BREAKING: Opening Date for Star Wars Land Announced

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Disney today announced that the Star Wars themed lands at both Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will officially open in 2019.

This marks the first date that Disney has given for the completion of the project on either coast.

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Daniel Levy
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Daniel Levy

That is some fine, detailed reporting… :-)

Rob Gordon
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Rob Gordon

Am I missing something? Thats not a date. Thats a YEAR.

Christine Jensene
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Christine Jensene

How very informative

Joe P.
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Joe P.

Well at Disneyland they started construction in January 2016, that is when they shut down the DLRR and the river. So 3 years is about right for a whole new land. I think it was that long for Carsland at DCA.

rebeccamck
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rebeccamck

Thought the year had already been stated somewhere. And late 2017 or early 2018 for Toy Story Land.

Worner
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Worner

As much as I appreciate the details Disney puts into their theme parks, as a share holder, I have to ask why the heck this is taking so long. The general public is seeing universal add a ride a year and they don’t all see and or appreciate the differences. Are we now in the declining years of Iger a la late Eisner? ESPN is slowly losing business and even with the record box office numbers the studios are putting up, share prices are down from their high. Investment in the parks and resorts should be a big deal considering… Read more »

Fletch
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Fletch

Shut up with your stupid rant. They are not building a frickin house and be done in 6 months. My gosh, have a brain.

Gene Doss
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Gene Doss

Epcot broke ground in October 1979 and opened in October 1982. That’s 3 years from groundbreaking to opening for a complete park. Disney can move fast if it wants to.

Scott Dolan
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Scott Dolan

Building codes, and OSHA regulations, have changed dramatically over the last three decades. You also have to keep in mind there were no limitations in access when they were building EPCOT Center.

TimG
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TimG

2019 is about 2.5 years away at the earliest. That’s awfully ambitious. DHS is even further behind.

Kyherri
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Kyherri

Actually that’s 23 months, or less than 2 years at the earliest

TimG
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TimG

I’m predicting it’ll open mid-2019 so add a few extra months.

WDW Guy
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WDW Guy

No way is it complete by 2019, they are consistently 1 year behind schedule. I would plan on 2020, the real deadline is probably 2021 so nothing is under construction for the 50 year anniversary of WDW

Mike Pinault
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Mike Pinault

I guessing that both lands will open around Christmas 2019.