So if Disney decides to do a Star Wars 5th gate...

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  1. KKDonaldFan

    KKDonaldFan Earning My Ears

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    Okay, so let's say that Disney decides that Star Wars becomes the template for the "5th gate" at Disney World (yes I dare to dream).....

    What would you want to see in it if you were going to design it?

    Feel free to let the imagination flow. What lands would you put in? What type of attractions would you build? What type of restaurants would be created?

    Go ahead...start planning!
     
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  3. cmwade77

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    I think I could see a Lucas Films based theme park as more of a possibility than just a Star Wars based park.
     
  4. Golf4food

    Golf4food Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>Male pirate last ti

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    Would it be the Fifth gate or the Sith gate?
     
  5. mrsdrake625

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    I have a bad feeling about this.
     
  6. tehSAC

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    Cantina Resturant
    Jabbas Palace to meet bounty hunters, villains, and Jabba
    Boat ride through dagobah
    X-wing/Tie Fighter dueling coaster
    Hoth Planet area for cooling station
    A meet and greet in the Jedi temple
    A ride similar to TSM where you are a hero and you fight the empire with blasters.

    I could go on for days. :)
     
  7. k5jmh

    k5jmh When Yuba plays the Rumba on his Tuba...

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    ...at that speed do you think you'll be able to pull out in time?
     
  8. KKDonaldFan

    KKDonaldFan Earning My Ears

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    Well let's keep the ball running here...

    Each of the parks usually has their own iconic symbol/building (castle for MK, spaceship earth for Epcot, Tree of Life for AK etc...). What would it be for this one? I like the idea of the Jedi temple for this.

    I love the Dagobah boat ride (probably like Pirates in terms of how it would work).

    Another thing that pops in my mind would be something similar to the climatic battle in Ep. 4 instead of the dueling coaster. Maybe using technology like in Soarin'.

    Since the parks are usually divided into "lands", I've done some thinking about how this park would be divided. My mind keeps going to one land in particular.....Mos Eisley spaceport. Here, you could have Jabba's Palace for the meet and greets like mentioned above. In terms of major rides, you could do something with landspeeders (like that ride now in Cars Land in DCA)...or maybe a simulation ride involving podracers.

    In terms of dining, you have the Cantina of course. Maybe Jabba has a dining hall where he hosts banquets. Since the spaceport has a lot of trade, you have the shops, street food etc. Maybe the Millennium Falcon is docked in the shuttle bay and is available to walkthrough/explore (like that Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse). I'm certainly missing something for the younger guests....

    Any further ideas?
     
  9. UConnFan

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    This all makes me want to marathon-watch the movies again!
     
  10. DisneyDaddy-O

    DisneyDaddy-O Dis Dads Club Member #286

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    Us too!! I bought the blu ray box set and it's time to sit and watch them all!!
     
  11. Stacy's a freak

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    Nice!

    I think they should completely revamp MGM (yes, I still call it that) to be more Lucas-y. I know there is talk of Carsland but they could redo the Indy/StarWars area a bit to incorporate more Lucas stuff.
    And can we please get rid of that odd dinosaur food building thing?! Am I the only one who hates that area?

    It's too bad Universal has a lock on ET. They could redo alien encounter in MK by getting rid of Stitch and using ET :)
     
  12. mrsdrake625

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    Putting in more Star Wars stuff in HS would be great - I'm not sure SW can handle having its own park. HS needs a few more E-ticket rides, anyway.

    I think they could change the "fastpass" to the "hyperpass." :)

    Another rollercoaster could be a good addition, so what about the "kessel run coaster?" in less than 12 parsecs, of course. It could be a dark coaster, and the "hyperspace" feature would be pretty stinking cool, I think.

    Hoth cooling station with cold drinks and misters.

    Bespin restaurant. Darth could arrive every few hours to whisk away a few "prisoners," maybe to a special table? Would be that fun +1 Disney aspect, you can't plan around it or pay for it - just random pixie dust!

    With the Wii and Knect (sic?) type games, they could develop some kind of lightsaber duel game. Maybe like TSM where you ride through various battles in Jedi Training?

    Ewok village = littles playground.
     
