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Galaxy's Edge - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Disney/LFL' started by DarthSnow, Aug 15, 2019.

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Would you like to visit? (disregarding any cost issues)

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  2. No

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  3. Maybe later, doesn't interest me at this time

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  1. Rodney-2187

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    Tell us more! Did you buy anything? Take any pics?
     
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    "Anything someone says before the word but is horse****" - Lord Eddard Stark

    You've been offered thoughts much more critical than what you've reposted.

    Go to Pandora in Animal Kingdom and you're immersed in the movie. I don't even like Avatar but I was impressed. Go to Wizarding World and you're immersed in the movie. Go to Galaxy's Edge, and oh boy!! You're immersed in Thrawn: Alliances!! And look! There's Vi Moredi and Hondo!! They are so much more popular than Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker!!
     
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    I thought it didn’t open until the end of August?
     
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    Disney World passholders begin to explore Star Wars land
    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/tra...0190817-2mwjra2kl5avpao2rh3fxs5lq4-story.html

     
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    Thank you
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    So how much of Galaxy’s Edge was open for you to explore ?
     
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    As someone who was at the Galaxy’s Edge panel at Celebration this year, I do believe that Lucasfilm and WD Imagineering did try to give us the best experience they could. Do I think the land is perfect? No, it definitely has room for improvement and I’m excited to see how they change the park for the better.

    I’m pumped to be visiting it in Florida sometime next fall! I’m excited to try blue milk and to build my own authentic lightsaber and to be aboard the Millennium Falcon and to see Rey, Kylo, Chewie, and the others at the park! It’s also incredibly awesome to see obscure characters like Vi Moradi and Hondo Ohnaka play such a large role in the storyline of the park. I already know that I’ll spend well over $1000 when I go. And that won’t even be the biggest problem I face: it’ll be having to leave at the end of the day!
     
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    First time I went to Wizarding World 2 things happened. It poured down rain like it does in Florida. So I felt immersed in Florida weather. 2nd I went on Dueling Dragons Rollercoaster which opened in 1999. Felt so immersed in Harry Potter. I loved the part in the movies when they rode that coaster. Although it was better in the books.
     
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    I neither know nor care enough about Harry Potter to discuss the Dueling Dragons Rollercoaster or what WWHP was like using rides made in 1999. All I know is that when I went with my girlfriend a couple years ago, it was cool to walk down a street that looked like it could have been an actual set from the filming of the movie and we went on a ride which simulated the escape from some bank vault which happened in one of the movies. Then we took some sort of train (from the movies) to go to that school they have (from the movies) and went on another ride through some sort of Dark Forest (from the movies). It wasn't "The Wizarding World of the Harry Potter Expanded Universe".
     
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    My family of three is going to WDW in Sept. 2020 and again in Feb. 2021. (My wife's dance studio participates in Disney's Performing Arts program, so they're both working vacations.) Anyway, I'd love to go to GE but what's holding me back is the cost, plain and simple. I see it's currently $130 per adult and roughly $120 for children ... so I'm looking at $380 above and beyond what we're already paying to get into the park for that one specific day -- roughly $300 -- (and that's just that one day -- well be at the parks for four full days) and man we're talking around $680 for ONE DAY. And that's not factoring $200 lightsabers, $100 droids, a beverage that costs $25, etc.

    Again, I'd love to see it all, but with only two rides it feels more like they're charging you extra to visit a giant, themed merch area. Currently, I can't justify it, which makes me sad.
    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 20, 2019, Original Post Date: Aug 20, 2019 ---

    So I just realized the caveat of the question was "disregarding any cost issues" ... and all I did was talk about money. Sorry. Total fail on my part.

    So throw the money out and of course I'd like to look around. I've been a SW fan since the original hit theaters. Do I wish it was Tatooine? Yeah, but I'm up for some immersion.
     
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    That was just the poll part of it to gauge general interest, no worries! The thread is for the broad discussion, so you are entirely within your rights there.

    Admittedly, the cost of the admission tickets to GE is also my biggest hangup. I hope this is something that they review and modify in the near future, but I have my doubts.
     
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    Thanks DarthSnow!
     
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    I know we're supposed to disregard cost issues, but the cost thing kinda wraps into my overall opinion.

    I would love to go. I mean, it's Star Wars, after all. But for cost reasons (not even just tickets, but travel and lodging) it's probably gonna be awhile.

    Here's the thing for me, though. Everyone compares it to Wizarding World. But for Wizarding World it was like, "You know that awesome place you experienced in the Harry Potter stories? Here it is in real life." And that is super exciting.

    For me, it's somehow alot less exciting when the process is reversed. When Star Wars has obviously created so many books and comics just to work the park into canon, instead of building something from the franchise.

    It doesn't feel like they brought Star Wars into real life; it feels like they brought real life into Star Wars.

