Crowds have been lower than expected at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios since both parks opened their version of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
While no official reason has been given for this change, Catherine Powell may be the first major executive casualty from the troubled opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
After careful crowd control for the West Coast version of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the Disney World edition of the land attracted lines as long as five hours on its opening day.
As part of the media preview for Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, reporters were given a tour of the larger and more ambitious of the 14-acre land’s two rides.
To experience this Star Wars story, guests will have to stay for two nights — so much like a cruise ship, everyone boards and departs at the same time.
Attendance at U.S. Disney parks was down 3 percent in the quarter Galaxy's Edge opened in Disneyland, despite (or perhaps because of) the enormous hype for the 14-acre expansion.