According to Fortune, Disney announced plans on Saturday to build two separate Star Wars amusement parks in both Disney World and Disneyland, in Florida and California respectfully.
He didn’t say when the elaborate 14-acre expansions would open, but analysts agree it hardly matters.
The world is within the first hours of what Disney hopes might be an infinite, imaginary empire, its Star Wars blockbusters and theme parks fueled by (and serving to gasoline) Disney’s store-conquering merchandising machine. Vader will dispatch new agents to counter their growing coalition, but the Sith Lord’s battle with the Rebels could be more personal than anyone realized.
Also part of “Force Friday”, Disney has announced collaborations with seven mega-brands – CoverGirl/Max Factor, Duracell, carmaker FCA US, General Mills, Hewlett-Packard, Subway and Verizon – that have developed their own marketing campaigns. Incorporating lots of clever-in-my-mind “Star Wars“-ish references in this post?”
The “Star Wars” franchise doesn’t seem like it is going to slow down in the next few years. Even the way visitors get into Disney’s parks, via the wrist-worn MagicBands, have been given the Star Wars treatment: Limited-release bands with Luke Skywalker and a stormtrooper sell for $24.95. The film is set to hit theaters on May 25th 2018. ANA airlines now is flying around with huge “Star Wars” emblems and the images of R2 and his new buddy BB-8 emblazoned on the sides of its Boeing Dreamliners and 767s.
The issue-the first with art from Stuart Immonen, replacing John Cassaday as the regular series artist and already doing a fantastic job, with some incredible, vivid panels-picks up where Star Wars #6 left off. Han and Leia, hiding on a small planet after fleeing some Imperial patrols, find themselves rudely interrupted in their hiding by Sana Solo-a Bounty Hunter from Han’s past, that is very adamant that she is Han’s wife. As he informed in 2013: “I do not need to overcommercialize or overhype this”.