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Start lining up now - the Star Wars theme park we've all been waiting for is actually on its way!

As in, an actual, factual, Star Wars theme park. With Ewoks and everything.

  So. Many. Ewoks.
So. Many. Ewoks.

Bob Iger, Disney Chairman and CEO, revealed the news to investors at the company's quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, clarifying that:

"[Disney's] also developing ideas and designs for a far greater Star Wars presence in our parks... We expect to provide details about this sometime next year."

What's more, when asked whether this would compare to Universal's Harry Potter franchise, Iger's response was emphatic, stating that this "is going to be just that."

Which means, odds are, we're going to get to drink in the Mos Eisley cantina.

And see this:

  Dum dum dum DUM DUM DUM Dum Dum Dum.
Dum dum dum DUM DUM DUM Dum Dum Dum.

And this:

  Just before the head shot.
Just before the head shot.

Though maybe not so much this:

  Poor, poor George.
Poor, poor George.

All. The. Time.

What's more, thanks to artist Tom Hodges, we even have an idea of what it might look like. Fair warning, your inner child may explode with happiness at the sight of the image below:

So. Much. Awesome.

The only problem now is - how long will it take to build?

[Star Wars: Episode VII](movie:711158) will be released December 18, 2015 - by which time we probably won't yet have a Star War theme park...


What do you guys think, though? Excited for a Star Wars theme park?

via EW


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