Disneyland Star Wars 2016
As you may know, the new Star Wars film opens in December, 2015 which inaugurates the initial partnership between the Star Wars franchise and Disney. However, there will not only be more films produced in the series, but there will be a new attraction with Disneyland Star Wars 2016 set to begin in January of that year.
At the D23 Expo for 2015, Disney announced that it would be constructing new theme lands based on Star Wars at Disneyland and Disney World. Plus, the presence of Star Wars would be expanded at both theme parks even before construction begins. With the new Star Wars film being released in December, there is little doubt that it will only increase the anticipation for the new Star Wars lands which will occupy a large area at both Disney parks.
While there has been no official announcement, released drawings of the new lands indicate that they will be comprised of a combination of the first six films in the series and the seventh which opens in late 2015.
What is Disneyland Star Wars 2016 Plans?
Essentially, the construction would begin in January, 2016 which does mean that certain sections of the park will have to shut down because of the construction. This will include the following attractions.
– Disneyland Railroad
– Rivers of America
– Mark Twain Riverboat
– Sailing Ship Columbia
– Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
– Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes
In addition to these attractions which will only be closed temporarily, there are sections that will close permanently as they will become a part of the new Disneyland Star Wars 2016 theme land.
– Big Thunder Ranch
– Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque
– Big Thunder Petting Farm
– Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree
The Big Thunder Ranch is located in Frontierland and will stay open until January 10th, 2016 when it will close for good and be replaced by the Star Wars Land.
When will Star Wars Land Open?
Although construction is set to begin on January 11th, 2016, there is no set end date for the construction that has been announced as of yet. It is estimated by some Disney insiders that they hope to complete construction by the end of 2016 or early 2017 with the opening occurring shortly afterwards. However, given the size and scope of the new Disneyland Star Wars 2016 lands that would be very ambitious to assume such a short construction time. However, that would not be out of the realm of possibility.
It is known that the river that flows through Disneyland will be partially drained and sent to the Groundwater Replenishment System in Orange County where it will be treated and then stored for later use. At the point when the Star Wars Lands are ready, the river will be replenished from the same system. At the very least, fans of all ages can look forward to the Disneyland Star Wars 2016 construction with the hope of its completion in a year’s time.