What Would Walt Disney think of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

by Jim Denney

A change of pace today. Instead of a blog post, I’m going to link you to two blog posts I’ve written this week on other sites, both related to Disneyland and Star Wars.

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Walt Disney died in December 1966, more than a decade before the first Star Wars movie was released. What would he think of Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland’s new 14-acre “Star Wars”-themed land? The answer might surprise you. In an op-ed piece I wrote for the Fox News website, I explored Walt’s own words about the future of Disneyland — and the future of human society.  Read more at the Fox News opinion site: “Would Walt Disney Approve of ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?”

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And here’s a piece I wrote for my Walt’s Disneyland blogsite. Disneyland is getting a makeover in preparation for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge this Friday. That makeover includes a bold new color scheme for Sleeping Beauty Castle. Read more at “Disneyland is Getting Neat and Pretty for the Opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.”

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ABOUT JIM DENNEY AND WALT’S DISNEYLAND: Jim Denney has more than 120 books to his credit, and has co-written books with sports stars and Hollywood celebrities. His previous book on Walt Disney, How To Be Like Walt (co-written with Orlando Magic founder Pat Williams) has remained in print for a dozen years, and has garnered 4.8 out of 5 stars in 185 customer reviews on Amazon.com. Walt’s Disneyland: It’s Still There If You Know Where to Look by Jim Denney (Anaheim, CA: Writing in Overdrive Books, May 2017) is available at Amazon.com; Paperback $15.99; Ebook $5.99.

 

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