Friday, May 20, 2011

Star Tours Officially Opens

Today Star Tours took its opening tours. Early returns seem extremely favorable, however until I go down in August we will keep our opinions here quiet for now. As the attraction officially opens it begs two questions.

1. Will the MGM (Hollywood Studios) crowd tracking change now that this attraction is up and running?

Obviously as Star Tours opens, it will have a huge affect on the crowds at MGM. There will be many long lines to come in that corner of the park. I wonder though what will happen once the attraction is open 6 weeks, 6 months and so on. Will the Star Tours Adventures bring down the long lines found at Toy Story Mania? Will the shorter lines at Tower of Terror and Rockin' Roller Coaster get even shorter? I suspect that this may take more away from Toy Story Mania simply because it will split the park. People will have to decide which they want to visit first, and that may cause each to have tolerable lines.

2. What will happen with Sounds Dangerous?

Please tell me this is the end. It is embarrassing to see this attraction is still open. I was a huge fan of Monster Sound Show and I can tell you that this show could not even tie Monster's shoes. The fact that it has lasted as long as it has is a travesty. Remember, this attraction opened in the so-called height of the Drew Carey Show days. That just dates the attraction (considering Drew Carey is 100 lbs. lighter now it seems) I have heard that this has already happened, but you never can tell with Disney. Just when we think it is gone, it comes back for some more. This attraction is like that cold that you can never get rid of.

Let's see what the future brings. But without further adieu, welcome Star Tours The Adventure Continues!

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