VIDEO: Check in on Disneyland during a transitional period while the park’s Star Wars expansion construction progresses

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It’s undeniably a transitional period for Disneyland. The busy summer season looms just around the corner (and several rides have re-opened after long refurbishments) but the park’s long-term construction projects are really just getting under way, and a good number of attractions will remain unavailable until they are completed.

I thought this would make for a good time to take a video tour around the park, check out the status of certain areas, and look into how the Star Wars expansion is coming along.


While there have been no target dates announced for the completion of the new Rivers of America, the re-opening of the Disneyland Railroad, or the highly-anticipated Star Wars area, I’ll be keeping an eye out for any significant changes as 2016 goes on.

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So keep checking back at Inside the Magic for future updates!


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    Thanks for this. Very interesting. We’re toying with planning a weekend trip later this year and I was wondering about the current state of things.

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      Eveline Messina

      I too am coming to Disney World and would like to know if Star Wars and the Rivers of America will be opened May 25 of this year?

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    Linda Keener

    I will be visiting Disneyland Park on May 25 & 26. Please tell me what areas are closed in both parks during these days

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    Rene Leija

    This was very interesting. It’s weird to see the back half of the river drained and how shallow it really is (or at least looks).

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      Mike Celestino

      I should have noted in the video that the river has been filled in with dirt since it was drained. It was much deeper than this before.

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    It’s heartbreaking to see what’s being done to the Rivers of America.

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    What construction company has the contract for Star Wars Land or is everything done in house at Disney??

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