With firm rumours of a major overhaul of the Echo Lake area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Wars looks set to be expanding over the next 2, probably more years at Disney’s smallest theme park.

Now that the Backlot Tours have closed forever, we are left guessing about how Disney will make the best use of this expansive area.  The park’s management team are staying tight lipped about the plans, but there are big, big indications that something very very big is about to become magical at Hollywood Studios.

We’ve heard that a name change is possible.  Perhaps helping us move our thoughts away from a movie making theme.  It’s sometimes easy to forget that although movies were once everything for Disney, they are just one of many important components of the modern version of the company that was founded by Walt back in October 1923.

In addition to the almost certain development of Star Wars at Hollywood Studios, plus that Backlot Mystery that is slowly unfolding, there’s a brand new scrap of information that has fluttered into our inbox today.
The Tower of Terror 10 Miler will not be scheduled for 2015 or 2016.

Although the 10 mile race route only touches Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the last mile or so, it does take in a fair portion of the area occupied by the backlot tour and past Sound Stage 1 (expansion of Toy Story Midway Mania due here also!).

If you might have hoped that Disney just altered the race route to avoid those areas, it’s also worth bearing in mind, that surrounding areas, including backstage streets and walkways, will succumb to constructions storage and transportation during the upheavals.

Let’s hope that these exciting new areas don’t take forever, as it really does look as though WDW’s quietest and smallest park will some day become a lot more popular!

Tower of Terror 10 Miler Park Map

Click here to view the Disney Tower of Terror 10 Miler Official Page