Star Wars Launch Bay and Superhero HQ (DLR Version)

Edited: December 2, 2015, 10:13 PM

Last week I got the chance to visit Star Wars Launch Bay and Superhero HQ for the first time. To put it frankly, I was disappointed. Star Wars Launch Bay had some cool stuff at the beginning like a short film about the making of Episode VII and some props from the movies, but the rest of it was meet and greets and a shop. Superhero HQ was worse, as it only had meet and greets and a shop. Maybe I just don't like meet and greets and shops, but I thought that it was pretty lame. I also forgot to mention the video games, which are featured in both areas, that are also pretty pathetic. You're at one of the most magical theme parks on Earth, and Disney tries to entertain you with generic video games?

In the end, Star Wars Launch Bay and Superhero HQ take up a large part of the park that could easily be the location of an E-ticket attraction. Instead it features some meet and greets, shops, and video games with very little magic and makes you feel like you are not in a theme park, but not in a good way. I hate to admit it, but Innoventions was better than this- at least it had some fun games and it seemed a lot bigger for some reason.

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Edited: December 3, 2015, 12:00 AM

Your reaction seems to be pretty typical from what I've heard. I don't think the problem is the attraction itself, but rather the marketing that made it seem much more impressive than it was ever intended to be. Star Wars Launch Bay was never more than a meet-and-greet and film promotion attraction, so those expecting something big out of it were definitely disappointed. Superhero HQ is mostly recycled from what was in Innoventions with a couple small additions. Both of these are designed to be short term attractions and will be gone within five years.

As for me, I thought the attraction was okay, but I visited expecting something along the lines of Blue Sky Cellar rather than a total Star Wars experience. I definitely wouldn't go out of my way to see it again, but if there were new things to see and I had some time to kill before a Fastpass I'd spend 10-20 minutes in there again. I personally think it is a better use of the space than Innoventions was, but I do hope that space is used for a new headliner when Tomorrowland gets its overhaul.

December 3, 2015, 10:26 AM

Has anyone done the Star Wars meet and greet for Disney Visa card holders? I’m at Disneyland next week and I’m curious about the set-up, who you meet, etc.

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