Call it realism, or call it a money grab. Just don’t do it in English.
ANAHEIM, CA & BAY LAKE, FL — As the opening date of Disneyland’s new Star Wars land approaches, details continue to emerge about what guests can expect. And the latest news is … interesting.
There will be no English used officially in Galaxy’s Edge. Or Spanish. In fact, no “Earth language” will be found there.
Nosotros hablamos Space
“We’re really going for realism here,” says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). “So everything is in one or more of the languages of Star Wars. And I mean everything: Cast Members speaking, signs, recorded announcements.”
Disney (no relation) says that electronic translators will be available.
Choose your adventure
“Guests can either rent one for the day, or pay to enable the translator function on the My Disney (the app) Experience app. That way they can experience Galaxy’s Edge as they choose. They can go the cheap route and really feel what it’s like to be lost in an alien world with no way to communicate.
“Or, if they want to know little things like, say, where the restrooms are, or what the safety instructions say, they can cough up the dough.”
Vei k’ir vah tan’rah? Let nen rsah!
Cover photo: Some new place opening soon in Disney Parks. First we’ve heard of it. Photo courtesy Disney.