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    Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    Seriously kinda bummed about the Miceage article today, though I kinda knew that the Ewok village wasn’t for real. Long time Star Wars fan, and know others in that community, as well as on the Disney side, so decided to put out the feelers and see if anything is actually being developed. Surprisingly got some interesting answers as apparently Lucasfilm is working on the Star Wars land with WDI! Beats me how far along the WDI development process it is (or even if my friend was pulling my chain), but here’s what I was told:


    Basically, Tatooine and Yavin will be the two big “worlds.” Personally, I’m half-surprised as I figure the wookie home world or Coruscant, but I guess the Jedi Academy on Yavin (jungle-like) becomes a big deal in the upcoming movies or something.


    1. Lightsaber Training. Special effects created light sabers whereby you train with a holographic Jedi master, spare with fellow Jedi, and fight off Darth Vader (animatronic?) Uses something like Google Glass so that you see blaster bolts bounce off your light saber and adds special effects when you cut through an imperial droid. An attraction in the Yavin area of Star Wars land.


    2. Pod racers ride. “RSR 2.0 meets Mr. Toad”, whatever that means. The pod racers twist around and appear to bump into each other as they fly around a track meant to resemble a portion of Tatooine, almost tip into a sarlac pit, and end up flying through Jaba’s palace and narrowly avoid getting eaten by a Rancor. Boba Fett makes an appearance. I’m psyched for this if it is a big animatronic like King Kong or something. Told my contact that Jaba is kinda dead and he laughed and said the palace is under new management or something.


    3. Tatooine writ large. My source made a big deal about “random” imperial searches lead by Darth Vader and a group of stormtroopers who ask guests questions and pretend to escort suspicious guests away. Kinda creepy if you ask me. Sit-down cantina restaurant with animatronic singers, staged fights between bounty hunters, Watto’s curiosity shop.


    4. There is a “space port” in Tatooine and you walk through that and come out the other side into the Yavin, which is a rebel base/Jedi training center. Various aliens who have become Jedi are there, as well as R2D2.


    5. Supposedly the big, big Ride in Yavin: Starship ride using the largest show building ever built for Disney, you fly in a spaceship through 3-D models of battles in space (interactive in that you control some of the motion/effects), “buzz” a star destroyer, through an asteroid belt, evading star destroyers, and through a mock-up of a spaceship wasteland is in order to save the Millennium Falcon which is damaged, fight off “spacetroopers” and then back to Yavin. Kinda surprised, but sounded cool as it will be mostly 3-D sets, with screens/projections used for starscapes in the background and such. Sounds, OK, could be quite good if they use enough show scenes, and apparently it will use an advanced ride system where you feel like you’re flying in space with a near 360 view. You have the option of visiting the Millennium Falcon, now safe in the spaceport, and getting Han’s personal thanks, after exiting. (Sadly, I think this part is just another meet and greet and it probably won’t be open all the time leaving guests to walk past a closed Millennium Falcon, I say put Han on the outside and let anybody walk through the ship!).


    6. Tatooine has a tame ride for kids where you get on a slow-moving “hover cart” and visit a Jawa village where droids are being moved around, and through a “Bantha” herd, before escaping from sand people with the help of Jawas on rontos (Yeah I had to look that up). The queue has “Ben Kenobi’s old house”, whatever that might look like.


    7. Yavin has a Jedi Academy Mess Hall counter-service where you can get alien foods, as well as a counter service “Lando’s Refreshments”, various meet and greets. A Yoda meet and greet has a pseudo-spaceship that shakes (really a waiting room), before you exit into an indoor recreation of Dagoah where you get to meet Yoda. Luke Skywalker message, “I need you to meet an old friend of mine . . . “ or something like that.


    I’m kinda not sold on Yavin yet, I’ll have to wait to see the films and see if Yavin is in it, and if it is a world I’d like to visit. Sounds . . . interesting though. Sure hope it comes to DLR! Too meet and greet heavy?

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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    They should add this

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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    None of that .. sounds like it could fit within the confines of Tomorrowland.

    And how they would encorporate Space Mountain, Buzz, and Nemo into it all .. in addition to dealing with TL's little acreage ... makes it all sound completely and totally implausible to take over TL.

