Breaking News: Disney Sets To Expand Star Wars Presence In Their Parks

Ever since Disney acquired the Star Wars franchise they have
been making big announcements including the continuation of the movies with Star Wars: Episode VII, a brand new animated series Star Wars: Rebels and the introduction
of the Star Wars Universe into their theme parks. Today we find out that the
Disney Parks have more in store for the franchise. Kat, Comic Uno is a HUGE
Disney fan and shares her thoughts on this news while speculating on what it
could mean for the Disney Parks.

 

“Developing designs for a far greater Star Wars
presence in the parks.
 When we grow Star Wars presence, which we will do
significantly, you will see better bets being made that will pay off for us
than were made in the past.”

– Bob Iger, Disney CEO
While full details of the expansion won’t be revealed until
sometime next year, Disney may touch on this news at this year’s D23 Expo August
13-15.  At last year’s D23 Expo, Disney
teased a Star Wars presence in its parks with crates marked “Orange
Harvest”
and partially visible blueprints. Disney, like other theme parks
knows that attractions based on major franchises bring in guests.

“They pull people from, ‘Gee, I’m gonna go someday’ to
‘I’m gonna go this year.'”

– Jay Rasulo, Disney’s Finance Chief And Senior Executive Vice President

The successful inclusion of Star Wars is already evident
with the success of the Star Tours simulator ride is in Disney’s Hollywood
Studios
, in Florida, Disneyland
in California, Tokyo Disneyland
and Disneyland Paris. The Florida
and California parks also have an
interactive show called Jedi Training
Academy that is a big hit. Then
they also have the additions of Disney’s Hollywood Studios that plays host to
Star Wars Weekends, an annual event featuring shows, parades and a massive
store called Darth’s Mall.

Stay tuned to Comic Frontline for our coverage of this news
and more when we dedicate a Media Madness Vidcast to the D23 Expo on Sunday August 17, 2014. The time will
be announced as soon as we confirm who will be appearing with us on the panel.

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