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?
Another week has gone by and it has been a busy week on the Dad For Disney blog. Here’s a recap of what you have missed in the past week. A big item of note is I am planning a giveaway after the group reaches 500 members AND I return from Disney at the end of the month.
Today, I’m going to focus on one land that is going to come to fruition and another land that gets talked about A LOT in rumors. Those lands are Avatar Land (coming potentially in 2017) and Star Wars Land (much talked about but only in rumor). I’m going to talk about these lands individually as my views on them vary.
Let’s start with a potential Star Wars Land. Star Wars Land has been in the heavy rumor phase recently with the rumored closure of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and the announced closure of the American Idol Experience that a full fledged Star Wars Land is coming to Hollywood Studios. However, Dad has heard that the rumored closure of Indiana Jones is false so we can put the brakes on any potential Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios for the time being.