Disney Parks Have Less Walt, More ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Toy Story’ and ‘Avatar’

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New lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will be based on a "Star Wars" planet, seen here in an artist's rendering. (Credit: Walt Disney Company)

Walk the floor of the D23 Disney fan expo, which concluded Sunday evening in Anaheim, and the biggest storyline was clear. Two of the largest exhibits were dedicated to the Disney parks — one a look back at 60 years of Disney history and one a look forward, a preview of the Shanghai Disneyland in development and an “Avatar”-inspired land coming to the Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla.

But even more change is coming.

“Star Wars” and “Toy Story” will be heading to the Disney theme parks in a big way too. Themed lands that were once based around ideas of the frontier, the future or fantasy will share property with ones based entirely on “Star Wars” galaxies, “Toy Story” backyards or “Avatar” planets.

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