Rumor has it that there is a movement on to show Disney company honchos that TDA and Imagineering staff are busy with a project in order to use as a reason for not letting them go. What I am referring to is the designing of the coming new Star Tours ride ..with a lavishly budgeted bevy of in-cabin special effects.
If all goes well (if the rumor proves true), we could be looking at a 2010 opening as opposed to the previously reported 2011. This earlier targeted opening still may depend on Anaheim/Glendale's ability to inspire and induce suits at the Oriental Land Company to make the project a mutual financial venture. Let's keep our fingers and toes crossed!