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6 Unannounced Walt Disney World Projects We Can’t Believe Haven’t Been Confirmed Yet

Walt Disney World has tons of new projects in the works, including the recently-detailed Frozen Ever After ride at Epcot as well as the corresponding Royal Sommerhus Elsa & Anna meet and greet, both set to open in 2016. However, even though these recent announcements have been a breath of fresh air for Walt Disney World fans, there are quite a number of unannounced projects that we still have yet to hear anything official about.

Unsurprisingly, may of these projects are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is on the cusp of a total reboot (expected to be revealed later this summer), but there are a few developments at other parks as well that we can't believe we're still waiting for official confirmation on... 

1. Project: Star Wars Land 

Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Status: Planning/pre-construction

Ever since last year’s rash of closures, its been assumed that something big from a galaxy far far away was coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Fast forward to 2015, and we’ve got more closures and despite a quasi-confirmation of Star Wars Land from CEO Bob Iger, we still haven't heard anything concrete yet about where this land will actually be, what attractions it might include or even a rough time frame for opening.

Though the rumor mill has provided valuable information in the past for other Walt Disney World developments, things have been extremely quiet in regards to Star Wars Land, with absolutely no information from credible sources surfacing. However, it won’t stay this way for long, as it has been confirmed that an announcement will be made regarding Star Wars Land before the end of the year. And while most people believe that the upcoming D23 convention would provide the perfect venue to unveil this new project, nothing is set in stone and Disney could keep Star Wars fans waiting even longer... 

2. Toy Story Playland

Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Status: Unknown

When the Hollywood Backlot Tour closed last year, Walt Disney World fans were eager to hear what might be next for the giant footprint left by this attraction. Unfortunately, in the months since this attraction’s closure, we’ve heard absolutely nothing official about what this massive space will be used for. 

However, even though Disney has made no official announcement about the future of this area, several well-placed sources have said that a version of the Toy Story Playland (found at Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland) is on the way for this area and will debut by 2017. While this collection of flat rides might not seem that exciting, this development would make sense considering this area's proximity to Disney's Hollywood Studios' woefully underdeveloped Pixar Place area, and a quick installation of mostly pre-fabricated rides could help keep guests coming into Disney's Hollywood Studios while the aforementioned Star Wars Land is under construction. 

3. Project: New Sunset Boulevard theater

Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Status: Under Construction

Earlier this week, the Superstar Television Theater, which used to house the American Idol Experience, completed its transformation into the Hyperion theater, which will now house For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along for the foreseeable future. 

However, now that the Premiere Theater (the former home of the Frozen show) has been vacated (and is presumably on its way to extinction), Disney’s Hollywood Studios is down a venue, which is a big deal for seasonal events like Star Wars Weekends. Fortunately, permits filed last month indicate that a “flex” theater is being built on the far side of Sunset Boulevard, next to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, which will likely fill the gap left by this theater. Preliminary work on this venue has already begun, but considering it still hasn’t been announced yet, we have no clue when it might be open.

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We need a new CEO Bob Iger is bringing Disney down to extinction

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