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Big Star Wars expansion in the works for Disney's theme parks

Aug. 6, 2014by: Jesse Giroux

During a shareholder’s call yesterday, CEO Bob Iger revealed Disney is "developing designs for a far greater 'Star Wars' presence" in the company's theme parks. While some locations already have attractions like "Star Tours" (a 3D motion simulator) and "Jedi Training Academy" (an interactive show), Iger says the plan is to build new attractions for Disney's parks.

It's been rumored Disney has been interested in adding more Star Wars related attractions to their parks ever since the company announced plans for new movies for the franchise after purchasing Lucasfilm back in 2012. J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: EPISODE VII will be hitting theaters next year, and Bob Iger says details of the park expansion will be revealed in 2015 as well.

Speaking of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, Iger says "The footage we’ve seen so far is spectacular and certainly worthy of the fan frenzy and excitement this movie is generating around the world."

Are you excited for new Star Wars attractions at Disney's theme parks? And what type of attractions would you like to see?

Disney's STAR WARS: EPISODE VII will open on December 18, 2015.

Source: VarietyEW

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7:01AM on 08/07/2014

A Mos Eisley Cantina is a MUST!

Disney's Star Wars Galaxy Theme Park complete with an Attack on the Death Star rollercoaster, Cloud City: The Ride, Pod Race, and Speeder Bike Chase would entice fans from around the world. Throw in completely immersive dining experiences like the Mos Eisley Cantina and Dax's Diner and Disney would make a fortune.
Disney's Star Wars Galaxy Theme Park complete with an Attack on the Death Star rollercoaster, Cloud City: The Ride, Pod Race, and Speeder Bike Chase would entice fans from around the world. Throw in completely immersive dining experiences like the Mos Eisley Cantina and Dax's Diner and Disney would make a fortune.
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4:15PM on 08/06/2014

Scrap Hollywood Studios....

Do you know how much land Disney owns?? It's time for a brand new park called A Galaxy Far Far Away. There are endless possibilities. Star Wars, on it's own, is just as big (if not bigger) than disney itself.
Do you know how much land Disney owns?? It's time for a brand new park called A Galaxy Far Far Away. There are endless possibilities. Star Wars, on it's own, is just as big (if not bigger) than disney itself.
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10:13AM on 08/06/2014
That's been a long, long time coming. Just Star Tours doesn't cut it!

In addition to rides and other attractions, I'd love a mini-museum, a permanent display of props and artifacts from the films.
That's been a long, long time coming. Just Star Tours doesn't cut it!

In addition to rides and other attractions, I'd love a mini-museum, a permanent display of props and artifacts from the films.
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9:06AM on 08/06/2014
Why do I get the feeling that years down the road the series creator will be forgotten by all but hardcore fans and the general populace will be talking about Walt Disney's Star Wars!
Why do I get the feeling that years down the road the series creator will be forgotten by all but hardcore fans and the general populace will be talking about Walt Disney's Star Wars!
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9:48AM on 08/06/2014
That's a good point! Disney better make mention of George Lucas somewhere at the park. Perhaps make an entire area of the theme park called "Lucasfilm Annex" or something, just to pay homage to George.
That's a good point! Disney better make mention of George Lucas somewhere at the park. Perhaps make an entire area of the theme park called "Lucasfilm Annex" or something, just to pay homage to George.
10:28AM on 08/06/2014
because the best star wars properties are the ones that have the least input from george lucas
because the best star wars properties are the ones that have the least input from george lucas
10:38AM on 08/06/2014
Lucas created Star Wars - its VERY easy to take something established and continue from it. It's way fucking harder to start something on your own and have it hit big. JJ has yet to do it himself, so I wouldn't be bashing Lucas unless of course you don't like star wars in general.
Lucas created Star Wars - its VERY easy to take something established and continue from it. It's way fucking harder to start something on your own and have it hit big. JJ has yet to do it himself, so I wouldn't be bashing Lucas unless of course you don't like star wars in general.
11:33AM on 08/06/2014
Lucas deserves all the bashing he gets and then some.
Lucas deserves all the bashing he gets and then some.
11:47AM on 08/06/2014
Dseal - why?

like even if you don't like the movies, then you just don't like them. done.
like why does he need to be bashed?

I don't care about the prequels but they are not fucking garbage like transformers 2 or something.
but even if they were, you don't think someone deserves credit for past accomplishments?
Dseal - why?

like even if you don't like the movies, then you just don't like them. done.
like why does he need to be bashed?

I don't care about the prequels but they are not fucking garbage like transformers 2 or something.
but even if they were, you don't think someone deserves credit for past accomplishments?
7:09AM on 08/10/2014
j-man- You've got a point. He has plenty of accomplishments that are innovations to film and filmmaking as we see it today. However, the laziness in the creative process such as writing and directing that he's shown along with the almost contempt for the audience is like a precursor to the Michael Bays of today. It's the attitude of "you're going to watch my movie so it doesn't matter if I make a good one or not." And that is going to motivate anger and bashing. It's like Coremax wrote: "the
j-man- You've got a point. He has plenty of accomplishments that are innovations to film and filmmaking as we see it today. However, the laziness in the creative process such as writing and directing that he's shown along with the almost contempt for the audience is like a precursor to the Michael Bays of today. It's the attitude of "you're going to watch my movie so it doesn't matter if I make a good one or not." And that is going to motivate anger and bashing. It's like Coremax wrote: "the best Star Wars properties are the ones he has the least involvement in." Besides I never said he doesn't deserve credit. I just said that he deserves all the bashing he gets. Just like Bay does (and your right, I can't sit through any Transformers movie).
8:37AM on 08/06/2014
They must have Jabba The Hutt's slave palace including carbonite Han Solo statue. They must!
They must have Jabba The Hutt's slave palace including carbonite Han Solo statue. They must!
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