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.


BC Morris said...

It looks like the original story has been edited. It did say the attraction would depict Rogue One scenes, but now it has been clarified. It may look a lot like Rogue One, but it is not based on it. It will depict a First Order vs. Resistance battle.

Anonymous said...

FYI I went to read the source story before commenting as the First Order is clearly not from the Rogue One timeframe...

Turns out LA times redacted that comment, someone writing that story clearly lacks depth of knowledge on Star Wars, it is NOT from Rogue one but from the new trilogy timeframe.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alain,

there must be some inaccuracy in the comments. In "Rogue One" the enemy is the Empire not the First Order. The First Order features in the new trilogy, which takes place many years after Rogue One.

- Tanzirian

Phil Lunn said...

What makes you say that is from Rogue One from Iger comments? The First Order were introduced in The Force Awakens set 30 odd years after Rouge One?

Alain Littaye said...

The guy from the L.A Times indeed did mistakes and i think he don't know a lot probably about Star Wars, so take the whole thing with a pinch of salt...