Lucasfilm acquisition inspires Epcot renovation


Epcot renovation now underway. (via FP)


  1. “Don’t be too proud of this financial acquisition you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a saga is insignificant next to the power of the Mouse.”

  2. Seriously, though . . .

    Could Disney revamp Epcot for this purpose? A Star Wars Universe Experience park would likely be a better draw than the stodgy corporate-sponsored retro-future exhibits they’ve got now.

    1. Star Wars, Marvel, and all the other stuff Disney has bought up lately AREN’T stodgy, corporate sponsored and retro-futuristic already?  Phooey.

  3. EPCOT (or Epcot) isn’t the place; the Studios is where SW and Indiana Jones live. (in Florida park). I’d look forward to a pod race ride and forest speeder ride. Maybe even a Ewok Tree House for the Studios.
    I do like the Death Star/spaceship earth idea tho—and I’m sure Disney execs are thinking about it for movie promotion.

  4. I’m not ok with this. Starwars will never be Disney no matter how much money Disney can pay Lucas Film.

    1. The nerdgasm moment I had was when I realized that Disney was responsible for The Avengers, Joss Whedon was involved in that, and that Joss has written popular wild-west space opera himself…

    2. “I’m not ok with this. Starwars will never be Disney”

      Disney’s been releasing better movies than Lucas for what, twenty years?

    1.  Except Wookies—wookies don’t get medals.

      Given one of the most popular attractions in the MK at Disneyworld is a ToyStory buzz light year ride with scoring for each ride vehicle and passengers; you might not be far off.
      I could see that with a ride with normal ‘space battle’ and fighting the big boss (death star) at the end..maybe even having to do co-operative with other riders coordinating attacks.

      1. Perhaps Wookies are like Hamburgers. (The people, not   the meat.)

        They do not accept medals from foreign masters, however well meant, ever since the 13th century.

  5. Darth Ovitz: If only you knew the POWerrrrrrrrr of the Creative Artists Agency! When I left you, I was but the learner; now *I* am the master.

     Eisner Won Kenobi: Only a master of the penalty clause, Darth.

        1. A guy walks away from his computer, steps out to Toshi Station just to pick up a few power converters…and the next think you know:

          sheer snark.  (and spammers that edit their comments, interestingly enough…#Wallis)

  6. I really like this version:

    via this Fark Photoshop thread:

  7. “Worrying that Disney will ruin Star Wars is like worrying that a second iceberg will dive down to hit the Titanic.”

    -Zach Weinersmith (of SMBC fame)

  8. Isn’t there some sort of antitrust clause somewhere about combining this much ability to screw your childhood memories over in 1 place?

    1. Yeah, but we’ve got like, four *maybe* five months of theme park weather a year, since Michigan’s calendar is Winter, Winter Lite, WInter 64, Week of Spring™, Hot as Fuck, Week of Autumn™, Winter. The climate seems to be a reason big parks like Disney are in Florida or California.

  9. Well, this has all been planned by Lucas. He told Seth Rogen that the world is ending in 2012.
    Maybe he needs a few billion for a golden ticket on one of those top secret arks.

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