Could Disney be thinking about charging extra to visit Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it first opens on the west coast?
There are rumors circulating that it might be a possibility due to the anticipated demand of the Star Wars expansion.
According to the Orlando Weekly, Disney is considering making passes for the hotly anticipated new attractions MaxPass only. This would require an additional charge to park guests.
To help deal with this influx, rumors now point to FastPasses not being available to guests in Star Wars land for the foreseeable future. In Disneyland, what is known as “legacy FastPass” is still being used. This system requires guests to visit a kiosk near the ride earlier in the day to receive a pay FastPass that they use to access the shorter line later on. A system similar to Orlando’s FastPass+ was rolled out at the Disneyland Resort last year. This system, known as MaxPass, allows guests to use an app to reserve same day FastPasses with more becoming available as the guest uses their previously reserved ones. Along with FastPass+ like ride reservations, MaxPass also includes unlimited Disney PhotoPass photo downloads. Unlike FastPass and FastPass+, MaxPass does cost extra.
But it doesn’t stop there. The rumors are also stating that admission to the Galaxy’s Edge soft openings will also incur an additional charge in addition to general park admission.
There have also been rumors that Disney might be planning to offer preview days for the new land where a set amount of upcharge tickets to the land are sold. All major theme parks typically open their newest rides and lands well before the announced grand opening. (…)
Disneyland might be looking to lessen these soft opening crowds with the use of paid only admission. The Star Wars land exclusive admission tickets would require regular park admission too.
Now, the opening of Galaxy’s Edge is still more than a year away and there has been no official confirmation from Disney that this is what is being planned. However, the expansion will likely draw unprecedented crowds and Disney will likely try to profit from that however they can.
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[Source: Orlando Weekly]