From my point of view, this isn’t a negative at all. 🙂 Strategy makes sense and money.
‘“Last year we went to Ireland for the summer,” Ridley joked. “This year we’re going to Galaxy’s Edge for the weekend.”
Ridley represents a potentially lucrative demographic: fans who are older and more affluent than the typical young parents pushing strollers to Cinderella photo ops. With money to spend and time to travel all year long, they’ll help make Disney’s Star Wars investment an even bigger hit.’
There’s really no excuse this got past anyone.
‘”I’ve been a member of this community for over a year now,” Eric Mahoney said. “The amount of money that our HOA dollars that I’ve gone to this, it’s pretty embarrassing. This is quite the undersight.’
Stupid? Scary? Both?
From WTSP 10 News:
“On Tuesday afternoon, park security found a 9 mm Hi-Point in the backpack of Terry Levearl, 29, of Daytona Beach, at the Ticket and Transportation Center bag check line, the arrest affidavit said.”
Wow. Kind of ridiculous. Making her own magic?
From Fox News:
“A 69-year-old woman was arrested at a Disney World checkpoint when an Orange County Deputy found CBD oil in her purse. She then spent 12 hours behind bars before being released on a $2,000 bond.”
Great article about the Alien Encounter attraction. Interesting what went on behind the scenes. Definitely did not fit with the Tomorrowland vision.
From Mental Floss:
“Many of the theme park’s more seasoned Imagineers opposed a ride that was not only based on an R-rated property, but contradicted Walt Disney’s optimistic vision of tomorrow.”
The most interesting part of this article for me is the last line, “The parks report the incidents as part of a deal they made to avoid state inspections.” Not sure that’s a good thing.
From the Orlando Sentinel:
“A 69-year-old man fell and fractured his hip while climbing off the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at the Magic Kingdom Jan. 30, the report said.
A 75-year-old man fell and fractured his leg while entering the Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, an attraction also at the Magic Kingdom, on March 18.”
I don’t think it will make any difference at all. None.
From The Motley Fool:
“Young families will also have to comply with new stroller restrictions going into effect on May 1. Guests will no longer be able to bring in strollers longer than 52 inches or wider than 31 inches. Traditional wagons aren’t permitted in the parks, but starting next month, stroller wagons will also be banned inside any of the Disneyland or Disney World theme parks. ”
I’d probably be happy to pay more for less crowds. Some of the best times we’ve had were during the Early Morning Magic with limited admission to Magic Kingdom. I’m fairly certain they won’t find the sweet spot though.
From USA Today:
“The company wants to maximize revenue. In some ways, that means charging customers as much as it can. It also means balancing user experience against cost to make sure consumers have a good enough time to be willing to come back.”
Damn that loose ice. Thank God for that. We need ECV mitigation too. 🙂
From the Washington Post:
“Starting May 1, visitors can no longer bring strollers larger than 31 by 52 inches or stroller wagons into the attractions. By eliminating these behemoths, the theme parks hope to open up passageways that are expected to grow even more crowded this summer, when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland Resort in Southern California (May 31) and Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Florida (Aug. 29).”
I guess this is better than random people constantly pushing past you in line claiming to be rejoining their family.
From USA Today:
“You will be given a pass the size of a credit card attached to a lanyard. On it are the name of the attraction, the words ‘Queue Re-Entry’ and, prominently, the silhouette of a running person. It may not say ‘Bathroom Pass,’ but everyone will know why you need it.”