Star Wars and Carland at Walt Disney Worold Hollywood Studios?
With two major themeparks in the Orlando are, Walt Disney World and Unversal Orlando, there is some stiff competition for our tourist dollars. Universal added the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and it seemed like Disney responded with the New Fantasyland. Rumors are starting, however, that Disney is about to launch a new response using the recently aquired right to Star Wars and by bringing the success of Carsland east and landing both in the Hollywood Studios.
Of course rumors are just rumors. Many of them seem to originate with a dog that was
recently in the pound with a dog that was formerlly owned by someone who knew a castmember or some crazy connection like that. But this one has some good sources on it and is starting to pick up steam. Unfortunately the earliest we can expect a definitive answer will be at the upcoming D23 Expo which will not start until August 9th.
Till then we can indulge in the rumors though! The following are things I have found on various sites.
While rumors on what will go and what will stay vary almost all include the closing of the Backlot Studio Tour and Lights, Motor Action! Extreme Stunt Show. Closing both of these make sense to me. When is the last time you ever heard someone say I cannot wait to get to the Backlot Studio Tour? Never! The Stunt Show, while enjoyable, has to be high cost to put on. Then consider the fact that if it rains the show is cancelled. It’s a good show but it is a lot of space that could be better used.
Some of the other rumored closures include Mama Melrose, Sci-Fi Dine In Theatre and the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular. Sci-Fi is hit or miss. My parents loved it. My wife and I tried it and would have preferred almost any place to what we got and what it cost. I would hate to see Indiana leave the Studios so I am keeping my fingers crossed on that one. I have never eaten at Mama’s.
What are your thoughts? What would you keep and what would you add?