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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 26 December 2018 at 9:20pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Official Sneak Peek Video posted on the Disney Parks YT account.

Sorry, but being based the JJ Abrams trilogy, there is no hurry on my part to experience it.
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However you feel about the sequel trilogy, you still get to walk through a life-size Millenium Falcon and sit in the cockpit!
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Very, very cool!!! I am in!



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We used to go to Disneyland almost every summer, but we've been saving our $$$ and waiting for Galaxy's Edge to open...wonder how bad the crowds are going to be.
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Jozef Brandt: "wonder how bad the crowds are going to be"

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With Disneyland, the Park has reportedly been removing planters and benches from the walkways of the nearby lands in anticipation for huge crowd flow, and current predictions for Opening Day are possibly 200,000 attendees...

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Every new attraction at Disneyland gets huge crowds - itís a mixture of tourists and locals, and the locals really come out when something is new.

Across from the main Disneyland park is another park called California Adventure - it stumbled at first but it is an excellent place now.  They have Cars Land, which was mobbed when it was opened.  And they opened Guardians of the Galaxy a while ago by re-imagining the previous Tower of Terror building. It was so popular when it opened that I still havenít been on it, and I have been there twice since it opened!  The line was something like two hours, and since I had a nine year old with me, we decided it was too long for him to wait.  I am dying to see it and hope Star Wars will draw some people away from it!


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Aerial photos of Galaxy's Edge taken this month:

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My concern about this is everyone wants to sit in the millennium falcon cockpit. Who wants to get to it & be assigned engine duty? I probably would be ok in the main hold as that has a lot of scenes in it in the films but I would much rather be able to walk around the whole ship.

Iím getting the impression that this will not be possible.
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There will be seven cockpits that can fit six riders each. Itís not clear to me if the Falcon interior will be part of the queue for the ride or a separate area that you can explore before getting in line for the ride.
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Disneyland just announced 25% admission hikes.  They are raising prices in order to "crowd control" they say. 

Pricing out a chunk of your fanbase is one way to do it I guess. 
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Disneyland just announced 25% admission hikes.  They are raising prices in order to "crowd control" they say.  

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To be clear, it was not 25% across the board. The one-day tickets on low-demand days went up $7, and the regular one-day went up $12. The 20-something percent price hike was with the Premier Pass, up ~$1600 to ~$2000. But that's for year-round access to Disneyland AND Disney World. If you are flying cross-country to California and Florida multiple times a year, you either can afford the extra $400 or probably shouldn't be getting the Premier Pass anymore.

Despite the price hikes last year, Disneyland attendance was up. Barring a recession, I don't expect that trend to change, especially with Galaxy's Edge opening up.
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I wonder what we paid back in 1960?
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Jozef Brandt: "wonder how bad the crowds are going to be"

Just to provide perspective, when Disney's Animal Kingdom opened their Pandora area based on Avatar, there was a wait for three to four hours, just to get into the land. There were additional waits to get into the gift shops.  And then, of course, there were the waits for the rides.

We are regular Disney World vacationers. We took a big vacation this past fall as we will likely skip next year. 

If you are thinking of going, and you hate crowds, go the week of January 1.  The place becomes a ghost town.
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Disney World charged $3.50 for a day pass when it opened in 1971, so I bet Disneyland in 1960 would have set you back something between a buck or two.
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"I wonder what we paid back in 1960?"

When the park opened in 1955, an adult ticket was $1, and 50 cents for a child ticket.  Then, each of the 35 rides had a separate fee. These cost 25 to 35 cents for adults and 10 to 25 cents for a child.  So, if you did everything back then, it was $8.70 for an adult, and $5.15 for a child.

Bringing out the handy inflation calculator, that adult ticket would go for $80.96 in 2017's money. 

Of course, the park is not the same today as it was then. Currently there are over 60 attractions. So, in 1955 money, that would have been $16 for an adult to do everything, or $148.89 in 2017 money.


Wow...I think I was just actually hit with what replaced my comic obsession.


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The press kits for Galaxy's Edge are out.  It's really going to be something, between the price hikes and the extra crowds it will probably be a couple years before I see it in person.

Multiple sites asked the press agents about lines and were given vague answers, but it appears that for the main attractions the lines will be indoors. 

I found interesting that the stores will sell screen-accurate clothes, but Disney has a strong policy about adults being "in costume" in the park.  They usually don't allow people to dress up.  I wonder if Galaxy's Edge will be an exception. 

Also in one of the articles they talked about Disney World having a Star Wars themed hotel that will have the windows replaced by screens that show space "outside" 


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Disney has previously announced that costuming would be allowed in Galaxy's Edge. The Star Wars hotel is going to have its own entrance directly into that part of the park.

They haven't said if costumes would be allowed past Galaxy's Edge.
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Iíll be there this summer. Canít wait!
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IO9/Gizmodo Walkthrough of Galaxy's Edge

I may pay a visit some day, but again, being set in the Abrams timeline is not exactly giving me that thrill to experience it right away...    

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Iím in and now avoiding spoilers, so I wonít click any links and hope you guys can keep the thread relatively spoiler free.



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The official Opening Date for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland is...

May 31st, 2019

Walt Disney World will follow on August 29th.

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