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Old 08-06-2014, 09:15 AM   #16
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I think it's pretty smart (and im sure it was planned) that Disney let Universal have WWOHP without saying much. Then once everything was completed Disney is going to go after an even larger and widely loved franchise.

Disney Execs: Universal imma let WWOHP finish but....
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:28 AM   #17
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Why? I doubt a Star Wars expansion will ever occur quick enough for the jaded DIS fans, but I think Disney has been and will be uber conservative with Star Wars... not rushing to put something out, but when they do it will be amazing and highest quality. Disney's attention to theming details is legendary, and there is so much raw material to work with... I cannot imagine that they would boggle this golden egg... or even if it is 'botchable'.
Based on the time invested versus the actual product quality, Fantasy Land expansion is a pretty good example of how badly Disney can drop the ball on a project.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:42 AM   #18
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I think it's pretty smart (and im sure it was planned) that Disney let Universal have WWOHP without saying much. Then once everything was completed Disney is going to go after an even larger and widely loved franchise.

Disney Execs: Universal imma let WWOHP finish but....

.....but Disney has one of the greatest franchises of all time! (Go Star Wars!)
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:42 AM   #19
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I am excited about this news. It just can't happen fast enough for me.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:46 AM   #20
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If it is going to be done right, it will not be done that quickly.

In addition, Star Wars is also likely going to have a presence in Disneyland as well so there is likely to be some lag between capital project expenditures because of the hopeful price tags for these.

That said, DHS desperately needs a real draw, not a temporary thrown together draw... Something substantial that will make them want me to spend a day at DHS and not go to UOR.
I agree DHS needs a big draw but they also need to time it right, they announced Avatar so far in advance of construction starting everyone will lose interest by the time its done. Diagon Alley wasn't firmly announced until a year or so before opening and actual construction only took 2 and a half years (Jaws closed January 2012).
If Disney have the plans ready for Star Tours I would hope they can get it open for 2017 at the latest, but they should avoid announcing details until 2015 at the earliest, leave some things secret so surprises can happen.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:03 PM   #21
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The most amusing part of this:

Iger essentially made a "pre-announcement".

"I am letting you know that sometime next year we'll be announcing new Star Wars attractions in the theme parks. Our next announcement will be an announcement on when we will schedule the official announcement."

(Of course, then before the ACTUAL announcement, it will all leak on the internet and we'll already know about it.)
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:13 PM   #22
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They should take Stich escape and turn it into Darth Vader breaking out. I haven't thought beyond that, but I bet you could make an awesome story and better ride.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:17 PM   #23
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The most amusing part of this: Iger essentially made a "pre-announcement". "I am letting you know that sometime next year we'll be announcing new Star Wars attractions in the theme parks. Our next announcement will be an announcement on when we will schedule the official announcement." (Of course, then before the ACTUAL announcement, it will all leak on the internet and we'll already know about it.)
I know and this will probably be the last big thing he does before he retires. I also think the actual announcement won't come until later in the year because they want it to be close with the new movie.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:19 PM   #24
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Based on the time invested versus the actual product quality, Fantasy Land expansion is a pretty good example of how badly Disney can drop the ball on a project.
I don't think they dropped the ball it was originally supposed to be a big meet and greet area basically. Originally there was no mine train it was a sleeping beauty area and a tinker bell area.
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I know and this will probably be the last big thing he does before he retires. I also think the actual announcement won't come until later in the year because they want it to be close with the new movie.
It occurs to me they will likely hold it for D23. They got a lot of grief last year for having no Disney Parks presence at D23. There will be a ton of Star Wars stuff there (I would expect the cast of the new movie, and probably the first full trailer to premiere there.)
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:32 PM   #26
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I expect that just after the nhype over the new Harry Potter changes die out that Disney will bring Star Wars to Hollywood Studios.

Star Wars has many more fans going back to the original movie.


BTW Why do so many people come to Disboards to bash every change Disney makes? If you don't like Disney and the way they run their park why are you constantly following the message board about the park?
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Although I didn't expect any details with this announcement everyone should take notice that the comments don't specify that Orlando is getting anything. Something may very well come to Florida (hopefully), but Iger stated 'the parks'. Let's hope it's not just Anaheim or Shanghai.

Let's also hope that if something comes to Orlando it doesn't take a decade to build.
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Although I didn't expect any details with this announcement everyone should take notice that the comments don't specify that Orlando is getting anything. Something may very well come to Florida (hopefully), but Iger stated 'the parks'. Let's hope it's not just Anaheim or Shanghai.

Let's also hope that if something comes to Orlando it doesn't take a decade to build.
I'll say this, if its not a big presense at WDW, then Iger made a massive mistake.

WDW is due for something big, bigger than Avatar. They aren't going to open a 5th gate anytime soon, and they shouldn't, but if you think about it, between 1971 and 1998, Disney opened 4 parks in Orlando. Its been 16 years since the last park opened and some of the parks are starting to get stale. It's time for a make over, it's time for something big to happen.

If it's not Star Wars, then I have very little faith that Disney is ever going to do anything with WDW. Personally, I think Star Wars is coming to DHS, and I want to see a billion plus spent on it, and done correctly.

This is Disney's chance to wow people, lets hope they do it.
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It occurs to me they will likely hold it for D23. They got a lot of grief last year for having no Disney Parks presence at D23. There will be a ton of Star Wars stuff there (I would expect the cast of the new movie, and probably the first full trailer to premiere there.)
I agree and at the last D23 they teased Star Wars and avatar, the only thing that was for sure at that point was avatar. There wasn't any announcements at D23 really just teasers of all things coming.
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Although I didn't expect any details with this announcement everyone should take notice that the comments don't specify that Orlando is getting anything. Something may very well come to Florida (hopefully), but Iger stated 'the parks'. Let's hope it's not just Anaheim or Shanghai.

Let's also hope that if something comes to Orlando it doesn't take a decade to build.
Well as of right now, there are no rumors for a big presence of star wars in Shanghai but, Anaheim and WDW do have lots of rumors floating around. Latest I have heard about Anaheim is once the 60th celebration is done or near the end tomorrow land is getting lots of star wars.
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