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As much as people complain about there being ahem “NO OT CHARACTERS…???” After being there today the OT is very much prevalent in the atmosphere of the park.

There’s such a reverence for the OT with all the cast members and the shops, I think a big issue is if you’re going there to find problems you’re gonna find problems that no one else would think of as a problem.

Having Hondo and Chewie guide you through the Falcon is an amazing experience that everyone should try. Also the milk is very tasty. That’s my two cents on this

Green is not a creative color

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I agree, if you go looking for issues then you will find them. And if you were going to use an existing location from the films, which one would you pick? There are many and someone would complain if you picked one over the other. I like that it is a new place not seen in the films. And if you don’t know who Hondo is, you haven’t seen Clone Wars or Rebels and you are missing out. He is one of the nice scum that fits so well with what they were going for. I can’t wait to get to see in in person myself.

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The bulk of Star Tours was invented for the ride, and nobody ever seemed to complain that we didn’t see Starspeeders in the movies. And yes, I know they finally made an appearance in Rebels three decades later.

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Where were you in '77?

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The entire experience feels disconnected and it is very disheartening to see the park is all about the new materials with their signature blandness running rampant. Of course the parks have opened with limited attractions and the like but the whole thing just looks so…Empty!
I have a relative who works at WDW but the GE wasn’t opened fully yet when I went to visit. They had an opportunity to try and get me in the employee preview but despite it being very difficult to get in-I didn’t even feel like trying to get in as the other sections that deal with SW in the park besides Star Tours have the same feeling of emptiness. There’s some props scattered around one section where they do meet and greets with characters and then one room off of there that has a Cantina bar prop wall for photos. Most of it is also all about the new films so the occasional OT or PT prop/mention feels really weird.

But the prices attached to everything-especially the breakdowns for families to go is just insanely high.

VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.

“George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”-Harrison Ford

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I think that as said above the distinct lack of energy and vibrancy is a major problem. The thought of going to a park which is teeming with life/activity/droids/scum and villainy like a real spaceport is MUCH more like it.

VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.

“George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”-Harrison Ford

My review blog: thehificelluloidmonster.wordpress.com

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captainsolo said:

I think that as said above the distinct lack of energy and vibrancy is a major problem. The thought of going to a park which is teeming with life/activity/droids/scum and villainy like a real spaceport is MUCH more like it.

While I fundamentally disagree on the issue of content as it relates to the sequel trilogy, the lack of energy is a fair criticism, and unfortunately comes down to a lot of eleventh hour budget cuts imposed by the current president of Disney Parks. There were plans for autonomous roaming droids, stunt shows, and more characters and creatures populating the land, but Bob Chapek – who has quickly gained a reputation as something of a miser – pulled the ripcord and refused to hire the performers necessary to fill these roles.

The most frustrating thing is that the infrastructure is all there in plain sight in the land, it’s just not being used. There are stages and performance spaces around just about every corner of the outpost, there are props and set pieces placed conspicuously close to doorways that hide the beacons that would have told the droids areas to avoid. The grand opening press event in California featured one of the stunt shows that has yet to materialize for the general public, and similarly the opening in Florida featured a full Hondo Ohnaka walk-around character costume that – again – has not shown up since then. There’s all of this stuff that they spent the time and money to develop and have basically ready to go, but none of it’s online because the guy holding the purse strings is too cheap to hire performers.

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Deliberately misleading fan comments on the Park like this do not help either…

(for those with genuine criticism(s) of the Park - and also those that enjoy it / think it okay etc.)

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^ taken from the https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/d1nk9t/oh_dear_the_desperation_is_real discussion thread commenting on it.
 

Wow. Just take an image, change the context, and then deliberately mislead / lie to suit an agenda - and to further it. Likely for the clicks or +1s etc - as alluded to in the comment at the bottom-right of the image.
 

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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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DavidMDaut said:

captainsolo said:

I think that as said above the distinct lack of energy and vibrancy is a major problem. The thought of going to a park which is teeming with life/activity/droids/scum and villainy like a real spaceport is MUCH more like it.

While I fundamentally disagree on the issue of content as it relates to the sequel trilogy, the lack of energy is a fair criticism, and unfortunately comes down to a lot of eleventh hour budget cuts imposed by the current president of Disney Parks. There were plans for autonomous roaming droids, stunt shows, and more characters and creatures populating the land, but Bob Chapek – who has quickly gained a reputation as something of a miser – pulled the ripcord and refused to hire the performers necessary to fill these roles.

The most frustrating thing is that the infrastructure is all there in plain sight in the land, it’s just not being used. There are stages and performance spaces around just about every corner of the outpost, there are props and set pieces placed conspicuously close to doorways that hide the beacons that would have told the droids areas to avoid. The grand opening press event in California featured one of the stunt shows that has yet to materialize for the general public, and similarly the opening in Florida featured a full Hondo Ohnaka walk-around character costume that – again – has not shown up since then. There’s all of this stuff that they spent the time and money to develop and have basically ready to go, but none of it’s online because the guy holding the purse strings is too cheap to hire performers.

I had no idea of this. That makes absolute sense as to what the park has turned out like so far and why someone would think it’s a good idea to open a seemingly empty park is beyond me.

VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.

“George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”-Harrison Ford

My review blog: thehificelluloidmonster.wordpress.com

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Can’t wait to go back so I can finally get the full experience. I think that ride is the key to bringing that whole land to life.

Help finish ROTJ: Revisited!

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‘Here We Go Again!’ Exciting Updates to Star Tours — The Adventures Continue’:-

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/10/here-we-go-again-exciting-updates-to-star-tours-the-adventures-continue/

^ Seems they are adding new locations - from TROS - to the ride. (To be added on the same date as the release of the film)
 

The linked article also gives the name of the ocean moon featured in the recent ‘Final Trailer’ for Episode IX too.
 

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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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^ That is clever - keep same people who have already visited to come back for more! And it does look much work has been put into this project.

R4

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And then some my friend! Many theme parks have grown very accustomed to separating patrons and their money, and then doing it again on later visits as well.

This does look a good idea, keeping things fresh and current, offering something new - and we’re nearly all suckas for more Star Wars 😃

50 Cent is just an imposter

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One time I was there and saw a Kylo and a Leia making out. So, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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That’s odd. AFAIK SW has usually tended less toward Oedipal parental incest and more toward Wagnerian sibling incest. 😉

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”