In the ever changing theme park world, it’s about who is making the bigger and faster rides. Though in the heart of the theme park world it seems Disney is throwing the first shots in both it’s California and Florida parks.
The media giant who just revealed the inner workings of its new Shanghai park, has also released some news about its U.S. based parks.
With the ever growing popularity of Star Wars and Pixar films, Disney has decided to expand a total of 14 acres in order to provide new thrills for guests. According to Inside the Magic the new Star Wars expansions will include the famous Mos Eisley cantina, Millennium Falcon ride and a battle of the First Order and the Resistance.
While at Hollywood Studios in Orlando the 14 acres would more than likely be an expansions near the already existing ride between the Indiana Jones experience and where Muppetvision currently sits.
Bob Iger and Disney Imagineering have confirmed that the Disneyland project will not affect Mickey’s Toontown but instead expand into back stage areas located near Thunder Mountain.
During D23, Iger and Disney also announced an expansion of Pixar area in both parks. While at Hollywood Studios the expansion would take 11-acres to create it, the expansion would occur near the Midway Mania area. Orlando’s My News 13 reported that the expansion would bring a family friendly roller coaster based on the slinky the dog character and an expansion to Midway Mania.
While Disney didn’t announce what they plan to rename Hollywood Studios, after Iger let it slip earlier this year that there would be a name change. They have confirmed the expansions to both parks and even more attractions to come in the following years.
The Star Wars expansions are looking to be completed by 2017 in both parks, more information is expected to be released in the coming year.