There's more Cliff's Notes of new things that Jim Hill and that Anonymouse have said at Jim's site. Jim said on there that he's blocked Anonymouse from posting for a week so this looks like this will be the last of their conversation for a while. But the new stuff since the last Cliff's Notes is:
* Jim's calling the Star Wars area "Endor" when we might be getting something more like Chewbacca's home planet Kashyyk (spelling?). Endor had the Ewoks and Kashyyk looks like Endor (lots of trees) but it has Chewbaccas there (the Wookies).
* Jim says they are building a speeder bike ride where the Indiana Jones ride is currently. Now, this is where the Endor/Kashyyk confusion is. Because those speeder bikers were on Endor in the Return of the Jedi...but that Kashyyk planet was in the prequel movies and Jim thinks it is heavily featured in the new Star Wars movies. So they might just make that area by Star Tours and where this new speeder bike is going to go a Kashyyk area. Jim Hill is calling it "moon of Endor" though. Feels like this area could go either way.
* That Anonymouse guy made a list of all the different Star Wars planets that Imagineers can source from and Jim made a good point: he said that the Imagineers would not be designing anything for the super fans, but instead for regular park goers. Meaning that they will not get into all kinds of super details or use anything obscure. You know how little most park guests really know about the movies things are based on. So only the most memorable things will be used.
* It kind of sounds like Jim is saying that the Echo Lake area will be affected but I'm not sure on that. From the back and forth that was going on between him and Anonymouse, I got the impression that all of that land that you can see on Google that is just below the boundaries of the park and over the road that's there is too swampy and marshy to do anything with. Jim made a comment that he was on that road and it is nothing but cement on top of marshland and it is very unstable. If that's true then nothing can get built there. That really limits the options on what DHS can do.
I think the whole back and forth was fascinating. I like a lot of the ideas that Anonymouse has but it doesn't feel like he is being practical. It sounds like a Wish List from a fan. Jim got frustrated with this and then blocked him from posting for a week "to cool off".
I just think it's exciting that anything new is coming at all to DHS.