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Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

The reason that whole connecting star tours situation is no evidence to me is because of Disneyland. They're not connecting them there, and as much as I would like them to in Florida, there's no way to know for sure. But yes muppets is staying. Hoping we get an update
I am not saying it's evidence that 100% puts it in Echo lake, but it is one piece of the puzzle. Unless SWL went into Tomorrowland in DL, connecting to Star Tours wasn't an option, but in DHS the connection is possible. If SWL goes in LMA I think it would be odd to have Star Tours so close but not connected.
 
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I am not saying it's evidence that 100% puts it in Echo lake, but it is one piece of the puzzle. Unless SWL went into Tomorrowland in DL, connecting to Star Tours wasn't an option, but in DHS the connection is possible. If SWL goes in LMA I think it would be odd to have Star Tours so close but not connected.
If SWL goes in the LMA/Backlot Tour area would phase 3 be in the Echo Lake/Indiana Jones area?
 

GoofGoof

Well-Known Member
The reason that whole connecting star tours situation is no evidence to me is because of Disneyland. They're not connecting them there, and as much as I would like them to in Florida, there's no way to know for sure. But yes muppets is staying. Hoping we get an update
The difference is that they can't build SWL connected to Star Tours at DL. The placement at DL is not ideal, but is necessary. There is no reason not to build the SWL at DHS to incorporate Star Tours since they have the space.
 
I would assume if SWL is not in echo lake/Indy area the only reason they would have to do that would be to keep Indy around which probably means no phase 3. I don't see it happening.
Logistically, having SWL in Echo Lake and Phase 3 in LMA makes the most sense. We know the construction access road will enter behind LMA, so it makes sense to do the park expansion from front to back.
 
I am not saying it's evidence that 100% puts it in Echo lake, but it is one piece of the puzzle. Unless SWL went into Tomorrowland in DL, connecting to Star Tours wasn't an option, but in DHS the connection is possible. If SWL goes in LMA I think it would be odd to have Star Tours so close but not connected.
Logistically, having SWL in Echo Lake and Phase 3 in LMA makes the most sense. We know the construction access road will enter behind LMA, so it makes sense to do the park expansion from front to back.
The idea of a giant Star Wars land visible from Hollywood Blvd just seems in likely. Like Disneyland, it needs to be tucked in. However they'll do that I don't know.
 

doctornick

Well-Known Member
Logistically, having SWL in Echo Lake and Phase 3 in LMA makes the most sense. We know the construction access road will enter behind LMA, so it makes sense to do the park expansion from front to back.
I just hope they get started on whatever is going in for Phase 3 sooner rather than later. The park needs a lot of capacity increase and TSL and Star Wars are a nice start, but more is warranted and the SoA/LMA/Catastrophe Canyon area is huge and can support a lot of guest space.
 
The idea of a giant Star Wars land visible from Hollywood Blvd just seems in likely. Like Disneyland, it needs to be tucked in. However they'll do that I don't know.
Not much different than Indiana Jones being in the end of Echo Lake and that doesn't disrupt much. DHS 2.0 is almost like a blank canvas. I'm sure that this will be a more natural addition here than it will be in California.
 
I just hope they get started on whatever is going in for Phase 3 sooner rather than later. The park needs a lot of capacity increase and TSL and Star Wars are a nice start, but more is warranted and the SoA/LMA/Catastrophe Canyon area is huge and can support a lot of guest space.
I'm still wondering why they're closing all of that FIRST.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
The reason that whole connecting star tours situation is no evidence to me is because of Disneyland. They're not connecting them there, and as much as I would like them to in Florida, there's no way to know for sure. But yes muppets is staying. Hoping we get an update
I wouldn't expect Star Tours to remain in DL Tomorrowland long after SWL opens.

(Not that I'm saying it'll be moving across the park either)
 

GoofGoof

Well-Known Member
When has 1/3rd of a park been used for a "staging area"?
It won't. You have 2 active construction sites plus a staging area taking up 1/3 of the park. When they did FLE it took 4 years from ground breaking until it was fully open because they used the mine train site for staging and then when the other areas were mostly done worked on that ride. This avoids that lengthy construction by having a separate staging area. For Avatar the staging area was behind Asia in an open space not open to guests. DHS doesn't have that much open space. They need a staging area.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
I'm still wondering why they're closing all of that FIRST.
Let me try to explain.

LMA has been on the hit list for three years now. It's closing.

LMA and Cat Canyon will be the staging area for SWL and TSL. Once these lands are complete the said staging area can be utilised for other things.

With LMA gone and no access through Pixar Place there's nothing to see nor anyway to get through from SOA area to TSMM area. So they're closing each end where the last open attraction is located - Muppets and TSMM.
 

David2319

Well-Known Member
Wrong park - DHS, not DLR.
I was replying to the comment about if it'll be next to Critter Country, so taking that I am going to assume that for there the discussion was of dlr. When I replied to you about timing I was referring mainly to hws, but maybe even dlr too. Of course Critter Country is not in HWS.
 
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