So what do you think about a Star Wars 'land' built within the walls of MGM?
Inspired by the news of a Harry Potter area coming to Universal's Islands of Adventure, I just don't understand why George Lucas and Disney can't agree to go whole hog and make a bigger splash within the Disney resorts with the Star Wars franchise.
With Jedi Training becoming an everyday occurance at Disneyland and Star Wars Weekends turning out big crowds at MGM, shouldn't they capitalize on the possibilities of this brand?
I remember the lines to get a picture with Darth Vader and Jedi Mickey last spring were at least 45 minutes or longer. A fully devoted area to Star Wars could feature full-time Jedi Training, Darth Vader (and other character) photo ops, and new attractions as well.
Imagine a restaraunt loosely styled after the Mos Eisley Cantina where animatronic aliens play their signature song (and others) every so often while female waitresses serve you donning Princess Leia-style hairdos. Ok, maybe it's a little underdeveloped, but that's the fun of armchair imagineering.
Maybe even a Star Wars themed stunt show or possibly a more interactive experience in the vein of The Islands of Adventure's Poseiden's Fury where guests could actually experience familiar settings of a galaxy far, far away and see live action characters and effects as well.
I just see MGM as the least interesting park in DW and it just seems like SO much more could be done with the most popular movie franchise ever.
I'm really excited about what Universal is doing with Harry Potter, but I believe that a significant Star Wars investment in MGM would even trump the Harry Potter addition.
So do you think a Star Wars area in MGM would be a good idea? What kinds of things would you envision in such an area?