Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Bob Iger Confirms at Disney Shareholders Meeting that Star Wars Land "E-Ticket" Ride Will Put Guests in the Middle of a Battle of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
Disney is having its shareholders meeting today in Denver and, during it, it was revealed that one of the attractions the new "Star Wars land" at Disneyland and Walt Disney World in Orlando will put visitors in the middle of a battle depicted in last year's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" . From the L.A Times:
"During a shareholder's meeting Wednesday, Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger described more details about the 14-acre expansion at each park:
Iger described the expansion as "jaw-dropping" and said it ( D&M: the E-Ticket ride ) will put visitors "in an epic battle between the first order and the rebel alliance."
Disney has released artist renderings of the new attractions, showing a wooded land, dotted with towering spires and domed buildings. The images resemble scenes from the "Rogue One" movie but, until now, Disney has refused to provide details about the project.
Construction of the new $1-billion expansion at Disneyland began in April and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. It will feature two attractions, including a ride that lets visitors pilot the Millennium Falcon, the spaceship flown by Han Solo in the movies."
A first clip of the next Star Wars movie "The Last Jedi" was shown featuring Rey, Luke, Chewbacca, Leia Organa and Finn.
Bob Iger then took the stage and announced that almost 8 million people have visited Shanghai Disneyland, which opened in June. He said Disney expects 10 million-plus visitors by the park's one-year anniversary.
Follow the news about this shareholders meeting on the L.A Times HERE.