Is Disneyland planning a Star Wars Land? We discuss if the force is strong with this one

disneyland star wars land

According to a screen grab from The Awl writer Ken Layne‘s Twitter account, a survey was recently sent out to Disneyland Annual Passport holders, hinting at the possibility of a Star Wars-themed section of the park. Looks like Disney wants to compete with Universal Orlando’s The Wizarding World Harry Potter bad, and frankly, Digital Trends is pretty torn at how to feel about this.

Technically, the Anaheim, California-based Disneyland already has Star Wars-themed attractions, including the 3D Star Tours flight in Tomorrowland. Last year, Disney’s Hollywood Studios also offered visitors the chance to customize their own Han Solo in carbonite sourvenir. Despite all this awesomeness, we’re still unsure how to trust Disney after it acquired Lucasfilm, with plans to produce Star Wars: Episode VII.

We had so many feels that DT’s resident Star Wars nerds Molly and I had to dive into a 10-minute long conversation.

Natt: I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wanna ride a Millennium Falcon before I died. But it better not be Clone Wars all over again.

Molly: Yeah, this is going to be commercialized as all get out. But here’s the thing: I would do horrible, terrible, unspeakable things to just even see an AT-AT up close. I would probably sacrifice my first born to go to Endor.

Natt:  But knowing Disney theme parks, it’s going to appeal to Cartoon Network watchers and Cinderella lovers. What if they ruin all we know and love by making it FOR BABIES.

Molly: But we’re talking a sliding scale of suck here. No Star Wars is the suckiest. SOME Star Wars is better than NO Star Wars, and until Lucasfilm sold the franchise, there was nothin’ happening. It’s like if you have a kid and that kid grows up to be a murderer. It really sucks … but you still love him. You’re still going to visit him in prison.

Natt:  I don’t know about that Molls, I could live without the dumbass Star Wars prequel books. That ruined me. That shit that brought “Skippy the Droid.” SKIPPY THE DROID. That is objectively worse than a poor man’s R2, and you don’t fuck with R2.

Molly: We could just say Jar Jar Binks and end this discussion right now.

Natt: What will Star Wars Land need to truly impress us other than being called anything else but Star Wars Land?

Molly: OH MY GOD WHAT IF THEY HAVE A CLOUD CITY. Wouldn’t you try and go to Cloud City even if it were a shitty Cloud City?

Natt:  I would pay ridiculous amounts of money to be married on Cloud City.

Molly: Then it is decided.

Now it’s your turn. Star Wars Land: Great idea, or horrible concept? Let’s talk it out.

Product Review

The Division 2 feels more like a revision, but fans will love it

If the private beta is any indication, The Division 2 is shaping up to be a better version of the original, rather than a brand-new experience. That said, the game is looking quite great.

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.
Movies & TV

J.J. Abrams wraps production on Star Wars: Episode IX with a heartfelt message

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams has wrapped production on Star Wars: Episode IX, which he directed and co-wrote. Here's everything we know about the movie before it premieres in December 2019.
Movies & TV

Can't get enough lightsaber action? Here's how to get your Star Wars fix online

Few of us want to deal with DVDs or Blu-ray discs anymore. Unfortunately, the Star Wars movies are few and far between when it comes to streaming. If you want to watch Star Wars online, check out our guide on where to find the films.
Smart Home

Ring adds color night vision to wired security devices and HDR to wireless ones

Ring rolled out color night vision to its wired security products with cameras such as the Spotlight Cam Wired. At the same time, Ring added HDR control to its battery-powered security devices including the Video Doorbell 2.

These 13 gadgets walk a fine line between ingenious and insane

The annual avalanche of devices and gadgets is astounding, but how many will succeed? A few are destined to spark new trends, while the majority fade deservedly into obscurity. We look at some gadgets on the border of brilliant and bonkers.
Product Review

From tables to porches, Ring's Stick Up Cam watches wherever you want

Ring’s latest home security camera offers more versatility than ever before, with the ability to mount it, set it on a table, or put it inside or outside. We got a chance to test it out. Here’s how it went.
Smart Home

Check out the largest pools in the world - and how you can get there

From Egypt to Singapore to California, here's a pictorial breakdown of some of the biggest and largest pools in the world. Many of these pools are so big that you can even kayak and windsurf on them.
Smart Home

Consumer groups call out retailers in a bid for better IoT security

Consumer groups posted a "Dear retailer" letter on February 12 that called out Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and Target, shaming the companies for selling insecure smart home devices.

The best Presidents’ Day sales 2019: Amazon, Walmart, Dell, and more

Presidents' Day sales are a great chance to score electronics, clothing, home and office stuff, and other goodies at a discount. We’ve smoked out a large handful of the best of these Presidents' Day deals, from tech to bedding, to help…

Walmart drops a killer Instant Pot deal for Presidents’ Day weekend

With the Walmart Presidents' Day sale going on right now, you can actually pick up the Instant Pot Lux60 6-quart programmable pressure cooker for just $69 -- $30 off its normal price.
Smart Home

Walmart slashes prices on Google Home during its Presidents’ Day sale

Walmart slashes prices on Google Home during its Presidents' Day sale. Whether you're taking your first step in configuring a smart home or expanding to every room, Walmart has excellent sale prices for all the key components.

Walmart Presidents’ Day sale: Instant Pot, Google Home, and 4K TV deals

Presidents' Day weekend is one of the best times of the year to find deep discounts on 4K TVs, laptops, Instant Pots, clothes, mattresses, and furniture. And Walmart is offering deals on all of those things and more.
Product Review

Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the simplest entry into a smarter doorway

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 may lack the style and sophistication of premium door-dingers, but few can match its simplicity and versatility. The device, available in both wired and wireless configurations, is easy to set up and adds instant…