According to WDWMagic forum user WDW Pro, a meeting to discuss the potential changes and expansions for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge1 have been put on hold. You can read the forum user’s post in full below.
“Per a reliable source, I’m informed that an upcoming meeting in two weeks to determine potential changes/expansions for Galaxy’s Edge has been put on hold with a tentative meeting in April that exists more as a placeholder than anything.
This meeting was to be attended physically or via teleconference by Bob Chapek, Megan Crumpacker, Vanessa Morrison, Kris Theiler, Josh D’Amaro, Phil Holmes, and Kareem Daniel (among others).
The cancellation of this meeting is directly due to the closure of parks in Asia, which is placing a hold on all potential future expansion expenditures for domestic parks until a more firm outlook in that region can be determined.
Furthermore, I was told that a contingency plan is in place should Asian parks remain closed for significant durations that would see one of the water parks at WDW closed for the spring, as well as all mini-golf venues, and reduced hours at the parks (think opening times of 10 am for non-MK parks).
All of these changes are ONLY on the table if Asian parks stay closed for months. The belief is that WDW can absorb cuts much better than DLR, which is already being run on lower staffing due to the summer “Close the Gap” initiative. Regardless though, any changes for Galaxy’s Edge at either US park is now on hold.”
As mentioned in the above post, the meeting was supposedly set to take place last week. However, according to the forum user’s post, “a tentative meeting in April that exists more as a placeholder than anything…” So, who knows?
It’s in our opinion that Disney should be focusing more on Cast Members (CMs) hours, and less on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge changes/expansions. After all the CMs are the entertainment, right Bob? Ah, we remember that comment well.
WDW Pro has a terrific track record when it comes to rumours. We cite him for his knowledge.
1: If we understand correctly, this applies to the following parks:
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Walt Disney World
- Disneyland Park – Disneyland Resort – Anaheim, California
- Disneyland Paris…TBC
Source: WDWMagic Forums