  13. mrsdrake625

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    Hm, just realized I restated a few of your ideas, tehSAC. Didn't mean to do that...

    Also, agree with the Cantina/Mos Eisley as the main area where you arrive. How easy to link that to the current star tours ride, where you're clearly flying out of a spaceport anyway?
     
  14. mrsdrake625

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    Bounty Hunter game - like the Kim Possible game in Epcot -

    OK i gotta stop now.
     
  15. wiigirl

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    lol...sure it will be fine :P
     
  16. tcufrog

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    The Ewok village would be a better compliment to the Swiss Family Robinson tree house. I know a lot of adults aren't Ewok fans but the kids would love it.

    At the meet and greets you'd definitely need Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, R2D2, C3P0, Han Solo, Anakin, and Yoda.

    There should be a Rebel Alliance victory parade.
     
  17. KKDonaldFan

    KKDonaldFan Earning My Ears

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    I think you are right. Ewok village might be a better option....although the Falcon being parked in Mos Eisley would still be pretty cool.

    I think the victory parade idea really works well too!
     
  18. Geef

    Geef A persona of a cartoon

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    How about a coster ride that take you through the death star canyon scene that Luke flew in "a new hope" or the internal flight through the death star like the falcon flew... it could use lasers fire and smoke walls... a fire finish each ride...
     
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    In the essence of the Magic Kingdom, there should be several lands. What scenes/planets have the greatest impact on Star wars?

    Coruscant would be the entry area. The shuttles (buses) would dock in the main star port. After debarkation, galactic citizens make their way through and between the sprawling spires of the Imperial City to reach the hub, where they will find continuing transportation (walk ways) to the various planets within the Republic/Galactic Empire.

    The first available destination is Tatooine, the desert planet that was home to the Skywalker family and birthplace of our intrepid hero, C-3PO. Several options within Tatooine have been mentioned to include Mos Eisley spaceport, Beggar's Canyon, Sand People village, Anchorhead, the Kryat Dragon ride, and the Cantina.

    The second stop along the path could be Hoth/Dagobah. On Hoth, citizens would explore the Rebel stronghold, Echo base, fight the the Imperial invasion as a snowspeeder pilot, and come face to face with the Wampa creature! On Dagobah, well it is just hot and muggy, but it would be a great place to learn the light side of the force and become a Jedi (obstacle course, Yoda's house, Jedi Academy).

    Of course no Star Wars tour would be complete without a visit to Endor and seeing the lovable Ewoks. The Ewok village would welcome visitors to their homes with log flume rides, paragliding, and story time. But watch out! The dreaded Death Star hovers above, and the Emperor will send his best legion of troops, to dispatch your pitiful little band.

    Traveling on a Lambda class shuttle to the Death Star allows guests to tour the power and might of their great Galactic Navy. Here you can tour the fully armed and operational battle station (in a building like Disney Quest), and defend it from the attacking rebel alliance. Citizens can learn the power of the Dark Side from Darth Vader and his inquisitors to become true Sith (counter to Dagobah's jedi). As you stroll the polished decks and bland corridors, you can eat in the station's galley, partake in one of the many training simulators, and join the Stormtroopers as they practice their urban assault tactics. You may even be recruited into their ranks! A museum to the might of Emperor Lucas and his vast creations will fill you with pride in the might of the Empire.

    However, it is time to defect from the Empire and join the forces of good. You rendezvous with your contact on the fourth moon of Yavin. Within the ancient ruins of an old civilization, you encounter the rebels preparing for the ultimate battle with the newly arrived Death Star. You can view artifacts of Star Wars lore and even pilot a snub fighter in the coming battle. Here you may be trained by Luke Skywalker in the ways of the jedi.

    Of course if Yavin is too rural, you could take a transport to the majestic planet of Naboo. Here you can tour the grand palace, visit the underwater city of the Gungans, and enjoy the luxury and opulence of a core world. However be wary, the droid army of the Trade Federation is near!

    Of course, there are so many systems to visit in the Star Wars pantheon. Disney could allow us to visit the infamous Nal Hutta, the brash Corellia, the shipyards at Mon Calamari, and the industrial planet of Duros. Places not yet seen in the movies, so they would have a clean slate.

    The possibilities are endless!
     

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