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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

drizgirl

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It’ll be ready. If it needs to open like Hagrid (major operational issues) they could say “soft openings start December 5; grand opening in January”.
And I think that would be a second blackeye for Disney over how this rolled out. And I doubt they could delay a full opening until January because they need that staff in Disneyland finishing up theirs.
 

Ravenclaw78

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I agree with all the above, with the caveat that when it comes to software, more manpower frequently does not solve the problems any faster.
That's why I specified construction. As a general rule, fast/good/cheap applies to most projects in most industries, but software development has a more complicated relationship between the three. It's nearly impossible to get both fast and good, though Agile methodology tries really hard to improve that.
 

MansionButler84

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And I think that would be a second blackeye for Disney over how this rolled out. And I doubt they could delay a full opening until January because they need that staff in Disneyland finishing up theirs.
I don’t think they’re literally sending the construction workers out west.

If you go into this expecting a very complex new ride to open without significant operational issues, you will be let down. Unlike MFSR, they won’t have the luxury of removing 1/4 or 1/2 capacity without having to close the ride.
 

WDW Pro

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Latest word I have from a few days ago is that TDO is now expecting to have to announce a delay for the opening, but they're holding off on the announcement so as to not damage potential holiday resort bookings. Things continue to go poorly at both construction sites, the budget continues to balloon beyond requirements, and TDA is frankly in freak-out mode because September attendance is continuing to be abysmal even with APs unlocked. DHS data is beginning to settle in, and MFSR is regularly being outperformed in riders and queue times by Slinky Dog AND RnRC after 1:00 pm.
 
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MansionButler84

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Latest word I have from a few days ago is that TDO is now expecting to have to announce a delay for the opening, but they're holding off on the announcement so as to not damage potential holiday resort bookings. Things continue to go poorly at both construction sites, the budget continues to balloon beyond requirements, and TDA is frankly in freak-out mode because September attendance is continuing to be abysmal even with APs unlocked. DHS data is beginning to settle in, and MFSR is regularly being outperformed in riders and queue times by Slinky Dog AND RnRC after 1:00 pm.

Reshoots are continuing for Episode 9 until October. Post production will go right down to the wire. Top executives at Disney have gotten involved with JJ and have given specific, direct orders to make certain changes in an attempt to bolster the entire franchise. Rian Johnson was given official notice by Disney that he is no longer to confirm he is making any future trilogy or working on any future movies. He was given the ability to be ambiguous about it, but no more confirmations per Disney legal. Essentially, he's a dead man walking when it comes to ever working with Star Wars again.
Interesting about RotR. Have to investigate. That would be DISASTROUS. I had last heard it would be close but 12/5 was still doable.
 

SWGalaxysEdge

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So is it still the same problem with the ride? It was the Wif signal to he ride vehicles right? Is this still the case or is it a new problem?
My DL source recently (last weekend) told me that they were having a great day because there were no breakdowns. Maybe they spoke too soon? WiFi was the initial issue. I mentioned this a long time ago with my DL source, that I worked in Networking and when the AP gets too busy it will drop off connections. I suggested something as simple as replacing patch cables, because they were dropping hundreds of milliseconds of connectivity all the time - which sounds like a "leak" from the APs. I've gotten store bought and home made cables and had issues that I fixed with a cable replacement. Next maybe the APs are not robust enough to handle the traffic they need to handle. There are 30 show vehicles that need to communicate and most APs get flaky after 15-20 simultaneous connections, and will start dumping random connections. I suggested adding MORE APs as well. Lastly, they are inside a giant steel Faraday cage, for all intents and purposes, and there just may be too much interference. Obviously there are rides like Ratatouille that are doing it with their vehicles, Winnie the Pooh too. I don't work for Disney, so no one is gonna listen to me, which is why I suggested it to my contact, to suggest to their bosses. My contact works directly with the ride vehicles too.

