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  • News Did I Just See X-Wing Fighters (Drones) Headed For Galaxy’s Edge?

    Was heading southbound on Hollywood Freeway (101) and stumbled on these - on back of a semi... Are these the X-Wing Drones? Or? Thoughts ?

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    Pictures?

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    • #3
      Maybe for the ROTR opening here? Have any pictures?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Disneyidol View Post
        Was heading southbound on Hollywood Freeway (101) and stumbled on these - on back of a semi... Are these the X-Wing Drones? Or? Thoughts ?
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        There were drones created for the unveiling of the RoR ride in FL so transporting them here for the CA event would not be a stretch.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TLand2055 View Post
          Maybe for the ROTR opening here? Have any pictures?
          I think you nailed it. More than likely they want the X-Wings to hover here as un-impressablly as they did in Orlando for the opening.
          These are some of my favorite TRs I have posted

          DL 55th BDAY trip report
          My company had a special night at the park
          WdW trip report with WWoHP
          NYE 2011 trip report
          Mice Chat 7th anniversary
          Leap year 24 hour report
          New DCA trip report
          NYE 2012
          HKDL trip report

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          • #6
            Weird. I can see the pic - one at least. Let me try this Pic postings again. Curious what you guys think...and if it worked.

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            • #7
              Interesting))((
              Soaring like an EAGLE !

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              • #8
                These aren't the same as the X-Wing drones Boeing designed. It's more likely that these are set pieces to be used for the Rise of Skywalker premiere on Monday like they did for Rogue One.

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                • #9
                  They look too "solid" to be the drones. The drones used in WDW were made with a mesh material over a lightweight frame. Also the rotor system was very well visible. I agree with Alex. These look more like stationary set peices.

                  On a side note. I always find it interesting that Disney transports their props in open flat bed trucks still. They've been doing this since the '50s and I always wonder aren't they concerned with damage to the prop before it gets to the park?
                  “Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them
                  so many years of our own lives.”


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                  EPCOT Trips: '93
                  Tokyo DL Trips: '86

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                  • #10
                    Yes , they look like props... Look at the mounts that attach to the Click image for larger version

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by WaltDisney'sAlec View Post
                      These aren't the same as the X-Wing drones Boeing designed. It's more likely that these are set pieces to be used for the Rise of Skywalker premiere on Monday like they did for Rogue One.
                      Seems reasonable but... allow me then to change gears here and talk about the premiere. Having worked in the film / entertainment industry for a extended period of time - there’s some possibly ominous signs developing in relation to Rise of Skywalker...

                      First and foremost - all of the major “guilds” have or will shortly conclude all their nominating and accolades for outstanding film work this year. To date “Rise of Skywalker” hasn’t - so far - received ANY nominations or distinctions for greatness - nor has it made any “10 best lists” that have been publicly released. Is this a tell tale sign of trouble? In my circles - um most certainly.

                      What furthers support for my contentions? Embargos. Clearly those who have seen it are under NDA’s or Embargo’s to not report or release reviews or opinions until after a certain studio-specified date.

                      Full disclosure - I’m attending the premiere on 12/16. I’m told official press screenings are set after the premiere.

                      Now - I can already guess what some might argue - that they don’t want the plot revealed - it’s strangely a strategy they’ve used before blah blah blah. That’s nonsense.

                      If any Studio has a critically acclaimed blockbuster under wraps - there’s no reason on earth to contain that certainty until literally hours till its world premiere. Since I for one have been grossly disappointed In Disney’s reboot attempts so far including its launching of G E (the land) - them following the same - well actually tighter press playbook on this film - keeping advance word so mum till the 11th hour seems - seems ominous. Another channel I have access to is on sale ticket data. The largest chain here in Southern California tells our department that sales for opening night 12-19 are very good - but not great. You can still find seats and I’m told only a hand full of showings are officially sold out - as of today. In looking into the future as the film plays through the weekend - advance sales or reservations wane and fall off greatly by Sunday. Only the specialty houses like Dolby Digital, PRIME and some IMAX screens show sustained interest. Keep in mind that we call AMC a subscription chain these days so the fact that there’s availability when “AP’rs” can gobble up seats - now even as “pass parties” is interesting.

                      Like Westsider - I’m only reporting facts I have access to. How you all digest it is on you all.

                      Will the film score big dollars globally - duh Yes! That’s not the reason for my points here. Any of you that follow my angst knows it relates to misfires on creativity and quality and the determination of Disney to over deliver Mediocrity! Yes I am biased as a hard core Lucasfilm/SW fan that finds no current Disney generated quality relation to the culturally changing saga some of us revere till this day.




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                      • #12
                        As somebody who used to design "drones" in the toy industry for years I can assure you those are not drones but 1:1 scale display models probably for the premiere like others have mentioned.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Disneyidol View Post

                          Seems reasonable but... allow me then to change gears here and talk about the premiere. Having worked in the film / entertainment industry for a extended period of time - there’s some possibly ominous signs developing in relation to Rise of Skywalker...

                          First and foremost - all of the major “guilds” have or will shortly conclude all their nominating and accolades for outstanding film work this year. To date “Rise of Skywalker” hasn’t - so far - received ANY nominations or distinctions for greatness - nor has it made any “10 best lists” that have been publicly released. Is this a tell tale sign of trouble? In my circles - um most certainly.

                          What furthers support for my contentions? Embargos. Clearly those who have seen it are under NDA’s or Embargo’s to not report or release reviews or opinions until after a certain studio-specified date.

                          Full disclosure - I’m attending the premiere on 12/16. I’m told official press screenings are set after the premiere.

                          Now - I can already guess what some might argue - that they don’t want the plot revealed - it’s strangely a strategy they’ve used before blah blah blah. That’s nonsense.

                          If any Studio has a critically acclaimed blockbuster under wraps - there’s no reason on earth to contain that certainty until literally hours till its world premiere. Since I for one have been grossly disappointed In Disney’s reboot attempts so far including its launching of G E (the land) - them following the same - well actually tighter press playbook on this film - keeping advance word so mum till the 11th hour seems - seems ominous. Another channel I have access to is on sale ticket data. The largest chain here in Southern California tells our department that sales for opening night 12-19 are very good - but not great. You can still find seats and I’m told only a hand full of showings are officially sold out - as of today. In looking into the future as the film plays through the weekend - advance sales or reservations wane and fall off greatly by Sunday. Only the specialty houses like Dolby Digital, PRIME and some IMAX screens show sustained interest. Keep in mind that we call AMC a subscription chain these days so the fact that there’s availability when “AP’rs” can gobble up seats - now even as “pass parties” is interesting.

                          Like Westsider - I’m only reporting facts I have access to. How you all digest it is on you all.

                          Will the film score big dollars globally - duh Yes! That’s not the reason for my points here. Any of you that follow my angst knows it relates to misfires on creativity and quality and the determination of Disney to over deliver Mediocrity! Yes I am biased as a hard core Lucasfilm/SW fan that finds no current Disney generated quality relation to the culturally changing saga some of us revere till this day.



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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Starcade View Post
                            As somebody who used to design "drones" in the toy industry for years I can assure you those are not drones but 1:1 scale display models probably for the premiere like others have mentioned.
                            Thanks for assuring US - I only posed the question

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Disneyidol View Post
                              Will the film score big dollars globally - duh Yes! That’s not the reason for my points here. Any of you that follow my angst knows it relates to misfires on creativity and quality and the determination of Disney to over deliver Mediocrity! Yes I am biased as a hard core Lucasfilm/SW fan that finds no current Disney generated quality relation to the culturally changing saga some of us revere till this day.
                              Bingo. As I and others have posted before, if there's anyone who could take the world's most popular film franchise and drive it into the ground through over-exposure and under-quality, it's Disney.
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Disneyidol View Post
                                Will the film score big dollars globally - duh Yes! That’s not the reason for my points here. Any of you that follow my angst knows it relates to misfires on creativity and quality and the determination of Disney to over deliver Mediocrity! Yes I am biased as a hard core Lucasfilm/SW fan that finds no current Disney generated quality relation to the culturally changing saga some of us revere till this day.
                                Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
                                Bingo. As I and others have posted before, if there's anyone who could take the world's most popular film franchise and drive it into the ground through over-exposure and under-quality, it's Disney.
                                "The Executives at Coca Cola, who made the decision to market 'New Coke', can rest easy. Someone has finally surpassed them for the worst business decision ever. That indestructible franchise, known as 'Star Wars', has finally been destroyed by Disney." – Bill Whittle
                                “Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them
                                so many years of our own lives.”


                                DL Trips: '58, '59, '61, '65, '66, '67, '68x2, '69x2, '70x2, '71x2, '73x2, '74x2, '75x2, '76x2, '77, '78,x2, '79x2, '80x2, '81, '82, '83, '88, '89x3, '90x2, '91, '93, '94, '95x2, '96, '97, '98x4, '99, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07x2, '08, '09x2, '10, '11, '13
                                WDW Trips: '81
                                EPCOT Trips: '93
                                Tokyo DL Trips: '86

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                                • #17
                                  I doubt they will ever fly drones over Disneyland. The air traffic above LA and OC is just too heavy for the FAA to allow it.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by stovk View Post



                                    "The Executives at Coca Cola, who made the decision to market 'New Coke', can rest easy. Someone has finally surpassed them for the worst business decision ever. That indestructible franchise, known as 'Star Wars', has finally been destroyed by Disney." – Bill Whittle
                                    I agree with this statement.....Disney did there over kill with "Star War"!
                                    Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                                      I doubt they will ever fly drones over Disneyland. The air traffic above LA and OC is just too heavy for the FAA to allow it.
                                      How was Universal able to use those drones for the "Dark Arts at Hogwarts" show, which was running pretty much nightly over the Summer (and with Universal just a few miles from the Burbank airport)? And how is Disneyland able to do fireworks?

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                                        I doubt they will ever fly drones over Disneyland. The air traffic above LA and OC is just too heavy for the FAA to allow it.
                                        Originally posted by 9oldmen View Post
                                        How was Universal able to use those drones for the "Dark Arts at Hogwarts" show, which was running pretty much nightly over the Summer (and with Universal just a few miles from the Burbank airport)? And how is Disneyland able to do fireworks?
                                        This may shed some light on practices, why it's likely to be only a temporary event for the foreseeable future, and how WDW was able to pull it off.



                                        Rob Plays: Disney World and Drones

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