Star Wars preparations continue with new Adventureland sign

April 17, 2019, 4:02 PM · As it prepares for the opening of its highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land next month, Disneyland has begun work on replacing its entryway to Adventureland.

We first told you in January about this project, which is intended to increase guest capacity through one of the two main entryways to the west side of the park, where Galaxy's Edge is located. Disneyland is replacing the former Adventureland sign and has put up a smaller sign as a temporary replacement.

Adventureland

The main goal is to remove the wing wall under the Adventureland sign that Disneyland added in the 1990s, to help ease the guest flow across the bridge into the land. Disneyland officials say that much of the old sign archway will be reused in the new version and that Imagineering consulted original concept designs for the land's entry in creating the new entranceway. It's just one of the elements in Disneyland's "Project Stardust," which is intended to help increase guest capacity throughout the resort as even larger crowds show up for the new Star Wars land.

And if this new, temporary sign looks familiar, you're not wrong. This sign used to stand near the old Tahitian Terrace, at the Jungle Cruise exit. As Luke Skywalker suggested in that Episode 9 trailer, nothing's ever really gone, is it?

But don't get too used to this temporary sign. It'll be heading back to storage in a few days. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens May 31 on a reservation-only basis and to all Disneyland ticket holders on June 24. Still no word on when reservations will open.

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April 18, 2019 at 12:48 PM

I don't understand why this small sign was necessary at the Jungle Cruise exit. The other thing I don't understand is why they haven't removed the rocks at the Tomorrowland entrance, that seems like a big offender in blocking pathways.

April 18, 2019 at 1:04 PM

Patience. They are working on the west side of the hub first, since Galaxy's Edge is on that side of the park.

But refurbishment season next winter will see big changes to the east side of the hub, including the Tomorrowland entrance. I will share the details once Disneyland shares them with me.

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