'Star Wars' invading more of Disney parks

Disney CEO Bob Iger reveals that Disney is "developing designs for a far greater 'Star Wars' presence in the parks." Bring on the AT-ATs!

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Darth Vader approves of expanding more of the 'Star Wars' empire into Disney's parks. Matt Martin/StarWars.com

Fans who want more "Star Wars" attractions at Disney parks may be getting their wish.

In an earnings conference call on Tuesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that Disney is "developing designs for a far greater 'Star Wars' presence in the parks," according to Reuters.

Whether this means more attractions like the recently rebooted Star Tours ride, or an expansion of the popular Star Wars Weekends fan event, is still unclear.

"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," Iger said, Variety reported.

Disney hopes to announce details of the plans next year, according to Iger. Perhaps just in time for the new "Star Wars" film by J.J. Abrams, which is scheduled to hit theaters on December 18, 2015.

In the meantime, fans can attend the official Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim on April 16-19 and D23 Expo, August 14-16 in Anaheim Convention Center, both presented by Lucasfilm and Disney.

 

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