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  • [Question] When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

    I just gotta ask straight up, because I'm curious to know more about this and what people's best guesses are...

    When do you think Disney will make an announcement about Star Wars Land?
    (And the rest of their plans for Hollywood Studios for that matter.)

    If nothin's doin' for the 3rd gate in Anaheim, and the supposed 5th gate at WDW is simply a one in a million probability, then I hope to God they get plans moving soon on some awesome happenings for what used to be my favorite park in Disney World. Avatarland and DisneySprings are cool and all, but personally I'm really hoping Disney gives us something bigger and better to look forward to... and soon!

    The D23 expo seems too far away, I feel like there's too much time between now and then for Disney not to announce any plans for DHS. My dream would be for Disney to give us a Christmas gift by showing us awesome and amazing plans for DHS, and at D23 announce the 3rd park for Disneyland Resort (obvious wishful thinking).

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    Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

    Well, no one really knows the exact plans for DHS. Will it just be SWL? Just a Pixar Place extension? Both? More than that? Depending on the scale of the project depends on when they will announce it. Also, plans might no yet be finalized.

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      I would be surprised if Star Wars additions (I am not going to call it a land yet) to DHS weren't announced by the time Star Wars VII was released next December. Marvel and Star Wars are going to both be huge franchises for Disney until at least the end of the decade and since they are limited at what they can do with Marvel in Florida, I would think there would be a major Star Wars push. Now the real question is, is this push a couple M&Gs and maybe some scenes added to Star Tours, or will it be something much more substantial.

      Disney's choice on when and where they do these announcements is sometime puzzling. The new concept art for Avatar and the other additions to AK wasn't done at the US D23 in 2013, but instead at D23 Japan a couple weeks later. The Frozen additions to the Norway pavilion weren't announced during the Making of Frozen special on ABC, but instead out of the blue on the parks blog a couple weeks later.

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        Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

        Originally posted by Imagineer45 View Post
        Well, no one really knows the exact plans for DHS. Will it just be SWL? Just a Pixar Place extension? Both? More than that? Depending on the scale of the project depends on when they will announce it. Also, plans might no yet be finalized.
        you have to remember a massive project of that scale will come in stages with each piece announced probably in separate intervals. they could have one huge announcement but they would probably make a big special occasion out of it.

        as for when exactly they announce the star wars expansion, expect them to do so depending on how far along their other projects are. disney springs is scheduled for completion in 2016 while avatar land has a 2017 opening date, meaning I would expect an announcement sometime mid to late next year with ground breaking in early 2016, more likely then not as soon as the holliday busy season ends, again all depending on if they stay on their current construction schedules for avatar and disney springs. if they cannot do so then expect them to delay announcements and groundbreaking accordingly so therefore best case realistic scenario in my mind would be the D23 expo in august of next year for the announcement and construction beginning at some point in 2016 depending on how the other projects go.

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        • #5
          Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

          Hopefully D23 because I will be there!

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            Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

            Originally posted by Imagineer45 View Post
            Well, no one really knows the exact plans for DHS. Will it just be SWL? Just a Pixar Place extension? Both? More than that? Depending on the scale of the project depends on when they will announce it. Also, plans might no yet be finalized.
            I think all indications are that this will be a huge expansion/Reinvisioning of of DHS. I would expect it to announce both at the same time.

            Originally posted by goofy donald View Post
            you have to remember a massive project of that scale will come in stages with each piece announced probably in separate intervals. they could have one huge announcement but they would probably make a big special occasion out of it.

            as for when exactly they announce the star wars expansion, expect them to do so depending on how far along their other projects are. disney springs is scheduled for completion in 2016 while avatar land has a 2017 opening date, meaning I would expect an announcement sometime mid to late next year with ground breaking in early 2016, more likely then not as soon as the holliday busy season ends, again all depending on if they stay on their current construction schedules for avatar and disney springs. if they cannot do so then expect them to delay announcements and groundbreaking accordingly so therefore best case realistic scenario in my mind would be the D23 expo in august of next year for the announcement and construction beginning at some point in 2016 depending on how the other projects go.

            They usually make their big announcements at D23 to give people more of a reason to go, that was where they announced the HUGE Fantasyland Expansion. Though sometimes they make their announcements at wierd opportune times..

            They also have shown to change parts of a project midway through, so until it's completed we really will have no idea on the final result.
            The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
            -George S. Patton

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              Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

              Originally posted by ORD84 View Post
              They usually make their big announcements at D23 to give people more of a reason to go, that was where they announced the HUGE Fantasyland Expansion. Though sometimes they make their announcements at wierd opportune times..

              They also have shown to change parts of a project midway through, so until it's completed we really will have no idea on the final result.
              agreed that is why I thought D23 2015 as it was logical from a timeline sense and from the perspective that they usually do things at this time anyways.

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                Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

                I just hope that when it happens, they come up with a more creative name than "Star wars land".....lol

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                  Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

                  Originally posted by redrhino54 View Post
                  I just hope that when it happens, they come up with a more creative name than "Star wars land".....lol
                  "NEW Star Wars Land"

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                    Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

                    Originally posted by redrhino54 View Post
                    I just hope that when it happens, they come up with a more creative name than "Star wars land".....lol
                    lol i hope the same thing, i think they might name it tatooine possibly but starwars is probable as well.

