- Created: Monday, 09 March 2015 19:57
Rumor has it that a Star Wars-themed Land at a Disney park may be in the Works in Orlando
Code named "Orange Harvest," this ultra-secret project by Disney—who now own Lucasfilm—may be the biggest thing to happen to Orlando since the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971
The Force Awakens is more than a title for Star Wars Episode VII since it seems that the Force is indeed awakening in Orlando. Orange Harvest may be more than just a rumor at this time, but there have been "hints" revealed since 2013 that indicate the potential of either a theme park addition or even a standalone Star Wars theme park. And as the Star Wars franchise gets rebooted with J.J. Abrams, there have been plenty of such hints popping up at Disney events, including the crate featured in the picture.
It is no secret that Avatar Land is being developed as an addition to the Disney Hollywood Studios. The extension is expected to be completed by 2017, just in time for the long-awaited Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 sequels to the blockbuster movie franchise. Given the advances in animatronics used in theme parks, a new Star Wars themed “land” or park would probably incorporate some of the most innovative special effects ever found on a Disney theme park.
While we await a big reveal of this potential new expansion of Disney, the fact is that Orlando will continue to churn out new attractions to keep its constant waves of tourists coming back. Star Wars and Disney are likely to produce exceptional amounts of content to draw from—including new characters, worlds, droids, starships, and of course, villains. We will continue to keep an eye on this new Star Wars rumor and on any other developments at Orlando’s Disney theme parks.
And never forget that Vista Cay Resort at Millenium is always strong in the Force since our property is located in the heart of Orlando’s tourist district of International Drive, as well as just around the corner from the Orange County Convention Center for the convenience of tourists and business travelers alike.