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Show Number 162 - Disney and Star Wars

In this episode we discuss the latest announcements of Star Wars Land coming to the Disneyland Resort. We then get into the history of Star Wars, George Lucas and the Disney Company. Plus the latest with the Disneyland Resort News, as we welcome frequent guest and friend Russell Flores (Author of
Seen Un-Seen Disneyland Books and his all new book More Seen Un-Seen Disneyland). 

Disneyland Resort Current Events

It's official: 'Star Wars' theme land coming to Disneyland (Video)

“I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and ‘Star Wars,’” Iger said. “We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever.”

The new “Star Wars” land will cover 14 acres at each of the two theme parks, Iger said…

Orange County Register

Disney D23 Expo: Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ land will take time to build

"ANAHEIM – Disney’s newest addition will be larger than the 12-acre Cars Land, and about the size of Tomorrowland.

At 14 acres, Disneyland’s “Star Wars” land will be one of the park’s biggest endeavors ever, requiring the removal of Big Thunder Ranch, which holds a petting zoo, a barbecue buffet and an area for private events.

But don’t expect the Millennium Falcon to arrive any time soon."

Orange County Register

Lansner: How will Disneyland's 'Star Wars' Land expansion affect Orange County?

Orange County Register

Commentary from Rick West at ThemeParkAdventure.com

"That delicate balance is about to change drastically, and will forever create an anomaly in the Disneyland experience for both guests and designers alike."

Theme Park Adventure

Soarin' Over the World

Soarin’ Around the World will debut next year at California Adventure in Anaheim and at Epcot in Florida, taking riders on a virtual flight over many of the world’s most iconic landmarks and landscapes including the Great Wall of China.

The Disney Blog

D23 Expo Coverage by MiceChat


First Disneyland Ambassador Inducted as Disney Legend

Disney Parks Blog 

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