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Old 10-30-2012, 08:26 PM   #76
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It is very funny but really sad that so many find this news as positive. Disney couldn't make animated so they bought Pixar. They can't generate live action success so they buy Lucasfilm for Star Wars, a huge franchise but one that is oh so dated and useless. I couldn't even talk my 23 yo daughter into riding Star Wars with me today and she still hasn't ridden the updated version!

Too bad Disney forgot how to harness imagination. Walt would not want to be unfrozen at this point.

I doubt this influences Avatar beyond the switch to plan B, which was always coming anyway.
My boys, 21 and 26, are very excited. Like super super super excited. But, we love the franchise a LOT.

We don't find the franchise dated, either...but we follow the "universe" via the books, comics, and video games that are current.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #77
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Congrats for all the Star Wars fans. We are not fans of Star Wars (unless you count Lego Star Wars for our son). But, if this means possible new rides, I am all for it!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:20 PM   #78
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Congrats for all the Star Wars fans. We are not fans of Star Wars (unless you count Lego Star Wars for our son). But, if this means possible new rides, I am all for it!!
I'm a major Star Wars fan but cynical about this. Time will tell if I'm wrong and I sincerely hope that I am.

I see Peter Pirate above. Funny how often we continue to agree but if you see this do check out the new Star Tours. It's pretty good.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #79
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So does this mean that Princess Leia is now a Disney princess?
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:34 PM   #80
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Forget about Starwars land in DHS, I would say a 5th gate! j/k. This is big news could be a game changer for Disney good or bad don't know yet.
Well if there was a brand that would easily lend itself to an entire park it is Star Wars. I mean you could Hub and Spoke it easily with Tatooine, naboo, Corusant, Kashykk or The Endor Moon, easily plus a few more lands.


Doubt it happens, but my dream would be Indy Jones and Cars lands at DHS and a 5th Gate Star Wars Kingdom... Nerdgasm!!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:43 PM   #81
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As a huge Star Wars and Disney fan this is great news for me. After the (IMO) dreadful mess of the last 3 movies I hope they get someone like Joss Whedon to lead the creative process for the new trilogy.

My predictions...
May 20th 2015 Star Wars Ep7 - set 20 years after Return of the Jedi
Avatar Land cancelled at Animal Kingdom
New Star Wars Land at Disney Studios WDW opens.... May 20 2015.
This post was hijacked from my brain...
Except for the Star Wars land by 2015...Disney construction does not move that fast anymore
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:50 PM   #82
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Forget about Starwars land in DHS, I would say a 5th gate! j/k. This is big news could be a game changer for Disney good or bad don't know yet.
Nope

...this changes nothing in regards to parks in Florida...additional parks that is.

The issues with more parks include lack of labor, park cannibalization, a cap on average vacation stays, and exhorbinant costs to develop a new site...

Nothing has changed. The economics of a new park doesn't work out for the near or middle term future.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:17 PM   #83
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I am a Star Wars fan, not a massive one per say, but I like it alot.

I was not a fan of the Marvel acquisition but this I agree with more since we have already had Star Tours at HS. I don't see them making a whole park of Star Wars like some would want, it would be cool I guess, but I don't think they would get the non fans of Star Wars there, imo. But I would like to see some expansion to HS by Star Tours and by Backlot Express....say the Cantina, some other attraction(s) and make it a decked out "land". Something like Cars Land at DCA.

I just wouldn't like to see Star Wars attractions flooded at the other parks. Stay at HS!! Just my opinion!
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:28 PM   #84
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Well if there was a brand that would easily lend itself to an entire park it is Star Wars. I mean you could Hub and Spoke it easily with Tatooine, naboo, Corusant, Kashykk or The Endor Moon, easily plus a few more lands.


Doubt it happens, but my dream would be Indy Jones and Cars lands at DHS and a 5th Gate Star Wars Kingdom... Nerdgasm!!!
That is what I was thinking if a park would be built hub and spoke to the diffrent planets. If done right a 5th gate featuring star wars could cost the 4billion Disney just paid Lucas.

What my thoughts;Avatar project as is at DAK, getting 350mill vs 500million orginally planned.

DHS will get a MAJOR facelift 1$billion plus featuring both cars land and lucas land.

Looks like both DAK, DHS are on the right path to become full day parks.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:52 PM   #85
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I think that this will be great! And completely makes sense since it was already in DHS.

Me and DH are 28 and both love Star Wars (especially DH). It's certainly not dated. I know a lot of people younger than us as well who love it. My 10 year old brother even enjoys Star Wars.