I've heard rumors of in-floor puck issues, but my contact at DL says nothing has been changed out in their ride building. DHS was plagued from the start with building issues - pieces in the wrong spots, flooding because scruppers were not installed either in time or at all, before major Florida rains came and wiped out $$$ of computer equipment, mold issues because of the water damage, whole crews/companies being fired and new ones coming in to basically start over.

Heck, they (DHS) had to hold off on their First Order/Kylo Ren show for a few weeks because rains had damaged and soaked the interior of the TIE Echelon set. They had to let it dry out and seal it properly.

Anyone else got insight into issues?
 

Movielover

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My DL source recently (last weekend) told me that they were having a great day because there were no breakdowns. Maybe they spoke too soon? WiFi was the initial issue. I mentioned this a long time ago with my DL source, that I worked in Networking and when the AP gets too busy it will drop off connections. I suggested something as simple as replacing patch cables, because they were dropping hundreds of milliseconds of connectivity all the time - which sounds like a "leak" from the APs. I've gotten store bought and home made cables and had issues that I fixed with a cable replacement. Next maybe the APs are not robust enough to handle the traffic they need to handle. There are 30 show vehicles that need to communicate and most APs get flaky after 15-20 simultaneous connections, and will start dumping random connections. I suggested adding MORE APs as well. Lastly, they are inside a giant steel Faraday cage, for all intents and purposes, and there just may be too much interference. Obviously there are rides like Ratatouille that are doing it with their vehicles, Winnie the Pooh too. I don't work for Disney, so no one is gonna listen to me, which is why I suggested it to my contact, to suggest to their bosses. My contact works directly with the ride vehicles too.

I've heard rumors of in-floor puck issues, but my contact at DL says nothing has been changed out in their ride building. DHS was plagued from the start with building issues - pieces in the wrong spots, flooding because scruppers were not installed either in time or at all, before major Florida rains came and wiped out $$$ of computer equipment, mold issues because of the water damage, whole crews/companies being fired and new ones coming in to basically start over.

Heck, they (DHS) had to hold off on their First Order/Kylo Ren show for a few weeks because rains had damaged and soaked the interior of the TIE Echelon set. They had to let it dry out and seal it properly.

Anyone else got insight into issues?
. Sounds like one of the performing arts theaters that I work in. Recently our orchestra pit flooded due to the poor ways they installed the pipes, completely flooding and destroying the several thousand dollar motorized pit and all the audio and lighting equipment down there...
 
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drizgirl

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Latest word I have from a few days ago is that TDO is now expecting to have to announce a delay for the opening, but they're holding off on the announcement so as to not damage potential holiday resort bookings. Things continue to go poorly at both construction sites, the budget continues to balloon beyond requirements, and TDA is frankly in freak-out mode because September attendance is continuing to be abysmal even with APs unlocked. DHS data is beginning to settle in, and MFSR is regularly being outperformed in riders and queue times by Slinky Dog AND RnRC after 1:00 pm.

Reshoots are continuing for Episode 9 until October. Post production will go right down to the wire. Top executives at Disney have gotten involved with JJ and have given specific, direct orders to make certain changes in an attempt to bolster the entire franchise. Rian Johnson was given official notice by Disney that he is no longer to confirm he is making any future trilogy or working on any future movies. He was given the ability to be ambiguous about it, but no more confirmations per Disney legal. Essentially, he's a dead man walking when it comes to ever working with Star Wars again.
Ruh roh.
 

999th Happy Haunt

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Latest word I have from a few days ago is that TDO is now expecting to have to announce a delay for the opening, but they're holding off on the announcement so as to not damage potential holiday resort bookings. Things continue to go poorly at both construction sites, the budget continues to balloon beyond requirements, and TDA is frankly in freak-out mode because September attendance is continuing to be abysmal even with APs unlocked. DHS data is beginning to settle in, and MFSR is regularly being outperformed in riders and queue times by Slinky Dog AND RnRC after 1:00 pm.

