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Theme Park Canon: Star Tours and the future

Discussion in 'Disney/LFL' started by Rebo, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Rebo

    Rebo Nearsighted Whill Guardian
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    So, I was down in Orlando this last week and of course had to ride Star Tours a few times. But a few questions occurred to me.

    I assume Star Tours is considered Legends and not canon. Or at least I would hope so. Otherwise, you have Yoda out of hiding and helping the rebels and a second hoth battle both prior to ANH. Much of it could easily be canon, C3P0 could have been loaned out to Star Tours for a bit by Capt Antilles in between films etc..., but i was more concerned with the future.

    Disneyland and Walt Disney World are both rumored to be working on vast new Star Wars themed lands to coincide with the new film productions. Since Lucasfilm has stated all new content will be linked in the new Canon, will this mean that theme park rides and restaurants are now canon as well? What does that mean for Star Tours existing side by side in a themed environment where some attractions are canon and others are not? And most importantly, if I eat at the new, rumored Mos Eisley Cantina in Disney World, does that now make me a canonical addition to the SW universe for having eaten within a canonical story?

    The last part is obviously in jest, but it does raise the question...In an interactive experience, where is the line of canon drawn?
     
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    Voxx Jedi Hero of Legend

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    This is a great question Max. @Viral Hide do you have any insight on this?
     
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    Javi-Wan Kenobi Rebel Commander

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    I think the key words are linked to. All the new content will be linked to the new Canon, but it doesn't have to be new Canon by itself. Unless otherwise stated, I'll see the park rides and restaurants, etc... the same way I see the Lego Chronicles, Phineas & Ferb special...
     
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    I would assume it will be similar to how they handle the video games...the locations, creatures, etc, will be considered canon, but story elements that change due to interaction are purely speculative.
     
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