New hints from Walt Disney Co. illuminate that fan favorites like Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca the Wookiee might soon be joining the Star Wars cast that already entertain parkgoers at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, and it’s all thanks to Disney’s acquisition of “Star Wars” maker Lucasfilm Ltd. last year. Following the wrap-up of Disney’s annual D23 Expo Sunday, fans are now walking away with new “Star Wars” anticipation, according to Wall Street Cheat.
Disney placed crates with “Star Wars” references in an area of the D23 Expo highlighting new attractions. One was labeled “lightsaber assortment.” Another sported a cutout of R2-D2, giving the appearance the robot character had escaped from the box, according to Bloomberg.
A section of boxes sit in the middle of the Imagineering pavilion, some featuring the marking “Orange Harvest”. Star Wars fans know that “Blue Harvest” was the production codename for Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Disneyland is located in the “O.C.”, Orange County California. The subtitle reads “Speculation Beyond Imagination”. So Disney definitely wants Star Wars fans and Disneyland fanatics to speculate, according to Slash Film.
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The Orange Harvest crates led to a flurry of predictions about new Star Wars attractions in Disney Parks. Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger mentioned a commitment to continual investment in Disneyland, which coupled with the “orange” in Orange Harvest led some to believe that the first Star Wars attractions would appear in Disneyland Park in California. Others speculated that the area around Disney’s Hollywood Studios‘ Star Tours Attraction would become a Star Wars Land, leading the Disney Parks charge towards Star Wars integration.
The official comment on all this from Thomas Staggs, Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts? No comment. The most specific Star Wars attraction speculation continued to be a Speeder Bike ride on Disneyland’s PeopleMover track in Tomorrowland, according to Babble.