Reshoots are continuing for Episode 9 until October. Post production will go right down to the wire. Top executives at Disney have gotten involved with JJ and have given specific, direct orders to make certain changes in an attempt to bolster the entire franchise. Rian Johnson was given official notice by Disney that he is no longer to confirm he is making any future trilogy or working on any future movies. He was given the ability to be ambiguous about it, but no more confirmations per Disney legal. Essentially, he's a dead man walking when it comes to ever working with Star Wars again.
My god I hope this isn't true. My trip is only a few days after it's set to open.
 

mhaftman7

Active Member
I’m not gonna lie, this thread is waaaay too long to try to catch up on. Is it possible to have the original poster edit/update the original post to reflect what we know and what is rumored about the ride? I’ve heard a lot of things from DVC members from it being anywhere from 7 to 25 minutes long and having a complete interaction with Kylo Ren?
 

WDW Pro

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My DL source recently (last weekend) told me that they were having a great day because there were no breakdowns. Maybe they spoke too soon? WiFi was the initial issue. I mentioned this a long time ago with my DL source, that I worked in Networking and when the AP gets too busy it will drop off connections. I suggested something as simple as replacing patch cables, because they were dropping hundreds of milliseconds of connectivity all the time - which sounds like a "leak" from the APs. I've gotten store bought and home made cables and had issues that I fixed with a cable replacement. Next maybe the APs are not robust enough to handle the traffic they need to handle. There are 30 show vehicles that need to communicate and most APs get flaky after 15-20 simultaneous connections, and will start dumping random connections. I suggested adding MORE APs as well. Lastly, they are inside a giant steel Faraday cage, for all intents and purposes, and there just may be too much interference. Obviously there are rides like Ratatouille that are doing it with their vehicles, Winnie the Pooh too. I don't work for Disney, so no one is gonna listen to me, which is why I suggested it to my contact, to suggest to their bosses. My contact works directly with the ride vehicles too.

I've heard rumors of in-floor puck issues, but my contact at DL says nothing has been changed out in their ride building. DHS was plagued from the start with building issues - pieces in the wrong spots, flooding because scruppers were not installed either in time or at all, before major Florida rains came and wiped out $$$ of computer equipment, mold issues because of the water damage, whole crews/companies being fired and new ones coming in to basically start over.

Heck, they (DHS) had to hold off on their First Order/Kylo Ren show for a few weeks because rains had damaged and soaked the interior of the TIE Echelon set. They had to let it dry out and seal it properly.

Anyone else got insight into issues?
You might want to check with that source... DLR floors were completely destroyed to redo the in ground sensors.

As for the new likely DHS opening, I've heard 12/14 is currently best case scenario.
 

Purduevian

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I’m not gonna lie, this thread is waaaay too long to try to catch up on. Is it possible to have the original poster edit/update the original post to reflect what we know and what is rumored about the ride? I’ve heard a lot of things from DVC members from it being anywhere from 7 to 25 minutes long and having a complete interaction with Kylo Ren?
I'm not an insider, and going off memory.
  • Ride should be one of the best and most complex Disney rides ever
  • Main ride time in the 4.5-7 minute range
  • Elaborate preshow involving a second "ride" similar to elevator on Gringotts and the massive hanger quene, is being included in those "25 minute" estimates
  • Story line: Helping rebels on a mission in a cargo ship that gets captured by first order on a star destroyer, placed in a prisoner transport, attempt to escape while running into Kylo, AT-ATs, and storm troopers, enter escape pod where we drop (literally) in a drop shaft onto a simulator which crashes back on Batuu
  • Ride announced to open December 5th for HS, but many insiders are saying it might not happen do to the complexity of the ride causing bugs.
  • I just learned through misspelling that Battu (almost Batuu) means beaten in French which kinda fits the theme of the land
Any more specific questions can probably be asked, but that would be the general outline I think.
 
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