Last week we celebrated as Disney Cruise Line satisfied the big-kid inside of all of us when they announced that we could board the Millennium Falcon – or at least a very convincing replica found aboard the Disney Dream.
Ever since Disney bought out Lucasfilm for over $4 billion two years ago, Star Wars fans have been reeling over the thought of having their beloved movie franchise dragged through the dirt and ‘Disneyfied’ (a bit like what Episode 1: The Phantom Menace did to the franchise) but could the latest outrage really be over Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon being aboard a cruise ship?
Finally, fans of the series who have been waiting for a chance to get close to the action since 1977 can book a cruise aboard Disney Dream and step aboard the ship where all the magic happens or at least, that’s what the reaction should be but concerns have arose…
Only a week after the new The Force Awakens trailer was revealed and aired – a clip which has equally caused excitement and anxiety amongst budding Jedis – Disney reveal that they have essentially turned the cockpit of one of the galaxy’s most infamous ships into a child’s play area.
Are we seeing the revered Star Wars franchise being turned into a child-friendly plaything, the likes of which will never see true space-drama again? We’re not convinced – but that’s the concern some Star Wars fans have! And it seems Disney Dream’s Star Wars modifications are making fans think that Star Wars will soon be just for kids!
— Bret+ (@Schmoofy) April 21, 2015
— Dawn M Newton (@dawnmnewton) April 24, 2015
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So, what do we think? We have to say that we think the fans may be acting a little like Disney are all Sith Lords.
We welcome the chance to have the Millennium Falcon in attendance when we step aboard Disney Cruise Lines – we just hope we’re not the only big-kids in line to step aboard…// END - About the Author ?>