Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailLen Testa, the author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World talks to Disney commentator Jim Hill about the long standing rumours about Star Wars Land coming to Hollywood Studios.

Having listened to the podcast several times, we could not find any credible source of this opinion from Jim Hill, but the fact that Len Testa published the podcast suggests that this is a very credible theory!

So, here’s a run down of what we will begin to take shape from the New Year through 2017!

  • Work may begin in Jan 2015
  • The ‘movie making’ facilities will disappear from Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Star Wars will take over much of the Echo Lake area with new sidewalks leading from Hollywood and Vine to Star Tours.
  • A new attraction might eventually take over the Great Movie Ride, possibly a different theme that uses the Ratatouille ride system from Disneyland Paris.  For a few years at least, The Great Movie Ride is safe.
  • Indiana Jones will eventually go, but not for several years (2018 estimate)
  • More kids attractions will appear in the park (think X-Wing ‘Dumbo’ style spinner ride)
  • Jedi Training will move to the Sounds Dangerous theater
  • Frozen Sing-Along is rumoured to be heading to American Idol
  • A Mos Eisley Cantina will appear
  • RFID interactions will feature heavily in the Star Wars area.
  • A new theater will be built near the Rock n Roller Coaster and Hollywood Tower of Terror to relocate the Premier Theater.  The Premier Theater looks certain to me adopted for Star Wars Land features, although not officially confirmed yet.

So, there we have it!

This might not be the longest ever blog post that we’ve created, but it certainly might be the most influential Disney event that we’ve ever reported on since Disney Springs was announced!

 

Hollywood Studios Rumour Update – Aug 15th 2014

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Remember that cool area full of props at the exit to the Studio Back Lot Tour?
It’s going to close on Sunday forever, along with the gift shop!
Officially known as the American Film Institute Showcase, Disney has not announced any official plans for this area as of yet.
The Studio Backlot Tour has also ceased operation since this blog was first written.