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Report: Could Tomorrowland Become Star Wars Land?

Outside Space Mountain at Disneyland during its 2005 re-launch (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
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A year after Disney acquired Star Wars, rumors are starting to bubble about the transformation of Tomorrowland into Star Wars Land.

According to uber-Disney fansite MiceChat.Com:

And the old Rocket Jets spinner and PeopleMover platform gets an extreme makeover, as a landing pad in the Star Wars spaceport that forms the loose theme for the new land. And what’s a landing pad without a spaceship, right? The craft that will have landed there won’t be any old spaceship however, but will be the famous Millennium Falcon that will act as an elaborate walk-through attraction and meet ‘n greet location for your favorite Wookie co-pilot. In the shadow of the landing pad is the old Tomorrowland Terrace dining facility, made over into the rowdy Cantina on Tattooine where we’d told you previously that those tests in the Golden Horseshoe last month were for an interactive dining/entertainment concept using the Star Wars universe.

I don't know how they got access to the notes or the meetings, but if this big if this is true.

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MiceChat also reports that construction is planned to get started in 2015 during the park's 60th anniversary.

There are logistical hurdles that need to be overcome, notably that all of the rebranding and new attractions will need to be done while Tomorrowland is still open. Presumably.

While Star Wars and Disney aficionados will drool at the prospect of the two worlds merging, it is not without some casualties. Autopia, one of the original attractions at Disneyland when it opened in 1955, will meet its demise with the changes. I blame Jar Jar Binks.