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It wouldn’t surprise me if one of the series shoots in the park after hours eventually.

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Park walkthrough:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKI9G6S-glA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BhRGI-MOqE

Build your own lightsaber:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3aVdh1OxyU&t=18s

Galaxy’s Edge wallpaper:

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https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/wallpapers/star-wars-galaxys-edge-at-disneyland-resort-wallpaper-desktop-ipad/

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https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/wallpapers/star-wars-galaxys-edge-at-disneyland-resort-wallpaper-iphone-android/

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^ nice walkthrough videos - thanks for posting them up.

Am somewhat pleasantly surprised at the quality of the lightsabers that fans can build there - pretty impressive, and looks like they took their time and put some considerable effort into putting together an immersive feel to building them.
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Awesome! Which proves Star Wars is truly timeless. 😃

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I wonder how long this reservation thing is going to last? With alcohol being served, the whole being escorted out of GE by troopers could get ugly really fast.

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Hey guys! Are the Disneyland and Disney World parks going to be the same?

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There might be some minor differences as WDW has more land available to build on, but I think they will be very similar.

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SilverWook said:

I wonder how long this reservation thing is going to last? With alcohol being served, the whole being escorted out of GE by troopers could get ugly really fast.

I don’t think anyone is getting drunk with those drink prices.

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Maybe they sneak in their own then? 😛

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SilverWook said:

I wonder how long this reservation thing is going to last? With alcohol being served, the whole being escorted out of GE by troopers could get ugly really fast.

They’re currently saying only the first four months but I have a feeling they’ll be extending it.

Omni said:

Hey guys! Are the Disneyland and Disney World parks going to be the same?

Generally but World will also have the new Star Wars Resort connected to it.

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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Custom LIGHTSABERS review’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxfWtLVYVhU - by John Carlos McMaster

 

Edit: He also did a follow-up video review, answering some of the questions in the comments section, here:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD4QRiyuhDU

 

 

How To Get The BLACK KYBER CRYSTAL at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeY_LHqqSFc - by Happy Place Explorers
 

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Rodney-2187 said:

PHOTOS: Every Merchandise Item (with Prices) From Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

https://wdwnt.com/2019/06/photos-every-merchandise-item-from-dok-ondars-den-of-antiquities-at-star-wars-galaxys-edge/

Wow - I’d have to do some serious saving (or suppressing of impulses) to go there - though looks a quality range of merchandise.

 

That Imperial Guard helmet looks very cool too 😉

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Wouldn’t surprise me if that was an old Don Post guard helmet. Did they put some screen used items in there somewhere?

Lots of cool stuff. The comlink would be cool to have. More prequel stuff than I was expecting, although no Jar Jar stuff. 😉

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The guy in charge of set designing for the park was saying their helmets were all made using the original molds.

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That’s cool. Love the OT items like the comm link and Emperor and Yoda canes. The coolest item, imo, might be Luke’s lamp from Dagobah that Yoda tries to steal. Who’d have ever thought we’d get a replica of that?

I doubt the helmets were made specially for the park. There are several prop replica companies in the US and UK that sell prop and costume replicas created from screen used and production made sources. Saying they’re “from the original molds” might be a bit of marketing slight-of-hand. Not exactly untrue, but perhaps a bit misleading.

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I’d strongly suspect this is the source of the royal guard helmet… Pretty sure Anovos made a TIE pilot helmet too.

https://www.anovos.com/products/star-wars-imperial-royal-guard-helmet-accessory

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So has anyone been in the park? How’s the traffic, do you have to wait in lines all the time? I’m hoping to visit the park when it opens in Florida. 😃

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I didn’t even notice the lamp. Maybe they will do Luke’s emergency rations kit next?

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canofhumdingers said:

I doubt the helmets were made specially for the park.

Everything in the park was handmade specifically for the park. A number of the helmets in there have never even been created practically before. The Imagineers are no joke, I can easily see them digging into the LFL archives to find and use original molds if they still exist.

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So has anyone been in the park? How’s the traffic, do you have to wait in lines all the time? I’m hoping to visit the park when it opens in Florida. 😃

This video documents what the first day with no reservations was like in GE. Whenever I end up going back I’m definitely going to make sure it’ll be on a day in the middle of week, early in the morning.

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Someone posted a pretty brutal review of this over at the WDWMagic board which I have copied below. In fact, just about everyone who has been to the Disneyland park over there is trashing it. Combined with these articles…

https://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201902/6593/

https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/a28337132/star-wars-disney-galaxys-edge-review/

…I expect this is/will be a huge disappointment.

I mean really, no characters or locations or music or anything from the OT at all? (Aside from the Falcon.) The one ride is basically an arcade game/motion simulator? Everything is insanely overpriced? Even the Cantina isn’t the Mos Eisley cantina with no band and the drinks are crap? Everything is lifeless and dreary and beige? As a kid I would have loved nothing more than a Star Wars theme park, but now I think I was better off just riding the original Star Tours if even half of this is accurate, and I have no intention of paying to go now either. This would be like if the Harry Potter land at Universal didn’t have Hogwarts or Harry or Hermione or Dumbledore or Diagon Alley or the John Williams music or anything, and instead everything was just from the new Fantastic Beasts movies or even brand new crap no one’s ever heard of. It would feel more like a cheap knock-off than an immersive world.

