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Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

TiggerDad

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BlogMickey took a walk over there just now. Surprised I was the first to mention it.
Proof that Blog Mickey reads this thread.
 

FutureCEO

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I know this will be popular but is anyone concerned about 2 rides in half the park and the don't focus on the original trilogy which is the one people love.
 

matt9112

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ok so to refresh star wars land is a bust in cali so far but will be more popular here because statistics related to the park its in right?
 

matt9112

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Wow, that's a great observation, I don't think anyone else has brought that up. ;)
criticism is valid....reinvent stuff thats just like the old stuff but nobody knows it so....why not just use the old stuff? if you created the same thing except without you know a fan base?
 

Purduevian

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ok so to refresh star wars land is a bust in cali so far but will be more popular here because statistics related to the park its in right?
I would say cali is too early to tell at the moment. Still lots of APs blocked out and 1 of the 2 rides not yet open. It is fair to say the demand for GE is not where management expected, but I think we need to wait for the full land to be open and everyone able to go to it before calling it a bust.
 

Chomama

Active Member
We are a wdw family and have only been to DL a couple of times. DH surprised me with a three night trip to DL this week and we got to experience GE (and without our kids!). We also will attend a preview in Florida with our kids. I want to share my thoughts but didn’t know if that would be better suited for the DL thread. We are a Disney family and my husband and kids watch part of a Star Wars movie most nights. We also love Harry Potter and have been to WWoHP so I fell like I can compare what these two lands are like to a casual fan and frequent parks visitor. My thoughts don’t include any Star Wars super fan perspective, more the perspective of a family that is excited about Star Wars and has been pumped about this land opening...

That said can an expert tell me if this is the wrong place to
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Before I waste everyone’s time?!
 

solidyne

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We are a wdw family and have only been to DL a couple of times. DH surprised me with a three night trip to DL this week and we got to experience GE (and without our kids!). We also will attend a preview in Florida with our kids. I want to share my thoughts but didn’t know if that would be better suited for the DL thread. We are a Disney family and my husband and kids watch part of a Star Wars movie most nights. We also love Harry Potter and have been to WWoHP so I fell like I can compare what these two lands are like to a casual fan and frequent parks visitor. My thoughts don’t include any Star Wars super fan perspective, more the perspective of a family that is excited about Star Wars and has been pumped about this land opening...

That said can an expert tell me if this is the wrong place to
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Before I waste everyone’s time?!
Hi! I am far from an expert, but I think the best thread is this one:
However, it seems now anything goes around here! (I am guilty, myself.)
 

TJJohn12

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Hi! I am far from an expert, but I think the best thread is this one:
However, it seems now anything goes around here! (I am guilty, myself.)
*Glances in thread and sees they’re talking about Pandora*

Yup, that’s about right. ;-)
 

TJJohn12

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That thread is atrocious, it's the same 4-5 people constantly competing to see who can whine more.

I loved where someone asked "where did all the positive people go?", As if any sane individual would want to expose themselves to that toxic of an environment on a regular basis.
I am extremely excited for SW:GE to open at MGM. But I also won’t be visiting WDW again until 2021, so my personal input isn’t much more than, “I love Star Wars. I love TLJ. Can’t wait!”

That said, I for one would love to hear @Chomama ‘s broader take on the DL version of the land, as they’re nearly identical.
 

Chomama

Active Member
I am extremely excited for SW:GE to open at MGM. But I also won’t be visiting WDW again until 2021, so my personal input isn’t much more than, “I love Star Wars. I love TLJ. Can’t wait!”

That said, I for one would love to hear @Chomama ‘s broader take on the DL version of the land, as they’re nearly identical.
So I guess one person is interested :). I’ll give it to you! ;)
Walking into the land was exciting. Of course we were moving quickly because there were thousands of people rushing around us. We were able to stop for photos with MF before queuing up.
The queue for the ride is great. Lots to look at.
Ok- once we entered Hondo room we were lost. That guy is very hard to understand and if you have no idea about the ride beforehand (we have purposefully avoided spoilers and reviews) it’s unclear why you are there. Kids around us were completely lost and I kept asking my husband what Hondo was saying. What’s with the exaggerated accent? Just complicates things.
The ride - the cockpit is awesome. The idea is fun. Again we didn’t understand the mission so we just pushed a bunch of buttons 🤷🏼‍♀️

We wandered around galaxys edge for a bit after.
Food - excellent. Tried RR and DB. Nothing food wise disappointed. All the specialty
Drinks are way to sweet. Tossed after two
Sips.
Did not try milks because waiting for the kiddos

Shops/vendors
Fun to loom
Around but because signs are all in Batuu language or whatever that is we didn’t know what we were looking at. The immersion is taken so far its confusing

Aesthetics - incredible detail especially at night. Lots of detail and worth time poking around

Merch - got the coin gift cards for the kids. The toy store could have paid at least an homage to the old characters but nada.
Random pet shop. Felt very copy cat of Harry Potter except those pets are very involved in the stories

Atmosphere- meh. Chewbacca was the highlight. They could use an imperial march and about 20 more troopers and some aliens/droids. Rey was out once. We went three times in two days and never saw Kylo.
Why is there no one from the actual
World of SW? That makes no
Sense even if they aren’t specific characters we know. Like who lives on batuu? Apparently Hondo, ronto and Chewbacca? How sad for
Them.

Ogas- waaaay too sweet. Service awful. No immersion. Fro
Check in to bill pay we were ready to go. They could have done way more here. Snacks were fun. And by bad service I don’t mean in character. I mean we had 45 min limit and didn’t see server until 20 mins in and said we could only have 2 drinks in our allotted time is we found her again. We didn’t. Very crowded. No immersion. So strange really

We didn’t do saber or droids but peeked on droid factory. Looks cool for sure

Will we go back? With kids yes. Is it a just do? No. Pandora we won’t miss and hate those movies. Start Wars is in our house daily and we don’t care to go back. That alone seems like a problem and I hate to say it.
 

The_Jobu

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That thread is atrocious, it's the same 4-5 people constantly competing to see who can whine more.

I loved where someone asked "where did all the positive people go?", As if any sane individual would want to expose themselves to that toxic of an environment on a regular basis.
You shouldn't exchange one echo chamber for another. Reading both extremes gets you the most accurate average.
 
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