5 Attractions We'd Love To See at The New Disney's Hollywood Studios
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Rumors have been around for a while now that Disney has something big planned for their Hollywood Studios Park in Orlando as they continue to close existing attractions with no replacements or plans being announced. To that anticipation, add another rumor of a $3 billion expansion coming with potential to see more Star Wars, more Pixar and more Indiana Jones. Also, with a Universal and Disney deal on the amusement park rights to Marvel in the works (rumored), we can speculate that there would be an amazing amount of Marvel attractions showing up soon.
With all of those rumors out there, we thought it would be a perfect time to stoke the fires with a little bit of wild speculation. Presenting the five things we would love to see come to Hollywood Studios, assuming all those fantastic rumors come true and fulfill our wildest dreams.
Jedi Academy at Yavin 4
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This would build on the existing show, which currently allows 12 children to join the cast on stage at Echo Lake, but would take the training and participation to a new level. In our dream of what could be, Jedi Academy at Yavin 4 would offer three levels of special, all-day camps.
If you think your Midi-chlorian count is high enough, kids, teens and adults could pay to take the all-day class where they would create their own lightsaber, learn how to pilot X-wing fighters and gain a better understanding of the three pillars of the Jedi: Force, Knowledge and Self Discipline. The day would finish with the Initiate Trials, a test after which you receive your homemade light saber and certificate of completion.
Coming off the recent partnership with Disney to build a kids show aimed at inspiring girls to pursue an interest in science, Goggle and NASA could step up to sponsor the camp.
Avengers Assemble Air-venture
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Cruising in a Quinjet, you would be briefed by Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Phil Coulson as to your mission, which is to suit up in the latest Iron Man Tech from Stark Industries and take down a new threat from Hydra. You would be helped along the way by all of the Avengers, with Nick Fury making a cameo. This ride would be one part rollercoaster, one part 3D experience, all-parts awesome.
Stark Industries Future-Plex
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This attraction, inspired by Iron Man 2, would showcase the place where today meets tomorrow, with all of the razzmatazz of a Tony Stark Production. Guests would learn about real technologies being developed today by some of the leading technology companies on the planet through interactive exhibits, virtual reality rides and live demonstrations.
Exhibits would be temporary and continually swapped out for the “next greatest thing.” Embracing the backwards expression “Life imitates Art,” companies could utilize this as an amazing way to create awareness and funding for their creations and start debuting them at special events held at the center.
Village of the Villains
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The first of many more “living villages” to be embraced by Disney, think Colonial Williamsburg meets Alice in Wonderland. Guests would wander from house to cave to forest meeting the likes of Jafar and Maleficent and having interactive conversations with live actors playing the parts. Taking a page out of Universal’s Harry Potter Parks, interactive experiences and hidden secrets could be squirreled away throughout the attraction. Don’t miss asking the Mirror, Mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all.
The Pavilion at Mos Eisley
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The galaxy's most wretched hive of scum and villainy, in our opinion, would make for a perfect one-stop shop for everything food and entertainment related. Visit a full size replica of Chalmun's Cantina from Star Wars, play old school video and pinball games in Flynn’s Arcade from Tron, and have a four-star French meal at Gusteau's restaurant from Ratatouille.
Pop up bars and restaurants could be incorporated here to accommodate Disney’s latest movies and shows so you might get the Shwarma restaurant from Marvel’s The Avengers and sixth months later a sushi restaurant inspired by the upcoming film Finding Dory.
What would you like to see in the new park? Let me know in the comments below.
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