Attendance “Lags” at Star Wars Edge

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Despite a billion-dollar investment and much publicity, attendance at Disney’s latest attraction, “ Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” remains much lower than expectations according to Disney Tourist Blog.

The attraction which opened on May 31, 2019, covers 14 acres and no longer requires reservations, may be oddly empty, according to Peter Sciretta, from slashflim.com.   Sciretta  also stated, “Galaxy’s Edge has been oddly empty since it opened without reservations”. He states that people might not want to go because of the long waits that the ride has, especially since the Fastpass service isn’t allowed. 

Sciretta also thinks that the cause for the small crowds could be that Disney has scared tourists away by keeping much danger/keep out signs that could scare away families with kids because of how dangerous the construction zone is.

In the Cantina, the restaurant in  Galaxy’s Edge, “people are complaining about the long lines in the sun, the unfriendly cast members serving the drinks, and the packed and uncomfortable quarters,” stated Sciretta.

Sciretta also thinks that the cause for the small crowds could be that Disney has scared tourists away by keeping much danger/keep out signs that could scare away families with kids because of how dangerous the construction zone is.  

But, Todd Martens from Los Angeles Times thinks otherwise stating  that the crowds are low because the theme part isn’t finished. He stated that even the ride that is opened “lacks a sense of awe.”

Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge is replacing the attraction “Big Thunder Ranch.” So far, the theme park only has one attraction called “Millenium Falcon” but many believe that additional construction in this area will be in happening. The Disney tourist blog states,“ 1 ride is not enough… There will definitely be more.”  

Despite any negative reviews, Anaheim, Disneyland’s “host” city will continue to financially benefit greatly from all park expansions. According to CNBC, the city of Anaheim is “anticipating the $1 billion park expansion will provide a big boost in tourism and hotel taxes, which make up about half of Anaheim’s annual general budget.”

 

 

 

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