New star wars rides based on new films

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  1. keith

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    “There will be a much larger ‘Star Wars’ presence in our parks globally,â€￾ Iger said during a Q&A at Variety‘s Dealmakers Breakfast on Wednesday “But we want to do this big, which takes time, and to do it right.â€￾

    Main attractions will be based on new sequels and spinoffs — the first of which, #Star wars the force awakens bows next year — not the older films in George Lucas’ sci-fi franchise, according to Walt Disney Co. chief Bob Iger.

    “I didn’t want someone to say, ‘I just saw the movie and there’s nothing in that movie in this (attraction),â€￾ Iger said. “We waited to see what this film would have in it.â€￾

    As a result, Iger stopped early development on theme park attractions at Imagineering. “We couldn’t tell them what was new,â€￾ Iger said, until Abrams was finished developing and producing the sequel. “I slowed it all down so what we come forward with will have a blend of the past, present and maybe the future,â€￾ referencing upcoming sequels and spinoff films. “Now we have a sense of what’s in ‘Star Wars 8,’ and what some of the standalone films will have in them.â€￾
     
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    :excited::excited::excited::excited::excited::excited::excited:

    we really need some star wars smilies :)
     
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    With the all the Star Wars possibilities and all the different Marvel material, I really think the possible 5th Gate is going to be based on these two franchises.
     
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    You think there will be a 5th gate?
     
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    Does feel like they'd have the start of a universal/ioa competitor with these franchises
     
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    Bring. It. On!!!! :D

    Not only am I ridiculously excited to see more Star Wars in the parks, I'm now really interested to see Universal's response - this competition between the two titans is riveting stuff!
     
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    It's weird how,,,, star warsy it feels at hollywood studios when the star wars weekends are on! and that's with relatively little theming etc. I can only imagine how amazing it will be when they really go to town on it
     
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    It only takes a couple of notes of some Star Wars music to be playing, and I'm immediately reaching for my light sabre.

    ...Err... figuratively, of course. :embarassed:
     
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    Oh Tony..... you won't be able to contain yourself on star wars weekends
     
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    I'm itching to go, I really am, and the dates coincide with my next trip but I only have a weekday select annual pass, so I'd have to either upgrade it or buy individual tickets, so it's a considerable investment.

    Hmm... may have to start ferreting funds away.
     
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    Given what I've heard from you so far, you HAVE to :yes: :)
     
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    Sold!

    OK, I'll get hold of some tickets... and some riot gear :tremble:
     

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