In an article over at Variety, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated during a conference call that they have plans for “a far greater ‘Star Wars’ presence” for their theme parks in the future, saying we should hear more about those plans next year. Here is the report from Variety:
The first look at new attractions based on the sci-fi franchise, beyond “Star Tours” that currently operates at several of its parks, will be revealed next year, Iger said during a conference call with analysts to discuss Disney’s record third quarter results.
During the call, Iger said when Disney now decides to build new attractions, “the likelihood of their success is greater” when they’re branded. “When we grow ‘Star Wars” presence, which we will do significantly, you will see better bets being made that will pay off for us than were made in the past,” adding that leveraging the collection of popular franchises and properties that the company owns for rides and experiences will deliver “better returns than we saw in the past.”
We’ve been hearing rumors about new Star Wars attractions for awhile now, so it’s great to know that next year will be the time when we learn just what those new attractions will be.