Did Disneyland Need to Move So Quickly With Star Wars?

Recently, Disney announced the construction of a 14-acre Star Wars Land at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.  Some of the impacts of Star Wars Land have already been felt at Walt Disney World with some attractions closing.  Late last week, Disneyland announced that Fantasmic!, The Disneyland Railroad, The Mark Twain Riverboat, Davy Crockett’s Canoes, Sailing Ship Columbia, and the Pirate’s Lair will all close for at least a year to make way for the Star Wars Land construction.  My questions are: did this need to take place so quickly and why disrupt Disneyland Park during the 60th Anniversary celebration?

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