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Weekly Update – May 31, 2015

Festival of Fantasy #23

Another week as come and come on the Dad For Disney blog so that must mean it’s time for another weekly update.  This update will include last week’s articles as well since there was no update last week.

The update starts with some news about a Disney Vacation Club expansion coming to Wilderness Lodge.

We find out where the tracks lead on a Wordless Wednesday.

Then a lot of words are used during a debate over what could happen to Star Wars Weekends if a Star Wars Land comes to Hollywood Studios.

Find out what some of the top “non-marquee” restaurants are at Walt Disney World.

See what Disney songs come out of your memories during a Music and Memories Wordless Wednesday.

Hop on the Magical Blogorail Orange Loop as it takes a tour of the best Disney resorts for couples.

Learn my strong opinion on dynamic/tiered pricing as it relates to Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

See what is going on in the world of refillable mugs at the Walt Disney World Resorts.

Moving One Step Closer to Star Wars Land

Bob Iger, yesterday, during the quarterly earnings call for Disney dropped in a very interesting quote, “When we grow Star Wars presence, which we will do significantly, you will see better bets being made that will pay off for us more than were made in the past.”

This quote can be taken in a variety of ways:

  • It could be a full-blown Star Wars Land at a Disney park
  • It could be an expansion of Star Wars Weekends into a “Food & Wine/Flower & Garden type Festival”
  • It could just mean an addition of a ride or two near Star Tours
  • It could be none of these things and something completely different.  THIS IS STILL IN THE RUMOR/SPECULATION CATEGORY.

Mr. Eger also stated that more details would be announced until some time next year.  But it has churned up the rumor mill once again as to what Star Wars related attractions and events will be coming to the Disney parks.

Personally, I would like to see a full-blown Star Wars Land with a couple more attractions and a Star Wars themed restaurant but that could possibly mean the closure of some current Disney attractions and shows.

Anyway, some interesting news from what are usually mundane quarterly earnings calls.