Vote of the week: What to do about Star Wars in the parks?
Published: November 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM
As I wrote earlier today, forget about big new rides or permanent shows happening anytime in the next few years. But those are hardly the only ways that Disney brings characters and franchises into its parks. Meet-and-greets with Darth Vader, C3PO and other popular walk-around characters ought to be locks. (Sorry, Dads, but I wouldn't get your hopes up for "Slave Leia," though.)
"Have your autograph books out! Or else..."
Disney's got a lot of options to show off more Star Wars, through its entertainment departments. The big question, as I alluded to this morning, is: What does the public want? Put it another way: What will get more people to visit or spend more at Disney theme parks? If a new entertainment offering doesn't help promote the bottom line, why choose it over some other option that would?
With that in mind, I'm suggesting three specific ideas for our Vote of the Week. (And thanks to Twitter follower Clayton Lott for suggesting the World of Color idea.) Vote for the one that most would get you to take an extra trip to a Disney theme park.
If you've got another idea, please let us know about it, in the comments. Have a great weekend, and if you're able and willing, please take a moment to give in support of hurricane relief efforts. We hope that our readers in the northeast soon will be back to normal, safe, and in the mood to talk about silly things like all this stuff.