Disney’s New Star Wars Park Isn’t Just For Kids—It’s For Rich (Older) Dudes Too

2019-05-20By WillAustinDisneyland, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Walt Disney World No Comments

From my point of view, this isn’t a negative at all. 🙂 Strategy makes sense and money.

From Bloomberg:

‘“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.’

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Disney World Is Using Pricing to Spread out Its Crowds

2019-04-07By WillAustinStar Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Walt Disney World No Comments

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.”

 

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Disney Bans Larger Strollers and Loose Ice at Its Parks in California and Florida

2019-04-06By WillAustinDisneyland, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Walt Disney World No Comments

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).”

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