Man, this hasn’t ben updated since 2007??
Okay, here comes the info-dump.
Construction on Disneyland’s 14-acre “Star Wars” themed area will begin in 2016. The new land will be built in the northern part of Frontierland. Big Thunder Ranch (the BBQ place, the petting zoo, and the jamboree stage) are closing permanently. The Fantasmic! show, Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes, Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island and all four stations along the Disneyland Railroad will temporarily close for a year during the construction.
According to CEO Bob Iger, the expansion will have two signature attractions, including a ride where fans can take the controls of the Millennium Falcon “on a customized secret mission,” and an experience that drops attendees into “a climactic battle between the First Order and the resistance.”
In addition to the themed “Star Wars” land, other enhancements from the franchise are coming to Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California, including Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, which will update the Star Tours experience with locations and characters from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” giving guests a new adventure in a galaxy far, far away.
Additionally, a new interactive experience called Star Wars Launch Bay will take guests into “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” with special exhibits and a look behind-the-scenes, including opportunities to visit with new and favorite “Star Wars” characters, and purchase special merchandise and food offerings. Star Wars Launch Bay will be located in the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park. Star Wars Launch Bay will share the space with the reimagined Super Hero HQ at Disneyland.
In other news, Disney continues its war on locals that purchase the annual pass and “freeload” on rides, clog up the lines, and don’t buy expensive concessions. The price for the annual pass is going up to $849 for the limited pass, and $1000 for the “Signature Plus” pass.