Epsiode 7, the first Disney produced Star Wars movie since the $4B buyout of Lucasfilm, is set to drop in December. That is really only the beginning of Disney’s master plan to s
queeze every nickle out of leverage the brilliance of the Star Wars universe. As expected, hoped for, and dreamed of, Disney plans to make their theme parks home to even more Star Wars attractions.
According to Disney CEO Bob Iger:
Disney chief Bob Iger told Wall Street analysts that there’s “a fair amount of design and development (taking place by the company’s Imagineers) to greatly increase ‘Star Wars” presence in multiple locations around the world,” shortly after the Mouse House announced another strong financial quarter. “The plans are ambitious, so it’s going to take some time for them to be built and opened.”
While Iger said specific plans would be announced “later in 2015,” the executive already had announced “significant” plans for the franchise for which it paid George Lucas $4 billion in 2012. He also has said whatever new attractions are announced, they will be based on future films in the series, as well as its spinoffs. Several Disney parks currently include an updated version of the “Star Tours” attraction.
Star Tours is one of the most amazing rides I’ve ever experienced. Keep that quality and you’ll get all my money, Disney!
Honestly, I think there is enough mythology in the Star Wars universe to warrant its own park. Let’s just put all references to the prequels in the bathrooms….