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Toy Story Land expansion announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Skibum1970

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By big I mean popular. We all know thousands of people are withholding trips until Star Wars Land opens. We know how popular it will be. Do you think Star Wars is going to be anything but insanely popular?
I realize that this conversation should take place in the SW:GE thread but I think that a lot of people are going to be highly disappointed by all FP+ being snagged early and so having to endure three hour lines (probably longer). Or a land that is closed due to capacity issues. However, this is because it is going to be extremely popular.
 

dreamscometrue

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Solid, detailed review...thanks for doing this.

The only thing I don't ever (not just in this case) agree with, is the use of terms such as 'missed opportunity' or 'what might have been'. I think that absolutely could, and often is, stated about every theme park attraction or land anywhere...ever. Even as recently as last year's opening of the amazingly immersive Pandora, people on here were commenting about what 'might have been' if it only had a 3rd ride. Had this site existed many, many years ago, you know BTMRR and Pirates would have been lambasted as a 'missed opportunity' for Thunder Mesa. On and on, and so forth.
 
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wdwmagic

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Solid, detailed review...thanks for doing this.

The only thing I don't ever (not just in this case) agree with, is the use of terms such as 'missed opportunity' or 'what might have been'. I think that absolutely could, and often is, stated about absolutely every theme park attraction or land anywhere...ever. Even as recently as last year's opening of the amazingly immersive Pandora, people on here were commenting about what 'might have been' if it only had a 3rd ride. Had this site existed many, many years ago, you know BTMRR and Pirates would have been lambasted as a 'missed opportunity' for Thunder Mesa. On so on, and so forth.
Glad you liked the review.
I agree on the missed opportunity, and it isn't something we normally bring up. But in this case, concept art was show at the originally announcement that seemed to address some of the issues that we had with the land. So in this case it seemed right to mention it.
 

CJR

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Loved it! Thanks for providing an honest review of the land. I couldn't agree more with everything you mentioned.

On a nice day, it'll be a welcoming addition, on a hot humid day (like right now), it'll be more hassle than fun, unless you have a FP (and maybe even then). My hope is they'll add more in the future and tweak things as needed. They'll never do anything extreme like enclose SDD, but an indoor M&G or something could be nice and feasible down the road, hopefully.
 

JohnyKaz2078

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By big I mean popular. We all know thousands of people are withholding trips until Star Wars Land opens. We know how popular it will be. Do you think Star Wars is going to be anything but insanely popular?
Never argued about that. Star Wars Land is going to be very popular. The wait times and the overall crowds though remain to be seen.
 

disneygeek90

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Never argued about that. Star Wars Land is going to be very popular. The wait times and the overall crowds though remain to be seen.
I think it's safe to assume the overall crowds and wait times will be substantial for quite some time. I'm actually kind of fearing it. There aren't nearly the amount of hardcore Avatar fans to the same degree as Star Wars fans, yet FoP is nearly a 2 hour+ wait all day every day, over a year later.
 

DABIGCHEEZ

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And yet to those that aren't obsessed with Disney and going for the first time... it is a brand new experience. There are more of them at this point then there are of us. It's only old because, we personally, have seen it a lot. Perspective can be our friend.
True... all is new to them, but different shows would also be new to them as well. There is no reason why Disney can not change out the shows after say 5 years... to keep it kind of fresh for everyone. And I am not talking GoTG type or dance party type shows... but BaTB type shows. Although we haven't been in many years since kids are now 13-19, they update the Disney Junior offering every 5 years or so, so they can do it for the others too.
 
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JohnyKaz2078

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I think it's safe to assume the overall crowds and wait times will be substantial for quite some time. I'm actually kind of fearing it. There aren't nearly the amount of hardcore Avatar fans to the same degree as Star Wars fans, yet FoP is nearly a 2 hour+ wait all day every day, over a year later.
They will substantial for a long long long time. But how substantial remains to be seen.
 

dreamscometrue

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Glad you liked the review.
I agree on the missed opportunity, and it isn't something we normally bring up. But in this case, concept art was show at the originally announcement that seemed to address some of the issues that we had with the land. So in this case it seemed right to mention it.
That's fair. :)
 

WDW Guru 4 Life

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Honestly, I weirdly see this rapid drop off as a good thing. The land is filler, it needs filler-like wait times, not 2 hours in an outdoor queue to ride a whip ride. If Slinky settles into peak 45 minute territory and A.S.S. 5-15 minutes like its California cousin... perfect!
This will also hopefully show the imagineers (but mostly Iger) that in order for a land to be popular for a long time like Pandora and presumably GE, it has to be top quality and the absolute best job the imagineers can do. I know that some people on here were scared that Disney could build literally anything and guests would still line up for hours to ride it, but luckily it seems that they are smart enough to know a great land when they see one.
 

Daveeeeed

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This will also hopefully show the imagineers (but mostly Iger) that in order for a land to be popular for a long time like Pandora and presumably GE, it has to be top quality and the absolute best job the imagineers can do. I know that some people on here were scared that Disney could build literally anything and guests would still line up for hours to ride it, but luckily it seems that they are smart enough to know a great land when they see one.
250M is not filler to me, personally. Should've just spent 400M it done it right. Still the land looks a lot better than Paris, HK, or Shanghai so at least there's that.
 

lee.moles.disney

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Shorter wait rides as filler is what's needed and is what TSL is. It's to take the rides at Galaxy's Edge down from 3 hours each to 2 hours each.

I can never understand why RnR always has an insane wait. they really need to ditch fanatasmic and put a daytime show there which will massively help spread the crowds from Galaxys Edge
 
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