, relaxing lunch at the Canteen, lots of exploring, lots of photos. The final FoP after drinks at Pongu Pongu. A great day.

I'm gonna need a few days in SWGE.
That’s fair...FoP is my favorite theme park ride of all time currently (I can see Galaxy’s Edge topping it though). The rock work in Pandora is something to behold.
 

Surferboy567

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Surprised that this hasn't been posted yet. It will be interesting tracking arrival time v. entry time. Also, curious if they will implement any other restrictions (one ride per attraction).
Happy someone brought this up as for how I feel about it I’m not really sure it’s good and bad. Reservations could be a detriment to the experience not a fan of the timed windows. I understand why it’s in place but I want to personally spend a ton of time in Galaxy’s Edge (saber building, rides, food, other merch, and eventually RoTR)
 

PJBuckeye

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Happy someone brought this up as for how I feel about it I’m not really sure it’s good and bad. Reservations could be a detriment to the experience not a fan of the timed windows. I understand why it’s in place but I want to personally spend a ton of time in Galaxy’s Edge (saber building, rides, food, other merch, and eventually RoTR)

I think it's a good thing. We should get a good idea from Anaheim how quickly boarding passes run out, and we should be able to plan according. For example, if I plan on entering DHS at 8AM and typically that provides a 1PM return time. I can book fast passes for the morning and plan on lunch and enter in the afternoon. Should make a chaotic situation a little bit more manageable.
 

Surferboy567

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I think it's a good thing. We should get a good idea from Anaheim how quickly boarding passes run out, and we should be able to plan according. For example, if I plan on entering DHS at 8AM and typically that provides a 1PM return time. I can book fast passes for the morning and plan on lunch and enter in the afternoon. Should make a chaotic situation a little bit more manageable.
In theory, it’s good but I was thinking about and something I forget to mention in my original response what stops them from attaching timed windows to your “boarding party” (great name btw). Then we run into some problems...that’s the only thing that worries me.
 

IMDREW

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Is DHS getting any limit to the time you can be in the land? If I were to enter in the morning I’d definitely stay till close. But if a lot of people do that, others can’t enter the land the rest of the day..
 

drod1985

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WOW, these look so great!

Imperial Shore Trooper and Tank Driver helmets, Taun Taun, baby rancor, the nexu, IG-88, the ESB crate from the supply ship, a Rathtar in carbonate, the Falcon maintenance room, from ESB…so much greatness from all eras of Star Wars.
 
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captnblue

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Happy someone brought this up as for how I feel about it I’m not really sure it’s good and bad. Reservations could be a detriment to the experience not a fan of the timed windows. I understand why it’s in place but I want to personally spend a ton of time in Galaxy’s Edge (saber building, rides, food, other merch, and eventually RoTR)
Once the virtual queue system kicks in after June 23rd, there won't be a time limit in the land. Per the article:

"Back to Galaxy's Edge, once you are inside — via the virtual queue or directly — there will be no time limit on how long you can stay inside Galaxy's Edge. The four-hour limit that Disneyland is enforcing during the reservation-only period comes to an end on June 23."
 
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