May 31, 2019 at 2:27 am #25920
At Disneyland’s new ‘Star Wars’ attraction, brace yourself for $200 lightsabers, $42 cocktails and 4 a.m. lines
If you stay longer than your four-hour reservation window, Disney employees dressed as stormtroopers will escort you out
Starting Friday, Disneyland guests will get to visit the world of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo — but they’ll have to pay out-of-this world prices to get the full experience.
The $1 billion attraction, called “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” is one of the largest expansion in the history of Walt Disney Co. theme parks. It spans 14 acres and will feature two rides and more than a dozen shops and restaurants.
Translation: The cash and your wallet are soon parted.
“You can not operate in this room unless you believe that you are Superman, and whatever happens, you’re capable of solving the problem.” – Gene KranzMay 31, 2019 at 5:34 pm #25923
Never mind that I can’t afford the trip, I couldn’t justify the purchase of that $8 stuffed Porg I picked up about this time a couple of years ago. Hard pass.June 2, 2019 at 5:05 am #25929
How long do you think all this will last? Disney’s brazen attempts to milk Star Wars for everything it’s worth all the while insulting fans of their terrible new films, calling them “manbabies” and “mysogynists” rather than addressing the reasons why people don’t like the movies in the first place (atrocious script-writing, cringeworthy ‘humor’, more plotholes than plot, paper-thin characterization, and Kathleen Kennedy’s shoehorned gender politics) are killing their golden goose. Disney’s new theme park charging $20 for a bottle of water is going to alienate fans even faster. I’m not even a Star Wars fan and I’m insulted by what they’re doing with the property.
It would be interesting if this whole thing was something dreamed up by George Lucas. The prequels put people off Star Wars, so he makes a fortune selling it off to “white slavers”, people who don’t care about the intellectual property, who only want to exploit it. Once the world sees how badly Disney screws it up and devalues Star Wars maybe Lucas could move in and take it off their hands for less than they paid for it, regaining the good will of the audience. Then he can crank out a few more films, removing the Disney misfires from canon.June 3, 2019 at 3:20 am #25930
After the acquisition of Fox, the International Business Times headline read “Disney now owns your entire childhood”. Well, not quite, but fairly close.
When you take a look at the box office draw of the Star Wars franchise and the Marvel Comics franchise, yeah, they are winners for the Disney Corporation. Not bad for a studio that was considered a has-been back in the 1970s-1980s. Of course, corporations have the habit of milking acquisitions dry.
It would be interesting if this whole thing was something dreamed up by George Lucas.
Not… likely. George Lucas is 75 years old. I think even he was surprised with the success of Star Wars back in 1977. I’m one of those folks who thinks that George only intended to make one film, but because of the surprise success, he made two more. And, at one point, he wanted to distance himself from the Star Wars franchise.
“You can not operate in this room unless you believe that you are Superman, and whatever happens, you’re capable of solving the problem.” – Gene Kranz
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