PHOTOS, VIDEO: Star Wars Land Construction Update at Disneyland Park for June 3rd, 2017

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Thanks to our friends over at Fresh Baked Disney, we have another weekly look at how the construction of Star Wars land is going over at Disneyland Park. Here is a look at the project as of June 3rd, 2017:

Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017
Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017

The two structures towards the back, which we assume to be part of the Millennium Falcon ride, are now apparently attached to each other.

Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017
Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017

The AT-AT walkers are now pretty hard to see through all of the steel, but they are still there.

Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017
Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017

The multi-level show building for the “Battle with the First Order” (we’re still waiting on a real name) ride just looks like a mess of steel at the moment.

Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017
Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017

It is quite the behemoth. The two steel sections at the top will likely support themed elements on the roof of the building, parts of the facade basically.

Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017
Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017

Work continues on the new waterfront for the Rivers of America, hopefully still opening sometime this Summer.

Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017
Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017

Dirt.

Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017
Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017

Things are starting to look more like structures, which is good. Maybe soon we’ll be able to figure out what some of this other stuff around the major attractions is.

Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017
Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017

Lots of steel framework.

Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017
Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland Park, June 3rd, 2017

I’m not even going to pretend to know what is going on in this picture…

As always, Fresh Baked Disney also has a video of the construction that you should check out:

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • Is it just me, or does it seem like Star Wars Land at Disneyland is coming along way faster than in Hollywood Studios? I’m worried that Disney World may miss their opening date.

    • Well you have to look at a few different factors that would affect construction up to this point. DL Star Wars Land construction has affected other attractions, so there’s more of an initial rush to make progress and get the other attractions back in service. HS SWL isn’t affecting other attractions that will reopen, so there’s not the same rush.

      The biggest difference between the two though is that the majority of Disney’s resources in FL have been devoted to Pandora. Now that it’s open though, all those resources will be rediverted to SWL and it will come together much more quickly. Either that or Tom will just have an excuse for a Star Wars joke of the week.

    • Disney World is building two new lands at once.

      You can already see the track for the new Toy Story Land coaster.

  • So from what I’m seeing they are building a structure that absorbs shock and movement​ well. They don’t want a other Yeti on their hands. Look at the large diagnal beams that look like shock absorbers. They were made for earthquake safety making a building more flexable. It is brillant. The other room walled in by the concrete walls looked like a Fairaday room…think Tesla and using an energy field to power low power affects or free animatronics.
    This is so fun to watch then be in in a couple years.
    RJ

  • Disneyland started a couple months earlier then DHS and currently they appear to be 4 to 6 months apart. The relative pace of the two has been hard to judge but now that steel has started going up on the show building at DHS it might be easier to make some comparisons. There is some question as to whether they intend to open them at the same time. Disney has only said that they would both open in 2019, they did no explicitly say they would open on the same day.

  • What are the pros/cons for Disney to open one park before the other? I would think that there would be immense confusion amongst guests if that happened?