Both Disney and Lionsgate held their quarterly earnings conference calls yesterday, where the studios revealed that new theme park attractions are in the works, based on both the Star Wars and The Hunger Games franchises.
Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that expansions of their Star Wars theme parks at DisneyWorld and DisneyLand are in early planning stages, along with new attractions in their parks overseas.
"The only thing I can share, which actually I don't think we've talked about much, is there is a fair amount of development going on at Disney Imagineering right now to expand the Star Wars presence in California and in Orlando and eventually in other parks around the world. We do have Star Wars in other theme parks, France, Paris and in Tokyo, and we haven't made any specific announcements of what will be in Shanghai or what will be added in Hong Kong after we build an Iron Man attraction, but I think it's likely that Star Wars will be in more than just our two domestic parks."
Meanwhile, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltenheimer revealed during their call that two different territories have approached the studio about potential theme park possibilities for The Hunger Games. Here's what he had to say in a short statement.
"We're excited about those opportunities and we're pursuing them."
No details about the potential park attractions were revealed, or where these territories may even be. It seems possible that, if a theme park attraction was to happen, visitors may be able to play a much safer version of The Hunger Games themselves, without having to fight to the death.