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Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (DHS)

Discussion in 'Disney's Hollywood Studios' started by Joe, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Scott W.

    Scott W. Premium Member

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    I love the idea of being able to fully pilot the Millennium Falcon but it doesn’t really work in the real world. When the land is open to everybody and you’re waiting hours for your turn and you have a 33% chance of being a pilot plus the majority of the time it’s going to be piloted by somebody who doesn’t really have a clue what they’re doing.
     
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  2. rhino4evr

    rhino4evr Veteran Member

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    The truth is the fanboys and skeptics will never be happy!

    It needs to be more interactive!!!
    Oh wait...it’s too interactive and my ride experience is ruined!
    We need to be able to push lots of buttons!
    Oh wait...pushing buttons actually distracts from watching the ride film!

    Literally there is no “win” when it comes to our current culture of over expectations and entitlement.

    Disney made an interactive Falcon ride in an extremely detailed ride vehicle. Is that not enough?
     
  3. fryoj

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    Didn't early reports say that if you did well you got to the hanger and the ride was shorter. Wouldn't the flip side of that be you didn't do well, didn't make it to the hangar, and crashed the Falcon? That could be what they were talking about. It may not be what everyone assumed when they hear crashed the Falcon, but assumptions aren't always reality.
     
  4. rastuso

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    People fell for Disney PR insanity again. It works every time.

    ALthough I sure hope RotR and/or MMRR can live up to the hype.

    It'll be a hoot on Brazilian tour time.

    EXACTLY. And not just Disney fans, but those supposedly IN THE KNOW people. Who weren't so in the know. I was attacked plenty for saying BS months ago on a lot of stuff that was BS.

    Don't worry, you'll barely be able to see anything anyway!
     
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  5. JungleSkip

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    If the ride isn’t fun? No, it’s not.

    I hope it is! But all the detail and interactivity in the world don’t matter if it’s not a fun ride.
     
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  6. rhino4evr

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    I don’t know how climbing into the falcon and pretending to fly it wouldn’t be fun in the first place.

    I get the social anxiety / awkwardness of being with a group of strangers and trying to solve a “problem” , but that kind of feels in tune with what the films were about.
     
  7. rastuso

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    So, how long until there is a "Green" side with the buttons turned off?
     
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  8. Brian G.

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    At that point, just build the Falcon as a walkaround experience and call it a day....

    One can enjoy being able to be in the cockpit of the Falcon and still feel the ride is either good or bad.
     
  9. rhino4evr

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    Why? The Falcon ride basically is a walk around experience with the ability to actually “fly” it.

    Like all theme park rides, the 3+ hour wait will probably sour the experience and leave people disappointed, but is that Disney’s fault or the fault of those that over inflate their expectations based on the demand or popularity of the attraction?
     
  10. Brian G.

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    Can't give an honest answer until I experience, along with more reviews coming in. It's probably a mix. Hardcore Fans wanting this to "kill" Potter, Disney wanting it to "beat" Potter. Anything bad about this ride is going to be amplified initially since it's the only one opening with the land.
     
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    That was one of the initial things that seemed so odd to me about opening the land incomplete. If you're opening both headliners at once, neither one has to shoulder the responsibility of being a focal point or a centerpiece. They'd compliment each other.

    Now, however, the initial first impression of the land most have will be entirely dependent on Smuggler's Run.

    What would early reactions to Pandora have been if only Na'vi River Journey was open?
     
  12. snayberry

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    What if they just made the ride without all the interactive elements and made it more thrilling? Would it still have worked out well?
     
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    Then everyone would stay it was Star Tours v3 and complain about that. People made that claim on here when it was reported that they were toning down the interactivity. Disney can’t win.
     
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  14. Brian G.

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    Can't say until we ride. :lol:

    This was always going to be under an intense microscope. It's unfair to Disney, but they also knew what they were up against. I always said too much muchness might be the biggest problem of the land and the initial CM reports indicate that could very well be the case.
     
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    I think you nailed it above regarding amplifying this attraction more then it was meant to be due to the other ride not being ready. This is now the headliner until the actual headliner opens... it will never meet those expectations. But I think if you wrap the entire land experience into the falcon then the expectations can be met. It’s not just about one or two rides, it’s about the entire experience.
     
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    I believe that most of the general population are thinking that flying the falcon is the headliner. Most have no clue what RotR is going to be like.
     
  17. Joe

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    Despite all the worries I'm still super excited to ride this thing.
     
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    I've talked to two friends who both rode it 4 times (separately). They both said the pilots will make or break the ride.
     
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    Time for me to start practicing on a flying simulator.
     
  20. devinp267

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    Really not a fan of the splitting up at all, that's definitely not gonna go over well for lot's of people. It was a really bold decision and i hope it works for them but most People wanna ride with their families, and i hope whether good or bad pilot the experience is worth the hours waiting.
     
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