I am a very casual SW fan (compared to a hard-core Harry Potter fan) and so my initial thoughts on anything SWGE are usually along the lines of: Why couldn’t Disney have gotten Harry Potter so I get the WDI version of WWoHP?
Side note:I will admit USO did a very compelling job of it. And even though the one trip I’ve been to it, only the Hogsmeade half existed & no Hogwarts Express, I didn’t want to leave and DH & I spent our last hours in USO sipping Butterbeers and admiring the Owl Post with me imagining what nook or cranny I could slip away into to be able to never have to leave, even when such a thing as theme park operating hours were an obstacle to me living out my dream of being a real-life witch attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry (sorted into Ravenclaw house, obviously).
Back on topic: Throughout the cycle of SWGE, I have varied from elation at the immersive marvel it promises to be all the way to dread & hatred especially in the changes it is certain to forever bring.
Today, right this minute, I am very much in the middle but that’s a long way down from where I was at an absolute high of excitement when Disneyland reservations were announced & we were able to procure one. I will admit the one detail that has brought me way down is learning that one of the things I was most excited about- Savvi’s Workshop- will cost $199 and only one person can accompany the person participating. We’ll stay outside the elusive doors with their secret symbol & code word required to enter & play the for free Parks Play apps experiences that the land promises to be rich with & still have a grand time. And eat some space food and peruse the market for any & everything interesting it is sure to be full with.
As for the MF ride, depending on how they manage rider switch, we’ll decide day of if we do it or not, but I will say, from the more I’ve learned about how it is interactive with your choices impacting the mission yet has a very low-learning curve and yet somehow still is supposed to be able to offer challenge to repeat & frequent visitors, the more curious and even excited I get. Although, I am holding back getting super-excited in the event that rider switch isn’t practical for our family in the 4 hr reservation block we have.
And one last thought: I am seizing the opportunity now to enjoy the land and hopefully do the 1 existing ride with a FREE reservation (at Disneyland) so that I don’t have to wait & see what it will cost once it’s fully operational, where I fully expect that FP for all of it will be $$$$$ and just walking into the land may cause a spontaneous combustion on my part since as frequent visitors it’s really hard to justify any kind of $$ upcharge, let alone $$$$ or $$$$$.