Disneyland Closing Down Sections For Star Wars Land

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 8:00PM
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 8:00PM
Disneyland Closing Down Sections For Star Wars Land
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This past summer, we heard that Disneyland was planning a Star Wars Land expansion sometime in the distant future. While this of course sounded amazing, we figured it would be quite some time before we actually would have a chance to visit. But probably thanks in part to the success of The Force Awakens, Disney is fast tracking their construction and breaking ground on Star Wars Land next month.

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And while this is obviously great news, it comes with a caveat. To start the building process, Disneyland is closing down a pretty significant chunk of their park, with Frontier Land taking a pretty big hit. How big? Try 14 percent of the park's total attractions in an area that's almost 25 percent of Disneyland. Like we said, it's a significant chunk, but according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, it will be worth it. 

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"We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever. These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance."
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So if you plan on making a trip to Disneyland in the near future, here's a list of what you won't be able to visit starting next month as Star Wars Land begins construction. Keep in mind some of these attractions are only closed during the building process, while others are gone for good.

  1. Big Thunder Ranch - Permanently Closing
  2. Big Thunder BBQ - Permanently Closing
  3. Big Thunder Jamboree - Permanently Closing
  4. Big Thunder Petting Zoo - Permanently Closing
  5. Disneyland Railroad - Temporarily Closing
  6. Tom Sawyer Island - Temporarily Closing
  7. Mark Twain Riverboat - Temporarily Closing
  8. Sailing Ship Columbia - Temporarily Closing
  9. Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes - Temporarily Closing
  10. Fantasmic - Temporarily Closing

The new Star Wars Land is going to be 14 acres in size, and construction is set to begin on January 10. No word yet on when it will be finished. 

Via: Collider.

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