We all knew it was only a matter of time – that is until a “Frozen” attraction was going to come to a Disney theme park. And why not? A film that has brought in over $1.2 billion to date should have its own attraction, right?
The list of Disney Honorees to be celebrated during this year’s D23 Expo is impressive to say the least and includes Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Jobs, and Dick Clark to name a few. I’m glad to see that Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter also made the list. These and many others will be honored at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, in the D23 Expo Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Disney has come a long way from its “it all started with a mouse” origins. What started as a cartoon studio in 1923 by the two brothers, Walt and Roy Disney, is today the largest media company worldwide by both revenue and familiarity. Unless you are living in a cave, Disney has the attention and dollars from the day that most folks are born until the day they die.
While Disney Parks across the world are known as the “magical kingdom,” it takes a bit more than magic to keep them running smooth. Hundreds of thousands of people can pour into a Disney Park over the course of a single month, and if left alone the parks could and probably would fall apart quite rapidly. It is the maintenance workers that keep it together.
I certainly didn’t see this coming but cannot say that I’m surprised. As Disney continues to expand themselves as a media giant as well as the fact that one of the major attractions within Disney parks is the Star Tours attraction, the acquisition of Lucasfilm seems a natural fit.And for you Star War fans who thought there’d never be another Star Wars movie… think again! “Star Wars Episode 7″ is slated to come out in 2015.