I’m not one of these people who just walks around blaming the second Star Wars trilogy for all the problems of the world, but I’m now at the point in my life where I can admit they probably did taint my fandom for the franchise more than I noticed at the time. But you know what I’ll never give up on, no matter what? Theme parks! And now the granddaddy of them all may soon be taking visitors to a galaxy far, far away. Florida.
George Kalogridis was transferred to Walt Disney World Resort from California’s Disneyland Resort in order to give a huge facelift to the Hollywood Studios park. And aside from a Cars Land that will be similar to its West Coast counterpart, the park renovation will almost definitely include Star Wars Land, which was rumored a few months back.
According to Theme Park Insider, it will be a five-year expansion to be finished in 2018, unless cash comes to shove and it gets completed a little faster. Chances are, the Star Tours ride would be the center of the construction, and the Muppet theater and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids play area would be getting torn down.
Cars and its sequel are admittedly the worst of the Pixar fare, so that’s fine and dandy for all the annoying kids to go run around and look at while all the cool folks are ogling real-life Mos Eisley cantinas and men in Boba Fett costumes. I’m guessing they’ll build a huge projector system to turn Epcot Center into the Death Star for the opening. And don’t forget to say hello to Hayden Christensen while you’re there. He’s the guy selling tickets.
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