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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