Attention all Star Wars fans - this is it! We may FINALLY be able to ride in the Millennium Falcon! Assuming that they include it as part of the NEW STAR WARS EXPANSION IN THE DISNEY THEME PARKS!
That's right. Walt Disney Co. will add "“a far greater ‘Star Wars’ presence” in its theme parks, company chief Bob Iger said Tuesday," according to Variety.
A first look at the new attractions will be released next year, and we can't freakin' wait!
The current Star Tours ride has been drawing fans to the theme parks for years, but we've been craving a little bit more. Disney explains why the wait has been so long, despite the acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012:
"Disney opted not to inject more “Star Wars” into its parks until its $4 billion acquisition of the company was complete. Deal also gives it the Indiana Jones franchise, already represented by a ride and stunt show at Disney’s resorts.
During the call, Iger said when Disney now decides to build new attractions, “the likelihood of their success is greater” when they’re branded. “When we grow ‘Star Wars” presence, which we will do significantly, you will see better bets being made that will pay off for us than were made in the past,” adding that leveraging the collection of popular franchises and properties that the company owns for rides and experiences will deliver “better returns than we saw in the past.”"
Of course, Twitter has some suggestions: