It’s official, after a month-long renovation, Disneyland’s iconic Adventureland sign has returned to the park. The sign was removed temporarily while the entryway to the land was widened as part of a project to increase visitor traffic flow prior to the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Disneyland officials say the newly renovated sign returned Wednesday and reuses portions of the entry marquee. The new sign is nearly identical to the 1990s Adventureland archway it replaces and stretches across the entire pathway.
Disneyland crews quickly completed the entryway expansion with the new sign and other enhancements throughout the park in an attempt to get the park in tip-top shape prior to the premiere of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on May 31. This is all a part of the company’s Project Stardust, which according to OC Register, should be completed by Friday morning. This is the expected date of when all construction walls associated with the project should be coming down in the park.
Announced earlier this year by Disneyland, Project Stardust was a means of taking a comprehensive park-wide look at operations, infrastructure and crowd management with an eye toward improving efficiency, traffic flow, and access.
OC Register reports that as part of the revamp of the new sign, Disney removed the support beams in the middle of the walkway under the sign to free up foot traffic and restore the entryway to its pre-1990s appearance.
The old support beams used to create an alcove that guests would gather under for shade, which further clogged the already congested area. Although, with the new design, the area will now allow for greater traffic flow and eliminate this shade area for guests to stop and gather.
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Source: OC Register