Friday, August 9, 2013

D23 Expo 2013: Orange Harvest and Star Wars Disney Park Tease By Imagineers

What's in the box? What's in the BOX? Come on! WHAT IS IN THOSE BOXES!!!

Jedi Mouseketeer and Sorcerer Radio attended last night's D23 Expo media preview inside the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts pavilion. To my surprise I spotted some random crates with the words "Orange Harvest - Speculation Beyond Imagination" spray painted on them. For those of you who are hardcore Star Wars fans, Blue Harvest was a fake working title used to hide the 1982 production of "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" with the tag line Horror Beyond Imagination.

The crates were addressed to Walt Disney Imagineering with the contents from a galaxy far, far away including: Lightsabers, Rancor food, protocol droid clearly marked as C-3PO, Astromech, pod racer engines, Bantha milk, thermal detonators and more. Some of the crates also seem to have been blasted by Stormtroopers and sliced by Sith (or Jedi) Lightsabers.

Check out that Jedi logo sprayed on that crate! Very cool! Looks like Mace Windu's purple Lightsaber is in there somewhere.

Disney Imagineers clearly want to send a message that Star Wars IS DISNEY and Star Wars IS HERE. Since the picture at the top clearly shows that R2-D2 (or some other round-headed Astromech) has escaped does this spell that other Star Wars characters are running loose inside the Expo center? Could this mean a possible appearance by some characters from another galaxy?

I believe that Orange Harvest does in fact mean that a Star Wars park is clearly in the works, as I have said on Sorcerer Radio as well as the Rebel Force Radio and ForceCast Star Wars podcasts. I also believe there will be more Star Wars announcements to be made during the Disney Studios and Parks presentations this weekend. Stay tuned for more details and breaking news!

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