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Old 07-03-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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More Star Wars rumors...overkill?

This is from Screamscape. I know its all juicy rumors and who knows whats going on now since we are suppose to not hear anything from the D23 Expo but....

""2015-2018 - Star Wars Land - Rumor - (6/27/13) New rumors are flowing about what we might see added to the park with a possible mini Star Wars Land, and there is an interesting twist to it all now. It seems the plan to bring Star Wars Land to life may actually be divided into two phases.
Phase 1 would open rather quickly and see a Star Wars themed outdoor kiddie ride of some kind added, possibly the addition of a Cantina restaurant with Star Wars themed food items as a replacement for the Backlot Express restaurant which would be demolished for the new ride. Meanwhile an new and more impressive version of the Jedi Academy show (likely with a new name) would take up residence in a new indoor air-conditioned setting inside the old Sound Dangerous theater building.
Phase 2 is a little more tricky, as the rumors suggest that the main focus of this phase would be to add a very large E-Ticket Star Wars themed thrill ride to the park. It gets even more interesting when I’m hearing that this massive thrill ride may be set to replace The Great Movie Ride. I’ve heard it mentioned that the building could be reused and I’ve heard it may be torn down, but either way it also sounds like the old Mann’s Chinese Theater façade out front may be doomed either way as the park prepares to also remove the giant sorcerer’s hat as well.
The crazy thing is that there are even rumors about removing the nearby Echo Lake area as well, as it sounds like the park is ready to relaunch itself and may be in need of a new icon of some kind. If all those removal rumors are true, it seems almost strange that the American Idol show theater may sit untouched in the middle of it all… but we’re talking about long term plans over the next 5-7 years, and no one may care at all about American Idol by then. (As if they still do now…)
More on this as it leaks out… but the rumors are starting to get juicy. ""

OK...I have heard some of these things, maybe not the Great Movie Ride deal.

Let's suppose this was what was going to happen. Does that sound like a Star Wars overkill? I want a Star Wars Land just like most do. But that sounds like a big chunk into HS that would be just Star Wars. I can see getting a Cantina to replace the Backlot Express place. Another couple of rides, one E ticket and something smaller, and maybe replacing Indiana Jones but going into the Great Movie Ride and messing up what we see down the street as we enter the park (but I know the hat is there now).

I don't want to ramble on....so thoughts?
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