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Lots of changes are happening at Disneyland Resort, and rumors suggest we're getting close to a few key announcements! A brand new Monstropolis land at Disney California Adventure seems all but assured, and now sources say big changes are coming to Tomorrowland and a popular guest program...

In 1998, Disneyland's Tomorrowland was redesigned from a sleek white vision of the future into a bronze-and-seafoam-green landscape, straight out of Paris' Discoveryland. The transformation was almost unanimously hated by Disneyland fans, and one building at a time, the land has been morphing back towards silver and gray ever since. Fans, though, continue to beg for another floor-to-ceiling, detailed renovation to restore Tomorrowland completely.

It seems their time has nearly arrived, as rumors suggest that Disneyland management has given New Tomorrowland a green light. This New Tomorrowland, though, might give up the future in favor of "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away." Re-centered around the Star Wars Universe, Tomorrowland would play host to a Tattooine cantina, a Star Wars themed attraction in the Captain EO theater, and perhaps even a new attraction on the overhead PeopleMover tracks, all in addition to the land's recently-updated Star Tours and Jedi Training Academy show. 

Young guests can already become Jedi Knights at the Jedi Training Academy after a ride on Star Tours, both in Tomorrowland. Image © Disney.

Meanwhile, for years the GAC (Guest Assistance Card) has provided anyone who even vaguely mentions a disability, discomfort, or strain with immediate front-of-the-line access to any ride or attraction by flashing a GAC pass. This GAC program was highly scrutinized earlier this summer when news broke of just how abused the system was, with disabled guests equipped with the 3-month pass being "hired" by wealthy families to escort them to the front of the line.

MiceAge reports that, beginning in October, the GAC program will be replaced with a Disability Assistance System (DAS) that will provide disabled guests and their families with a FastPass style card. Guests using a DAS will take it to one of four DAS kiosks in each park, where a Cast Member will assign a return time based on the desired attraction's current wait, and similar to a FastPass, DAS cards will only be able to have one ride reservation at a time.

What do you think? Is it time for a New Tomorrowland? Is Star Wars the way you'd evolve the land?

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