Disney's CEO has given the strongest hint yet that a Star Wars Land is on its way to Disney's Hollywood Studios, and possibly Disneyland as well.
Speaking to Bloomberg, Bob Iger said: "There is a fair amount of development going on at Disney Imagineering right now to expand the Star Wars presence in Disneyland and Walt Disney World and eventually in other Disney theme parks around the world." This is some way short of a nailed-on confirmation of a Star Wars Land, although that hasn't stopped other websites from reporting it as such.
With Cars Land now seemingly parked or on the scrapheap, a Star Wars Land is by far the most likely candidate for a new addition to Disney's Hollywood Studios - particularly now that Disney plans to release a new movie in the franchise every two years from 2015. Rumors suggests that the land will be built in two phases. The first would potentially feature a Mos Eisley Cantina-themed restaurant, an enhanced Jedi Academy show and a basic children's ride. The second would boast a more ambitious E-Ticket attraction.
Iger went on to say: "We do have Star Wars in other theme parks, in Paris and in Tokyo, we haven't made any specific announcements about what will be in Shanghai or what we're heading to Hong Kong after we build an Iron Man attraction but I think it's probably likely that Star Wars will be in more than just our two domestic parks."
Disneyland, therefore, could also be set to receive an enhanced Star Wars presence. This is likely to be in the form of a Star Wars-heavy makeover of Tomorrowland, rather than a distinct land in itself.
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