What we all pretty much knew has been confirmed. Yesterday at D23, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced that both Disneyland and Walt Disney World will get their own Star Wars-themed lands. This is really exciting news!
So far, it's anyone's guess as to where this new land will be located. I'm hoping that the only thing that gets demolished and replaced is storage space, like the area behind Frontierland/Toontown. Unlike Disney World, Disneyland is very spacially limited.
In other Star Wars Disneyland news, more rumors were confirmed when Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek announced that the Star Wars Launch Bay, a Star Wars-themed attraction and activity zone, would be coming to the Disney Parks as well. This had already been heavily speculated, due to the recent closure of Innoventions, and the Star Wars Launch Bay coming to the new Shanghai Disney Resort.
It looks like some awesome changes are coming to the Disneyland Resort. I mean, nothing like Disney World's upcoming Avatar and Toy Story Lands, but Star Wars is good enough for me. Disney is bringing this franchise to life in ways that Lucas never could have done on his own.
I just got my Annual Pass renewed so expect more updates--I will definitely be keeping up with the Star Wars news. Is it too optimistic to hope for 2016? Yes, probably.