The thing I have been reading from families in the general public is that little kids have almost nothing to do in GE. I don't have kids but I do see their point. Maybe people were on the fence on whether or not plan a vacation and once vids and reviews started coming in they just said thanks but no thanks. I went to GE with 2 typical theme park goers, one that doesn't know a thing about Star Wars. Both were underwhelmed. The non Star Wars fan is your typical person not involved in forums or whatever. Just someone that goes to theme parks. She literally said "was this it?". So I must say it's not just fan opinionsYour issues with the lands design or lack of life is not the reason Disneyland is suddenly less busy. And you know it.
You have your preferences, sure. You may have made different choices in the design, you may not have cut things, but not of that matters; trips are planned in advance, and the land debuting with some deciding it has no life or didn't have the right choices made did not filter down that quickly to the park going public who all declared to abandon Disneyland and not go on their planned trips.
The tourists will go to DHS as they always would, the locals will wait to be unblocked or tickets aren't at peak price.
And no, I don't "know it" by the way. At the moment no one is really sure why people aren't showing up. I have said for a long time that this might be the perfect storm of unfortunate events. I did not say that the main and only problem for the lack of crowds is a bad design of the land. I am on the record with different possible explanations. I have said that IMO the land might have a design problem. One theory I have is that the economy might be entering a recession, since apparently all parks in Orlando and California are experiencing low crowds. I posted the article somewhere here. So one possible reason why people aren't showing up in droves is that they simply have no discretionary money to spend at the moment. So maybe Disneyland had bad timing opening the land this summer (not that anyone can plan that really). Another one is that Disneyland finally found out that the market won't pay any price they charge. We will know when the dust settles.
It's no news that TLJ was very divisive among fans. One thing is dwindling in quality like the prequels were, and a different one pissing a lot of people off. Proof of how people are staying away of Star Wars was the big flop Solo was. This December we will find out if the "Disney Killed Star Wars" is true.Disney killed Star Wars with a mediocre movie, versus Lucas killing Star Wars with three below average prequels. Mmm.
Not only that, but isn’t ROTJ also considered mediocre to some fans? Ahhh, Star Wars fandom. Lovely.
One thing is for sure, empty Disneyland is really weird.
Really? like what have you read? is it really that bad?Wow. You're right about that. I was surprised how strongly negative the responses have been on Magic. In retrospect, the posters on IU have been much more fair and even handed in their views on the quality of the land itself, regardless of the reasons being bandied about for the attendance issues.