Star Wars-ish:

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Star Wars-ish:

Published on January 03, 2014 at 3:00 am with 1 Comment

Just before Burbank executives left town for their Christmas vacations, TDA was given the greenlight on a few modest budget items breaking the full-stop on most WDI projects back in November. The aesthetic re-skin of most Tomorrowland facades for 2014 into a new “Spaceport” theme has now been approved and funded. No new rides are involved, and the Astro Orbiter gets torn out to await its rebirth as part of Star Wars Land, but the remnants of New Tomorrowland 1998 in the front half of the land all get removed. The big Soarin’ HD rehab is still a go this winter, but the plans for the 60th didn’t fare as well as they will go with a cheaper celebration for ’15 that’s heavy on nostalgia and light on substance. | Christmastime runs through Monday at the Disney parks. There’s still time for you to enjoy all the holiday treats. But expect crowd levels to remain high as folks flock to the parks to enjoy the final days of the holiday season at the Disney parks.

About Dusty Sage

Dusty is the founder and CEO of When he's not visiting theme parks and writing, editing or speaking about Disney and theme parks worldwide, Dusty stays busy as the Executive Director of both the Walt Disney Birthplace AND the Dick Van Dyke Foundation. He also runs O-Zell Soda (the company originally operated by Walt Disney's father and at which Walt once worked). If you've got news or photos to share with the MiceChat community, or would like to book Dusty for an upcoming event, please contact [email protected]

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  • raveliglehart

    I’m a little unclear, I’m not sure if the answer is known yet, but is the “spaceport” theme supposed to resemble architecture native to the Star Wars universe? Or is it aesthetic more of a Disney/Tomorrowland-type design revamp, that will eventually contain mostly (or completely) Star Wars rides? I read that Imagineering was waiting for some of the new films to arrive so they would have fresh material to draw from, so I’m not sure what this cut-back installation is visually sampling, other than the older films.