Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
They already have the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and now they might get their very own Mos Eisley Cantina. A rumor has begun to circle that Disney Imagineers are looking to convert a section of Disneyland Paris into a Star Wars themed land complete with updated Star Tours, new stores and Mos Eisley Cantina restaurant. Read more after the jump.
The rumor first sprouted up on some Disneyland Paris Forums and has now been written about in detail by the Disney and More Blog. That writer claims to have confirmation that the Imagineers are indeed working on a more expansive Star Wars experience to surround the new Star Tours including a Jedi Academy, and possibly an eatery that looks like Mos Eisley Cantina, just to start. This will all take place in the Discoverland section of the park, taking over the current Captain Eo theater and its surrounding areas.
(Note: The photo at the top, a concept sketch by Tim Delaney, imagines a full-size Millenium Falcon and Death Star makeover for Space Mountain, is not going to happen. It’s just awesome.)
Another clue reported on at Disney and More is that the CEO of Disneyland Paris, Philippe Gas, said a few years back that the Star Tours upgrade would be late coming to the park because of increased costs. This confused many fans at the time because all the other parks are getting it but, with these rumors, maybe a light has been shined on his true meaning.
Or maybe it’s all a total fan fabrication and really they’re just getting a new Star Wars store once the Star Tours upgrade comes in. As a Disney fan, though, it seems like a pretty symbiotic decision that could possibly spawn in future parks in future years.