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                      Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

                      Originally posted by goofy donald View Post
                      lol i hope the same thing, i think they might name it tatooine possibly but starwars is probable as well.
                      Unlikely, as the entrance to ST is themed as Endor.

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                        Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

                        Originally posted by redrhino54 View Post
                        I just hope that when it happens, they come up with a more creative name than "Star wars land".....lol
                        Disney's Star Wars Land... no wait, Disney Star Wars Land

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                          Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

                          Originally posted by Imagineer45 View Post
                          Disney's Star Wars Land... no wait, Disney Star Wars Land
                          Hahaha, nice!

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                            Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

                            Originally posted by PlutoHasFleas View Post
                            Unlikely, as the entrance to ST is themed as Endor.
                            ^can always be changed but i agree thats a hurdle since its very well done. it will be interesting to see what they come up with, can already see the nerds freaking out now because the mos eisley cantina is a few steps away from ewoks lol

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                              Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

                              A lot of people are saying they won't announce anything till D23 in August or some other time in the latter part of 2015. But here's the thing: with so many attractions closed/being closed, would Disney let such a big percentage of the park be closed without announcing what's to come? In other words, for the average Disney fan who doesn't keep up to date with news and rumors the way us MiceChatters do, and would look at the park and say, "this park has tons of rides closed, what the hell?" wouldn't Disney have to address the situation in some manner? How long would/could they let one of their theme parks go on with a huge chunk of its attractions closed without what the purpose is behind these closures? I read somewhere that there may be work started in the early part of the new year. I hope that's true and I hope we get some official announcements, concept art, etc soon!

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                                Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

                                Originally posted by Mondo Mouse View Post
                                A lot of people are saying they won't announce anything till D23 in August or some other time in the latter part of 2015. But here's the thing: with so many attractions closed/being closed, would Disney let such a big percentage of the park be closed without announcing what's to come? In other words, for the average Disney fan who doesn't keep up to date with news and rumors the way us MiceChatters do, and would look at the park and say, "this park has tons of rides closed, what the hell?" wouldn't Disney have to address the situation in some manner? How long would/could they let one of their theme parks go on with a huge chunk of its attractions closed without what the purpose is behind these closures? I read somewhere that there may be work started in the early part of the new year. I hope that's true and I hope we get some official announcements, concept art, etc soon!
                                1) all those attractions won't simply sit empty when closed. for example, american idol experience is rumoured to be housing a frozen sing along experience and a centre for christmas celebrations. as for backlot tour and the pirates walk through simply not enough people went through those attractions for anyone to really care. if they were closing a bunch of attractions with even one of which being high profile i would agree with you but that simply isn't the case. not enough has been announced for shuttering to make a blip on the radar.

                                2) work could start as early as the new year, i believe I profiled that in my original current plans post, however that wouldn't be any true ground breaking. most likely it would be related to converting the existing structure of sounds dangerous theatre into the jedi academy so that when the big work starts they have one more attraction to preoccupy people in a park thats going to have a lot of construction going on. again don't expect any major announcements until the summer season and most likely D23, they wouldn't want to widely inform anybody of heavy construction before then as that could lead to a larger drop off in bookings for their bread and butter season.

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                                  Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

                                  Originally posted by goofy donald View Post
                                  2) work could start as early as the new year, i believe I profiled that in my original current plans post, however that wouldn't be any true ground breaking. most likely it would be related to converting the existing structure of sounds dangerous theatre into the jedi academy so that when the big work starts they have one more attraction to preoccupy people in a park thats going to have a lot of construction going on. again don't expect any major announcements until the summer season and most likely D23, they wouldn't want to widely inform anybody of heavy construction before then as that could lead to a larger drop off in bookings for their bread and butter season.
                                  Work can start whenever they please, and when they announce the plans has nothing to do with that. I am assuming that some pre-construction work is going on now.

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                                    Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

                                    Originally posted by Imagineer45 View Post
                                    Work can start whenever they please, and when they announce the plans has nothing to do with that. I am assuming that some pre-construction work is going on now.
                                    it is not in short lol perhaps they are building some off site or backstage areas in other locations to accommodate that space that will be lost in the addition but no actual construction work has commenced thus far.

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                                      Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

                                      My question is this, with the attractions that are closed/closing this summer how much will this reduce overall capacity of the park?

                                      They've opened the backlot tour previously on busy days to increase capacity
                                      The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
                                      -George S. Patton

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                                        Re: When do you think Star Wars Land will be announced?

                                        Originally posted by ORD84 View Post
                                        My question is this, with the attractions that are closed/closing this summer how much will this reduce overall capacity of the park?

                                        They've opened the backlot tour previously on busy days to increase capacity
                                        that is a good question ORD84. backlot tour does increase the capacity by a fair bit but captain jack is extremely small and should have no effect on capacity figures. the biggest affect will probably be the closure of american idol experience but even then I don't think the impact of its removal if going to be majorly significant. the biggest hit capacity wise will be when they actually start blocking large sections of the park off for construction until that happens things will stay roughly around the same general area they are now.

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