Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Did you hear? Disney bought LucasFilm and there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out. Yup, it’s been pretty big week on the geek front with innumerable questions, some answers and rabid speculation. However, with the movie news dominating the headlines, the theme park ramifications have been largely overlooked, specifically the fact that the blueprints for a full on Star Wars park have been available for two years.
I don’t mean just one ride either. Disney already has Star Tours and Indiana Jones. And not a full land like Harry Potter or Cars. I mean, a full on, multi-land theme park dedicated entirely to Star Wars. It’s possible, as you’re about to see.
Officially, there aren’t any plans outside of non-committal theme park expansion quotes but two years ago, way before Disney even began talking to LucasFilm, an artist named Tom Hodges did a little mockup of what Disneyland might look like if it was taken over by Star Wars. Check out the full art below.
Hodges created this in 2010 for Star Wars Celebration V, they were limited to 250 pieces and long since sold out. Here’s what the artist told EW about his thoughts now that this could become a reality:
I always thought this was something that should’ve been done a long time ago. But I found out when I was doing the map that Disney had a contract with Lucasfilm that they could not put a Star Wars theme park in a country that has a Disney park. But now that Disney owns LucasFilm, the sky is the limit.
Do you think this will ever happen? I do. With a new Star Wars movie every 2-3 years, they’ll need a place to stuff all the new characters and merchandise.