Disney will use Stormtroopers to police ‘Star Wars’ land time limit
It’s something any true “Star Wars” fan would love hearing from a real Stormtrooper.
But, wait. They’re serious?
With tons — and we mean TONS — of people desperate to visit Disney’s new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction in California and Orlando, the Los Angeles Times reports the park has come up with a four-hour time limit for guests in the first three weeks the park is open.
Guests in the time will get a colored wristband that corresponds to their four-hour time in the 14-acre area.
When their time is up, the Times reports park employees dressed as Stormtroopers, and possibly other “Star Wars” characters, will politely tell guests they need to leave so that other guests can get their chance.
Of course, since this is a Disney park we’re hoping these Stormtroopers will ask you to leave in a more entertaining way.
“Four hours is a long time in the land,” Kris Theiler, VP of Disneyland told the Times. “Most guests are going to find that they’re ready to roll after four hours.”
The three-week set up is already fully booked. Visitors staying at the three Disneyland Resort hotels got an automatic four-hour pass to the land, with those not staying there booking their four-hour passes online. However, those sold out within two hours.
The land opens to the public on the West Coast on May 31; it opens in Orlando on Aug. 29.
Beginning June 23, the park will begin a virtual queueing setup, similar to the FastPass system Disney uses in its other parks.
Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, [email protected] or via Twitter .