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Michael Roberts
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Disneyland is considered more of a "local" park than Disney World. From June 1st through August 25th, Disneyland blocked out the entire summer for people who bought the Southern California Annual Pass. Non-locals  decided to wait a year to go to Galaxy's Edge because  they figured it would be extremely crowded with local annual passholders.

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Not to mention that the Disney Parks hiked up all their annual passes significantly and made what had been the cheapest option for So Cal Residents renewal only. A lot of the locals were priced out of Disneyland. 
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Making a new planet for GE was a smart move. I'd like to visit Tatooine as much as anyone, but it sure would be weird for Mos Eisley to experience a sudden downpour.

Darth Vader is back at Hollywood Studios. He's got a meet and greet at the Launch Bay, across the park. (They didn't want to mix time periods in Galaxy's Edge.)
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Made reservations for the Droid Depot to make 3 droids.
Here's a link that describes the process.


Build Your Own Droid
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Matt Reed
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 Joe Zhang wrote:
So I Googled it up, and while nothing supports the rumors, things aren't looking good for GE:...

A couple of things...

* EPCOT opened to less than stellar reviews and now is a premier theme park.

* Ditto Disney/MGM (although my wife and I visited a couple of years ago and it was in serious need of an update.  Spent all of four hours there and wanted my $$ back.)

* In Southern California, Disney upped their daily ticket prices, hotels upped their daily room rentals, and everyone here knew to stay the f**k away from Disney because of the opening of Galaxy's Edge

In addition, the second part of the attraction isn't supposed to open here at Disneyland until January 2020.  Not unexpectedly, most are staying away until they can get the full experience.  

Galaxy's Edge is a "soft launch" for a section of the park that will eventually rake in billions just on merchandise alone.  You can't judge it on two months with all the variables I just mentioned.  Too soon.  
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In addition, the second part of the attraction isn't supposed to open here at Disneyland until January 2020.  Not unexpectedly, most are staying away until they can get the full experience. 

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Yep. I've been wanting to go to GALAXY'S EDGE, but I'm waiting for the Resistance ride to open up.
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https://ew.com/movies/2019/08/25/disney-star-wars-hotel/

So the Star Wars Hotel in Disney World will be a pretend two-night space cruise? That sounds amazing, but I don’t see how it would be sustainable year-round, especially at the rumored prices. Perhaps it’ll run as an experience a few months out of the year, and as a more conventional themed hotel in the off-season?
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I visited Florida's last week for a preview and was utterly enchanted for five hours by myself. (and that's with almost zero lines because I kept getting waved into the 5-minute line instead of the 45-minute line for the Falcon.)

It was *really* fun. It felt really right. The whole land was extremely tactile and if you looked away from the Stormtrooper designs, it could have been the original trilogy.

When Resistance opens, it's going to be MAGICAL.
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Richard, spent three days on Disney Land last week and completely
agree with your assessment. I do wish there were more interactive
opportunities like the Resistance Spy who wanders around and that the
Falcon has more missions to go on but damn it was captivating.

Also beyond everything else, it made my eight year old’s day when
Chewie took her by the hand and walked her through to the
Marketplace and she was given a “secret mission” to deliver a message
to the Resistance sympathizers on the First Order side of the land.
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@Adam - did you fiddle with the hacking games in the app? I'm not 100% sure I "got" them, but I really like checking out all those tactile buttons and consoles.
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No I didn’t get a chance to mess them too much. I used the Disney Play
app while I was in line for the Falcon a few times. A friend of mine used
his to activate a bottle filler at one point.
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I went to Disneyland last week as well - I went just before
all the passholders returned so I could experience it
without a big crowd. I absolutely loved it - seeing the
Millennium Falcon life sized was an overwhelming
experience, and the set design of the entire area is
amazing. It's a big area, and I am glad I went before the
second ride opens - it was fun to walk it and experience
the smaller details, which are plentiful!

And Smugglers Run was a of fun!

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I thought the whole thing was great, but standing under the Millennium Falcom
at night was something else.


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