Rumor? Star Wars Land Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Rumor? Star Wars Land Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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  Recent rumors have been circulating that a major Star Wars expansion has been green lighted for Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. According to the reports circulating, this Star Wars land would be aiming to open in 2018 and would most likely replace the Muppets Theater and Honey I Shrunk the Kids attractions. These two outdated attractions, which extend down both sides of the Streets of America section of the park, currently sit near the recently revamped Star Tours ride, thus making it possible for Disney to expand the surrounding area with Star Wars-themed rides, shops, and a restaurant (or two). The Orlando Business Journal is reporting that this expansion will “dwarf” any other Disney-related expansion in its recent history and “could easily be north of $200 million in new investments.” While not yet officially announced, certainly these rumors do align with Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger’s  recent comments in the May 7th Q2 FY13 Earnings call where he stated “In addition to the Star Wars feature films that we’ve already talked about, we’re also working on opportunities for television and our parks.” Along similar lines, Walt Disney World President George Kalogridis also recently told the Orlando Business Journal that the thought of bringing Cars Land to Orlando was possible, but he didn’t make those final decisions. Kalogridis hinted that this also could be built at the Disney’s Hollywood Studios park. Certainly Disney’s Hollywood Studios is in need of something big and fresh to help it raise to the same level as Walt Disney World’s other parks. If one or both of these expansions get built that would certainly help raise the “Wow factor” of this park. Travel N Relax will continue to track this and keep you posted!

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on Jun 25, 2013

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