Disneyland will close ten attractions, some permanently, during Star Wars construction

Posted Monday, December 28, 2015 9:03 AM | Contributed by Jeff

To make way for "Star Wars," Disneyland is about to launch its largest expansion ever, which means shutting down a significant chunk of the Anaheim theme park. In January, 10 attractions and eateries will close — some temporarily, some permanently — only a few months after the resort hiked the price of annual passes as much as 31%.

Read more from The LA Times.

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Monday, December 28, 2015 9:25 AM

"In total, 14% of the park's attractions will be closed either permanently or temporarily in an area that represents nearly a quarter of Disneyland's 85 acres."

....none of which are even close to E-ticket rides. The people quoted in the article get it right - all of this is going to get the Star Wars and Disney faithful whipped into an even greater frenzy of anticipation. There may be some grouches and grumblers out there but for the most part the skyrocketing gate returns will paint a different picture.

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Monday, December 28, 2015 10:04 AM

Yeah. The only bad thing about those particular attractions closing is that the people who would be in line for them will now be in line for something else, making the park seem even more crowded. They are not attractions I would put on my "must do" list.

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Monday, December 28, 2015 1:02 PM

Because the petting zoo always had a long line...

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Monday, December 28, 2015 2:55 PM

It's a bit of a bummer to lose Fantasmic, as in this case "temporary" might still be a long time. But, I think this is 100% awesome for Disneyland, hands down.

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Monday, December 28, 2015 3:35 PM

a_hoffman50 said:

Because the petting zoo always had a long line...

It is a hi-crapacity attraction....

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Monday, December 28, 2015 11:19 PM

I might be going to Disneyland next year for my first trip there and looking at the list the only things I'll miss are Fantasmic and the railroad. I have seen Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios so I guess that isn't much of a loss. I would have been more disappointed if it was something closed when I am there like a coaster or one of the dark rides that can't be found at Disney World.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 5:13 PM

I do check out some Disney sites occasionally and have read posts from 'true believers' who are apoplectic at the very idea of desecrating Walt's vision. Of course, Walt's vision was for Disneyland and Magic Kingdom to be ever-changing and not static. (Pretty sure none of the apoplectic crowd would have been upset when Holiday Hill was replaced by Matterhorn.)

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6:23 PM

I see what you did there, LaShawn.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6:28 PM

slithernoggin said:

(Pretty sure none of the apoplectic crowd would have been upset when Holiday Hill was replaced by Matterhorn.)

Unless they were pot smokers...

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6:32 PM

Pretty sure none of the apoplectic folks were smoking pot in the 50s! :-)

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