NYT Review: Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland

Posted Friday, May 31, 2019 10:14 AM | Contributed by Jeff

From the review:

I was struck by the way Disney had created an earthy yet otherworldly place that seemed to bridge everything in the “Star Wars” universe — movies, books, video games, TV shows. A podracing engine, familiar from “The Phantom Menace,” barbecues that Ronto meat. Hondo Ohnaka, a miscreant from the “Clone Wars” cartoon series, plays a role in the Millennium Falcon ride. Oga’s Cantina, the tavern, is referenced in “Thrawn: Alliances,” a Lucasfilm-sanctioned novel.

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Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:08 PM

I've heard that lines for Millennium Force range from 90 min to 5 minutes. That's incredible, given the history of Pandora, Toy Story Land, and GotG. Though I guess ultimately what this boils down to (because of the requirement of a Disney hotel room or a reservation on line) is selling / lotterying off opening day access. As someone who personally doesn't particularly care, I think it's brilliant and probably another easy revenue stream. I'm sure there are fanboys somewhere complaining about not being willing/able to get a reservation, but then again, "capitalism."

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:09 PM
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Monday, June 3, 2019 2:44 AM

I was a little surprised at the choice of using the character of Hondo Ohnaka as the main "storyteller" during the Millennium Falcon Smuggler's Run ride. Apart from the ride's back story, he has no connection with the Millennium Falcon at all. I wonder why they didn't use any of the actors from any of the recent movies instead.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:35 PM

Because they all die on December 20th. ;)

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:17 PM

Hopefully the IAAPA private Thursday night social event is being hosted there this November and I'll be able to enjoy the land with the fraction of the crowds.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:26 PM

It isn't. It's at Islands of Adventure.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:59 PM

Anticipointment is no stranger to fans of theme parks, but the guy from Screamscape has a "hold my beer" moment with his "review" of Galaxy's Edge. I put review in quotes because, as he discloses four paragraphs in, he hasn't actually experienced the new land himself. That doesn't stop him from telling you what has him butthurt, including the controls on Smuggler's Run aren't up to his standard and the merchandise is expensive.

https://blooloop.com/dark-side-star-wars-galaxys-edge-revealed/

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:51 AM

He’s an idiot. I mean, his website is straight out of 1999 Angelfire.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:40 AM

I'm more of a geocities man.

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