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Disney to Announce ‘Star Wars’ Theme Park Plans Soon

Back in June 2013, Disney revealed that its then newly-acquired Star Wars franchise would be integrated into the company’s theme parks around the world. CEO Bob Iger teased in December that the theme park rides will be based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its subsequent sequels and spinoffs.

Bob Iger recently told Wall Street analysts that the company is deep into development with their Star Wars theme park plans, with a formal announcement coming “later in 2015.”

“Fairly soon, I’m sure we’ll be ready to go public with some specifics. But it’s safe to say that you’ll see a lot more Star Wars at Disney and at Disney parks in the near future.” – Bob Iger

While the plans will be announced later this year, Bob Iger added that this ambitious endeavor will take a long time to get off the ground.

“(There is) 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. The plans are ambitious, so it’s going to take some time for them to be built and opened.” – Bob Iger

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While the Disney CEO didn’t say exactly when these Star Wars theme park plans will be unveiled, it’s possible that the announcement may be made during Star Wars Celebration in April, or Disney’s annual D23 Convention in August, both of which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center. It’s possible the announcement could also be made on Star Wars Day, May 4, but we should learn more specific details about Disney’s Star Wars theme park plans well before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.

What ideas do you have about a Star Wars themed park at Disney?

Source: MovieWeb.com

8 thoughts on “Disney to Announce ‘Star Wars’ Theme Park Plans Soon

  1. Melanie Walton

    A ewok village to walk up in the trees.
    A ride through the Death Star.
    A ride through the Degaba System ( the swamp where Yoda lives).
    A restaurant themed after the Cantina where Han meets Luke and obi won for the first time.
    A 3D pod racing ride.
    Interactive area with the robots from Star Wars.
    A themed restaurant for Jabbas palace… Jabba the Hut included, of course.

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    1. John Donahue

      These are great ideas…I want to go to that park right now!! My wife would try to smuggle and Ewok home with her!

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    1. John Donahue

      I could not agree more…the Disney fan in me wishes it could be a separate to the Disney brand isn’t watered down, but the Geek in me is SUPER excited!

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  2. Vivian

    Will like to see a building like death star inside a star wars club, x wings, tie fighters, AT-ATs, Clones, lots of ewoks, Jedi Academy 3D show, fast simulating rides, Bases, cities, space theme foods. The sky is the limit.

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    1. John Donahue

      I totally agree – there is no limit to what they could build if they decided to build a full theme park or even just a full Star Wars land in one of the parks!

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  3. Alison

    I see a few star wars characters that we can interact with will R2 D2 be there also. Will there be a lot of characters at this new Star Wars theme Park?

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    1. John Donahue

      We are not 100% sure there will be a full theme park, but that is the rumor. I would have to imagine that character meet and greets will be similar to Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There will probably be more opportunities to meet your favorite characters.

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