Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios during previews of Performers, Disneyland and Walt Disney World saw park visits drop 3%. Disney said this was due to the blocking of annual cardholders at Disneyland, and paid attendance actually increased. In fact, Iger repeated that there is no "price problem" in any of the domestic parks.
In Disneyland, Iger said the opening of Galaxy's Edge in May prompted Disney and nearby hotels to raise prices in anticipation of a large crowd. When the crowd did not show up due to consumer overcrowding, the number of visitors to Disneyland was below average.
In the opening weeks of the opening, Disney blocked numerous passport holders and cast members in an attempt to control the number of visitors to Disneyland Park. In addition, Disney announced that Rise of the Resistance would not be opened with the rest of the country, leaving many annual cardholders, who may have bought a day ticket to visit the country, at home. It has been suggested that many of these guests are now waiting for the official opening of the attraction in December for Walt Disney World and in January in Disneyland and may be able to show strong numbers in the next quarter.
Waiting at Walt Disney World Iger and other Disney executives speculate that the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in late August prompted many guests to postpone their summer vacations until the country opened. In addition, two main attractions will be opened in early 2020 in Remy Ratatouille Adventure and Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway. These factors may have led to a large number of guests postponing their holidays to the end of 2019 and even 2020.