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.’

Read the original story here.

Alien Encounter: The Life and Death of Walt Disney World’s Scariest Ride Ever

2019-04-26By WillAustinWalt Disney World 1 Comment

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.”

Read the original article here.