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Galaxy's Edge at Disney
Posted 09 February 2020 - 05:27 PM
There are only two rides. Smuggler's Run and Rise of the Resistance. Both rides are fun simulations, but IMO pack any real re ride value.
Smuggler's Run has 2 pilots, 2 gunners, and 2 engineers riding at once. I was an engineer and find it difficult to pay attention to what was going on on screen while pushing buttons. I decided to use my ears instead of my eyes and was able to focus on the screen. While fun the only way to fully enjoy the ride is to be in the pilot's seats. If you've been in Star Tours
Rise of the Resistance has to be gone on to appreciate the scale of beging on a Star Destroyer. The way to get on though leaves a lot to be desired. The queuing system if you've heard is frustrating. You have to not only log into the Disney app, but be in the park to try to get in a group. While it alleviates long lines, it means you have to be there at 8. With everyone in the park using the same so at the same time it is a crap shoot. I got group 117, while the guy standing next to me got 16. Right now there is no guarantee anything above 74 will be called. I got lucky and they had no problems all day so 129 groups got called.
D Ray have fun, but if you get an early queue you most likely won't spend the entire day at Galaxy's Edge. There is enough to do at Hollywood Studios to spend the day.
- Jacen123 and D-Ray Kenobi +1 this
Posted 10 February 2020 - 09:28 AM
I've heard that the process to get a boarding group for ROTR is getting pretty cut-throat.
Your experience lines up with what I've heard, the group number you get assigned seems to be fairly random and the competition to get one has gotten pretty rough. I read some reports last week that a lot of people have found a way to kind of hack the process, they'll air drop as many iPhones as they can right at the opening time so that other users can't book a boarding group in those critical few seconds.
We'll be down there next Saturday. I'm not exactly a morning person, but I'll have to be that day to do everything I can to get on.
Posted 10 February 2020 - 09:51 AM
Posted 24 February 2020 - 08:55 AM
Okay well that was a pretty cool deal.
We really lucked out with a lot. We got group 20 for Rise of the Resistance and rode it around 9:30, the whole thing went off perfectly and was absolutely insane. We got lit at the cantina, got to pilot the Falcon, and then built our little blue R2 towards the end of the day.
I already had high expectations and it still managed to blow past them, that whole thing is mindblowing.
- Jacen123 and Metropolis +1 this
Posted Yesterday, 01:34 PM
The whole thing is wish fulfillment on the grandest scale, so it makes it easy to be that kind of kid. Even if you're a big kid.
I really appreciated the level of detail with absolutely everything. There's all kinds of deep cut easter eggs all over the place that you'd only appreciate if you're a long time nerd for this kind of stuff. Not just the props all over the place, but the immersiveness of the whole cast too. The Resistance and First Order people that direct you through lines or stores are always joking around with visitors and making references to all sorts of things. If you can suspend disbelief for just a little bit, it literally is like you're in one of the movies. It's really hard to understand until you've been in it.
If this is what they can do with one corner of a Disney park, I can't imagine what they'll be able to do with the hotel and other additions in the future.