Earlier this month new rumors surfaced about a Star Wars-themed land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios park at Walt Disney World. Now, new intel says that Disney’s plans are huge.
The Orlando Business Journal says that the Star Wars theme park plans to “dwarf any other Disney-related expansion in its recent history.” Furthermore, the plans call for a project costing more than $200 million (which was the initial estimates when rumors first surfaced).
The same source told the Business Journal that while the Cars Land rumors are also accurate, they are nothing compared to what’s in store for Star Wars.
George Lucas and the Star Wars franchise have been friendly with Disney Parks for some time. Both Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom hold a recently revamped Star Wars ride called “Star Tours” which send passengers on an exciting journey through outer space where you encounter different story lines every time you ride.
Lucasfilm was purchased by Disney last year for $4 billion, and naturally the mouse house will be looking to bring Star Wars into its wildly successful theme parks around the globe. The proposed Star Wars park appears to be in the works for only Hollywood Studios in Florida, but we can imagine a larger Star Wars presence at Disneyland in California too.
Disney is currently working on its New Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom where a Seven Dwarves roller coaster ride is under construction. We also know that they are working with James Cameron to create an Avatar land at Animal Kingdom.