Media Gears Up To Blame Hurricane Dorian For Low Galaxy’s Edge Attendance

Fox Business reports:

Dorian couldn’t come at a more inopportune time for Walt Disney World: It just opened “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” its most anticipated major new addition in decades. On Thursday, visitors waited for hours on opening day to get on the “Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run” ride under blue skies and bright sun for the first time ever.

The House of Mouse can’t seem to catch a break. This may be the second rocky debut of “Star Wars” lands in a row for the theme park operator.

New York Post reports:

“It couldn’t come at a worse time,” Dennis Speigel, president of consulting firm International Theme Park Services — who was scheduled to visit Galaxy’s Edge but canceled his trip — told the Washington Post. “It’s the perfect storm, literally: It’s Galaxy’s Edge, it’s the holiday and it’s just horrible.”

Universal Orlando Resort officials were keeping a close eye on the weather forecasts, but so far “everything is status quo,” spokeswoman Alyson Lundell said.

“At this time our park operations and hours are continuing as normal,” she told the outlet. “We have plans and procedures for serious weather that are time-proven, and we will continue to make operating decisions as we learn more.”

But Speigel said he expects many of those who have plans to visit Galaxy’s Edge will still make the trip.

“These are people who are there who had these tickets booked a long time ago,” he said. “They had it on their calendar, and come hell or high water — which is probably going to happen — they’re going to be there.”

3 thoughts on “Media Gears Up To Blame Hurricane Dorian For Low Galaxy’s Edge Attendance

  1. Karma can be such a bitch. 😂 Joking aside, I wouldn’t blame the media for pointing fingers at the weather being the cause for poor attendance. I grew up in Florida, and I know what severe hurricanes like Dorian are capable of. Everybody in Central Florida is going to be affected, not just Disney World. Some things just can’t be helped, and the weather is one of them. All I can say is that I hope the park visitors stay safe through the storm, because hurricanes can be nerve-wracking.

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