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    Star Wars Land

    With Disney purchasing LucasFilm (and affiliated companies) for $4.5 Billion, some pundits claim that Star Wars Land will not be built at the Disneyland Resort due to "inadequate space". Don't you believe it! Star Wars Land will make for the perfect "Third Gate" in Anaheim, and here is where it will be located:
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    Re: Star Wars Land

    I'm all for it, but how could it be over/under a highway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartlabelprint View Post
    I'm all for it, but how could it be over/under a highway?
    No problem.

    I know of a Millenium Falcon that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

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    They mean the "strawberry fields" lot that Disney purchased for $97 million or whatever, and is using partly as a cast member parking lot now. South of Katella and east of Harbor. I'd be in favor of an action/adventure theme park there, with Star Wars and Marvel themes. But I'd want a more imaginative and evocative name for it than just "Star Wars Land" or "Marvel Land." Star Tours could be moved over there, freeing up a prime location in Tomorrowland for something new. They should have bought the GardenWalk mall too, so they could build a transportation network connecting the 3 parks, the 2 malls, all the Disney-owned hotels and parking facilities with one easy-to-use transportation system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Weaver View Post
    They should have bought the GardenWalk mall too, so they could build a transportation network connecting the 3 parks, the 2 malls, all the Disney-owned hotels and parking facilities with one easy-to-use transportation system.
    Yep!

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    They've been holding on to that land forever and coincidentally the vast outdoor parking lot space next to the Mickey & Friends structure has never been developed on. It seems like the plan would/should be for Mickey & Friends structure to be expanded while work begins on the new park or vice-versa. Cars Land has helped out the surrounding hotels and businesses, imagine how a Star Wars Land/Kingdom will further boost the local economy! And for that prospect the Anaheim planning commission should pretty much give Disney full reign over the whole territory meaning that it wouldn't be hard to believe that in a few years you'll be seeing monorails passing above you at Katella & Harbor.
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    Re: Star Wars Land

    If there was a Star Wars Land, I'd be pretty overjoyed, but I find it hard to believe despite the purchase of Lucasfilm. We'll see.

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    So much for giving up my AP!
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    Re: Star Wars Land

    Quote Originally Posted by neemarita View Post
    If there was a Star Wars Land, I'd be pretty overjoyed, but I find it hard to believe despite the purchase of Lucasfilm. We'll see.
    Same here...
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    Re: Star Wars Land

    I have a baaaad feeling about this.


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    Re: Star Wars Land

    One day it will be in the third gate....they making a third trilogy and one of the best ways of keeping the brand alive is in theme parks

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    Re: Star Wars Land

    Very smart of Disney to buy them just as the Star Wars films are dead reaching their peak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcerer's Apprentice View Post
    I have a baaaad feeling about this.
    That's funny. ...and Weaver's probably right. ( about "dead" not peak )

    On the upside, these films are sort of timeless and have the momentum to stay popular for a long time, probably well after many of us have passed on. I can't explain it, but I just suspect it probably will.

    As for a dedicated park for just Star Wars? ...or Marvel? ...or Pixar, or Muppets, or... I don't know. A Disney park's strengths tends to come from it's diversity. Walt created a series of lands, he didn't just make Fantasyland and leave it at that. It just makes sense to build a park that's flexible enough it could be about anything ( DCA ) and then slip in a little Pixar here, and some muppets there, and then some unique rides that have nothing to do with any real licensed items, etc.

    Moves like this work outside of Disney, too. Look at Islands of Adventure and Harry Potter. They just wiped the slate clean and made a new land, and it breathed all new life into the park. If you made a dedicated Harry Potter park it would probably be popular for a while but as time goes on and it's narrowed scope becomes stale, so does park attendance. I could see a Star Wars park being really popular for about 5-10 years and then....?

    There's so many threads on this whole Star Wars business that I haven't wasted my time reading them all but I hope I'm not the first to wonder what this means to other Star Wars partners like Legoland. ( Same thing it meant to Universal regarding Marvel? )
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    Re: Star Wars Land

    As somebody else posted somewhere recently, Disney has had a good relationship with George Lucas for a while now. DCA could have been SWland, if they thought that was a good idea. If DCA has taught them anything, it is that great care must be taken in choosing a park theme (it can be limiting to both imagineers and/or the target audience) and they can not "rest on their laurels" and expect the throngs to show up.

    Call me weird (beyond my obvious nerdiness), but I think if a SW park were to be built, I would happily go, but I would feel an empathetic sadness for those that are there and don't "get it" because they are not SW fans. Sure, the rides would be fun and they may have a good time, but their level of understanding and appreciation would suffer, and so would I.
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    Re: Star Wars Land

    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Panda View Post
    Call me weird (beyond my obvious nerdiness), but I think if a SW park were to be built, I would happily go, but I would feel an empathetic sadness for those that are there and don't "get it" because they are not SW fans. Sure, the rides would be fun and they may have a good time, but their level of understanding and appreciation would suffer, and so would I.
    I think if anything, their level of knowledge of the subject matter would improve. All it takes is one ride through a dark ride like Peter Pan or Pinocchio to figure out what is going on in the story. A couple of Star Wars dark rides could do the same thing.
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