Star Wars expansion at Walt Disney Studios Park thrown into doubt.

Fellow Disney fan site Disneyphile are reporting that the proposed “Star Wars” land expansion of the Walt Disney Studios Parks has been put on hold by the Walt Disney Company.

The proposed Star Wars themed land announced in 2018 during the Walt Disney Company takeover of Euro Disney SCA was likely to have been a clone of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

But the “Star Wars” expansion appears to have now been abandoned if an interview with the resort’s President Natacha Rafalski given to French television is to be believed.

When asked by the interviewer “The third thematic area mentioned in 2018 concerned the Star Wars universe, but it is no longer mentioned today. Is it still planned?”, Rafalski answered “We are still working on the third theme. We will make announcements about this when we are ready.”

Work on the expansion has only just broken ground, with Arendelle: World of Frozen being the focus at present, although we haven’t seen anything go vertical yet. The site of the “Star Wars” area has remained only a staging area.

Further details released about the Star Wars Night party at Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland Paris has released further information today about the Star Wars Night themed party they are hosting to celebrate the  release of Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens on 16 December 2015.

Make your experience of this epic moment absolutely stellar!

On December 16th, share the opening night of Star Wars: The Force Awakens like you never dreamed possible! Be among the lucky few to take this history-making moment a step beyond… in a galaxy not so far away. Venture into the darkness for an exclusive after-hours party at Planet Disneyland® Park.

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Don a costume to show your allegiance to your favourite side of the force so you can live the part to its fullest! Take home a commemorative ticket – a unique souvenir for lightyears to come. Revel in the excitement of witnessing Discoveryland take on a new dimension with specially designed intergalactic décors, outer space photo backdrops, and constellations of thematic activities.

The Force is calling! Enter the gateway tunnel and you are there! Welcome to a red carpet experience where you will be one of the stars that light up the universe. And you’re in good company, because VIP celebrities will also make a special appearance, adding that extra little sparkle to this intergalactic event.

Special appearances from the saga’s legendary Characters

Join Jeremy Bulloch who played the mythical bounty hunter, Boba Fett and expert collector, Patric Girod, in an exclusive live Star Wars presentation. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as they share with you their adventures and experiences in a famous galaxy far, far away.

Strutt your stuff at the Dance Party fuelled by dazzling visual and sound effects

Confront the Dark Side on “Planet” Videopolis where Darth Vader patrols against the likes of you and the rebel alliance!

Feel the full power of the Force in the spectacular Star Tours attraction.

Bring home limited edition merchandise for your legendary collection

Taste the Star Wars menu at the Hyperion café

Visit the Star Wars make up station to look the part of your dreams

Celebrate the legend with an intergalactic “light and sound”grand finale that’s sure to awaken The Force within you. But beware the Dark Side! Darth Vader and Storm Troopers are on hand to capture something deep inside you…your attention…so that you can have an out-of-this-world experience like no other!

Three packages are available:

  • Pack 1 : access to the event + exclusive lanyard.
    Priced at £70 per person or £49 per per person for those with a Dream Annual Pass.

     

  • Pack 2 : Pack 1 + A collector frame with the movie poster, 2 FastPasses for privileged access to the eligible attractions and more privileges limited to 600 happy few.
    Priced at £123 per person


  • Pack 3 : Pack 1 + 2 tickets to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS screening in English with French subtitles (in Imax 3D) in Disney Village at midnight after the party + a stay at Disneyland Paris in selected hotels, including park tickets (bookable only through the call center on 08448 008 898)

Click here to book your spot to this extraordinary meeting with Force today or call Disneyland Paris  on 08448 008 898* (Monday to Friday 9.00am – 8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am – 6.00pm – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm).

*calls cost 5p per min from BT landline, other networks may vary

 

Information about the wearing of costumes

Guests are exceptionally authorized to wear Star Wars-themed costumes during this special evening event. However, we reserve the right, at our discretion and at any time, to prohibit certain costumes such as those which completely obstruct vision and/or if we consider the costume/accessories/make-up shocking or inappropriate for our younger guests and their families. You may be asked to remove your mask at the entrance of the event. Likewise, we reserve the same rights for accessories that could be considered dangerous on attractions (e.g. capes, sticks, etc.) or could affect safety or security within the Park. Guests who would like to wear a Star Wars Character costume commit to refrain from posing for photos and from signing autographs.

 

A look behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Fans at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H were treated to a special look behind the scenes of Star Wars:The Force Awakens by director J.J. Abrams, producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan.

The filmmakers were joined on stage by cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford to the surprise and delight of fans.

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At the end of the Hall H presentation, the entire Hall H audience of more than 6,000 fans were all invited to continue the celebration and join cast and filmmakers at a surprise Star Wars Fan Concert. The San Diego Symphony performed the classic Star Wars music from John Williams at the Embarcadero Marina Park South.

Star Wars The Force Awakens London telecast

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Yesterday afternoon we attend The Empire IMAX Cinema in Leicester Square, London for the live telecast of Star Wars The Force Awakens panel hosted by JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy from the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California.

The London telecast was one of 35 special fan events which took place across 23 countries and hundreds of excited Star Wars fans traveled from all over the United Kingdom to attend the event,  which was hosted by Star Wars actor Warwick Davis who played Wicket the Ewok in The Return of the Jedi.

As well as the live screening of the The Force Awakens panel from Anaheim, fans were treated to a premier of the latest trailer for the movie which will hit cinema screen across the world on 18 December.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Live!

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This afternoon we will be reporting from The Empire IMAX Cinema in Leicester Square, London which is hosting a live telecast of The Force Awakens panel hosted by JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy from the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California.

The London telecast is one of 35 special fan events taking place across 23 countries on 16  April 2015.  The Star Wars Celebration Anaheim convention will also be live streamed to  fans  worldwide on StarWars.com

Follow us live on Facebook and Twitter this afternoon as we join hundreds of other Star Wars fans in London for this amazing event.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on 18 December