My full review:

What I Liked:

  • Seeing the full size Falcon in person was awesome and it was incredibly well executed
  • The chess room of the Falcon, the hallways, and effect of going into the “only” cockpit was great
  • The feel of the Falcon cockpit
  • The ride experience (assuming they eventually get to multiple missions rotating in)
  • The pilot positions both left and right
  • Ronto Roasters
  • Cantina execution (see size issue below)
  • Light saber building concept
  • The design of the marketplace walkthrough area
  • Build a droid experience/conveyor belts

What I Did Not Like:

  • The land feels abandoned, bleak, and depressing
  • Tying it to the new characters vs. the original trilogy that built the brand/fan interest was a mistake (note nearly all of the selfies are in front of the Falcon and X Wing from the original trilogy)
  • The lack of wandering characters, droids, bounty hunters, or anybody makes it feel lifeless, static, and cold
  • The decision to present the few droids and vehicles they have as rusted and abandoned behind fences
  • The intentional decision to not use the iconic music to create an immediate and powerful emotional connection to the land (like Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, etc.)
  • The misguided attempt at “immersion” that lead to the poor choice to exclude the music (yes, I’ve heard all of the convoluted explanations, just a terrible creative choice)
  • The misguided decision to not rely on several entertainment cast members throughout the land, but instead assume that union food, merch, and ride operators can instantly become professional improv actors and both take on characters and tell a story (so painful, it hurts to hear them try)
  • The merchandise cast member trying valiantly to “act” in the light saber experience - Good Lord Disney, pay for ONE entertainment cast member when you’re selling $200 lightsabers!
  • The decision to use BEIGE as your signature color throughout the entire land
  • The decision to not have prominent water features, shade, greenery, or “soft” features to offset the bombed out, abandoned feel of the area
  • The decision to have majority of the buildings be windowless (which feel “closed”) including the cantina to ensure zero atmosphere or energy in the area
  • The incredible amount of closed facades, walls, etc. that lead to nowhere - except a sea of bombed out beige
  • The insanely short sighted capacity issues for the cantina, which should have been the signature experience of the land outside the attractions - and with the Lamplight Lounge experience at DCA, nobody can say they didn’t understand the draw
  • Setting the land in a place that nobody has ever heard of, have no emotional connection to, and a place, frankly, I have no interest in going (vs. Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, etc.)
  • The decision to create the lone incredibly animated animatronic figure of…Yoda? Chewy? Boba Fett? Vader? Jabba? Admiral Ackbar? Nope…Hondo! Whoever that is.
  • The Falcon gunner and engineer positions
  • The queue of the Falcon (with the exception of all of the views of the Falcon) was just another pile of junk with two “Bros” talking
  • The “stalls” in the marketplace seem like a good idea but don’t work for the merchandise or the shopping experience
  • The idea people want “Batuu” merchandise vs. Star Wars merchandise
  • Made up things that aren’t in the Star Wars universe like “Good moons” are whatever the heck they say to you. It’s not Star Wars and nobody cares about “Batuu”. I don’t know, how about “May the Force be with you”!
  • Blue/Green milk - a sad and forced attempt at a Butter Beer phenomenon
  • A complete lack of humor, whimsy, activity, emotion, and charm throughout the land - it’s like the Bizarro Harry Potter Land

What I Am Hoping For:

  • ROTR is amazing on all levels and lives up its scope/expense and makes everyone forget about the land’s shortcomings
  • They immediately fill the land with professional actors, droids, characters, bounty hunters, etc. to give the place life, energy, and activity

Overall, after the immediate thrill of seeing the Falcon and the newness of it all, the place just made me feel depressed vs. how I feel in the rest of Disneyland or at, in my opinion, the far superior two Harry Potter lands in Florida. I love just being “there” in both of those and I’m not even a Harry Potter fan. They both are just full of magic, whimsy, music, joy, and a celebration of the characters and that universe. YMMV

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I’ve seen video of Artoo hanging out somewhere in GE, so I take such reviews with a grain of salt. If they had made an exact replica of Mos Eisely, the aesthetic complaints would likely be the same. Most places in the saga aren’t really nice places to live in and there’s a lot of rusted out abandoned stuff on Tatooine last time I checked.
Until Rebels, no original elements of Star Tours ever appeared on screen either.

And what SW fan doesn’t want to try blue milk???

And since when does men’s magazine Esquire review theme parks? I didn’t even know they were still around.

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Biggs Audio Dynamite said:

I imagine it will be super expensive, yet worth it if you have that kind of money!

There’s a report going around quoting $3,300 for the full three-day experience for a single occupancy cabin or $7,200 for a cabin with five passengers. Keep in mind, though, that even if these reports are accurate to what’s currently being discussed (dubious), we’re at least a year and probably a recession away from this thing opening. Nothing is set in stone yet.

Also worth noting is, despite being commonly referred to as a hotel, this will be more like “what if Sleep No More was on a cruise ship?”, so expect pricing closer to a cruise than a typical hotel.

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Ooof! - I hope those reported prices are indeed wrong 😃

 

Some ‘Rise Of The Resistance’ on-ride footage from D23:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p71pEENzzZI or https://twitter.com/MouseInfo/status/1165682621839372288
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?