Is Star Wars Land at DHS still happening?

January 21, 2014, 4:55 PM

There is silence * crickets *

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Edited: January 21, 2014, 6:12 PM

This expansion was never officially announced so it cannot be canceled. Rumors swirl, but until Disney says something concrete, all we know is what Bob Iger said in an interview last year:

"There is a fair amount of development going on at Disney Imagineering right now to expand the Star Wars presence in California and in Orlando, and then eventually in other parks around the world."

There has been no public retraction of these comments, so we can only presume work proceeds.

January 21, 2014, 6:52 PM

I'm reminded of a story that Marty Sklar has told about the opening of Epcot. One of the bigwigs on the project was asked about meeting the October 1 target date for opening the park. The bigwig replied, "October 1 never has been the problem. It's the '1982' that's the problem."

Star Wars Land is still in the works for DHS, though the target date for the project (if it ever was set) seems to be slipping. There was a lot of buzz on this last summer. But all we're hearing now is MyMagic+, Shanghai, and Avatar.

Leakers with more information, you know where to find me.

January 22, 2014, 9:11 AM

Last I heard was on a month or so ago. The rumor there was Disney went way way over budget with their my magic plus move that it dipped into the star wars budget and Star wars land was put on hold until the issues were fixed and Shanghai opens.

January 22, 2014, 9:30 AM

Robert i reckon that Star Wars land at DHS will open on May 4th not sure what year though

January 22, 2014, 11:25 AM

I think we can take that to the bank, Duncan.

Unfortunately for Disney, though, it'll likely be to Gringotts bank.

Edited: January 22, 2014, 5:48 PM

I think as Disney gets closer to the release of the film, there may possibly be more info at that point (if not sooner)

I'd say it's almost a gaurantee that the land will include the worlds & characters from the previous trilogies, but there could also be additions from the new set of films that might be included, so they could be waiting for that.

Or Disney could just be keeping things under wraps.....not wanting to steal focus from Ak & Avatarland by announcing an even bigger land / franchise at a sister park at the same time.

I'm sure they are just spacing their announcements apart.

January 23, 2014, 10:07 AM

I just discovered the "report as spam" option doesn't work on posts offered up by Mr. Niles.

January 23, 2014, 10:27 AM

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January 23, 2014, 4:41 PM

Yes it's still happening.

January 23, 2014, 5:44 PM

I think it would still happen, but this isn't the time for it, for reasons already stated here. One is that by announcing Star Wars, you're killing any buzz that Avatar ever had, and I've seen reports of My Magic + going over budget on too many websites to label it as just a rumor.

January 24, 2014, 1:25 PM

Could Disney be anymore out of touch with its fans, and fans of theme parks want!?

Whats wrong with these guys!?

January 24, 2014, 6:00 PM

Out of touch? I dare you to go to DHS during Star Wars weekend...

As it has been mentioned a bunch of times, Star Wars land was in the rumor phase. Everybody said that Avatarland was never going to be built and they broke ground.

Looking at it from a money prospective, Disney World can survive without a new attraction for awhile. The rest of the Disney Parks could use some help (outside of Disneyland). Universal still has to do so much to catch up with Disney even beyond the new Harry Potter land so I do not think they are sweating.

January 24, 2014, 9:37 PM

Okay I will try this again ... Yes it's still happening.

January 25, 2014, 9:22 AM

I have no doubt that its happening. The question will be when?

January 25, 2014, 12:53 PM

A long time from now, in a theme park far, far away.

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

January 25, 2014, 1:56 PM

Darn, why does Tokyo Disneyland get all the nice things?

January 25, 2014, 2:29 PM

Apparently, it was yet another victim of Magic Bands and the so-called FP+. They sure have their priorities straight: less rides, less fast passes, and more big brother.

If you want to complain about FP+, please write to:

January 25, 2014, 5:02 PM

Big Brother? The magic bands give them no new information that the Key to the World Card already didn't give them.

I think the issue is that people are complaining that they pay very good money to come to the parks and they do not get on the rides.

January 25, 2014, 6:30 PM

It will be here by 2020.... I'm sure.

January 25, 2014, 8:11 PM

At least we have the Hyper Space Hoopla. That will keep us distracted until they decide to break ground.

February 10, 2014, 6:03 AM

Disney really has to impress me to go to their parks. If they don't... you can find me in the leaky caldron.

February 10, 2014, 1:02 PM

What if I am not looking for you?

February 13, 2014, 4:13 AM

then you can go about your business. Move along.

February 20, 2014, 3:02 PM

Answer to James' question:
There is a very likely chance that Tokyo puts in a lot more money/market sales than, say, Paris or Orlando. And Japan has more high-tech stuff than us Americans do.....

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