• Disney's theme parks likely to feel the force of Star Wars

      When the Walt Disney Co. bought one of the biggest movie brands in Hollywood history this week, it also triggered speculation about how Lucasfilm Ltd.'s Star Wars franchise might further manifest itself in Disney's theme parks.


      Tom Hodges, a California artist, created this fictional rendering of a Star Wars theme park for Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando in 2010. He based the fake theme park map on a 1966 map of Disneyland. (Tom Hodges / November 2, 2012)


      Disney made it clear after announcing the purchase Tuesday that, in addition to making more Star Wars movies, it planned to use the brand in all of its business units, including its parks-and-resorts division.


      "We have ample opportunity to expand the presence of this franchise in our parks. There's room to grow what we've already got, so we feel particularly good about that," Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger said.


      Attractions experts say they expect to see Disney do more with Star Wars in its theme parks, though Disney has previously told industry analysts that it is taking a break from big-time capital projects in its parks unit, so it could be a while before anyone senses a disturbance in the Force in a Disney park.

      Read the full story at OrlandoSentinel.com
      Buy the hottest collectibles from: BigBadToyStore.com and BriansToys.com.


    • Recent Forum Posts

      jkno

      Fan made replicas and helmets

      RS Prop Masters Stormtrooper armor and helmet built for me by a good 501st friend:

      jkno 7 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      Free Comic Book Day

      Next weekend (so you'll have a week, instead of a few hours, to plan your voyage), it's back. No SW, ST, GI Joe, or TF comics as far as I have seen online.

      Bel-Cam Jos 11 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      The Black Series 3 3/4" now a Walmart exclusive

      I... can't... breathe over that one!

      (but I'd like to find some Hans or Leias or Reys).

      Bel-Cam Jos 11 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      Reading!

      Star Wars Psychology, edited by Travis Langley. It's a book, about psychology, using SW situations, characters, and concepts. Uh, yeah. It's not bad (that

      Bel-Cam Jos 11 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      Bones

      Last week: tough to watch Hodgens' bitterness (a bit much and over-the-top, IMO; I wonder if the actor researched paraplegic reactions or just made assumptions

      Bel-Cam Jos 11 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      New Hallmark Ornaments for sale on Saturday

      My guess? Constable Zuvio.

      Bel-Cam Jos 12 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Darth Carlos

      The Force Awakens Micro Machines!!!

      History of SW Micro Machines part 3.
      http://www.starwars.com/news/think-b...achines-part-3

      Darth Carlos 12 Hours Ago Go to last post
      jpins

      New Hallmark Ornaments for sale on Saturday

      Limited ornaments usually aren't revealed until a few weeks before the event.

      jpins 1 Day Ago Go to last post
      JimJamBonds

      How did you spend your Saturday?

      Work, ran, interwebs, sleep, food. Up for the late shift.

      JimJamBonds 1 Day Ago Go to last post
      JimJamBonds

      How is the weather by you today?

      42 and raining.

      JimJamBonds 1 Day Ago Go to last post
    Single Sign On provided by vBSSO