The return of the Main Street Electrical Parade for Summer 2019 only proves that executives of the original Magic Kingdom are terrified of a soft summer. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is not bringing in the crowds they want for a variety of reasons. Changing blackout dates? Step One. Special deals for annual passport holders and their guests was Step Two. Opening up the land with no restrictions? Absolutely. There are so many quick changes being done to save the Summer, that I'm forgetting what order it all came in.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (Star Tours 3.0?) and Oga's Cantina are not enough of a draw to bring folks in. It's up to the Rise of the Resistance to draw them. The real "E Ticket" of the expansion. The main reason for redoing the Rivers of America.
Where have we seen this panic before? The solid flop of California Adventure 1.0- the return of the parade, some quick, cheap, additions, and an announcement of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror to make things right.
What will they do this time?
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