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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 11 March 2017 at 8:57pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Work continues at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World parks on Star Wars-themed "lands" planned to debut in 2019.

The latest update on the construction going on at Anaheim (preceded by news of Indy 5, Last Jedi, and Rebels):

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Wife wants to go to Disney World for our upcoming 20th anniversary and I keep saying "Noooooo, let's wait until 2019!" 
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Go both times.  I have hit WDW several times for "no kids" trips, including my honeymoon. Time of year makes a big difference for success in such trips.  As a world traveler for work, (over 150k miles last year) I'm a WDW addict for vacationing.
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Posted: 10 April 2017 at 9:10pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Another update on the construction at Disneyland, this time with some aerial shots:

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Posted: 30 May 2017 at 7:52am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I thought I would drop this here, rather than start a new Disneyland/World thread.  But holy cow! regarding the new Pandora area in Animal Kingdom and the GotG ride in Disney Land!

http://io9.gizmodo.com/lines-snaked-through-entire-park-for- disneys-guardians-1795617922

I can't imagine standing in any single line for such a period of time. In the case of GotG, this was just a reimagining of an existing ride. I'm thinking I may have to wait a could of years to try the Star Wars land when it breaks. Even the line just to get into the Pandora area was hours long. Wow!
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Posted: 20 June 2017 at 2:40am | IP Logged | 6 post reply


Hm, I hate Avatar and all it stands for, so I won't be too heartbroken missing out on it. 

I don't want to even think about the lines for Star Wars land.  Yikes.
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Posted: 21 June 2017 at 9:54pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I don't really care about the Avatar films, but on some level it's pretty cool they had a practice run for making an immersive Star Wars space.
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Posted: 21 June 2017 at 11:54pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I've never been to DisneyLand. What's the average number of rides you get to go on per day?
I imagine that it has to be one of the most expensive cost/ride experiences that there is.
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I imagine that it has to be one of the most expensive cost/ride experiences that
there is.

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I find Disneyland to be a better value in terms of amusement parks. These
days, I tend to go on a 3 day pass and take things at a more leisurely pace, but
if I wanted to do the park from open to close, I could probably hit 15+ rides and
that's with time spent on parades, dining, and other exhibits.

The crazy long lines for the new rides tend to be full of Annual Pass holders
who go once a month and are fine with spending several hours in line for the
new thing.
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I'm a WDW guy. If you experience is based solely on rides, then yes it is the most expensive cost/ride experience of any park. But value is based on the Disney experience, which goes far beyond rides. 

I have paid to go into a WDW park and gone an entire day without getting on a single ride and had an outstanding time.
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I've been to WDW twice (Honeymoon and 15th anniversary) and basically you need a week to enjoy it.  You spend so much of the day riding buses between your resort and the parks that it's just not possible to see any decent percentage of the place in just a few days.

I think Disneyland is a much better value, however, that is changing.  Disneyland's prices have been jacked so much in the last couple years that most of the cost differences between the two involve your air fare.  We went to Disneyland six straight years with the kids, and had annual passes for a while.  (we would go 3 times in that 12 month period to make it worth it).


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Posted: 16 July 2017 at 8:02am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Uh, this won't end well:

Disney announces a Westworld-like, fully immersive Star Wars resort

https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/15/15977250/star-wars-resort- disney-westworld

“From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story! You’ll immediately become a citizen of the galaxy and experience all that entails, including dressing up in the proper attire. Once you leave Earth, you will discover a starship alive with characters, stories, and adventures that unfold all around you. It is 100 percent immersive, and the story will touch every single minute of your day, and it will culminate in a unique journey for every person who visits.”

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Posted: 16 July 2017 at 2:03pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Starwars Renaissance Fair. LARP and eat a space turkey leg with your kids and buy them $100 force wands to do bad tai-chi for kids with.
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Posted: 20 July 2017 at 7:54pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

A look at the huge preview model at the D23 Expo for "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" as the land is now officially called:

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Posted: 21 July 2017 at 11:22am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

James,they do `Fast Pass`tickets so you can get a ticket
for a set time,if you plan your day you can get on quite
a few rides,also,if you get to the park early and go
straight to the popular rides first,you can often ride a
few times.We went in March and October,hot but not TOO
hot,and i got to go on the Spider-man ride about 6 times
one after the other with no queuing,by going straight to
it.
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