    And that's where the cost bit comes in for me. If I can't even afford to go to the park, why would I buy books/comics that obviously exist only to promote the park? And these books/comics come at the opportunity cost of other stories for all fans. It makes it a bit irksome to pick up a book like Thrawn: Alliances, which spends so much time giving little Galaxy's Edge previews.
     
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    So, that Smuggler's Run "ride" at Galaxy's Edge isn't physically inside that full size Millennium Falcon model....
     
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    Nope! That doesn't really seem like practical logistics does it? Wait times alone would be astronomical.

    Instead, they've tailored a really engaging experience, detailed wonderfully here: (full of pictures!)
    https://www.westcoaster.net/home/20...dge-millennium-falcon-smugglers-run-in-detail

     
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    This is the 2nd time I have seen people post that GE is an additional cost. That isnt the case. Your admission into Hollywood Studios or Disneyland gets you into Galaxies Edge. Now some of the activities (lightsabers, droids) cost extra.

    Also comparing to Wizarding World. Now I love Harry Potter and went to Wizard World when it first opened and it didnt feel like I just walked into the Harry Potter universe. I didnt expect it to. The castle and hogsmeade arent physically next to each other in the movies/books. Yet the architecture and design has that Harry Potter feel and I have to say from everything I have seen and heard they have done the same if not more with Galaxies Edge. Furthermore Disney didnt use an old ride as one of the attractions while Universal did.

    Now I havent been back with the expansion, but that also makes me have to mention. To go to both parts of Wizarding World you need admission to 2 parks (or a park hopper pass). I do feel that is a way to overcharge. If you have kids and they really want to experience Wizarding World then being forced to pay for 2 tickers or a park hopper is rude.
     
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    Fantastic!! I was really confused on this myself, but this makes so much more sense. Thanks!
     
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    I think a lot of the comparisons come to Harry Potter being very rooted in its locations, whereas Star Wars is more rooted in its aesthetic.

    In Harry Potter, almost every book follows this formula, with some obvious deviations:

    Dusleys' House ---> Diagon Alley ---> Hogwarts

    There are some other locations that are occasionally visited like the Weasley House or Hogsmeade, but you get the idea.

    In Star Wars, we have (and this too is extremely simplified):

    Naboo --> Tatooine ---> Coruscant
    Coruscant ---> Kamino/Tatooine/Geonosis
    Coruscant---> Utapau ---> Mustafar
    Corellia ---> Mimban ---> Vandor ---> Kessel ---> Savareen
    Yavin ---> Jedha ---> Eadu ---> Scarif
    Tatooine ---> Death Star ---> Yavin
    Hoth ---> Dagobah ---> Bespin
    Tatooine ---> Endor
    Jakku ---> Takodanna---> D'Qar ---> Starkiller Base ---> Ach'to
    D'Qar/Ach'to ---> Canto Bight/ Deep Space ---> Crait

    (Note that I didn't list a lot of the locations in the prequels that were somewhat heavily featured because I'm focusing specially on more core characters only).


    I mean, Tatooine and Coruscant could be contenders, I guess. Coruscant would be a huge undertaking, and while it would be cool to see a Jedi temple, the entire illusion would be almost impossible to sell.

    Tatooine would be... boring. Sorry, someone had to say it.
    Chalmun's Cantina would be a lot of fun, as would be Jabba's Palace if they managed to incorporate it (which would be kinda difficult)...
    But otherwise, what could you do there that you can't already do in Batuu (and yes, we can't ignore that Batuu also has a similar cantina already).

    I mean, Tatooine is a desert. It's a beloved setting of the series that I'm sure we're both huge fans of, but it's also kind of a nightmare setting for park planners. See, there are a lot of ways to help sell the illusion of a park, and part of that involves cutting down on long sightlines. If you're standing in line for Smuggler's Run, you shouldn't be able to see all the way to the other side of the park where Mickey and Donald are signing autographs, because that breaks the illusion. That, if I had to guess, is a big reason for the spires aspect of the geography.

    Eh, I realize this is rambly, and kudos to anyone who actually reads it. I guess this is my main point here: to me, Star Wars is so much more than what's on film, and I think even casual fans will realize that. If the magic of building a lightsaber in real life, or seeing the Millennium Falcon with your own two eyes is ruined for you because it's not in the desert you would've preferred, I'm truly, deeply sorry for you. But I can't help but think that Lucas would encourage you to view it throw the sense of wonder of a child.
     
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    There's a full scale Millennium Falcon then. They had me right there. Plus I can build a lightsaber with a kyber crystal and drink blue milk? Sold! I'd like to ride the Millennium Falcon ride, but it sounds a lot like Star Tours. Would be cool to sit in a cockpit similar to the Falcon though. But what I am most interested in is the Rise of the Resistance ride. I think people will be very happy with that! I've read it's supposed the biggest ride they've ever created with hundreds of animatronic figures and droids. Can't wait to find out more.



    SWGE-Rise-of-the-Resistance-Hallway-1200x801.jpg dims.jpeg
     
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    A big round of applause. I am so tired of Tatooine.
     
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