Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm, we all knew they would bring Star Wars attractions to their theme parks. Now, we’re getting details on what it’s going to be like.
Variety got the news first and relayed how the newest rides will be based on the newest films and spinoffs, and not on the original six films.
“There will be a much larger ‘Star Wars’ presence in our parks globally,” Bob Iger said during a Q&A at Variety‘s Dealmakers Breakfast on Wednesday, presented by Bank of America and sponsored by Delta. “But we want to do this big, which takes time, and to do it right.”
Apparently, rides based on the original saga were in development, but were halted when some believed that fans would be disappointed after watching The Force Awakens and noting that nothing in the ride had a connection to it.
“I didn’t want someone to say, ‘I just saw the movie and there’s nothing in that movie in this (attraction),” Iger said. “We waited to see what this film would have in it. Now we have a sense of what’s in ‘Star Wars 8,’ and what some of the standalone films will have in them.”