Adios lame Innoventions!
There are amazing changes coming to Disneyland’s Tomorrowland, according to MiceChat, that include getting rid of the lame People Mover, Innoventions and Autopia and brining in the Millennium Falcon and the Tatooine Cantina.
Yes folks – Star Wars land is coming to Tomorrowland. Now I don’t think they will drop the name, but rest assured this will be a Star Wars land, for the most part.
Here are a few choice excerpts from MiceChat: Continue reading
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. Continue reading
At the end of Star Wars Celebration Europe’s closing ceremonies this weekend, Lucasfilm officially announced the details of its next official convention: Star Wars Celebration 2015 will be held in Anaheim, California, from April 16-19, 2015. Timed with the release of Star Wars: Episode VII, this promises to be a Star Wars Celebration like no other.
The move to Anaheim makes perfect sense because the Convention Center is all but attached to Disneyland. It’s also the site of the D23 Expo. Being that Disney now owns Lucasfilm, it would be surprising to see these events anywhere but Anaheim and Orlando when they take place in the U.S., according to IFilm. Continue reading
May 4: Celebrate “May the Fourth Be With You” at the Disneyland Resort and stop by D Street in the Downtown Disney District, where artist Mike Kungl will be on hand for an appearance and signing from 1-6 p.m. as we debut some of the newest ACME Archives Limited Star Wars inspired pieces. Continue reading
Disney obviously rakes in plenty of profit from its movies, but the company also collects a fortune from merchandising and its fabled theme parks. Now that it lays claim to the entireStar Wars franchise, there’s little doubt Disney will leverage the brand both in and out of the theater. In fact, it’s already gauging interest for a potential Star Wars attraction at Disneyland. A new survey being distributed to some of Disney’s most dedicated park visitors — those who hold an Annual Pass — asks participants to rate their familiarity with the Star Wars universe. That includes characters, places, and story arcs across feature films, books, and video games. Disney is even getting a bit granular, with one question asking “what is the name of the microscopic life-forms that dwell within all living beings in the Star Wars universe?” (Source: TheVerge.com) Continue reading
“After a bevy of emails and phone calls, the formalities have been wrapped up, and at long last everyone can exhale and properly share the word with an excited Internet. Yes, J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay,” according to the Star Wars website. Continue reading
Disney completed its acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC., on December 21, according to a company press release.
So what role will Star Wars creator George Lucas play now? “When Lucas passed the torch, so to speak, by selling his company to Disney, he really meant it when he said he was moving on. He’ll be there as a source of canonical information, as someone who may know the details or relationships of certain characters that perhaps were only briefly touched on in the six films so far, but the new scripts will tell a new story and the new director will direct without answering to Lucas,” according to Screenrant. Continue reading
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