I think that Disney is also going to revive it and allow Star Wars to continue instead of it dying off. And Disney will make it something the newer generations can love
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:42 AM   #86
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I am so incredibly stoked! I was leery when Disney acquired Marvel, but look how amazing that pairing turned out to be! As a HUGE fan of Star Wars I was excited (and a little anxious) when I heard the news, but George Lucas has trusted Disney with the Star Wars brand for years now and I believe Episode 7 will be awesome! No one is better equipped to make this happen than Disney, IMHO.

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Old 10-31-2012, 02:06 AM   #87
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This should be good news. Star Wars has been dying for a while now and new handlers were needed to bring life back into it... wether Disney is the right choice remains to be seen.

Unfortunately we can't even use the Marvel movies as a template as Avengers was the last movie produced in conjunction with Paramount, Disney is too smart to change the winning formula for Avengers 2 or any of the other sequels but the new Movies coming out (GOTG and Ant Man... especially Ant Man) will be the real test in terms of how things go under the Disney handle. As long as they give Marvel Studios their headway I have enough confidence in the track record to give it a shot... yes even Ant Man.

However with Star Wars being in a decline already the same headway may not work (although there will be improvement just in getting the directing reins out of Lucas' hands). We could end up with old time Star Wars, or we could end up with another Narnia (which while good wasn't up to making a phenomenon). Personally I'm kinda hoping they recast the major characters (which I know is blasphemy but I think it's needed...hey it worked for Star trek) and start talking to Timothy Zahn about adapting the Heir to the Empire series. An already proven excellent storyline that will thrill die hard fans and offer up enough surprises for casual fans. Might be just what the doctor ordered.

The theme park possibilities are certainly not the major perk of this deal for Disney but in the long run they might just be the best perks for us. A full blown Star Wars land would be awesome along with a Star Wars E-Ticket but I would hope they keep it in the Studios. Not that Tomorrowland doesn't need some TLC but I think it's better with more original concepts. Bring it back to the 50's kitsch sci-fi theme it was once upon a time and bring back it's charm. One or two character attractions maybe (if appropriate... like Buzz) but we don't need a character overload there.

For those hoping for Dr. Jones if I'm not mistaken (and I might be) there may be further complications with that as I'm sure Mr. Spielberg probobly has at least some say in what happens there still. Nothing that couldn't be worked out but definately might delay things.

And I don't see where this should effect Avatarland at all... especially the scaled down version we've seen leaked.

I guess that now with Star Wars + Marvel + Pirates Disney can finally stop complaining they have nothing for the boy market.
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I love this news!! I think it will keep Star Wars more up front now for years and years to come. I would hate to see it "die out" as I am of the Star Wars generation - remember how evolutionary it was for film -standing outside the theater in a huge line to see the first one.

Lived in Marin county California for awhile - loved it out there - knew a lot of folks who worked for Industrial Light and Magic (George Lucas' special effects studio in San Rafael) - even got to be part of a special sound effect for something - don't know what - but they needed a recording of a murmuring crowd so got the church congregation outside after service and recorded us murmuring - LOL - wonder if they ever used that and wonder what they used it for.

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Unfortunately we can't even use the Marvel movies as a template as Avengers was the last movie produced in conjunction with Paramount, Disney is too smart to change the winning formula for Avengers 2 or any of the other sequels but the new Movies coming out (GOTG and Ant Man... especially Ant Man) will be the real test in terms of how things go under the Disney handle. As long as they give Marvel Studios their headway I have enough confidence in the track record to give it a shot... yes even Ant Man.
If Ant Man sucks though I'm not sure that would be disney's fault. I mean its Ant Man. I'm not a fan of him as a super hero and he sucked as a guy too (I mean there was even a whole thing about him beating his wife [wasp] and captain america beating him for it..) yeah such a great super hero.

I want a black panther movie. Black Panther is cool.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:54 AM   #90
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As a huge Star Wars and Disney fan this is great news for me. After the (IMO) dreadful mess of the last 3 movies I hope they get someone like Joss Whedon to lead the creative process for the new trilogy.

My predictions...
May 20th 2015 Star Wars Ep7 - set 20 years after Return of the Jedi
Avatar Land cancelled at Animal Kingdom
New Star Wars Land at Disney Studios WDW opens.... May 20 2015.
As much as I love Joss, Disney, and SW, I can't see Joss joining up in that. Although there was a FB post about it today..
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