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Why aren’t people visiting Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge? They’re waiting for Rise of Resistance

Disney CEO Bob Iger explained why people are waiting to visit Galaxy’s Edge

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“Star Wars” fans take photos with stormtrooper mannequins at the Millennium Falcon Experience at the Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons in Sandy on Friday, May 18, 2018. The theater is one of four stops in the United States for the tour, which features a

“Star Wars” fans take photos with stormtrooper mannequins at the Millennium Falcon Experience at the Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons in Sandy on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Disney CEO Bob Iger has an idea why Disneyland and Disney World guests aren’t visiting Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in droves yet.

What happened: In an investors call, Iger said the park isn’t complete yet, as the new Rise of Resistance ride opens in December at Disney World and January at Disneyland, according to the Mercury News.

  • “We believe there was some delayed visitation to Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland and Disney World, people waiting for the second E-ticket attraction to open,” Iger said on the call Thursday. “So we sense that there are people that are just waiting for the whole thing to be open, which is fine.”

That said: Iger said the Galaxy’s Edge parks have been much more successful than what’s been reported.

  • “The guest experience, guest satisfaction, are very, very high and ride availability or attraction availability in the high 90s,”
  • The parks have driven an increase in per-capita spending on merchandise and food, for example.
  • Iger said on the call that the Millennium Falcon attraction has carried more than 1.7 million people since it opened in August. “That basically means that a very, very complex technological attraction is running really well,” Iger siad.

What they’re saying:  Disney Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy, who was also on the call, said: “We still feel very good about the demand for our domestic park product.”