Disneyland Resort, California: General Discussion

Discussion in 'Rest of the World Parks and Attractions' started by Sam, 29th Jun 2012.

  1. Ted

    Ted TowersStreet Member

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    It does make me wonder how this will impact California for the rest of the year considering ever since Galaxy's Edge opened the park has been dead. Not saying it'll be a ghost town in the peak, but it'll be interesting to see the crowd levels.
     
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    I must admit, the land in California has received far more mixed reviews than I was anticipating, with many criticising the lack of audio and present lack of rides amongst other things.
     
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    This is easily one of the most bizarre openings ever seen in the industry. Disney raises prices and implement a restrictive guest preview system, and in managing these anticipated crowds, have seemingly put people off visiting. I love Disneyland, but when it's packed, which is most the time these days, it can be an eye-watering experience. They undoubtedly got greedy with the pricing however, and have pushed far over the mark acceptable to most middle-class families. I don't think it's fair to say SW:GE is a flop, per se, however. Disney will see it as a very long-term investment and they make thousands every time that Lightsaber workshop opens it's doors. Something is off, though, and making budget-cuts in the middle of July won't fix it. I think they perhaps overestimated the appeal of the entire franchise, which has been absolutely rinsed in the past few years anyway, with dessert parties and ride overlays and whatever else they can pin the brand on.

    However, I anticipate that Rise of The Resistance will blow everybody out the water when it does eventually open.
     
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    I think there is also an element of Disney land Paris opening at play here too : people were told expect 2 hour extra ques around the park and thousands of more guests so they just put off going.... We deliberately went to Orlando before galaxies edge was due to open due to this as neither me or my partner are big StarWars fans
     
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    Majority of locals can't visit because passes aren't valid, tourists put off by the lack of both attractions being open...

    If they flipped on the pass restrictions it'd probably suddenly be heaving...
     

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