    This sounds like a size and scope .. that would require a big piece of empty land ... such as Simba lot, Toy Story Lot (aka 3rd Gate). Definitely no room for such ideas in that remaining piece of Timon Lot near Cars Land. That's too small .. for what was on that list.
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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    That is too much to fit into the tiny space available. None of that is realistic unless all the existing rides of Tomorrowland are removed.

    People just need to stop.
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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomorrowland_1967 View Post
    None of that .. sounds like it could fit within the confines of Tomorrowland.
    I have no idea how big this would be, though it is easy to make some guesses, 100% sure my friend said the "biggest show building disney has ever done," something about fitting in 5 parallel tracks!? Sounds like a new ride system, IMHO.

    I'm figuring the Tatooine pod racers ride will be as big as RSR, but the whole Tatooine area maybe 75% as big as Carsland, have no idea what "Yavin", will look like or how big it will be, but obviously they'll need space for the "biggest show building". The hoover cart ride might take up some space too.

    So, 1.5 to 2 times as big as Carsland. Figuring Yavin is the big ride, a small meet and greet, lightsaber experience, restaurants and not much else? Maybe there is a combined show building for the two big rides . . .

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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    Well not sure how many of the books you have read Chesire but they do use Yavin a lot so maybe they will use it in that capacity in the new movies too. We all know Star Wars will show up in the parks sometime I just wish we knew when, where and with what!

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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    Are you sure all of this wasn't meant for the Hollywood Studios at WDW?








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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamsofColor View Post
    Are you sure all of this wasn't meant for the Hollywood Studios at WDW?
    He didn't say where it would go.

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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    Something like that sounds like a whole "land" concept... which was rumored for Hollywood Studios.








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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by biggsworth View Post
    Well not sure how many of the books you have read Chesire but they do use Yavin a lot so maybe they will use it in that capacity in the new movies too. We all know Star Wars will show up in the parks sometime I just wish we knew when, where and with what!
    I remember Yavin from a few books, never thought of it as a major world, is there a particular book that describes it well? There were a few scenes of it in the first Star Wars film, then nothing . . .

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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    I believe in the Jedi academy series by Kevin Anderson they use Yavin as the academy. I haven't read them since the 90s but I seem to remember them temples from episode 4 being used to train Jedi's. Of course we have heard the new movies aren't gong to borrow from the books that exist so who knows.


    Here I stopped being lazy and googled Yavin 4 LOL

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Yavin_4
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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomorrowland_1967 View Post
    None of that .. sounds like it could fit within the confines of Tomorrowland.

    And how they would encorporate Space Mountain, Buzz, and Nemo into it all .. in addition to dealing with TL's little acreage ... makes it all sound completely and totally implausible to take over TL.

    This sounds like a size and scope .. that would require a big piece of empty land ... such as Simba lot, Toy Story Lot (aka 3rd Gate). Definitely no room for such ideas in that remaining piece of Timon Lot near Cars Land. That's too small .. for what was on that list.
    Free standing in the Simba lot? No chance.

    Next to Carsland? It's not a theme that works for DCA.

    So we're back to: wait for the clean slate (3rd Gate).

    A way better choice. Creatively, themeatically and financially.

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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    We can't even get the funds committed for a 60th celebration, yet we are still using a third gate, which most likely wont happen in the next 20 years, if ever, to determine what should go where? I think we should wait to do that until Dsney is even considering that in a 10 year plan. Not planning it, but even CONDIDERING a third gate. JMHO

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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    On the other hand, there is virtually 0% chance Star Wars is going into Simba lot. Im not sure why you keep posting that it is PROBALY going to happen.

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    Re: Star Wars Land Detailed Rumored Info . . .

    I heard they are going to give anti-gravity devices to every guest, a real laser gun, and one of the rides is a real X-Wing fighter dogfight. The cool thing was every guest would have midi-chlorians injected into their systems, so they could use the force while inside the land. My sources were pretty positive about this.

    3. Tatooine writ large. My source made a big deal about “random” imperial searches lead by Darth Vader and a group of stormtroopers who ask guests questions and pretend to escort suspicious guests away.
    There's already such an attraction. It's called the LAX airport.

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