VIDEO: Disney Parks releases 360-degree look at Star Wars-themed Land groundbreaking

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Disney Parks has released a brand new 360-degree video of the construction site at Disneyland in preparation for the Star Wars-themed land that will blow minds once it’s finished.

The video was made to commemorate the official groundbreaking of the 14-acre land at both Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.

Look, I don’t know about you — and I don’t want to tell Disney how to run their parks either — but it seems a little reckless to be using First Order Stormtroopers to patrol the area and using AT-AT Walkers and TIE Fighters to deliver construction materials. But that’s just me. We also see BB-8 and R2-D2 on the scene as well so hopefully they’ll keep an eye on everything and will report back to the Resistance should anything dangerous pop up.

According to Disney’s press release, “work has now begun to build the largest-ever single-themed land expansions, where guests will be transported to a never-before-seen planet inhabited by humanoids, droids and many others and they can experience their own Star Wars adventures.”

You’re already here at Inside the Magic, so make sure to stay here for future updates to the new Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!


  1. Monty

    So I have a theory about what this image is telling us.

    Before getting into it, please realize that a little bit of what I write is conjecture. However, we know for sure where this image was taken. This image is taken within the former berm, directly west of the Fantasyland Theater (Mickey and the Magical Map), pretty much in what was near the center of the former Big Thunder Ranch.

    Looking at this image, there are a few clues to the ultimate layout of the park (Disneyland). First off, find the grounded tie fighter. It is sitting on what will be the new path of the DLRR. The raised earth it sits on, as well as the raised earth to the right of the gap, will be the berm. This gap will probably be tunnel into the heart of the new land. Beyond this gap, one can see photoshopped structures and real construction equipment working well below the natural level of the park (either for foundations or for theming/story-telling reasons).

    So this panorama was probably taken from what will be a transitionary area between Star Wars Land, and Frontierland, and/or Fantasyland. The biggest news it provides is part of the new path of the railroad. With this information, one can deduce the probable new path of the railroad around the Rivers of America. The curve of the new berm to the left of the gap seems to indicate that the north end of the river’s course will not be changed that much, but this observation is a little bit of a stretch because the actual points where the railroad goes significantly off it’s current course cannot be seen in this image.

    Furthermore, I bet there are some other clues in this image. My gut has a feeling that the transports being directed in by the stormtrooper standing in the gap of the new berm are carrying something that may be telling. But I’m not sure.

    Anyways, thanks for reading.

  2. Be sure to look straight up.

  3. Critter

    Long time ago and far far away, but close to be a reality. Nice


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