‘Star Wars’ Land Progress

Via Ocregister.com:

Concrete walls are shaping up at Disneyland for the “Star Wars” land project at Disneyland, as construction crews look to be preparing much of the land for building foundations.

The first walls appear to be around the new channel for the Rivers of America in Frontierland and for the new route for the Disneyland Railroad.

As the summer winds down, many of the annual passholders are no longer blacked out, and have returned to the Disneyland for a final chance to see the entertainment related to the 15-month celebration of the park’s 60th anniversary. The Paint the Night parade, special fireworks and more will all be disappearing after Labor Day, though park officials said the parade might make some encore appearances during holiday seasons.

The Sailing Ship Columbia is shorter than normal right now, as the top half of its three masts have been removed for maintenance.

The Haunted Mansion closed Monday so that Disney Imagineers can install the Halloween and Christmas seasonal overlay based on the movie “A Nightmare Before Christmas.”

The first signs of Halloween appeared at Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney, with Halloween-themed candy now on the shelves for those haunted by a sweet tooth.

Over in Critter Country, the construction walls around the first level of the Hungry Bear Restaurant have expanded outward, forcing crews to build an alternate path to the restrooms there.

Excavation has started on a rectangular plot in the “Star Wars” land construction zone. No word on what attraction this potential building might hold, but Rebel spies have been dispatched to determine their plans.

May the force be with you.

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