What we know about Star Wars Land. Construction will begin around mid January, after several parts of the park close, temporarily, or permanently.
The land will take up part of Frontierland and Rivers of America, but will primary be in space that is currently backstage areas with facilities that will be relocated.
There will be three new attractions, and at least one restaurant and gift shop. I am not a big Star Wars fan, so my knowledge of the source material is minimal.
What we don't know.
What will happen to Star Tours? Will it continue in Tomorrowland, move to Star Wars Land, or close completely?
Where where the entrance be? My guess is that it will be in Fantasyland. This would be a nearly identical setup to Toon Town. Toon Town isn't technically part of Fantasyland, but because they it is also a land of Fantasy, Fantasyland serves as hub to another Fantasyland.
How will RoA, and the Railroad be altered?
This is probably the most interesting question to older Disneyland fans, as it involves the most significant alteration to a land present since opening day and greatly influenced by Walt himself. Other than that their footprint will be rearranged and shrunk, this one is the biggest mystery.
What are you excited about and worried about? My opinion is that Walt believed the park would never be finished, and this expansion is true to Walt's vision for his park. DCA has meant little has changed at Disneyland Park over the last two decades. think it's great for Disney to add an additional land, based on the most popular movie series in history. I realize Disneyland will never undergo the kind of changes that happened when Walt was alive, but I do think Disney feels a greater desire to make changes to its parks, mainly thanks to Universal. What I would like to see is improvements made at each park every other year, so no park outshines the other.Tweet
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