Disney had closed the trail last year in order to accommodate the construction of Star Wars land. So today's Big Thunder Trail pathway is not the same as visitors walked before the construction project. The pathway, which connects Frontierland to Fantasyland — behind the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster — now follows a slightly different route, to allow for the construction of the 14-acre land to the north.
If you're interested in seeing more of what's behind those new rockwork berms surrounding Star Wars land, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced today that it will devote an entire pavilion at next month's D23 Expo in Anaheim to the Star Wars land projects, at Disneyland and at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
"A Galaxy of Stories" will display artwork and media that will introduce fans to the characters, starships, and locations that will feature in the new land.
"For the first time, guests will be able to view a fully detailed model of the overall vision for this new experience that was once 'far, far away,' but is now very, very near!," Disney said in a press release.
The D23 Expo runs July 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, located one block south of the Disneyland Resort. In addition to the Star Wars land pavilion, Disney Parks will host four panels or presentations at the event:
Tickets are now on sale at D23Expo.com, with prices starting at $81 for one-day, adult admission, or $72 for D23 members.Tweet
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