Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Disney Parks! Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at D23 EXPO 2015 that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park. This creates the largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.
According to Disneylandtoday (the official twitter of the Disneyland Resort), they tweeted, “Star Wars Land at Disneyland will be taking over Big Thunder Ranch and nearby backstage areas to comprise that 14 acres. It will begin construction by the end of 2017. Toontown will not be replaced or affected by Star Wars Land.” This tweet was then deleted. Until another statement is released, we will keep this up as a time frame. Insiders are saying that construction will begin sooner like the beginning of 2016.
It will be the largest expansion ever at Disneyland, 14-acres including the Mos Eisley Cantina, Millennium Falcon ride, and a battle between the First Order and the resistance.
Thankfully, we won’t have to wait very long for Star Wars in Disneyland. The popular Star Tours ride will be updated with a new destination that features a world from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with new characters.
The Jedi Training academy will also be updated with new designs, characters, and storylines from Disney XD series “Star Wars Rebels”.
Star Wars Launch Bay will be featuring a chance to interact with Star Wars characters both old and new, shop for special merchandise and food. There will also be exhibits props, costumes, and artwork from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens for guests to enjoy as well as custom Disney Infinity video game content. Star Wars Launch Bay will be located in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park
The new Hyperspace Mountain at Disneyland, will be a new version of Space Mountain featuring new digital projections and a “Star Wars” soundtrack.
The next few months and years will prove to be excited for every Star Wars and Disneyland fan!