Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: First Impressions & Comparisons

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: First Impressions & Comparisons

Podcast 26

Our first podcast, under the Disney at Work site, is dedicated uniquely to Disney At Play, our newest website. It focuses on my very first impressions of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, and how it compares to other Great Disney experiences and of course, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You can find the podcast here on Podbean and here at iTunes. Also, don’t miss this article about the amazing details found in Galaxy’s Edge.

First Impressions

Coming into Galaxy’s Edge for the first time was a treat, having anticipated the experience for over four years:

Friendly Cast Members and an enthusiastic crowd greets you when you enter Black Spire Outpost. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

If you haven’t seen my video, here is a visual summary of my first impressions of Galaxy’s Edge.

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Our podcast compares the experience to several other great Disney experiences:

Pandora–The World of Avatar. Galaxy’s Edge looks bleak compared to the lush jungles of Pandora. But other than two food & beverage locations, there is no real outpost like Black Spire. And while both have two attractions, Galaxy’s Edge are clearly two E-tickets–when they are both open.

Pandora–The World of Avatar. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Cars Land. Pandora has a D-Ticket and an E-Ticket. Disney’s first real immersive land, Cars Land has two C-Ticket rides and an E-Ticket. But it has Radiator Springs, which is an attraction to itself. Still, imagine Radiator Springs without Radiator Springs Racers. That’s how I feel about Galaxy’s Edge until Rise of the Resistance opens.

Radiator Springs. Photo by J. Jeff Kober

Pirates Cove. Shanghai Disneyland’s single IP land is Pirates Cove. It is an immersive town filled with shops, restaurants, and A-Ticket style experiences. And it has one of the most formidable newest attractions, Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Sunken Treasure. It also has an impressive show, Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular. The show is quite unique–even amazing. But see my review of this queue, and why I think it’s one of the worst Disney queues ever. It would need another E-Ticket to be compared to Galaxy’s Edge.

Pirates cove and its signature attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This is the ultimate comparison. How does Galaxy’s Edge really line up to the huge build out that Universal has done.. Well…listen to the podcast to see my comparative review.

Diagon Alley at Universal Florida. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

More to Come!

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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: A Complete Guide.

J. Jeff Kober

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