Wonder how much it would be for 1 adult.... ;-)
This looks like it was designed by somebody who's heard of Star Wars and knows the general idea, but has never actually seen the films.
From a personal perspective, I definitely hear you. As someone who doesn’t like forced participation at all (in one of those attractions where the cast member is asking for volunteers from the audience, I’m the one cowering at the back thinking “please don’t pick me”), this doesn’t appeal to me in the slightest.The whole concept just seems like a claustrophobic hell from start to finish? Reminds me of that conversation we were having a few weeks back about immersion - when does the idea of immersion overtake, y'know, comfort and things actually being fun/good? Every image whether it be sneak peeks or concept art of this whole thing just looks beyond dystopian. And I once again maintain that I don't know about everyone else, but when I'm on holiday I cba to actually DO stuff and 'get involved', play a character and all that bollocks. I want you to perform for me and I will watch and enjoy. Stop making me work to become 'part of the story', I'm perfectly happy being a fairly passive partaker in the action. I'm so tired.
Seriously...do families/people actually want this? Or am I just really lazy and cynical? You get what I mean, I'm happy to walk through a world and interact with stuff a la Potter and Nintendo, but I don't want to have to play a character and earn things. Overall I just think Universal do this stuff way better because they don't get bogged down in the immersion trap and seem to understand where to draw the line.
I don't think they're aiming for mass appeal or for big Star Wars fans, to be honest. At a minimum price of $750 per person per night, it doesn't take much patronage to run a surplus. I suspect they started in the other end, by estimating how many people there are out there with so much cash to burn it makes no difference whether they pay $2000 for two nights in a hotel on property, or $6000 for this "experience". The type of people who go on holiday with a budget of a million and already buy the platinum passes and the tour guide and the whatnot. After all, Disney World is a pretty common holiday destination for the super-rich, so this sort of spending isn't really uncommon for the place. My cousin worked as a waiter there for three years, and he had many chats with customers who came to the parks for three weeks every year. The Mouse might just have figured that even if they can only sell this to one percent of the richest one percent of the people who visit the resort, they'll still have an attendance of 6000 persons per year. At the prices they're asking, that should be enough for it to run a surplus.I think that’s kind of what my post was getting at - to me this feels **really** niche, to the point where I find it hard to believe there’s mass appeal for such an experience?
I’m sure I’ll be proved wrong, I don’t think Disney would do all this without having the research to back it up, I just find it hard to believe (not just because I personally wouldn’t like it, but because there’s tons of people with kids I know who are big into Star Wars who are just like lol no at this. I’m yet to talk to anybody who seems genuinely excited at the concept, enough so to cough up the price tag).