Attention Star Wars Fans: Disney Is Going To Build A Star Wars Theme Park
Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger said today that the company will reveal their plans for a new Star Wars attraction next year. Iger mentioned the new additions while on a conference call with analysts discussing Disney’s third quarter results, which were very good, Variety reports.
Iger said that new attractions at Disney do better when they're "branded," and that they'll be "growing" their Star Wars presence. Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 for just over $4 billion and will release the next film in the franchise, Star Wars: Episode VII, in December 2015.
The Force, a blog concerned with all things Star Wars, speculates that the plans for the new attraction may be announced during the Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center in April. There is also a Disney fan convention, D23, in Anaheim in August 2015.
Editor's Note: Initially, we reported Disney would be building a new Star Wars theme park. The attraction(s), however, may be located on existing Disney property. We'll be updating as we get more info.