[Movies] Disneyland Remodeling Tomorrowland Based On Star Wars: Episode VII Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.07.2014
The force is coming to Disneyland...
Micechat ("the recognized leader for information on Disneyland, Walt Disney World, the Walt Disney Company and top theme parks worldwide") reports that Disneyland is planning to remodel Tomorrowland in its Anaheim theme park with concepts based on the script for Star Wars: Episode VII. That's right, the people who design Disneyland know what happens in the new movie before you do.
TDA (Team Disney Anaheim) received approval to begin cosmetic changes to Tomorrowland into the new Star Wars Land. The majority of the project will be based on Episode VII. However, it's still a long way from being finished.
The website reports: "The Imagineers assigned to the Star Wars Tomorrowland project have now been debriefed on the characters and plotlines coming for Star Wars Episode VII that opens in theaters in about two years. The original plan for Disneyland's Tomorrowland relied heavily on characters and plot points from the first three Star Wars films, with attractions like a Millenium Falcon walk-thru on the old PeopleMover platform, a wild Tatooine cantina replacing Tomorrowland Terrace, and a speeder bike ride through an Ewok village where Autopia currently sits. Those key attractions are all still part of phase two, but they are being layered or tweaked to include references from Episode VII that will be released in theaters at least 18 months before any of those attractions open."
The timeline seems to have the new Star Wars Land opening by Summer 2017.