Ladies and Gentlemen, if your significant other should pop the question – and may we just say, CONGRATULATIONS! – and then insist that you will brook no honeymoon destinations except a Disneyland or Walt Disney World getaway before justifying with this major announcement, then it is truly meant to be.
It was a foregone conclusion from the moment George Lucas sold the STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES properties to the Walt Disney Co. in 2012 that crossovers between the Galaxy Far, Far Away and the classic Disney universe would be inevitable. That certainty made Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger’s D23 Expo announcement during the event’s LucasFilm panel no less momentous: Disneyland Park in Anaheim, CA and Walt Disney World Resort’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando are to be the proud parents of 14-acre STAR WARS-themed parks.
The concept art and teaser video Iger showed off confirmed that the new attractions, as well as Star Tours per Imagineer Scott Trowbridge, will draw considerable inspiration from this December’s long-awaited franchise continuation STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and other future additions to the STAR WARS saga.
“I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars,” Iger said. “Through each new attraction and new land we create, we push the boundaries of what is possible. And as you can imagine, with Star Wars, we are taking that to a whole new level, with a whole galaxy to explore.”
The parks look to be extensions of the long-beloved interactive, lively Disney aesthetic clothed in genuinely adoring homage to the STAR WARS legacy. Committed costumed performers will bring the races and figures of the Lucas saga to life throughout a recreated Mos Eisley cantina and even a full-sized Millennium Falcon, among other rides and attractions.
May the Fast Pass be with you.
Source – GeekTyrant