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Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:50 pm

It's today been confirmed that Toy Story Land will open on June 30th.

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Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:00 pm

It does look to be a very nice addition, with great theming which is scaled to the ride. With Toy Story 4 planned as well, this will be a popular area!
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Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:25 pm

Every time I see the Slinky Dog train it makes me smile. It just looks so happy (Yes I know its how it looks)
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Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:57 pm

Slinky is a brilliant character to use as a rollercoaster :)
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Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:06 pm

The opening of this latest expansion will certainly bring some much needed attractions to the park. And yeah, using Slinky for the coaster train is a very innovative way to incorporate that character! :)
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Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:39 am

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge construction update! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

A couple of aerial pictures by @bioreconstruct on Twitter.

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The rest of the pictures were taken by blogmickey.com.

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And that's it! So, what do we think of the progress that's been made?
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Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:16 pm

In addition to the above, some new pictures showing the construction of the new Toy Story Land have been posted by @bioreconstruct. I have to say, it's looking pretty good! :)

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As well as that, construction of the Disney Skyliner is well underway, with supports and stations being built in various locations!

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Wed May 02, 2018 6:14 pm

Today has seen the release of some on-ride footage of Slinky Dog Dash, as well as a photo of Alien Swirling Saucers.



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Wed May 02, 2018 9:25 pm

Slinky Dog looks to be a fairly solid family coaster. The train's long and heavy so I'd imagine you don't feel the main drops too much unless you're right at the back but it'll good for small kids and those not great with coasters to get to go on a launched one.

Interested in trying out these whip like carousels that Disney are putting in all their parks but their flat rides tend to have such massive queues for a tiny ride time.
 
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Wed May 02, 2018 11:03 pm

It's looking good! Certainly seems like Slinky Dog Dash will be a fun little coaster suitable for all ages! 

Also, this article was a very interesting read, giving details about the new Star Wars hotel coming to Walt Disney World.
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Mon May 28, 2018 11:29 pm

http://disneyandmore.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... actic.html

An update on Galaxies' Edge at Hollywood Studios. Looks like the First Order ride contains 2 life size, physical ATATs which should be something. 

They're still being a bit vague on what that ride actually is. There was lots of talk with it being a VR ride but I'm starting to suspect it's a return to the traditional Special effects shows like Twister and Backdraft, with a flowing, multi-room story like in Poseidon's Fury.

I'm heading to California at the end of 2019, fingers crossed both versions manage to open on time.
 
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Wed May 30, 2018 9:30 pm

Star Wars Resort Location Confirmed 

Today we are happy to share the location of this exciting addition, which is currently under development on the south side of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, just east of World Drive. This location will allow the experience to be seamlessly connected to the highly-anticipate Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, enabling guests to fully immerse themselves in the story of Star Wars.

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Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:18 pm

I think this is an interesting move. I heard that there used to be an issue with Hollywood Studios where they didn't know whether their attractions should be similar to Universal's Tram Tour and be a behind the scenes look at film or whether it should be full emersion into film and media such as other classic Universal attractions. With the addition of this year's Toy Story Land and now Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, it seems now that they have decided to do the IP route. I guess the rise of IP based attractions was inevitable, but it does make me wander about what a Hollywood Studios would be like if they went the behind the scenes route. 
 
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Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:33 pm

With a movie style theme park, there really it only two ways it can go. I'm very glad they've taken Hollywood Studios in the IP direction, no doubt inspired by the success of Universal's Wizzarding World of Harry Potter. These types of immersive, story driven experiences are much more marketable, and make a much more pleasant park to experience. 

If I were to guess what the behind the scenes concept would look like, I'd probably base it off of Walt Disney Studios in Paris and the original Hollywood Pictures Backlot area (now known as Hollywood Land) at Disney California Adventure. These areas have, or in the case of Hollywood Land, had, an abundance of thin, sparsely themed facades, plain bare walls, concrete and tarmac walkways, corrugated iron facades, etc., to put simply, they aren't / weren't at all very nice places to be, even if they were accurate to what they were trying to represent.
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